Don’t miss these Holiday Events at Disney World


Heading to Disney World this Holiday Season? Be sure to check out some of these fun events to help you get in the Holiday Spirit.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade

  • 3:45pm daily from November 7 2013 to January 2 2014

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

  • Nightly at dusk to park closing from November 8 2013 to January 5 2014

New Years Eve

Fantasmic 6:30pm, 8pm Lights! Camera! Happy New Year! Fireworks at midnight


Candlelight Processional

  • Nightly at 5pm, 6:45pm, 8:15pm from November 29 2013 to December 30 2013

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth with Peace on Earth Finale

  • -Nightly at 9:30pm from November 29 2013 to December 30 2013

Holiday Storytellers

Daily from November 29 to December 30 2013


  • Celebrate with LosTres Reyes Magos, the Three Kings, as they tell of their journey to the Posada and traditions today.


  • Meet the storyteller Sigrid who will tell you of the mischievous Christmas Gnome, Julenissen.


  • Watch the agile Monkey King weave his tall tale with twists and turns celebrating Chinese New Year!


  • Listen as Helga tells the story of the first Christmas tree and the tale of her first Nutcracker.


  • Visit with Italy’s good Christmas witch, La Befana, as she remembers the Epiphany and her first Christmas 2,000 years ago!

American Adventure: Christmas: Whisper your Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear. Even Mrs. Claus will be there!

  • Kwanzaa: Experience the spirit of Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, creativity and community.
  • Hanukkah: Discover the connection of today’s Hanukkah tradition and the story of the brave Maccabees and the lamp that burned miraculously for eight days


  • Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the NewYear!


  • Find Père Noël as he shares a letter from a little girl that recreates the magic of Christmas through the eyes of a child.


  • Drum with Taarji, as he celebrates the customs of Ramadan and Ashura.

United Kingdom

  • Spend a moment with jolly Father Christmas, as he makes traditions from Christmas past just as fun today!


  • See Nowell, a Canadian lumberjack, as he tells of his journey to find Santa at Christmastime.

‘Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season’

  •  November 23 to December 30 2012. Showtimes are daily at 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm

New Years Eve

IllumiNations Peace on Earth edition 6:30pm/ IllumiNations New Years Eve edition 11:40pm
Magic Kingdom

Celebrate the Season

  • Part of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on event nights from November 5 to December 20 2013
  • Available to park day guests from December 21 2013 to December 31 2013

Cinderella’s Holiday Wish

  • Nightly from November 5 2013 to December 31 2013 at 6:15pm

Holiday Wishes

  • Part of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party from November 8 to December 20 2013
  • Available to park day guests from December 21 2013 to December 30 2013 (without perimeter fireworks)

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

  • Part of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on event nights from November 8 to December 20 2013
  •  Available to park day guests from December 21 2013 to December 31 2013, at 12:30pm and 3:30pm.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

  • On select days from November 8 to December 31 2013

New Years Eve

  • Wishes at 8:30pm Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks Dec 30 and Dec 31 at 11:50pm

Downtown Disney

Festival of the Seasons


You can meet Santa at his chalet in the Marketplace, near to World of Disney from November 15 to November 29 2013, 5pm to 10pm, then November 29 to December 24 midday to 10pm. Santa Goofy takes over from December 25 to December 29, 3pm to 10pm.

West Side

  • Daily musical groups

Disney World Resorts

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

  • Gingerbread House
  • New Year’s Eve Dining

Disney World Food!

At Epcot World Showcase:

  • Biergarten Restaurant in Germany is offering both lunch and dinner celebrations.
  • La Hacienda de San Angel in Mexico is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner.
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse in Canada has three seatings.
  • Monsieur Paul in France starts celebrating at noon with seatings throughout the day and evening.

Magic Kingdom:

The Magic Kingdom at Tomorrowland Terrace they will have a New Year’s Eve fireworks dinner and dessert party.

Some resorts have some special dining for ringing in the New Year:

  • Disney’s BoardWalk – Flying Fish Cafe
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Citricos, Victoria & Albert’s and Narcoossee’s
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort – California Grill and Chef Mickey’s (New Year’s Day brunch)
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Boma – Flavors of Africa (New Year’s Day breakfast)
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Whispering Canyon Cafe (Lunch and dinner)

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust



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