9 things to do around Central Florida to get in the holiday spirit

ORLANDO, Fla. — Need a little help getting in the festive mood?

There are numerous ways to put some holiday pep in your step across Central Florida.

Here are nine things to do in Central Florida to help get you in the holiday spirit:


Santa Workshop Experience at ICON Park

Visit Old St. Nick at ICON Park. Take a ride on the The Wheel while you’re there and enjoy ICON Park in all of its winter wonderland glory now through Dec. 24. Click here for more information.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration continues now through Jan. 2. Theme park officials said more than 3 million sparkling lights will transform the park into a winter wonderland. Read more here.

READ: SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration starts next week

Universal’s Holiday Tour

Universal’s Holiday Tour is back at Universal Orlando Resort. Theme park officials said the guided tour of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, which features holiday treats, shopping and live performances, will run through Jan. 2.

READ: Universal’s Holiday Tour: What to expect from this year’s celebration

Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours

Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park, a separately ticketed event on select nights from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., is happening now. Click here for more info.

Legoland holiday festivities

On weekends from Nov. 26 through Dec. 31, Legoland will feature a giant Christmas tree, seasonal shows, holiday characters, treats, activities and more. Click here for more information.

READ: Your guide to holiday events in Central Florida

Winter on the Avenue

The holiday season is getting underway in Winter Park. The community will gather on Friday, Dec. 3, for the city’s annual Winter on the Avenue event. Even more festive events will follow. Read more here.

READ: Winter on the Avenue: How to celebrate the season in Winter Park

Enjoy a local seasonal coffee

Grab a seasonal beverage from a local coffee shop. Click here for a list of nine local coffee shops to fall in love with.

READ: National Coffee Day: 9 local coffee shops to fall in love with

Dazzling Lights at Leu Gardens

The interactive holiday display known as “Dazzling Nights” is now open at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando. The event is designed to ensure adequate social distancing, with timed-entry tickets that must be purchased in advance.

READ: Interactive holiday display ‘Dazzling Nights’ returns to Leu Gardens

Donate to Toys for Tots

Click here for a list of donation location information by county.

READ: Toys for Tots 2021 Information

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.