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Christmas at Disney
The residents of Orlando put up the most amazing lights around their houses, in their gardens, on their roofs etc! Visit CELEBRATION off the 192 where for approx 4 weeks there are nightly snow sessions which the children will love.
MAGIC KINGDOM has 12 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Party between November 28th and December 17th. Separate admission to the event is required. This is a must for younger children
Cookies and hot cocoa will be served at locations throughout the park. You can watch "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade," holiday storytelling, live music, and Disney character shows including "Mickey's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and "Celebrate the Season." Every night, the sky above Cinderella Castle will sparkle with the dazzling fireworks spectacular "Wishes," including a few surprises.
Plus, families can enjoy a complimentary photo at no additional charge and unlimited use of popular attractions such as "Mickey's PhilharMagic," Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan's Flight, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Cinderella's Golden Carrousel, and many more. We visited Mickey's Philharmagic at Easter and thought it was great, really funny for all ages.
Snow may even fall on Main Street and perhaps Santa might appear!
Christmas day in Magic Kingdom is supposed to be very busy with the Park often closed to new guests by 11.00am.
EPCOT – enjoy the nightly tree lighting ceremony at 6.00pm in the World Showcase Plaza along with some of your favourite characters.
The Candlelight procession takes place three times a night between November 28th and December 30th. An orchestra and choir accompany the re-telling of the Christmas Story in the American Gardens Theatre. You may want to book one of the Candlelight Processional packages which includes a meal and guaranteed seating.
Hollywood Studios – one of the most popular Christmas holiday events is the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights which return to Hollywood Studios this year. Over 5 million light bulbs can be seen on the Streets of America between November 24th – January 2nd.
ANIMAL KINGDOM - see the Carollers at the parks entrance around the 65 foot tree. Go to Santa's Goofy’s Holiday Village at Camp Minney-Mickey which has plenty of holiday trees and live entertainers with many photo opportunities. We always find this the best Park to meet the characters.
WEATHER – we have sunbathed on Christmas Day but also bought gloves at Epcot and ear muffs at Busch Gardens, like the rest of the world the weather can be unpredictable. However we usually just take our “summer clothes” with some jumpers and cardigans and jogging bottoms for the children. The Xmas sales start before Christmas so you can always get extra clothing as well as last minute presents!
CHRISTMAS CRACKERS – so far this is the one thing we have failed to find in Florida although you might be lucky. If Christmas is not complete for you without them take them with you.
Other seasonal events at Disney World
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