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Christmas at Disney World is on its way! Things look a bit different in 2020 than in years past, but that same magical holiday spirit always lives at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL.

This year’s holiday celebration begins on Nov. 6th and spans a wonderful 54 days at Walt Disney World Resort. All four theme parks, Disney Springs, and Disney resort hotels will be decked for the season in their holiday finest.

From November 6th 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

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 27th and features Holiday kitchens around the World Showcase promenade. The kitchens offer favorite festive dishes such as Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, which you can find at the American Holiday Table.

JOYFUL

Inside World ShowPlace at EPCOT, JOYFUL! will take guests on a musical journey of holiday music a few times per day by a Central Florida group called D’Vine Voices.

The live instruments and angelic voices put a unique spin on your holiday favorites. The show takes place by the big Christmas tree and there’s always plenty of room to get a good spot.

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 2020 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.

More announcements about Christmas at Disney World & the holiday season will be made in the coming weeks so stay tuned for everything you need to know. The best way to get up to the minute holiday and other Disney World updates is to join me in my Everyday Disney Ideas group or to follow The Everyday Mouse on Facebook. I hope to “See ya real soon!”

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