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Christmas in FloridaEven with a "snowball's chance" of experiecing a real white Christmas in Florida, the Sunshine State remains a top destination in December.

Check out what's happening throughout the state during the holidays with information on annual events in Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and more - just in time for a Christmas getaway ...

DID YOU KNOW? Florida Christmas fun facts

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Happy holidays from Christmas, Florida!

• The first Christmas observance in what is now the United States was celebrated by Hernando de Soto and his army, who set up a winter camp in the present day city of Tallahassee, Florida in 1539.

• Near Orlando, the holidays are busy time of year at the post office in Christmas, Florida, which sends a large amount of mail from Floridians who mail letters from the town so they can have the "Christmas" postmark on their holiday greeting cards.

• 150 semi-trailer truckloads of Christmas decorations arrive at Disney World in Orlando every year. That includes 15 miles of garland, 1,314 wreaths, and 300,000 yards of ribbon and bows. Walt Disney World Resort alone accounts for 8.5 million lights to keep the holidays extra bright.

More information about Christmas in Florida around the Web:

Christmas in Orlando - Browse for what's happening in Disney World, Universal Orlando, Seaworld and Cypress Gardens with complete event listings, contact info, photos, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel.

Santa's Enchanted Forest - The annual celebration in Miami's Tropical Park for kids of all ages featuring 100 rides, millions of sparkling lights, shows, games and attractions including ticket information, dates, hours and directions.

SeaWorld's Holiday Celebration - A holiday fountain show, Hawaiian luau and other special holiday treats are in store including a Frosty Friends sleepover in the Antarctic. With online ticket purchase and group tour information.

Winterfest Boat Parade - The annual grand parade on Fort Lauderdale's Intercoastal Waterway with boats festooned with lights. Includes entry form, ticket info, photos & videos.

Holiday Nights at Brevard Zoo - Melbourne's top attraction featuring simulated snowfalls, nightly caroling and other special holiday events.

Heralds of Harmony Christmas Celebration - Check out why this Tampa singing group is so popular at the group's official Web site with this year's schedule, ticket information and contact details.

St. Augustine Nights of Lights - Palm trees and historic buildings covered in millions of tiny white lights provides an awesome spectacle just in time for Christmas, with the complete schedule and information on special getaway packages.

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