Celebrate the holidays in Orlando with an old-fashioned Christmas parade. Visit the charming town of Winter Park on December 8 to enjoy a festive start to your holiday season. It’s the perfect activity for families as young and old will enjoy music, floats, and holiday magic. You can even bring your four-legged family members, so no one is left behind. This charming parade takes place during the morning, so afterwards you can enjoy brunch and shopping in downtown Winter Park
The parade takes place at 10:30 a.m., but you’ll want to arrive a bit early to find the best viewing spot along the brick streets of downtown Winter Park. You’ll enjoy nearly 100 bands as they march through, as well as dance troupes, local dignitaries, and festive floats. If you’ve brought your dog, they’re bound to see plenty of other pets along the parade route. Each year horses and puppies in their holiday best escort their humans along the historic Winter Park town center. Floats range from cars decorated with a smattering of tinsel and garland to intricate recreations on Santa’s sleigh. Speaking of Santa, be sure to stick around for the end of the parade to see the jolly old man himself.
After the parade, you can enjoy plenty of holiday shopping along Park Avenue in Winter Park. Shop name brands such as ALEX AND ANI and Lilly Pulitzer, or enjoy selections from boutique shops such as The Partridge Tree Gift Shop which features unique gifts, home décor, and teas. Sample olive oils from around the world at The Ancient Olive and enjoy delicious chocolate perfect for the holiday season at Peterbrooke Chocolatiers.
Enjoy Winter Park’s Christmas Parade and other celebrations across Central Florida when you stay at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. Our centrally located Orlando hotel is just minutes away from top attractions in the area, including Orlando theme parks. Our deluxe accommodations are perfect for the whole family and include amenities such as free Wi-Fi, swimming pools, and dining option on-site. Book your room today by calling 407-996-8585.