Christmas on Main Street
  • On Apr 21, 2022
    Misty from IL 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!! I am surprising my family with a trip for Christmas and we will be there for New Years Eve. When can I expect information to come out about the celebrations they will be having? Is it usually at one park or all of them? Thanks so much!!

    Hey Howdy Hey Misty and welcome back to planDisney!

    I don't feel there is any better way to surprise your family than to spend the most Magical time of the year in the Most Magical Place on Earth in Walt Disney World Resort! This sounds like it is going to be one epic trip and I am super excited to help you with getting some general timelines for expectations for celebrations across the resort. 

    Celebrations of the holiday season take place across the Walt Disney Resort for special activities, parties and nighttime shows in all theme parks, resorts and even over at Disney Springs! There is so much to do to celebrate the holiday season that Disney even has a landing page to help navigate you through your options. At this time, this page still needs some updating to reflect the offerings for this year which have not come out quite yet. 

    The transformation of the parks and resorts from Halloween and fall season to the Christmas Holiday season starts when the parks close on October 31st believe it or not! In the past, holiday parties and festivities start to kick off in mid to early November so this transition happens fairly quickly. I would make sure to keep up with Disney Parks Blog as any information on the release of specific dates and times for shows and parties will most likely be announced here. I would plan to hear more about the specific dates around mid to late summer and then open to purchase tickets from late summer to early fall. 

    One super exciting party you may want to keep an eye out for is Disney Very Merriest After Hours event in Magic Kingdom. This event is a special celebration of the holiday season with special parades, shows, and treats and this celebration even comes with its own "snow" showers on Main Street U.S.A. ! Not only do you get these special holiday benefits, but you are also in the park with reduced crowds and able to enjoy the attractions with much lower wait times. Very merry way of celebrating the holiday season that I would highly recommend!

    The other thing to keep an eye out for is the New Year Celebration. Disney does have some epic fireworks and nighttime shows and are even better when it comes to special holiday events. Disney has special firework shows usually at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, so make sure to follow along on Disney Parks Blog again for more details. 

    What a special trip at a very special time of year! Sounds like you will have a lot to see and do in the parks and across the resort to celebrate the special season. I hope this information was helpful and if you have any further questions please feel free to reach out, we would be happy to help!

    Happy planning, 

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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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