Heading to the sunny US state of Florida for the holidays this year?
While there’s nothing wrong with hanging out in the sand and sun all day, there are many holiday events that look too fun to pass up.
Here are some Fun Activities to Consider Doing in the Winter Holidays in Florida:
ICE! In Orlando
Even if you’re visiting Florida to escape the ice and snow, you may miss the elements of winter as the holidays approach.
If you’re in Orlando, head to the Gaylord Palms Hotel to see how they celebrate the holidays. The exhibit, which is a display carved out of ice, is kept solid and cold at 9 degrees.
You’ll definitely want to bundle up as you take a ride on the ice slides, but it’s a chilly experience you will never forget, even if you do like to be in a state where there’s snow and ice.
Decorated Lifeguard Chairs on Jacksonville Beach
Rather than driving around town and looking at homes decorated in lights, why not head to Jacksonville Beach and see how they decorate lifeguard stands?
Not only is it a fun twist on a classic holiday activity the event raises money for lifeguards.
Celebrate Hanukkah in Miami
Have you ever seen a dreidel or menorah that’s larger than life?
If you’re visiting Miami Beach, a visit to the 1,600 pound, shell-encrusted dreidel and the menorah, which is covered in 35,000 shells, will leave you feeling festive and in awe.
Hop On Over To Santa’s Enchanted Forest
After you’ve visited the gigantic dreidel and menorah, why not head over to Santa’s Enchanted Forest (which is also located in Miami) and check out South Florida’s largest Christmas tree?
Relive your childhood as you look at all the lit-up displays and enjoy the petting zoo.
All over the U.S. there are large events, like bike rides, marathons, and even pub crawls, that bring masses of Santas together.
In Florida, it only seems natural that you might spot a bunch of Santas riding the waves. Hit Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve morning to see hundreds of Santas surfing.
NYE At The Beach
Planning on hanging out in Florida to ring in the new year? Most major beaches in Florida host a New Year’s Eve event, for a minimal fee or free admission, so ask the locals and see where the best party is located.
You never know, you may want to make one of your new year’s resolutions to visit Florida more often.
A Tip For Traveling Around Florida During the Holidays
Since Florida is a popular vacation destination during the holidays, the highways are a little more congested than usual. Whether you’re a native of Florida or you’re visiting for the first time, Florida NavMap is a “must have” online tool to help you navigate through the state more safely.