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Complete Guide to Walt Disney World Resort Christmas Events in 2021, Including New "Disney Very Merriest After Hours" Event!

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Summary

It's the most wonderful time of the year, aka the holidays at Walt Disney World! All of the festivities officially kicked off Nov. 12, 2021. From merry decorations to characters dressed in their holiday best, there's nothing quite like Christmas at Disney World. In 2021, some of the holiday festivities that didn't hoppen in 2020 are returning, such as fireworks, Disney Resort hotel gingerbread displays and perhaps best of all, the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT!

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Main Street, U.S.A

What's New in 2021

The holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort officially began Nov. 12, 2021, as it coincides with Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration, and usually ends after the first week in January. For extra early fun, the new "Disney Very Merriest After Hours" event debuted Nov. 8! And while not technically new, there are several returning holiday favorites we missed in 2020 that Disney World is gifting us with in 2021. The popular EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, which begins Nov. 26, will include the Candlelight Processional this year, and Animal Kingdom's merry menagerie returns, as well. And gingerbread displays are back at Disney World Resort hotels! We cannot wait to catch all things new and returning this year. If you're planning on experiencing Disney World Christmas events in 2021, you'll want to take note of all the special holiday hoppenings inside the parks. Lucky for you, we've rounded them all up in one post! Make sure to share this post with friends and family — the more, the merrier.

Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World Resort During the Holidays

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Santa and His Reindeer

Before we dive into the merriment, let's start with perhaps the most important topic: The best time to visit during Christmas at Disney World. Many people plan their visits to Disney World at Christmas years in advance. The 2020 season was, ahem, special, to put it mildly, and while many people who had already planned trips had decided "not this year," many are now thinking "let's go to Disney World!" We highly recommend you start thinking about purchasing tickets and reserving Disney Park Pass reservations as soon as you're able when it comes to the holiday season! While capacity is increasing, park pass reservations are here to stay, so you will need to pick which park you'll visit each day of your trip ahead of time.

In general, we think any time you can visit Disney World is a good time to visit Disney World. We're always excited when we've got our bags packed and are headed to the Most Magical Place on Earth. However, there are better times to visit than others during the holiday season. The busiest days of the year hoppen around Disney World holidays. In terms of crowds, here are the busiest days of the season:

  • The week of Thanksgiving, including Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • The week of Christmas, including Christmas Day
  • The week of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

If you can experience Disney World Christmas events on dates other than these ones, you'll be in better shape. If you can't, fear not! You'll definitely still have fun, as long as you do a little pre-planning to maximize your trip.

Here is a short list of more required reading if you're headed to the parks during these times:

Read more about the best (and worst times) to visit Disney World for the whole year, and check out daily crowd levels, recommended parks and events on our Crowd Calendar.

Disney World Christmas Decorations in 2021

When does Disney World decorate for Christmas?

Decorating is a big-time affair all over the resort. The Disney World Christmas decorations start going up as early as mid-October, with Magic Kingdom undergoing a magical overnight transformation on Oct. 31 from Halloween to Christmas. Each of the parks has its own iconic tree as well as park-specific decor. It may take the elves several weeks to get all of the decorations in place, so keep that in mind if you're visiting very early in November. This year, many decorations were already been in place ahead of the official start on Nov. 12.

The resorts, especially the deluxe resorts, get really decorated for Christmas. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Boardwalk Inn Hotel, Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Beach and Yacht Clubs all typically have spectacular, oversized gingerbread displays. While these incredible gingerbread displays weren't available in 2020, select displays are already a work in progress! The resorts also feature magnificent (and often gigantic) Christmas trees, each decorated in theme with the resorts. While there isn't a gingerbread display at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, the tree is massive and absolutely spectacular. Select resort restaurants will also be offering holiday menus and specialty food and drink.

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Wilderness Lodge Christmas Tree

No matter where you're staying, expect some gorgeous holiday decor to fit your resort. But word to the wise: Book a Disney Resort hotel for the holidays as early as possible!

When does Disney take down Christmas decorations?

The decorations in all of the parks and at the resorts typically start coming down during the first week in January (though you may still hear Christmas songs and see some decorations after that). Disney Christmas decorations started coming down by Jan. 5, 2020, and were completely gone after the Disney Marathon Weekend, which took place through Jan. 12. This season, the Marathon will take place Jan. 5 to Jan. 9, 2022.

Disney World Christmas Events at the Parks

Finding Santa at Disney World for Christmas 2021

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Santa at Animal Kingdom

Be on the lookout for Santa during Disney World holiday events! He or his stand-in, Santa Goofy, will make special appearances starting Nov. 12 through the end of December. From afar, Santa will cruise in a red convertible down Hollywood Boulevard at Disney's Hollywood Studios and voyage across Discovery River in a festive flotilla at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Meanwhile, at Magic Kingdom (during Disney Very Merriest After Hours), EPCOT and Disney Springs, guests will get a chance to have individualized time from a distance to wave hello to Santa and share what they want for Christmas (so be good for goodness sake!).

Once you make your list and check it twice (your shopping list, that is!), keep an eye out for delicious seasonal food offerings and adorable merchandise that can be found all around Walt Disney World Resort.

Magic Kingdom Christmas Events in 2021

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (New for 2021: Disney Very Merriest After Hours)

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Princesses During Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

New in 2021, Disney is debuting Disney Very Merriest After Hours! The event includes four hours of holiday festivities, including themed characters throughout the park, special treats, ride overlays, castle projections, holiday music and decor (including Snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.) and, most importantly, the return of holiday fireworks with Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks AND Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade! The event also features a brand-new stage show called "Mickey & Minnie's Very Merry Memories," which has nods to previous holiday stage shows for a bit of nostalgic fun.

The After Hours event has a limited number of tickets to allow for lower wait times for attractions (some nights have already sold out!). This special ticketed event takes place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on select nights, starting Nov. 8 through Dec. 21, and replaces Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in 2021. Event guests can enter the park as early as 7 p.m. and the event tickets do not require an additional day theme park ticket or Disney Park Pass reservation. Tickets went on sale in August, with a priority booking window for Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests.

Castle Holiday Projections

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Cinderella Castle Projection

In 2020, Disney debuted new rotating seasonal projection effects on Cinderella Castle, including a Christmas sweater and traditional red, green and gold ornaments. Once it gets dark, four different designs transition about every 15 minutes throughout the night. The projections take the place of the Castle Dream Lights. We recommend catching the projections in passing rather than waiting in front of the castle through a complete cycle to see all of them, as it's not a projection show. The projections are confirmed to return to Magic Kingdom on nights when Disney Very Merriest After Hours is not being held, alternating with the new Beacon of Magic transformation celebrating the 50th anniversary.

For more details about treats, merchandise and more, check out our guide to the holiday festivities at Magic Kingdom.

Jingle Cruise

For the past few years, the homesick skippers of the Jungle Cruise have decorated for Disney World holiday events! You'll find plenty of yuletide cheer and punny jokes as you board your boat. As a holiday tradition, you can cruise through the jungle aboard the Jingle Cruise in 2021!

EPCOT Christmas Events in 2021

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Mariachi Cobre at EPCOT Festival of Holidays

Those of you wanting to learn more about the different ways that countries around the world celebrate the holiday season should visit EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. This special event will run Nov. 26 through Dec. 30, 2021. The holiday traditions of the world's many countries come alive through music and story. Holiday Kitchens will return with festive food and drinks, as well as the fan-favorite Cookie Stroll and the Candlelight Processional. We've got a full guide to EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays for your planning pleasure.

Holiday Kitchens at EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen

Food is one of the best things about Disney World holiday events! Snack and sample holiday cuisine from around the world at global marketplaces. Enjoy roasted turkey and tender pork loin at American Holiday Table, tostadas and horchata margaritas in Mexico and so much more. Also stop by the new Chestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen for fire-roasted chestnuts and cinnamon-glazed almonds and cashews.

EPCOT Candlelight Processional

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Candlelight Processional

One of the most joyful Disney World holiday events is the EPCOT Candlelight Processional. This annual event is part of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays and pairs celebrity narrators with a full choir and a 50-piece orchestra in a stirring retelling of the story of Christmas. The show takes place three times each evening, and it does fill up. If you want guaranteed seating, purchase a Candlelight Processional Dining Package. This includes lunch and/or dinner and a three-course meal or full buffet, depending on the dining location.

The Candlelight Processional was canceled in 2020, but it will return in 2021! Though this year, instead of hosting choirs from the community, the cast member choir will expand. Celebrity narrators include Chita Rivera, Jodi Benson, Alton Fitzgerald White, Lisa Ling, Steven Curtis Chapman, Blair Underwood, Pat Sajak and more to come.

Disney's Hollywood Studios Christmas Events in 2021

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Minnie at Minnie's Holiday Dine

Minnie's Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine

Minnie Mouse once again hosts a yuletide gathering for all her friends at Hollywood & Vine. Santa Goofy returns, along with Minnie and more in their holiday best. The holiday version runs from Nov. 4, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022.

Sunset Seasons Greetings

Sunset Seasons Greetings lit-up Tinseltown returns with its colorful projections and laser effects! As snow falls, Sunset Boulevard twinkles and favorite faces come to life. Look above as the billboards begin to move into motion and tell a tale — brought to you by iconic characters sharing their love for the season. Look down to see the Hollywood Tower Hotel come to "light" as it tells the stories of these characters. Catch the show, which runs intermittently throughout the night and will alternate with the new Beacon of Magic projections for the 50th anniversary.

Special Entertainment

Catch Santa cruising down Hollywood Boulevard in a festive motorcade! And be sure to check out For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration for a special festive finale featuring Olaf.

Echo Lake Holiday Decor

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Santa Gertie at Hollywood Studios

Be on the lookout for the extra-large ornaments, colorful garland and a giant Christmas tree centered on the water at Echo Lake. Even Dinosaur Gertie is dressed for the occasion with a dino-sized Santa hat and a special 50th-anniversary ornament dangling from her mouth. So cute!

Toy Story Land Holiday Fun

As if we weren't already in love with Toy Story Land, the park added more Christmas-y fun there too! Galactic holiday tunes on Alien Swirling Saucers, Christmas decor and special character garb deck the halls of Toy Story Land during the season. Be sure to keep an ear out for some fun holiday audio on Slinky Dog Dash ... it's almost as if Slinky Dog is wearing sleigh bells! Who needs Rudolph?

Disney's Animal Kingdom Christmas Events in 2021

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Merry Menagerie Penguin

The holiday highlights at Disney's Animal Kingdom are the festive flotillas, which have returned for 2021! Catch Mickey and Minnie, along with all of their friends, cruising down the Discovery River in their holiday best. Santa Claus himself is making a special appearance by boat before he switches it out with his sleigh for his trip around the world on Christmas Eve. Find out more on what you can expect at Animal Kingdom during the holidays.

Returning for 2021, Discovery Island comes to life with life-sized, artisan-sculpted puppets of winter animals that include reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more. These "Merry Menagerie" puppets are accompanied by serenading musicians, and they interact with guests to create a fun and festive atmosphere. We loved how adorable they are, and we could even reach out and pet them!

On Discovery Island, we always admire the sparkling white decor against vibrant animal-inspired luminaries and wireframe lanterns. At night, the Tree of Life awakens for special holiday-themed stories, which alternate with the new Beacons of Magic projections. (Note: The awakenings may not be available if the park closes before it can get dark enough for the projections.) Meanwhile, in Asia, the theatre district is decorated in celebration of Diwali, the holiday festival of lights in India. Even in Pandora, Christmas found its way to the alien land with colorful lights hanging from Pongu Pongu!

Disney Springs Holiday Events in 2021

Guide to Disney World Christmas Events - Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll

Don't froget about Disney Springs as you plan your holiday hopping tour! The entertainment, shopping and dining area is filled with festive decor, fun photo-ops and the chance to say hello to Santa, who is available for individualized time from afar. Make sure to take a stroll down the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail, which returns for 2021. The trail showcases decadently decorated, Disney-themed trees, and if you participate in the Christmas Tree Stroll scavenger hunt, you'll receive a surprise! In previous years, you could also find holiday carolers, Toy Soldier stilt walkers and other performers.

Guests visiting areas within Town Center encounter magical snowfall in the evening. Jock Lindsey once again turns his hangar bar into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar, complete with delightful holiday décor and a delicious limited-time menu filled with festive favorites.

Are you excited about spending the holidays at Disney World? There are so many Disney World Christmas events that you may find it's hard to pack them all in! Still, it's so wonderful to try. Let us know what you are most looking forward to and any questions you have in the comments below!

Related: Peek Inside the Most Splendidly Decorated Disney Hotels at Christmas

Related: Guide to EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Sep 7, 2018 at 12:03 p.m. Steve Says...

We arrive in Florida on 2nd January. Will any of the decorations still be up or any of the events on?

Many thanks

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Sep 7, 2018 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve!

The seasonal special events will no longer be taking place, but you're likely to see a good amount of holiday decor!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 27, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. STEPHANIE J SUMMERS Says...

im looking for info on rides during the special mickeys very merry xmas event. I see lots of info on shows and parades, are there any rides open?

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Aug 28, 2018 at 7:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

You can check out our Very Merry Guide for info on what rides were open last year. We'll update once they're confirmed for this year as well!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 24, 2018 at 11:28 p.m. Ted Jennings Says...

No questions, just a comment. We have been to WDW 50 times and have planned trip #51 for 1/5/19 to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. But, this time we will stay a couple of nights in the Polynesian Bungalows (and not do any parks, using all of our VC points - hehe), then cruising to Nassau on RCL.. But, my comment for your readers is this: we have purchased tickets from you (and other vendors) in the past; and, I just want to say that you have done the best job of any company that we have contacted. Thanks.

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Aug 25, 2018 at 2:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ted!

Your positive feedback made our day! We're so hoppy we can help you make magical memories and appreciate you taking the time to reach out. Enjoy your next adventure, and happy anniversary :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 14, 2018 at 10:41 p.m. Patricia Says...

Is there regular parade and fireworks on dec. 19, 2018? There is no very merry Christmas party on that day

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patricia!

The entertainment schedule has not been confirmed yet for December, but we don't see any reason why there wouldn't be usual fireworks and entertainment on this date.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 13, 2018 at 2:57 a.m. Manda Says...

Hi, 3 quick questions - what time does Sunset Seasons Greetings usually start? Is MVMCP merchandise only available for purchase during the party? Are the Christmas trees at Disney Springs in one area or spread out all over?

Thanks!! Can't wait for Christmas at Disney!!!

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Aug 14, 2018 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Sunset Seasons Greetings takes place throughout the night after the sun goes down. While general Christmas merchandise is available at all times, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party merchandise is available exclusively during the party. The Disney Springs Christmas trees are located all together in a trail!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2018 at 7:01 p.m. Lauren Brown Says...

Hi! We are planning a trip in November with two Magic Kingdom days. We plan to do MVMCP one of those days. We selected 11/25 as well for our second MK day, but that is also a party day so the hours are only 9-6pm. Is it worth it to go that day for the lower crowd level, or should we select another day with longer hours? Thank you for the help!

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Aug 14, 2018 at 11:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren!

We recommend going on another day without a party so that you can catch the regular nightly fireworks. Happily Ever After is our favorite!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 28, 2018 at 12:59 a.m. Melissa Says...

What park is the best to go to on Christmas Day? Does Christmas Day have special events etc?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

The least-crowded park is usually Animal Kingdom. Magic Kingdom offers special holiday entertainment (usually including Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade!) but can reach capacity early in the day, so be sure to arrive ahead of park open!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 22, 2018 at 11:06 p.m. Maria G. Says...

Will there be a fireworks show during Christmas week?

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Jul 23, 2018 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

Of course! Unless something out of the ordinary comes up, Disney typically has fireworks shows every night at each of its four parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2018 at 2:35 a.m. Miranda Says...

Hi! How early do the special events start happening at Hollywood studios? Does the mickeys very merry Christmas party always start around the 9th. We are planning a trip in 2020 (eek! Forever away!) from October 29-November 7/8th. Just wonder what the chances will be for attending the party as well as seeing the special stuff at Hollywood studios.

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Jul 18, 2018 at 11:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Miranda!

We can't be sure about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The past few years, it has started on or around November 8. To help you remain optimistic, Disney does love adding additional party dates each year, so perhaps it'll start sooner once 2020 rolls around. Don't lose hope! Just keep an eye on our posts for date announcements as soon as they come up. :)

The festivities at Hollywood Studios have started in mid- to late-November the past couple of years, so chances are slim you'll catch those. However, you may be able to spot some decorations!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 28, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. Suzanne Says...

Is the Christmasparade after mickeys christmas party only at day time?

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Jun 28, 2018 at 3:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Suzanne,

The parade is shown exclusively during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party up until about a week before Christmas. During that time, it is usually shown during the daytime!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 15, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Cinthia Says...

Hello, I have a question, to attend the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, is it necessary to buy an admission ticket and admission to the activity?

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Jun 15, 2018 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cinthia!

No - your Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket gets you into the park AND the event, so it's all you need!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 4, 2018 at 4:03 p.m. Lisa Says...

We finally made our plans for Christmas at Disney... We are only planning on doing Magic kingdom and Epcot (week between Christmas and New Years). Which are the best days to visit those 2 parks.

and should we do either on New Years Eve?

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Jun 4, 2018 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

You can read all about how Disney rang in the New Year last year to help with your planning, and check out our Crowd Calendar for a good idea of how busy it will be this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 23, 2018 at 10:23 a.m. Robin Says...

When will the 2018 holiday schedule be posted? We will be there the week of Dec 2nd and are eager to start planning around parades, special events, shows, etc. We also want to make restaurants reservations (any must see/eat for the holidays?). Thank you for this helpful post!

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May 23, 2018 at 9:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robin!

Beginning almost immediately after Halloween, all of the Disney World parks and hotels are decorated for Christmas. We recommend visiting the Grand Floridian Hotel to see the life-size gingerbread house and eat gingerbread! If you'll be here the first week of December, you'll be able to experience all of the holiday magic such as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Epcot's Festival of the Holidays with Candlelight Processional.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 15, 2018 at 5:58 p.m. Sara Says...

Hi! I'm curious if all dates for the Very Merry Christmas party sold out in the past. We are looking into going a couple weeks before Christmas but haven't firmed our plans yet. I didn't know if there's a warning that tickets on certain days are almost gone...

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May 17, 2018 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

Tickets definitely do tend to sell out quickly, so we recommend buying when you can!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 14, 2018 at 2:13 a.m. Jillian Says...

What date does Elsa usually start lighting the castle at night?

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May 14, 2018 at 6:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jillian!

It's usually for the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party of the year -- this year, it falls on Nov. 8.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 25, 2018 at 4:55 p.m. Lyndsay Says...

We will be at Magic Kingdom on Dec 21. Buying tickets for the day AND tickets to Mickey's Merry Christmas part isn't in the budget. If we just go for the day will there by any fireworks before the park closes? Or will the fireworks only be during the Christmas party?

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Apr 26, 2018 at 12:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lyndsay,

In order to see the fireworks on party days, you'll have to purchase a party ticket and stay for the party. Otherwise, you won't see any fireworks before the park closes for the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 20, 2018 at 11:57 p.m. alecia Says...

Hi, we are going to Disney the week before Thanksgiving. Would Thursday or Friday be best to go to the Very Merry Christmas Party or does it matter that week?

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Mar 29, 2018 at 10:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alecia,

A Thursday will most likely be less crowded than a Friday would be! We would recommend going on Thursday, but according to our Crowd Calendar, there doesn't seem to be too much of a difference, so go when is best for you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 25, 2018 at 3:49 p.m. Lesley Says...

When will you have a list of events for Disneyworld Christmas 2018? We just made our reservations and would love to start planning!

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Jan 25, 2018 at 1:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lesley,

Dates and details for the holiday events at Disney World are usually announced in the spring sometime. We'll update our post as soon as details are released!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 25, 2017 at 3:37 p.m. Barb Says...

When is the taping of the 2018 Disney Christmas parade?

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Dec 28, 2017 at 9:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barb,

The taping changes each year, but it is typically held in late November or early December.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 16, 2017 at 1:53 p.m. Michelle Smith Says...

If not staying at Disney resort can you use Disney transportation to go see resorts Christmas decor?

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Dec 19, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Yes, you can still use the Disney transportation to hop around the resorts and see the decor! This post will help you out with some tips.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 4, 2017 at 9:48 p.m. venetia varelli Says...

do you know until which day the disney magic kingdom will have the Christmas decoration and lights?Is it going to be including 6 January

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Dec 6, 2017 at 1:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

The Christmas decorations stay up until around mid-January, usually!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 27, 2017 at 3:39 p.m. Jamie Burkett Says...

Hi do you know which date in January the decorations in Disney Springs will come down?

Thanks

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Nov 29, 2017 at 11:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

The last day of Holidays at Disney Springs is on January 7, 2018. The decorations will be coming down after that.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 10, 2017 at 5:24 p.m. Victoria Berry Says...

Hello! Do you know if the gingerbread houses are likely to be up next week? Or do they go up later?

Thanks!

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Nov 14, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victoria,

Many of the Disney resorts' holiday displays are up. The gigantic gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be up starting November 15!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2017 at midnight Laura Says...

Hi, I'm already planning for Christmas & NY 2018-2019. Do the regular shows like Fantasmic run during the holiday season too? And how would you rate the special dining options- dessert parties etc. Are they worth the money for a once in a lifetime trip?

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Nov 15, 2017 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

Yes, you'll be able to see Fantasmic during the holiday season. And as for the special dining options, it all depends on what your priorities and budget are! If you don't mind spending the extra cash to get the dessert premium package and shows are a huge priority, then it would be a good option to consider. If not, then save the money and spend it elsewhere.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2017 at 8:02 p.m. Emily Says...

Last year when we visited in November, they were taping many Christmas concerts and there was a stage set up in front of the Castle. Do you know if that is happening again this year?

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Oct 14, 2017 at 9:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

We have not heard if that's happening this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2017 at 2:18 a.m. Laura Smiley Says...

Does Santa visit some Disney resorts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? I thought I saw some pictures of this last year. We may be staying on property in a deluxe resort for Christmas. But before I decide on that, I am wondering what special Christmas activities are available at the resorts, specifically Wilderness Lodge. Thank you!

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Sep 25, 2017 at 7:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

We're not aware of Santa visiting the resorts. All the resorts will have decorations and displays, but nothing in the way of special activities. This year's holiday information is not out yet so there could be new additions.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 22, 2015 at 4:03 p.m. Heather Smith-Queler Says...

It would really mean a lot if I could get an address to mail a special letter and a couple pictures to regarding the theme park/Christmas/ special family...... Thanks Heather

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Nov 24, 2015 at 8:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

Looks like you are missing a word or two here. Could you clarify?

Keep hopping!

Leap

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