Halfway to the Holidays: Celebrating at Walt Disney World

Celebrating the holidays at Walt Disney World is a magical experience, with special events, decorations, and festivities across the parks. Here are some tips and highlights to make the most of your holiday visit:
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – This special ticketed event at Magic Kingdom features holiday parades, exclusive shows, fireworks, and unique character meet-and-greets. You can also enjoy treat stations with complimentary cookies and hot cocoa.Jollywood Nights – This special ticketed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers unique holiday performances and stage shows featuring beloved Disney characters, holiday-themed fireworks display that lights up the night sky, festive dance parties with live DJs and Disney characters in holiday attire, and exclusive holiday-themed snacks, drinks and desserts available only during the event.Enjoy the Decorations – At Magic Kingdom Main Street, U.S.A. is transformed with festive decorations, including a giant Christmas tree and Cinderella Castle adorned with twinkling lights. At Epcot each World Showcase pavilion features holiday decorations and traditions from their respective countries. Hollywood Studios is the place to experience the vintage holiday decorations and the mesmerizing Sunset Seasons Greetings projection show. And, Animal Kingdom features festive décor and entertainment inspired by nature and cultural celebrations.
Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays – Sample seasonal dishes and beverages from around the world at the Holiday Kitchens, enjoy a moving retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and choir at the Candlelight Processional, and learn about holiday traditions from around the globe through engaging performances and storytellers.Disney Springs’ Holiday Festivities – Stroll through Disney Springs and view elaborately themed Christmas trees throughout Disney Springs, enjoy festive performances and holiday music throughout the shopping and dining district, and meet Santa Claus and share your holiday wishes.Watch the Holiday Fireworks and Shows – Magic Kingdom features Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show features dazzling fireworks set to classic holiday music and Hollywood Studios features Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! nighttime spectacular combining fireworks, projections, and music.
Participate in Resort Activities – Visit the elaborate gingerbread houses and displays at various Disney resort hotels, including the life-sized gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and explore the holiday decorations at different Disney resorts, each offering unique themes and festive decor.Indulge in Seasonal Treats – Sample holiday-themed snacks and desserts available throughout the parks and resorts, such as peppermint-flavored treats and festive cupcakes and warm up with seasonal beverages like hot cocoa, eggnog, and specialty cocktails.Take Advantage of Photo Opportunities – Capture magical holiday moments with special PhotoPass Magic Shots featuring festive overlays and characters and meet Disney characters in their holiday costumes and take memorable photos.Shop for Holiday Merchandise – At Disney Springs, you’ll find unique holiday gifts and Disney-themed merchandise at the World of Disney store and other specialty shops and at the parks you find exclusive holiday merchandise, including ornaments, clothing, and souvenirs, available only during the holiday season.Plan and Book Early – Make dining and event reservations well in advance, as holiday experiences can book up quickly and make sure to purchase park tickets and special event tickets early to ensure availability during your visit.
By planning ahead and taking advantage of the unique holiday offerings, you can create unforgettable memories and enjoy a truly magical holiday season at Walt Disney World.​​Dreaming of a Holidayvacation or beyond? I would love to help you design the perfect land or sea experience for your family!  Click here to schedule a “Let’s Get Acquainted Session” with me so we can start planning your family’s next great adventure. 

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