Walt Disney World Holiday decoration on Main Street
  • On Nov 13, 2022
    Carolyn from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I come on Dec 23 do I see the mickey christmas holiday parade and fireworks? Are the characters dressed in Christmas outfits?

    Hi Carolyn,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for your question! 

    So excited to hear that you’ll be coming to the Walt Disney World Resort this Christmas season! It’s always so fun to see the decorations, have different snacks, and just take in the sights and sounds during this time. 

    When it comes to entertainment like Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show, typically those are reserved for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party which runs through December 22nd. From my past experience, I have seen where the Parade is shown on Christmas Day and closer to New Year’s Eve, but I can’t promise that will happen again this year. I suggest staying tuned to Disney Parks Blog to see if any holiday entertainment will be available after the party, again no promises, but I’ve seen it happen in the past! 

    As for character meet and greets, some of the characters can be decked out for the holidays. A lot of those meet and greets happen at the Party, but you never know who you might see closer to Christmas. I know some meet and greets do have an overlay. For example, when you meet Donald and friends at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, they have on Christmas attire. In Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can see For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration which has a Christmas overlay as well (it’s super cute)! Also don't forget about the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. So, while you might not be able to see all the characters from the Party, there are still a lot of Christmas elements all around. 

    I hope this “Bit By Bryanna” is useful as you continue to prepare for your holiday trip. If you have any other planning or vacation questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help!

    The Magic Is Calling,

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Welcome to planDisney! My name is Bryanna and I am a "Disney-lifer". I have traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort since my toddler years and I have not been able to get enough of the magic. Whether we are at the one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks or a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, it is a way to escape every day life. I have planned many family vacations and now it is my turn to help you. Through my experienced lens, I take joy in being a part of your magical journey! Learn More About Bryanna

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