• On Mar 23, 2018
    Susanna from NY 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.

    We will be spending this Christmas 2018 at WDW resort. It is very important for us to attend Catholic Mass. Will there be one on a resort, or do we need to make plans to go elsewhere? Thank you! God Bless!

    Hi, Susanna! You are headed to Walt Disney World at my most favorite time of year to go. I love the Christmas holidays at Walt Disney World, and try to never miss a year.

    While the schedule for this coming holiday season has not yet been released, in years past, there has been a Catholic Mass celebrated twice on Christmas morning. Mass takes place at a ballroom at Disney's Contemporary Resort, and it's just a wonderful, special way to celebrate, bringing together hundreds of Catholics from all over the globe, joining hearts and voices for this blessed celebration. 

    If you would be more interested in a midnight Mass, or if the Christmas morning Masses don't quite work, you can take an Uber, Lyft, or taxi to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. This absolutely gorgeous Shrine celebrates Christmas Mass on a schedule more like your Church at home probably does, with services offered Christmas Eve and multiple times Christmas day. I like to save some time to walk through the grounds there, as there is so much to see.

    Since you're going to be in Walt Disney World over the holidays, I have to recommend my most favorite part of the whole holiday season. Epcot's Candlelight Processional is a celebrity narrated retelling of the story of the Nativity. With a beautiful, booming choir, you can't help but leave filled with the spirit and blessings of Christmas.

    Thank you for your question. I hope you have the most magical time spending Christmas at Walt Disney World.


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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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