Friday, November 4, 2016

7 UNFORGETTABLE AMAZING HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA

Hello all,

 There's no place quite like Florida for the holidays We have our own sense of style here. Florida has so much to see and do already, the holidays just add more to it. I've compiled a list of unforgettable amazing holiday things to do in Florida, enjoy:


1. Now Snowing - Now Snowing is a monthlong winter wonderland spectacular featuring Charles Dickens carollers, performers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, the Celebration Express train, and yes, it has nightly snowfalls at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00. amd 9:00 pm. They also have an ice rink open 4-10 pm till January 1st. They will be having a Radio Disney holiday concert on Saturday December 17th. This event and parking are free, but there are small fees for the ice skating, carriage rides, Santa photos, and the train. It's located at the Celebration Town Center, 701 Front St. Celebration.

7 UNFORGETTABLE AMAZING HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA- NOW SNOWING




2. Santa's Enchanted Forest - The site says it's the world's largest holiday theme park with over 100 rides, games, shows and attractions. It features south Florida's largest Christmas light show with millions of lights, lasers, themed displays, Christmas music, live shows and carnival rides. It's open till January 8th, 5:00 pm till midnight. Admission for adults is $31.78, kids $22,43. It's located at 7900 SW 40th St., Miami.



7 UNFORGETTABLE AMAZING HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA- SANTA'S ENCHANTED FOREST




3. Gaylord Palms - From November 18th to January 1st you can go to Christmas at Gaylord Palms. They have larger than life decorations with over 2 million lights. They have Alpine Rush Snow tubing, which is priced at $19.99. They also have ICE, a walk through attraction kept at 9 degrees. It is an inside winter wonderland with 2 million pounds of ice sculptures, 4 ice slides, ice carving zone, and a nativity scene carved of ice. Price is $29.99 adults, $16.99 kids. And let's not forget about Santa! You can take photos of him for a fee!


7 UNFORGETTABLE AMAZING HOLIDAY  THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA- GAYLORD PALMS



4. Busch Garden's Christmas Town - This event runs for 23 select dates from November 25th to December 31st. The park comes alive with 2 million lights and decorations. You can meet and take photos with Rudolph and Santa. They have special Christmas musicals and ice shows. They also have a Christmas village where they offer treats and Christmas gift shopping. They even have a Christmas Town Express where you climb aboard a train and sing Christmas carols. This event is included with the regular Busch Gardens admission price of $99.00.


7 UNFORGETTABLE AMAZING HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA - CHRISTMAS TOWN




5. The Murder Mystery Dinner Train - This is a one of a kind experience where you can spend the holidays on a train ride in Fort Myers..  They have an awesome Christmas Rail-Boat trip. This trip takes you for a train ride with soup and salad to Punta Gorda. There you get on a boat for a boat tour through the Punta Gorda isles. Then back on the train to Fort Myers for your entree and dessert. No murder mystery on this one. The cost is $99.00                                                              

7 UNFORGETTABLE AMAZING HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA - MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TRAIN




6. Disney World and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - The first Christmas party is November 7, and the last is December 22nd, 3-4 weeks apart. During the parties you can see Mickey's Once Upon a Time Christmas Parade, Holiday Wishes fireworks, 2 Christmas stage shows, dance parties and meet and greets. They also serve complimentary hot cocoa, cookies and apple slices. They even have snow on Main Street! These tickets are popular and hard to come by at $99.00 per adult. There is a separate admission cost for this.


7 UNFORGETTABLE AMAZING HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA - MICKEY'S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY




7. St. Augustine's Night of Lights - Their Nights of Lights is from November 19th to January 31st. This was selected by National Geographic as one of the 10 best holiday light displays in the world! It features over 3 million  white lights that light up the entire city. Holiday music and the lighting of the city's Christmas tree add to the excitement. It truly is a sight to see!


7 UNFORGETTABLE AMAZING HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA - ST. AUGUSTINE'S NIGHT OF LIGHTS

63 comments:

  1. These sound like great activities to do as a family. we've been to Florida a few times, but we haven't done all of these yet. Thanks!

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    1. Thank, hope you get to try some of them.

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  2. I love Florida, but I've never been at Christmas! I would love to go to Disney at Christmas time. Extra magical!

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    1. Florida is so beautiful at Christmas, you wouldn't even miss the cold weather!

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  3. What a fun and exciting idea! Florida is one of my choices this coming Christmas.

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    1. It definitely is popular at this time of year for traveling!

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  4. I loved Busch Gardens when I lived there. My husband and I had a bunch of fun when we were kids there.

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    1. We have been there so many times, and we never tire of it!

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  5. Never been to Florida. I think going around the holidays would be special, and as you've mentioned there is no shortage of things to do! How fun - jeanine

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  6. I loved the holidays so much more when I lived in a warmer climate. I really don't like being stuck up north like I am. But moving is so expensive.

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    1. It makes is so much easier to do things for the holidays when its not freezing out.

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  7. Oh wow, this all sounds like so much fun!! It's been FOREVER since I've been to Florida, but I would love to go back someday. The Murder Mystery Train really does sound like so much fun! Thanks for sharing <3

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    1. You're welcome, I cant wait to take the train ride myself!

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  8. All of these sound like a ton of fun. I have never been to Florida before. I have always wanted to go though!

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  9. I'll have to keep this in mind if I'm ever in FL during the holidays! the garden looks so pretty with all the lights : )

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  10. I have never been to Florida before. These sound like such fun things to do for the holiday season!

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  11. There is so much to see and do in Florida! During the holidays, I love taking the kids to see light shows and watch Christmas villages in action! If we ever visit Florida, we will be looking to do a few of these things!

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  12. I always say I'm going to go to Gaylord Palms for the holidays but always miss it! We are in Florida near Orlando. We have passes to Disney so that is ALWAYS on our list!

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  13. I'm surprised all that ice stays frozen in a Florida! LOL, I forgot, I bet Disney World is a spectacular place to be at a Christmas time.

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  14. Wow I had no idea there was so much to do in Florida for the holiday season. Sounds like a happening place to be!

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    1. There is so much I need to write another post.

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  15. As a native Floridian, you've hit some good spots. I love the lesser known and more local events, too. Funn times!

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  16. I will be in Florida this Christmas. These look like a bunch of fun things to check out with the kids.

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  17. All of these look so fun. I really wished we lived closer to Florida. I know the kids would love these places.

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  18. Hoping to get there soon! Great lights and great fun! :d

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  19. These all sound like so much fun! I'd much rather spend Christmas in Florida than any of the colder states.

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    1. It's nicer to do things out when it's not freezing.

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  20. We moved from NY to FL about 6 years ago, and we love it. There are so many fun things to do.

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    1. We have av endless supply of things to do here.

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  21. I had no idea! But, I did think that this would be the best time of the year to go, weather-wise. :) Each one is a great destination - and I didn't know about most - thank you!

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    1. You're welcome, hopefully you can attend some of these.

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  22. A friend of mine was just discussing the beauty of Christmas time in Florida. I kept saying dont you miss the snow?! How can it feel like Christmas with out SNOW!!!! He kept assuring me I'd love it!

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    1. The weather is beautiful here that time of year!

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  23. I have only ever been to Florida in the summer, going in the winter seems like a great idea too! I love all of these things to do in the Sunshine State during the holiday season.

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    1. Summer is good for traffic, but its just too hot!

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  24. I'd love to visit each of these. I haven't been to St Augustine in a long time. I'd love to see the St. Augustine's Night of Lights.

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  25. Everything sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to visit some of the places. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. These all sound like such fun things to do! I would love to check out the lights in St. Augustine, it is one of my favorite cities in Florida!

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  27. The murder mystery dinner train sounds like such a fun thing to do! What an exciting list!

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    1. Thank you, I think it sounds like so much fun!

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  28. We hope to visit our local Gaylord hotel and they have a similar Christmas event. What a fun list of activities. We just were in Florida last week!

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  29. I miss Florida! I was there for 7 years but never got the chance to go to Disney or Bush Gardens for that matter.

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  30. I've been to Florida... but long time ago! I can't wait to bring my kids to FL soon!

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    1. They will love the beaches and theme parks.

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  31. I love the sound of all those activities but I'm very much interested in the The Murder Mystery Dinner Train

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  32. I haven't been to FLorida but I think I will like it there simply because it is warm ;-)

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