Where better to spend the holidays than at the happiest place on earth? Disney World is always the home to the Magic Kingdom but during the holiday season, the parks are transformed with special Orlando Christmas magic.
Here's what you can expect from Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando this winter:
Disney's Hollywood Studios: Beginning November 8th as darkness falls on Sunset Boulevard so will flurries of snow. Billboards will come to life and iconic Disney characters will share seasonal stories while the Tower of Terror transforms to bring these tales to life. At Hollywood Studios, you'll also find Santa Claus. Inside the Once Upon a Time store, you can meet Kris Kringle until December 24th. After Christmas Eve Santa will head back to the North Pole and be replaced by Goofy Santa until December 31st. For an extra dose of holiday fun, park goers can purchase tickets to Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM, a special dessert party.
Magic Kingdom: Sounds of the season will fill the air, your favorite Disney characters will wear their finest festive dress, and after dark Cinderella's Castle will look like it has been dipped in sugar as it shines with 200,000 Christmas lights. Attractions are spruced up with the holiday spirit, and on select days in November and December, the park is home to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.
Epcot: It's no secret that Epcot is the best park to eat and drink, but it levels up for the holidays with kiosks throughout the World Showcase that sport seasonal specialties. In this theme park in Orlando, you can also help Chip and Dale collect Christmas ornaments (with the purchase of a $7 map). Patrons navigate around the park for stickers and once they find them all they get a Christmas prize. After dark park goers can watch the Candlelight Processional (the story of Christmas narrated by a celebrity with accompaniment from a choir and a 50-piece orchestra) and watch the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth firework show.
Can't afford to spring for passes to the parks? Have no fear, Disney Springs is also full of holiday cheer! Here you can meet Santa Claus, savor seasonal sips and snacks, snap selfies in the Christmas Tree Trail, and embark on an adventure with Stitch's Holiday Hunt.
Experience, even more, holiday cheer with our Christmas Orlando Guide.