The holidays are all about the magic, and there's no place more magical than Orlando.
Orlando is a festive vacation destination year round, but during the holidays, we really go all out. Santa makes an appearance at all the theme parks, which host special parades and fireworks for the season. Restaurants lay out decadent spreads, and there is plenty of cheer. (See page 12). When it comes to shopping, Orlando rivals big cities like Chicago and New York with its boutiques and big-name stores like Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and American Girl. Below is my guide for an entire day of holiday shopping, and we've also included in our gift guide some thoughtful theme-park souvenirs. But while shopping is fun, don’t forget you’ve already given the greatest gift you can give your family: an unforgettable trip to the world’s most magical destination. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. www.facebook.com/whereorlando.