Tree lighting event to take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1
ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2022) – The halls are decked, the smell of gingerbread is in the air, Santa is already here at ICON Park… there’s just one thing left – The holiday tree! The I-Drive Business Improvement District’s official holiday tree is returning to ICON Park this season, bringing holiday joy to both visitors and Orlando residents.
At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, an exciting ceremony has been planned to celebrate the lighting of the 50-foot holiday tree decorated from top to bottom. Social media influencers, local celebrities and officials will gather to flip the switch that will make lights dance on the beautiful tree and its luminous and unique backdrop, The Wheel at ICON Park. As ICON Park has done in previous years, it invites everyone to join for these festivities.
The event will feature performances from Dr. Phillips High School Dance in Motion Company, the velvety vocals of Mr. Jonathan McFadden and a special Holiday DJ to play some seasonal favorites for the kids to dance to the beat of reindeer hooves. Of course, parents are welcome to dance as well.
After the ceremony, guests can visit the award-winning Santa Workshop Experience located inside The Wheelhouse to meet Santa and take festive family photos. Children participating in The Santa Workshop Experience will receive a FREE ticket to ride The Wheel and the Carousel on The Promenade. Guests accompanying the children will receive 50 percent off their tickets to The Wheel. Reservations for The Santa Workshop Experience are required in advance – Click here to book your tickets now.
“As the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District, ICON Park is proud to host the I-Drive Business Improvement District’s official holiday tree again,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, president and CEO of ICON Park. “We welcome locals and tourists alike to enjoy all of the amazing holiday experiences across International Drive and look forward to creating magical memories this season.”
ICON Park is at the center of the new Orlando Entertainment District. With free parking and conveniently located near I-4, Universal Boulevard and the Beachline, this premiere entertainment complex is easy to access for any Central Florida resident or Orlando tourist.
The holiday tree will be present for viewing at ICON Park through New Year’s Day.
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About ICON Park
ICON Park is a 20-acre, open-air, gate-free entertainment destination with plenty of fun adventures for the whole family. The perfect place to ride, dine, drink, and explore.
Located in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District, ICON Park offers more than 50 amazing restaurants, funky bars, boutique shops, and can’t-miss attractions, all anchored by The Wheel, a jaw-dropping observation wheel that stands 400 feet – 40 stories – in the air.
Visit other attractions including SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando and Museum of Illusions Orlando. ICON Park also offers a diverse mix of restaurants for lunch, dinner and late-night bites that satisfy a wide variety of flavors and cuisine. Find a unique collection of shopping and dining kiosks and explore each location as you stroll under the festoon lights along the brick promenade.
Enjoy free parking and park admission. Learn more at ICONParkOrlando.com.