In the heart of Florida, the town of Celebration unfolds a whimsical winter wonderland as the year nears its end. Celebration Town Center becomes the epicenter of holiday joy, radiating the spirit of Christmas through a myriad of events, illuminations, and jubilations. This article explores the 2023 holiday festivities that transform this quaint town into a magical holiday haven, inviting locals and visitors alike to partake in the joyous celebrations.
The hallmark of Celebration’s holiday festivities is the annual “Now Snowing” event, celebrating its 25th anniversary from November 25th through December 31st, 2023. This month-long Winter Wonderland Spectacular is a cherished tradition, embodying the quintessence of a family-style holiday reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ narratives.
Each evening as the clock strikes 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 PM, snowfall descends upon Market Street, crafting a snowy spectacle for all to revel in, weather permitting of course, as the snow can’t operate during or following periods of rain or if temperatures fall below 34°F.
Amidst the snow, an area’s only synthetic ice rink beckons, opening its icy realm from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM nightly. Though the cost for a 30-minute glide across the synthetic ice is yet to be disclosed, the experience promises a chilly escape amidst Florida’s tropical clime.
Journey through Celebration in a horse-drawn carriage, encapsulating the essence of a traditional holiday. With rides available from 5:00 PM till close nightly, choose from a Cinderella Carriage, Christmas Sleigh, Vis a Vis, or Wagon Rides, with prices ranging from $7.00 per person to $75.00 for up to four people.
Hop on board the Celebration Express Train for a whimsical tour around the town. Running from 5:00 PM till close nightly, each ride costs $7.00 per person, offering a quaint expedition through Celebration’s festive streets.
Capture the magical moments with Santa from 5:30-9:00 PM on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, or from 6:00-9:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through December 24th. Whether it’s a traditional pose or a playful interaction, each photo op with Santa is a cherished holiday keepsake.
Every Wednesday through December 20th, from 5 PM till close, pet parents have a chance to capture the holiday spirit with their furry companions alongside Santa, adding a paw-fect touch to the holiday photo album.
In addition to the daily snowfall and rides, a special Holiday themed Art Festival, the Celebration Art Walk, is set to enchant the town on December 16th, broadening the holiday spectacle with a touch of artistic elegance.
The Holidays in Celebration Town Center encapsulate the magic of Christmas in a unique Floridian way. Through snowfall, light shows, and a bounty of holiday activities, the town of Celebration invites one and all to create cherished holiday memories in the heart of Florida. So, as the snow softly descends upon Celebration, let the holiday magic whisk you away into a world of joyful wonder.
In every snowflake that drifts through the air, and in the twinkle of every holiday light, the spirit of Christmas comes alive in Celebration Town Center. As 2023 unfolds its holiday narrative, the town of Celebration awaits with open arms, ready to usher in the joy, hope, and merriment that define the holiday season.