Unwrapping Disney’s Magical Christmas: Holiday Events and Attractions Guide 2023

Key Points

  • Walt Disney World is gearing up for the holiday season and the Disney cast members have been preparing for months.
  • There’s going to be a new event, called Disney Jollywood Nights, taking place from Nov. 11 to Dec. 20, featuring live music, a variety show, and new shows such as ‘What’s This? TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Sing-Along.’
  • You’ll find Disney Channel favorites making guest appearances and there will be reduced wait times for popular attractions.
  • The Frozen Holiday Surprise at Magic Kingdom Park stands great, featuring Olaf and his Snowgie siblings sprucing up Cinderella Castle.
  • EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays occurs beginning Nov. 24, with international flavors, narrated Christmas stories, and 15+ Holiday Kitchens with a menu created a year in advance.
  • Disney Resort Hotels bringing gingerbread galore back, with large displays in six locations.
  • The holidays will also be celebrated in Disney Springs and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park with festive decor, Santa visits, and a Christmas Tree Stroll.
  • The Holiday Services team prepares more than 600 trees and 1,700 wreaths and hangs nearly nine miles of garland each year for the Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Memorable souvenirs include special holiday-themed attire, accessories, home decor, and more.
  • Disney PhotoPass Service offers new limited-time Magic Shots and props for holiday season snaps.

The Realist’s Take

Gather round folks, because the jingle bells at Disney World are a-ringing! Prep your jammies because Disney’s got an extra dose of magic brewin’ for its annual holiday hoedown. From tinsel-laced variety shows (featuring your favorite animated has-beens) and glam shindigs at the newfangled Disney Jollywood Nights, to Gingerbread mansions that would make Hansel and Gretel reconsider their dietary choices, the stakes have reached North Pole levels.

Your favorite snowman, Olaf, has finally received the memo that he’s made of the white stuff and plans on turning Cinderella Castle into his personal ice fort. Buckle up, Elsa – the Christmas coup has begun! DMs are open, Kristoff, for Sven-reindeer backup.

Over at EPCOT, it’s clear investigations into the food festival’s year-long menu planning has turned up a spicy gumbo of worldly delights. You heard it here first, folks – the Disney culinary team is clearly compensating for something. I am not saying it’s small… but compared to Cinderella’s Castle makeover, the gingerbread displays may not be the ones receiving the standing ovation.

All things considered, bringing the family down to Disneyland this yuletide season is sure to be a hit – or at the very least, a surefire way to keep the Grinch, also known as your grumpy Uncle Bob, in the holiday spirit!