It's sweltering out. Your air conditioning is working overtime. All this adds up to the perfect excuse to celebrate Christmas in July in Orlando. And thankfully The City Beautiful is full of festive frivolity. After all, have you seen what it's like celebrating the holidays in Orlando? Now imagine how fun it is to put a tropical spin on the jolliness in July.

From pub crawls to shopping local, there are plenty of fun Christmas in July events in Orlando – and we're putting you on the nice list by sharing them all.

Christmas in July Orlando Events This Weekend

There will be lots of activities for the kids and rumor has it that the big guy from the North Pole will be making an appearance!

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Christmas in July – Art After Dark
Friday, July 19, 6pm – 10pm
Lake Nona Town Center
Nestled between Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen and Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, this event is the perfect holiday outing for the whole family. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Town Center and get started on your holiday shopping by exploring handcrafted artisan products and savoring delicious seasonal cuisine.
FREE

Christmas in July
July 19 – 21, 2024
Seminole Towne Center
Get your Christmas shopping done early. Then you can kick back & enjoy the holidays without all the dreaded last-minute shoppers/stresses. You can even meet Santa on Saturday 7/20 & Sunday 7/21 from 1pm-5pm.

Christmas in July at ICEBAR
July 19 – 21, 2024
ICEBAR Orlando
Come in your festive holiday best and enjoy $8 Mistletoe Margaritas, $6 Grinch Shots, and a live DJ every night.
Firelounge: Free Entry, ICEBAR Entry: $15 in advance, $21 at the door

Christmas in July at Boxi Park
July 20 – 21, 2024
Boxi Park, Lake Nona
Get ready for a festive mid-year celebration that will transport you to a winter wonderland during the hottest months of the year. Join Boxi Park as they bring the joy and magic of Christmas to July! Mr. & Mrs. Claus are making their appearance on Saturday, July 20. 

Christmas In July at Needleworks
Saturday, July 20, 11am – 2pm
Needleworks (St. Richard's Episcopal Church)
5151 Lake Howell Rd, Winter Park, FL
Step into a wonderland of creativity and festive charm at this Christmas event! First, indulge in delectable delights with holiday snacks featuring an assortment of seasonal delights while sipping on sparkling drinks or cozy tea and coffee. And…there's more! We're knitting ornaments! With the pattern, guidance, and all materials provided, we'll create a keepsake that captures the spirit of the season and adds a personal touch to your holiday decor or gift packages.
$55

Christmas in July
Saturday, July 20, 12-5pm
Windermere Brewing Company
WBC is hosting their newest event at Windermere Brewing Co – Christmas in July. There will be a 50/50 raffle, vendors market, food trucks, and they will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots!
FREE

Christmas in July
Saturday, July 20, 5-8pm
Downtown Avalon Park
Experience the magic with a Pub Crawl, Night Market Vendors, Fake Snow, Photos with Summer Santa, and more! Don't miss out on the summertime holiday cheer, delicious food specials, and live music.
Pub Crawl Tickets: $25 presale | $30 week of event

Christmas in July Pub Crawl
Saturday, July 20, 5pm – 10pm
Avalon Park
Stop at each participating business on the map to grab a special holiday beverage. Enjoy music, friends & holiday spirit in July, Santa in a summer outfit, fake snow, and more! Wear your favorite tacky summer Christmas outfit
$20 in advance, $25 day of

Christmas in July Pet and Family Photos
Sunday, July 21, 11am – 3pm
Woof Gang Bakery Conway
4574 E Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32812
Get ready for the holiday with this INDOOR Christmas in July Pet and Family photo event with A Style Photography. Reservations required.
Packages start at $29

3rd Annual Christmas in July
Sunday, July 21, 1-4pm
The Park Dive Bar
2601 Park Dr, Sanford, FL 32773
The Park Dive and Limo Cycle Tours are hosting their 3rd annual “Christmas in July” event. They will be accepting cash donations for the Picnic Project, a local food bank. Join for food, fun, and entertainment.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Christmas in July – Image by Dani Meyering

Next Week

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Christmas in July
Thursday, July 25, 5-7pm
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee, FL 34747
Enjoy “Spa-Tacular” chair massages from St.Somewhere Spa, Fun Family Activities, Festive Entertainment, and so, Ho, Ho, Ho, much more…

  • FREE Margaritas to the 1st 500 Guests that Check In
  • LIVE Music and Entertainment
  • GIVEAWAYS including a 2-night resort stay
  • VISITS from Santa, The Mischievous Elves, and Toy Soldiers
  • FUN & FESTIVE Family Activities
  • MORE Surprises and Giveaways

Scary to Merry
Thursday, July 25, 12-4pm
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Enjoy an immersive experience that combines the frights of a haunted house with the joy of the holiday season. Will you dare choose a frightful tour of The Stranglewood Estate or an early opportunity to meet Santa? From 12 PM – 4 PM take a tour of The Stranglewood Estate from the fall Howl-O-Scream event or have the opportunity to meet Santa on the 3rd floor of Serengeti Overlook. Feeling adventurous? Experience them both! Included with park admission.

Xmas in July
Thursday, July 25, 8-11pm
Jewel Orlando
6400 Carrier Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Head to Jewel for a night filled with holiday cheer! Enjoy specialty cocktails, test your luck at the blackjack table, and sing your heart out at karaoke!

Get into the Christmas Spirit with NO COVER CHARGE:

  • Meet Bad Santa! Bring in 5 canned goods to donate to the local food bank and receive a gift from Bad Santa himself.
  • Dress up in your favorite Christmas attire (ugly sweaters count!) and get a special drink discount.
  • All guests will receive a voucher for a 50% discount on a future Jewel holiday party this year!
  • White Elephant: Bring a wrapped gift and at 10pm you can swap gifts with other Jewel guests

Jingle in July
Saturday, July 27, 8:30pm and Sunday, July 28, 9am – 1pm
Independence Square in Downtown Maitland
Two days of fun activities kick off Saturday, July 27, with a special presentation of Disney’s fan-favorite movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” outside in the park beginning at 8:30 p.m. Holiday decorations, sparkling lights and bubble “snow” flurries. Free popcorn and candy canes.
The Maitland Farmer’s Market gets into the holiday spirit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 28, with holiday decorations and music, bubble “snow”, bounce houses, themed vendors, merchandise and a summertime visit from Santa.
FREE

Grant Street Market Christmas in July
Sunday, July 28, 10am – 2pm
3200 Grant St E, Orlando, FL 32806
Come shop and support local small businesses, crafters, and food trucks at the first Grant Street Market Christmas in July. The majority of the vendors will be located INSIDE with food trucks and overflow outside.
FREE

Christmas in July Pet and Family Photos
Sunday, July 28, 11am – 4pm
Woof Gang Bakery Hamlin
14416 Shoreside Way Suite 120, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Get ready for the holiday with this INDOOR Christmas in July Pet and Family photo event with A Style Photography. Reservations required.
Packages start at $29

ALL MONTH LONG

Sleigh Bells in the Sunshine
Weekends in July, Saturdays 12-4pm and Sundays 1-5pm
The Florida Mall
8001 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809
Beat the heat this July and celebrate the holidays early with a tropical twist at The Florida Mall! The center’s first-ever Christmas in July transports shoppers to a sunny North Pole with Santa visits, festive movies, gift card giveaways, and memorable photo opportunities. Visitors can expect a fun summer spin on holiday decor with flamingos, oranges, beach balls, and selfie stations throughout the center, all while festive and beach tunes create a one-of-a-kind ambiance.

Christmas in July Florida Mall – image from The Florida Mall

Exclusive activities each weekend in July will include:

  • Santa Photo Fun with Mrs. Claus & Friends: Make memories that last a lifetime with Santa Claus! Every Saturday (12 PM – 4 PM) and Sunday (1 PM – 5 PM) throughout July, Santa will be holding court in Center Court, soaking up the sunshine and ready to spread holiday cheer. Have your picture taken, enjoy face painting and balloon creations by talented artists, and meet Mrs. Claus and other merry characters. 
  • Holiday Summer Movie Series & Special Themed Events: On July 13 and July 20 in Grand Court, enjoy a family-friendly holiday movie with a summer twist, complete with fake snow, themed characters, fun activities for kids and festive photo opportunities.
  • Special Themed Events:
    • Saturday, July 13 (12 PM – 3PM): Catch a summer screening of “Elf” with festive fun, including snow, kids’ entertainment, activities and crafts, giveaways, photo opportunities and more. Enter to win a $250 gift card and a Santa photo package for December.
    • Saturday, July 20 (12 PM – 3PM): Visit for a summer showing of “The Grinch,” complete with snow, festive activities and a chance to win a $250 gift card and a Santa photo package for December.
    • Saturday, July 27 (12 PM – 3 PM): Kick off Tax-Free Weekend with a festive celebration at the mall’s main entrance (exterior). Enjoy an ice skating rink, fun games for kids, meet-and-greets with Mrs. Claus, and more! Five lucky attendees will win a $250 shopping spree.

Put On Your Calendar for Next Year

Christmas in July
Saturday, July 6, 2-4pm
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
Celebrate the joy of Christmas in the peak of summer! Experience the winter wonderland ambiance, complete with soft, simulated snowfall, even in the sweltering heat of July. Dash through the snow, immersing yourself in the fun and excitement typically reserved for the holiday season. Top off this delightful experience with a refreshing complimentary treat.

Christmas in July Bar Crawl
Cocktails & Screams and more, Downtown Orlando
Saturday, July 13, 2024, 12pm
A thrilling take on Christmas in July, Cocktails & Screams, 1UP Orlando, and more featuring specialty drinks and entertainment at each location.

Sanford's Christmas in July
Saturday, July 13, 12pm – 11pm
Downtown Sanford
Enjoy food & drink specials from participating restaurants, breweries, and bars while spending a great day browsing and shopping on their brick-lined streets! Start your day at the Sanford Information Center at 230 E 1st St to pick up your shopping passport for a chance to win a raffle for local merchants' gift cards. Collect a stamp from all participating merchants, then drop off your fully stamped passport at the Sanford Information Center by 6 pm for the raffle drawing.

Christmas in July- Exterior Illumination Draft Release
Saturday, July 13, 12pm – 11pm
Deviant Wolf Brewing
Shop, Sip, and Stroll down the streets of Historic Downtown Sanford for the annual ‘shop small' celebration of Christmas in July. To aid in your merrymaking, Deviant Wolf has brewed Exterior Illumination, their award winning German Bock.

Two beers at Deviant Wolfe Brewing
Deviant Wolfe Brewing – Dani Meyering

Christmas in July White Elephant Gift Exchange
Saturday, July 13, 7pm
Wolf Branch Brewing
100 E 4th Ave, Mt Dora, FL 32757
Christmas in July gift exchange in the Mount Dora taproom! ($30 limit on gifts). They will be handing out prizes and doing special discounts with their friends at Melo. Stay tuned for more details to come!