81 Things to Do at Walt Disney World This Christmas

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At WDW Magazine, we just LOVE Christmas at Walt Disney World!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

There’s something so special about the holidays at WDW–and there’s a lot of added value during December with extra shows, treats, dining experiences and more that you won’t want to miss.


Where else can you…

  • See a working carousel made out of gingerbread?
  • Discover tastes from winter holidays around the world?
  • See celebrities like Neil Patrick Harris read the biblical Christmas story?
  • Go behind the scenes to see how Disney decorates for the holidays?
  • Take a sleigh ride through a whimsically decorated campground?
  • See Elsa light-up Cinderella Castle?
  • Meet your favorite characters in their holiday best?

Christmas all Over the Walt Disney World

At Magic Kingdom, the Christmas season comes to life as soon as the Halloween clock strikes midnight. There’s nothing like strolling down Main Street USA among wreaths and candy canes or staying up late to enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

The storytellers and Christmas cookie trail at EPCOT make this a favorite spot for keeping holiday traditions alive. Witness (and taste) the Festival of the Holidays, with plenty of cultural notes and libations along the way!

It’s a vintage Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where huge ornaments lay strewn about the bushes, festive jazz tunes fill the air, and a Flurry of Fun brings the holidays to life all around you.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is roaring to life this year with a Christmas celebration that emphasizes the love we share during the season… and in the circle of life.

Of course, each park has a HUGE Christmas tree to behold, but if you really want to take in some beautiful trees, don’t miss the decorations at the EPCOT area resorts, Seven Seas Lagoon resorts, and at Disney Springs. You can have entire days of Christmas fun at WDW without even setting foot in a park!

There are so many things to see and do during the holiday season at Walt Disney World, it can be hard to keep track of it all! So we’ve made a little freebie for you…

Download This Free WDW Christmas Checklist

Christmas decorations in the France Pavilion in EPCOT

Whether you’ve celebrated the holidays at WDW before, or you’re a first-timer, or you’re just dreaming of a Disney Christmas, you’ve got to check out our list of 81 Things to Do at Walt Disney World This Christmas!

There’s so much to do at WDW during the holiday season, you couldn’t possibly do it all, or could you?  Download our checklist to take on your trip, and post your progress on our Facebook page to let us know how many you can cross off this list!



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About the Author

Stephanie Shuster

Stephanie Shuster is the Director of Operations and Editor-In-Chief for WDW Magazine. She is a life-long Disney devotee, living in Hamilton, Canada and dreaming of WDW every day.