Disney at christmas

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  1. Disneymagicfor4

    Disneymagicfor4 Earning My Ears DVC Gold

    Nov 24, 2001
    What interesting things are there to do at christmas at Disney World, such as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas and parades and such?
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  3. Swimnoid

    Swimnoid DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2003
    EVERYTHING! We just like walking around and taking in the decorations. Be sure to hit some of the resorts to see how they are dressed up for the holidays; especially the gingerbread houses they build. Of course there is the Candlelight Processional which is a definite DO NOT MISS in our books. Illuminations at Epcot has a special holiday ending.
  4. Donald is #1

    Donald is #1 DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2006
    Also when I was there in December 2000, each country in EPCOT had their on version of Santa who would appear periodically and talk to the kids about the Christmas traditions in his country.
  5. byoung

    byoung <font color=coral>You are keeping us alive<br><br>

    Jun 22, 2005
    We take a day and go to the other resorts checking out the decorations.
  6. MagicMe

    MagicMe DIS Veteran

    May 3, 2006
    Disney at Christmas is extra "magical". As noted by others, every park is decorated and has their own tree. Every resorts is decorated specific to their theme and they have their own trees. The gingerbread house in GF is phenomenal (my niece and nephew spent some time trying to find all the hidden Mickey's on it). Even DTD has a tree and decorations!!

    MVMCP, Candlelight processional, the Obsorne lights, soooo much to see!!!!
  7. JPN4265

    JPN4265 Don't ask the question, you may not like the answe

    Oct 20, 2003
    Sleigh ride at the WL, touring all of the deluxe resort christmas decorations, Down Town Disney at night. :thumbsup2
  8. rkujay

    rkujay Stayed or daytripped over 150 times.

    Jul 3, 2006
    We have been passholders for a long time. Last November, we did something we'd never done before. We went to nearly all the resorts to see their Christmas decorations. What a treat! Gingerbread houses, Christmas cheer in all sorts of ways. A truly wonderful experience. We have decided to have our Christmas at Disney in 2007. Frankly, we have not done it yet, since we hate to keep someone (the castmembers) from their own families at that time of year, but after day tripping we realize that they won't be opening WDW just for us. By all means, come at Christmas.
  9. LiLIrishChick63

    LiLIrishChick63 <font color=darkorchid>I must have glitter in my s

    Jul 2, 2005
    the osborne lights show. definatly go to the Boardwalk and the Grand Floridian as they have holiday decorations and things in their lobbies.

    most of the parks have christmas parades that run from around after Thanksgiving to New Years.

    it's a really great time to go down there. i loved it when i went in December, i want to go back!
  10. Luv'sTink

    Luv'sTink DIS Veteran

    Apr 18, 2006
    I can hardly wait to see it ALL! :bounce: I am so excited!
  11. ObsessedwithWDW

    ObsessedwithWDW Mouseketeer-Trip Planner with a PASSION

    Oct 20, 2005
    Christmas has to be one of the most beautiful times at Disney. During the christmas parties they have it SNOWING on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom they serve hot chocolate and have christmas carolers. All the CM have winter hats and scarfs on.....its really unbelievable. A MUST DO!!!!
  12. MiamiBeach

    MiamiBeach Mouseketeer

    Dec 13, 2005
    There are lots of little holiday touches at the resorts as well and the more one slows down, the more of these you'll discover. In mid-December last year, the Yacht Club had a different musical group in the lobby each evening. One night a brass quartet, the next a harp, etc. and the nicest part was the groups were local, i.e., from Orlando as opposed to cast members. Really lovely. We discovered it on our way to dinner but the hotel posts the schedule. If you are dining in the hotel or area, call ahead and arrive a little early so you can take in such entertainment.

    On another evening when we had reservations at Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club resort, they were serving complimentary hot cider and cookies in the nearby lounge. It was festive and cheery!
  13. becky_AK

    becky_AK DIS Veteran

    Jul 18, 2006
    I'm new to the forum so I hope I reply the correct way. :) I am planning a trip to WDW in December for my husband's birthday. It is a surprise and I can't wait. I've never been to WDW at Christmas but I have been to Disneyland and it is such a wonderful time to visit. I love all of the decorations. Christmas is my favorite time of year and I can only imagine that WDW will made this Christmas more magical and memorable.
  14. fivefordisney

    fivefordisney DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2005
    Do not miss the Osbourne Light Show in MGM. It is breathtaking--so many lights, Holiday music playing, "snow" falling. It is really unbelievable.

    Also, the Christmas parade at MVMCP, or at the MK after December 22nd, is really fun.

    We were overwhelmed by the crowds around the Gingerbread display at the GF. I enjoyed it, but you have to have patience! :)
  15. TinksMagic54

    TinksMagic54 Mouseketeer

    Aug 27, 2005
    We're looking forward to our first WDW Christmas trip this December - for all the reasons listed above. Plus as a surprise to DD, we're having b'fast with Eeyore on Christmas Eve morning.
  16. Princess_Sophie

    Princess_Sophie Earning My Ears

    Oct 3, 2006
    Try the ICE exhibit at the Gaylord Palms, its a nice experience for the family.
  17. DisneyFairy19

    DisneyFairy19 Disney Bride 10-4-08!!! Annual Passholder!!! Been

    May 23, 2006
    Def. check out the resorts... They are so beautiful :thumbsup2
  18. jisom12

    jisom12 Mouseketeer

    May 10, 2006
    We're going to experience our first Christmas - Disney Style this year. Thanks for the tips above.

  19. lustergirl

    lustergirl DIS Veteran

    Aug 25, 2005
    my younger son and I are taking a short 4 day trip to disney 12/14-12/17, it will be my first time to go during christmas time- I can't wait. I am so excited to be able to see all of the festivities and decorations that the "world" has to offer during the xmas season.
  20. DizneyNutz

    DizneyNutz DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2004
    See as many resorts as possible :thumbsup2 The parks are decked out and everything is a must see at this time of year :cool1:
  21. aprince&princess

    aprince&princess DIS Veteran

    Sep 26, 2006
    My family is going for the first time during the Christmas season, we wanted to see the snow on Main Street, the decorations and my kids can't wait for hot chocolate and cookies!

    We were originally planning a long weekend, which has turned into a 9 day trip, so I am very excited.

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