Details About the Christmas Magic Coming to Walt Disney World This Holiday Season

Walt Disney World announced additional details about all the fun and festive holiday magic coming to the parks for 2021.

Holidays in Disney definitely bring the magic and this year promises to do the same. Let’s take a look at what is coming to each park for the 2021 Holiday season.

Magic Kingdom


Mickey’s Very Merries After Hours is coming to Disney World this year it will take the place of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for 2021.

The event will take place on 24 select nights Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This year’s holiday celebration is truly “once in a lifetime,” coinciding with the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary – “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” It’s time to think about getting Holly and Jolly at Walt Disney World!

Event dates are: 

November: 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 28, 30

December: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21

Related: Disney Very Merriest After Hours Event on Sale Now

On evenings when Disney Very Merriest After Hours is not taking place, Cinderella Castle will have special projection effects, providing a colorful backdrop for our Guests’ photos. Holday Magic will rotate with Beacon of Magic.

Santa Claus will pay visits to Magic Kingdom, where guests will have individualized time to wave hello and share their Christmas wishes, through December 24.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Sunset Seasons Greetings returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where each evening holiday magic transforms the famous Hollywood Tower Hotel into a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a “Toy Story” toy hotel, a snowy corner of Arendelle and a Dickensian village from “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” As a part of the 50th anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World Resort, the festive fun continues when Hollywood Tower Hotel becomes a Beacon of Magic at night.

“For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” will bring songs of the season.

Santa will cruise Hollywood Blvd. in his red convertible at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom


We are so excited that the Merry Menagerie will return to Animal Kingdom this year. In addition, characters in their holiday best will dance down the river to delight guests. Santa will also be there!

At night the Tree of Life will share tails of wintry wonderland that will pay along holiday-inspired music. Between awakening moments, the Tree of Life joins the Beacons of Magic in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, as magical fireflies gather to produce a warm and glorious light, calling forth the EARidescent magic of nature. 


The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth and Candlelight Processional will both return to EPCOT for the 2021 holiday season. Beginning on Nov. 26 through Dec. 30, you can celebrate with a spirited array of seasonal entertainment.

Related: Festive Fun Returns to Epcot This Holiday Season

Santa Claus will pay visits to EPCOT, where guests will have individualized time to wave hello and share their Christmas wishes, through December 24.

Related: Candlelight Processional Returns to Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Disney Springs

At Disney Springs, Christmas and holiday cheer can be found around every corner. The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth brings elaborately decorated Disney Christmas trees to the neighborhoods throughout Disney Springs. Each of the twinkling trees will be themed to personify beloved Disney characters, stories and celebrations.

Special festive décor and live holiday performances will add an extra touch of wonder to holiday shopping. And in the evening, guests visiting Town Center will experience a magical snowfall, bringing the spirit of the North Pole to Central Florida. For the perfect wrap-up to a holiday visit to Disney Springs, visit Jock Lindsay’s Holiday Bar; back by popular demand, this seasonal favorite has returned with yuletide touches alongside festive food and craft cocktails – there’s something on the menu for everyone!

Santa Claus will pay visits to Disney Springs, where guests will have individualized time to wave hello and share their Christmas wishes, through December 24.

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