Festive décor, themed merchandise, seasonal food & beverage offerings and entertainment all across Walt Disney World Resort will be available from November 6th-December 20th! Holiday magic will be in full force at the four theme parks and Disney Spring. Santa Claus will make time for special pop-up appearances at each location, waving and exclaiming holiday wishes to all!
You will experience Character cavalcades at Magic Kingdom Park with a special holiday twist. There will be festive floats with Christmas friends in their holiday finest. Gingerbread Men? Check! Elves and Reindeer? Check, check! And, my personal favorite, the Toy Soldiers, will join the Main Street Philharmonic as they march through Magic Kingdom Park, bringing musical holiday cheer for all to hear. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom you will be able to see festive flotillas, at EPCOT there will be holiday promenades and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios there will be merry motorcades!
Cinderella Castle will have special projection effects when night falls to give it a festive look. This will be a wonderful backdrop for all of your holiday photos! There will be a rotating series of designs including a whimsical Christmas sweater and a regal overlay of red, green and gold ornamentation on the castle throughout the night. This will be in place of the Castle Dream Lights. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT will be on hiatus this year.
Minnie Mouse will be hosting a yuletide gathering for all her friends at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting Nov. 6. Santa Goofy will be there, along with Minnie and more in their holiday best.
Shifting gears to Disney Springs, you will discover Christmas around every corner as you come across a collection of elaborately-decorated Disney Christmas trees spread throughout this retail, dining and entertainment destination. In the evening, you can visit areas within Town Center, West Side and The Landing to encounter a magical snowfall, adding an extra touch of wonder to their holiday shopping. And to top it off, Jock Lindsey will once again be turning his hangar bar into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar complete with delightful holiday décor and a delicious limited-time menu filled with festive favorites.
Disney Resort hotels will also be decked out for the holidays, with their lobbies featuring iconic trees and other festive flourishes. One thing to keep in mind is that our gingerbread displays will not return to the Resort hotels this year. While we know they are a favorite of people taking in the holiday décor, we’re not able to include those displays due to physical distancing guidelines.
Starting a bit later in the season, on November 27th, you can celebrate highlights from the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. Holiday kitchens will return around World Showcase promenade with favorites like American Holiday Table featuring Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing and Bavaria Holiday Kitchen with dishes like Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl.
You will be invited to step inside World ShowPlace to enjoy the returning group, JOYFUL!, who present a journey through R&B, Gospel, contemporary and traditional Christmas and holiday music. Also, the Voices of Liberty will bring their incredible 8-part harmonies to the America Gardens Theatre stage for a special concert of favorite carols and songs of the season. More details about the festival to come!