What could make the Christmas season more unforgettable than enjoying a magical Walt Disney World Christmas? Honestly, when you think about it, not much!
On select nights starting in November, Walt Disney World celebrates Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This seasonal event transforms the parks into a festive winter wonderland, helping guests get into the Christmas spirit. Please note: there is an extra cost to attend the party. But, rest assured, it’s well worth the extra expense! However, even if you don’t attend the party, you can enjoy all the holiday decorations throughout the entire season!
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**Pictures are from past celebrations so current parades and shows may look different.**
Exciting entertainment options awaiting you during a Disney World Christmas!
Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration
One of the most exciting shows during this Christmas event is Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, a live on-stage extravaganza featuring many of your favourite Disney characters.
Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and many more surprise guests stop in to sing Christmas carols old and new. Cinderella’s castle is illuminated with an impressive holiday display as the backdrop.
A Frozen Holiday Wish
Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration isn’t the only Christmas event that gives Cinderella’s castle a makeover. A Frozen Holiday Wish is another Christmas-themed live show that features characters from the beloved Disney movie Frozen.
You’ll be joined by Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Queen Elsa for a live show that culminates into Queen Elsa using her powers to transform the castle into a dazzling, icy display you won’t soon forget.
Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
The parades at Walt Disney World are always an exciting experience and the parade at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is no exception. During the Once Upon a Christmastime parade, many popular Disney characters walk alongside elves, gingerbread men and other Christmas-themed characters in this whimsical holiday parade.
A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas
Tomorrowland has a Christmas-themed stage show of its own, referred to as A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas. This show features Stitch, Buzz Lightyear and Mike Wazowski who entertain guests with classic Christmas tunes like Jingle Bells and Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.
Candlelight Processional at Epcot
Presented in the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot, Candlelight Processional is one of the most beloved holiday traditions at Walt Disney World Resort. Featuring a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir, this festive performance takes place annually in November and December. Show times are at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.
Delicious Disney World Christmas Dining Options
Fans of all Disney World’s delicious dishes and snacks are in for a treat at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, should you choose to attend. Many of the restaurants in each Walt Disney World park and resort features special holiday menu items that you can’t get any other time of the year.
In addition, there’s a number of holiday dining packages available that afford you a great view of the fireworks show while you enjoy your meal. There are all kinds of holiday-themed sweets and desserts to choose from like cinnamon rolls, hot cocoa and gingerbread cookies.
Speaking of gingerbread, be sure to keep an eye out for life-size gingerbread displays throughout the parks and resorts, including those at the Contemporary Resort and the Grand Floridian.
Yes, a Disney World Christmas is an unforgettable experience. The beautiful holiday decorations start going up right after Thanksgiving. There’s no need to wait until December 25 to be amazed. The closer to Christmas Day you visit, the more crowds you’re going to encounter. So, you can have a magical Walt Disney Christmas and still be at home on Christmas morning.
Start planning and have the most magical, Mickey-est Christmas yet!