Where to watch holiday movies for free around Central Florida

By Stacy Shanks - Social Media Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures

2004: Tom Hanks stars in director Robert Zemeckis' motion-capture movie adaptation of the classic book "The Polar Express."

Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit faster than holiday movies. 

Luckily the weather in Florida, is optimal for outdoor movie events.

Grab a blanket or lawn chairs, and cuddle up with your family and friends while enjoying the most popular holiday movies.

Light Up UCF Holiday Film Festival

Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Location: CFE Arena

Nov. 16: “Elf”
Nov. 23: “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Nov. 30: “The Santa Clause”
Dec. 1: “White Christmas”
Dec. 7: “Home Alone”
Dec. 8: “Home Alone 2”
Dec. 14: “A Christmas Story”
Dec. 15: “The Polar Express”
Dec. 21: Disney’s “A Christmas Carol”
Dec. 22: “Elf”
Dec. 28: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
Dec. 29: “Frozen”

Family Movie Night at Old Town

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: South Entertainment Area at Old Town, Kissimmee

Nov. 18: “A Christmas Story”
Nov. 25: “The Muppet Christmas Carol”
Dec. 2: “The Santa Clause”
Dec. 9: “The Santa Clause 2”
Dec. 16: “The Santa Clause 3”
Dec. 23: “Christmas Vacation”
Dec. 30: “The Polar Express”

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland Movies

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wekiva Island

Nov. 30: “The Polar Express”
Dec. 7: “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (live action)
Dec. 14: “The Santa Clause”
Dec. 21: “A Christmas Carol” (starring Jim Carey)

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Central Park, Winter Park

Dec. 1: “Christmas with the Kranks”
Dec. 7: “Miracle on 34th Street”

Movie Night at Leu Gardens

Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Harry P. Leu Gardens

Dec. 7: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

Holiday Movies at Lake Eola

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Dec. 7: “Polar Express”
Dec. 15: “The Santa Clause”
Dec. 21: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

Holiday Movie Night at Cranes Roost Park

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs

Dec. 8: “Arthur Christmas”
Dec. 15: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (live action)
Dec. 22: “The Flight Before Christmas”

Lake Nona

Time: 7 p.m. 
Location: Lake Nona Town Center

Dec. 8: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Dec. 14: “Home Alone”
Dec. 21: “The Polar Express”
Dec. 28: “Frozen”

Winter Garden Holiday Movie Night

Time: 6 p.m. 
Location: Winter Garden Downtown Pavilion

Dec. 15: “Polar Express”

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