Orlando offers the best weekend of the year to combine shopping and entertainment

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Orlando prepares for the best time of year. In addition to the 150 events at theme parks and around the destination, visitors can enjoy shopping at the renowned outlets, malls and specialty shops.

Visit Orlando is sharing some tips to help visitors make the most of their Christmas vacation in Visit Orlando is also an official seller of tickets to the theme parks of Orlando, including a variety of Christmas celebrations in Orlando. Tickets can be purchased through the online store or by visiting the Official Visitor Center (Official Visitor Center), located in the International Drive.

Orlando and its parks

If it is venturing, Orlando parks offer diverse experience and a world of emotions in events, end of the year, are already prepared.

Walt Disney World Resort. - Nights from 7 November and January 4 -. "Frozen" will be present in this Christmas celebration since Elsa become Cinderella Castle Magic Kingdom in a palace of bright ice, while his characters also march in the parade "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade". This adventure also frozen reaches Hollywood Studios, where guests can enjoy the celebration of Frozen, "For the First Time in Forever - a 'Frozen' Sing-Along Celebration" and enjoy the spectacle of dancing lights of the Osborne family. And in Epcot, the procession of candles, one of the most cherished traditions in Walt Disney World Resort, will feature storytelling Christmas by some of the most beloved celebrities, accompanied by an orchestra of 50 musicians and a great chorus totally glorious.

Universal Orlando Resort - Weeknight December 6 and January 3 -. The streets of Universal Studios Florida every night is filled with balloons "larger than life" Macy's Parade, the same as you see in the Thanksgiving parade in New York. The new addition will be Chloe, the clown "Ballonicle" which combines a balloon that rises with a self-propelled vehicle. And at Universal's Islands of Adventure, "Grinchmas" comes alive through Seuss Landing. Visitors can enjoy a live narration of the classic Christmas tale of Dr. Seuss, "Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular" which presents the Whos of Who-ville, accompanied by an original soundtrack by Mannheim Steamroller.

SeaWorld Orlando - Weeknight November 22 to December 31-. Visitors of all ages can take a trip to the North Pole in POLAR EXPRESS experience or enjoy the new tour "Christsmas Family Fun"; including meet and greet with a penguin, reserved seating at Christmas Wish Elmo and a meal at "Santa's Fireside Feast"

LEGOLAND Florida Resort - Weekends in December -. A Santa Claus made in LEGO actual size during "Christmas Bricktacular" ready for family photos or if you prefer, next to a LEGO Christmas tree over 30 feet high, made with a combination of 270,000 LEGOS green and DUPLO bricks.

Celebrations outside the theme parks

The Orlando theme parks are not the only attractions in Central Florida for New Year celebrations. Ice slides or build gingerbread houses are other activities to discover.

From November 17 to January 5, Leu's Holiday House, will be decorated for Christmas by the best designers in Orlando, so that visitors enjoy a magical tour among beautiful gardens and shaded by ancient oaks, forests of camellias and giant trees camphor. Another attraction is the Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art presents "All That Glitters", from 15 to 23 November. Be dozens of decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses that will be on display and also some for sale. And for lovers of cold, nothing better than ICE! Gaylord Palms, an award winning attraction, carved by a team of 40 artisans. They are more than two million pounds of ice sculptures hand carved include Frosty the Snowman four ice slides and ice carving station live from November 14 to January 4.

The best season for shopping.

Orlando may be known for its exciting theme parks, but the abundance of shopping centers, Outlets and shops provide a haven for the holidays. For "Black Friday" (November 28), visitors to the city can enjoy some of the best prices of the year on their holiday shopping. The Mall At Millenia has more than 150 high-end stores like Apple, Neiman Marcus, St. Laurent Paris, Prada, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier, among others. Meanwhile, in the Florida Mall, visitors will find the largest area for shopping, with over 250 stores including Coach, MAC Cosmetics and entertainment stores like Build-A-Bear, M & M and Polaroid Fotobar. If larger shopping opportunities desired, at Orlando Premium Outlets, each including more than 150 stores, find daily discounts ranging from 25 to 65 percent.

Enjoy all these activities, walking through the center of the city, visit museums, enjoy Broadway shows, discover delicious international cuisine, or simply relax at any of the hotels in the city, it is something that certainly Orlando has to offer . Thus, the city that offers the best holiday to spend time with family and create lasting memories, welcome to the most beautiful and expected time for all Christmas.

Traslation Belén Zapata