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The Holidays at Walt Disney World

During the winter holidays, the Walt Disney World Resort gets even merrier with special holiday offerings at all four resort theme parks, hotels, and at Disney Springs. From festive displays to entertainment that will get you into the holiday spirit, here’s what you can look forward to at Walt Disney World during the holiday season.

Magic Kingdom

Each winter, the Magic Kingdom adds some extra holiday magic that brings a Christmas tree to Town Square, spirited decorations throughout the park, and gorgeous lights to Cinderella Castle. Additionally, on select nights, guests can enjoy the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party hard ticket events.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

For those who can’t get enough of Magic Kingdom during the holidays, you’ll want to head to one of the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties held throughout the season. During each of these events, you’ll enjoy exclusive entertainment, sweet holiday treats, and much more.

To learn more about these enchanted events, be sure to visit our Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party guide.

Epcot

As the new year approaches, Epcot celebrates an array of holidays and cultures with the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays (formerly Holidays Around the World). These festivities also include the iconic Candlelight Processional events that find celebrity narrators joined by a choir, orchestra, and American Sign Language interpreter to share the story of Christmas. During the Festival of the Holidays, you’ll also find an abundance of food and drinks around World Showcase and be able to learn a bit more about how different counties celebrate this magical time of year.

For more on this annual event, check out our Epcot International Festival of the Holidays guide.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Longtime fans of Walt Disney World may remember the epic Christmas light display that used to call the Streets of America home, Although that display is no more, Disney’s Hollywood Studios still has plenty of holiday excitement to offer. First, Sunset Season’s Greetings shares stories told by classic Disney characters and also makes it “snow” in Central Florida. Then, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! lights up the winter sky with fireworks, music, and eye-popping projections on the Chinese Theatre. These two entertainment offerings make Disney’s Hollywood Studios a can’t-miss stop this holiday season.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

See Disney’s largest theme park decorated for the holiday season as Disney’s Animal Kingdom adds a little cheer to your adventures.

Disney Springs

Even outside of the Walt Disney World theme parks, there’s still plenty of holiday fun to experience. At Disney Springs, you not only get all of your holiday shopping done but can also enjoy the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail, grab some hot beverages, and meet the man himself: Santa Claus. In all, Disney Springs can be quite the winter wonderland.

The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Guests visiting Walt Disney World during the holidays will certainly want to stop by some of the resort hotels where Christmas trees, massive gingerbread houses, and other yule tide decor are on display. Some of the highlights include the Grand Floridian, the BoardWalk, the Beach Club, and the Contemporary Resorts.

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