Unwrapping Disney’s Holiday Celebrations: Highlights and Insights for 2021

Unwrapping Disney's Holiday Celebrations: Highlights and Insights for 2021

Disney’s Dazzling Holiday Highlights

  • Walt Disney World Resort ushers in the holiday season with ‘Celebrate Soulfully’, a culturally immersive experience paying tribute to Black heritage through music, food, art, and more.
  • Santa Claus is making the rounds at Walt Disney World Resort, embodying the spirit of the holiday season while reflecting the diversity of its guests.
  • EPCOT unveils its new nighttime spectacular, “Luminous The Symphony of Us”, showcasing dazzling fireworks and fountains, accompanied by music.
  • The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays brings festive fun with special live entertainment, cultural dining options, and the return of the Candlelight Processional by celebrated celebrity hosts.
  • The festival also offers “JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season”, an inspirational blend of gospel, jazz, and R&B performed throughout the day.
  • Delicious holiday dishes and sips, including Hoppin’ John and Blackened Catfish, are offered at EPCOT’s Holiday Kitchens and various Disney resorts.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios serves up Disney Jollywood Nights, a new holiday variety show featuring beloved Disney characters, music, and dance performances.
  • Disney Springs entices visitors with the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll, Afropop band performances, and The Princess and the Frog Tree.
  • Lastly, Disney also offers a holiday-themed virtual running series, the runDisney Virtual 12Ks of Christmas, available for registration until December 31.

The Realist’s Take

Looks like Mickey Mouse is putting the ‘soul’ in ‘Santa’ this holiday season in Disney’s style. From soulful tunes echoing through EPCOT to scrumptious cultural treats that would give any grandma’s holiday cooking a run for her money. Their newest nightshow spectacular, ‘Luminous The Symphony of Us’, is lighting up the skies like a bauble on a Christmas tree. Celebrity narrators at the Candlelight Processional have turned storytelling into a star-studded affair (wonder if they’ll autograph my Mickey ears?). And there’s a virtual run, because nothing screams holidays like sweating around your living room. Watch out, Rudolph! Disney’s holiday offerings are hotter and brighter than your red nose!