What's your favorite? The Grinch? Home Alone? With so many things to do this holiday season in Orlando, it's good to slow down for a bit and enjoy some Christmas movies. Plan a relaxing holiday date together and snuggle up as you watch some beloved classics.

Our guide to where to watch Christmas movies in Orlando covers all the best movie showings from November to December 2023.

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Holiday Movies in Orlando 2023

Enzian Theater's 12 Days of Christmas Movie Series

Select dates December 1 – December 27, 2023
Enzian Theater
Snuggling up and watching one of these feel-good films is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. And don’t forget to stop by Eden Bar to try special holiday cocktails.
Prices vary by film

  • Popcorn Flicks in the Park, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL – December 1
  • JINGLE ALL THE WAY- December 6
  • Saturday Matinee Classics, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – December 9 (12pm)
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS – December 13
  • RARE EXPORTS – December 16
  • Peanut Butter Matinee, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – December 17 (kids 12 and under free)
  • ELF – December 20
  • EYES WIDE SHUT – December 26

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

December 1, 2023, 7pm
Central Park, Winter Park
Bring a blanket or some chairs to enjoy this outdoor holiday movie. 

Crescent Cinema: Elf

December 1, 2023, 6pm
Crescent Park in Laureate Park, Lake Nona
Enjoy an outdoor screening of Elf at Crescent Park in Laureate Park. This is a non-ticketed event and open to the public. Don't forget to bring a blanket or some chairs!

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland Movies

Select Sunday evenings in December 2023, 7pm
Wekiva Island
Enjoy an outdoor movie in the winter wonderland of Wekiva Island.
December 3 – The Polar Express
December 10 – The Santa Clause
December 17 – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Christmas on the Farm – Movies at Southern Hills Farm

Get there early to enjoy the Christmas village, kids' activities, jumping pads, carousel, yard games, covered playground, and fire pits with s'mores!

Southern Hill Farms Eatery and Bakery will be offering themed food and beverage options, along with popcorn, candy, and hot chocolate. The Southern Hill Market will be open and selling our handcrafted candles, lip balm, sugar scrub, local raw honey, and more.

Gates will open at 5:00 and the movie will begin at 7:30 pm
$20 per car
2023 Info TBA

Garden Theatre Movies

It's a Wonderful Life – November 28, 2023
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Elf – December 5, 2023
Raised as an oversized elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.

The Nightmare Before Christmas – December 12, 2023
The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.”

Holiday Movie Nights at Cranes Roost Park

December 7, 14, and 21, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Bring your chair and blankets to enjoy holiday movies in the Cranes Roost Park Plaza. Admission is free. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
December 7 – “Yogi's First Christmas”
December 15 – “Unaccompanied Minors”
December 21 – “Fred Claus”

Image credit: City of Altamonte

Holiday Movies at Lake Eola Park

December 8, 15, & 22, 2023, 7:00 p.m. 
Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando
Bring your blankets, gather the family, and immerse yourself in the magic of the season with our enchanting lineup of family-friendly holiday movies. From heartwarming classics to joyful animated tales, there's something for everyone!
December 8 – The Polar Express
December 15 – Elf
December 22 – Nightmare Before Christmas

December Movie Under the Stars – “Elf”

Friday, December 8, 2023, 6pm
Avalon Park
Bring your chairs and blankets to Avalon Park Town Park for a showing of “Elf”!

More holiday movies in Orlando will be added soon, including  À La Cart Orlando's Movie Monday.