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Florida Holiday Attractions Guide

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Are you experiencing chilly temperatures? Florida’s warm beaches and palm trees are a welcome change from winter. Along with its distinctive temperatures, Florida also boasts some pretty unique holiday attractions. We’ve compiled a few of our favorites to share with your family this season!



ICE! At Gaylord Palms, Orlando

A taste of a real winter, ICE! the award-winning display of millions of pounds of ice hand-carved into amazing sculptures by artisans from China. This year’s theme is a larger-than-life version of the classic holiday poem, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. The attraction is kept at a chily 9 degrees and features four ice slides, so bundle up the family and get going!

Plan your trip here.



Gingerbread House Extravaganza, Jacksonville

The annual celebration of the classic holiday cookie marks its 13th year from December 2nd– December 23rd. Visitors enjoy gigantic, creative gingerbread houses built by chefs, bakers, architects, engineers, culinary school students, families, young people and other individuals. These tasty creations are placed on display at the Jacksonville Historical Society headquarters, historic Old St. Andrews, immediately across the street from the Veteran’s Memorial Arena.

Learn more here.


Night of Lights, St. Augustine

If you love looking at lights decorating different locales, St. Augustine’s Night of Lights is for you! Selected by National Geographic in 2011 & 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city.

 Plan your visit here.


 Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Miami

The big man with the sleigh isn’t limited to the North Pole! South Florida is home to Santa’s Enchanted Forest, the world’s largest Christmas theme park with more than 100 rides, shows, games, and attractions.

Discover it all here.

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