There’s something magical about watching a holiday movie under the stars on a giant outdoor screen with your friends and family—especially when it’s free. Whether your favorite is “The Elf” or “The Polar Express,” you will find plenty of classic holiday movies playing throughout Orlando this Christmas season.
Snuggle up and bring your own snacks, chairs or blanket for a memorable night in Orlando.
Note: please make sure to check each website as some of the movie events are seasonal and times are always subject to change.
FREE HOLIDAY MOVIES IN ORLANDO
Holiday Movies at Lake Eola Park
Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park, 7pm
Dec. 13: Elf
Dec. 20: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 27: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Holiday Movie Night at Cranes Roost
Cranes Roost, Plaza Tower in Altamonte Springs, 7pm
Bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy holiday movies on the Plaza lawn. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Dec. 14: Elf
Dec. 21: The Grinch
Dec. 28: Norm of the North
Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland
Wekiva Island in Longwood at 7pm
Dec. 14: Elf
Family Movie Night Old Town
Old Town in Kissimmee
Every Sunday night a FREE movie begins at dusk
Dec. 15: Elf
Dec. 22: A Christmas Story
Dec. 29: The Polar Express
Light Up UCF Holiday Film Festival
Addition Financial Arena
Select Friday and Saturday nights
UCF transforms into a winter fun zone with free light shows, FREE outdoor holiday movies, rides and attractions including ice-skating, an ice slide and photos with Santa.
Dec. 23: The Polar Express & Elf
À La Cart Monday Movie Nights
Mondays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
À La Cart: 609 Irvington Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Dec. 23: Elf
More cheap and free movies
Maitland Screen on the Green
Maitland Middle School soccer field at 7pm
December 14: Mary Poppins Returns
Saturday Matinee Classics
Enzian Theater, Maitland
December 14 at 12 p.m., $8
Featuring: It’s a Wonderful Life
Picture Show at Altamonte
Movies for $1 every Tuesday and $1.75 every day.
MORE THINGS DO IN ORLANDO
- Free & cheap holiday events in Orlando
- Gaylord Palms ICE discounts
- Where to see Christmas lights in Orlando
- Where to go ice skating in Orlando
- Polar Express train ride in Eustis