Take a Look at Walt Disney World Holiday Happenings for 2019

With the recent announcements of holiday events and offerings coming to Walt Disney World this year, Disney Parks Blog shared a look at some of the exciting holiday happenings that are coming to all four of the theme parks and Disney Springs.  We have a look at what we know thus far for you so that you can start planning your holiday fun!

The Magic of the Holidays Meets the Magic of Nature in a Whole New Way This Year

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Holiday Festivities in Every Land 

For the first time in history at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there will be holiday decorations and entertainment in every land.  It will all kick off starting on November 8th, 2019.  The Tree of Life will also awaken with a series of wintry tales and holiday music!  Guests definitely won’t want to miss out on all of this holiday cheer.

New Art for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park

Magic Kingdom Park: New Fireworks Show 

We previously announced that there would be a new fireworks show, Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, offered during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  The show will debut starting on select nights from November 8th through December 22nd, 2019.   We can’t wait to check out this new show!

Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World

Epcot:  Candlelight Processional, Holiday Kitchens & More

We started to get a look at some of the celebrity narrators that have been confirmed thus far for Candlelight Processional.  The event runs from November 29th through December 30th.  Guests can also book the Candlelight Processional Dining Package in order to guarantee a seat for one of the showings on that given evening.  There will also be holiday cheer offered at each of the World Showcase pavilions, plus the offerings at the Holiday Kitchens.  The Holiday Kitchens will be located throughout World Showcase and will feature treats and holiday recipes that have been inspired from around the globe.

Guests can also participate in Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Scavenger Hunt to scout World Showcase locations looking for the famous chipmunks and their ornaments. Completed maps are returned for a special festive surprise, courtesy of the chipmunk duo.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Sunset Greetings, Special Holiday Entertainment 

The Sunset Seasons Greetings show will return to the park, which features holiday projections on the Hollywood Tower Hotel to tell fun stories and create amazing effects.  “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” is also set to return, which incorporates festive music, fireworks, special effects and projections at the Chinese Theatre.  If you visit For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along, Olaf will have a special holiday finale during the show.

Christmas Tree at Disney Springs

Disney Springs: New Holiday Shopping, Dining and More

There will be holiday entertainment like toy soldier stilt walkers, carolers and more offered from November 8th through January 5th, 2020.  There will also be holiday decorations throughout the area.   The popular Christmas Tree Trail will also return to Disney Springs this season, which features a walkway of themed trees.  Santa Claus will arrive in Disney Springs at Santa’s Chalet through December 24th. Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt will be offered, too!

Which holiday offering are you most looking forward to?

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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!