Holiday Events at Walt Disney World 2018


A Flurry of Fun at Walt Disney World Parks

All four Walt Disney World parks offer some of the most holiday-tastic parties and festivals in the world. While on your Central Florida winter vacation, treat the family to one or all…for a 2018 holiday season to remember.

UP! A Great Bird Adventure – Animal Kingdom

Led by a senior Wilderness Explorer, this unique birding experience features an up-close look at various species from around the world. And from now until January 1, 2019, they’ve added the story of Diwali—the holiday festival of lights in India—as a special version of the show. A family adventure not to be missed!

Sunset Seasons Greetings – Hollywood Studios

This memorable experience includes colorful projections, stories, songs and holiday cheer brought to you by friends like Mickey, Minnie and Olaf. As night falls, billboards suddenly begin to move into motion and tell tales of iconic characters sharing their love for the season. In the meantime, dazzling projections on the Hollywood Tower Hotel magically bring the characters’ stories to life. Delight in enchanting shows, Florida “snows”, Disney holiday décor and so much more. This holly jolly celebrations runs now through January 6, 2019.

A Visit with Santa Claus from now to December 24, 2018. Or, meet Santa Goofy from December 25 to December 31, 2018.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party

Delight in yummy yuletide traditions including holiday-inspired snacks and delicious desserts, as well as beer, wine and specialty beverages. Taste the classic Yule log, cheese fondue with pretzel bread, and Oh boy!, Gingerbread martinis….all the while, mingling with a VIP Disney Character. Requires a separate admission ticket. Runs now through January 6, 2019.

International Festival of the Holidays – Epcot

A holiday highlight at Epcot is this international yuletide extravaganza! This festival celebrates the holiday traditions of their 11 World Showcase nations. Epcot International Festival of the Holidays surrounds you with the joyous sights, sounds and flavors of the season, as celebrated by cultures both near and far. Savor seasonal food and drink specialties at the expanded Holiday Kitchens. Delight in festive live musical productions and witness a global tour as colorful costumed performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase. Now through December 30, 2018.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Magic Kingdom

The holiday pièce de résistance! You should plan this one out because while the adventures are endless, time is limited and you’ll want to make sure your family experiences it all. This beloved spectacular features exclusive holiday entertainment, “snowfall” on Main St., and complimentary treats as well as:

  • Castle Dream Lights and A Frozen Holiday Wish
  • Mickey’s Once upon a Christmastime Parade
  • Holiday Wishes Fireworks
  • A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show
  • Character Dance Party at Club Tinsel
  • Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration
  • The Reindeer Wranglers
  • Meet and greet opportunities with Disney Characters/Photo ops

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place on select evenings now through December 21, 2018. A separate admission ticket is required.