Christmas Festivities Throughout the Walt Disney World Resort


It's the most wonderful time of the year at the Walt Disney World Resort. Decor, experiences, bites and sights abound throughout the four theme parks, Disney Springs and the Disney Resort Hotels.

At Magic Kingdom

  • Festive décor including trees, garland, lights… Even the rides get a bit of holiday trimming including the Jungle Cruise which becomes the Jingle Jungle Cruise.
  • Meet Santa Claus at Liberty Square Gazebo.
  • $$ - Disney Very Merriest After Hours Party – Held on select nights, this ticketed event celebrates the magic of the season with a special holiday parade and fireworks show, complimentary hot cocoa and treats served throughout the park, special holiday shows as well as photo opportunities and dance parties with your favorite Disney characters. Ask your Crazy Imagination Travel Advisor for more details and pricing for this year’s event. Select nights in November and December.
  • $$ - Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party – Enjoy sweet treats and great views of the fireworks during Disney Very Merriest After Hours with reserved viewing.

At Epcot

  • EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays - Holiday Kitchens  – Traditional seasonal recipes from around the globe throughout World Showcase
  • Holiday Cookie Stroll - Sample traditional holiday cookies as you travel through World Showcase. Collect all the stamps in your holiday passport and receive a bonus holiday treat!
  • Olaf's Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt -   *TIP! Maps and stickers are available for purchase
  • Candlelight Processional Show *TIP! Reserved seating dining packages are available
  • World Showcase Holiday Entertainment including Holiday Storytellers from around the world
  • Live Music: JOYFUL! A gospel celebration of the season and American Music Machine

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Sunset Seasons Greetings – Holiday projections down a “snowy” Sunset Boulevard
  • Enhanced holiday décor around Echo Lake including a giant tree centered on the water
  • Pop-up appearances by Santa Claus during a merry motorcade
  • “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Nighttime show including snow, fireworks, music and more
  • Olaf joins ‘For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration’
  • $$ - “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Dessert Party – Appetizers, sweets and cocktails plus reserved viewing for the show
  • $$ - Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood and Vine (Included with the Disney Dining Plan)

$$ - Cost Associated – Ask your Travel Planner for additional details

At Animal Kingdom
The park is dressed in holiday style with animal-themed holiday décor everywhere you look! Beautiful trees and garland grace the park and blend perfectly with the natural landscape. Live entertainers complete the festive mood.

  • Tree of Life Awakenings - Holiday Edition
  • Merry Menagerie Animal Puppets
  • Santa Claus Festive Flotilla
  • Chip & Dale's Festive Flotilla
  • Donald's Dino Bash Festive Flotilla
  • Discovery Island Drummers Festive Flotilla

At Disney Springs

  • Christmas Tree Stroll Scavenger Hunt – Gaze upon over 20 trees themed to Disney characters like Dumbo, Moana, Mary Poppins and more! *TIP! Grab a map and stickers - find them all and receive a festive surprise!
  • Santa’s Chalet – Photo ops with Santa and Santa Goofy (select dates)
  • Special Christmas entertainment throughout

At the Disney Hotels
Not only are the parks beautifully decorated, but the Disney hotels also receive all the holiday trimmings and some have elaborate Christmas displays which are well worth the visit. The life-sized gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian, the train display at the Yacht Club and the gingerbread carousel at the Beach Club top the list of the most visited displays.

Guided Tours
A variety of privately guided holiday tours are available starting at $99 per person. Ask your Crazy Imagination Travel Advisor for details.

Sleigh Rides
Available at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds. Starting at $84 per 25-minute ride. Sleighs can accommodate up to 4 Adults or 2 Adults, 3 Children.

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