Now through Dec. 24, Icon Park is hosting the socially distanced holiday event, The Santa Workshop Experience.
In previous years, The Santa Workshop Experience was located at the Mall at Millennia. This year, Icon Park has taken over and expanded the event, implementing new health and safety measures.
The Santa Workshop Experience includes access to the following:
- Festive rides on the Pearl Express Train
- Socially distanced photo opportunities with Santa
- Private rides on The Wheel
- Story time and cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus
- Holiday treats such as hot chocolate, frozen hot chocolate and cookies at The Wheelhouse Market Food Hall
“Icon Park is ready to kick off the holiday season in Central Florida,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, president and CEO of Icon Park. “We’re proud to provide fun, open-air entertainment for our locals to enjoy this year. Our team has been able to build a safe, socially-distanced experience with Santa that will provide unforgettable memories for our community.”
Masks are required at all times, with the exception of photo sessions with Santa. During the physically distanced meet and greets, only one family will be permitted in Santa’s workshop at a time. Additionally, a plexiglass barrier on Santa’s chair will remain in between him and the children, but will be completely invisible in photos. Once the encounter has ended, the kids can take a free ride on The Wheel in a private capsule that has been decorated for the holidays, and additional tickets to ride can be purchased for 50% off.
Also at Icon Park, Madame Tussauds Orlando has transformed its A-List party room into an upscale holiday party with seasonal décor, special lighting, and holiday tunes.
At Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, guests can encounter creatures that love living in the cold and are rocking red and green for the holidays – like the Giant Pacific Octopus, which thrives in 55-degree water and uses its camouflage abilities to change its coloring from a white to a deep red. There’s also the Green Moray Eel, who is actually dark brown, but appears to have festive bright green skin.
The Wheel will transform into a kaleidoscope of color for the holidays, as its 64,000 LED lights dance to a festive soundtrack for a free, 10-minute light show. The show will take place daily at 6 p.m. with an additional performance at 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.