Walt Disney World Resort Prepares for Magical Holiday Season

You might be filling up bowls of candy for trick-or-treating today, but the Walt Disney World Resort is thinking about the winter holiday season! The very first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party happens just one week from today!

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If you're making plans to celebrate the holidays at Disney World, here's the latest information on what is happening.

The Magic Kingdom's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party starts November 7. The rest of the party dates are: November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29; and December 1,2,4,6,8,9,11,13,15,16,18, 22. Tickets are available online.

The party features the all-new Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration show, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Frozen Holiday Wish (Castle Dream Lights), and Holiday Wishes. Guests can also enjoy complimentary cookies and cocoa.

At Epcot you'll find the new Holidays Around the World Marketplaces where you can enjoy traditional holiday food and drink. Our friends at the Disney Food Blog have all the menus for the Marketplaces. The Holidays Around the World also feature entertainment throughout World Showcase.

Guests at Epcot can also enjoy the Candlelight Processional which begins November 25. Celebrity narrators for this year include Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Cal Ripken, Jr., and more. Candlelight Processional dining packages are also available.

Disney's Hollywood Studios is celebrating the season with the new Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! nighttime spectacular. A new dessert party is also available as part of the celebration. Reservations can be made online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

Disney Springs is getting into the holiday spirit with its all-new Christmas Tree Trail featuring 15 custom decorated Christmas trees. Guests will also enjoy carolers, stilt walkers, and other additional holiday entertainment.

And don't forget about the holiday displays at the resort hotels including the gingerbread display at Disney's Contemporary Resort, and the life-size gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Are you making plans to celebrate the holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort? Let us know in the comments.


Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 10/31/2016 - 20:08:

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Disney's always so beautiful over the holidays, and it sounds like there are some really fun additions for 2017!

Jaime wrote on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 18:56:

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When do they decorate for Christmas? We are going the day after Thanksgiving. Just wondering if it will be decorated while we are there!

JMed wrote on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 19:53:

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I CAN NOT WAIT! I am hoping for a peek of a Christmas decoration or two this weekend!!!! I am trying so hard to figure out how to get down there for a couple of days around Christmas time just to explore the resorts, Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail and maybe Holidays Around the World in Epcot.

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 19:53:

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They have already started Jamie, it's a process that rolls out throughout the month of November. It should all be up by the time you get there.

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