You might say that the second we finish digesting our Thanksgiving turkey, the holiday season is in full swing. The notion that Black Friday shopping now starts on Thanksgiving evening also sets that precedent, making us all eager to start buying and spending.
Don’t let the holiday season pass you by without engaging in something fun and festive. If you are the proud owner of a DVC timeshare, you’ll probably want to visit Orlando to see what Disney holiday events are happening this year! Instead of gifts, treat your family to a wonderful holiday experience in the parks, with an impressive line up of unique activities and attractions to experience!
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll absolutely want to use your DVC points to stay at any of the Orlando resorts to visit Harry Potter World at Universal Studios. This year, the park will play host to Christmas at Hogsmeade, something fans have been requesting for years! The village will be decked out with holiday decor with themed shows and projections to make you feel like you are truly living in the wizarding world. All the storefront will feature detailed decorations while the Frog Choir will sing holiday tunes.
Universal Studios will also be showing a new Sunset Season’s Greetings this year. The fun projections of Sunset Season’s Greetings features Mickey’s Christmas Carol, the Muppets, Toy Story, and more all projected on the Tower of Terror. Also new this year is Echo Lake Christmas, featuring plenty of festive decorations like oversized Christmas ornaments and giant Christmas tree.
As one of the most popular parks in the Orlando region, it is no wonder that Disney holiday events at the Magic Kingdom are second to none. The decorations go completely all-out and make for unmatched photo opportunities, while parades and Christmas cheer are everywhere you look. Fans of Frozen will love visiting the Cinderella Castle to see “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” where Queen Elsa will use her powers to transform the palace into an ice palace with 200,000 shimmering lights. This show is quick and cute, perfect for young audiences.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is another huge hit around the holidays, and tickets are hard to come by. It takes place on select nights so be sure to book early to ensure you can make the event. The event takes place after-hours plenty of Christmas joy and fun with the characters.
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christimastime Parade happens during regular park hours after December 22nd. If you can’t get into his Christmas Party, the Holiday Wishes fireworks display can also be seen after December 22nd during regular hours.
Epcot is a well-rounded park that offers equal enjoyment for kids and adults, with plenty of Disney holiday magic to go around! Epcot International Festival of the Holidays s not to be missed, with seasonal snacks and beverages open around the World Showcase for you to sample.
The Candlelight Processional retells the Christmas story with a celebrity narrator, a mass choice, and a 50-piece live orchestra. This is performed nightly from now until New Year’s Eve, if you are looking for something both traditional and spectacular. Another more traditional Christmas activity is the Holiday Storytellers that share tales and traditions about the holidays from the country that they represent. Hanukkah and Kwanzaa stories are also well represented.
These are just a handful of the dozens of Disney holiday events that will be offered this year throughout the parks. And a DVC timeshare provides you with the best and most affordable way to experience them all! Buy a DVC timeshare and use your points to experience the magic! Or, for a one-time holiday getaway, find an affordable Disney timeshare rental to gift a vacation for you an your loved ones this season. Not to mention many of the DVC timeshare resorts deck the halls of the property, get in the spirit and see for yourself!