7 Festive Things To Do At Disney World During the Holidays

Disney Christmas Float

4. Special Shows/Events

With the holidays, Disney tweaks their entertainment offerings to accommodate guests visiting for the holidays.  Leading up to Christmas, the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade replaces the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam is added to the nighttime contingent of shows at Hollywood Studios.  Additionally, this year guests have been able to check out Sunset Seasons Greetings, a special projection show that transforms Tower of Terror into a backdrop for a great show!

Candlelight processional

5. Candlelight Processional & Festival Of The Holidays

This annual show at Epcot invites guests to hear the story of Christmas as told by a variety of celebrity narrators.  Included in the show is phenomenal singing by choirs.  You’ll probably want to make the experience more special by booking at dining package along with the show as it is very popular and taking advantage of the dining package guarantees you a spot for the show!  Also, at Epcot is the Festival of the Holidays which celebrates the unique ways different countries around World Showcase celebrate Christmas! Special food offerings, entertainment and special Holiday themed gifts and souvenirs are available.  We suggest spending an evening taking in the sights, sounds and delicious smells around World Showcase!

Christmas Cookies

6. Holiday Snacks

Regardless of the season, one of our favorite things to do at Disney World is to eat.  With the advent of the holidays, the various restaurants, bakeries, and snack stands transform their offerings to mark the season.  Guests can have specialty-themed cupcakes, cookies, and much more.  Be sure to look at the various menus available through your My Disney Experience app to see what delicious snacks you can find!  One of our favorites is the Christmas cooke crawl around Epcot's World Showcase!

7. See the Big Man

To perfectly cement your holiday visit to Walt Disney World, guests will want to make sure they meet Santa Claus to let him know what is number one on their list for Christmas (I think everyone’s will be the same, right — another trip to Disney World, ASAP!).  Guests can meet and greet Santa Claus at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios, as well as Disney Springs.  Be sure to consult a Times Guide or the app for exact locations and times he will be available! 

Visiting Walt Disney World during the holidays is a true memorable experience.  The decorations, food, and other special events make the experience all the more memorable.  What can’t you wait to check out at Walt Disney World during the holidays?

By Tyler

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