Gatorland to host first-annual Ho Ho Ho-Down Christmas event

The holidays have arrived at the “Alligator Capital of the World” with the brand-new Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down Christmas event at Gatorland.


Happening Dec. 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20, this event, included in the regular price of admission, features holiday displays, interactive characters and holiday entertainment from the Gator Dans throughout the park, and Gatorland’s Christmas Express rolling out of the station with a new original holiday story, “Bubba’s Christmas Crisis!”


Specially-themed areas for the holiday event feature the Oh No Snowmen, who are doing their best to keep cool in the hot Florida sun. There’s also the Giant Gingerbread Village Trailer Park, filled with life-size Gingerbread characters based on Gatorland’s most popular personalities. Gator Claws, the Santa Claus for all of the gators at the park, will even be around on his Festive Holiday Airboat as Merry Elves stroll among guests.

“We are so excited to be presenting our very first holiday event this year. It’s another great way for us to offer new experiences for people to come out and have fun with us in a very safe environment,” said Mark McHugh, president and CEO of Gatorland.

As you can expect, the Social Distancing Skunk Ape will be around the park, and social distancing and cleaning protocols will be in place. Face coverings are required for admission. There will also be holiday-themed food items available for purchase.

To learn more about Gatorland and the Ho Ho Ho-Down Christmas event, head to or call 800-393-JAWS.


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