Experience an authentic Irish St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with a lineup of talented musicians, authentic meals inspired by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, and award-winning Irish dancers at Ragland Road in Disney Springs for their 2017 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival. [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and if you haven’t already made plans, you might be feeling the pressure about making this holiday a memorable one. Luckily, there are many romantic things to do at the Walt Disney World Resort that can help you celebrate the day of love. [Read more…]
Now through Sunday, Feb. 5 2017, guests can join Mickey, Minnie and all their friends at Disney’s California Adventure for an extended Lunar New Year Celebration. Celebrating the Year of the Rooster, a wide variety of live performances, activities, merchandise and more are available. [Read more…]
Kung Fu Panda stars Po and Tigress will join a Mandarin-speaking Megatron at Universal Studios Hollywood during the theme park’s annual Lunar New Year celebration, which takes place between Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, February 5, 2017. [Read more…]
After kicking off the holidays with two new broadcast specials on Thanksgiving, Disney Parks will close out 2016 with its annual Christmas Day celebration. [Read more…]
Guests can enjoy the holiday season with the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando and Sea Life Orlando Aquarium at I-Drive 360 this year a few different ways. [Read more…]
Holy Land Experience has announced the debut of some all-new and original Christmas productions for the 2016 holiday season.
“We’re excited once again this year to bring a fascinating Christmas to our friends and guests here at Holy Land Experience,” said Mike Everett, general manager of the Central Florida inspirational attraction. “Our creative team and talented actors have combined some unforgettable stories with rich costumes, settings, and awesome music to fill our state-of-the-art theater with the glory and life-changing spirit of the season.”
Among the new theatrical productions debuting throughout the Christmas season at Holy Land Experience are:
Come to the Manger: This musical tells the poignant and powerful story of a young couple who arrive in the bustling village of Bethlehem just in time to take their place at the center of a dramatic miracle destined to change the world.
Journey to Bethlehem: Join Mary and Joseph as they make their way to the “little town of Bethlehem” for the birth of the Savior of the World. Along the way you’ll get to know a few of the people whose lives are forever impacted by the touch of the newborn King.
The Lost & Found Agency: A unique and colorful team of specialists are called upon to assist a shepherd named Shimmel find his lost sheep, a young lady named Maya locate a valuable missing coin — and a lost young man find his way back home. The audience also has the opportunity to aid one of the “Lost & Found” agents in reclaiming his own lost Christmas spirit, all with the help of an unexpected visitor.
In addition to the theatrical productions, Holy Land Experience has also updated its Smile of a Child Adventure Land, where younger guests can burn up plenty of energy on the totally safe rock-climbing walls, play a round of mini-golf featuring Bible characters, have their faces painted, and enjoy an inspirational Bible story.
“Christmas has always been an extra-special time for us here at Holy Land Experience,” said Mr. Everett. “Every member of our team is committed to help fill the hearts of our valued guests with the warmth and wonder of this holiday season. We look forward to welcoming friends and families from all over the world to share the joy and spirit of Christmas this year.”
For more on Holy Land Experience, log on to holylandexperience.com, and take a virtual walk around the park with this video tour:
Guests staying at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort between now and Christmas Eve can get tucked in by an elf or meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, thanks to the Epcot hotels’ expanded Holiday Happenings program. [Read more…]
Actress Stana Katic and her 5-year-old niece Sophia helped Santa pull the switch to light the world’s largest Lego Christmas tree at Legoland California Resort. [Read more…]
Old Town, Kissimmee’s walking district full of shops, rides, food and entertainment, has announced several new family friendly events starting November 26 in celebration of the holiday season. [Read more…]
Disney’s newest nighttime projection show has debuted at Walt Disney World for the holidays. It’s “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. [Read more…]
Christmas at Gaylord Palms kicks off the season on November 18, with new additions to the popular Ice! attraction featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz. [Read more…]
Legoland Florida Resort will celebrate the holiday season with festive activities and entertainment on nine nights when Christmas Bricktacular returns starting December 17, with several new activities joining this year’s lineup. [Read more…]
The holiday season at Universal Studios Hollywood starts on December 3, 2016, featuring the return of Grinchmas and the flavor of hot Butterbeer. [Read more…]
Beginning December 3, 2016, and running daily through January 1, families can celebrate the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort with the 15th anniversary of Macy’s Holiday Parade, the holiday cheer of Who-ville at Grinchmas, and musical performances by Mannheim Steamroller. [Read more…]
Only days ago, Walt Disney World received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to use remote-controlled aircraft inside their resort, and today they’ve unveiled a new drone holiday light display that will soon make its debut at Disney Springs. [Read more…]
Starting November 19, 2016, Knott’s Berry Farm in California transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm with thousands of twinkling lights, holiday décor, and festive events throughout the park.
Guests at Knott’s Merry Farm can relish the Christmas season with attractions, new live entertainment, a Christmas crafts fair, holiday food, carolers performing seasonal classics and nightly snow falling on the streets of Calico.
Debuting this year, It’s The Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown at the new Calico Mine Stage features the Peanuts gang putting on the greatest Christmas pageant ever with Charlie Brown directing. Charlie’s one wish is to spend the holidays with his family, especially with Snoopy, who is visiting his family around the world. Will Snoopy make it home in time for Christmas? Join Charlie and the gang for a charming Christmas show as they perform traditional upbeat holiday classics and spread Christmas cheer. Find out if Snoopy returns home in time for a magical and festive holiday season to celebrate Christmas with Charlie, Sally and the rest of the Peanuts. (Select dates, November 19 through January 8.)
For the first time ever, the streets of Calico are overflowing with seasonal joy as its citizens (from this summer’s Ghost Town Alive!) help guests celebrate the holidays with Christmas in Calico. New this year, Calico’s Town Hall offers plenty of holiday activities for all. Little ones can pen Christmas letters to jolly ol’ Santa Claus or gather round for a special reading of the holiday classic the Night before Christmas by the Calico citizens. Everyone can also lend a hand around town by delivering gifts to some of the folks in Calico. Just outside Town Hall, Calico Carolers roam the streets sharing the sounds of the season though songs and hand bell chimes.
Just a couple feet away from the new Calico Stage, at the recently added Calico Park, is where this year’s night time tree lighting tradition takes place. This all-new Calico Tree Lighting Ceremony features the Calico Bell Choir and the Citizens of Calico as they join together around the tree for an illuminating Christmas celebration filled with music, laughter and happiness. Gather round the electrifying Christmas tree and experience as the colorful lights come alive when Dr. Carter tests his newest electrical Christmas invention in Ghost Town.
The Wilderness Dance Hall in Ghost Town transforms into Santa’s Christmas Cabin for the holiday season, where guests can visit the jolly fellow himself, Santa Claus. Pictures can be purchased onsite, and you can purchase seasonal treats like Santa’s freshly-baked cookies, mouthwatering pastries, exquisite chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick, seasonal craft beers, gourmet hot chocolate with marshmallows and hot spiced holiday wine. Knott’s world-famous holiday treats can be found all throughout Ghost Town, including fresh poured-to-order maple lollipops at the Gold Trails Hotel, homemade holiday churros from the Churro Factory and extra creamy Santa’s Milk and Cookie shakes from Coasters.
Returning this year, the Peanuts gang, and a cast of world class ice skaters perform in the breathtaking ice show, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! in the 2,100 seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre. In this whimsical show, Snoopy enjoys all of the best parts of the season, including trimming the Christmas tree, awaiting Santa’s arrival, and attending the Christmas Ball. (Select dates, November 19 through January 8.)
An all-new show is debuting at the Camp Snoopy Theatre, A Peanuts Guide to Christmas. The Peanuts give their take and unique wisdom in a primer designed to help everyone survive the holidays. The show features mash ups of holiday songs with a heartwarming dose of the Peanuts gang.
Relax and unwind at Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village, as Ghost Town transforms into a shopping wonderland with dozens of local artisans selling their unique crafts and gifts. The annual Christmas Crafts village includes artistic craft holiday shops featuring power chainsaw sculpting and elegant glass blowing demonstrations. Entrance to the Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village is free Monday through Thursday, November 21 – December 8, and is included with theme park admission every day.
In the intimate setting of Ghost Town’s historic Bird Cage Theatre, Knott’s melodrama company brings to life Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s A Gift of the Magi in performances available on select dates during Knott’s Merry Farm.
When the sun sets on the farm, the buildings and paths in Ghost Town twinkle brightly to the beat of a holiday favorite as snow gently falls on all guests. Park guests can enjoy more of the nightly snow and glow experience in most of Ghost Town, from School House Road to the Saloon and down to the Assay Office. The toe tappin’, hand clappin’, comedy and bluegrass of Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies continues their Knott’s Merry Farm residency this holiday season in the Birdcage Theatre on select nights.
For More information about Knott’s Merry Farm please visit knotts.com, and watch this 2015 episode of Attractions The Show for a look inside last year’s event:
Guests can meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and enjoy other holiday festivities from November 25 through New Year’s Eve during SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration. [Read more…]
Bok Tower Gardens Christmas events, including the popular Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate, will bring yuletide cheer to the Lake Wales landmark starting November 25 through January 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m daily. [Read more…]