Walt Disney World Christmas 2022: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, EPCOT Festival of Holidays

The holiday season begins at Walt Disney World in November which allows for plenty of time for guests to plan a seasonal vacation to one of the Happiest Places on Earth! Typically you can expect the holiday décor to remain up until early January.

Read on to find out everything you need to know for enjoying the holiday season at Walt Disney World.

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2022 Holiday Season at Magic KingdomSpecial holiday projection effects on Cinderella Castle

The main focus of celebration in Magic Kingdom Park will be the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (returning for the first time since the parks reopened!) but the park will be fully decorated for all guests to enjoy along with plenty of holiday treats and merchandise to enjoy.

Collage of ‘Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks’

The special holiday projections from last year will return on most nights on Cinderella Castle, alternating periodically with the castle’s transformation into a Beacon of Magic for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

Jingle CruiseJingle Cruise

This Magic Kingdom attraction gets the seasonal treatment and renaming from Jungle Cruise to Jingle Cruise during the holiday season. Disney describes this holiday overlay as:

Jingle Cruise is again themed as if the Skippers are once again homesick for the holidays and decorated the attraction queue and boathouse with homemade decorations, gifts and items from back home. (If you listen carefully, you may also hear a holiday-themed radio broadcast playing in the background in the queue). The boats have been renamed to receive holiday names and the skippers are getting guests laughing with additional holiday jokes. The jungle has also received new seasonal supplies. Unfortunately, some missed their final destination falling deeper into the jungle.

Make sure that you don't miss this holiday themed attraction on your visit which is open during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and regular park hours.

NEW: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Holiday Overlay!

For the holiday season Guardians will swap their classic playlist for a mash-up of seasonal tunes for a holiday overlay bringing along Xandar and Terra too!

Typically Walt Disney World has shied away from holiday overlays because guests want to experience an attraction in its year round form. While Disneyland offers the popular Nightmare Before Christmas version of the Haunted Mansion with Haunted Mansion Holiday, Walt Disney World has typically not offered overlays like this one. This addition of Christmas music to the attraction will only increase the re-rideability of the Guardians attractions. Although some guests riding for the first time on a once in a lifetime trip may want the original music which is why Walt Disney World doesn't usually do holiday overlays too often!

It's great to see this awesome new attraction to receive the holiday treatment in just its first year of reopening and we can't wait to experience it with the holiday music! We will be there this holiday season and we can't wait to share our initial thoughts with you on this holiday overlay for this rides first Christmas season.

EPCOT International Festival of the HolidaysAmerican Holiday Table featuring Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing from the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays runs through late November until Christmas featuring the popular Holiday kitchens around the World Showcase promenade. This will include favorite treats such as the American Holiday Table featuring Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing and Bavaria Holiday Kitchen with dishes like Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl.

The Voices of Liberty will perform on the America Gardens Theatre stage again this year for a concert of carols and holiday songs. We will keep updating with menu, entertainment, and tips for visiting the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. Guests can also view holiday character cavalcades at Epcot including Mickey, Anna & Elsa, Santa, and more!

Hollywood StudiosSunset Seasons Greetings

Sunset Seasons Greeting's projection show is definitely worth a look as the Hollywood Tower becomes full of light including laser projections and snow.

When evening falls, the billboards transform into real life characters tell a tale of their love for the season. The holiday show this year will alternate with the 50th Walt Disney World anniversary transformation. 

These holiday scenes include:

  • Mickey and Minnie reminiscing about a hometown Christmas as the scene shifts into a romanticized, Norman Rockwell-inspired town—starting in black and white before slowly changing into color.
  • The Toy Story characters guessing which new toys are coming this Christmas as the scene becomes covered in holiday wrapping paper.
  • The Swedish Chef from The Muppets babbling as only he can while the scene turns into giant gingerbread houses.
  • And finally, Olaf pining over his holiday wish as iconic music plays and the scene freezes over into a Frozen winter wonderland—complete with dancing Aurora Borealis lights and projected falling snow.

Minnie's Seasonal Character Dining at Hollywood & VineMinnie Mouse hosting a yuletide gathering at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Character dining will return to Hollywood & Vine at Hollywood Studios beginning Nov. 6th which will include Santa Goofy along with Minnie and other friends dressed in their holiday best. You can read our full review of this holiday experience to see why we loved this special event.

Echo Lake Holiday Decorations

Echo Lake gets a merry makeover with extra-large ornaments, colorful garlands and a giant Christmas tree centered on the water. Even Dinosaur Gertie will be festively dressed for the occasion!

Disney does not disappoint with their seasonal decorations so take the time to soak it in and enjoy!

Animal KingdomClose up of Christmas tree

At Animal Kingdom you can expect the park to be decked out in breathtaking holiday décor. This year Walt Disney World has made an effort to include a greater amount of things to do and see for the holiday season.

Tree of Life Awakenings

The Tree of Life will awaken during the holiday season with a new musical score and feature wintry tales as it alternates between the Beacon of Magic for the 50th Walt Disney World anniversary.

Discovery Island

This winter celebration at Discovery Island includes life-size, artisan-sculpted animal puppets that include reindeer, foxes, and polar bears. At night the rooftop will be filled with luminous lights and bird lanterns.

Asia and Africa Celebrations

In Asia guests can enjoy glowing flowers, lanterns, and more where residents of Anandapur have decorated the theater district in celebration of Diwali––the festival of lights in India. In Africa, guests can enjoy more decorations in the village of Harambe that blends the style of Western traditions with authentic African celebrations.

Pandora – The World of Avatar

Guests can enjoy seasonal decor and handcrafted materials indigenous to Pandora to celebrate Christmastime at Pongu Pongu.

You can also find characters such as Mickey and Minnie dressed in seasonal attire at the Adventurer's Outpost. Around the park you can also find characters such as Santa, Goofy, Baloo, King Louie, Donald, Chip and Dale dressed in seasonal clothes.

Disney SpringsMultiple families look at decorated Christmas trees that have signs on them that read Little Mermaid and Marry Poppins

Disney Springs is fully decked out in its holiday finest along with the theme parks in early November. You can find seasonal treats and shopping in this Disney district

Disney Springs also features a variety of entertainment for the holiday season such as:

  • Christmas Tree Trail: a walk through wonderland of Disney themed Christmas trees featuring falling snow and holiday music. This tour starts near the fountain outside Once Upon a Toy, once you find the pathway you can look forward to seeing these themed trees:
      1. Walt Disney World Theme Parks
      2. Mickey & Minnie Mouse
      3. Beauty & the Beast
      4. Sleeping Beauty
      5. Aladdin
      6. Frozen
      7. The Princess & The Frog
      8. The Little Mermaid
      9. Mulan
      10. Haunted Mansion
      11. Snow White
      12. Pinocchio
      13. Toy Story
      14. Disney Villains
      15. Dumbo
      16. Cinderella
      17. Robin Hood
      18. Star Wars
      19. Peter Pan
      20. Tangled
      21. The Lion King
      22. Mary Poppins
      23. Fantasia
  • Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt: a scavenger hunt to find all of Stitch's lost items, if you find them all you receive a prize!
  • Santa’s Chalet: Santa meet and greet options are available at select times.

There are also carolers wandering through Disney Springs along with other roaming varieties of seasonal entertainment.

Walt Disney World Gingerbread Displays

One of the most beloved traditions at Walt Disney World are multiple gingerbread displays at the various resorts at the park. Easily the most famous of all is the gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Beginning November 9, you can view clouds of cinnamon billowing out of the chimney of this life-sized storybook gingerbread house made from a classic Austrian recipe. This house is adorned with white chocolate, candy canes, edible snowflakes, sugar poinsettias, and 25 – yes, 25 – hidden Mickeys! Along the porches, you’ll find an 85-pound chocolate Santa, nutcrackers, toy soldiers, and snowmen that have all been hand-painted by the Grand Floridian Bakery team.

As the 50th Anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World Resort continues, this year’s displays will feature colors and accents inspired by the signature EARidescent look. You can even get limited edition pins, mugs, holiday ornaments, and treats! Some of the goodies you can purchase from the Gingerbread House include:

  • Freshly baked, homemade items, such as Gingerbread Mickeys and Shingles, Stollen Bread, Brownie Christmas Tree, and Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • House-made Gingerbread Ornaments and Gingerbread Houses
  • New items like the Gingerbread Latte Whoopie Pie and Hot Cocoa Bombs
  • Assorted Gingerbread Cookie Bags, Marshmallow Pops, and Caramel Pecan Fudge Bar
  • Gluten-friendly, plant-based, and no sugar added treats
  • Grand Floridian Combo Box featuring assorted fan favorite treats, including the Chocolate Mickey Ornament, exclusive to the Combo Box

Beginning on November 23rd at Animal Kingdom Lodge will continue last year's new tradition of a Life-sized Baby Gingerbread Giraffe and Baby Zebra. In addition to this gingerbread guest, there’s a new animal grazing into the lobby. You’ll soon be able to see an adorable life-sized baby zebra – made of gingerbread, of course. Starting December 6, you can even purchase a Gingeraffe Cookie to enjoy!

Over at the Beach Club Resort has returned- the famous gingerbread life-sized carousel that's been a tradition since 1999 that actually spins! This carousel and its horses are masterfully created with chocolate, sugar, and fondant along with hand-painted characters and hand-crafted gingerbread shingles and snowflakes decorating the display. What makes this year even more special is that all the horses celebrate a different Disney princess. Commemorate your holiday viewing with limited edition pins, mugs, holiday ornaments and treats including:

  • Signature Stollen Bread
  • Candied Pecans (Plant-based)
  • Trio of Fudge
  • Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Snowman
  • Crispy Rice Treat
  • Chocolate Mickey Cookie (New) 
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread Shingle
  • Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Gingerbread Cookie (Gluten-Friendly)

Across the way, BoardWalk Inn's gingerbread display will return on November 17 with a miniature, edible version of your favorite spot along Crescent Lake – the BoardWalk Deli! Before leaving, be sure to check out some of the treats you can take home with you, like:

  • Mickey and Minnie Sugar Cookies
  • BoardWalk Mickey Sugar Cookie (New) 
  • Giant Gingerbread Mickey Cookie (New) 
  • Gluten-Friendly & Plant-based Gingerbread Mickey Cookie
  • Artisan Peppermint Marshmallows (New) 
  • Carnival Bark (New) 
  • Gingerbread Frost Cocktail

And even more gingerbread excitement…. Disney’s Contemporary Resort will return starting on November 11th at 11:00AM with a Mary Blair-inspired Cinderella Gingerbread Castle- designed by Walt Disney Imagineers featuring a brand-new 50th anniversary overlay… 11 hidden 5-legged goats! Don’t forget to check out the limited-edition pins, mugs, and holiday ornaments to remember the season. There are also plenty of treats you can get, including:

  • 50th Anniversary Gingerbread Castle Brick (New)
  • Family Tradition Cookie Box featuring a Coconut Macaroon from Chef Jeff’s family, a Sugar Cookie from Chef Kelly’s family, a Butterball from Chef Amber’s family, and a Kitchen Sink Cookie representing all the Cast in the Bakery coming together to bring this display back! (New) 
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
  • Linzer Cookie
  • Gluten-friendly 5-Legged Goat Sugar Cookie (New)
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Bar (New)
  • Hot Cocoa Bombs (New) 
  • Frozen drinks with optional alcohol floaters:
    • Frozen Coquito with a rum floater
    • Frozen Hot Chocolate with peppermint schnapps
    • Frozen Apple Cider with a fireball floater

And of course, to keep with the Gingerbread spirit, several areas around the resort will feature a new Gingerbread Martini with Absolut Elyx Vodka, Rumchata Cream Liqueur, and gingerbread spice featuring a rim of gingerbread, freshly baked in the Resort Bakery. You can find this delicious holiday beverage at Grand Floridian Café, Cítricos, and Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Boma: Flavors of Africa and Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Chef Mickey’s and Outer Rim at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and dinner at Cape May Café at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

And returning this year to our Walt Disney World Resorts with exclusive gingerbread merchandise, are pin signings with our pastry chefs! Dates and times will vary by resort. More information on these coming soon!

The American Adventure at EPCOT also has a display that will be available beginning November 25. This unique display recreates some classic monuments in America and EPCOT with gingerbread versions of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, The American Adventure building with Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue, and a Festival Kiosk.

Blizzard Beach NEW Holiday Festivities

Blizzard Beach will reopen on November 13th after its extended refurbishment and Disney has announced some exciting additions from the popular Frozen films to the theme park just in time for the holiday season. In the kid's section of Tike's Peak you can find Anna and Elsa's igloo castle along with Olaf and his Snowgie pals in the wading pool.

Through the holiday season, guests can enjoy seasonal holiday treats such as the Orange Bird DOLE Whip cone and Peppermint Milkshake.

This holiday season will also bring more seasonal touches to Blizzard Beach through December 31st like daily snowfall, holiday music, festive inner tubes and a tropical-dressed Santa.

Holiday Food at Walt Disney WorldPumpkin Cheesecake Mousse from Satu'li Canteen, Thanksgiving Plate and Roasted Squash Soup, and Apple Pie Cheesecake from Tiffins Restaurant

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Restaurantosaurus

  • Open-Faced Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich – Grilled multigrain bread with roasted garlic mayonnaise, cornbread stuffing waffle, sliced smoked turkey breast, herb gravy, cranberry sauce, and a fried sage leaf (available Nov. 25)

Satu’li Canteen

  • Thanksgiving Bowl – Cornbread stuffing, sliced roasted turkey, cranberry boba pearls, gravy, and slaw (available Nov. 25)
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse – Pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate “dirt,” and cranberry boba pearls (available Nov. 25-28)
  • Peppermint Cream Cheese Mousse – Peppermint cream cheese mousse, peppermint sauce, peppermint candy pieces, and chocolate “dirt” (available Dec. 1-30)

Tiffins Restaurant

  • Thanksgiving Plate – Turkey roulade, fine-herbs whipped potatoes, maple-glazed carrots, sweet potato pave, wild mushrooms, green bean casserole, cornbread dressing, cranberry gel, and turkey gravy (available Nov. 25)
  • Roasted Squash Soup – Ginger-pear chutney, pickled jalapeño, chai-spiced and candied pistachios (available Nov. 25)
  • Apple Pie Cheesecake – Whipped caramel cheesecake, apple pie compote, white chocolate streusel, and cranberry sauce (available Nov. 25)
  • Horchata Mousse Snow Globe – Golden coffee crémeux, gingerbread sable cookie, coriander chantilly, elderflower meringue, bourbon caramel, and candied pecans (available Dec. 25)
  • Pork T-Bone – Apple-brined pork, sweet potato variations, boniato mash, and ginger-pear butter (available Dec. 25)

Tusker House Restaurant

  • Thanksgiving Dinner – Spit-roasted turkey, turkey gravy, mashed red potatoes, and focaccia bread dressing along with seasonal vegetables, pork loin, flank steak, and an assortment of desserts (available Nov. 25)

Sugar Cookie Snowman, Santa’s Belt Cookie, Red Velvet Whoopie Pie and Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

ABC Commissary

  • Sugar Cookie Snowman – A tasty snowman made of white chocolate sugar cookie mousse, whipped lemon curd, and a holiday sugar cookie (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

ABC Commissary and Catalina Eddie’s

  • Santa’s Belt Cookie – White chocolate-covered chocolate shortbread cookie (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

Backlot Express and Trolley Car Café

  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie – Moist red velvet cake filled with classic cream cheese filling and festive sprinkles (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge and Tune-In Lounge

  • Holiday Bliss – Vanilla vodka, sour apple liqueur, caramel beverage syrup, and vanilla ice-cream mix (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, Rosie’s All-American Café, and PizzeRizzo

  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate – Salted caramel beverage syrup and frozen hot chocolate mix topped with marshmallows and chocolate syrup (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Black Cherry Bourbon – Salted caramel beverage syrup, frozen hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, chocolate syrup, and black cherry bourbon (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)
Christmas on the Beach drink, Holiday Brownie, Butterscotch Caramel Cannoli and Reindeer Mousse from Disney's Hollywood Studios

Oasis Canteen, Animation Arch Bar, and Sunshine Day Bar

  • Christmas on the Beach – Coconut rum, blue curaçao, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice served with a souvenir glow cube (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

Outdoor Carts

  • Holiday Brownie – Chocolate Mickey brownie with holiday sprinkles (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

PizzeRizzo

  • Butterscotch Caramel Cannoli – Holiday cannoli filled with caramel cheesecake, butterscotch chips, and chocolate flakes (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

Rosie’s All-American Café and Trolley Car Cafe

  • Reindeer Mousse – Spiced caramel cheesecake over peanut butter mousse atop a salty pretzel shortbread cookie (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

Woody’s Lunch Box

  • Holiday Lunch Box Tart – Apple pie filled tart frosted with cinnamon icing, sugar snowflake, and holiday sprinkles (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)
Christmas Cookie Sundae, Gingerbread Almond Cake Pop, Mickey Cinnamon Roll and Ginger Apple Funnel Cake from Magic Kingdom Park

Magic Kingdom Park

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

  • Christmas Cookie Sundae – Christmas Cookie soft-serve topped with whipped cream, hot fudge, and holiday sprinkles (available Nov. 8-Dec. 31)
  • Christmas Cookie Milkshake – Christmas cookie milkshake topped with whipped cream and holiday sprinkles (available Nov. 8-Dec. 31)

Golden Oak Outpost

  • Gingerbread Almond Cake Pop – Gingerbread almond cake pop dipped in white chocolate (available Nov. 8-Dec. 31)

Main Street Bakery

  • Mickey Cinnamon Roll – Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll drizzled with red and green icing (available Nov. 8-Dec. 31)

Sleepy Hollow

  • Ginger Apple Funnel Cake – Gingerbread funnel cake topped with apple pie filling, vanilla ice cream, and caramel sauce (available Nov. 8-Dec. 31)

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • White Chocolate Peppermint Éclair with White Chocolate and Peppermint Mousse (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Santa Mickey Dome Cake (available Nov. 5-Dec. 30)
  • Holiday Mickey Mousse Mini Dome Cake (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Holiday Parfait – Bourbon white chocolate mousse, cranberry cherry panna cotta, maple chocolate ganache, and chocolate chiffon cake (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • NYE Petite Cake (available Dec. 31)

AristoCrêpes

  • Cherry Jubilee Bubble Waffle – Bubble waffle filled with scoops of vanilla ice cream, cherries jubilee fillings, and whipped cream (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Santa Hot Crêpe – Sweet crêpe filled with eggnog custard topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream (available Nov. 26- Dec. 30)
“Oh Deer” Cookie Shake, Snowman on the Beach Margarita,Olaf Hot Cocoa Surprise and Santa Mickey Piñata from Disney Springs

D-Luxe Burger

  • Holiday Turkey Burger – Turkey patty, butternut squash risotto cake, bacon-cranberry jam, lettuce, and tomato (available Nov. 5-Dec. 1)
  • “Oh Deer” Cookie Shake – Hazelnut liqueur, vanilla gelato, cinnamon beverage syrup, whipped cream, cinnamon, and sugar dusting with ginger deer garnish (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)

Dockside Margaritas

  • Snowman on the Beach Margarita – Silver tequila, key lime juice, crème de coconut, sweet and sour, graham cracker rim, chocolate pearls, and carrot sugar piece (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)

The Daily Poutine

  • Gobbler Poutine – Turkey, brown gravy, cranberry chutney, and cheese curds (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)

The Ganachery

  • Olaf Hot Cocoa Surprise (available Nov.12- Dec. 30)
  • Santa Mickey Piñata (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Gingerbread Ganache Square (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Peppermint Bark (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Chocolate Christmas Cottage (available Dec. 22- Dec. 30)
Venison Slider, Holiday Lights Deviled Eggs, Ham and Brie Flatbread and Elf Elixir from Disney Springs

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

  • Venison Slider – Sliders with venison sausage patties, arugula, tomato, and cranberry aïoli on house made buns (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Fried Brussel Sprouts – Fried Brussel sprouts with bacon vinaigrette (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Holiday Lights Deviled Eggs – Colored deviled eggs with tobiko, and shrimp (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Ham and Brie Flatbread – Shaved ham and brie cheese, pomegranate seeds, granny smith apples, apple vinaigrette, and watercress (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Cookies and Milk – Assorted Christmas cookies and coquito (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Lump of Coal Dessert – Cookies and cream ganache “coal” (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Elf Elixir –Tequila, crème de menthe, and half & half with cookie crumb and holly leaf sugar garnishes (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Claus Mo – Traditional cosmopolitan with a shimmery twist garnished with red and white sugar and a candy cane (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Yule Mule – Gin, ginger beer, cranberry juice, and rosemary simple syrup with a holly leaf sugar garnish (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)

Outdoor Carts and Kiosks

  • Mistletoe – Coconut rum, melon liqueur, blue curaçao, orange juice, pineapple juice, and Sprite (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Fireside Cider – Cinnamon whiskey, vanilla vodka, white cranberry juice, grenadine, and Ginger Ale (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)
  • Merry Margarita – Tequila, ginger liqueur, cinnamon beverage syrup, white cranberry juice, sweet and sour, and grenadine (available Nov. 5- Dec. 30)

Photo Tour of Disney World during the Holidays

We have plenty of magical pictures to share with you to get you in the holiday spirt!

Holiday themed cavalcades

Magic Kingdom- near Cinderella Castle

Magic Kingdom- Main Street USA

Magic Kingdom- Main Street

Animal Kingdom-Discovery River

Hollywood Studios- Echo Lake

Santa Goofy!

Echo Lake in Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios- each park has its own decor theme

Echo Lake in Hollywood Studios

Animal Kingdom- the main Christmas tree by the entrance

On certain nights the Tree of Life will do holiday projections

So beautiful!

You'll even see holiday décor in Pandora

Epcot- United Kingdom

Epcot will have a few gorgeous trees on display

Find this one in the America pavilion

The Paris pavilion was beautifully decorated

I love the Disney nutcrackers

So many great places to take pictures

Beautiful wreaths and lights

Christmas Tree on Main Street

Main Street is decked out

Castle Projections on Cinderella's Castle

Castle Projections on Cinderella's Castle

Castle Projections on Cinderella's Castle

The projections look amazing!

The fountains will change color too.

Don't forget to stop by the Jingle Cruise!

Lots of holiday touches

Your skipper will have holiday jokes on hand

My personal favorite on the Jingle Cruise

Disney Resort HotelsHoliday decorations at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Guests can find Disney Christmas trees all throughout the retail, dining and entertainment locations in Disney Springs. In addition to standard holiday décor, guests can also experience snowfall in the Town Center, West Side and The Landing. Plus guests can enjoy the Jock Lindsey's Holiday bar with festive décor and a holiday menu.

Each resort will have its own themed décor

The Caribbean Beach Resort Hotel décor matches the theme of the resort

The Disney Resort hotels will also have plenty of holiday decorations in their lobbies including fabulous Christmas Trees.

Seasonal Treats and Shopping

Half of the fun of enjoying a Walt Disney World Christmas is enjoying the delicious food and great seasonal shopping options! Walt Disney World will offer many seasonal themed treats and dishes in all of their theme parks that are worth trying.

Disney Springs has great shopping and snow fall!

Try the Salted Hot Coco Frozen drink in Hollywood Studios!

Belle's seasonal cake at Gaston's Tavern is amazing!

In addition to treats, the shopping at Walt Disney world offers many Christmas and seasonal themed items sure to make someone on your Christmas list very happy.

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Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the editor of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and writing Disney culture pieces on DisneyDose.com- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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3 comments add your comment

  1. Good Morning!
    DW Christmas holiday schedule for 2021?
    Are there military & law enforcement discounts available?
    Thank you!
    Susie
    YCP Instructor

  2. Hello!
    DW Christmas holiday schedule for 2021!
    Do you offer any medical/nurse, first responder discounts?

    Melinda

    • Disney offers military discounts, you can read more about their discounts on our Disney World Discount Tickets page. The schedule should be anounced this summer for the hoilday season but it usually kicks off the first week of November and runs until the first week of January.

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