Where Central Florida Celebrates the Holidays!

Light Up UCF, one of Orlando's most anticipated holiday attractions, provides Central Florida families and residents with an affordable family, winter wonderland featuring ice skating, rides, and holiday attractions. Back for its ninth season, Light Up UCF will open Friday, November 18th and run through Saturday, January 7th, and will feature cooler rides, snowier nights, and bigger and brighter lights!

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In addition to the fan favorites like the Ice Rink Pavilion presented by Central Florida Expressway Authority, the Arctic Glide Ice Slide and Light Up Lane presented by Coca-Cola, we’ve upgraded the Ferris Wheel, and there will be an all new ride: The Winter Whirl

There are also free opportunities for families, including the Holiday Film Festival shown on a giant two-story screen, and the all new Holiday Light Show presented by Orlando Sanford International Airport, featuring thousands of lights choreographed to seasonal musical selections and falling snow!

Tickets are available at the CFE Arena box office and online. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Other package offers include birthday party packages, fundraisers, field trips, and corporate events. For questions or more information, contact CFE Arena Group Sales at stan.macko@ucf.edu.

On December 10, we’ll be hosting the second annual Light Up UCF Holiday Market, featuring local artisans and their crafts. This holiday market under the stars is a perfect way for you to come out and wrap up all of your holiday shopping while supporting small, local businesses. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please visit www.ucfholidaymarket.com.

Local business vendors will be onsite offering additional fun and giveaways for you! If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact Julian Bowman at julian.bowman@ucf.edu.

We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you and your family!

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thurs 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday 5:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday 12:00pm - 10:00pm


Hours may vary. Christmas Eve Hours - 12p-8p; Christmas Day - 5p-10p; New Years Eve 12p-11p. Please check the calendar for Up-to-Date Hours.

Light Up UCF Upcoming Events 10/25 - 10/31

Currently no events.

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