Wondering if there are things to do in Florida now that Christmas is over? Don’t worry there are still plenty of fun activities to enjoy with your friends and family for the remaining season. Check these out great things to do in Florida.
St. Augustine Holiday Fun
Dates: Every night from November 17th, 2018 – February 3rd, 2019
One of America’s most charming cities, St. Augustine, also boasts a 21-year-old annual award-winning holiday lights display tradition. Once awarded one of the Top 10 Best Holiday Lighting Displays In The World by National Geographic, visitors will find an impressive display of dazzling lights strung along the bay-front, towards the Christmas tree placed in the center of the historic town plaza. Watch the annual Christmas parade weave down the 450-year-old brick streets, take a picture with Santa or shop among the illuminated magical streets. Visitors can take horse and carriage tours of the city or hop on one of the iconic local Christmas tours.
Gaylord Palms Festivities
Lake Buena Vista, November 16, 2018 – January 6, 2019
With over 20,000 square feet of hand-carved ice sculptures and two-story tall ice slides, you won’t even notice the 9-degree temperature inside this winter wonderland. (Don’t worry — coats and gloves are provided). This year’s theme is a tribute to beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story. https://www.marriott.com/gaylord-hotels/christmas-at-gaylord-palms-kissimmee-orlando.mi
Things to do in Florida at Bok Tower Gardens
Gorgeous and historical, BokTower Gardens in Lake Wales, is about an hour south of downtown Orlando. This beautiful site offers an annual Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate from Nov. 23 through Jan.6, 2019. Other festivities include carillon concerts, garden tours and a poinsettia display.
Chocolate Fun for Everyone
The Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour is an interactive, guided experience that is fun for the whole family. The informative tour uses story and adventure to educate guests about how chocolate is made. http://www.chocolatekingdom.com/
Light Up UCF
November 16 -December 31, 2018
Light Up UCF is in its 11th year of bringing holiday fun to the community. On tap this year: snow, incredible choreographed lights and lots of rides. Showing up and hanging out is free and music-synchronized holiday light shows run hourly. The twinkly bulbs cover the entire façade of Addition Financial Arena. It’s fun and festive, but most people come for the fun winter activities! Ice skating ($12), an Ice Slide($6.50 unlimited) and several great rides ($4.25 a piece). Friday and Saturday nights throughout its run, Light Up UCF features free outdoor movies, each with a holiday theme. http://www.lightupucf.com/
Who says there are no reindeers in Florida?
With all the hustle happening at the various parks don’t forget our Florida reindeer at this fun-filled park. With the Screamin’ Gator Zip line, the new Stompin‘ Gator Off-Road Adventure, gator feeding experience and awesome interactive shows. Don’t miss this exciting adventure over the holidays. you will not be disappointed! https://www.gatorland.com/
Things to do in Florida at Hidden Palms Ranch
Enjoy nature with this family owned operation just 30 minutes outside of the Orlando area. After all the festivities, sometimes you need a place to unwind and enjoy the beauty that only Florida can offer. https://www.hiddenpalmsranch.com/
We hope that you enjoyed our fun activities around the state of Florida. Are you visiting Orlando Florida soon? If so, check out our top 100 things to do in central Florida that go beyond theme parks.