Enjoy the Variety of Holiday Celebrations at Walt Disney World® Resort


Heartwarming stage productions, enchanting parades, garlands and wreaths, millions of sparkling lights and even the first flakes of winter fill the air as early as November 9 at Walt Disney World® Resort. Start your holiday celebrations off early this year and enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade and Holidays Around the World*.

On 20 magical nights, special holiday entertainment fills Magic Kingdom® Park during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This family-friendly event embraces the joys of the season.

This after-hours party features a sleigh full of merriment:

  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
  • Holiday fireworks extravaganza — Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
  • Cookies, apple slices and hot cocoa available
  • A magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A
  • And much more including many popular Magic Kingdom® attractions

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will take place Nov. 9, 12, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30, Dec. 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 21, 2012, from 7 p.m. until midnight. A separately priced ticket must be purchased to participate in Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (check with the Guest Services Desk in your Downtown Disney® Area hotel to purchase). Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is everything you love about Christmas plus the fantasy of the Magic Kingdom® Park.

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights brings the holidays to life through a virtual city of lights.  On, over and among the cityscape buildings of Streets of America are millions of dazzling bulbs, dancing lights and animated displays synchronized to high-energy holiday tunes.  The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is included with Theme Park admission and runs November 9 through January 6, 2013.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park also embraces the holiday spirit with Mickey’s Jingle JungleParade November 9 through January 2, 2013. Ring in the season with Mickey and his friends as they lead a parade of some favorite Disney Characters and fanciful larger-than-life animal puppets that dance and bring you into the fun. It’s an unforgettable holiday adventure for all ages! Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade is included with Theme Park admission.

Celebrate the season at Epcot® as World Showcase comes alive with Yuletide traditions from across the globe! From November 23 to December 30, 2012, Epcot® is transformed into an international celebration with festive decorations and live entertainment. Holidays Around the World features cultural storytellers telling the legends and lore of the holiday season.

In addition, one of the most beloved holiday traditions at Epcot® is the Candlelight Processional – a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir. Past celebrity narrators have included: Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Geena Davis and Andy Garcia. This special holiday event is held nightly at the America Gardens Theatre at 5:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.* Due to its popularity, Candlelight Processional performances fill up quickly so plan to get to the theatre early.

Come celebrate the holiday season with Mickey and his friends at Walt Disney World® Resort. It is a holiday celebration your family will not want to miss!

*Entertainment is subject to change without notice. Inclement weather may affect outdoor entertainment.


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