Deck the Halls, Jingle the Bells… Holiday Events In Orlando

and let the holiday celebrations begin at Caribe Royale Orlando!

Our favorite time of year is here and we can’t wait to share the magic of the holidays with you and your family!

The elves at Caribe Royale Orlando have been busy planning fun Ho-Ho-Holiday activities to make your stay extra special and super festive!

Holiday experiences are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Things To Do

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Holiday Chocolate Wonderland


Chef Joshua Cain (aka Candy Cain the elf) and his team have created larger than life sculptures made completely out of chocolate! That’s right… chocolate! This year there are two incredible displays for you to feast your eyes on:

Holiday Chocolate Wonderland

Chef Joshua Cain (aka Candy Cain the elf) and his team are creating larger than life sculptures made completely out of chocolate! That’s right… chocolate! This year there are two incredible displays for you to feast your eyes on:

  • Caribe Royale North Pole Express – a 32’ long railroad train made from 1,600 pounds of chocolate (in partnership with Valhrona and Republica del Cacao)
  • Santa’s Magical Flight featuring Santa flying in his sleigh being pulled by.. you guessed it…Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph! All hand crafted from 2,000 pounds of chocolate! (in partnership with Barry Callebaut)

A very special thank you to our partners who provided the chocolate for these incredible holiday displays:

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Hidden Holiday Gnome Hunt


There are 12 Holiday Gnomes hidden all around the resort.  Can you find them all?  A special prize awaits those who can locate all of our mischievous gnome friends!

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Letters to Santa


Be sure to drop a special postcard in our Letters to Santa mailbox – we’ll have a special courier ready to take them straight to the North Pole. 

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A Very Cocoa Christmas


As you may have guessed, we love chocolate! In celebration of the holidays, Calypso's Pool Bar & Grille, Rum Bar featuring Bacardi, and The Venetian Chop House will feature chocolate-holiday-themed cocktails and desserts. Available for a limited time. ($Fee)

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Holiday Movies
Under the Stars

Friday and Saturday | 8pm

Grab a chair and popcorn and enjoy your some of your favorite holiday movies under the stars between Towers II and III. 


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Kids Crafts


Join us for family fun holiday-themed crafts. Pick up a kit in the gift shop and create your masterpiece. ($Fee)

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Cocoa Check-In

Friday and Saturday | 4pm-6pm

We look forward to welcoming you to Caribe Royale Orlando with a complimentary cup of cocoa. Take your cocoa up a notch with your favorite liquor at the Rum Bar. ($Fee)

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Jingle Jog

Sunday, Dec 11 & 18 | 8am

Join us for a festive jog or leisurely walk around the resort. Don your favorite holiday costume and enjoy the fun! Jingle Bells provided. All proceeds donated to New Hope for Kids, a local charity. ($Fee)

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Christmas Eve
Tree Lighting

December 24

We’re starting a new tradition this year… a Christmas Eve Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Santa! Join us at 4:30pm for sweet holiday refreshments, caroling, a visit from Santa and the lighting of our magnificent tree in the lower lobby.

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A Visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus

December 22, 23, & 24

Santa has heard that our guests have been very good this year…so he’s stopping by the resort and taking photos with our families.

December 22, 4:30pm-7:30pm

December 23, 4:30pm-7:30pm

December 24, 4:30pm-7:30pm

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Lighting of
the Menorah

December 18-25

In celebration of Chanukkah, the Festival of Lights, we light the Menorah nightly from December 18 through December 25.

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In-Suite Holiday Amenities

Special amenities are available for pre-order, to bring the spirit of the holidays directly to your suite, including pre-filled stockings (available daily) and Cookies & Milk for Santa (available Christmas Eve only). Please contact In-suite Dining at ext. 5900 to place your order. Minimum 24-hour notice for Cookies & Milk for Santa. ($Fee)

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Christmas Day Dining

In this season of gathering and merry-making, join us for two exceptional dining options for your family Christmas Day meal. Reservations required. 

Buffet Brunch at Tropicale – 11am-4pm 

Christmas Dinner at The Venetian Chop House – 3pm-8pm 

Learn More

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Calypso’s Bar & Grille

December 31st

Our DJ spins your favorite music while you celebrate the New Year with frozen drinks, savory bites, and creative plates in the open air-ambiance. Guests will enjoy watching the ball-drop in Times Square on televisions throughout Calypso’s. Open 11am-1am.

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Rum Bar featuring BACARDÍ® Rum

December 31st

Celebrate in the spirit and spirits of Havana at Caribe Royale’s vibrant Rum Bar. Centered around an extensive selection of Bacardí® Rum, this immersive lounge experience is the perfect spot to ring in the New Year. The Rum Bar will offer the ability to view the televised festivities from Times Square while enjoying world-class cocktails and a selection of tapas. Open 4pm-2am.

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The Venetian Chop House New Year's Eve Dinner

December 31st

Time to celebrate the close of 2022 and new beginnings in 2023! Enjoy a delectable prix-fixe menu with chef-driven cuisine designed to bring luck in the New Year. Optional wine pairings available. Reservations required. Open 5pm-10pm.

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Caribe Royale Orlando Atrium East

December 31st

Ring in the New Year in style at Caribe Royale Orlando. Join other revelers from 10pm-2am in Atrium East for a cash bar, DJ, and televised festivities from Times Square on a large screen.

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Holiday Magic
at Disney

Celebrate the magic of the holidays at Disney. Scheduled motorcoach transportation to Disney Theme Parks is included in the daily resort fee. For your convenience, tickets for all four Disney Theme Parks can be purchased in advance by clicking here.

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