Holidays at Walt Disney World: A Complete Guide to Celebrating the Most Cheerful Time of Year

by | Nov 6, 2023 | Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, Disney's Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog

Discover all of the seasonal magic that awaits you at Walt Disney World during the holidays across the theme parks, resorts, and beyond.

Is it even really the holidays if you don’t stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., and see gorgeously green garlands and Mickey-themed wreaths hanging overhead? Or maybe you prefer the sparkling Tree of Life decked out for the winter at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Either way, there’s no denying that the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort are truly spectacular!

Of course, Walt Disney World gets completely decked out for the holiday season, with attraction overlays, special seasonal entertainment, and other offerings only available in the final weeks of the year. No matter what you’re celebrating, you’ll find plenty of holiday cheer at the parks, resorts, and Disney Springs.

Experience the Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Resort

From perfectly trimmed Christmas trees to international holiday festivities to special wintry entertainment and decor, the holiday season is a cheerful and incredibly fun time of the year at Disney World. Every theme park gets decked out in its holiday best, characters don festive attire, and there’s so much more to do and see that’ll have you feeling ready to celebrate any and all of the holidays from November through January. 

Best of all, when the holiday season arrives at Disney World, you can enjoy special happenings and experiences that are only available during this special time of year. You can ride beloved attractions with limited-time holiday overlays, discover new entertainment offerings, and of course see the theme parks and resorts transform into winter wonderlands. 

When Do the Holidays Begin at Disney World?

The holidays officially get underway across Walt Disney World Resort starting November 11, 2023, and end on December 31, 2023. As soon as the new year arrives, the holiday fun will wind down. 

However, while the official end date for the holiday festivities is December 31, you may still be able to enjoy some elements into the first week or two of the new year. Decorations often stay up throughout the theme parks beyond the end of the seasonal special events, overlays, and other limited-time offerings – so you may be able to catch some Christmas tree snapshots even if you aren’t visiting in November and December!

Holidays at Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Each one of the theme parks at Disney World celebrates the holiday season in its own way, meaning you’ll see differently-themed decorations, different entertainment, and different celebrations taking place resort-wide. Below, discover what each park offers during the holidays.

Magic Kingdom Park

Magic Kingdom holidays

Photo by Cliff Wang

If it’s classic Christmas-inspired holiday celebrations you’re looking for, Magic Kingdom is the perfect place to celebrate. Here, you’ll find merry and bright decor, from the ornament-covered Christmas tree in Main Street, U.S.A.’s Town Square to the green pine garlands and wreaths to Cinderella Castle covered in icy, glittering lights. Holiday touches can be found all over the park and its lands, too.

In Adventureland, for example, you can ride Jingle Cruise, the holiday overlay for the beloved Jungle Cruise. The attraction gets all decked out for the holiday festivities, and the animals even get in on the fun (and so do the skippers, of course!). 

For 2023, Cinderella Castle will be the centerpiece of a new holiday experience: Frozen Holiday Surprise, which will illuminate the castle with its special seasonal touches and bring the characters of Frozen in on the fun. Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and the Snowgies all join in for the event.

EPCOT

EPCOT Festival of the Holidays

Photo by Tina Chiu

EPCOT is home to a whole host of holiday traditions! Each year, the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays arrives – for 2023, it’ll open November 24 and run through December 30 – and brings along a selection of booths serving up treasured recipes from countries around the world. Each of the festival’s Holiday Kitchens offers bites, beverages, and even special holiday extras. Plus, one of our favorite traditions is the appearance of the Holiday Storytellers, who share the details of different holiday traditions, like Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and even Lunar New Year from various countries.

If you celebrate Christmas, you won’t want to miss the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT, which tells the classic story of Christmas. Each year, celebrity narrators lead the show, while an orchestra and choir sing tunes connected to the story itself. Oh, and don’t miss Santa Claus at the Odyssey Pavilion! He appears in a snow-covered sleigh to greet visitors young and young-at-heart and snap photos.

Living with the Land – Glimmering Greenhouses is EPCOT’s sole seasonal attraction overlay, and it’s not to be missed if you love this classic ride! In the holiday version, you’ll celebrate the most bountiful time of the year with a specially themed voyage through greenhouses with brilliant lights.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Holidays at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

Photo by Laurie Sapp

Yes, even the animals are getting in the holiday spirit over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! This theme park is actually one of the best to visit if you’re someone who loves seasonal decorations, as you’ll find unique touches throughout the park – plus plenty of special experiences that are only around during the final months of the year.

One can’t-miss experience at Animal Kingdom during the holidays is Merry Menagerie, which brings the festivities to Discovery island with incredible artisan-sculpted puppets of arctic animals. You can see beautifully crafted penguins, reindeer, foxes, and even polar bears  that act as both decorations and entertainment in one. 

Don’t skip the Tree of Life in the evening, either. The park hosts Tree of Life Awakenings Holiday Edition in November and December, an event that takes place every evening as dusk falls. The magnificent tree comes to life with shimmering, sparkling lights and a standout musical score. It’s like a special Disney tree lighting ceremony!

You can also check out Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in special holiday attire at a special Adventurer’s Outpost meet and greet just for the season.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Holidays at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Photo by Cliff Wang

If it’s entertainment you’re searching for when visiting Disney World during the holidays, head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here, you’ll find plenty of vibrant and bright decor – but what really stands out are the seasonal entertainment offerings. 

For example, during the holidays, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration features a special finale centered around everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf. You’ll also want to head over to Toy Story Land, where your favorite faces from beloved Pixar movies are decked out in special seasonal attire for a limited time. And each evening, you can watch Sunset Seasons Greetings, which is the nightly transformation of the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Once the sun sets, the landmark gets covered in festive holiday projections across its exterior.

You also won’t want to miss the seasonal spin on character dining over at Hollywood & Vine, which offers Minnie’s Holiday Dine during the final months of the year. It’s a great opportunity to see Minnie and her friends all decked out for the most festive months, all while you enjoy a merry meal that features special seasonal treats.

Special Holiday Events at Disney World’s Theme Parks

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party fireworks

Photo by Laurie Sapp

Need a little more holiday magic during your visit to Walt Disney World? Well, there are two special events – which are also separately ticketed events – held just for the holidays! Learn more about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, an annual Magic Kingdom Park tradition, and the all-new Jollywood Nights over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, below.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

One of the longest-running traditions at Disney World during the holidays is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which has been held for 40 years and counting as of 2023. This separate event takes place on select evenings from November 9 to December 22, 2023.

During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom closes to other Guests and transforms into a holiday wonderland. Mickey Mouse and friends celebrate the arrival of the season with special offerings like Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, holiday attraction overlays, character meet and greets with your favorite Disney faces dressed in seasonal outfits, and cookies and cocoa to enjoy. Plus, you’ll have the chance to witness snowfall on Main Street and the special Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show during the event!

Jollywood Nights

For the first time ever in 2023, Hollywood Studios will host its own nighttime party in the form of Jollywood Nights. On select nights from November 11 to December 20, the theme park will open solely for this separately ticketed event filled with yuletide entertainment and fun.

During Jollywood Nights parties, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Hollywood holiday party with live bands, a musical variety show, and the return of the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! nighttime spectacular. Guests can check out different venues and themed entertainment areas where dancing will be more than welcome. And of course, like any good Disney World event, it’ll include characters ready to spread some holiday cheer, an array of different seasonally-themed dishes and beverages, and some standout PhotoPass photography moments.

Disney World Holiday Food Guide

Festive flavors, delicious treats, and fantastic souvenirs will all be available as part of the 2023 holiday season at Walt Disney World. Disney Parks Blog has shared a complete guide to all of the food, drinks, and more coming to Disney Springs, the parks, and the resorts at Walt Disney World.

Disney World Holiday Food

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Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (Available November 9 through December 31)

  • Holiday Sweets Petit Cake: Layers of spice cake, cream cheese icing, and apricot jam with fresh apple compote and Italian buttercream
  • Mickey Winter Hat Dome Cake: Layers of vanilla chiffon, chai tea mousse, cranberry-cherry pâte de fruit, almond crunch, and brown butter ganache
  • Christmas Tree Cream Puff: Pistachio cream puff
  • Hot Cocoa Crème Brûlée: Hot cocoa crème brûlée with toasted marshmallow cream
  • Gingerbread Cheesecake 
  • Cookies and Milk Éclair  
  • Mickey and Minnie Gingerbread Cookies  
  • Santa Mickey Mousse: White chocolate mousse and dark chocolate mousse with crispy pearls

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ (Available November 24 through January 1)

  • Homecomin’ Holiday Turkey Sandwich: Smoked turkey on toasted artisanal bread, dressed with signature cornbread stuffing and a sweet and sour cranberry aioli served with house-made potato chips

Chicken Guy! (Available November 6 through December 31)

  • Holiday Cookie Shake: Hand-spun vanilla soft-serve, blended with sugar cookies and caramel drizzle topped with marshmallow whipped cream, mini chocolate candy pieces, holiday sprinkles, and a cookie
  • Frozen Peppermint Cocoa Shake: Hand-spun vanilla soft-serve, blended with hot cocoa mix, peppermint, and crushed candy cane pieces topped with marshmallow whipped cream, sprinkles, crushed candy cane, mini marshmallows, and chocolate drizzle

D-Luxe Burger (Available November 9 through January 7)

  • Caramel Apple Pie Shake: Vanilla Gelato blended with dark caramel sauce, Granny Smith apple syrup, cinnamon syrup, and graham cracker crumbs topped with whipped cream, caramel, and graham cracker crumbs

Dockside Margaritas (Available November 9 through January 15)

  • Spiced Cranberry Paloma: Lunazul Reposado Tequila, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and spiced simple syrup

eet by Maneet Chauhan (Available upon opening through December 31)

  • Yule Chai Greeting: Signature spiced chai, whipped cinnamon cream, toasted marshmallow, Christmas sprinkles, and a candy cane

Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew (Available December 1 through 31)

  • Holiday Donuts 

Frontera Cocina (Available November 10 through December 31)

  • Marzipan Delight: Centinela Blanco Tequila, Marzipan Cordial, tres leches home-made mix, and marzipan crumble rim

The Ganachery (Available November 9 through December 31

  • Gingerbread Mickey Chocolate Piñata: Milk chocolate piñata with crisp pearls and gingerbread toffee
  • Gingerbread-Pecan Toffee: Spiced toffee enrobed with milk chocolate and encrusted with toasted pecans and gingerbread crumbs
  • Mickey Chocolate-covered Gingerbread Cookies: Spiced gingerbread cookies enrobed in milk chocolate and dark 65% chocolate
  • Chocolate Peppermint Bark: White and dark chocolate with crushed peppermint candy
  • Olaf Hot Cocoa Surprise: Milk chocolate shell filled with The Ganachery hot cocoa mix and house-made marshmallows
Disney World Holiday Food

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Gideon’s Bakehouse (Available November 24 through December 31)

  • Kris Kringle Cookie: White chocolate coffee bean cookie with coconut, caramel, and vanilla bean notes topped with coarse sugar crystals and edible glitter
  • Cookie Vom Krampus: Chocolate cookie with mint

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Available November 9 through December 30, unless otherwise marked)

  • Jock’s Famous Pigs in the Blanket: Debreziner sausage, puff pastry, and cranberry mustard sauce
  • O’ Ham N’ Cheese Trees: Puff pastry, Pitt ham, cheddar cheese, garlic herb butter, and sugar plum jam
  • Cranberry Barbeque Meatballs: All-beef meatball, cranberry barbecue sauce, orange goat cheese, granny smith apple, spiced walnuts, orange supremes, and crispy basil
  • Naughty or Nice Deviled Eggs: Crispy Ham and Sweet Honey Glazed (Nice) or Spicy Honey Glazed (Naughty)
  • Here We Come A-Croquetting: Turkey croquettes, sweet potato purée, bacon-cranberry jam, turkey gravy, and herbed gremolata
  • Post-flight “Milk” and Cookies with Coquito: Bourbon-eggnog snowflake cookie, gingerbread reindeer cookie filled with dulce de leche, chocolate-peppermint Christmas tree cookie and coquito with Bacardí Rum
  • Hot Chocolate Grail Flight: Spiced Caramel with Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Cookies ‘n Cream with white chocolate and Stoli Vanil Vodka, Peppermint with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Bols Crème de Menthe White Liqueur (Available November 9 through January 13)
  • Eternal Snowfall: St. Augustine Cane Vodka, St. Augustine Gin, Tippler’s Orange Liqueur, Siesta Key Silver Rum, chipotle pineapple syrup, and sour mix topped with a float of Bols Blue Curaçao Liqueur and garnished with a snowflake sugar piece and lemon wheel
  • Jock’s Holiday Martini: Frangelico Liqueur, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, hazelnut syrup, and half and half sprinkled with cinnamon and garnished with star anise  (Available November 9 through January 13)
  • Merry Margarita: Lunazul Reposado Tequila, Domain de Canton Ginger Liqueur, lime and pear juices, cinnamon syrup, and hibiscus syrup garnished with a holiday sugar piece and lime wedge (Available November 9 through January 13)
  • Holiday Cherry Cocktail: Stoli Vanil Vodka, Heering Cherry Liqueur, simple syrup, and red cranberry juice with edible glitter and garnished with a cherry (Available Nov. 9 through January 13)
  • Ginger Mule: Frangelico Liqueur and Stoli Vanil Vodka topped with Fever-Tree Ginger Beer and garnished with a cinnamon stick and cranberries (Available November 9 through January 13)

Marketplace Snacks (Available November 9 through December 31)

  • Olaf Waffle Sundae: Bubble waffle filled with vanilla soft-serve, peppermint sauce, candy snowflakes, a chocolate edible image, and chocolate sticks

Morimoto Asia (Available through December 31)

  • Yokai: Morimoto Knob Creek Bourbon, Monin Caramel Apple Butter Syrup, Chambord, and prosecco
  • Kyuri and Spicy: Cucumber-Infused Espolon Blanco Tequila, jalapeño, ginger liqueur, Ancho Reyes, John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum Liqueur, lime, and agave
  • Toji Moon: Absolut Mandarin Vodka, sake, Monin Habanero-Lime Syrup, lemongrass, yuzu, and celery bitters
  • After Midnight: Courvoisier VS Cognac, Legent Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, ginger, orgeat, grapefruit, lemon, cinnamon syrup, and black walnut bitters
  • Forever Young: Aviation Gin, Aperol, Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth, blood orange liqueur, and mole bitters
  • Maker Mark Flight: Maker’s Mark Cask Strength, Maker’s Mark 46, Morimoto Maker’s Mark Private Select

Paddlefish (Available December 25 only)

  • Santa’s Seafood Boil: Key West pink shrimp, Cedar Key little neck clams, Prince Edward Island mussels, corn bread, red potatoes, and sweet corn

Planet Hollywood (Available November 6 through December 26)

  • Frosty the Snowman Shake: Mint chocolate chip ice cream with red and green Christmas candies, sprinkles, and holiday mints topped with homemade whipped cream and a marshmallow snowman pop

The Polite Pig (Available November 15 through December 11)

  • Open-face Turkey Smash: Texas toast, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, and cranberry chutney

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

  • Holiday Spice Old Fashioned: Michter’s American Whiskey US Kentucky Straight Rye, holiday spice syrup, and bitters garnished with a cinnamon stick and an orange twist (Available November 1 through January 6)
  • Mistletoe: Stoli Vodka, rosemary syrup, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, lemon juice, and soda water with a rosemary sprig and sugared cranberries garnish (Available December 1 through January 6)

Swirls on the Water (Available November 9 through December 31)

  • Christmas Tree Sundae: Pistachio soft-serve in a waffle cone bowl with whipped cream, sprinkles, and candy Christmas lights
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Float with Salted Caramel
Disney World Holiday Food

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Terralina Crafted Italian (Available December 25 only)

  • Christmas Day Special: Grilled lamb chops with creamed spinach and artichokes, wild mushroom and parmesan risotto cake, mint, and basil sauce topped and crispy leeks
  • Poinsettia: Cranberry mimosa with sugar dusted cranberries

Vivoli il Gelato

  • Italian Hot Chocolate: House-made from scratch made with dark coca, dark chocolate bar, milk, and sugar topped with whipped cream or marshmallows (Available November 10 through February 1)
  • Candied Yam Cannoli: Sweet cream of yams and ricotta topped with pecans (Available November 10 through January 7)
  • Santa’s Crew: Elf Mint Chocolate Chip Shake, Reindeer Chocolate Shake, and Abominable Snowman (Available November 10 through January 6)
  • Santa Waffle: Freshly-baked waffle topped with strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, and chocolate chips (Available November 10 through January 6)

YeSake (Available November 24 through December 31)

  • Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Milk Boba Tea: Chocolate and peppermint tea latte made with boba pearls and whipped cream

Outdoor Bar Locations (Available November 9 through January 13)

  • Holiday Rum Punch: Bols Blackberry Brandy, Bols Crème de Banana Liqueur, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, orange tangerine syrup, and orange juice garnished with an orange wedge

Disney Resort Hotels

Disney World Holiday Food

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Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, and End Zone Food Court (Available November 27 through January 2)

  • Minnie Gingerbread Bundt Cake: Gingerbread Bundt cake with cream cheese icing

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Mara (Available November 26 through December 31) 

  • Mickey Santa Hat Tart: Vanilla tart with pistachio cake, chai mousse, and caramel ganache

Jambo House Lobby Pop-up Shop (Available November 22 through December 31) 

  • Gingeraffe Cookie: Sugar cookie, gingerbread cookie, white chocolate, M&M’S chocolate candies, and a holiday wreath

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Landscape of Flavors and Everything POP Shopping & Dining (Available Novenber 27 through December 31)

  • Deer Holly Day Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a peanut butter-cream cheese buttercream

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop (Available November 26 through December 31)

  • Holiday Shake: Cookie butter milkshake with caramel drizzle and holiday sprinkles topped with a Christmas tree cupcake

Disney’s BoardWalk

BoardWalk Deli 

  • Frosted Croissant Roll: Rolled croissant dough filled with a hot chocolate-marshmallow filling (New) (Available November 27 through January 2)
  • Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake: Brownie base, peppermint cheesecake, and holiday sprinkles (Available November 27 through December 26)

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Centertown Market  

  • Snowman Blondie: Chocolate chip and peppermint blondie topped with brown butter-chocolate mousse, vanilla bean whipped cream, and white chocolate (Available November 27 through January 2)
  • Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake: Brownie base, peppermint cheesecake, and holiday sprinkles (Available November 27 through December 26)

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contempo Café (Available December 1 through 31)

  • Holiday Cranberry Frangipane Cake: Almond frangipane with cranberry-cherry gel, white chocolate mousse, and salted honey whip

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla Island Grill (Available December 1 through 31)

  • Present Peppermint Brownie Pop: Brownie filled with house-made peppermint patty enrobed in white chocolate
  • Snowman Choux: Pâte à choux filled with spiced mousse and chocolate Bavarian cream

Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Good’s Food to Go and The Artist’s Palette (Available through January 2)

  • Holiday Ornament Cupcake: Christmas confetti cupcake, cream cheese mousse, and buttercream
Disney World Holiday Food

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s and Kona Island (Available December 17 through 31)

  • Tropical Holiday Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake, peppermint mousse, streusel, and chocolate décor

Pineapple Lanai (Available December 1 through 31) 

  • ‘Olu Mel Holiday Float: DOLE Whip lime float with pineapple juice, ‘Olu Mel White chocolate piece, and strawberry popping candy

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace (Available December 1 through January 7) 

  • Jingle Jammer: Cranberry, pineapple, cinnamon, falernum, and a splash of fresh lime juice
  • Mele Kaliki Mai Tai: Plantation Original Dark Rum, Bacardí Superior Rum, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram Liqueur, cranberry juice, orgeat, and cinnamon with a splash of fresh lime juice and a cinnamon stick
  • Tropical Snowstorm: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, coconut cream with cinnamon, orgeat, and falernum topped with cinnamon and nutmeg

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and Riverside Mill Food Court (Available November 27 through December 26)

  • Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake: Brownie base, peppermint cheesecake, and holiday sprinkles

Scat Cat’s Club – Café at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter 

  • Hot Cocoa Beignets: Trio of Mickey-shaped beignets with a dusting of hot cocoa powder, fudge drizzle, snowflake sprinkles, and a pipette of chocolate milk (Available December 1 through January 31)

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Café (Available November 26 through January 2)

  • Chocolate-Peppermint Santa Hat: Dark chocolate mousse, white chocolate-peppermint mousse, and a mint marshmallow
  • Gingerbread Cookie: European-style gingerbread, dark chocolate, and sugar glaze
Disney World Holiday Food

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork  

  • Peppermint Igloo: White chocolate igloo filled with white chocolate-peppermint mousse and dark chocolate cake (Available November 15 through December 30)

Available at Various Disney Resort Hotel Food Courts (Available November 27 through January 31)

  • Walking in a Plant-based Snow Land: Chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream and a flurry of snowflake sprinkles; Available at the following locations:
    • World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    • Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Available at Various Table-Service Restaurants (Available through January 7)

  • Gingerbread Martini: Grey Goose Vodka, RumChata Liqueur, and gingerbread spice featuring a rim of homemade gingerbread from the bakery teams

Available at Select Deluxe & Specialty Resort Locations (Available November 27 through January 1)

  • Holiday Fruitcake Mule: Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, Hella Cocktail Co. apple blossom bitters, cranberry juice, and rosemary topped with ginger beer
  • Holiday Fruitcake Old-Fashioned: Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, Hella Cocktail Co. apple blossom bitters, cranberry, lemon, and rosemary

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

To see all the items from Disney Jollywood Nights, click here!

ABC Commissary (Available November 11 through January 1)

  • Holiday Minnie Bundt Cake: Spice cake rolled in cinnamon-sugar with apple pie filling topped with spiced maple buttercream and salted caramel icing
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa with Cherry Bourbon topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce
Disney World Holiday Food

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Backlot Express (Available November 11 through January 1)

  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie: Red velvet cake, candy cane buttercream, and holiday sprinkles
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa with Cherry Bourbon topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce

Hollywood Scoops (Available through January 1)

  • Candy Cane Milkshake: Chocolate cake doughnut, mint doughnut icing, and candy cane sprinkles

PizzeRizzo (Available November 11 through January 1)

  • Melted Snowman Sugar Cookie: Sugar cookie with red and green sugar, white chocolate, marshmallow, dark chocolate top hat, raspberry-chocolate twigs, orange sprinkle, and chocolate-covered cocoa nibs
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa with Cherry Bourbon topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce

Rosie’s All-American Café (Available November 11 through January 1)

  • Santa Mickey Cupcake: Chocolate cake filled with mocha fudge and topped with red almond buttercream, white chocolate, and dark chocolate Mickey ears
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa with Cherry Bourbon topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce

The Trolley Car Café (Available November 11 through Janiaru 1)

  • Mickey Gingerbread Cookie 
  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie: Red velvet cake, candy cane buttercream, and holiday sprinkle

Woody’s Lunch Box (Available November 11 through January 31)

  • Hot Chocolate Lunch Box Tart: Chocolate fudge filling, hot chocolate-marshmallow fondant, and mini marshmallows

Dockside Diner and Outdoor Vending Carts Near Grand Avenue, the Tip Board, and the Main Entrance (Available through January 1)

  • Holiday Mickey Brownie: Mickey-shaped chocolate brownie with holiday sprinkles

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Creature Comforts (Available December 22 through 31)

  • Mickey Holiday Mousse Dome: Amaretto-chocolate mousse, cherry-cranberry coulis, orange-chocolate cake, white chocolate glaçage, and chocolate Mickey ears

Pizzafari and Restaurantosaurus (Available December 1 through 29)

  • Merry Menagerie Cupcake: Gingerbread cupcake with cream cheese filling and frosting
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Satu’li Canteen (Available December 22 through 31;)

  • Peppermint Cream Cheese Mousse: Peppermint-cream cheese mousse, peppermint sauce, peppermint candy pieces, and chocolate cookie crumbs

Magic Kingdom

To see all the items from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, click here!

Cheshire Café (Available November 9 through December 31)

  • Peppermint Éclair: Eclair filled with white chocolate peppermint mousse and topped with peppermint mousse and chocolate pieces

Columbia Harbour House (Available November 9 through December 31)

  • Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon served with green beans and rice

Limited-Time Novelties Available Throughout the Resort

  • Mickey Mouse Toy Soldier Bucket  
    • Launching at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on November 9 at popcorn carts throughout Magic Kingdom
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  • Donald Duck Christmas Tree Sipper 
    • Launching at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at select locations in Magic Kingdom starting November 9
    • Select locations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting November 11
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  • Gold Musical Rotating Tin
    • Popcorn carts throughout Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs starting November 11

Holidays at Walt Disney World Resorts and Disney Springs

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

Photo by Laurie Sapp

Of course, the holiday cheer at Disney World doesn’t stop at the theme park gates. When you stay in an on-property resort, you’ll have a chance to check out special seasonal decor at each one of the hotels, from incredible Christmas trees decorated in tune with each resort’s unique theme to gigantic gingerbread houses that are sure to wow you. Lobbies and Guest areas are all decked out this time of the year – and don’t forget to check out snack spots and restaurants, too!

Over at Disney Springs, you’ll also find plenty of seasonal festivities to explore. Here, you’ll find special entertainment offerings, like the chance to meet Santa Claus, live musical performances and DJs, and wandering Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and Snowflake Skaters.

One of the best activities at Disney Springs is the annual Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll. There are so many different trees to discover, and each one is elaborately decorated to suit a specific theme. You’ll find trees themed after some of your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars films and series, along with character-centric trees and even a few classically-decorated ones, too. 

While you’re wandering among the Christmas trees, keep an eye out for snowfall in Disney Springs Town Center! Here, Let It Snow! takes place in the evenings, dropping a light layer of magical “snow” onto Guests. And don’t miss the chance to stop by Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar, which gets all decked out for the season with special decor and limited-time menu offerings.

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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