The holidays are one of the best times to travel. Although your itinerary will be festive & fun, keep in mind when it comes to group travel over the holidays, you’ll need a year to start your planning. UR Tours and Events can make your group travel planning seamless with our convenient online booking tools, knowledgeable staff, and expertise to give you the best experience and hopefully as stress free as possible!
One of the best places to travel over the holidays is Orlando, FL. From November to January, temperatures hover around a comfortable 74 degrees which makes it an ideal time to visit one of the many theme parks and take advantage of all the over-the-top holiday decorations.
Disney announces the return of Epcot’s Candlelight Processional select nights November – December. A celebrity narrator that takes guests through the journey of the story of nativity complete with a mass choir and 50-piece orchestra. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is offered on select nights at Magic Kingdom where guests can experience complimentary specialty snacks and hot cocoa, a holiday parade, character meet & greets and much more! Combine any of these special events with a workshop or performance and your group will truly have an unforgettable experience.
Visit Universal Orlando where your heart may grow 3 sizes when you step inside Grinchmas™; Who-liday Spectacular where guests can enjoy the live retelling of The Grinch featuring music by Mannheim Steamroller. Other fun attractions include the Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s with life size balloons floating through the streets. Be sure to join the holiday celebration at Hogwarts and see the castle get a dazzling light display. Enjoy a hot Butterbeer™ while both the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees put a holiday spin on their performances.
If you are looking for a more traditional holiday celebration, plan a group trip to the Big Apple. Some of the best Christmas decorations can be found throughout New York City. Not only will the cold weather make it feel more like the holiday season, but you’ll love the sparkling lights, window displays, and a wide variety of attractions including:
- New York Botanical Garden Glow
- Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
- The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
- The Rockefeller Christmas Tree
Student groups can go ice skating at Rockefeller Center or Bryant Park, take advantage of last-minute shopping at Macy’s which brought back the famous Toys R’ Us at Herald Square, or enjoy admission to the top attractions including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Museum of Natural History and so much more.
Visiting any of these destinations can be a great way to kick off the holiday season and UR Tours and Events can help you with every step of the way. Reservations need to be made far in advance to ensure your group is guaranteed accommodations, transportation and attraction admissions. Disney, who requires park reservations, can sell out quickly if not secured at least 75 days prior to arrival. Contact us today to get started on your holiday group travel plans. Let us help you make a memorable and merry travel experience!