Featuring new entertainment, a new Holiday LEGO® character and the Theme Park’s famous 30-ft. LEGO Christmas tree from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 8, 2019) – Snowfall, twinkling lights and the smell of holiday treats fill the family theme park as Holidays at LEGOLAND® California Resort returns! Guests can feel the LEGO® cheer from Nov. 23 through Dec. 31 with live entertainment, festive décor and the world’s largest LEGO Christmas!
The annual holiday celebration features a jolly new show in Fun Town, Santa’s Top Elf! Guests can giggle and cheer as the elves at the North Pole work together to make all the children’s toys just in time for Santa’s big night. Kids and families can rock out to the Park’s official pop rock Holiday Glee Club the Yule Tides as they perform new and classic carols that will be sure to put everyone into the holiday spirit!
Sparkling lights trim the Fun Town buildings and snow flurries fill the air as Fun Town transforms into a winter wonderland! Guests can revel at the world famous LEGO Christmas tree, standing 30-feet tall and constructed out of more than 245,000 forest green DUPLO® bricks. The LEGO Christmas tree is adorned with more than 400 LEGO ornaments and 11,000 LED lights shining through the winter nights. This year, the LEGO tree features some special Unikitty LEGO ornaments in honor of the Parks upcoming new land The LEGO® Movie World, opening Spring 2020.
Guests wanting to snap the perfect holiday card photo can pose with life-size LEGO models of Santa and his reindeer in Fun Town or with their favorite festive costume characters which inlcude LEGO Santa, LEGO Toy Soldier and new this year, the LEGO Gingerbread Man!
The LEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel will also join in on the holiday celebration with décor, live entertainment and the ultimate pajama party throughout the holiday season! The holidayfestivities continue at SEA LIFE® aquarium with a special daily dive show and winter craft activities.
As the holidays wind-down, families can countdown the end of the year at LEGOLAND California Resort during the annual Kids’ New Year’s Eve party on Dec. 31. Guests can rock into the New Year with LEGO characters Jake and Emily in the new LEGO Rock Band! After jamming out at the Miniland Stage, guests can head over to the Castle Stage to become judges in the new show, LEGOLAND’s Got Talent! The interactive show features everything from singers to gymnasts to ukulele performers and the audience will vote for the winning act! Starting at 6 p.m., the party moves to San Francisco in Miniland U.S.A. where the Park re-creates the famous Times Square ball drop with a giant LEGO brick falling 22 feet in the air. Families can enjoy a spectacular fireworks display as the LEGO brick drops, welcoming in 2020.
For more Holidays information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
New Holiday Festivities at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lead a Sleigh-Full of Enchantment During a Season of Joy at Walt Disney World Resort
New fireworks show joins the fun of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party as Walt Disney World transforms into a winter wonderland beginning Nov. 8
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (June 3, 2019) – Starting Nov. 8, Walt Disney World Resort will unwrap the 2019 holiday season with very merry festivities across its theme parks, resorts and Disney Springs. This year marks the debut of a new holiday celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and a spectacular new holiday-themed fireworks show at Magic Kingdom Park.
It all adds up the most fun this side of the North Pole, with special live entertainment, characters in festive garb, seasonal décor, holiday treats, specialty eats, miles of garlands and decorations, and a shimmering castle to lift holiday spirits.
While Santa and his elves are busy preparing for the holidays, savvy guests are already planning their holiday vacations at Walt Disney World. To help with all that planning, here is an advance look at holiday happenings across the resort:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Joins in the Holiday Fun for the First Time
Disney’s Animal Kingdom will introduce the biggest holiday season in its two-decade history, with festive new entertainment and holiday décor in every land. Daytime and nighttime, guests will experience the majesty of nature and holiday magic. Here is some of what’s in store:
Magic Kingdom Park to Unveil New Holiday Fireworks Show
The skies above Magic Kingdom Park will sparkle to life this holiday season as visions of fireworks dance in the air during an all-new nighttime show – Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks. Hosted by Minnie Mouse, the holiday extravaganza invites guests to come together in a celebration of heartfelt moments and the magic of Christmas. The show will be presented during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which takes place select dates Nov. 8-Dec. 22, and nightly Dec. 23-29.
This holiday season will also see Magic Kingdom transformed into an enchanting wonderland with dazzling decorations, holiday treats, a shimmering ice castle and more. Returning holiday favorites include:
Beloved Epcot Candlelight Processional Begins Nov. 29 as Highlight of Holiday Festival
Joyous Yuletide traditions from across the globe are at the heart of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. From Nov. 29, 2019, through Dec. 30, 2019, merry-makers will be immersed in a vast world of holiday decorations and entertainment, themed merchandise, festive cuisine and costumed storytellers in many of the 11 World Showcase nations.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Glitters with Special Holiday Entertainment
Holiday adventures begin at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as new attractions and lands turn this theme park into one big holiday gift. Add seasonal shows, enchanting “snowfalls,” décor and more, and it’s easy to see how holidays here become extraordinary:
Disney Springs Delivers Season’s Greetings
Perfect for this special time of year, the Disney Springs retail, dining and entertainment district is where guests can make a holiday list and check it twice as they breeze among dozens of trendy brand-name stores and a large and varied collection of Disney merchandise. They can also indulge the holiday hungries at great dining spots that will also serve up seasonal cheer. Live entertainment will include the spectacle of toy soldier stilt walkers and carolers in holiday attire. Holiday decorations set the colorful stage for Disney Springs festivities, which run Nov. 8, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020:
Disney Resorts Deck the Halls
Resort hotels across Walt Disney World will be decked out for the holidays. Seasonal décor and massive Christmas trees usher in the festive spirit:
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2019) – Holidays begin here at the Disneyland Resort, and no holiday celebration is complete without themed food and beverage. Adding to the seasonal storytelling this year are new items like the sugar cookie churro, and returning favorites like the holiday dinner pizza. There’s something for everyone to celebrate this Holiday season, from Nov. 8, 2019 through Jan. 6, 2020.
Guests visiting Disneyland Resort can use the mobile ordering feature on the Disneyland app* to save time and order some of their favorite holiday treats, from the peppermint Mickey shake at Schmoozies! to the guest-favorite candy cane beignets at the Mint Julep Bar.
All around the resort, guests can make their hearts – and stomachs – happy this holiday season with sweet and savory menu items inspired by different holiday celebrations and favorite Disney characters. More information can be found in the holiday food guide on the Disneyland app and on the Disney Parks Blog.
Disneyland Park Churros
Disney California Adventure Park
*Items from these locations are available via mobile ordering on the Disneyland App.
About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.
AWARD-WINNING BUSCH GARDENS® CHRISTMAS TOWN™ BRIGHTENS TAMPA BAY AREA FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON STARTING NOVEMBER 16
Experience NEW festive culinary and entertainment experiences, fan-favorite visits with Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and more.
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2019) – The holidays come to life at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay’s Christmas Town™ including ALL-NEW festive fare, heartwarming holiday shows, and merry memorable moments with fan-favorite characters each day starting Nov. 16, 2019 through Jan. 6, 2020.
Proud to be nationally recognized as a USA Today 10 Best Theme Park Holiday Event, Christmas Town offers new experiences along with Tampa Bay traditions. The event has placed in the top 10 of holiday theme park offerings in 2017 and 2018 and has been nominated again for the 2019 list. Fans of Christmas Town can vote daily for the event now through Monday, December 2 and enjoy the following experiences and more starting Saturday, November 16.
Heartwarming Holiday Entertainment
Spirited shows and dazzling lights cover the park in holiday cheer all-season long, including an ALL-NEW show opening at Dragon Fire Grill.
-NEW The Most Wonderful Time: You’re invited to a classy Christmas soirée, complete with jazzy piano solos, a live band and heart-melting vocal performances.
-UPDATED The Holiday Sing-Along Train: This season, the park’s classic steam engine has a merry makeover, including more lights than ever. Join your Christmas Conductor for a live sing-along and raise your voice to spread cheer throughout the park.
-Christmas on Ice: A frosty fan-favorite and the longest-running holiday show at Busch Gardens!
-Elmo’s Christmas Wish: A song-filled spectacle featuring classic holiday tunes with a special Sesame Street twist.
-Christmas From the Heart: A gospel-inspired celebration with a high-spirited finale.
-Three Kings Journey: A musical tale of the famed trail to Bethlehem.
-Carol of the Bells: Thousands of dancing Christmas lights blanket the Serengeti Overlook Restaurant and an iconic multi-story Christmas tree for a perfectly choreographed performance of “Carol of the Bells.”
Holiday Lights Reach NEW Heights
This Christmas season, park guests can take on Florida’s best thrill rides as they coast over millions of twinkling Christmas lights. The park’s newest addition, Tigris – Florida’s tallest launch coaster, is also dressed for the holidays – featuring NEW light displays inspired by the attraction. Near the Tigris realm, guests can stroll through the NEW Luminosity Lane – an immersive light tunnel synchronized to favorite holiday tunes.
Merry Memorable Moments with Festive Friends
-FAN-FAVORITE Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola®: Families are invited for a magical visit they’ll never forget with Mrs. Claus and jolly elves at Santa’s House, all nestled in the heart of Busch Gardens.
-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Guests can get nose to nose with the most famous reindeer around as they greet Rudolph, Clarice and Bumble from the classic Christmas tale at Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland.
-NEW Merry Mint Lane: Park guests will waddle with excite-mint as they get a close look at penguins and other animal ambassadors at the Animal Care Center. The area’s festive makeover includes photo opportunities with NEW Peppermint Pals, tasty treats and more!
-NEWSugar Plum Princess: ‘Tis the season for visiting royalty! Joining the Ice Princess and Poinsettia Princess, a new Sugar Plum Princess will greet guests near Sultan’s Sweets candy shop.
Festive Fare beyond Compare
From merry mealtime memories to food samples that are perfect for strolling through a winter wonderland, Christmas Town offers endless holiday flavors, including new dining experiences.
-NEW Christmas Town Samplers: Throughout the Christmas Town Village, guests can stroll from cabin to cabin to sample delicious holiday dishes and drinks. From apple pie, sweet potato fries, chicken-and-waffle sandwiches to hot toddies and NEW pumpkin thrill shakes, the best way to savor and save during the holidays is with a Christmas Town Sampler.
-NEW Breakfast with Elmo & Friends: Families can enjoy hugs and high fives from their favorite Sesame Street friends as they celebrate the holidays with family-friendly eats at Dragon Fire Grill. Available select dates in November and December, space is limited - reservations are encouraged.
-NEW Taste of the Holidays Buffet: While savoring the beautiful view of the Serengeti Plain and Cobra's Curse, families can feast on holiday favorites at the park’s historic Serengeti Overlook Restaurant. This new buffet menu features returning classic favorites, like our house-signature fried chicken and pumpkin cheesecake.
The gift that gives all year – a Busch Gardens Annual Pass!
Now is the best time for Holiday shoppers to give the gift of a year of park admission including Florida’s best thrill rides, including the all-new Tigris – Florida’s tallest launch coaster, with a Busch Gardens Annual Pass.
Limited-time pricing is available now for all Annual Passes, starting at $10.25 per month for everyone on the nice list, with no down payment. Guests can choose an Annual Pass with unique benefits including free parking, free Serengeti Safari, merchandise discounts and dining discounts in addition to special limited-time perks throughout the year.
In the New Year, Annual Pass members will enjoy exclusive ride time on Iron Gwazi, North America’s tallest hybrid coaster and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world, when it opens in spring 2020.
For complete event information, including dates, times and restaurant reservations, visit ChristmasTown.com. Be the first to know about events, special deals and future announcements by following Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species, and live shows and events, providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit BuschGardensTampa.com. Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.
AN EARLY PRESENT FOR THE HOLIDAY FOODIE:
SAVOR A UNIQUE TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS WITH EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES AND FESTIVE CUISINE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT
Guests Can Enjoy Specialty Food & Beverage in Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk this Holiday Season
Orlando, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2019) – At Universal Orlando Resort, traditional holiday cuisine is taken to the next level with festive food and exclusive entertainment experiences that every true foodie should have on their wish list. From comforting classics to contemporary favorites, there’s options to savor around every jolly corner of Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk. See below for the Holidays food & beverage options that offer something for everyone in the family at Universal Orlando:
For the Quintessential Holidays Foodie:
Beginning November 16, 2019 to January 5, 2020, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk will bring merry & bright delicacies to guests so they can #HolidayLikeThis throughout their epic vacation. Whether they’re gathering with their friends & family for a complete holiday meal or grabbing a quick snack in between rides, guests will relish the flavors of the season, featuring:
For the Seasonal Cocktail Aficionado:
And for guests who want to sip as well as savor, they can delight in specialty cocktails throughout both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure that bring out the unique flavors of the season, such as the Apple Pie on the Rocks, Apple Cider Irish Mule, Cranberry Margarita and more. There’s also cocktails signature to Universal CityWalk’s nightlife venues, including the “Gingerbread Mon’” at Bob Marley’s, the “Snow Globe” at Pat O’ Brien’s and a variety of seasonal mixed drink offerings throughout the entertainment complex.
An Extra for the Dessert Lover:
This year, Universal Orlando will offer an all-new “Sweets & Sounds Dessert Party” experience on select nights starting November 16 through December 15, which will give guests and dessert lovers alike something to cheer about.
Guests will have access to exclusive viewing areas for Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and the Mannheim Steamroller concert performance along with all-you-care-to-enjoy seasonal desserts, savory bites, sparkling wine and assorted non-alcoholic beverages in the heart of Universal Studios Florida. Tickets for adults are $49.99 plus tax, and tickets for children (ages 3 – 9) are $29.99 plus tax. Separate theme park admission is required.
An Extra for the Classics Devotee:
For guests who especially enjoy Holidays gourmet and are visiting December 22 to December 30, they can sink their teeth into the “Festive Flavors Holiday Buffet” at Universal Studios Florida – providing them with access to exclusive viewing areas for both Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration. Guests can indulge in all-you-care-to-enjoy Holidays cuisine, specialty desserts and sparkling wine throughout the evening featuring savory and sweet holiday favorites. Tickets for adults are $64.99 plus tax, and tickets for children (ages 3 – 9) are $44.99 plus tax. Separate theme park admission is required.
For the Full Vacation-Mode Fanatic:
The Universal Orlando Resort Hotels will also be offering holiday and seasonal dishes for guests to enjoy – including special buffets for guests visiting during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. For more information, visit: https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/places-to-stay/hotels/holiday-happenings.
Foodies can experience this festive fare while also saving on a merry getaway to Universal Orlando this holiday season. Now through Dec. 2, guests can get a 3rd Park Free from $53 per day (plus tax) when they purchase a Multi-Day 3-Park, Park-to-Park promo ticket and have the ultimate flexibility to experience all three of Universal Orlando’s amazing theme parks on each day of their vacation (blockout dates apply). Guests can also purchase a Holiday Stay and Play Package and save up to $200 when they stay four nights or longer at one of Universal Orlando’s hotels for travel from Nov. 16, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020 (blockout dates apply). The package starts at $95 per person, per night for a stay at either Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and includes admission to all three Universal Orlando theme parks and exclusive benefits for resort hotel guests, such as Early Park Admission one hour before the theme parks open and complimentary resort-wide transportation.
For more information on Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort and to purchase tickets to either the “Sweets & Sounds Dessert Party” or “Festive Flavors Holiday Buffet,” visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.