Holiday Highlights of Walt Disney World's Christmas Celebrations

October 9, 2019

Unwrap a winter wonderland during your visit to Walt Disney World this Christmas season.

Disney World's Christmas celebrations combine festive traditions with modern merriment creating an engaging event for holiday revelers. The seasonal celebrations begin November 8, 2019.

This year, Disney World's Christmas celebrations include dazzling magic across all four parks.

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Holiday Wishes at Magic Kingdom is a Christmas treat!

Magic Kingdom

The entire Magic Kingdom is swathed in holiday sparkle with festive wreaths, bows, garland, sparkling lights, parades, and towering Christmas trees. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party once again provides joyous holiday fun for visitors this season. The after-hours ticketed event begins at 7:00 pm on select nights. This magical party immerses guests in a winter wonderland of holiday offerings such as stage shows, fireworks, and a whimsical holiday parade. Be on the lookout for snowfall on Main Street U.S.A., too. It's a holiday highlight for sure!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is available in 2019 on:

November 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, and 24
December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, and 22

Holiday entertainment throughout Magic Kingdom includes the "Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration" show at Cinderella's Castle. Mickey and all his friends are waiting to enjoy Disney World's Christmas celebrations with you, so join them!

Another epic holiday performance is "A Frozen Holiday Wish" featuring all of your favorite characters from the hit movie, Frozen. You'll watch in awe as Cinderella's Castle transforms thanks to Queen Elsa's powers! Over in Tomorrowland, they're throwing an out-of-this-world Christmas party. Hosted by Haley Comet, this intergalactic holiday party features Mike Wazowski, Stich, Buzz Lightyear, and more.

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When you’re in the mood for dinner, Magic Kingdom hosts dining options to fill you with Christmas cheer and goodies like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dining.Plus, you can't miss Holiday Wishes! End your night in Magic Kingdom with a holiday fireworks spectacular over Cinderella Castle. Trust us, you don't want to miss it!

The Candlelight Processional at Epcot is a holiday tradition.


Discover the wondrous holiday traditions of Epcot’s 11 World Showcase nations. Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays lights up the park with gorgeous sights, music, and international flavors. Take in costumed performers presenting authentic traditional dances throughout the World Showcase as you sample delicious meals.

In addition, the annual Candlelight Processional features a celebrity narrating the birth of Christ accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and choir performance. And the fun doesn’t stop there! Experience the magic of Christmas and Kwanzaa with the uplifting ‘Joyful!’ vocal ensemble performing renditions of Gospel, R&B, and holiday songs. Pair the music with seasonal cookies during the Holiday Cookie Stroll and you’re set for the evening.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios brings the Christmas spirit every night from with Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Watch the buildings and rooftops come alive with classic scenes from Beauty and the Beast, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more! Mickey, Minnie, Olaf, and friends will party with guests as projections accompanied by laser effects and fireworks go off! Also, you don’t want to miss out on the Holiday Dessert Party!

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom provides bubbly entertainment, charming decor, and meet-and-greets with your favorite characters throughout the park. Experience life-size sculpted animal puppets, colorful rooftop luminaries, and bird lanterns brightening up Discovery Island. Of course, the Tree of Life awakens at night as the park’s true masterpiece. Or you can head on over to Donald’s Dino-Bash in DinoLand U.S.A. to dance with Chip ‘n Dale at the new Holiday Hoopla Dance Party.

Further, Asia celebrates Diwali (India’s festival of lights), and Africa blends Western African traditions with cheerful presentations. Finally, Pandora’s display merges The World of Avatar with vintage Earth pieces for an out-of-this-world holiday experience.

Celebrate the Magic of Christmas at Disney World

Reserve your discount Disney tickets now to experience Disney World's Christmas celebrations for yourself! Don't forget to book soon to reserve your hotel room, too.

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