The winter holidays are a wonderful time to visit Walt Disney World. And that抯 not a very well kept secret. In fact, the week between Christmas and New Year抯 is the busiest week of the year at Disney World.
But you don抰 have to visit with the throngs of crowds to experience Disney Christmas magic. The rest of the month of December is one of the least busy times to visit, yet all of the holiday festivities are in full swing. Here are some of the highlights:
A long-standing Disney tradtion, the Candlelight Processional, held at Epcot, is a moving telling of the Christmas story. A celebrity guest narrates the story, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a guest mass choir. A Dinner Package is also available梱ou can make reservations by calling 1-407-WDW-DINE.
The Candlelight Processional takes place in Epcot’s American Gardens Theatre each evening at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. & 8:15pm and is included with Park admission.
Mickey抯 Very Merry Christmas Party
Starting in late November, on selected nights at the Magic Kingdom, you抮e invited to a very special Christmas party. The park closes early to transform itself into a winter partyland. Special holiday shows, fireworks and holiday goodies await guests as they enjoy all of the Magic Kingdom抯 attractions. You抣l even see snow fall on Main Street.
Mickey抯 Very Merry Christmas Party requires separate admission. To order tickets call 1-407-DISNEY. Tickets sell out quickly, so order early!
Osborne Spectacle of Lights
Arkansas businessman and philanthropist, Jennings Osborne, became famous for the amazing light display he constructed at his home each year at Christmas. In 1995, the display found a new home at Disney-MGM Studios. Now park guests are dazzled by the millions of lights on display from late November through the first week of January (included with park admission).Tags: Christmas, guide, holiday, planning, travel, vacation, walt disney world