Unveiling Disney World’s Inclusive and Joyful Holiday Celebrations: A Detailed Guide

Unveiling Disney World's Inclusive and Joyful Holiday Celebrations: A Detailed Guide

Disney World Holidays’ Key Points

  • Disney World’s holiday festivities incorporate a celebration of Black heritage and culture.
  • Guests can meet a diverse Santa Claus at various venues, including the Disney Springs and specific parks.
  • “Luminous The Symphony of Us”, the newest nighttime show at EPCOT, showcases dazzling visuals and music from talented artists such as Shelea.
  • The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays runs until Dec. 30, featuring live entertainment, cultural dining opportunities, and notably, the Candlelight Processional.
  • New celebrity narrators for the Candlelight Processional include Sterling K. Brown, Jordan Fisher, and Audra McDonald.
  • The World Showcase Plaza Stage hosts “JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season,” presenting gospel music fused with jazz and R&B.
  • Holiday Kitchens at EPCOT offer various international holiday dishes, such as American southern dish Hoppin’ John and offerings from Black-owned liquor brands.
  • Disney Jollywood Nights introduce a new holiday show “Disney Holidays in Hollywood” at the Theater of the Stars in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Disney Springs features a Christmas Tree Stroll with 19 distinct Disney-themed trees and holiday performances by contemporary Afropop band Wassalou.
  • The runDisney Virtual 12Ks of Christmas allows runners to participate in a holiday-themed virtual series and earn Christmas ornament-styled medals.

The Realist’s Take

Who knew Mickey Mouse was such a culture vulture? This season, Disney’s decking the halls with a whole new kind of holiday cheer – one that celebrates diversity and hits all the right notes! Get ready for Santa Claus like you’ve never seen him, fireworks fizzling to soulful symphonies, and – wait for it – a holiday running series that will have you panting for more than just a plate of Hoppin’ John. Strap on your sparkly sneakers and bring your fully-vaccinated and amped-up holiday spirit because the Happiest Place on Earth this holiday season seems to be as diverse and inclusive as that big bowl of international dips at your office party. However, we do request not to ask Goofy for a soulful rendition of “three cheers” after finishing the runDisney 12ks – he needs his rest.