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Guide to Winter in Orlando

Palm tress decorated with lights at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando


A winter wonderland scene in Orlando is a bit different than you’d expect. Instead of frigid temperatures and endless snow, we’ve got clear skies, swaying palms, and crisp, cool sweater weather. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, as evidenced in Orlando’s many outdoor holiday festivals, races, and sports games. Read on for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about visiting Orlando during winter.

What is the weather in Orlando like during the winter?

Winter in Orlando is balmy and mild. No need to worry about packing your winter coat when you come to Orlando – the most you’ll need is a thick sweater or sweatshirt. Rain is rare during the winter months, so you can expect mostly clear skies. If you’re staying at Rosen Inn, remember to pack your swimsuit. Our outdoor pool is heated in winter so you can still enjoy a tropical swim.

You can expect the following average temperatures in Orlando during winter:

December: High 75F, low 55F

January: High 72F, low 51F

February: High 75F, low 54F

What is there to do in Orlando during winter?

·  Observe Florida’s Wildlife

The crisp, cool weather makes winter the perfect time for nature lovers to visit Orlando. Many migratory birds winter in Orlando and you can observe them at parks and natural trails. Florida’s coastal manatees also migrate inland to Central Florida springs. At the Harry P. Leu Gardens in downtown Orlando, the camellias reach their peak during the winter months.

·   Celebrate the Holidays

Theme park enthusiasts will also find the winter weather ideal. In fact, it may be the only time of year you can visit the Orlando theme parks without dissolving into a puddle of sweat. Not only is the weather perfect, the Orlando theme parks also host spectacular holiday events. Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, and Walt Disney World all have their own celebrations. Plus, you can be one of the first to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which opens December 5, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Are there any winter events in Orlando?

There’s plenty of variety in Orlando’s winter events. In addition to the holiday celebrations at the theme parks, there are also several family-friendly events in town.

Here’s just a sample of some of the events you can enjoy:

  • Discover a whole new world at the Aladdin Musical
  • Celebrate art and culture at the ZORA! Festival
  • Race to the finish line at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
  • See dinosaurs in action at the Jurassic World Live Tour
  • Watch NFL all-stars battle it out at the Pro Bowl
  • Sample local wines while enjoying a concert during the Lakeridge Winery Winter Series

Book Your Orlando Vacation

Now that you know what winter is like in Orlando, it’s time to book your winter vacation. In addition to the heated pool, Rosen Inn has other amenities such as free Wi-Fi, free parking, and on-site eateries. Plus, we are 5 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort. To book your Orlando vacation, give us a call at 407-996-4444 or click on the orange button at the top of the page.

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