• On Jul 29, 2018
    Jodi Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What date does Christmas season 2018 start in Walt Disney World?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jodi!

    A visit to the most magical place on earth is always special. But there is something extra magical about the holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort. They really know how to add that extra pixie dust to the most wonderful time of the yEAR!

    Jodi, the unofficial kickoff of the holidays is usually marked by the first night when Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is scheduled for. By then, Magic Kingdom’s halls will be decked, and you’ll begin to see more Christmas décor added to the other theme parks, resort hotels, and Disney Springs.

    Here are some dates that have been released to help you plan your visit:

    - Starting November 8, 2018
         Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
         Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    - Starting November 18, 2018
         Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
    - Starting November 22, 2018
         Candlelight Processional at Epcot

    For a full list of special events and season celebrations, visit the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort page for more details.

    I hope this information is helpful. For additional planning tips please be sure to stop by. It’s our pleasure to assist you plan the most magical visit to the place where magic is endless!

    See ya real soon!


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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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