Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Disney

Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Disney
The enchanting holiday parade during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park transforms Main Street, U.S.A. Santa Claus, gingerbread men, elves, reindeer, toy soldiers and other friends from the North Pole join Mickey Mouse and his pals. Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf from "Frozen" join in the fun. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

Throughout the Christmas season Disney World pulls out all the stops to proves that it is The Most Magical Place on Earth. From massive Gingerbread houses to Christmas Parades they really have something for every holiday lover out there. With so much to see and do during your Disney vacation you might not be sure where to begin. Here are some tips to get you started on your visit during the most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
DISNEY’S GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT & SPA (LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.) – The gingerbread house in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The 15-foot-tall house is home to The Bake Shop, the perfect place to pick up holiday treats such as house-made gingerbread ornaments and caramel pecan fudge. Over 10,000 pieces of gingerbread are used to bring the house to life. (Kent Phillips, Photographer)

Standing at 14 feet, to say this Gingerbread House is massive is an understatement. With hidden Mickeys and built in characters there is a lot to take in. The Grand Floridian pastry chefs spend of 400 hours baking the 10,000 gingerbread pieces. This is a creation not to be missed!

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam

Jingle Bell, Jingle Jam a night-time spectacular is located in Disney’ Hollywood Studios and runs every night from November 8, 2019 to January 5, 2020.  This spectacular display includes fireworks, laser effects, and stories from your favorite characters. Be on the lookout for scenes from Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast and more on display.

Frozen Ever After Dessert & Fireworks Display

Frozen Ever After
Frozen Ever After takes guests through the kingdom of Arendelle from the Disney animated hit, “Frozen.” Located in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, Frozen Ever After celebrates a “Summer Snow Day” on a journey through a frozen willow forest, past Troll Valley and up to Queen Elsa’s palace high up on the north mountain. Epcot is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

If you love the movie Frozen, fireworks and dessert, this experience is for you!  Enjoy this spectacular from a special standing area away from the crowds with your choice of desserts such as Hans’ Key Lime Tarts with Orange Glitter Glaze and Olaf’s Warm Double Chocolate S’mores Pudding Cake during your fireworks display.  Immediately after make your way with an escort to Frozen Ever After and experience one of the most popular rides in Disney.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Looking to see all of your favorite Disney characters dressed in their holiday best?  Then Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party should be one of your stops. This extraordinary party includes Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, Fireworks, a performance by Queen Elsa and more!  This specific party is ticket based so make sure to check dates and prices. Included in your price of admission is yuletide sweets and seasonal beverages.  

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Disney's Candlelight Processional
Presented in the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot, Candlelight Processional is one of the most beloved holiday traditions at Walt Disney World Resort. Featuring a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir, this festive performance takes place annually in November and December. Show times are at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. Epcot is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

To experience the holidays around the world make your way to Epcot and its International Festival of the Holidays.  This experience features the 11 World Showcase Nations, their seasonal food and beverages and live music productions.  Another special experience is the Candlelight Processional, where a celebrity narrator tells the story of the birth of Jesus.

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