Holiday Filming Scheduled in Early November at Walt Disney World

We have the official dates for when the Christmas special filming is scheduled to take place at Walt Disney World.  Every year Disney releases a special show that airs on Christmas Day, which features a parade, musical performances, special guests and more.  Last year Disney also released a special in November, so the filming begins earlier.  It looks like we will get both a November and December special again this year.  The filming for the event always takes place in advance so that it can be edited and perfected for the Christmas Day debut.  This year the filming is scheduled to take place at Walt Disney World in early November starting on November 3rd and running through November 7th.


The Walt Disney World filming lineup will NOT consist of a parade.  The parade will be filmed at Disneyland in California.  The filming will include various stage performances with Christmas songs and other favorites performed by celebrity musical guests as well as other stage show performances and appearances.  The viewing areas for the shows during filming will mostly be cast members and their guests.  Guests will not be able to purchase tickets to be among those around the stage.  It is possible that guests will be able to see and hear some of the filming from other areas around the park, but they definitely won’t get a very close view since this is an event that cast members are always invited to participate in.

Who else can’t wait to see this year’s specials?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!