Fun and Festive Holiday Must-dos at Disney World!
Happy holidays MickeyBlog friends! Can you believe in just a few short weeks it is Christmas? And if you are lucky enough to be visiting the Happiest Place on Earth, you are experiencing plenty of magic and wonder this holiday season.
Walt Disney World boasts an amazing selection of holiday fun – everything from decadent treats to unique entertainment offerings to immersive seasonal experiences. Do you have a favorite?
Santa, Mickey and plenty of Disney friends are celebrating the season and we are here for it!
Read on for Fun and Festive Holiday Must-dos at Disney World!
Experience the “Once Upon a Christmastime” Parade at Magic Kingdom
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime parade is back and better than ever! This is the ultimate Disney holiday tradition complete with vibrant floats, festive dancers, your Disney faves and more.
Catch all of your favorite holiday friends and Disney characters as they celebrate this season dancing down Main Street in a flurry of soft “snow.”
With the festive music, bright lights, and Cinderella Castle decorated and looming in the background- it is a truly magical must-do experience.
The Christmas parade occurs during the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties but shifts from the after hours event to the day time Mid-December. Be sure to check it out!
Snap a Holiday Pic With Santa!
Santa is definitely busy this time of year – but not too busy to visit Disney World and have some fun in the sun. There are some great ways to experience Santa at Disney World.
Meet the Merry Man himself at Once Upon a Toy at Disney Springs! Or catch him cruising down the streets of Disney Hollywood studios in a classic car!
Even more fun? Santa appears every day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during the Festival Flotillas.
Enjoy a Holiday “Spirit” at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Get ready for some seasonal fun and head over to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Holiday Takeover! This Disney Springs hot spot get a holiday makeover with seasonal decor and specialty menu items.
This restaurant-meets-lounge transforms into a festive gem with delicious holiday bites, vibrant decor and music, and new sips you will love.
Indulge in Naughty or Nice deviled eggs while sipping a Claus-mo! There are plenty of tasty offerings you must try!
Indulge in Holiday Treats!
Speaking of treats – the entire Walt Disney World Resort offers an abundant selection of mouthwatering bites, decadent treats, and amazing drink offerings. There are plenty of ways to indulge.
From Gingerbread Sundaes to holiday cocktails, from Sugar cookies to coffee drinks, there are so many tasty options! This is the time and the place to indulge!
Do you have a favorite holiday offering? It is so hard to choose just a few!
Explore the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll
The Christmas Tree Stroll is one of the best experiences at Disney Springs.
You can explore 20 themed Christmas trees celebrating your Disney faves including Pixar, Star Wars and Super Hero favorites:
- Black Panther
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Haunted Mansion
- The Lion King
- Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Princess and the Frog
- Raya and the Last Dragon
- Star Wars
- Toy Story
The easiest way to ensure you see all of the trees and have some fun too? Simply pick up a map and complete a “scavenge hunt.” Find all of the trees and get a festive surprise!
Experience The Christmas Story Like Never Before
You may already be familiar with the Christmas story, but experiencing it under the stars and read by a celebrity narrator is a must-do at Disney. This is truly one of Disney World’s best holiday experiences.
This highly-anticipated event returns with an awesome line up of celebrity narrators including Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Gad, Marie Osmond and more! Be immersed in sight and song as you listen to a 50-piece orchestra and majestic choir bring this highly sought-after event to life.
Celebrate the Holidays at Disney!
What are your holiday “must- dos” when visiting Disney? There are so many offerings to experience! Be sure to check out these fun experiences and be sure to followMickeyBlog to stay updated on all things Disney.
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