Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Nov 4, 2023
    Saba from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. Except Mickey’s Merry Christmas Party, will we get to see any parades or shows with regular park tickets between 23-25 Nov, 2023 thanksgiving weekend? Also, would epcot have lights show or any parades between these dates?

    Season's greetings, Saba!

    Welcome to planDisney. We're delighted you've stopped by with your question about holiday happenings at the Walt Disney World ResortOh boy... it sounds like you're hoping to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth this holiday season. I'd be happy to help you prepare for a very merry experience at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks!

    Saba, this year, the holiday season will be celebrated at the Walt Disney World Resort between November 11 through December 31, 2023. In fact, stunning seasonal décor has already started to be placed in the theme parks and at the Disney Resort hotels! According to the Hours & Events Calendar, it appears that all regularly scheduled nighttime spectaculars and daytime parades should be available on the dates you mentioned. Currently, EPCOT Forever is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. on November 23, 2023, and for 9:30 p.m. through the end of November., but I recommend checking the Hours & Events Calendar each day of your visit to plan out each perfect Disney day. Saba, the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays officially kicks off on November 24, 2023, so you'll be among the first Guests to experience this year's special offerings! 

    One of my favorite parts of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is the Candlelight Processional, Saba. This year's shows will be brought to life by an impressive lineup of celebrity narrators! If you're hoping to catch a show, I recommend looking into a Candlelight Processional Dining Package which would provide you with a phenomenal meal at one of EPCOT's finest eateries as well as guaranteed seating at one of the evening performances.

    Saba, I hope this information helps you prepare for a festive holiday visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth! If you have any additional planning questions, feel free to stop back by planDisney anytime. We're here to help you make the most of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Happy holidays,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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