Holiday Events Happening Near Haines City, Orlando, and Tampa Florida

Ready or not, the holidays are just around the corner! The weather is starting to cool, the smell of pumpkin spice is filling the air, jingle bells can be heard in the distance, and holiday events are beginning. If you’re in the Haines City, Tampa, or Orlando area looking for fun holiday events for the whole family, we’ve got you covered! Check out all the exciting winter events happening around you this season! 

Haines City Holiday Events:

Glitter, Glisten, & Snow, December 3rd– Join Haines City Parks & Recreation and Miracle Toyota as they count down lighting up Lake Eva Park with thousands of lights, including their 31ft Christmas Tree! This event features food trucks, entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, and more. You can even anticipate a visit from Santa Clause himself!  

Christmas Parade, December 3rd– Head over to Lake Eva Park for the start of Haines City’s annual Christmas celebration. Enjoy this holiday-themed parade filled with family friendly floats of dance groups, local organizations, businesses and Santa Clause!

IRONMAN 70.3, December 11th– Are you ready for a triathlon? Get your post-Thanksgiving workout by joining over 2,000 athletes in completing a 70.3-mile course! Participants will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, and run 13.1 miles! Don’t want to participate in the action? Not to worry- watch & cheer on the athletes as they cross the finish line at the Great Lawn. 


Orlando Holiday Events: 

Christmas Nights in Lights, November 11th – January 1st– Start your holiday season off right (and early) at Orlando’s #1 immersive light show attraction happening at Dezerland park. This magical experience is fun for the whole family! Enjoy the mile-long dazzling drive-through light show. 

Holidays at Walt Disney World starting November 11th– Celebrate the spirit of the season at Disney World theme park! This magical time is full of festive events all throughout the park and surrounding areas such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, EPCOT’s holiday traditions, cuisine and décor, and much more!   

Jingle Eve, November 19th– This holiday fun filled event is perfect for the whole family. From beer gardens, live music, food trucks, children’s holiday village, arts & crafts vendors and even a “12 Wines of Christmas walk”– there’s bound to be an event for everyone!  

Oh, What Fun! Holiday Festival, December 7th – December 24th– At Lake Nona you can experience your favorite chilly-weather foods, classic Christmas tales with Santa & Mrs. Clause at Santa’s cottage, and nightly snowfall! The holiday market is the perfect place to grab your holiday gifts. If you’re in the market for a Christmas tree, head over to Peppermint Forest Christmas tree lot. This event has it all!  


Tampa Holiday Events:

Busch Gardens Christmas Town, November 12th – January 2nd– Celebrate holiday cheer with family and friends as you delight in the experience of animal encounters, thrilling rides, holiday inspired cuisine, and festive shows! Don’t forget to spend some time with Santa and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.  

Tampa Riverwalk’s Holiday Spectacular, November 28th – January 2nd– The holiday spectacular is presented by Mosaic and includes holiday décor along the Riverwalk, the largest floating Christmas tree, and more fun. The ongoing event kicks off on November 28th with a tree lighting ceremony at the Tampa Convention center docks at 6:00pm.

Tampa Bay Festival of Lights, November 24th – January 1st– Immerse yourself in the Holiday spirit with a 2-mile-long drive through Hillsborough County Fairgrounds showcasing nearly one million holiday lights. Let the lights lead you to Santa’s Village for activities, goodies, and of course, a visit from Santa Clause.  


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You can enjoy any of these amazing holiday events in November and December! And if you’re looking for a relaxing place to stay after all the holiday excitement, book a stay at Oak Harbor RV Village in Haines City It’s approximately an hour from both Tampa and Orlando which makes it the perfect spot to call home after a long day of holiday cheer. Oak Harbor RV Village features a 1,000-acre private lake with a boat ramp, two canals and private docks so you know you’ll be able to get those relaxing fishing trips in. Plus, with a variety of ways to stay, including cabin rentals and full hookup RV sites, you’re welcome to vacation however you choose. But regardless of how you stay, you’ll always be greeted with a friendly smile or happy handshake while at Oak Harbor RV Village.  Book now and save 20% off your last-minute holiday season stay.