With the holidays upon us, many people are dreaming of warmer weather to accompany their festivities. There’s the flight delays, the hazards of driving on slippery roads, the misery of stuffy noses, tissue piles and then some. But what if we could trade all that icy scrambling in for a vacation with 80 degree winter forecasts and parades of twinkling holiday characters? Look no further, because the Sunshine State is calling your name!
A group trip to Florida is better than a fantasy, it’s Disney! Start a new tradition with your loved ones this year and kick off the season with live, musical entertainment in the company of Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus! Your family and friends can celebrate with the pros in Magic Kingdom Park! This year, the famed characters from Frozen will be in on the party on snowy Main Street, U.S.A.! Catch Olaf and the gang as well as gingerbread men, Jiminy Cricket, Buzz Lightyear and Donald Duck! Cinderella’s Castle will be seen from outer space with twinkling lights and an explosive fireworks display!
2014 delivers the story of Christmas by candlelight processional and a medley of celebrity voice-overs like Whoopi Goldberg! The choir and 50-piece orchestra assist in the delivery of this incredible performance, and sign language interpreters are even present for the enjoyment of everyone in the crowd! Epcot’s Holidays Around the World program introduces visitors to how Christmas is celebrated across the globe and whom they recognize as the ambassador of the holiday!
Universal’s Islands of Adventure transports you to Grinchmas in Who-ville! The beloved recount of Dr. Seuss’s enchanting characters comes to life in Orlando! You will have the opportunity to shake the Grinch’s fuzzy green hand, mingle with colorful Whos, and make whimsical memories in the world of Seuss Landing! With admission to the parks, your travel group can also gander at the evening events next door where the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade floats glide through the glittering streets!
We’re still not finished! Even SeaWorld Orlando has caught the yuletide bug! Hop aboard the Polar Express for an unforgettable transportation to the North Pole! Santa is dwarfed by beluga whales, polar bears and walruses, including a too adorable for words Christmas performance by sea lions, Clyde and Seamore! If you’re still craving more winter wonderland immersion then lend your attention to an ice skating performance or an Elmo and friends Sesame Street Christmas extravaganza!