The 9 Best Things to Do in Central Florida During the Winter

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Don’t Know What to Do in Central Florida This Winter? Look No Further! Check Out Our List of Fun Things to Do in Central Florida

1. Christmas at Gaylord Palms – Now through January 1, 2017

Want a great way to spend time with the family? At this resort you can marvel at the unique and lavish display of over 2 million twinkle lights and festive holiday décor! Better act quickly because this event ends on the first of the year!

2. Light Up UFC – Now through January 7, 2017

With so many options to choose from, such as ice skating, holiday movie classics, light shows and so much more, Light Up UFC is one of the great things to do in central Florida with kids!

3. Santa’s Enchanted Forest – Now through January 8, 2017

Looking for the perfect way to spend time with the grandkids? Take them on Santa’s train, the Ferris wheel, and many more fun rides! Get tickets and plan your trip on their website. 

4. Ice Skating at the Lakeland Center – Now through January 1, 2017

Ice skating is a classic winter tradition for many Americans and is a fun thing to do in central Florida with kids as well! Tickets are required for skating at the Lakeland Center, but there’s no cost to just sit and watch!

5. Visit Legoland – Hours Vary During the Holidays

Legoland has many holiday events going on during the year and is the perfect activity to do with your family! Check out their hours of operation and plan your trip on their website.

6. Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate – Now through January 8, 2017

Looking for a unique thing to do in central Florida this winter? Visiting Bok Tower Garden’s Pinewood Estate is a great option! Tour the 20-room mansion and feel like you’re stepping back into the 1940s by way of this Mediterranean-style home. You can buy tickets here.

7. Christmas Carillon Concerts at Bok Gardens – Now through January 8, 2017

After your home tour at the Pinewood Estate, why not go see the Bok Garden Christmas concert? Hear the 60-bell singing tower carillon and celebrate the holidays with this festive live performance. 

8. Celebration of Holiday Blooms and Music – Now through January 8, 2017

At this charming event, you can see a 15-foot-tall Christmas tree made out of over 350 bromeliads! Also located at the Bok Tower Garden, this is a great thing to do in central Florida with kids and you can get some beautiful family photos!

9. Winter Walking Tours – Now through January 8, 2017 

The last of the fun things to do in central Florida this winter is to go on a winter walking tower at the Bok Tower Garden! Learn more about the various winter flora, winter fauna, and much more! 

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