The top events of the season.
1 UNIVERSAL ORLANDO'S HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION> DEC. 6-JAN. 3 At Islands of Adventure, Seuss Landing celebrates Grinchmas with a live retelling of "Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular" and a chance to meet the Grinch himself. At Universal Studios, the Macy's Holiday Parade fills the streets each night with the same balloon floats seen in the famous Thanksgiving Day Parade. Don't miss Mannheim Steamroller live on stage select nights and the huge New Year's Eve party at CityWalk.universalorlando.com
2 THE NUTCRACKER> DEC. 19-21 It simply isn't Christmas without this classic performance by the Orlando Ballet, debuting this season in the stunning Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. orlandoballet.org 3 CHRISTMAS BRICKTACULAR> WEEKENDS IN DECEMBER See the 30-foottall Christmas tree made with 270,000 LEGO blocks or the life-size Santa. Special events include scavenger hunts, building activities, live entertainment and 3-D fireworks. florida.legoland.com
4 SEAWORLD'S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION> NOV. 22-DEC. 31 Take an enchanted journey on the Polar Express to the North Pole to meet Santa, see "Elmo’s Christmas Wish" featuring Sesame Street characters and see "Shamu Christmas Miracles" set to festive music. seaworld.com
5 NOW SNOWING> NOV. 29-DEC. 31 Celebration hosts nightly snowfalls along with horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, visits with Santa and ice skating. 407.566.4007, celebrationtowncenter.com
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