Visiting Walt Disney World during the Christmas holiday season is one the most magical times of year to go. There is a special buzz in the air that truly makes being at Disney during this time very special. There are SO many things to do and see though, that fitting everything it can be overwhelming. Here is a quick guide to everything that is not to be missed during this very special time of year.
4. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
If the Magic Kingdom were an ice cream sundae, then attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party would be the cherry on top! This is a hard ticket event, meaning attending the party requires purchasing a separate ticket not included in regular park admission, but it is well worth it. The Magic Kingdom limits attendance to the party so crowds are relatively light and getting quick access to attractions are real easy, though that is just one of the perks of attending MVMCP. Select locations in the Magic Kingdom offer FREE hot chocolate and cookies and there is a special “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime” parade featured twice nightly where all your favorite Disney characters including Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf from Frozen will be joining in on the frosty festivities. Also enjoy a special holiday edition of Disney fireworks with “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season.” You’ll Marvel as Cinderella Castle is transformed with a Frozen display of gleaming winter magic as Elsa uses her powers to create a sparkling, icy holiday centerpiece… it even snows on Main Street!
3. Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Included with standard admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, This stunning nighttime spectacle of millions of awe inspiring lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music will dazzle your senses. Located on the Streets of America at DHS, you’ll delight as joyful music surrounds you, a sea of twinkling lights form twirling carousels of heavenly angels, toy soldiers, a spinning Earth, and even Santa and his trusty reindeer. It’s something you have to see to believe! PLUS, be part of the experience when you purchase “Glow with The Show” Mickey ear hats that glow in synch with the Osborne lights. Unfortunately, Disney is retiring this spectacle this year. We’re sorry to see you go!
2. Candlelight Processional
Each year on select nights at Epcot, the Candlelight Processional immerses you in this yuletide tradition that has become essential for so many Disney guests. A 50-piece orchestra and mass choir fill the theatre performing the rich sounds of the most beautiful and inspiring holiday music. Listen as a special celebrity guest narrator touches your heart with the story of The Babe in the Manger all accompanied by a full orchestra and choir. The event is first come first serve and fills up quickly so consider booking the Candlelight Processional dining package that guarantees seating and a delicious lunch or dinner.
1. Grand Floridian Gingerbread House
Beginning it’s 16th year, The Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House is an impressive spectacle to say the least. Made from over 1,000 pounds of Honey, 140 pints of egg whites, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 700 pounds of chocolate and 800 pounds of flower, this full size gingerbread house and with Victorian architecture mirrors the style of the Grand Floridian. While the house is fully edible, cast members prefer if you visit their “sweets” store tucked away inside the house. There are a variety of holiday-themed sweets that are seasonal favorites… be sure to visit and enjoy!
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