Thursday, November 30, 2023

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. 

Gatorland's signature holiday extravaganza unfolds with a delightful mix of music, festive displays, interactive characters, and an array of tempting seasonal treats available for purchase. Capture the essence of a distinctively Floridian holiday by snapping a photo with Gator Claus aboard his swamp-worthy sleigh. Meet the mischievous Krampus Croc, and sing along with the Florida Skunk Ape as he performs his favorite “Cryptid carols.”  

Discover an array of unique arts and craft vendors strategically placed throughout, providing a treasure trove of holiday shopping options to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Elevate your Christmas shopping experience with a visit to the acclaimed Gatorland gift shop, where Gatorland style awaits!
All this and all of the alligators, wildlife, and the crowd-pleasing shows that have made Gatorland one of Florida’s most beloved attractions since 1949. Mark McHugh, President, and CEO of Gatorland, affirms, "Our Holiday Ho, Ho, Ho-Down has become a favorite family tradition for our visitors. It’s our goal to bring the holiday spirit to our guests in a way that only Gatorland can!” Join in for a season filled with fun, smiles, and lasting memories, capturing the essence of Gatorland at its best.

Gatorland combines Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment. Originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949, the park will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2024. Today the iconic park provides affordably priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, popular capybara encounter, free-flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida’s best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on-site restaurant, and one-of-a-kind shows including Gator Jumparoo, Alligators-Legends of the Swamp, and Up-close Encounters. Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zipline, Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure, and the brand-new Croc Rock Three-In-One Adventure.

The 110-acre award winning theme park has been voted by Orlando Weekly readers the Best Attraction That’s Not a Theme Park every year for the past 8 years since 2016, Best Wildlife Preserve 2023 by Orlando Style Magazine, Best Hidden Gem 2023 by Watermark Magazine. In addition, the Screamin’ Gator Zipline experience has been voted “Best Zipline in the USA” by AOL Travel and “Best Zipline or Ropes Course in Orlando” by Orlando Weekly readers every year since 2019.  

For more Gatorland info., visit us online at or call 800-393-JAWS.