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Give the Gift of Experience Kissimmee

Kissimmee, Fla. (September 2019) – Things end but memories last forever. This year, give the gift of memorable experiences and explore our magical holiday destination. It’s the season to discover spectacular events, once-in-a-lifetime shows, decked-out vacation homes, and merry moments — all waiting for you in sunny Kissimmee. 

Holiday Happenings

This season, Walt Disney World® Resort will be lit up with holiday cheer from Nov. 8 – Jan. 5, featuring:

  • Holiday décor and entertainment in every land of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park for the first time in its two-decade history. Festivities include rooftop luminaries and bird lanterns all around Discovery Island®, a series of wintry tales at the Tree of Life®, and an out-of-this-world Christmastime celebration at Pandora – The World of Avatar.
  • Fun, food, and all your favorite characters — plus a brand-new fireworks show — at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. On select nights, Nov. 8 – Dec. 22, the skies above Magic Kingdom® Park will sparkle to life like never before with Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks — an all-new display of fireworks synched to medleys of beloved holiday songs.
  • Along with the new show, each of this year’s 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party includes performances like Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show, and A Frozen Holiday Wish, where Queen Elsa magically transforms Cinderella Castle with glistening ice. 
  • Holidays from around the globe at the 11 World Showcase pavilions during Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays, Nov. 29 – Dec. 30. Plus, enjoy a new nighttime fireworks and special-effects spectacular, Epcot Forever, and the celebrity-narrated Candlelight Processional, an annual favorite.

The snow-stopping Sunset Seasons Greetings show, the First Time Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along, and festive fireworks and music with Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Christmas magic and mayhem meet at Universal Orlando Resort, Nov. 16 – Jan. 5. Celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley are transformed into a wintry wonderland. Let your heart grow two sizes at The Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular and keep your eye(s) peeled for park favorites — the Minions — in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.

The fun continues at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort with Holidays Presented by Hallmark Channel from Nov. 29 – Dec. 31. Featuring a combination of seasonal shows, treats, and twinkling lights, guests can dance, sing along, and deck the halls with two interactive shows, including the Holly Jolly Jubilee and Rockin’ Around. Guests can also see the skies light up with nightly fireworks shows at the Kids’ New Year’s Party, Dec. 26 – 31. 

Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center is the ultimate Central Florida holiday extravaganza, running Nov. 25 – Jan. 5. With more than 2,000,000 pounds of ice and hand-carved sculptures, experience the Christmas spirit through the imagination of a young child, as you embark on an adventure to the North Pole with ICE!® featuring THE POLAR EXPRESS™. 

Join in the holiday spirit at Now Snowing in Celebration. This month-long holiday spectacular, Nov. 30 – Dec. 31, includes a nightly snowfall, strolling carolers, an ice rink, live music, and more. 

Light the night in downtown Kissimmee on Dec. 14 at the Festival of Lights Parade. Featuring thousands of twinkling lights, music, and dancing, you’ll find plenty of holiday cheer and maybe even meet the man himself, Santa Claus. 

Celebrate 25 years of Holiday Home Tour magic and see Pinewood Estate completely transformed into a vintage holiday vision during Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens, Nov. 29 - Jan. 5. Enjoy festive carillon concerts, seasonal holiday foliage, and a full schedule of special events and programming. 

Vacation Home for the Holidays

This year, gather everyone together for the holidays from the extraordinary comforts of our vacation home rentals. With over 22,000 vacation homes, holiday décor options, and close proximity to countless attractions and theme parks, the right home for the holidays is waiting for you in Kissimmee.

Holiday Shopping

You’ll find plenty of gift options for those on your nice list — and a few on the naughty list — when shopping in Kissimmee. With everything from designer shops to outlet malls, there’s a perfect present for every budget and style. 


The Experience Kissimmee Story:

Almost 50 years of vacation-making experience. More than 8,000,000 overnight visitors. And closer than the wave-of-a-wand away from world-famous theme parks and attractions, the headwaters of the Everglades, extraordinary natural wonders, and plates for every palate. We’re Experience Kissimmee, the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida. (That means we oversee sales and marketing for the destination.) We’re also the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, with more than 45,000 accommodation options, including luxury resorts, family-friendly hotels, and over 22,000 vacation homes.

Tap into the magic. Get inspired at EXPERIENCEKISSIMMEE.COM. 


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