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Christmas at Walt Disney World

Updated: Jun 25, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, there's no better place to immerse yourself in the spirit of joy, wonder, and enchantment than at Disney World! With its world-class attractions, captivating shows, and immersive experiences, Disney World offers a magical holiday celebration like no other. In this post, we'll delve into the incredible events, dazzling decorations, and unforgettable experiences that make the holidays at Disney World truly special.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

One of the most beloved holiday events at Disney World is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Held on select nights at Magic Kingdom, this exclusive after-hours party invites guests into a winter wonderland filled with festive decorations, live entertainment, and spectacular fireworks. From Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade to the magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., this party brings the holiday spirit to life in the most enchanting way.

Disney's Jollywood Nights

Debuting in 2023, Disney Jollywood Nights will take place in Disney's Hollywood Studios and add an extra dose of sparkle to the park's already magical atmosphere. This event will include live music, themed holiday entertainment, special character interactions, and stage and fireworks shows themed to the holidays. It will be an extraordinary addition to the holiday festivities at Disney World!

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

At Epcot, the International Festival of the Holidays offers a delightful exploration of global holiday traditions. Guests can stroll through the World Showcase and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of diverse cultures as they celebrate their unique customs. From captivating storytelling to delicious seasonal treats, this festival is a feast for the senses and a celebration of the rich tapestry of global holiday traditions.

Dazzling Decorations and Festive Displays

During the holidays, Disney World transforms into a dazzling spectacle of lights, colors, and decorations. Each park and resort is adorned with intricate ornaments, twinkling lights, and larger-than-life displays. The iconic Cinderella Castle shimmers with a breathtaking holiday projection show, while the Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney's Hollywood Studios sparkles with festive lights. Exploring the parks and resorts during this time feels like stepping into a real-life holiday fairy tale.

Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional, held at Epcot's America Gardens Theatre, is a moving retelling of the Christmas story accompanied by a 50-piece live orchestra and a choir. A celebrity narrator adds an extra touch of magic to this awe-inspiring performance. It's an emotionally stirring experience that captures the essence of the season and leaves guests with a sense of warmth and wonder. I was lucky enough to get to sing in this event when I was in high school and it was the beginning of my love of Disney parks! You can see footage of the processional at the 7:50 mark of the video below.

Seasonal Treats and Dining Delights

No holiday celebration is complete without indulging in delicious treats and festive meals. Disney World takes culinary delight to a whole new level during the holidays, offering a variety of seasonal delights. From gingerbread houses and festive cupcakes to special holiday-themed dining experiences, the parks and resorts provide a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds.

The holidays at Disney World are an extraordinary time filled with enchantment, wonder, and joy. Whether you're attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, immersing yourself in the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, or simply soaking up the magical atmosphere, Disney World offers an unparalleled holiday experience. From dazzling decorations to heartwarming performances, it's a celebration that creates cherished memories for families and visitors of all ages. Plan your visit to Disney World during the holidays with me today and let the magic of the season sweep you away into a world of holiday cheer and unforgettable moments. Reach out for a free quote here!


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