Christmas is around the corner and there is no better way to experience the Holidays than with the Holiday Magic around the Walt Disney World Resort. There are many traditions held every year and there are even more all-new seasonal offerings throughout the parks this year!
The Magic Kingdom is well-known for its Holiday Magic with the beautiful winter-wonderland transformation it will undergo as Queen Elsa covers Cinderella Castle with glistening ice during the A Frozen Holiday Wish stage show. Also featured in the stage show are Elsa’s sister Anna, Kristoff and Olaf.
In addition, the Magic Kingdom features 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. During this separate ticket event, guests will be dazzled by Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas, and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show. During the party, enjoy complimentary treats, discover event-exclusive merchandise, experience select rides and attractions, and delight in the Holiday Magic with “snowfall” on Main Street, U.S.A. The 2019 dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is:
December: 1,3,5,6,8,10,12,13,15,17,19, 20, 22
Guests visiting the Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select dates between November 8 through December 22 will also be able to enjoy a brand-new nighttime show: Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks! Hosted by Minnie Mouse, guests will join in a celebration of heartfelt moments and the magic of Christmas with a medley of beloved holiday songs.
Epcot will continue its greatest Holiday Magic tradition with the Candlelight Processional. The Processional features the retelling of the Christmas story narrated by a guest celebrity backed by a 50-piece orchestra and massed choir.
While you are traveling the World Showcase be sure to help Chip ‘n’ Dale gather ornaments for their Christmas Tree while playing Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Scavenger hunt. Guests can purchase the map and stickers from select merchandise outlets. Once you arrive at The American Pavilion be sure to stop and say ‘Hi’ to Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus!
Head on over to Hollywood’s Studios to unwrap the gift of Holiday Magic with the nighttime spectacular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! This special event incorporates music, fireworks, special effects, and state-of-the-art projections at the Chinese Theatre. For an added special Holiday Magic, guests can make a reservation for a separate ticketed Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party.
Guests visiting Hollywood Studios can also enjoy the magical Sunset Seasons Greetings show projected onto the Hollywood Tower Hotel complete with laser effects and “snow”. Additional holiday magic can be found in For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along where Olaf performs a holiday finale. Lastly, located over in Toy Story Land, Santa Claus or Santa Goofy will share joyous greetings.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom will also be offering new entertainment and holiday décor in every land this year! Located at the park entrance, a Christmas tree will tower over guests adorned with hidden animals and traditional ornaments. Inside the park, Chip ‘n’ Dale will be rocking out with a DJ-led “Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n’ Dale” complete with fun games and colorful costumes.
The Village of Harambe in Africa will enjoy the Holiday Magic with a unique holiday presentation, mixing Western traditions with the colors and textures of authentic African celebrations. Safari Donald Duck and pals will also be spreading holiday cheer at the Tusker House Restaurant.
Pandora-The World of Avatar will also be partaking in the Holiday Magic with kitschy, out-of-this-world holiday décor featuring a display at Pongu Pongu of vintage pieces from Earth with handcrafted items made from native materials.
As the sun sets over the Animal Kingdom, the Tree of Life will “awaken with a series of wintry tales emerging from within, backed by a familiar and heartwarming holiday musical score” ending your night of Holiday Magic.
Lastly, enjoy the Holiday Magic by visiting the life-size holiday gingerbread displays at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Yacht Club resort and more before heading over to Disney Springs to walk the Christmas Tree trail featuring custom-decorated trees with popular Disney themes and characters.
Happy Holidays, Disney Addicts!
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