Snuggle up and watch holiday movies in Orlando

Which is your favorite? The Grinch? Alone at home? With so much to do during the holiday season in Orlando, it’s good to slow down for a bit and enjoy some Christmas movies. Plan a relaxing holiday date together and snuggle up while watching some favorite classics.

Our guide to where to see Christmas movies in Orlando covers all the best movie screenings from November to December 2023.

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Holiday Movies in Orlando 2023

Enzian Theatre’s film series 12 Days of Christmas

Select dates December 1 – December 27, 2023
Gentian Theatre
Curling up and watching one of these feel-good movies is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. And don’t forget to stop by the Eden Bar for special holiday cocktails.
Prices vary by movie

  • Popcorn Flicks in the Park, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL – December 1st
  • JINGLE ALL THE WAY- December 6
  • Saturday matinee Classic, LIFE IS WONDERFUL – December 9 (12:00 p.m.)
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS – December 13
  • RARE EXPORT – December 16th
  • Peanut Butter Matinee THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – December 17 (children 12 and under free)
  • ELF – December 20
  • EYES WIDE CLOSED – December 26

Popcorn in the park

December 1, 2023, 7:00 p.m
Central Park, Winter Park
Bring a blanket or some chairs to enjoy this holiday movie outdoors.

Christmas on the Farm – Southern Hills Farm Movies

Get there early to enjoy the Christmas Village, children’s activities, bouncy pads, merry-go-round, yard games, covered playground and s’mores fire pits!

Southern Hill Farms Restaurant and Bakery will offer themed food and drink options, along with popcorn, candy and hot chocolate. Southern Hill Market will be open and selling our handmade candles, lip balm, sugar scrub, local raw honey and more.

Gates will open at 5:00 and the movie will start at 7:30 p.m
$20 per car
Information for 2023 will be specified

Garden theater movies

It’s a Wonderful Life – November 28, 2023
An angel is sent from heaven to help a desperately disillusioned businessman by showing him what life would be like if he never existed.

Elf – December 5, 2023
Raised as a large elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who is unaware of his existence and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.

The Nightmare Before Christmas – December 12, 2023
The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved Pumpkin King, who has grown bored of the same annual routine of scaring people in the “real world.”

Holiday Movie Nights at Cranes Roost Park

December 7, 14 and 21, 2023, 7:00 p.m
Bring your chair and blankets to enjoy holiday movies at Cranes Roost Park Plaza. Entrance is free. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
December 7 – “Yogi’s First Christmas”
December 15 – “Unaccompanied Minors”
December 21 – “Fred Claus”

Image credit: City of Altamonte

Lake Eola Park Holiday Movie – The Nightmare Before Christmas

09 December 2022, 19:00 (2023 TBA)
Lake Eola, downtown Orlando
Join the Downtown Development Council as they present Elf at Lake Eola Park. Don’t forget your blankets, chairs and snacks for the whole family to enjoy.

December movie under the stars – “Elf”

Friday, December 8, 2023, 6:00 p.m
Avalon Park
Bring your chairs and blankets to Avalon Park City Park for a screening of “Elf”!

Enjoy classic holiday movies on select Wednesday evenings at Ribbon and Crescent Park, located in Lake Nona’s Laureate Park neighborhood. Bring your own food or buy from the food truck of the night!
BYOS – bring your own seat.

The event starts at 5pm and the movie will start at 6pm. Information for 2023 will be specified.

More Orlando holiday movies will be added soon, including À La Cart Orlando’s Movie Monday.

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