‘Tis the season…and if your Disney vacation is happening in November or December you’re going to need to be prepared for the special events.
There’s something for everyone and things happening everywhere, but of course here at Chip and Co we have everything you need to know!
Let’s take a look at what’s happening in Disney World for the holidays!
Holiday’s Around the World (Epcot)
Storytellers – Throughout the World Showcase storytellers share stories of their heritage, look for special guests strolling around in their native lands. Father Christmas (United Kingdom), Santa and Mrs. Claus (the American Adventure) and other icons representing Kwanzaa and Hanukkah will also be around the showcase.
Candlelight Processional-Celebrate the reason for the season with celebrity narrators telling the story of Christmas and a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. This event is among the most popular and is only held on select nights. Dinner packages are now available for booking.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – These are not the Osborne’s from across the pond…the Osborne lights showcase the display from the Arkansas family of Jennings Osborne. In 1995 the Festival of Lights was moved from Arkansas to Disney World, what started out as a daughters simple Christmas wish grew to a display of 5 million of lights that now transform the Streets of America at Hollywood Studios. Don’t miss the chance to view this amazing spectacle!
The Magic Kingdom is well known for its Castle transformation during the holiday season. Don’t miss the Castle Lighting Ceremony (early November through the start of January) a show that takes place on the castle stage where the characters magically transform the castle into an ice palace with 200,000 white lights.
Christmas themed parade-Dancing deer, sweet confections, and Santa himself headline this holiday parade.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party-This is a special event and requires a separate admission ticket. For details about the party, click here.
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade turns into Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade in mid-November. If you’re looking for Santa Goofy…this is the place to find him!
Even those without park tickets can still experience some holiday Disney magic. Meet Santa during the Festival of the Seasons (various school bands and choirs perform) at his Chalet where he hosts meet and greets daily.
There are many more events happening outside of the parks. Each resort has it’s own special celebration…don’t worry…we’ll tell you all about it!
- 2011 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Details (chipandco.com)
- Walt Disney World Resort Christmas Events & Attractions (chipandco.com)