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 2014

Ice at Gaylord

November 15 , 2014 to January 04, 2015

Orlando

Ice Sculptures at ICE Orlando

From November 15, 2014 through January 4, 2015 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.

Space Coast Lightfest

November 17 , 2014 to January 01, 2015

Melbourne

Drive through Wickham Park and enjoy the hundreds of thousands of holiday lights displayed from November 17, 2014 through January 1, 2015. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and save $2 on admission.

Night of Lights Celebration

November 22 , 2014 to February 01, 2015

St Augustine

Nights of Lights Celebration - St Augustine

Over 2 million lights are displayed around historic downtown St. Augustine for the holidays from November 22, 2014 through February 1, 2015.

Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 22 , 2014 to November 22, 2014

Tampa

Holiday Street Party kicks off the season in downtown Hyde Park,Tampa on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Santa himself lights the 30 foot tree!