Christmas at Walt Disney World Checklist

Christmas at Walt Disney World Checklist

This will be our first Christmas at Walt Disney World and we are so excited!!! We have been collecting everything we can to prepare for this most magical trip. Snow on Main Street? Cocoa and Cookies? Jingle Cruise? We cannot wait! We started designing Disney Christmas shirts in July we’ve been so excited. So, to make sure we don’t miss a thing- we’ve made a list. In fact, this is a Christmas at Walt Disney World Checklist that covers all four parks and the resorts. So we don’t miss a thing!

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’re doing our best to prepare but of course also practicing our let-it-go philosophy of not too much planning. Christmas arrives at Walt Disney World Nov 6 and runs until Dec 30, 2020. Here’s our quick Disney Christmas Checklist of what we know we’d like to experience so far. 

walt disney world dream lights a frozen wish

Christmas at MAGIC KINGDOM

Christmas this year is going to look a whole lot different! Be sure to check out What’s NEW for Christmas at Walt Disney World in 2020.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is CANCELLED for 2020

A Christmas at Disney Checklist wouldn’t be complete without Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. And thankfully, Magic Kingdom has holiday fun you don’t have to pay extra for!

▢ Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Cancelled 2020
▢ A Frozen Holiday Wish Christmas Castle Lighting Cancelled 2020
▢ The Jingle Cruise
▢ Try all the Seasonal Christmas Treats

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Checklist

▢Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party
▢ Club Tinsel at Cosmic Rays
▢ Free Cookies and Hot Cocoa – lines shortest at Cosmic Rays
▢ Meet Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws ( Storybook Circus),
▢ Meet Scrooge McDuck, Seven Dwarfs(Fantasyland)
▢ Meet Christmas Minnie and Mickey
▢ Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration 
▢ Mickey’s Once Upon A Time Parade 
▢ A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas 
▢ New Tomorrowland Speedway Overlay
▢ Mad Tea Party Teacups
▢ Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor Holiday Show
▢ Space Mountain Overlay
▢ Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks
▢ Pick up the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Holiday Card

christmas ar hollywood studios wdw christmas at disney


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

▢ Jingle bell, Jingle BAM! Digital Laser Show! Status unknown 2020
▢ Holiday Show on Hollywood Boulevard CANCELLED for 2020
▢ Olaf’s special Holiday Finale at A Frozen Sing Along
▢ Hollywood Studios Flurry of Fun story billboards
▢ Sunset Seasons Greetings Holiday Show on Tower of Terror
▢ Snow on Sunset Boulevard
▢ Minnie’s Holiday and Vine Dining Experience
▢ Toy Story Land Decorations 
▢ Grab the New Christmas Popcorn Bucket!

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 Festival of Holidays 2020 happens November 27, 2020 – December 30, 2020.

International Festival of Holidays
▢ Candlelight Processional ( American Adventure) is CANCELLED for 2020
▢ Gingerbread Village Miniatures (The Land)
▢ Holiday Storytellers at each country
▢ Chip and Dales Christmas Tree Scavenger Hunt Game
▢ Holiday Cookie Stroll

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail


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.

▢ Open nightly during Christmas
▢ Holiday display at Tusker House Restaurant
▢ Wintry Tales on the Tree of Life
▢ Holiday Hoopla Dance Party in Dinoland USA CANCELLED for 2020
▢ African Holiday Music and Performances in Harambe 
▢ Holiday Dining at Tusker House 
▢ Kitschy Holiday Decor in Pandora
▢Meet Christmas Minnie and Mickey

grand floridian christmas gingerbread house

Holidays 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. 🙁

▢ Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian
▢ Mickey Mouse Wreath at the Contemporary
▢ Holiday Castle at the Contemporary
▢ Christmas Tree at Wilderness Lodge
Gingerbread Christmas Cabin at Wilderness Lodge
Edible Holiday Carousel at Beach Club
▢ Beachy Christmas and Miniature Village at Yacht Club
▢ Miniature House at Boardwalk Inn
▢ African Christmas Decorations at Animal Kingdom Lodge

DISNEY SPRINGS Holiday Decorations

▢ Christmas Tree Trail
▢ Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers
▢ Santa’s Chalet. Santa Goofy takes Ol’ Saint Nicks place from Dec 25- 31.
▢ Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt

santa clause at the very merry christmas parade walt disney world
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.  Want to make this easy on yourself? Grab our Holidays at Walt Disney World planner, complete with all these checklists, touring plans and more for planning Christmas at Walt Disney World. Happy Holidays!

Walt Disney World Christmas Checklist

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