Looking for some fun winter events to do in Central Florida? Well you're in luck, even though florida doesn't have snow or really even that cold of weather, we do have lots of fun holiday themed events. Some of these events even mimic the snow and cold you'd find up north. Check out this list of just a few of the exciting things to do here in Central Florida to get into the holiday spirit.
1. Bok Tower Gardens
Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is an annual celebration for all ages and one of the best times of year to visit. The ever-popular Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate is the highlight of Bok Tower Gardens’ season of holiday-themed events. Visitors will enjoy poinsettia, bromeliad and amaryllis displays, live music winter walking tours, and a variety of educational programs.
2. ICE! at Gaylord Palms
Embark on a magical journey through larger-than-life, whimsical scenes from the iconic classic 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' carved from over two million pounds of ice. In the one-of-a-kind holiday experience ICE!, you'll zip down two-story-tall slides made of pure ice, traverse through immersive ice tunnels and arches, and step into colorful, multi-sensory scenes starring your favorite Peanuts characters like Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Sally, Linus, and Peppermint Patty! Over 40 world-renowned master artisans spend over 6-weeks hand-carving approximately 6,700 blocks of ice - each weighing 300 pounds - to create this can't miss 20,000-square-foot frozen attraction.
Snowfest is Naples, FL is an event held to bring some of the fluffy white snow that others might be fleeing to the locals that never see it. 1200 blocks of ice are put through a chipper, creating over 100 tons of snow for locals to sled, throw, and build with; without any of the shoveling or freezing weather.
4. Surfing Santas
Surfing is a year-round past time on Florida's coast and Christmas Eve is no different. Christmas Eve Morning in Cocoa Beach, hundreds of Santa-themed surfers hit the waves to raise money for charity. Celebrate the spirit of Christmas and charity in one of the most Florida ways possible.
5. Edison and Ford Holiday Tour
A visit to the vacation homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford is a great trip any time in Florida, but during the winter holidays, things are even more beautiful. See what an old- Fashioned Florida Christmass celebration is like, complete with decked out buildings, tropical gardens, and a huge banyon tree.