5 Tips to Celebrate a Luxurious Christmas in Orlando

Posted on December 7, 2018 | by Taylor Wasson

Orlando, Florida is a beautiful destination to visit at any time of year and you will love visiting even more during the holiday season. You will find no shortage of things to do during Christmas, so we’ve discovered five of the best experiences for a luxurious Christmas in Orlando. Keep reading to find out more about these festive celebrations!

Tour the Disney Holiday Decor

Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort are truly magical. Many amazing experiences await at both the theme parks as well as the resorts. There are many luxury things to do at Disney World and we’ve discovered the best experiences for the holiday season. Strolling around The Grand Floridian Resort, you will find a festive Christmas event. With giant gingerbread displays, delicious holiday food and beverage offerings and beautiful piano music in the background, Disney’s Grand Floridian above all provides a truly luxurious atmosphere to spend Christmas in Orlando.

Visit ICE! at Gaylord Palms

While Florida is typically not known for snow, ice and freezing temperatures, you can get a chilly fun experience at ICE! at the Gaylord Palms. Each year, the beautiful resort hosts an indoor winter wonderland experience with a fun theme, snow tubing and exclusive Cirque du Soleil performance. All of the ice sculptures are hand carved by artisans and more than 6 million lights adorn the festive event. This experience is certainly unlike any other and is an essential for spending Christmas in Orlando. Find tickets on their website or by calling 407-586-4423.

Dine at the Finest Restaurants for Christmas in Orlando

Orlando is known for having incredible culinary dining experiences. For a truly unique dining experience, be sure to make a reservation at Columbia Restaurant, the oldest restaurant in Florida. Columbia Restaurant has been family owned and operated continuously since 1905 and features authentic Spanish cuisine and decor.  Within Reunion Resort, there are fine dining restaurants including Eleven and Forte with seasonal Christmas menus. There will also be a Grande Christmas Feast at the Reunion Grande. Enjoy the finest dining in the area to celebrate a luxurious Christmas in Orlando.

View the Festival of Christmas Trees

For the art appreciators in Orlando, the Festival of Christmas Trees is certainly a must-do event. The Festival of Trees is now in its thirty-second year, and transforms the Orlando Museum of Art into a glittering wonderland filled with sparkling trees, vignettes and stunning décor for visitors of all ages. Each year features a different theme and the event begins with a luxurious gala to start the festivities. Learn more about the Festival of Christmas Trees!

Attend a Performance of The Nutcracker

Orlando Ballet performing The Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center

A holiday season essential is watching the classic ballet, The Nutcracker. A timeless tradition, The Nutcracker is being performed by the Orlando Ballet at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. The Orlando Ballet will be performing this classic for two weekends in December. There is a VIP ticket option that provides a fully immersive experience for guests with signed ballet shoes, photo opportunities with the Sugar Plum Fairy and VIP Backstage Passes. Learn more about this exclusive experience for a luxurious Christmas in Orlando!

The holidays in Orlando are unlike anywhere else, with many amazing events and experiences that provide for a truly luxurious vacation. 

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