If you’re planning a trip to Disney World soon, you’ll find that there is no shortage of fun holiday events at Disney World this time of year. The holiday season is a wonderful time to visit the most wonderful place on earth! Ian Ford, CEO and founder of Undercover Tourist, the trusted name in attraction tickets, says the winter is an ideal time to visit Orlando, as the weather will be milder than most of the rest of the country, and the parks really get into the spirit of the season with lots of holiday events at Disney World.
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Holiday Events at Disney World:
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Taking place every year at fall, the festival runs through Nov. 16 and features more than 25 international marketplace kiosks, which offer tapas-sized portions of regional specialties, as well as recommended wine and beverage pairings. Guests can also spend time enhancing their culinary and beverage skills in seminars, and participate in special dining experiences with celebrity chefs. Included with admission to the park is the Eat to the Beat! Concert Series featuring acclaimed artists.
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – This special events is held each winter at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Taking placeNov. 6 through Jan. 3, 2016, this incredible display features millions of lights perfectly synchronized to music.
Holidays at Disney Springs – This special event is held each winter and replaced the Festival of the Seasons at Downtown Disney since the transformation to Disney Springs. Dates for this year’s event are Nov. 16 through Dec. 30, offering live entertainment, festive décor, fun photo ops and the opportunity to meet Santa.
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend – Taking place Nov. 6 and 7 at Walt Disney World, the event combines the magic of a runDisney race with the festivities of the Food & Wine Festival. Events are planned throughout the weekend for all ages. Don’t miss the exclusive Finish Line Party on Saturday night with musical performances, character meet & greets, and more!
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – The Magic Kingdom event is held on select nights starting Nov. 8 through Dec. 18 from 7:00pm-12:00am. The party is a ticketed event, and Ford suggests purchasing tickets in advance. The biggest highlights of the event are ‘Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade,’ ‘Holiday Wishes fireworks,’ ‘Celebrate the Season Castle stage show’ and a magical snowfall over Main Street, U.S.A. Additionally, favorite Disney characters will be wearing their holiday finest throughout the season. Guests can enjoy cookies and hot cocoa while experiencing the festivities.
Holidays Around the World – From Nov. 27 to Dec. 30, Epcot will be hosting the world showcase of holiday traditions from around the globe. With seasonal music and food, guests can learn about holiday heritage from across the world, including traditions from Norway, Japan, Italy, Mexico and Canada. The ‘Candlelight Processional’ features a celebrity narrator telling the Christmas story accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.
Have a wonderful time at the most wonderful place on earth!