Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 5, 2009
    Linda from CT 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 are visiting Disney World this December 19 through 26. What suggestions do you have for dining on Christmas eve and Christmas day? Two adults and three children ages 22, 20 and 16. Are there any special holiday dinner events? Thank You

    Hi, Linda!  To begin with, as soon as your 90 day advanced dining window opens up, get online or on the phone to book your dinner reservations for the holidays.  The restaurants get busy, and many will book up entirely.

    For Christmas Eve this year, as we have in many years past, we are booking a Candlelight Procession dinner package at EPCOT.  The dinner package includes a meal at one of the many wonderful restaurants at EPCOT, priority entrance to one of the Candlelight Procession performances, and a special viewing area for Illuminations.  For us, this is an absolutely beautiful way to celebrate the Christmas season, as the show itself is a retelling of the story of the Nativity, enhanced by an amazing choir.  We have eaten at many of the restaurants, but if you have picky eaters, it's best to stick with places like Le Cellier, the Rose and Crown pub, the Coral Reef, or the Garden Grill.

    If you are looking for something a bit more special on Christmas day, you could try the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, Narcoossee's at the Grand Floridian, or even one of my favorite Christmas locations, Artist Point at the Wilderness Lodge.  Many of the restaurants have special holiday menus, and you can check out the menus from past years by visiting and searching for Christmas dining.

    I hope you enjoy an absolutely magical holiday season at Walt Disney World.  I can't think of a better place to be on the happiest day of the year than at the happiest place on earth!
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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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