6 Magical Christmas things to do at Disney this year

Think Disney at Christmas is just for kids? Think again. The magic of the holiday season takes over Disney World, Orlando from early November until January. Whether young or old, you can be sure of a perfect vacation at Disney World and it is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. While the activities and shows at Disney World during their Christmas spectacular are designed for everyone, some of the events are guaranteed to impress.

International Festival of the Holidays

If you missed or completely loved, the International Wine and Food Festival at Epcot, then the International Festival of the Holidays is for you. While it isn’t as big as the food and drink festival that is held earlier in the year, there is still plenty of market booths available so that you can indulge in foods from far and wide. The Christmas feel is felt as every stall will offer seasonal treats from that location in the world. It is the perfect way to be adventurous with your seasonal cuisine this Christmas.

Jingle Cruise

With a grown-up story and many clever theming ideas, the Jingle Cruise is a great experience to be enjoyed by kids and adults. The Christmas theme for this year is that the skippers of the boats in the cruise are homesick and are longing to spend their Christmas with their family. All of the ships in the cruise have been given Christmas themed names which is great fun to spot, and you can sit back and relax as the cruise travels around the Christmas decorations at Disney World.

A top tip is to take the Jingle Cruise at night so that you can enjoy the Christmas lights from a magical viewpoint.

Holiday Storytellers

For those with a longer attention span than the children, Holiday Storytellers is an exciting and interesting event to helps you to understand more about the traditions of Christmas and the holiday season from around the world in entertaining and captivating stories. Held in Epcot in the World Showcase, the event features storytellers from around the world who share their traditions of their native country.

The storytellers, Santa and other traditional characters will appear in their native costumes, dress and outfits to help transport you through the power of the stories. They may also explain some of their favourite seasonal snacks which can help you choose your ideal treat when you hit the nearby International Festival of the Holidays marketplace.

Candlelight Processional

This event is one that is worth planning in advance so you get to see your favourite celebrity. The Candlelight Processional is one of the critical events of the Disney World Christmas schedule and features a star who tells the Christmas story as a narrator. The famous face is also accompanied on stage by a huge choir and a full orchestra who bring the seasonal songs to life and create a breath-taking performance.

While this event is indeed family-friendly, it is definitely the adults who will appreciate the quality of the music, choir and band and the traditional elements of the Christmas story that are retold with charming Disney magic. 

Holiday Wishes

What’s more magical than a beautifully festive firework display? The Holiday Wishes event is brilliantly planned with the effort that only the grown-ups will appreciate. Each bang and flurry of fireworks has been impeccably timed to match the music. What’s more, each aspect fits with the song lyrics being played at the time. It truly is a highlight of the festive season at Disney World, and the theming is genuinely outstanding.

Candlelight Processional

This event is one that is worth planning in advance so you get to see your favourite celebrity. The Candlelight Processional is one of the critical events of the Disney World Christmas schedule and features a star who tells the Christmas story as a narrator. The famous face is also accompanied on stage by a huge choir and a full orchestra who bring the seasonal songs to life and create a breath-taking performance.  

While this event is indeed family-friendly, it is definitely the adults who will appreciate the quality of the music, choir and band and the traditional elements of the Christmas story that are retold with charming Disney magic. 

Illuminations Reflections of Earth

If one firework show isn’t enough, then make sure to catch the Illuminations: Reflections of Earth Holiday Tag event. These fireworks are set to an incredibly score that will take your breath away. The pyrotechnics involved really make this a high-energy, high-gear production that is well worth a watch.

The finale of the show is a telling message of Peace on Earth, lighting up the sky it’s the perfect heart-warming event and gives Christmas its true message but in explosive and exhilarating style.

Kick off the festive season in style

Ensure totally luxury and relaxation while enjoying the Disney World in Orlando by renting an exclusive private villa. These beautiful homes will make sure your Christmas vacation feels extra-special and gives you’re the rest and relaxation you need after exploring all of the Christmas events that Disney has to offer. 

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