OK, maybe "a step inside" LEGOLAND wasn't the best wording, as it could be reminiscent of the pain you feel when you step barefoot on a rogue LEGO. But I digress ... Tad here, reporting on all of this holiday season's most fun events! The Frog Family visited for the first day of LEGOLAND Florida Christmas Bricktacular, and I'm hoppy to share all of the deets with you folks.
LEGOLAND Florida Christmas Bricktacular Overview
The LEGOLAND Florida Christmas Bricktacular takes place Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-25. This means every weekend, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Don't worry ... the Brickmas fun won't interrupt your usual LEGOLAND fun. The festivities are included with park admission (and during normal hours) and are just little seasonal bonuses throughout the park. There are tons of fun activities to keep tadpoles even busier than usual at one of our favorite kid-centric parks.
LEGOLAND Florida Christmas Bricktacular Activities
"Holidays Around the World" LEGO Mosaic Build
In the MINILAND area of the park, you can find a Master Model Builder to help build a gorgeous holiday card.
LEGO Christmas Tree Build
Help build a life-size LEGO tree, brick by brick!
"Santa's Helper Scavenger Hunt"
MINILAND USA plays host to a special scavenger hunt, where you might even find an Elf of the Shelf or two throughout the models. Santa and his sleigh make their way between cities too.
Letters to Santa
Don't worry, your postage to the North Pole is paid here with a special mailbox that goes directly to Mr. Claus.
Holiday-Themed Competition Build
Get those imaginations going! Kids can create their own seasonal displays for a chance to win LEGO prizes.
Holly Jolly Jubilee
This brand new show on LEGO City Stage gets Saint Nick ready for the North Pole with songs of the season.
LEGO Holiday Photo-Ops
Meet LEGO Santa and a LEGO Toy Soldier, or simply visit the actual LEGO model of Santa Claus, along with his reindeer and sleigh. We loved the giant, gorgeous LEGO wreath that's practically Christmas card-ready outside of the Factory Store. You can find a snowman nearby too.
The 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree puts on a dazzling synchronized light display as faux snow flurries fall.
Cheerful Churros and Pumpkin Spice Granny's Apple Fries will get you in the Christmas spirit, even in the warm Florida temperatures!
LEGO Santa's Christmas Workshop
Warning: This activity is an extra cost, so I put this experience on my Christmas list this year. LEGO Santa's Christmas Workshop is a special VIP experience where guests can hang with LEGO characters, snack on yummy treats, meet a Master Model Builder and even create an exclusive LEGO model to bring home.
Kids' New Year's Party
Between Dec. 26-31, guests can keep enjoying LEGOLAND Florida Christmas Bricktacular AND the "New Beginnings Celebration," a nightly fireworks show that includes dance parties and LEGO building activities. Pretty sweet, right?
PERFECT for tadpoles (mom and dad sure aren't complaining either) is the New Year's celebration Monday, Dec. 31 taking place at midnight Kid Standard Time, aka 8 p.m. for an early bedtime. The LEGO brick-drop countdown to midnight will be made even more bricktacular with complimentary fireworks viewing glasses which make it appear as if LEGO bricks are exploding in the sky.
LEGOLAND Florida Christmas Bricktacular Tips
This festive fun is pretty low key and easy to navigate — which is exactly why we LOVE it — so there's no need for too many tips here. Just keep it simple!
- Arrive early! Hop on any high-priority (with potentially long lines later) rides before the rest of the crowds arrive before jumping in on the holiday cheer.
- Be prepared for any weather. The forecast can flip within hours! Be sure to bring sweatshirts (or tank tops!) just in case.
- Set a budget. This is a year-round rule for us at LEGOLAND ... my fault!
- Let the tadpoles play. There are SO many activities set up for them in MINILAND to help them get creative AND festive. The calm environment and low crowds (versus some other parks) allow parents to really enjoy the moment.
- Take lots of pictures! Fun characters and festive photo-ops are holiday card magic.
It's ALWAYS a fun time at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and especially with the Christmas Bricktacular taking place. (For what it's worth, we also LOVED seeing the progress on the LEGO Movie area, featuring models of Emmett and Wyldstyle.)
We toadally recommend hopping by if you're in the area for the holidays. And don't forget to hop on our discounted tickets before heading to LEGOLAND Florida Christmas Bricktacular!