Holiday cheer has begun to hit the Walt Disney World Resort, and we are so excited!!!
Here is quick rundown of some of the great Holiday parties, decorations, events, and more that you will be able to find at the Walt Disney World Resort!!!
Select Nights November 8 – December 20, 2013
In case you aren’t familiar, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a separate ticket event that takes place on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park throughout November and December.
Parties give you an opportunity to celebrate with snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A., Disney characters in holiday attire, and very special entertainment offerings, including Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade and Cinderella Castle Dream Lights. For the first time this year, the Celebrate the Magic! castle projection show and Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks will be enhanced with “Glow With The Show” ears – what an amazing sight this will be!
Also new for this year, attendees can experience Jingle Cruise, the first-ever holiday transformation of the Jungle Cruise attraction, which will feature seasonal decor, new holiday jokes and more. Party goers can also pick up a complimentary, event exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card that features Donald’s nephews. And when it comes to character greeting opportunities, look for Merida’s Fairytale Garden to stay open for parties this year.
This year’s parties will take place from 7 p.m.-midnight on November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21 and 22, and December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20. Tickets (which are separate from a regular park ticket) are already on sale now and purchasing ahead of time can actually save you money. Click here to learn more!
November 8, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Marvel at millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music. Share in an awe-inspiring seasonal treat for the entire family. Brilliant multi-colored bulbs wrap the buildings, changing hues and brightness throughout the show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As joyful music surrounds you, a sea of twinkling lights form twirling carousels of heavenly angels, toy soldiers, a spinning Earth, and even Santa and his trusty reindeer. It’s something you have to see to believe!
November 29 –December 30, 2013
Share in the sights and sounds of some of the world’s greatest holiday festivities during Holidays Around the World at Epcot. Amid joyful music and seasonal food favorites, time-honored traditions come alive as costumed performers share their country’s holiday heritage throughout World Showcase.
Although subject to change, holiday festivities may include:
- American Adventure
Meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, celebrate the traditions of Hanukkah and discover the spirit of Kwanzaa.
Follow the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs on a musical tour as you explore seasonal customs of the Great White North.
Watch the agile Monkey King weave his tall tale with twists and turns celebrating Chinese New Year.
Discover the magic of Père Noël and the joy of the season through a Christmas letter from a child.
Listen as Helga tells the story of the first Christmas tree and the tale of her first Nutcracker.
Meet the kind-hearted witch La Befana who arrives on the eve of the Epiphany to grant gifts to good children.
Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year.
Celebrate with Los Tres Reyes Magos, the Three Kings, as they tell of their journey to the Posada and traditions today.
Join Taarji, a Moroccan drummer, as he reflects on family traditions commemorating the holiday of Ramadan.
Spend time with Sigrid and learn about Julenissen, the Christmas Gnome.
- United Kingdom
Share in the vivid stories of Father Christmas, dating back to 15th-century England.
Be sure to check the Times Guide for a complete list of appearances and performance times.
November 29 – December 30, 2013
Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. All the while, gorgeous choral pieces are woven into the narration as an orchestra and choir provide an inspirational backdrop with songs of hope and joy.
For the hearing impaired, an American Sign Language interpreter translates the legendary account, allowing Guests of all kinds the opportunity to enjoy the event.
This year, an exciting line-up of narrators—including a few all-new additions to the Candlelight Processional—are set to lend their voices to the storytelling, including:
- Gary Sinise
November 29 to December 1, 2013
- Neil Patrick Harris
December 2 to December 3, 2013
- Ashley Judd – NEW!
December 4 to December 5
- Whoopi Goldberg
December 6 to December 7, 2013
- Sigourney Weaver – NEW!
December 8 to December 10, 2013
- Dennis Haysbert – NEW!
December 11 to December 13, 2013
- James Denton
December 14 to December 16, 2013
- Edward James Olmos
December 17 to December 19, 2013
- Trace Adkins
December 20 to December 22, 2013
- Steven Curtis Chapman
December 23 to December 25, 2013
- Blair Underwood
December 26 to December 28, 2013
- Amy Grant
December 29 to December 30, 2013
Show times take place 3 times during each day of the event at 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM, except on December 8, 2013, when show times take place at 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM only. Celebrity narrators, dates and other entertainment are subject to change without notice.
November 15 – December 29, 2013
Celebrate the holidays with live entertainment, photo opportunity and so much more!
The Downtown Disney area invites you to embrace the spirit of the season as you enjoy the twinkling lights, a grandiose tree and yuletide touches at every turn. Be sure to bring your little ones to see Santa Claus and then shop for unique gifts at the specialty shops.
Discover a variety of delightful diversions with plentiful holiday sights and sounds.
Joyous live entertainment includes:
- Holiday carolers
- Latin, jazz and pop performances of cherished holiday songs
- Costumed stilt walkers and street performers
- A lively holiday dance party with deejay
Visit with Santa
You can even visit with Santa, share holiday wish lists and enjoy a unique photo opportunity!
November 7, 2013 – January 2, 2014
Ring in the season with some familiar faces in a wild, yet whimsical setting!
This music-filled celebration offers a seasonal twist to the popular Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade. Enjoy a harmonious mix of holiday wonderment, colorful creatures and festive music as Mickey and his friends parade through the park.
Disney’s Contemporary Gingerbread House
November 14, 2013
While the Gingerbread house is always up, you are able to purchase gingerbread goodies of your own from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm!
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Gingerbread House
November 16, 2013
Construction of the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is well under way, and once it its open you will be able to purchase gingerbread goodies from the house of your own from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm!
Walt Disney World Resorts
have these great decorations to come soon:
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Gingerbread House
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gingerbread Carousel
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Holiday Train and Village
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Christmas Tree
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Christmas Tree
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Christmas Tree
If you are looking for a really unique gift, you may want to kick off your holiday shopping at this weekend’s Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney November 8-10, 2013!
We will be bringing you great information and photos of these great Holiday Celebrations at Walt Disney World! So make sure you follow our holiday adventures on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
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