Christmas on Main Street
  • On Oct 19, 2022
    Aimee from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Surprising our girls (13 and 9) with a Disney trip for Christmas. Will arrive on Christmas morning. Staying at the Grand Floridian, Day 1 is at Magic Kingdom. Can you recommend some Christmas experiences (meals, events, characters) that are MUSTS!

    Hi there, Aimee! Welcome to planDisney! Oh my goodness, your girls are going to have the "BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!" I am so excited for you and your family, you all will have the merriest visit!

    Walt Disney World Resort any time of year is magical, but visiting during the holiday season, the magic is elevated to the jolliest level ever. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has one of my favorite Christmas trees during the holiday season, and you cannot forget to stop by and admire the life-size gingerbread house in the lobby as well! Disney's Magic Kingdom Park during the holiday season feels like you have even been transported in a holiday movie of the past, and there is nothing like walking down Main Street, U.S.A., and seeing the giant Christmas tree in its full glory! Since you all will be visiting on Christmas Day, I suggest starting your morning with a delicious breakfast with Winnie the Pooh and Friends at The Crystal Palace! Mickey Waffles is always a magical way to start your day! I also suggest making a lunch or dinner reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table or Be Our Guest Restaurant as a finale to the most magical day at Walt Disney World. 

    Over at Disney's EPCOT Park, you have to take your girls to see EPCOT Candlelight Processional! I suggest reserving a dining package, that way you are guaranteed seating, as this is a highly popular event. This magical event tells the story of Christmas by a celebrity, with an impressive orchestra and choir singing beloved holiday songs. I suggest making a dining reservation at Garden Grill Restaurant for this event, it is another chance to have a delicious meal with characters, and at Garden Grill Chip 'n' Dale and Pals are wonderful! While you are having the most magical day at EPCOT, enjoy delicious holiday food from around the world at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, my favorite seasonal event! One of my favorite family activities to do is the Holiday Cookie Stroll! Purchase a Festival Passport that will guide you to the kiosks within World Showcase that have different cookies. Once you collect five stamps for five cookies, you can bring the stamped Passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats and receive a specialty treat! Another fun family activity is Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt at World Showcase. You can purchase a map and stickers to find the different traditions Olaf has found in each pavilion, then return to World Traveler at International Gateway and receive a special holiday keepsake for completion! 

    Aimee, I hope all of these magical suggestions help you with your holiday planning! I wish you and your family an early happy holiday, and have the jolliest visit to Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Frances, North Carolina

Hey ya'll! My name is Frances, I am a mom and military spouse from Texas who currently calls the Tarheel state home. My family and I enjoy visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as often as we can because we love the joy and magic every trip brings us. We consider Walt Disney World to be our "home away from home!" If you are dreaming of adventure in the great wide somewhere, then you have got a friend in me! I enjoy sharing my passion for Disney with everyone I meet! Learn More About Frances

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