Kristen Manieri is travel and lifestyle writer living in Orlando, FL with her husband and two little girls. Her work has appeared in such publications as Air Tran’s GO Magazine, Dreamscapes, Florida Guides, Costco Connection and Orlando Magazine. Living in the Sunshine State has given Kristen endless adventures and writing material as she’s explored Florida from Amelia Island all the way down to Key West.

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Orlando’s Best Holiday Events: Part Two

Orlando''s Best Holiday Events










Here are more fabulous festive happenings you won’t want to miss. Check out Orlando’s best holiday events part two::

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Through January 5
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Standard park admission applies
Millions of twinkling lights and animated displays with 3-D effects drench this theme park in a holiday glow unparalleled in Central Florida.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Through December 29
Orlando Repertory, Loch Haven Park
$18 pp
This classic Christmas tale comes to life on stage on select dates in Orlando complete with cameos by the Abominable Snowman.

Epcot Candlelight Processional
Through December 30
Standard park admission applies
With the help of a 50-piece orchestra and a spectacular mass choir, a rotating line-up of celebrity narrators (including Neil Patrick Harris and Sigourney Weaver) share The Christmas Story during this awe-inspiring event inside Epcot’s festively decorated World Showcase.

The Nutcracker
December 19-23
Tickets from $35.80
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
The Orlando Ballet brings Clara’s Christmas fantasyland to life on stage for this annual holiday tradition. The company’s Family Series, which offers a one-hour version of the ballet, is an ideal option for your younger brood.

Snow Falling Nightly in Celebration
Through December 31
Celebration Town Center
Snow descends on these quaint, All-American streets each night from 6-9pm during this annual event featuring strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, and photos with Santa.

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort
Through January 4
Universal Orlando
Standard park admission applies
Live “Grinchmas” shows at Islands of Adventure as well as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at Universal Studios ensure there’s always something festive happening at these action-packed parks.

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