Holidays at Walt Disney World
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Holidays at Walt Disney World

This event is included with regular theme park admission.

The Most Magical Time of the Year

The magic of the holiday season comes alive as Walt Disney World transforms into a winter wonderland. The theme parks are adorned with festive decorations and host special festive entertainment, making "the most magical place on Earth" even more magical.

Our Overview

Walt Disney World's holiday festivities offer a truly magical experience. From the decked-out streets and yummy festive foods to the outstanding holiday shows, there’s so much for families to enjoy at the resort.

Magic Kingdom adorned with holiday decorations

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Magic Kingdom adorned with holiday decorations

Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their holiday clothing

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their holiday clothing

EPCOT comes alive as holiday lights shine bright

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EPCOT comes alive as holiday lights shine bright

Disney's Hollywood Studios decked out for the holidays

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Disney's Hollywood Studios decked out for the holidays

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Experiences

Attraction Overlays

Enjoy a holiday twist on select Disney attractions.

Meet & Greets

Interact with Santa Claus, Disney characters dressed in their Christmas attire, and more.

Festive Food & Drinks

Savor scrumptious holiday-inspired food and drink offerings.

Candlelight Processional

At EPCOT, experience the story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, an orchestra, and a choir.

Holiday Entertainment

Watch special entertainment offerings to get you in the holiday spirit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event an extra charge?

No, Walt Disney World's Holiday festivities are included with your regular theme park admission and a qualifying park reservation.

Is the Candlelight Processional an additional charge?

No, the Candlelight Processional is included with your theme park admission to EPCOT.

Where does the event take place?

Walt Disney World's Holiday festivities take place at the resort's theme parks; however, Disney Springs and on-site hotels may host holiday festivities of their own.

Does Magic Kingdom have a holiday parade or fireworks show?

Magic Kingdom's holiday parade and fireworks show are part of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a separately ticketed event. However, during the final week or second to last week of December, some holiday entertainment from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, such as the Christmastime Parade and Christmastime Fireworks, is available during regular park hours at no additional charge.

Do all of the areas in the parks have holiday offerings?

Not all areas of the parks necessarily feature holiday offerings.

Where is the Candlelight Processional?

The Candlelight Processional takes place at Walt Disney World's EPCOT theme park at the stage in The American Adventure area.

Is there seating available for the Candlelight Processional?

Yes, there is seating available, but they may go fast. You do have the option of standing to watch the performance.

What will happen if it rains?

The event occurs rain or shine; however, it should be noted that some event offerings may be delayed or canceled.

What are attraction overlays?

During Christmastime, Disney slightly alters select attractions with holiday theming for the season.

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