Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Florida

Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Florida

Are you ready for the Holiday season yet? Let Disney help you get excited!

This year Disney will have All-New and Classic Holiday Fun!

Sunset Seasons Greetings – NEW!

Sundance Vacations Disney Holiday 2017 Toy Story (Photo courtesy of Disney World)
The toys from Toy Story (Photo courtesy of Disney World)

Stroll down Sunset Boulevard as snow falls! From November 9 through December 31, 2017, it’s “Sunset Seasons Greetings!” An all-new celebration for the holiday season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! As you’re taking in the holiday cheer, billboards suddenly begin to move into motion and tell a tale, of iconic characters sharing their love for the season. All the while, the Hollywood Tower Hotel—a.k.a. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror—magically transforms, bringing to life the characters’ stories.

See Mickey and Minnie reminiscing about a loving Christmas in their hometown.

Watch the toys from Toy Story try to guess which toys are coming this Christmas as holiday wrapping paper covers the screen!

See Olaf from Frozen thinking about his holiday wish with dancing Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) lights and projected falling snow.

With many more stories to watch!


The toys from Toy Story come alive at Disney during the holidays!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
Santa at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Photo courtesy of Disney World)

Join Mickey at his festive winter celebration for live entertainment, spectacular fireworks and an oh-so-jolly holiday parade.

Here Come Mickey and Santa

The Magic Kingdom Park lights up as Mickey celebrates the season!

Cinderella’s Castle shimmers while joyful music fills the air and Disney Characters are dressed in their most festive attire. Favorite attractions take on a holiday theme. Enchanting surprises lie around almost every turn!

Held on select evenings, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is currently scheduled to take place on the following dates in 2017:

November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 and 28

December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22

Season’s Greetings

Jack Skellington Brings a Touch of Christmastown to Walt Disney World Resort
The Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington, joins the holiday celebration at Walt Disney World Resort dressed as “Sandy Claws” (Photo courtesy of Disney World)

Meet with more than 15 beloved Disney Characters for hugs, pictures and photos as they spread holiday cheer around the Magic Kingdom Park! Enjoy a rare appearance from the likes of Santa Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws and Scrooge McDuck, but with no “Bah! Humbug!” here.

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

Thought music, dancing, laughter and snow you’ll feel the holiday season come a live! Join Mickey as he’s joined by Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto in their Christmas best! Peter Pan flies in from Never Land, Alice and the White Rabbit join from Wonderland and Woody and Jessie from Toy Story are galloping in for this holiday ho ho hoedown. Plus, Snow White and Dopey, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket and many more surprise guests will be stopping by.

You’ll feel the warmth and wonder of the season as this unforgettable performance is Christmas-wrapped up in one sensational, snowy, show-stopping finale!

A Frozen Holiday Wish

Sisters Anna and Elsa will take over the Castle Forecourt Stage with a performance so good it would melt a frozen heart. With special appearances by rugged mountain man Kristoff and lovable snowman Olaf, this merry-and-bright seasonal show culminates in Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom!

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
Disney’s Holiday Parade (Photo courtesy of Disney World)

Watch your Disney friends during this holiday parade brimming with magic and cheer! Festive gingerbread men, elves and others dance down Main Street, U.S.A. alongside Disney Characters that include:

  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Goofy
  • Anna and Elsa
  • Olaf
  • Pooh and Tigger
  • The Seven Dwarfs
  • And Santa, wishing you a “Merry Christmas!” from his sleigh!

Holiday Wishes Dessert Packages

End your celebration with a delectable dessert buffet and spectacular views of holiday fireworks. It’s a fantastic finale to your evening at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
Fireworks at Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! (Photo courtesy of Disney World)

Get a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects and dazzling projections starting November 9, 2017.

Santa’s Gone Missing

Join the stars of ABC’s Prep & Landing as they search high and low for Kris Kringle. For a limited time, it’s Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will be landing nightly at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

A Larger-Than-Life Nighttime Spectacular

The park transforms and surrounds you in unforgettable holiday magic Disney moments.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios buildings and rooftops come alive with joy, excitement and music of the season to awe-inspiring new heights! View the beloved scenes from Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Pluto’s Christmas Tree, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and more.

Traditional holiday tunes, state-of-the-art projections from Disney Animation classics, special effects, and fireworks for an evening celebration you won’t soon forget!

Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays

From November 19 to December 30, 2017, Holidays Around the World is transforming into Epcot® International Festival.

An International Yuletide Extravaganza

With the joyous holiday traditions of the 11 World Showcase nations, you’ll experience a festival like no other! Live musical productions, seasonal food and specialty beverages from the Holiday Kitchens will add to the festive global tour as bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase!

Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree

Sundance Vacations Disney Holiday 2017 Epcot
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays (Photo courtesy of Disney World)

Help Chip and Dale collect ornaments for their tree! With a map, you’ll travel around the World Showcase looking for Chip and Dale as they gather ornaments from holiday decorations in each World Showcase pavilion. Once you spot them, add the corresponding ornament sticker to your map and once completed you’ll exchange it for a festive surprise, courtesy of Chip and Dale!

Holiday Kitchens

Enjoy the scrumptious bites, decadent desserts and merry libations at this year’s festive winter celebration.

Candlelight Processional

Hear the story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, and accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.

Candlelight Processional Dining

Enjoy guaranteed seating at the annual Candlelight Processional while celebrating the season at Epcot!

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

View the past, present and future of Earth with a stunning fireworks show that celebrates the spirit of humanity.

JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the Season

Experience seasonal sounds that mix inspiring gospel with jazz, R&B and more with daily performances of an uplifting holiday show at the Future World Fountain Stage.

Make sure to check the 12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas Series blog to see what new events, entertainment, attractions coming to Disney in 2018!

Check out more holiday information on Holidays at Walt Disney World.

Before heading to Disney, make sure to check out The Ultimate Guide to Disney Pin Trading and Collecting!

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