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Where to Watch the Most Amazing Holiday Lights in Central Florida

It’s time to deck the halls in Kissimmee, and we’ve found the merriest and brightest places for you and your family to experience the holiday lights. There are so many chances to watch the glow of these magnificent bulbs and you’ll find the area’s best below.

Fantastic Flurries on Main Street

Celebration Town Center is a full-fledged winter wonderland that can’t be missed. You can visit the downtown area for Now Snowing – a vintage throwback to the traditional holiday celebration and incredible light display until Dec. 31, 2019. Also, the homes on Jeater Bend are ready to show off their jingle jangle. You can choose to walk the streets of this festive neighborhood or – better yet – ride in Celebration Bike Rental’s vintage car with the whole family! Now, these homes aren’t just decked out in incredible wintery lights. The flashy lights also synchronize to music and feature water and even fire projections! And don’t forget to snag a picture with Santa before leaving the bend.


The town of Kissimmee has lights big and bright. Visit Sunburst Way for the Christmas Wonders spectacular that will dazzle you and your family until Jan. 1, 2020. This 50,000 light display dances along to synchronized music and runs daily from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

If you’re looking for a parade of lights, Downtown Kissimmee is hosting another year of the popular Festival of Lights Parade. On Dec. 14, 2019, you can watch as beloved characters dressed in their holiday best trail through Downtown Kissimmee. The street shops are all lit up in seasonal colors and even the cars are decorated to jingle all the way down the street.


(photo: @kenpozek)

Holiday Glee at the Theme Parks

Harry Potter™ firework shows. Whoville scattered with colorful lights. Buildings dressed in festive decorations. It sounds like a perfect Universal Orlando Resort holiday to us! Grab your Minions and a hot Butterbeer™ for a stroll around this jolly theme park to see all the lands decorated in magnificent colors.

(photo: Universal Orlando Resort)

From enormous lit trees and sparkling garland to gigantic ornaments and bright parades, Walt Disney World Resort is decorated to the brim in festive colors. At Magic Kingdom Park, watch as Queen Elsa lights up Cinderella Castle, or at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, catch the Rivers of Light: We Are One holiday nighttime experience. Each park is decorated with lights from the floor to the sky and you won’t want to miss any of it. Put on your favorite festive outfit and experience all four Disney parks for holiday music, entertaining characters, and firework shows full of delight.


(photo: spititryan)

Dive into the SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Christmas Celebration. This exciting event sparkles with over three million lights and is truly something to see. Watch as SeaWorld Orlando transforms into a stunning utopia of holiday treats, cheery characters, and magical moments with your family. Wave to all your favorite characters during the Sesame Street Christmas Parade, rub noses with Rudolph, or visit the man with the bag – Santa Claus himself. Plus, catch incredible outdoor ice skating with a cup of signature cocoa in hand. Wherever you look, glorious sparkle and holiday delight surround the park.


(photo: SeaWorld Orlando)

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is proud to present another year of its holiday-themed wonderland! Along with beautiful lights decked around the park, the 30-foot LEGO Christmas tree is ready and very, VERY bright. You can sing and dance along to iconic holiday music and rock around the Christmas tree during the LEGO Christmas Tree Spectacular. This interactive show features music, lights, and even snow – Florida snow that is. 


(photo: LEGOLAND Florida Resort)

Jingle Bell Bright Around Town

Surround yourself with more than two million lights and festive decorations for Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. This truly spectacular event will get you into the holiday spirit and leave you with lasting family memories for a lifetime. From a 60-foot towering Christmas tree to sheets of sparkling bulbs, this wonderland is full of holiday cheer. 


(photo: @mommaven)

Holidays at ICON Park are here, and it’s the perfect time to gather your family around for a unique holiday experience. Watch as more than 64,000 LED lights ignite the sky with a kaleidoscopic 10-minute show that synchronizes with a holiday soundtrack. Your favorite Christmas music and festive decorations surround the area – creating the ideal backdrop to any vacation night. Every evening through Dec. 24, 2019, you and your family can experience The Wheel all lit up in seasonal colors for a nighttime light show.


(photo: ICON Park)

Need inspiration for your own winter wonderland experience in Central Florida? Check out the holiday happenings around Kissimmee and use our trip planning tool to experience the jolly up close. And subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know what’s coming up next in Kissimmee.

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