Thursday, November 30, 2023

Holiday Happenings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin


This holiday season, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will offer a full slate of new yuletide offerings as well as festive favorites returning to Santa’s Favorite Resort on select nights.

This year’s holiday season celebration includes:
NEW – Elf Outpost
Santa’s elves have set up shop at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – and they’re happy to show you around! Join Santa’s elves for a tour of their Elf Outpost, including the toy workshop and bakery, where guests can enjoy complimentary cookie decorating. The fully stocked toy workshop will also offer crafts and toys for purchase.

ICON Park transforms I-Drive into Winter Wonderland

The 20-acre ICON Park will transform into a holiday wonderland from December 1 to December 31 with the arrival of the I-Drive District’s 50-foot decorated tree, nightly snowfall, Santa Workshop Experience, The Wheel’s holiday light and music show, carolers – and, of course, Santa himself.  

As home to the official holiday tree of the I-Drive District, ICON Park also kicks off the holiday season for all of International Drive with a dazzling tree lighting ceremony on December 1st with local dignitaries. 

Guests are invited to bring a blanket, gather on ICON Park’s center lawn to enjoy the free nightly snowfall and magical light show, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and entertainment venues.  

With a free parking garage, no admission charge and complimentary valet, ICON Park is dedicated to creating dazzling holiday festivities that are also easy and affordable to enjoy. 

Gatorland Announces Fourth Annual Holiday Ho, Ho, Ho-Down Christmas Event Starting Dec. 2 And On Select Dates Through Dec. 17

 Popular Holiday Event Features Music, Craft Vendors, and Interactive Holiday Characters and Gator Claus

There’s festive fun for everyone at Gatorland’s 4th Annual Holiday Ho, Ho, Ho-down, taking place December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2023


Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, and hands-on activities. The family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness returns Nov. 4-5, 2023 where people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 11th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.  

Monday, October 23, 2023

A Culinary Journey at Terralina Crafted Italian

As a food enthusiast and social media influencer, one of the greatest joys of my "job" is the opportunity to explore the diverse world of cuisine. Recently, I was invited to Terralina Crafted Italian, a Levy-owned restaurant at Disney Springs that promised a true Italian dining experience. From the moment I walked through its doors, I was transported to the heart of Italy, and it's safe to say that I was not disappointed.

Give Kids The World Village Announces Holiday Fundraising Festivities To Make Wishes Possible

A Holiday Soiree, Holiday VIP Tours and Holiday Dessert Parties highlight a season-long series of fundraising experiences that will make wishes possible while giving the public a rare glimpse inside Give Kids The World Village – an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, FL, that provides critically ill children and their families from around the world with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost. Members of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), the voice of the PEO industry, funded the installation of more than 1.6 million lights to illuminate the Village throughout the holiday season in addition to other Village enhancement projects. 

Festivities kick off on Saturday, November 11, with an elegant evening of fundraising and friendmaking at Give Kids The World’s 2023 Holiday Soiree. A mini-Gala with a holiday twist, the event will feature a plated dinner, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions, followed by a festive party on the Village’s Avenue of Angels. Amidst glittering lights and dazzling d├ęcor, guests can dance to a DJ, indulge in delectable desserts and explore the iconic Castle of Miracles: home to the gold stars of every wish child who has visited, with more than 180,000 stars adorning the ceiling. Individual tickets and VIP packages are available for this limited-space opportunity. Tickets can be purchased by visiting


A flurry of tropical holiday magic is coming to Island H2O Water Park with the park’s all-new “Holiday Nights” immersive island-themed holiday spectacle. During 44 nights, hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, themed displays, unique photo spots, live entertainment, and tantalizingly themed treats and gifts will transform Island H2O Water Park into an extravaganza for the whole family. Holiday Nights will light up every Wednesday through Sunday from Nov. 8 – Dec. 10 and every day Dec. 13 – 31. Tickets are available for purchase at for $34.99 per adult / $29.99 per child with a portion of proceeds supporting Give Kids The World Village.

“Island H2O Water Park brings families together while making a splash during Florida’s hot weather and we are excited to offer a tropical island-vibe during our “Holiday Nights” event,” said Ron Sutula, general manager of Island H2O Water Park. “We’re proud to embrace this season of giving by supporting the nonprofit Give Kids The World Village with a portion of the proceeds from “Holiday Nights.”