It's sweltering out. Your air conditioning is working overtime. All this adds up to the perfect excuse to celebrate Christmas in July in Orlando. And thankfully The City Beautiful is full of festive frivolity. After all, have you seen what it's like celebrating the holidays in Orlando? Now imagine how fun it is to put a tropical spin on the jolliness in July.
From pub crawls to shopping local, there are plenty of fun Christmas in July events in Orlando – and we're putting you on the nice list by sharing them all.
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Christmas in July Orlando Events
GENEVA BLESSINGS CHRISTMAS IN JULY
July 22, 9am-3pm
Head over to the Old Red Barn of Geneva to support Geneva Blessings toy drive and fundraiser. They are an amazing non profit that makes Christmas happen for children that would otherwise have nothing. Bring a toy and receive 10% off of any item in their store.
There will be lots of activities for the kids and rumor has it that the big guy from the North Pole will be making an appearance!
Southern Craft Bar – Milk District
All month long (July)
Three different Christmas in July cocktails
Saturday, July 22, 5pm – 10pm
Stop at each participating business on the map to grab a special holiday beverage. Enjoy music, friends & holiday spirit in July, Santa in a summer outfit, fake snow, and more! Wear your favorite tacky summer Christmas outfit
$20 in advance, $25 day of
Christmas in July
Sunday, July 23, 12pm – 9pm
Boxi Park Lake Nona
Get ready for a festive mid-year celebration that will transport you to a winter wonderland during the hottest months of the year. Join Boxi Park as they bring the joy and magic of Christmas to July!
Christmas in July 2023 – Margaritaville Orlando
Tuesday, July 25, 4pm – 6pm
Margaritaville Orlando Resort Lobby
FREE White Christmas Margaritas to the 1st 500 arriving Guests. Enjoy “Spa-Tacular” chair massages, Vitamin Therapy shot specials, Fun Family Activities, Festive Entertainment, and so, Ho, Ho, Ho, much more…
Christmas in July Ice Cream
Tuesday, July 25
Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream – select locations
Four Christmas flavors available until sell out
Scary and Merry
Tuesday, July 25, 12pm – 4pm
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Scary and Merry is an immersive experience that will include the option of a lights-on walkthrough of The Residence haunted house from this year’s Howl-O-Scream event, and/or any early opportunity to meet Santa.
Christmas in July at Persimmon Hollow
Tuesday, July 25, 7pm
All locations of Persimmon Hollow Brewing
Christmas bingo, a special beer flight, a tacky clothing contest, holiday prizes, and more!
Christmas in July
Friday, July 28, 6pm – 10pm
Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown
Expect a delightful evening filled with the greatest Xmas band of all time! Bad Santa and the Angry Elves, delicious food, and much more. The event will take place at a charming location of the San Juan Ballroom at the Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando. Dress up in your favorite summer Christmas attire and let the holiday cheer warm your heart in the middle of summer!
$22 show only / $35 with buffet dinner
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Friday, July 14, 7pm
Cocktails & Screams vs. 1UP (Downtown Orlando Bars)
A thrilling take on Christmas in July. Claus at Cocktails & Screams and Jaws at 1UP Orlando featuring specialty drinks and entertainment at each location.
Christmas in July Summer Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, July 15, 10am- 6pm
Historic Downtown Sanford
Head to Historic Downtown Sanford for the annual Christmas in July Shopping Event featuring some amazing deals brought to you by the independent retailers of Historic Downtown Sanford! Enjoy food & drink specials from participating bars and restaurants and spend a great day browsing and shopping on their brick-lined streets!
Be sure to stop by the Sanford Information Center to pick up your shopping passport to enter to win the raffle for local merchants' gift cards from the Sanford Mercantile Association. Don't forget to turn in your fully stamped passport to be entered into the raffle by 6:30pm for the 7pm drawing, at the Sanford Information Center.
Christmas in July- Exterior Illumination Draft Release
Saturday, July 15, 12pm – 11pm
Deviant Wolf Brewing
Shop, Sip, and Stroll down the streets of Historic Downtown Sanford for the annual ‘shop small' celebration of Christmas in July. To aid in your merrymaking, Deviant Wolf has brewed Exterior Illumination, their award winning German Bock.