Walt Disney World’s Holiday Season 2021

Cinderella castle

The season will begin November 12, 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” marking the resort’s 50th anniversary. The Magic Kingdom will have a special event. The rest of the locations below discuss the special holiday touches that are in store for all Disney guests.

Magic Kingdom Park

Disney Very Merriest After Hours,” a new special-ticketed event, will debut November 8, 2021. It will be available on select nights through December 21st. The four hours of festivities will delight guests with “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks,” Disney characters throughout the park and so much more! As with other Disney After Hours events, a limited number of tickets will be sold for this event. It is held after regular park operating hours with lower wait times and access to more than 20 select attractions.  

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade: Wave to Disney friends during a holiday parade brimming with joy and magic. This jolly procession begins with Mickey and Minnie, and ends with an appearance by Santa Claus himself!

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show: Feast your eyes on a scintillating fireworks display, hosted by Minnie Mouse. See the sky light up in dazzling colors to the tune of favorite Christmas carols.

Club Tinsel Dance Party: Club Tinsel in Tomorrowland becomes the coolest place to get down when denizens of the North Pole drop by for the cheeriest dance party in the whole Magic Kingdom park!

This 4-hour event, held at Magic Kingdom park, begins at 9:00 PM on select nights from November 8 through December 21.

Event Dates

General Ticket
Price (+ tax)
Annual Passholder &
Disney Vacation Club
Member Ticket Price (+ tax)
Monday, November 8$189$179
Tuesday, November 9$169$159
Thursday, November 11$169$159
Friday, November 12$189$179
Sunday, November 14$189$179
Tuesday, November 16$169$159
Thursday, November 18$169$159
Friday, November 19$189$179
Sunday, November 21$229$229
Tuesday, November 23$229$229
Sunday, November 28$209$209
Tuesday, November 30$209$209
Thursday, December 2$209$209
Friday, December 3$229$229
Sunday, December 5$209$209
Tuesday, December 7$209$209
Thursday, December 9$209$209
Friday, December 10$229$229
Sunday, December 12$209$209
Tuesday, December 14$209$209
Thursday, December 16$209$209
Friday, December 17$229$229
Sunday, December 19$249$249
Tuesday, December 21$249$249

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Santa Claus will bring some North Pole cheer to a motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard. You will also be able to enjoy “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration,” with its festive finale featuring Olaf. Minnie Mouse is also returning to host her festive meal at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Minnie and her friends will be donning their holiday best and Santa Goofy will be there. Throughout the season, vintage-themed holiday décor will shine bright across the park.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Seasonal décor and festive Disney character flotillas sail down Discovery River to the sounds of joyful songs of the season. The park’s centerpiece, The Tree of Life, becomes another Beacon of Magic most nights during the 50th anniversary celebration. There are even more magic inspired by nature as the holiday edition of Tree of Life Awakenings also takes place most nights.  

Disney Springs

The shopping, dining and entertainment destination will transform into a winter wonderland. This year sees the return of the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll. The trees are elaborately decorated and Disney-themed trees. Some new and some inspired by “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”

A magical snowfall will add a touch of wonder for holiday shoppers in Town Center.

Disney Resort Hotels

Disney Resort hotels will be decked for the holidays with iconic trees and other seasonal touches including gingerbread displays at select locations. At select resorts, you will find restaurants offering holiday menus and specialty food and drink.  


The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will return this year from November 26 – December 30 with Holiday Kitchens around the park. Performances by Voices of Liberty, the guest favorite Cookie Stroll and more.