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 and 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, holiday music and décor, treats included 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.
Tickets will go on sale next month with an early purchase window available to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.
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. During the holiday season there are even more magic inspired by nature as the holiday edition of Tree of Life Awakenings also takes place most nights.
The shopping, dining and entertainment destination will transform into a winter wonderland, full of sparkling lights, enchanting décor and holiday surprises. This year sees the return of the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll, with elaborately decorated, 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.