Holidays at Universal Orlando

Put a little mischief in your merry when Universal Orlando Resort takes the holiday season to new heights with an all-new lineup of festivities in the parks and beyond.

Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogsmead and Diagon Alley are transformed with wondrous spirit. Watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch as the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular returns. Merry and Mayhem combine as the Minions join Santa Claus in the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.

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Monster Jam at Camping World Stadium 

Monster Jam is back January 20th at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

See 14 trucks and drivers vying to be the Orlando champion, Monster Jam is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promise to continuously keep fans entertained.

Monster Jam features some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger, Max-D, El Toro Loco, Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Monster Energy Mutant and many more. World-class drivers push these perfectly-engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills and Racing competitions that provide families with an edge-of-their-seat spectacle and leave them craving more of this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event.

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Harlem Globetrotters at Amway Center

The Harlem Globetrotters make their way back to the Amway Center December 9th for their action-packed 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals.

A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, baseball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Prepare to be amazed as the Globetrotters showcase baskball’s first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line.

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Florida Key Lime Pie Festival

The 7th Annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival returns January 13th at Veterans Memorial Park.

The Festival will be emceed by Allison Walker Torres. This year’s Festival theme is “Florida Family Fun.” The event will feature a diversity of some of the Space and Treasure Coast’s most savored food trucks and restaurants showcasing dishes reflecting their chef’s unique culinary flare.

The Florida Key Lime Pie Company will be featuring their “Key Lime Pie in a Coconut,” “Key Lime Pie in a Cup,” “Key Lime Pie by the Slice” and Whole Key Lime Pies along with a vast array of other Key Lime Products. There will be ongoing outstanding live music, spectacular nationally featured street performers and local Florida vendors throughout the festival. The Florida Key Lime Pie Company will be sponsoring the company’s ever popular “Florida Key Lime Pie Eating Contest”. The event will also feature a “Key Lime Pie Toss Competition” and “Key Lime Pie Hula Hoop Challenge.”

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Light Up UCF

Light Up UCF, one of Orlando’s most anticipated holiday attractions, provides Central Florida families and residents with an affordable family winter wonderland featuring ice skating, rides, and holiday attractions. Back for its tenth season, Light Up UCF will run from November 17th until December 31st at CFE Arena. Featuring cool rides, snowier nights, and bigger and brighter lights.

All of the fan favorites return, including the ice rink pavilion, the arctic glide ice slide, the ferris wheel, the winter whirl, and light up lane with photos with Santa.

There are also free opportunities for families, including the Holiday Film Festival shown on a giant two-story screen, and the exciting new and improved Holiday Light Show with new songs and more lights choreographed to seasonal musical selections and falling snow.

Plus on December 16th, they’ll be hosting the second annual Light Up UCF Holiday Market, featuring local artisans and their crafts. This holiday market under the stars is a perfect way for you to come out and wrap up all of your holiday shopping while supporting small, local businesses.

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Magic of Lights 

During this year’s holiday season, the “World Center of Racing,” the largest lighted sports facility in North America, will transform into a holiday spectacle with the Magic of Lights drive-through holiday lights experience at Daytona International Speedway.

Beginning Nov. 17 and running every day through the holidays from dusk to 10pm, guests will be able to enjoy a family holiday drive-through experience at Daytona International Speedway. The experience will include a drive behind the ticket and tours building, through the world’s only motorsports stadium and conclude in the Midway display area outside the facility.

Magic of Lights is produced by a team of family entertainment professionals, each with decades of international show experience at the highest level.

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