Disney World Christmas

Watch any tear jerking Disney commercial & it’s obvious that Christmas at Disney World is beyond magical. Plan your perfect holiday vacation with these tips and information about the holiday season at Walt Disney World.

The time you spend reading about all the exciting holiday offerings is not only going to get you in the mood to sing along to your favorite Christmas carol, but will be so worth it when you’re walking down Main Street USA, enjoying the magical holiday spirit that lives at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL in December.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until December to enjoy all the beautiful decorations. Disney Parks are famous for flipping from Halloween to Christmas overnight. And this year’s holiday celebration begins on Nov. 11th!

The holiday celebration spans more than 50 wonderful days at Walt Disney World Resort. All four theme parks, Disney Springs, and all of the Disney resort hotels will be decked for the season in their holiday finest.

From November 11th to December 30, guests will discover seasonal food and drinks at The Most Magical Place on Earth, as well as special merchandise and enchanting new entertainment experiences.

Magic Kingdom

At night Magic Kingdom park’s main attraction, Cinderella Castle, will transform with a kaleidoscope of designs, including a fun Christmas sweater and a gorgeous overlay of red, green and gold. The festive castle will provide the perfect colorful background for your magical holiday portraits!

Christmas at Disney World

Characters are a highlight every holiday season, especially the adorable gingerbread men and sassy elves. This year your favorite Disney characters will be decked out and will take informal walks through the park, greeting guests.

On Main Street, U.S.A., toy soldiers will march with the Main Street Philharmonic as they bring musical cheer for all to hear.

Epcot & the World Showcase

International Festival of the Holidays

The highlight of the holidays at Epcot is the International Festival of the Holidays. The around the world celebration begins November 25th and features holiday kitchens around the World Showcase pavilions.

The kitchens offer favorite festive dishes such as slow-roasted turkey with stuffing, which you can find at the American holiday table. There are so many delicious dishes, you’ll want to try them all. Get the full list of seasonal bites and plan your day of snacking!

You’ll want to stop by the stage in the America pavilion to enjoy celebrities reading the Christmas story, accompanied by a choir and full orchestra. The list of narrators is impressive, so plan your trip around your favorite or find out who will be performing while you’re in Epcot.

Guardians of the Galaxy Remix

Take a ride on the newest roller coaster with a Christmas twist. Catch your favorite holiday tunes on this exciting ride this Christmas.

Voices of Liberty

The Voices of Liberty is an especially beautiful part of the holidays with their eight-part harmonies. Make sure you stop by the America Gardens Theatre to hear them share songs of the season. It’s nothing short of magical.

Disney Hollywood Studios

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can dine with Minnie Mouse as she hosts a yuletide dining experience at Hollywood & Vine. You’ll also see some of her best pals – including Santa Goofy.

 Disney’s Hollywood Studios will host merry motorcades of your favorite characters throughout the streets of the park to say “Merry Christmas” to all the guests. 

Animal Kingdom Park

Your favorite Disney characters dressed in their holiday finest will also appear throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom characters will appear in festive flotillas to spread holiday cheer.

Disney Springs

  • Elaborately decorated Christmas trees will spring up throughout Disney Springs
  • A magical snowfall will occur within Town Center, West Side and The Landing. 
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will transform into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar with delightful décor and a limited-time menu of festive favorites.

More Resort Disney Christmas Details

  • Disney resort hotels will deck their halls for the holidays.
  • Iconic Christmas trees are displayed in lobbies along with other festive flourishes.
  • Santa Claus will arrive to say, “Ho Ho Ho” to guests as he makes pop-up appearances at each park, as well as Disney Springs. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom catch the man of the season sailing down Discovery River on a special flotilla.

This most wonderful season of the whole year is waiting for you and your family, so get ready to enjoy a magical visit your family won’t soon forget!

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