The most magical time of the year is even more special at the most magical place on earth! The Disney World Christmas events that take place at your favorite parks give you the best opportunity to celebrate this special time of year in style.
Being a Disney Vacation Club member can provide an extra dose of magic to your Disney Christmas celebrations. Disney Vacation Club Membership Magic gives you access to discounts on park tickets, dining experiences, and shopping opportunities—this is including discounts on popular Disney World Christmas events throughout the season.
There is a fun and exciting selection of Disney Christmas events for Disney Vacation Club members and regular visitors alike. All the parks, resorts, and attractions are decked out for the season with Christmas trees, lights, ribbons, and tinsel.
Make the 2021 holidays extra bright with a festive December Disney getaway.
One of the big Disney Vacation Club Membership Magic perks is access to the ever-popular EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. This festival runs from November 26 through December 30, 2021. While visiting, you’ll find:
Disney Vacation Club members get $10 off tickets for Disney Very Merriest After Hours. This four-hour event takes place at the Magic Kingdom park starting at 9 PM on select nights November 8 through December 21, 2021.
This special event figures holiday-themed light shows, fireworks, a Christmas parade, and special tasty treats.
If you purchase tickets to this event, you are able to go into the Magic Kingdom as early as 7 PM to enjoy additional time in the park before the entertainment begins. Dates sell out quickly, so be sure to book ASAP!
Kids and grown-ups alike will love Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories celebration with music, dancing, and plenty of Christmas cheer. This holiday performance takes place at Cinderella Castle and features your favorite characters like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto. Be sure to catch it on the same nights as the Disney Very Merriest After Hours.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is another can’t-miss celebration. This holiday parade will dazzle you with music, dancing, and plenty of Disney characters. The parade ends with an appearance by Santa Claus!
Walk around the Magic Kingdom and you’ll find Holiday-themed performances by the Country Bears, Jiminy Cricket, and Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. And be sure to find the Reindeer Wranglers, a musical group that sings and dances in Frontierland for all to enjoy.
Even the animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom get in the spirit of the season. Visit Discovery Island for the Merry Menagerie. This winter-themed celebration features life-size reindeer, fox, and polar bear puppets during the day and colorful rooftop luminaries and bird lanterns at night.
You can also check out a number of festive flotillas during the water parades featuring Santa Claus, Donald Duck, Chip & Dale, and the Discovery Island Drummers.
Even the Tree of Life gets a holiday makeover! Be sure to experience Tree of Life Awakening – Holiday Edition with a lit-up, sparkling tree accompanied by a holiday musical score.
The Magic Kingdom is truly a sight to behold when it is decorated for the Christmas season. Walking around, take in the special decor, lighting effects, music, and themed treats. Walk right down the middle of Main Street and you may even experience a magical snowfall.
Be sure to sample some of the exclusive 2021 Disney World holiday treats such as:
If you are not currently a DVC owner but want to get a chance to experience the holiday fun and magic, take a look at our inventory of DVC timeshares for rent. Find amazing deals on these fantastic rentals at top-rated Disney resorts. Or, you can choose to gift one of these rentals to a loved one for Christmas so they can enjoy their own special getaway. You’ll be the favorite family member without having to break the bank!