Disney World Christmas Guide
Welcome to the holiday season! The holidays in Florida are truly magical at Disney World. Disney World has much to offer. Perfect planning that starts with Miami Rv Rentals. We offer RV that are 2016 and newer, Winnebago's, that are well maintained and clean. Plan and reserve your RV and reserve your spot at Fort Wilderness and Disney and let the fun begin.
Miami RV'ers can meet Minnie and Mickey in the holiday attire at Adventurer Outpost on Discovery Island.
From there continue on to Dinoland, Santa Goofy meets with guests and poses for photos intermittently from 11:00 a.m. through park closing. Miami Rv'ers can meet other favorite Disney characters dressed in their seasonal best at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They will find Donald Duck in DinoLand U.S.A, Mickey and Minnie Mouse on Discovery Island, Chip and Dale at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Baloo and King Louie in Asia and Santa Goofy in DinoLand U.S.A.
Animal Kingdom will be decked in holiday lights and decorations from November through January.
Brand new Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! holiday spectacular will take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from November 14 through December 31, 2016. During the show, Miami Rv'ers will learn that Santa Claus is missing and there is a search-and-rescue mission to get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. The show comes to life on, above and around the Chinese Theater and includes state-of-the-art projections, special effects, fireworks and a seasonal musical score.
Then stop in and check out the gingerbread holiday display at Hollywood Brown Derby, which is a replica of the original Brown Derby Restaurant. Proceed to the gingerbread holiday display at Hollywood Brown Derby, which is a replica of the original Brown Derby Restaurant. Also, there are a variety of small holiday touches featured throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here, “Tinsel Town” takes on a completely different kind of meaning at this theme park that celebrates the magic of movies and television. A giant Christmas tree towers over the main entrance, holiday displays capture the imagination, and colorful garlands and lights sparkle.
Make sure to meet Santa Claus in a vintage setting at the Once Upon A Time shop on Sunset Boulevard from November 14 through December 24. After that, Santa Goofy will step in for Old Saint Nick when he returns to the North Pole. Santa Goofy will meet Guests from December 25-31.
Holidays Around the World takes place November 27 – December 30, 2015. International holiday traditions unfold when storytellers such as Pere Noel in France, La Befana in Italy, and others, share the traditions of the season and spread the message of goodwill in short presentations that take less than 15 minutes.
World Showcase has Holiday Storytellers
Storytellers appear in each country’s pavilion throughout the day. Check the times guide for a daily schedule. Canada: The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs will take guests on a musical journey across the Great White North, exploring unique holiday traditions from the various regions of Canada.
United Kingdom: Father Christmas tells tales of Christmas past dating back to 15th century England.
France: Pere Noel awaits your visit as he unfolds magic of Christmas with a letter from a child.
Morocco: Journey through the seasons of holidays. In Morocco, celebrations are “the spice of life.”
Japan: Daruma vendor tells the story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year.
American Adventure: Discover the connection of today’s Hanukkah tradition and the story of the brave Maccabees and the lamp that burned miraculously for eight days or, experience the spirit of Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, creativity and community. Plus, don’t miss the Voices of Liberty Dickens Carolers. This outstanding a cappella group brings in the holidays with a special repertoire of holiday songs.
Italy: La Befana is Italy’s good Christmas witch. She comes down the chimney of the little bambinos (children) and leaves them treats. La Befana remembers the Epiphany and her first Christmas 2,000 years ago.
Germany: Listen as Helga tells the story of the first Christmas tree and the tale of her first Nutcracker.
China: Enjoy the Chinese Lion Dance, which brings good fortune during the celebrations of Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival.
Norway: Sigrid, a beautiful farm girl, will give you all details of celebrating Christmas in Norway, and tell you of the mischievous Julenissen, or Christmas Gnome. Be forewarned though, Julenissen has been known to play a little trick or two on the storyteller herself.
Mexico: Celebrate with mariachis and dances with a holiday fiesta. Share in the music, dance and traditions of the season.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
This kaleidoscope of lasers, lights, fireworks and music features a special holiday ending from November 25 – December 25, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. nightly and from December 19 – 30 at 10:00 p.m. nightly. The “Peace on Earth” holiday finale is narrated by Walter Cronkite. Some of the best viewing spots include the area between the two gift shops at the entrance of World Showcase, the balcony at the Japan pavilion, on the bridge between France and the United Kingdom, at the front of Italy’s pavilion (this area is often occupied by private parties), or from patio seating at Rose & Crown or La Hacienda de San Angel restaurants.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a very special event held at Magic Kingdom. The evening requires a separate ticket and is only held on select dates. Visit our Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party page for complete details.
November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29
December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 22
Christmas Parade Taping
The taping of the Walt Disney World segment of the annual ABC televised parade typically takes place at Magic Kingdom in mid-November, this year’s event will be from November 9-13, 2016. Typically, live acts performing on in front of Cinderella Castle are usually filmed on Friday and the parade portion filmed on Saturday, although the order of filming has been known to flip. However, for this year, the filming at Walt Disney World will consist entirely of stage performances, as the parade portion will be filmed at Disneyland in 2016. The production company will be shooting various parade elements and guest star performances on Cinderella’s Castle Stage and Main Street USA. Park guests with admission are welcome to view the taping segments from select areas and should arrive as early as possible. This is no guarantee, however that you will be admitted to the roped off prime viewing areas, usually reserved for cast members and pre-selected audience. This is an actual television production, so expect songs to be sung multiple times or additional delays to occur; also the park can be quite crowded on Main Street causing difficulty getting to attractions. Many guests dress in Christmas attire for this occasion. To avoid crowds, if you are not interested in watching the filming, take the train at the entrance of the park to Frontierland and navigate the park from there. Expect schedule changes and cancellations to park entertainment, especially those on Main Street USA, during the weekend filming.
Note: The parade can be seen on ABC Christmas morning at 10 a.m.- noon in the Eastern time zone, and 9-11 a.m. in the Central, Mountain, Pacific time zone. In addition, this year, it appears that there will be additional television specials that will be filmed that will air on both ABC and Disney Channel.
Castle Dream Lights
Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf take to the Cinderella Castle stage daily at 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (on regular park days) for the short “A Frozen Holiday Wish” show. The group, visiting from Arendelle, gives guests a treat when they convince Elsa to use her powers to turn Cinderella Castle into an icy, glittering palace. The result is “Castle Dream Lights”, featuring over 200,000 twinkling lights draping the castle to create a shimmering ice palace. A Frozen Holiday Wish and Castle Dream Lights can be seen in the Magic Kingdom each evening through December 31, 2016.
This parade and several other holiday events kick off on nights Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party is held in the Magic Kingdom, exclusively for the enjoyment of party-goers. The general public performance of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will run twice daily from December 20 – 31, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Watch for toy soldiers, gingerbread boys and dancing reindeer, Disney characters in their holiday attire, and of course, there will be the wonderful aromas of holiday baking as the songs of the season fill the air. Santa makes an appearance at the end of the parade.
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