Holidays in Orlando

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

As the holiday season approaches, do you find yourself curious about anything? Maybe you find yourself wondering what it would be like to visit Orlando, Florida for the holidays! Destinations Travel Magazine reveals multiple attractions and events in Orlando that you can experience with the help of My Explore and Hertz NeverLost! “Whether you’re a kid or a kid-at-heart, Orlando, with its world-renowned theme parks, is especially magical during the holiday season.” Connect with loved ones while  discovering the holiday festivities!

Theme Park Holiday Events

Being able to encounter a visit to some of the best Orlando theme parks, is a great experience to begin with! Add the holiday season to that, and it is truly delightful! Some of the holiday events at Orlando theme parks are:

There are so  many holiday events going on in Orlando! This article, “Holidays at the Theme Parks,” by Orlando Sentinel, gives a nice slideshow of pictures with descriptions of some of the events that I listed and more! Check it out for further information!

If you want to see for yourself how magical and festive some of these events are, watch this video from last year’s display of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights:


Leisure Activities in Orlando

If a few days of theme parks have you craving some other activity, Orlando is also a good spot for golfing, shopping, and relaxing!

To make things easy on you, Disney actually has four golf courses right there! Each course has unique characteristics. Find the one  that interests you:

You can even consider taking golf lessons while you’re at a Disney resort!

For shopping, you can also stay at your Disney locations! There are multiple shops with souvenirs, apparel, toys, housewares, and more! Learn more about some of the shops for yourself:

  • The Art of Disney – This shop is located in Downtown Disney and offers the following: Art & Collectibles; Pins & Vinylmation.
  • Plaza de los Amigos – Located in Epcot, here you can find Apparel & Accessories; Food & Spirits; Gifts & Housewares.
  • Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe –  Gifts and Housewares are offered here in Magic Kingdom Park.

View the full list of shops by visiting: Specialty stores for gifts, souvenirs, apparel, and collectibles.

Finally, if it’s time for you to relax, you can visit one of the many spas located at various Disney resorts! Each offers different amenities. For example:

  • Mandara Spa – Located in the Epcot Resort Area (Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel), this full-service spa and salon features massages, body treatments, hair styling, and more.
  • Muscles & Bustles Health Club – This workout facility is home to fitness equipment as well as a sauna. It’s also located in the Epcot Resort Area, but in a different section (Disney’s BoardWalk Villas).
  • Olympiad Fitness Center – Offers fitness equipment, massages, and facials and is located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area (Disney’s Contemporary Resort).

For other options, see: Rejuvenating spa services for adults, kids, and teens.

Also, there are plenty of things to do in Orlando if you decide to leave the resorts!! “Orlando is a popular fly-and-drive destination for most travelers. Renting a Hertz vehicle equipped with the exclusive Hertz NeverLost Explore Orlando makes getting around a breeze, especially when partnered with the My Explore Orlando app. On the My Explore app, tap on “Get Download Code” on your favorite destinations, and enter the code on your NeverLost GPS for turn-by-turn directions.”

Watch as travel writer and journalist Lisa Francesca Nand shows you how to enjoy all the best perks of Orlando, from the parks to the great shopping!


If you would like more detail on how to spend the holidays in Orlando, just read Destination Travel Magazine’s article, “Get Happy For The Holidays Exploring The Magic Of Orlando: Hertz NeverLost Guides The Way.”

Oh, and don’t forget to enter our Holiday in Orlando Sign Up Contest for a chance to win a $50 gift card for holiday spending!

Click here to enter!

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Enjoy the upcoming holidays!

Melissa Woodring 🙂

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