The I-Drive Business Improvement District’s official Christmas tree returns to ICON Park

Tree lighting event takes place on Thursday 1st December at 6pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 15, 2022) – The halls are decorated, the smell of gingerbread is in the air, Santa Claus is already there in ICON Park… there is only one thing missing – the Christmas tree! The I-Drive Business Improvement District’s official holiday tree returns to ICON Park this season, bringing holiday cheer to both visitors and Orlando residents.

An exciting ceremony is planned on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the lighting of the 50-foot-tall Christmas tree, which will be decorated from top to bottom. Social media influencers, local celebrities and officials will gather to flip the switch that will make the 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 in these celebrations.

The event features performances by Dr. Phillips High School Dance in Motion Company, the velvety singing of Mr Jonathan McFadden and a special holiday DJ playing some seasonal favorites so the kids can dance to the beat of the reindeer hooves. Of course, the parents can dance too.

After the ceremony, guests can visit the award-winning Santa Workshop Experience inside the wheelhouse to meet Santa and take celebratory family photos. Children attending The Santa Workshop Experience receive a FREE ticket to ride The Wheel and Carousel on the boardwalk. Guests accompanying the children receive a 50 percent discount on their tickets to The Wheel. Advance reservations for The Santa Workshop Experience are required – click here to book your tickets now.

“As the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District, ICON Park is proud to once again host the I-Drive Business Improvement District’s official Christmas tree,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, President and CEO of ICON Park. “We welcome locals and tourists alike to enjoy all of the amazing vacation experiences on 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 a convenient location near I-4, Universal Boulevard and the Beachline, this premier entertainment complex is within easy reach of any Central Florida resident or Orlando tourist.

The holiday tree can be viewed at ICON Park until New Year’s Day.

To learn more about the I-Drive District Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, click here. To learn more about ICON Park visit:

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About the ICON Park

ICON Park is a 20-acre gateless open-air entertainment destination with lots of fun adventures for the whole family. The perfect place to ride, eat, drink and explore.

Located in the heart of Orlando’s entertainment district, ICON Park features more than 50 amazing restaurants, funky bars, boutique shops and unmissable attractions, all anchored by The Wheel, a stunning Ferris wheel that is 400 feet tall – 40 stories – in the air .

Visit other attractions such as SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando and the Museum of Illusions Orlando. ICON Park also offers a diverse mix of restaurants for lunch, dinner and late-night snacks, catering to a wide variety of tastes and cuisines. Find a unique collection of shopping and dining kiosks and explore each location as you stroll along the brick promenade under the garland lights.

Enjoy free parking and park admission. Learn more at

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