Christmas and Holiday Events at Walt Disney World
An at-a-glance look at Christmas and holiday events for 2012 at Walt Disney World.
This page will be updated through the season. Click any of the links for more information, photos and video.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Detailed overview of Holidays at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade
- 3:45pm daily from November 9 2012 to January 2 2013
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Detailed overview of Holiday's at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights
- Nightly at dusk to park closing from November 9 2012 to January 6 2013
Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special
- Six shows per day beginning at 11:30am from December 25 2012 to December 31 2012
New Years Eve
Fantasmic 6:30pm, 8pm
Lights! Camera! Happy New Year! Fireworks at midnight
Detailed overview of Holidays Around the World at Epcot
- Nightly at 5pm, 6:45pm, 8:15pm from November 23 2012 to December 30 2012
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth with Peace on Earth Finale
- Nightly at 9:30pm from November 23 2012 to December 30 2012
- Daily from November 23 to December 29 2012
Celebrate with LosTres Reyes Magos, the Three Kings, as they tell of their journey to the Posada and traditions today.
Meet the storyteller Sigrid who will tell you of the mischievous Christmas Gnome, Julenissen.
Watch the agile Monkey King weave his tall tale with twists and turns celebrating Chinese New Year!
Listen as Helga tells the story of the first Christmas tree and the tale of her first Nutcracker.
Visit with Italy’s good Christmas witch, La Befana, as she remembers the Epiphany and her first Christmas 2,000 years ago!
Christmas: Whisper your Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear. Even Mrs. Claus will be there!
Kwanzaa: Experience the spirit of Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, creativity and community.
Hanukkah: Discover the connection of today's Hanukkah tradition and the story of the brave Maccabees and the lamp that burned miraculously for eight days
Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the NewYear!
Find Père Noël as he shares a letter from a little girl that recreates the magic of Christmas through the eyes of a child.
Drum with Taarji, as he celebrates the customs of Ramadan and Ashura.
Spend a moment with jolly Father Christmas, as he makes traditions from Christmas past just as fun today!
See Nowell, a Canadian lumberjack, as he tells of his journey to find Santa at Christmastime.
'Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season'
- November 23 to December 30 2012. Showtimes are daily at 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm
New Years Eve
IllumiNations Peace on Earth edition 6:30pm
IllumiNations New Years Eve edition 11:40pm
Detailed overview of Holidays at the Magic Kingdom
Celebrate the Season
Part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on event nights from November 9 to December 21 2012
- Available to park day guests from December 22 2012 to December 31 2012
Cinderella's Holiday Wish
- Nightly from November 6 2012 to December 31 2012 at 6:15pm
- Part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party from November 9 to December 21 2012
- Available to park day guests from December 22 2012 to December 30 2012 (without perimeter fireworks)
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
- Part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on event nights from November 9 to December 21 2012
- Available to park day guests from December 22 2012 to December 31 2012, at 12:30pm and 3:30pm.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
- Select days from November 9 to December 21 2012
Celebrate the Magic Holiday edition
- November 12 2012 onwards. Performed at 9:15pm on party nights, and twice nightly on regular nights, either side of Wishes. Check times guides for showtimes as it varies.
New Years Eve
Wishes at 8:30pm
Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks Dec 30 and Dec 31 at 11:50pm
Festival of the Seasons
You can meet Santa at his chalet in the Marketplace, near to World of Disney from November 16 through to December 24 2012. From December 25 to December 27 2012 you will be able to meet Santa Goofy.
Nov 16-22: 5pm - 9:30pm
Nov 23-Dec 15: noon - 9:30pm
Dec 16 - 24: noon - 9pm
- Daily musical groups on the Lily Pad Stage in front of Fultons
- Daily musical groups
Walt Disney World Resorts
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
Open from November 19 2012, 10am to 10pm daily.