Entertainment complex offers safe, socially-distanced photos with Santa
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Sleigh bells are already ringing in Central Florida – Jolly old St. Nicholas is making his way to ICON Park.
Starting Nov. 6, ICON Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with all of your favorite festivities. The premiere, easy-to-access holiday destination located in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District will be hosting The Santa Workshop Experience. The Workshop will kick off Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. and runs until Dec. 24. You can get your shot at meeting Santa on Monday - Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“ICON Park is ready to kick off the holiday season in Central Florida! We’re proud to provide fun, open-air entertainment for our locals to enjoy this year,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, president and CEO of ICON Park. “Our team has been able to build a safe, socially-distanced experience with Santa that will provide unforgettable memories for our community.”
For many years, The Santa Workshop Experience, selected the best Santa experience in Central Florida, was at the Mall at Millenia. This year, The
Workshop has been expanded, SANTATIZED and moved to ICON Park.
For parents who are concerned about having to skip the classic pictures with Santa tradition this year, ICON Park and The Santa Workshop Experience have the perfect, socially-distanced solution. On the photo set, a plexiglass barrier will be set up on Santa’s chair between the big man himself and the children. They will be able to have all of the same interaction and connection as normal, but without the direct contact. Plus, Santa’s elves have magically made the plexiglass barrier completely invisible in the photos.
Christmas guests will be able to take their own candid photos of their children in a new Holiday Set in addition to the professional photos with Santa. There will also be special attractions like cookie decorating and story time with Mrs. Claus!
Upon arrival and safety check-in, only one family group will visit with Santa at a time in our secure 800 sq. foot Workshop assuring everyone a socially distanced and memorable event.
Every child who participates in The Santa Workshop Experience will receive a free ticket to ride The Wheel at ICON Park. Additional tickets can be purchased with 50 percent discount for all of Santa’s guests.
In addition to meeting Santa, families can see Orlando from 400 feet up from a private holiday capsule on The Wheel or take a ride on the Pearl Express Train decked out in its holiday best. In fact, the train will pick up registered children for free directly from the parking garage. Parents simply show their reservation and the train will transport their family to Santa’s workshop. The Wheelhouse Market Food Hall will be serving up of your holiday favorites – Hot chocolate, frozen hot chocolate and cookies.
ICON Park is at the center of the new Orlando Entertainment District. With complimentary parking and complimentary valet parking after 4:00 p.m., ICON Park is conveniently located near I-4, Universal Boulevard and the Beachline, this premiere holiday destination is easy to access for any Central Florida resident. ICON Park is home to top attractions, world-class restaurants, trendy bars and favorite shops.
To register for The Santa Workshop Experience, click here.
About ICON Park
ICON Park™ is a 20-acre, walkable entertainment destination in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District on International Drive. A perfect place to ride, dine, drink and explore, ICON Park has more than 40 amazing restaurants, funky bars, boutique shops and can’t-miss attractions, all anchored by The Wheel, a jaw-dropping observation wheel that stands 400 feet – 40 stories – in the air. Guests can visit SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando, Orlando StarFlyer, Arcade City, and 7D Dark Ride
Adventure. ICON Park is the future home of Museum of Illusions and In The Game ICON Park. Free parking is available in a multi-level, on-site garage, just steps from all the action. Learn more at ICONParkOrlando.com. Follow ICON Park on social media @ICONParkOrlando.