A Grown-Up's Guide to Orlando's Unforgettable Holiday Events

When you think of Orlando, you might picture it as a destination for families and kids, but it's also a fantastic place for adults to celebrate the holidays. From enchanting light displays to festive parties, Orlando offers a diverse range of holiday events that cater to the grown-up crowd. Let's explore some of the best holiday happenings for adults in The City Beautiful.

Jollywood Nights at Hollywood Studios

Don't miss the newest addition to the Disney holiday lineup: "Jollywood Nights" at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This brand-new event is targeted towards an older crowd and immerses you in the glitz and glamor of a Hollywood-style holiday. It features dazzling projections, star-studded performances, and, of course, beloved Disney characters, all set against the backdrop of the park's iconic landmarks. It's the perfect way to add some Tinseltown sparkle to your Orlando holiday adventure!

Couple enjoying the Christmas decor at Disney's Hollywood Studios© Disney

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Walt Disney World's Epcot park hosts the International Festival of the Holidays, a unique experience that allows adults to savor the world's diverse holiday traditions. Explore the World Showcase and sample international cuisine and beverages. From German Glühwein to Japanese sake, it's a fantastic way to toast to the holiday season around the globe.

Group of friends enjoying dessert in front of the Christmas tree at EPCOT
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Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

For a quieter, more cultured holiday experience, visit the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum. They host the annual "Christmas in the Park," which features a stunning Tiffany glass collection and a beautifully decorated park. It's a peaceful and artistic way to celebrate the season.

A Tiffany-style stained glass lamp

ICEBAR Orlando

Chill out at ICEBAR Orlando, a unique ice bar experience where everything is made of ice, from the walls to the furniture. Their holiday-themed ice sculptures and frosty cocktails are perfect for a cool night out with friends. Just be sure to dress warmly!

A bartender pouring cocktails at ICEBAR Orlando© ICEBAR Orlando

Dazzling Nights at Harry P. Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens transforms into a magical winter garden during the holiday season. Enjoy a romantic walk through the illuminated gardens, with thousands of twinkling lights and seasonal music creating a serene atmosphere. It's an excellent date night option for couples.

Couple walking through Leu Gardens in Orlando decorated with Christmas lights© Dazzling Nights at Harry P. Leu Gardens. Photo Credit: Quay Hu

Thornton Park District Holiday Party

Thornton Park District in downtown Orlando is known for its lively holiday events. Their annual holiday party features live music, food trucks, and a festive atmosphere perfect for a night out on the town with friends.

A Group Of Palm Trees with Christmas lights

Orlando may be a playground for children, but it also offers a vibrant and enchanting holiday experience for adults. From sipping mulled wine in the world's showcase to strolling through illuminated gardens, the city's diverse holiday events ensure that adults can revel in the magic of the season in their own unique way. So, book a stay at Margaritaville Resort Orlando and immerse yourself in the grown-up holiday festivities that Orlando has to offer.