During the summer periods, Florida is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world for British tourists. Unbeknownst to some however, is the fact that the Sunshine State is also extremely popular during the winter periods too.
With that in mind, there are also a great range of events taking place up and down the land throughout the Christmas season, so if you plan on a Florida holiday next Christmas, we’ve teamed up with cheap holiday provider, Florida4less, to see what’s happening this year:
ICE! At Gaylord Palms, now until January 5
Featuring Frosty the Snowman, ICE is one of Florida’s most prominent and most exciting Christmas plays in the state. Featuring more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, not a penny is spared in the production of the classic Christmas tale.
With adult advance tickets found at only $28.99 and children’s tickets at $14.99, ICE! provides a very reasonable way of spending an evening with the family.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest, now until January 5
Though Orlando is the prime holiday destination when it comes to Florida holidays, Miami is also a treasure of wonders during the Christmas season.
If you fancy visiting the world’s largest Christmas theme park on your winter holiday, then Santa’s Enchanted Forest offers over 100 rides, shows, games and attractions in the wonderful city of Miami.
For just $28.97 per adult and $19.63 per child, families are invited to see just how Christmas is celebrated in warmer climates.
Happy Happenings at Brevard Zoo, December 20 – 22
Based just south east of Orlando, on the foot of the coast, Brevard Zoo goes all out as it invites people of all ages to come and give special Christmas presents to the animals who live there.
As an extra special treat, Santa Claus (or Father Christmas to the British), shall be in attendance every day to help children give out presents to their favourite animals.
Light up UCF, Orlando, now until January 5
Light up UCF offers 50 nights of music, lights and ice, providing Floridian families and tourists an affordable way of celebrating Christmas.
Although the event will only be in its seventh year in 2014, Light up UCF is already a great Christmas tradition for local families and those who visit on a yearly business.
Alongside the Ice Rink Pavilian, shows are presented and kindly donated by the likes of Coca-Cola, SeaWorld and the Federal Credit Union.
The Holiday Film Festival, Light Show and parking are free though there are small prices to pay for ice skating, rides and photographs with Santa. Those with large families can also enjoy healthy discounts.