Holiday Events in Florida

Listed below are holiday events throughout the state of Florida. To focus in on a specific Florida city select that city below. To view past events view our holiday events archive.

The holiday season in Florida is packed with unique events. For residents many events create a feeling of winter with artificial snow and ice carvings mixed with cooler temperatures.

Attend one of many holiday events listed here and consider visiting a Tree Farm to pick out your own made in Florida Christmas Tree.

Even in the winter months much of Florida is still relatively warm. A parade may be traditional with floats or it may be Boats decorated with lights cruising down the St Johns River in Jacksonville or the Intercoastal in Fort Lauderdale. And only in Florida can you going sailing and see Santa and Manatees.

Ice Carvings in Orlando

One of our favorite events is Ice at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. Walk through life sized ice carvings of slides a candy house and more made with almost 2 million pounds of ice.

Big Parades and Fireworks

No holiday season is complete without a big parade and the Annual Gator Bowl Parade in Jacksonville is a big classic parade worth seeing. And right after the parade you can head down to Jacksonville Landing for an impressive fireworks display.

Ice Skating In St Augustine

St Augustine is known for great beaches, Flagler College, and Castillo De San Marcos but this holiday season the oldest city in America is transformed into a winter wonderland.

Holiday Events in Florida

Nov 2015

Space Coast Lightfest

November 16 , 2015 to January 01, 2016


Drive through Wickham Park and enjoy the hundreds of thousands of holiday lights displayed from November 16, 2015 through January 1, 2016. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and save $2 on admission.

Ice at Gaylord

November 24 , 2015 to January 03, 2016


Ice Sculptures at ICE Orlando

From November 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016 visit the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando for an incredible walk-through attraction featuring “The Nutcracker”  hand-carved ice sculptures with nearly 2 million pounds of ice.

Edison and Ford Holiday Nights

November 27 , 2015 to January 03, 2016

Fort Myers

Visit the seasonally decorated winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in Fort Myers in the evenings from 5:30 pm to 9pm, November 27 through January 3, 2016.

Holidays Around the World

November 27 , 2015 to December 30, 2015

Lake Buena Vista

Celebrate the holiday season around the globe at Epcot in Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista near Orlando. 

Holidays Around the World takes place at The American Gardens Theatre Epcot from November 27 through December 30 and includes the nightly breathtaking Candlelight Processional and a special holiday themed finale to the dazzling IllumiNations - Reflections of Earth.

Christmas at Pinewood

November 27 , 2015 to January 03, 2016

Lake Wales

The Christmas at Pinewood Holiday Home Tour in Lake Wales, FL takes place November 27 - through January 3, 2016.

Jacksonville Light Parade

November 28 , 2015


Light Parade

Start the holiday season with Jacksonville Light Parade at Downtown Riverfront at the Landing on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7 pm! Watch by land or sea as the sky is lit up with decorated boats and firework display!