As part of its “Halfway to the Holidays” event this week, Disney Parks revealed dates for “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” at Magic Kingdom, and a new “Disney Jollywood Nights” event coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but there are also more holiday offerings coming to all four parks and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.
In addition to “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” on select nights, a new show will take over the castle for the holidays.
“Frozen Holiday Surprise” is a brand new “Frozen”-inspired entertainment experience that will illuminate the castle in a whole new way, with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and the Snowgies in front of Cinderella Castle.
This delightful new offering can be seen during regular park hours, as well as during “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.”
The “Jungle Cruise” will also become the “Jingle Cruise” for the holiday season.
The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth returns from November 24 through December 30, 2023.
This annual celebration includes the guest-favorite Candlelight Processional which offers the stirring story of Christmas presented by a celebrity narrator, and accompanied by an orchestra and massed choir.
The narrator schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but we’ll bring it to you when it is.
Santa will once again be set up at the Odyssey Pavilion for free photographs from November 24 through December 24, and if it’s set up like last year, should be accessible-friendly.
And while Disney hasn’t said if the Guardians of the “Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Holiday Remix” overlay will be back this year, we have confirmation that the “Living with the Land” will have its holiday decor again this year.
We’ll have details on all of this and more as we get closer to the holidays
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
In addition to the new “Disney Jollywood Nights,” the yuletide projection show on The Hollywood Tower Hotel returns for another year.
“For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” will have a special holiday finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.
Enjoy a holiday buffet dinner with Minnie Mouse and friends at “Minnie’s Holiday Dine” at Hollywood & Vine. Reservations are strongly recommended.
And meet your favorite Toy Story Land Characters like Woody, Jessie and Buzz in their Holiday Attire.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The Merry Menagerie returns for the holidays, featuring artisan-sculpted puppets of arctic animals like penguins, reindeer, foxes, and polar bears at Discovery Island.
Then in the evening, at dusk, the Tree of Life Awakenings Holiday Edition will show projections along with a heartwarming musical score.
Disney pals, such as Mickey and Minnie, will also be dressed in their holiday best for photos at the Adventurer’s Outpost.
In addition to a bevy of holiday treats to try, the “Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll” returns for another year, as does “Let It Snow!” bringing snowfall to Town Center.
Santa will also be making an appearance daily through December 24, for photos with families.
Which holiday offerings at Walt Disney World are you most interested in? Let us know in the comments!