Christmas on Main Street; Magic Kingdom
  • On Apr 11, 2024
    Catina from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have been to WDW multiple times, but never during the holiday season. I know we would want to do MVMCP and the Candlelight Processional. Any tips on planning to fit as much in as possible???? I'm feeling overwhelmed!

    Hi there, Catina, and welcome back to planDisney! I'm honored that you've chosen us to be your go-to resource for Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning advice! My Panelist pals are I are here and always happy to help fellow guests like you. 

    Catina, a Christmastime visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth sounds amazing! I've heard that Walt Disney himself loved Christmas, and Walt Disney World Resort definitely seems to honor his legacy with all of the incredible decorations and celebrations that you'll find throughout the holiday season. I, too, recently considered a Disney vacation that would be totally holiday-focused, and I came up with a strategy that I hope to use during my next Christmastime visit!

    If you want to attend the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, I recommend arriving at EPCOT in the morning and enjoying everything at the park throughout the day, and ending with the Candlelight Processional. The next morning, sleep in and then get brunch somewhere fun, like Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera at Disney's Riviera Resort. Enjoy a few hours relaxing at your resort, then start making your way toward Magic Kingdom Park. Hop on the Monorail and grab early dinner at one of the restaurants within walking distance, like Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Then head to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party as soon as you're allowed. This party keeps going well into the night, so you'll be glad you got your rest the night before! 

    Since the dates for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party haven't been announced yet, you'll want to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for an announcement. As the dates for your vacation draw nearer, you'll also be able to find out who the speaker will be for the Candlelight Processional! 

    Catina, did you know that Disney's Hollywood Studios also has a new holiday event called Disney Jollywood Nights? It's a celebration of yuletide glitz and glamour! If you're a fan of Hollywood Studios, you might consider a visit that includes this fun party as well.

    I love spending the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort, and I know you will, too! Please stop back by planDisney with any other vacation planning questions you have!

    Happy holiday planning!
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