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Attending the Disney World Christmas Day Parade Taping with 2014 Dates

When it comes to holiday parades, Thanksgiving Day may belong to Macy’s in New York City but Christmas day belongs to Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim. While the Thanksgiving Day Parade is filmed live on Thanksgiving day, … Continue reading

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom Celebrates the Holidays with Characters, Parades, and Fireworks in 2015

Beginning on select nights in the early part of November and continuing through December 18th, 2015, Disney World offers a separate-ticketed Christmas party at the Magic Kingdom called Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. With fireworks, stage shows, parades, holiday character … Continue reading

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Voices of Liberty Christmas Caroling at Epcot in Disney World

One of Disney World’s hidden gems during the Christmas Season is the Voices of Liberty Christmas Caroling that takes place from the day after Thanksgiving through the end of December. A Capella Christmas Caroling Before there were popular television A … Continue reading

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Winter Park Christmas Tree Lighting in Central Park 2014 with Holiday Movies

Each year, the city of Winter Park commemorates the Christmas season by holding an event to turn on the lights of a large Christmas Tree in Central Park. The lighting ceremony features a children’s choir and Santa Claus. The Holiday Tree Lighting took place this … Continue reading

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A Guide to Spending the Christmas Holidays at the Gaylord Palms Resort in 2015

During the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and the weeks in-between, the Gaylord Palms Resort resembles an Orlando attraction more than it does a fancy resort (which it is). With breakfast experiences with Shrek, Cirque performances, Dreamworks Animation … Continue reading

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2014 Hollywood Studios Christmas Lights Featuring the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Disney World meets Clark Griswold with their Osborne Spectacle of Lights at Hollywood Studios. The Osborne Spectacle of Lights is the ultimate dancing lights Christmas Show that is themed to music that may very well be the best light show … Continue reading

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Festival of Trees 2014 in November Kicks off the Christmas Season in Orlando

Sometime between 672-754 AD,  Christian lore states that St Boniface of Germany cut down a tree of Thor in order to disprove the legitimacy of the Norse gods to the local German tribe of the time. Spotting a fir tree … Continue reading

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Morse Museum Free Admission on Friday Nights and Christmas Eve in Winter Park during Christmas Holiday 2014

Park Avenue is Winter Park’s main street with shops and restaurants that cater to the affluent citizens of Orlando and beyond. What Palo Alto is to California, Winter Park is to Florida. While Palo Alto’s main street starts with Stanford … Continue reading

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2014 Christmas in the Park by Morse Museum in Winter Park’s Central Park

The 36th annual Christmas in the Park celebration in Winter Park, Florida begins at 6:15 pm on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 when the Morse Museum presents nine illuminated Tiffany windows in Central Park. Christmas in the Park To help usher in the … Continue reading

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Winter Park Christmas Parade 2014 with Santa Claus, Ice Skating, and Pancake Breakfast

The 2014 Winter Park Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 9 am along the streets of Park Avenue in Downtown Winter Park. The parade features over 100 parade units including marching bands, police and fire departments, and … Continue reading

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Orlando Local Guide Launches OrlandoChristmas.com Christmas Guide

Orlando Local Guide is pleased to announce an all new website and travel guide to help visitors and residents celebrate and organize their Christmas celebrations in Orlando with the launch of OrlandoChristmas.com. Orlando Christmas Guide Orlando Christmas Guide is the … Continue reading

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Rosen Shingle Creek Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Holiday Buffet and Brunch at Café Osceola

On Thanksgiving and Christmas Day at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel on Universal Boulevard, just off International Drive, a grande holiday buffet and brunch is prepared for guests and visitors to the hotel from 11:30 am until 7 pm at … Continue reading

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Rosen Shingle Creek Winter Wonderland Event Brings a Great Family Christmas Event to the International Drive Area

Living on the east-side of Orlando for the last few years, my family has enjoyed visiting UCF during the Christmas season to attend their Light Up UCF event that features Christmas Caroling, outdoor movies, and an ice skating rink. In … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Christmas Season at the Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive featuring Caroling and Santa Claus

There are three signature hotels owned by hotelier Harris Rosen around the Orange County Convention Center around International Drive that celebrate the Christmas Season with holiday carolers and Santa Claus on Friday and Saturday nights on select weekends in the … Continue reading

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A Guide to Spending the Christmas Holidays at Disney World Including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom

Visiting Disney World during the Christmas Holiday each year is one of the best times to visit the parks as special holiday shows, lights, and fireworks are on display each year as Disney celebrates the season and rings in the … Continue reading

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“Celebrate the Season” Christmas Stage Show at the Magic Kingdom

Part of the main allure of any Disney vacation for children at Disney World is watching the classic Disney Characters perform on stage in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. During the Christmas Season, the characters put on … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes Fireworks Show at the Magic Kingdom

Disney World has two great fireworks shows to celebrate the season with a holiday tag to it’s Illuminations show at Epcot and Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season at the Magic Kingdom. Whereas the Illuminations edition is a … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights Displays in Orlando Neighborhoods and Homes

Christmas Lights can be found all around Orlando in the city’s communities and neighborhoods. Some of the best displays can be found in some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods of Delaney Park, Conway, and Belle Isle (See scenic drive in … Continue reading

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Gaylord Palms Christmas Caroling and Stage Shows featuring Luminescence, Christmas Wonders, and Family Traditions

The Gaylord Palms resort has several shows and activities to celebrate the Christmas season in the months of November and December and a highlight of those events is Christmas Caroling in the main atrium of the resort. The highlight of … Continue reading

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Gaylord Palms Christmas Tree Lighting and Light Show During the Holiday Season

The Gaylord Palms Resort is known for their holiday ICE! attraction during the Christmas season but another hidden gem not publicized as much is their Christmas Tree Lighting and Light Show that is held on select nights at the resort. … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Events in Winter Park and Baldwin Park in 2014

The Christmas Season is the best time of the year to visit the city of Winter Park, Florida to take in the sights, sounds, and shopping. From outdoor ice skating, parades on land and boat, and Christmas lights displays on neighborhood … Continue reading

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Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World

A holiday tradition for many families at the Walt Disney World Resort is to ride the monorail and other Disney transportation to look at all of the decorations around the resort and the hotels. The most popular destination outside of … Continue reading

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Gingerbread House at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort and Hotel at Disney World

The Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian gets a lot more attention but there is another Gingerbread House at Disney World that stars Donald Duck getting stuck in a chimney and Daisy Duck taking a look at Santa’s List. Gingerbread … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights on Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World

Christmas Lights, some 200,000 of them, are added to Cinderella Castle each year at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Beginning in 2007, Disney started adding the Christmas Lights to the castle and the lights have been a great … Continue reading

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