Celebrate the Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks

While the temperatures outside are still very much summer-like and the kids are just getting ready to head back to school, it's never too early to start thinking about celebrating the holidays this year at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood StudiosThe Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

At the Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party kicks off November 8 and runs for 20 select nights through December 18. The party starts at 7 p.m. and lasts until midnight and includes Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas! Dance Party, Holiday Wishes fireworks, and complimentary cookies and hot chocolate on Main Street U.S.A.

And one again this year Queen Elsa will be using her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into a sparkling ice palace during 'A Frozen Holiday Wish' castle lighting show. The Jungle Cruise will be transformed into the Jingle Cruise this holiday season with festive decor in the queue and a holiday renaming of the boats.

Mickeys' Very Merry Christmas Party dates are November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, and 29; and December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 18.

Disney's Hollywood Studios is celebrating the holiday season with The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights which begins November 6 and runs through January 6.

In Epcot, the annual Candlelight Processional starts November 27 and is performed three times a night at 5, 6:45, and 8 p.m. through December 30. The Holidays Around the World at Epcot starts November 27 and runs through December 30. Guests will have a chance to experience holiday traditions from the countries in World Showcase.

Guests will also be able to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Epcot and enjoy IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth " Holiday Edition.

And over at Disney's Animal Kingdom guests can meet Mickey and Minnie dressed in their holiday best at the Adventurers Outpost.

Are you celebrating the holidays at Walt Disney World this year? Leave us a comment and let us know.


CynthiaJCroft wrote on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 19:56:

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we will be there Thursday, December 10 - December 17. Our holiday tradition!

JMed wrote on Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:56:

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I am getting so excited about our November trip.... so much of this is starting while we are there!!!! YAY

Ashley wrote on Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:26:

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I've grown up going to Disneyland so I would love to get to experience Walt Disney World. I hear you need a couple days to get through everything and that there is an Around The World bar tour at Epcot. I think this would be a fun trip to plan with a group of friends. Can't wait to finally cross this off my bucket list.

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:23:

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Hi Ashley! I hope that you do get out to WDW, and there's always lots of planning to be done. The one thing to remember about Disney World is that you can just not do everything in one trip. I've been traveling there for 40+ years and I still haven't done everything!

PAK wrote on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 19:17:

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Hi, I will be in WDW Jan 2nd-5th....what holiday events may still be going on? Tried to get there earlier, too many family commitments. Any chance the Christmas decorations will still be up? Parades? Fireworks?

MrHub wrote on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 19:43:

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You may still catch some holiday decorations up, but they will start taking them down after Jan 1. I have seen them up for as long as a week after New Years, but they come down pretty quickly.

As far as the holiday parades and holiday fireworks go, when the decorations are gone, so are they. They will be back to the regular ones.

Lucygirls mom wrote on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 02:34:

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Will be there in mid December. Cannot wait. Have not been there for holidays in over 30 years. So much more to see this time around.

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