Christmas at Walt Disney World Checklist

Christmas at Walt Disney World Checklist

Need a Disney Christmas Checklist for your Disney Vacation? We have been collecting everything we can to prepare for a Christmas Vacation to the most magical place on Earth. Snow on Main Street? Cocoa and Cookies? Jingle Cruise? You bet! For our shop we started designing Disney Christmas shirts in July so we’ve been in holiday mode for a while. And since 2020 is SO DIFFERENT when it comes to Christmas at Walt Disney World we’ve made a list. This Walt Disney World Christmas Checklist covers all four parks, Disney Springs and the Resorts, so we do not miss a thing!

Walt Disney World Christmas

Disney World at Christmas Time

First things first. If you, dear reader, have anything to share- tips, tricks, words of caution about Disney at Christmas- let us know! We are always looking for great tips about making the holidays more magical! We are doing our best to prepare but of course also practicing our let-it-go philosophy of not too much planning. You can find Christmas at Walt Disney World from Nov 6 through Dec 30, 2020. Here is our quick Disney Christmas Checklist of everything to do in 2020 at Walt Disney World. 

Christmas at MAGIC KINGDOM

With the cancellation of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year is going to look a whole lot different at Magic Kingdom! But we can still count on a few Merry and Bright things to keep the holiday spirits up.

▢Cinderella Castle Projection Show
Christmas Snacks at Magic Kingdom
▢Christmas Decorations
▢New Seasonal Merchandise
▢Jingle Cruise on the Jungle Cruise
▢Holiday Trolley featuring the Dapper Dans
▢Main Street Philharmonic and Toy Soldier March
▢Christmas with the Muppets in Liberty Square
▢Christmas Cavalcades

  • Santa’s Christmas Cavalcade
  • A Royal Christmas Processional with Disney Princesses
  • Mickey’s Holiday Cavalcade
  • Goofy’s Scrumptious Cavalcade

Disney Christmas, Walt Disney World holidays, Hollywood Studios


Hollywood Studios is one of our favorite places at Christmastime. Check out our top 5 reasons why you must visit Hollywood Studios for the holidays. 

▢ Jingle bell, Jingle BAM! Digital Laser Show! Returning for 2020
▢ For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing a Along Olaf’s special Holiday Finale

▢ Hollywood Holiday Tower Hotel Show on Tower of Terror
Scenes to see…

  • The Muppets
  • Toy Story
  • Frozen
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol

▢ Minnie’s Holiday and Vine Dining Experience
▢ Toy Story Land Decorations
Christmas Snacks at Hollywood Studios
▢ Christmas Decorations at Echo Lake
▢ New Seasonal Merchandise
▢ Grab the New Christmas Popcorn Bucket!

▢ Holiday Character Cavalcades

  • Santa Claus Merry Motorcade

Epcot for the holidays 2020

Holidays at EPCOT

Epcot for the holidays is all about foods and decorations from around the world. Make sure to spend a couple days at EPCOT to really get into the feeling of the festive season.

Disney’s International Festival of Holidays 2020 happens November 27, 2020 – December 30, 2020.

International Festival of Holidays

  • Holiday Kitchens. Check out the Menus for 2020
  • Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt Game
  • Holiday Storytellers at each country
  • Holiday Cookie Stroll

Christmas Snacks at EPCOT
▢Christmas Decorations
▢New Seasonal Merchandise
▢Living with the Land Merry and Bright Nights

▢Holiday Character Cavalcades

  • Santa Claus Promenade
  • Mickey and Friends Holiday World Tour
  • Frozen Holiday Promenade
  • Princess Promenade

▢American Gardens Theater Presents

  • Voices of Liberty
  • Mariachi Cobre

▢JAMMitors at the Mill Stage Canada World Showcase

▢World Showplace Performances

  • JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season
  • The EPCOT Pianist at World Showplace


Holidays Animal Kingdom


Animal Kingdom at Christmastime is magical! You can see a new digital show on the Tree of Life, holiday marionette animals, and holiday overlays across the park.

Christmas Snacks at Animal Kingdom
▢Christmas Decorations
▢New Seasonal Merchandise
▢Tree of Life Awakenings Holiday Edition
▢Kitschy Holiday Decor in Pandora

▢Holiday Character Floatillas

  • Santa Claus Festive Floatilla
  • Donald Ducks Dino Bash Festive Floatilla
  • Chip & Dale Festive Floatilla
  • Mickey and Friends Festive Floatilla
  • Discovery Island Drummers Festive Floatilla


Animal Kingdom Lodge Tree

Holiday Decorations at the DISNEY RESORTS

One of our favorite things is visiting Disney Resorts for Christmas! UPDATE 2020: Gingerbread House displays across Walt Disney World Resorts have been CANCELLED for 2020. 🙁

▢Christmas Trees at Disney Resorts

Christmas Snacks at Disney Resorts
▢Christmas Decorations
▢New Seasonal Merchandise

Disney Springs Christmas Stroll

DISNEY SPRINGS Holiday Decorations

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll
▢Santa’s Winter Watercade
▢Holiday Scavenger Hunt
▢Holiday Entertainment

  • Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers
  • Snowflake Skaters
  • Waterside Stage Holiday Music
  • Let it Snow Flurries in Town Center, in the evenings

▢ Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Holiday Takeover

Christmas at Walt Disney World 

What are your favorite things during the holidays at Disney? Grab these Christmas at Walt Disney World checklists and check out what’s new for Christmas at Disney.  Happy Holidays!

Walt Disney World Christmas Check List To Do At Christmas at Walt Disney World


Christmas at Walt Disney World. Everything to Do. Walt Disney World Holiday Checklists for All Four Parks.


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