Disney's Animal Kingdom
From November 8th through January 4, Disney's Animal Kingdom celebrates the Holiday season with wonderful animal themed decorations and two special Holiday themed attractions.
The daily parade has been transformed into the Jingle Jungle Parade where King Louie and Baloo lead this rousing musical cavalcade throughout the park. Also if you venture into Camp Minnie Mickey you will find that Santa Goofy has set up his Holiday Village there. This is an excellent opportunity to get your picture taken with your favorite Disney Characters in special Holiday outfits.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's Hollywood Studios has many decorations throughout the park, but none that get as much attention as the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights which are operating from November 10th through January 3rd.
From November 25th through December 30th Epcot World Showcase Guests will get a taste of how the Holidays are celebrated at each of the 11 World Showcase Countries. Unique storytellers that represent the cultural traditions of each country tell the story of the Holiday traditions that they celebrate. Then each evening in the America Gardens Theatre a celebrity narrator leads that now famous Candlelight Processional that tells the Christmas Story with a 50 piece orchestra and mass choir.
The charm of Main Street U.S.A. comes alive with the wonderful Holiday decorations. Not to be outdone from November 8th through January 8th Cinderella Castle shimmers with over 200,000 LED lights and 500 strobes to become a glistening ice-castle each evening. The Castle Dreamlights create a perfect Holiday memory for all that are lucky enough to see it in person.
The Magic Kingdom is also home to Mickey Mouse's special Holiday party called Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights from November 8th through December 18th. During this special ticketed event Disney Characters are dressed up in their Holiday finest and the Magic Kingdom glistens with Christmas lights and decorations. The highlight of the evening is the special Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade complete with Toy soldiers and Mickey Mouse himself.
Other Holiday Attractions
The Holiday Decorations are not limited to the four Disney World Theme Parks, you can find an amazing array of decorations on each of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, as well as, Downtown Disney. Throughout Disney World you will discover over 100 uniquely decorated Christmas Trees and numerous Gingerbread and chocolate creations to delight the guests.
The Grand Floridian Resort is home to a life size Gingerbread House created by Disney's own staff of talented chefs while Downtown Disney hosts the Festival Of The Seasons where you can get your picture with Santa Claus from November 18th through December 24th.