In our last blog, we shared the best ways to celebrate Christmas at the Universal Orlando Resort, and today, we’re talking all things Disney. There’s so much to do at the Disney parks, from admiring the magnificent decorations to trying tasty seasonal snacks and enjoying the limited time only special events. Check out our top pick of the most magical ways to celebrate Christmas at Walt Disney World, we guarantee you won't want to miss a thing...
1. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is already in full swing at the Magic Kingdom. The party of the year, hosted by Mickey Mouse himself, is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. Decorated with sparkling lights and towering Christmas trees, the park comes to life after hours with a whole host of festive activities, with Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration being one of the most popular events.
The lively stage show features appearances from Mickey, Minnie and the gang, as well as characters from Toy Story, Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Sing along, as the sound of Christmas carols fills the air, snowflakes fall from above and Cinderella’s Castle is illuminated with enchanting lights. One of our favourite things though, is the chance to see your favourite characters dressed up in their finest Christmas costumes- a great photo opportunity! Please note that this is a separately ticketed event.
2. Christmas Tree Trail
This year, a brand new Christmas event will debut at Disney Springs- the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail. A total of 15 elaborate trees, each inspired by a classic Disney story or character, will be on display. The impressive trees will be themed on Frozen, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Princess and the Frog, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, The Muppets, Mary Poppins, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Disney icons Mickey & Minnie Mouse, the menacing Disney villains and finally, Disney’s latest release- Moana. The fun walk-through experience will take you through a winter wonderland with toy soldiers, singers and even snow fall!
3. Jingle Bell Jingle Bam!
A “Santa-sized spectacular” is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new ‘Jingle Bell Jingle BAM!’ event is packed with special effects, stunning projections, music and fireworks! Elf double act Wayne and Lanny (from Disney’s Prep & Landing) need your help, as it’s not long before Christmas, and Santa has gone missing! Get ready for an adventure, as you join the duo to help save Christmas. Journey through memorable festive moments from Disney classics like ‘Mickey’s Christmas Carol’, Pluto’s Christmas Tree’ and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, and prepare for an amazing grand finale.
4. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
The daily parades at the Magic Kingdom are always a park highlight, but at Christmas the parade receives a special Christmas-themed makeover, that makes it even more magical. There’s dancing elves, gingerbread men and marching soldiers to name just a few. Get ready to line the streets as Mickey and his pals make their way down Main Street USA on huge Christmas floats. Wave to your favourite characters, as the likes of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pooh, Tigger, Olaf, the princesses and the Seven Dwarfs spread the Christmas cheer. Best of all, you’ll get the chance to see Santa Claus himself!
5. A Frozen Holiday Wish
If you’re a fan of Disney’s Frozen, you’ll absolutely love this show! If you haven’t seen the movie yet (where have you been?) don’t worry, this jaw dropping performance is guaranteed to take your breath away. Held every night on the Castle Forecourt Stage, watch in awe as Queen Elsa uses her extraordinary powers to make snow fall from the sky before transforming Cinderella’s Castle into a stunning ice palace with over 200,000 glittering lights! Look out for Anna, Kristoff and the adorable Olaf, who will also be making an appearance. Make sure you don’t miss this show- it might just be the highlight of your holiday!
6. Candlelight Processional
Epcot’s Candlelight Processional gives you a chance to hear the traditional Christmas Story like never before. Read by a celebrity narrator, the classic story is interweaved with the beautiful sounds of several talented choirs and an incredible 50-piece orchestra! Celebrities on this year’s line-up include Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris and Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel). This fantastic event is included FREE with your theme park tickets but guests can often queue hours in advance to get a good spot. If this is at the top of your list, you might be interested in a Candlelight Processional dining package which offers guaranteed seating. The Candlelight Processional has become a Christmas tradition for many locals, and is truly something you will never forget.
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