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Most Instagrammable Spots During the Holidays

  • October 24, 2022
  • | 14:28 PM

Tis the season for epic Instagram photos, right?! Lucky for Orlando locals, there’s no shortage of festive photo backdrops in our city, you just have to know where to find them. And, here at UNATION, we do!

From Christmas tree farms to theme parks, here are the most Instagrammable holiday spots in Orlando you must visit during the holiday season. 

1. Santa's Christmas Tree Forest

The holiday season isn’t complete without a trip to Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest. Open November 19th through December 18th, you can shop for your Christmas tree while also snapping a few photos in their tree lot—the ultimate Instagrammable holiday spot. Plus you can take part in their Jolly Acres attractions and their petting zoo.

If you’re adding this to your must-visit spots, make sure to purchase tickets in advance on their website. They only reserve a select few spots for walk-in guests.

2. Celebration's Winter Wonderland

Celebration, Florida is one of the most picturesque towns in the Orlando area all year round. But especially during the holiday season. The town center is transformed into a winter wonderland with a giant Christmas tree, twinkling lights, and even an ice skating rink. The best part? It snows every night leading up to Christmas, which means you have the opportunity to snap some pictures at this Instagrammable holiday spot.

3. Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art

Looking for an excuse to visit the Orlando Museum of Art this holiday season? We’ve found it. Join them for their 36th annual Festival of Trees, from November 12th through November 20th, where you’ll be transformed into an artsy winter wonderland with 40 designer-inspired decorated trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses. Think of all the picture-worthy moments at this festive Instagrammable holiday spot!

The best part? You can take some Instagram photos with a purpose. Every year the Council of 101, donates more than $13 million following the Festival of Trees event.

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4. Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Arguably one of the best parts about living in Orlando is the close proximity to Walt Disney World and the Christmas months are no exception. Each theme park is decked out in festive decor, making every corner an Instagrammable location.

Since each park will offer something a little different, we recommend visiting them all—of course! But, if you can only pick one, Magic Kingdom is the place to be. From garland-draped Main Street to Cinderella’s twinkle-lit castle, you’ll want to snap a million Instagrammable holiday photos. Bonus points if you grab one of their Insta-worthy snacks to enjoy your photoshoot.

5. Universal Studios

Universal Studios is serving up the ultimate holiday experience with stunning decor, entertainment, and unforgettable Instagrammable holiday spots. Spend Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter where the Hogwarts castle and the streets of Hogsmeade are decked out in festive decor you won’t be able to resist snapping a photo of. Plus, you can sip on a hot Butterbeer while capturing images that’ll pop on your Instagram page.

Are you more of a Grinch when it comes to Christmas? There’s a place for you too. Head to Seuss Landing, filled with cheer and residents of Who-ville. While you’re welcome to roam Who-ville in search of your own photo spots, you can also line up to snap a photo with the Grinch himself.

6. I-Drive

I-drive is already packed with a variety of Instagrammable holiday spots, like The Wheel at ICON Park. But when the weather gets cooler and the Christmas lights go up, I-drive gets that much better. Here you’ll find their 50-foot Holiday Tree, Santa’s workshop, and a variety of holiday events that’ll make snapping your Instagram photos that much more fun.

7. Lake Eola Park

Year after year Lake Eola Park shows up during the holiday season. We’re talking over-the-top holiday decor, a towering Christmas tree, and festive events Orlando locals love. Grab your camera, and your crew to stroll around the Eola Wonderland illuminated with large light decor. But, don’t forget to make a pit stop at the Lake Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree surrounded by oversized nutcrackers—the perfect Instagrammable holiday spot.

Ready to deck the halls and your Instagram, Orlando?

It’s time to deck the halls and your Instagram. And as you start to cross these Instagrammable holiday spots off your holiday bucket list, don’t forget to take us along for the ride by following us on Instagram @StuffToDoInOrlando and tagging us in your festive photos.

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