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. 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

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! 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. 

Christmas at MAGIC KINGDOM

With the cancellation of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, comes an alternative- Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours Event. While not the same family-friendly Christmas event, this still promises to be loads of fun. Because we can always count on Magic Kingdom to have a few Merry and Bright things to keep the holiday spirits up.

▢Cinderella Castle Holiday Projection Show
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
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 Cavalcades

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

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

Christmas at Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

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. 

▢ For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-a-long Olaf’s special Holiday Finale
▢ Hollywood Holiday Tower Hotel Show on Tower of Terror
Scenes to see…

  • The Muppets
  • Toy Story
  • Frozen Arendelle
  • 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

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

Christmas at Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World

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 of days at EPCOT to really get into the feeling of the festive season.

Disney’s International Festival of Holidays |  November 25- December 30, 2022

International Festival of Holidays

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

▢Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Holiday Overlay

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

Christmas at EPCOT Walt Disney World

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
▢Merry Menagerie Animal Marionettes
▢New Seasonal Merchandise
▢Tree of Life Awakenings Holiday Edition
▢Kitschy Holiday Decor in Pandora
▢Holiday Character Flotillas

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

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

Christmas at Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World

Animal Kingdom Lodge Tree

Holiday Decorations at the DISNEY RESORTS

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. 

Gingerbread displays at Disney Resorts
▢Christmas Trees at Disney Resorts
Christmas Snacks at Disney Resorts
▢Christmas Decorations
▢New Seasonal Merchandise

Check out the Web Stories


Christmas at Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney Springs Christmas Stroll

DISNEY SPRINGS Holiday Decorations

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 Disney Springs Walt Disney World

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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