If youre looking to head to Florida for Christmas next year, there are plenty of activities and festive fun for you and the family to enjoy.
Weve picked some of our favourite festive activities that Florida has to offer, and theyre all sure to give you a case of the Christmas bug.
Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party
If you and the kids love the magic of Disney, then Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party is a must-see. Enjoy live entertainment, beautiful fireworks and a festive parade down Main Street. Better yet, rub shoulders with some of the most-loved Disney characters; Mickey will even be dressed in his Christmas best!
The Christmas Party takes place from 7pm to Midnight, and there’s delicious free cocoa and cookies available. Goofy, Donald and others even get into the Christmas spirit with their own version of The Nutcracker, which is guaranteed to be the performance of a lifetime!
Santas Enchanted Forest
Head to the world’s largest Christmas theme park with over 100 rides, shows, games and attractions - plenty for you and the kids to enjoy! Plus, get to experience South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree and millions of dazzling lights.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest is situated in Miami, so you can enjoy the glamour and glitz of the city and Hollywood for a few days while you’re in the area.
Single day passes start from $20.00 and kids under 2 years go free!
Are you a family of animal lovers? Then Brevard Zoo is a great place to visit come Christmas. See the animals, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, and let the kids enjoy some games and crafts.
Just an hour ride from Orlando and the famous Walt Disney World, Brevard Zoo is a great spot to hit up one evening when you want a break from all that is Disney.
Entry starts at $12.00 and kids under 2 years go free!
Annual Holiday Festival and St. Petersburg Illuminated Boat Parade
Crazy about the water? Then the St. Petersburg
Illuminated Boat Parade is a fantastic attraction. Head to Vinoy Basin waterfront to see some beautifully decorated boats float by and enjoy a cold beer and snacks on the waterfront.
Beforehand, you can even head to St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts or St. Petersburg Museum of History, both of which sit on the waterfront, and delve into a bit of culture.
Experience true community Christmas spirit at the Pensacola Winterfest. Listen to Christmas music, stuff yourself with delicious food from street vendors, and be taken back to your childhood with the Polar Express carriage ride through historical downtown Pensacola.
Pensacola is just a two hour drive from Panama City, so if you’re in the area you should definitely consider heading to this stunning city for a day or two to visit the gorgeous white sandy beaches.
Where better than Florida at Christmas? Give it a go. You’ll have a blast!