Christmas Events at Disney World Checklist

Christmas Events at Disney World Checklist

Need a Disney World 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. But, 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 don’t miss a thing! Because with so many holiday activities, you’re sure to want to experience them all! 

Walt Disney World Christmas

Christmas Events at Disney World

First things first. If you, dear reader, have anything to share- tips, tricks, words of caution about Disney World at Christmas- let us know! We are always looking for great tips about making the holidays more magical! As avid Disney Vacationers and current Annual Passholders, we have stashed loads of Disney tips and tricks in our Disney Vacation toolbox. But, Christmas at Walt Disney World isn’t an annual trip for us, because we’re usually avoiding the crowds ( which are the worst through the holiday season) and have loads of family holiday fun at home to enjoy. Still, we simply can’t get enough of all the magic in the Walt Disney World Parks for Christmas. Here’s what you can find in each area of the resort through the holidays. 

Magic Kingdom at Christmas

If you’re looking for all things Merry and Bright, then head to Disney’s Magic Kingdom for Christmas.  things to keep the holiday spirits up.

Check out the Web Story: Walt Disney World at Christmas- Magic Kingdom

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Hollywood Studios at Christmas

Hollywood Studios is one of our favorite places at Christmastime. Check out our top 5 reasons Christmas at Hollywood Studios offers some of the best Disney World Christmas decorations, snacks, and free shows. 

  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-a-long Olaf’s special Holiday Finale
  • Sunset Seasons Greetings Tower of Terror Show
    • The Muppets
    • Toy Story
    • Frozen Arendelle
    • Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • Flurries of Fun Billboards Show
  • Minnie’s Holiday and Vine Dining Experience
  • Toy Story Land Decorations
  • Christmas Snacks at Hollywood Studios
  • Christmas Decorations at Echo Lake
  • Disney Christmas Merchandise
  • Grab the New Christmas Popcorn Bucket!
  • Holiday Character Cavalcades Santa Claus Merry Motorcade
  • Jollywood Nights Christmas Party  November 11- December 20, 2023 *NEW 2023*
    • What’s This? Nightmare Before Christmas Spirited Singalong
    • Disney Holidays in Hollywood with Kermit and Miss Piggy
    • Twilight Soiree at the Tip Top Club Hollywood Tower Hotel
    • Jazzy Holidays at Hollywood Brown Derby
    • Jingle Bell Jingle BAM!
    • Holiday Fiesta En La Calle Street Fair

Check out the Web Story: Walt Disney World at Christmas- Hollywood Studios

Epcot for the holidays 2020

Epcot at Christmas

Epcot for the holidays is all about foods and decorations from around the world. Along with music, performances, and more. Christmas at EPCOT is included with your park ticket and offers up some of the best holiday activities at Disney World. Perfect to help you really get into the feeling of the festive season.

Check out the Web Story: Walt Disney World at Christmas- EPCOT

Holidays Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom at Christmas

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
  • Merry Menagerie Animal Marionettes
  • Disney Christmas Merchandise
  • Tree of Life Awakenings Holiday Edition
  • Kitschy Holiday Decor in Pandora
  • Holiday Character Flotillas

Check out the Web Story: Walt Disney World at Christmas- Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Lodge Tree

Disney Resorts at Christmas

One of our favorite things is visiting Disney Resorts for Christmas! With amazing decorations, Gingerbread displays, and seasonal snacks, the Disney Resorts pull out all the stops for the holidays. And as one of our favorite things to do for Christmas at Walt Disney World without a park ticket, it’s pretty kind to your Disney budget too. 

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Disney Springs Christmas Stroll

Disney Springs at Christmas

Offering shopping deals and Christmas Trees across the shopping center, Disney Springs brings on the festive with evening and weekend music, entertainment and “snow,” through the season!

  • Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll
  • Santa’s Winter Watercade
  • 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
  • Breakfast with Santa at Marie and Enzo’s

Check out the Web Story: Walt Disney World at Christmas Without a Park Ticket

Christmas at Walt Disney World 

What are your favorite things during the holidays at Disney? Save these Walt Disney World checklists to your phone and check out what’s new for Christmas at Disney.  If you’re strapped for time and looking for more holiday fun, then check out our Top 10 Things to Do at Walt Disney World for Christmas. Happy Holidays!


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


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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.

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