Christmas and Holiday Events at Walt Disney World 2013

An at-a-glance look at Christmas and holiday events for 2013 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 7 2013 to January 2 2014

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 8 2013 to January 5 2014

Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special
- December 21 to January 5 2014. Showtimes are 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

New Years Eve

Fantasmic 6:30pm, 8pm
Lights! Camera! Happy New Year! Fireworks at midnight


Detailed overview of Holidays Around the World at Epcot

Candlelight Processional
- Nightly at 5pm, 6:45pm, 8:15pm from November 29 2013 to December 30 2013

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth with Peace on Earth Finale
- Nightly at 9:30pm from November 29 2013 to December 30 2013

Holiday Storytellers
- Daily from November 29 to December 30 2013

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!

American Adventure
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.

United Kingdom
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

Magic Kingdom

Detailed overview of Holidays at the Magic Kingdom

Celebrate the Season
Part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on event nights from November 5 to December 20 2013
- Available to park day guests from December 21 2013 to December 31 2013

Cinderella's Holiday Wish
- Nightly from November 5 2013 to December 31 2013 at 6:15pm

Holiday Wishes
- Part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party from November 8 to December 20 2013
- Available to park day guests from December 21 2013 to December 30 2013 (without perimeter fireworks)

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
- Part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on event nights from November 8 to December 20 2013
- Available to park day guests from December 21 2013 to December 31 2013, at 12:30pm and 3:30pm.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
- Select days from November 8 to December 31 2013

New Years Eve

Wishes at 8:30pm Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks Dec 30 and Dec 31 at 11:50pm

Downtown Disney

Festival of the Seasons


You can meet Santa at his chalet in the Marketplace, near to World of Disney from November 15 to November 29 2013, 5pm to 10pm, then November 29 to December 24 midday to 10pm. Santa Goofy takes over from December 25 to December 29, 3pm to 10pm.

West Side
- Daily musical groups

Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Gingerbread House

New Year's Eve Dining

At Epcot World Showcase:

  • Biergarten Restaurant in Germany is offering both lunch and dinner celebrations;
  • La Hacienda de San Angel in Mexico is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner;
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse in Canada has three seatings;
  • Monsieur Paul in France starts celebrating at noon with seatings throughout the day and evening.

Magic Kingdom:

  • In the Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland Terrace will feature a New Year’s Eve fireworks dinner and dessert party.


In the resorts, special dining for ringing in the New Year is planned at:
  • Disney’s BoardWalk – Flying Fish Cafe
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Citricos, Victoria & Albert’s and Narcoossee’s
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort – California Grill and Chef Mickey’s (New Year’s Day brunch)
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Boma – Flavors of Africa (New Year’s Day breakfast)
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Whispering Canyon Cafe (Lunch and dinner)
For information and reservations, call 407/WDW-DINE.
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