If the shopping and other obligations of the holiday season start to get you down, here are five theme-park events that are sure to get you in the spirit again:
SeaWorld Orlando may not be the most musical of theme parks, but it steps up its game at Christmastime with live performances. A troupe of tuba players adds to the rich, down-home feel of the park’s Waterfront section, and a saxophone quartet, dressed comically as penguins, is usually nearby. Carols are prominent in the “O Wondrous Night” stage show, and even “Shamu Christmas Miracles,” the killer-whale show, has a gospel-choir component.
Epcot’s Candlelight Processional pushes a lot of the right yuletide buttons, but the heart is most likely to soar during traditional Christmas carols performed by the mass choir and orchestra. On the playlist: “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” and more.
The Magic Kingdom is saturated in Christmas spirit, especially during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, an event held after the theme park closes for the day. One prime moment is when dozens of bigger-than-life toy soldiers march by during Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. Another highlight is the “Celebrate the Season” stage show, which is loaded with Disney characters and more, such as prancing horses and reindeer. As a backdrop, Cinderella Castle is dripping with icicle-inspired lights.
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