Official Showtimes Listed For Disney World’s Newest Christmas Celebration, Jollywood Nights

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Halloween has come and gone, meaning it’s time for Santa Claus, spiked eggnog, twinkling lights, and Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.

In addition to Disney World’s annual Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, it was announced earlier in the year that Hollywood Studios would be receiving its own Christmas celebration with the brand new Jollywood Nights!

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Immediately, the news of a brand-new specialty-ticketed Christmas event at Walt Disney World raised a lot of eyebrows. As Hollywood Studios is typically a spot where other fan-favorite holiday happenings take place, including the projection layover of The Hollywood Tower of Terror, some wondered how Disney would incorporate their current holiday offerings on top of a new event.

The answer comes as Disney has released a schedule of showtimes in which those who have access to the park will still be able to experience fan-favorites like Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Occurring on select nights from November 11 to December 20, Disney World cites the new addition to their holiday schedule as a place where “Hollywood Glamour Meets Holiday Cheer.” The glitz and glamor of an old-school Hollywood holiday season make its way to Hollywood Studios, bringing with it theme entertainment, exclusive shows, and merry mashups.

Event-Exclusive Shows

The three exclusive show offerings for Jollywood Nights include

Disney Holidays in Hollywood, What’s This? Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along, and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Disney Holidays in Hollywood: 8:45pm, 9:45pm, 10:45pm, 11:45pm

Disney’s Holidays in Hollywood brings the glitz and glam of a vintage Hollywood holiday TV Special to Walt Disney World, but with a contemporary twist. This brand-new show will take place four times a night during the event at the Theatre of the Stars. 


The marquee for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway features blinking bulbs and animated neon depictions of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse welcoming guests into the lobby of the Chinese Theatre at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is home to the new family-friendly attraction opening March 4, 2020, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

What’s This? Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along: 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 11:30pm

Another brand new offering, What’s This? bring Jack Skellington to the Hyperion Theatre in a “dreamlike” adventure where guests will help defeat none other than Oogie Boogie himself.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!: 12:30am

There’s no better way to end your holiday celebrations at Hollywood Studios than Jingle, Bell, Jingle BAM! The fan-favorite show includes lights, projections, lasers, and much more at the famous Chinese Theater. This show will take place once a night to wrap up the exclusive event.

Themed Entertainment at Disney’s Jollywood Nights

That sounds like an exciting time, but Disney World isn’t done yet. Those who have a ticket to Jollywood Nights, will have exclusive access to several locations featuring themed entertainment.

A live DJ, no, not DJ Rex, will be “spinning a holiday mix on Hollywood Boulevard,” while rare characters like Phineas and Ferb and Powerline Max meet guests around Echo Lake on Hollywood Boulevard.

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The Hollywood Brown Derby will be offering jazzy eats, while those feeling a little spicy, this Christmas can head down Commissary Boulevard to experience Holiday Fiesta en la Calle, which will include high-energy Latin music.

But what about the Hollywood Tower Hotel? Don’t worry; Walt Disney World hasn’t left out their most exhilarating attraction. Join the Twilight Soirée at the Tip Top Club in the courtyard of the hotel for a swingin’ good time featuring a live band playing big bop favorites.

Other Jollywood Nights Offerings

If you thought was good, as always, there’s more merriment to be had at Disney’s Jollywood Nights. Sensational Sweets and exclusive access to Galaxy’s Edge, including popular attractions like Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run, await guests of Batuu.

As well, characters, all in their winter’s best, will find their way around the event ready to mix and mingle with the Hollywood Studios elite attending Jollywood Nights each evening. Oh, and Muppets! That’s right, merry mashups, including Kermit, Miss, Piggy, and the rest of the gang, will be exclusively available to party attendees.

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Jollywood Nights is shaping up to be incredible. With all the typical thrills and fun that Hollywood Studios has to offer, like Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land, Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, and Tower of Terror on Sunset Boulevard, there’s a vintage and exciting buzz in the air surrounding Disney World’s newest, and most exclusive holiday event this year!

Hollywood Studios Decor

As with any Disney Park during the Christmas season, Hollywood Studios is no slouch when it comes to decorating. Although you will no longer find the Osbourne Lights, you can look forward to plenty of tinsel and color all over. Many, including myself, prefer the vintage Hollywood-style feel of Studios during the holidays compared to that of Magic Kingdom. So, if you’re on the fence, be sure to grab your ticket, which is on sale now at Walt Disney World, as this exclusive event is sure to sell out quickly. 

About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!