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Disney Holiday News Round-up: Contemporary Gingerbread Display, Menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, and More!

The holidays are in full swing at Disney World and today's news round-up is full of holiday-themed news including details on the menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, gingerbread displays news, and much more! Let's dig in.

Disney News Round-Up: Disney Parks’ Holiday Special, MagicBand 2, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're rounding up some of the big Disney news stories today including information on the new MagicBand 2 rolling out at the Walt Disney World Resort and when you can catch the Christmas Day Disney Parks' holiday special. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-Up: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Merchandise, Disney Parks Holiday News, and More

And just like that Halloween is over and it's all about Christmas and the holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort! The jack-o-lanterns have been replaced with garland and toy soldiers, and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is November 7. Let's check out today's holiday-themed news round-up.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Celebrate Christmas with New Holiday Spectacular and Santa Meet-and-Greet

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights might be gone, but Disney's Hollywood Studios is ready to celebrate this holiday season with a new "holiday spectacular" and a new Santa meet-and-greet!

Tiered Pricing for Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Tickets are on sale today for the 2016 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, with a twist. The ticket prices are tiered based on what day you want to attend the party with pricing going up the closer you get to the holidays.

Dates Announced for 2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties

The calendar might say Easter and spring break, but it's never too early to start planning your winter holiday vacation to Walt Disney World. And just in time for your planning sessions Disney has announced the dates for the 2016 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Hosting Christmas Day Religious Services

If you have plans to spend Christmas Day at the Walt Disney World Resort and you're looking to celebrate with a religious service there are two options at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Guests can attend a Catholic Mass or a Protestant service on Christmas Day.

The Walt Disney World Resort Announces Grant to Help Homeless Families in Central Florida

Christmas came early to a Central Florida fund set up to aid the homeless. The Walt Disney World Resort recently announced a $500,000 grant for the Homeless Impact Fund which was established by the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness.

Live Stream of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade to Air Sunday, December 6

If you aren't able to make it to the Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate the holidays, don't be sad. Tomorrow night you can catch a live stream of Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes on the Disney Parks Blog.

Filming of the 2015 Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration Completed

The filming of the 2015 Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration was completed over the course of three days earlier this month at the Magic Kingdom. Stars on hand for the taping included Reba McEntire, Ariana Grande, and more.

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2018 Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World

Updated! 7/15/18: Walt Disney World is always a great place to go, but during the winter holidays it just seems like there is a touch more magic in the air. Every nook and cranny of the property is decorated with a festive flair and holiday charm takes over. If you're planning a winter vacation, we've got a few sets of dates you'll want to know.

Last Chance for shopDisney Purchases To Arrive Before the Holidays

I know that Christmas is still a little ways off, but for online purchases at shopDisney today is the last day you can order for Christmas arrival while still using standards shipping. Shoppers have until 11:59PM PST on Monday, December 18th, 2017 to complete their purchases. Never fear though, if you don't make the deadline tonight you can shop right up until Thursday morning and get your gifts in time for the big day. You'll just have to pay a little more for the next-day shipping.

Have A Joyeux Noël At Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Traditions from around the world are on display at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Today we make a stop at the France Pavilion for a visit with the good spirit of the season, Pere Noel; then we'll take a peek at the menu of the Alsace Holiday Kitchen. It's Christmas a la francaise with all the self-indulgent treats that inspires.

Fun Facts About Christmastime At Walt Disney World

Christmastime at Walt Disney World is full of over the top experiences. The Parks are adorned from every angle, the winter sweets and treats overflow the plates of guests, and the sounds of the season fill the air with a holiday glee. You can't help but feel the joyous tidings of winter delights. Have you ever wondered what it takes to pull off a Disney Christmas? Here are a few fun facts just to get you started!

Meet Father Christmas At Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

At Epcot's World showcase guests can experience a world tour holiday traditions in a single afternoon. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays offers sights, sounds, and tastes of holiday mythology and lore from the 11 countries that are represented around the lagoon. In the United Kingdom Father Christmas takes the stage to delight young and old alike with customs from the British Isles.

The Gingerbread Academy At Disney's BoardWalk Inn & Villas

My family has spent a lot of time at Walt Disney World and we know that the holidays are an especially wonderful time to travel. One of our favorite activities outside of the Parks this time of year is to go hotel hopping to see the amazing gingerbread displays. No treat is quite as quintessentially Christmas a gingerbread, and as with everything Disney - they do it with style.

Another 5 Reasons To Love Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a special hard ticket event at the Magic Kingdom. On select nights in November and December the Park closes early to the general public and guests with party tickets get the run of the Park. Most folks know that festive time is full of unique holiday shows, glittering fireworks, a wonderful parade, but that just scratches the surface of the fun. We're sharing another 5 reasons to love Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Say Buon Natale To Italy’s Offerings For Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

The world is full of beautiful traditions during the winter holidays, with rich stories and traditions that weave a tapestry of holiday delights. Where else but Epcot can you experience the world's holiday traditions in one place than at the 11 World Showcase pavilions. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays surrounds guests with vivid experiences in sights, sounds, and taste that create special and magical holiday memories.

A Glorious Celebration Of Christmas: Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

One of the most loved events of the holiday season at Walt Disney World is the Candlelight Processional at the American Gardens Theater in Epcot. Each night between now and December 30th, a revolving cast of celebrity narrators will offer guests a glorious retelling of the biblical Christmas story, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a magnificent mass choir. Happening three times per night, the Candlelight Processional takes place at 5:00, 6:45, 8:15 p.m. and is included with your admission to the Epcot Theme Park.