From blooming flower festivals and brilliant fireworks shows to soul-stirring concerts and magicalsnowfalls, each season brings a wealth of enchanting events to Kissimmee and the surrounding area. When the sun sets, the good times continue with after-dark shows, roller coaster rides and more.
Electric Ocean will debut next summer at SeaWorld Orlando as a brand new, end-of-day spectacle event. As the sun goes down, the lights and energy go up, offering guests a different kind of fun after dark. The ocean comes to life with bioluminescent lighting, music and pathway entertainment, immersing guests in a glowing sea of wonder.
Continuing the park’s focus on entertainment, events and shows, an entirely new experience is coming to the Nautilus Theatre. The dedicated summer show will debut Memorial Day weekend.
Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival
Taste your way around the world at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, where culinary demonstrations teach you how to replicate the experience at home. With over 30 global marketplaces and signature dining experiences with world-renowned chefs, this event is a food lover’s paradise. The Eat to the Beat concert series rounds out the entertainment experience with performances by top bands that let you rock the nights away.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom®
For a spook-tacular party for children of all ages, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party transforms Magic Kingdom® Park into a happy haunted hallows. Dress up in your favorite costume and collect mouth-watering candy, then watch Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, which includes a collection of frightful floats featuring Disney characters in Halloween costumes.
Halloween Horror Nights® at Universal Orlando Resort™*
Spine-chilling moments lurk around every corner with terrifying haunted houses, outrageous live shows and scary creatures at the award-winning Halloween Horror Nights® at Universal Orlando Resort™. Every year, hundreds of thousands of horror fans from around the globe flock to the after-dark event, which features numerous scare zones. Screaming optional.
*Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Prices, dates, times, attractions and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2017 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. WARNING! EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR MASKS ALLOWED.
Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld® Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular immerses families in an underwater “fantasea” filled with trick-or-treating, whimsical characters, sea-themed activities and up-close animal encounters that could only come from SeaWorld.
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Florida
On select dates, kids can go trick-or-treating along the Brick or Treat Trail, search for LEGO® spiders in Miniland USA, meet several LEGO Halloween characters, help the Master Model Builders construct larger-than-life LEGO models and enjoy an exclusive “3D” fireworks show.
Holidays at Disney Springs
Attend a nightly tree lighting ceremony and enjoy toy soldier and snowflake suit walkers, carolers and acapella groups. Take photos with Santa at Santa’s Chalet and wander through a wonderland of Disney-themed trees.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom®
A spectacular music and fireworks show and jolly parade fill the air with the yuletide spirit at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park. Hum along with holiday music and watch in awe as the Cinderella Castle is transformed into a sparkling display of winter magic at this after-hours party.
Epcot® Candlelight Processional
The stirring story of Christmas comes to life with a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir at Epcot® Candlelight Processional. Songs of hope and joy abound at this annual inspirational event, where past performers have included Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris.
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Hollywood Studios
Watch buildings and rooftops come alive nightly with scenes from Bambi, Cinderella and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, along with holiday tunes, special effects, fireworks and a dash of snow.
Grinchmas™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™
Shake hands with Dr. Seuss’ iconic green grouch and take in the live show, “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” featuring the Whos from Who-ville at Grinchmas™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™.
SeaWorld® Orlando’s Christmas Celebration™
Brighten up this year’s holiday season during SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration, where guests experience the joys of Christmas complete with all-new festivities including Rudolph’s ChristmasTown and returning favorites sure to inspire traditions for years to come.
During SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration guests of all ages can delight over scrumptious food, stunning live shows, joyful entertainment inspired by the natural world and much more.
Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND® Florida
On select dates, take a family photo with a life-size LEGO® Santa Claus, go on a holiday-themed scavenger hunt in Miniland USA, meet LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier, enjoy the 30-foot-tall Christmas tree made entirely of LEGO and DUPLO® bricks, and end the night with a dazzling fireworks show.
Fire & Ice
In October, yodel, dance and watch leaves fall at Oktoberfest at Celebration Town Center. The event celebrates old-world German traditions with sing-alongs and hayrides.
Discover firsthand what a “Florida Cracker” really is at the Annual Pioneer Day at Osceola County Historical Society & Pioneer Village, held the second Saturday in November. Watch pioneers work their trades and hear real cattlemen share tales of ranching in Florida.
Get into the holiday spirit with snow tubing and acres of larger-than-life decorations at Christmas at Gaylord Palms. The resort’s ICE! at Gaylord Palms attraction includes spectacular hand-carved ice sculptures made with many tons of ice by experts in the art, thrilling slides and an ice-carving station. The attraction is in place from November through January 1st.
Florida becomes a winter wonderland with ice rinks, strolling Charles Dickens carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and nightly snowfalls at the annual Now Snowing in downtown Celebration. The event takes place from late November through December.
The new year brings in thousands of classic cars at Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, the world’s largest collector car auction. See and bid on cars at this 10-day event held every January.
Holiday Joy by the Numbers 200,000 lights illuminate Cinderella’s Castle during the holidays
2 million+ pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures appear at ICE! at Gaylord Palms
270,000 LEGO and DUPLO® bricks shape the 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree at LEGOLAND® Florida
1,500+ ornaments decorate the holiday tree at Universal Studios Florida™
30 days of snow are part of Now Snowing in downtown Celebration
100+ TREES glisten and light up the water in the Sea of Trees at SeaWorld® Orlando’s Christmas Celebration™
FUN & GAMES
Celebrate the City of Kissimmee’s birthday at Kowtown Festival at Historic Downtown Kissimmee Lakefront Park in March. Participate in a hot dog-eating contest and watch the Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo.
In mid-June, roll up your pants and stomp grapes at the Annual Harvest Festival at Lakeridge Winery. At this weekend-long event, peruse local artwork and tour the winery.
The 4th of July brings family fun and entertainment to the St. Cloud Lakefront, Kissimmee Lakefront and Celebration. Enjoy spending time together in these scenic spots before watching some of the best fireworks displays in Central Florida.
Over a three-day weekend in March, enjoy some of today’s hottest country music stars at the Runaway Country Music Festival. Topliners this year: Jason Aldean and Tyler Farr. Watch the rousing performances in both indoor and outdoor settings.