Details on Disney 2021 Christmas Season!

♪ ♫ ♪ It’s the most wonderful time of the year ♫ ♪ ♫

We’ve all heard of Christmas in July, right? Disney has given us an early gift by announcing the return of the holiday season at Walt Disney World, which will be more magical than ever!

Beginning November 12th, the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs will be filled with festive entertainment, whimsical décor, seasonal food and drinks, and holiday-themed merchandise. It’s all part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” marking the resort’s 50th anniversary. Here are a few of the magical experiences you can expect:

Magic Kingdom

If you think Main Street, U.S.A. is beautiful on non-holidays, prepare to see it dressed for Christmas. And after sunset, special holiday projections will appear most nights on Cinderella Castle. Disney has also introduced a new special-ticketed event, “Disney Very Merriest After Hours,” running on select nightsNovember 8-December 21. The four hours of festivities will delight guests with “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks,” Disney characters throughout the park, holiday music and décor, treats included and so much more! As with other Disney After Hours events, a limited number of tickets will be sold for this event. It’s held after regular park operating hours, with lower wait times and access to more than 20 select attractions. Tickets go on sale next month, with an early purchase window available to guests of select Walt Disney World hotels.

Main Street Christmas

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Sunset Seasons Greetings returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as the Hollywood Holiday Tower Hotel on Sunset Boulevard will twinkle once again with projection effects, magically transforming into a snowy corner of Arendelle,   a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a Toy Story toy hotel, and a Dickensian village inspired by “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” This holiday show will also alternate with the tower’s nightly transformation into a Beacon of Magic.

The park will be decked out in vintage-themed holiday décor. And picture this – in true Hollywood style, Santa Claus will ridein a motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard. Guests will also be able to enjoy “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration,” with its festive finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf. You’ll find Minnie Mouse hosting her festive meal at Hollywood & Vine along with her friends, who will all be dressed in their holiday best.

Hollywood Studios Christmas

Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Tree of Life has always been the centerpiece at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and during the holiday season, it will become even more so, with the Tree of Life Awakenings takings place on most nights. If you’re near Discovery River, you just might see your favorite Disney characters in a flotilla sailing down the river to songs of the season.

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Epcot Christmas


What better place to enjoy traditions, music and tasty treats from around the world than at EPCOT’s World Showcase?The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will return this year, from Nov. 26 – Dec. 30, with Holiday Kitchens around the park, performances by Voices of Liberty, the Guest favorite Cookie Stroll and more! 

Disney Springs

The holiday season is all about shopping and at Disney Springs, you’ll find gifts for everyone on your list with everything from ornaments to matching family pajamas (smile and say Instagram). 

If you don’t need to shop, you’ll still want to experience the magic at Disney Springs as it is transformed into a winter wonderland, full of sparkling lights, enchanting décor and holiday surprises. This year sees the return of the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll, with elaborately decorated, Disney-themed trees (now that’s walking in a winter wonderland) Don’t worry. Even though you’re in Orlando, there will still be a magical snowfall for shoppers in Town Center.

Disney Springs Christmas
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Wilderness Lodge Christmas
Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney Resort Hotels

The hotels will, of course, be part of the holiday celebration. You’ll find trees, gingerbread displays, holiday menus and specialty food and drink.

Wow! Disney knows how to celebrate, and they will be pulling out all the stops this year during the holiday season. Make sure to get in touch with us to plan your Disney vacation for Christmas!

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