Busch Gardens holds their Christmas Town Celebration from just after Thanksgiving on November 30 until December 23, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 pm to 11 pm.
Thanksgiving & Christmas
Florida is a truly magical place during the holiday season. Most theme parks start the holiday season at Thanksgiving and then continue on through Christmas to the start of the New Year.
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year in Florida so it is important to make sure you arrive at the parks early as often they will close when they reach capacity. It also makes sense to make dinner reservations well in advance.
Most of the Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations are free or included in the standard ticket admission, others are by separate ticket (as described).
Both Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure celebrate Christmas with a number of special parades and shows including a New York style Macy’s Holiday Parade.
From just before Thanksgiving, November 17 until December 31, SeaWorld is specially decorated for the holiday season.
Between mid November and early January, the Gaylord Palms resort hotel in Orlando presents their annual walk-through holiday attraction ice spectacular made from over two million pounds of ice, now in its 10th year. Amongst the many attractions are 30 foot ice slides.
All the seasonal entertainment at Walt Disney World is included in the normal ticket admission with the exception of the night time Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom which is by separate ticket admission.