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Experience a Disney Christmas

What could be better than Christmas at Walt Disney World Resort in sunny Orlando? Spending the holidays at Disney World is truly a magical and extraordinary experience. In fact, there’s nothing quite like the festive atmosphere that permeates Disney throughout the holiday season.

The Christmas holiday itself is a major undertaking at the Walt Disney World theme parks as they set up truckloads of special decorations, string miles of garland, millions of lights, Christmas trees and more for all to see at the 4 major theme parks. From the iconic Cinderella Castle draped in shimmering ornaments to the cheerful melodies of Disney characters, every corner of the Disney parks exudes the joys of Christmas. Delight in parades featuring your favorite Disney movies, and be mesmerized by breathtaking fireworks displays that light up the sky by night in a kaleidoscope of colors. Experience the endless list of Christmas shows, meet and greet with Santa Claus himself, and embark on the rides and attractions infused with holiday cheer.

Whether it's strolling through Main Street USA or exploring the every street and shop at Disney, a Disney Christmas promises unforgettable moments of joy, making it a truly magical and cherished experience for all who visit during this special time of year!

To embark on the holiday adventures at Disney requires a deal that allows you the financial freedom to enjoy all there is to the Disney parks. A Westgate Resorts Disney vacation is one way to experience all there is, and at a low cost. Check out our Disney World vacations and plan your epic Christmas at Disney adventures!

So, are you ready to experience the magic? See below regarding what to expect!

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Orlando Disney Christmas Packages



Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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Location:

Disney's Magic Kingdom

2023 Event Dates:

Select nights Nov. 9 - Dec. 22, 2023

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Perfect for all ages, this Christmas celebration is complete with live entertainment, amazing fireworks, a jolly holiday parade and, of course, a whole lot of Mickey, Minnie and the other Disney characters. With the Cinderella Castle aglow with enchanted Castle Dream Lights, the entire Magic Kingdom provides extra special holiday flair. Kids of all ages will be delighted by Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade that features a special appearance by Santa Claus. The Party also offers up an exclusive holiday fireworks event — Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show. While many of the most popular rides and attractions will also be open throughout Disney's Magic Kingdom, this seasonal celebration is filled with holiday treats like cookies and hot cocoa as well as a magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.

Enchanting Christmas Events

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

A special yuletide stage show at Cinderella Castle featuring Mickey Mouse and his pals as they celebrate the holiday season with classic and contemporary holiday music, seasonal festivities and fun.

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Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show

Enjoy a dazzling fireworks display that will light up your world, hosted by Minnie Mouse herself. The sky will light up in wondrous colors to beloved Christmas carols.

Once Upon A Christmastime Parade

Once Upon A Christmastime Parade

Celebrate the season with Disney friends in this festive and fun parade complete with toy soldiers, dancing gingerbread men, favorite Disney characters and Santa Claus in his sleigh.
A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

Club Tinsel Dance Party

Experience this cheeriest holiday-themed dance party with favorite Tomorrowland characters and residents of the North Pole.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Location:

Disney’s EPCOT

2023 Event Dates:

Nov. 24 - Dec. 30, 2023

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Discover a festival like no other, featuring the joyous holiday traditions of 11 World Showcase nations at Disney's EPCOT! The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays surrounds you with the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season, as celebrated by cultures near and far. Experience amazing live musical productions. Taste seasonal foods and beverages at each nation’s holiday kitchen. Sweeten things up and participate in the Holiday Cookie Stroll. Enjoy a festive and extraordinary world tour featuring brightly costumed performers highlighting a variety of time-honored traditions. It’s all part of the fun at EPCOT’s World Showcase.

Candlelight Processional - Disney Christmas

Candlelight Processional

Enjoy Christmas Carols and a special Candlelight Processional, plus a celebrity narrator reading the Christmas Story while accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.

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Holiday Kitchens

Experience a cultural celebration of seasonal food and beverages from around the world, featuring the special flavors of the holidays throughout World Showcase.

Holidays at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Location:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

2023 Event Dates:

Beginning Nov. 11, 2023

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Get ready for a flurry of fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where you’ll enjoy extraordinary holiday and yuletide adventures along with special surprises such as Santa Claus Motorcade, where old St. Nick himself travels up Hollywood Blvd. showing up in style in a convertible full of - you guessed it - presents!

Holiday Projections

Holiday Projections

Colorful laser projections will be displayed on the giant Hollywood Tower Hotel during a spectacular celebration.

Let it Snow!

A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

Experience the fun and merriment of singing with your favorite snowman of all time, Olaf.

Holidays at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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Location:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

2023 Event Dates:

Beginning Nov. 11, 2023

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Animal Kingdom celebrates the holidays by staying open later and offering festive Christmas decorations and lights in every land! Experience the magic of a spectacular light show (Tree of Life Awakenings – Holiday Edition) reflected on the park's giant Tree of Life.

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Merry Menagerie

Make your way to Discovery Island for a winter celebration showcased both day and night with exceptionally different experiences.


Festive Flotillas

Spot your favorite characters as they sail down Discovery River bringing their own festive flair throughout different times of the day.



The very specific attention to detail in their decorations, special holiday-themed shows and parades, and festive treats that delight all further cement Disney's reputation as the ultimate destination for celebrating Christmas in Orlando. The park's commitment to creating a holiday atmosphere that caters to diverse cultures and traditions makes it a truly inclusive experience that brings people from around the world together.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does Disney decorate for Christmas?

Disney World Christmas decorations can be seen as early as October, with preparations for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas in November!

Is Disney open on Christmas day?

Yes, all of Disney's theme parks are open on Christmas Day, and their rides! Access the full Disney World rides list.

When does Disney take down Christmas decorations?

The first week of January is when you'll see Disney's theme parks begin to transition from the Christmas holiday.

Is it worth going to Disney at Christmas?

Absolutely. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas is a highlight to Disney's Christmas spirit. Expect longer park hours, more shows and holiday parades, and spectacular décor.