Stellar weather and seasonal spirit combine to make December an incredible time of year to enjoy Orlando - especially outside. At the theme parks - Disney, Universal, SeaWorld and the like - the incredible attractions are bolstered by holiday-specific programming. In 2017, the big news is Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where new music, sensational decor and a showstopping production on the face of Hogwarts Castle take center stage. Outside the parks, however, the beautiful weather beckons those with an interest in outdoor exploration. For that, we recommend a visit to the Nature Conservancy's Disney Wilderness Preserve, an 11,000-acre wonderland that's a model of conservation. Walk it's 2.5-mile trail (sometimes you won't see another soul on your journey) and spy native flora and fauna, then learn more about it in the interpretive center. It's a side of Disney few know about, let alone visit. Out in Clermont, the rolling hills of the Lakeridge Winery beckon not only with sweet bottles, but sweets themselves! It's Wine & Chocolate Festival (Dec. 8-10) features more than just the top-billed treats, though. Live music, arts and crafts and more make it a very family-friendly good time.