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Full List of Modified Holiday Offerings at Walt Disney World in 2020 – Christmas Character Cavalcades, Special Dining, Highlights From Festival of the Holidays, and More

Get ready to deck the halls and get merry! Walt Disney World has announced new, modified offerings for the 2020 Holiday season, and we’ve compiled a handy list of every activity going on at every park, plus Disney Springs and the Disney Resort hotels. The season starts on November 6, and runs through December 30. Guests will be able to enjoy festive décor, themed merchandise, seasonal food & beverage offerings and entertainment to ring in the Christmas spirit.

Do note that the popular Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT have been cancelled. Check out the full list of offerings that will be taking place below:

Magic Kingdom

  • Christmas Character Cavalcades featuring Gingerbread Men, Elves, Reindeer, and Christmas friends.
  • Main Street Philharmonic featuring the Toy Soldiers
  • Cinderella Castle Christmas Projections: The iconic castle will be transformed with a rotating series of designs including a whimsical Christmas sweater and a regal overlay of red, green and gold ornamentation.
  • Pop-Up Appearances by Santa Claus


  • Holiday Promenades
  • EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays “Highlights” (starting November 27): Holiday kitchens will return around World Showcase promenade with favorites like American Holiday Table featuring Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing and Bavaria Holiday Kitchen with dishes like Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl.
  • JOYFUL! at World ShowPlace: Journey through R&B, Gospel, contemporary and traditional Christmas and holiday music.
  • Voices of Liberty at America Gardens Theatre: A special concert of favorite carols and songs of the season. 
  • Pop-Up Appearances by Santa Claus

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Merry Motorcades
  • Christmas at Hollywood & Vine (starting Nov. 6): Minnie Mouse will be hosting a yuletide gathering for all her friends! Santa Goofy will be there, along with Minnie and more in their holiday best.
  • Pop-Up Appearances by Santa Claus

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Festive Flotillas
  • Pop-Up Appearances by Santa Claus: Santa will sail down Discovery River on a special flotilla.

Disney Springs

  • Disney Christmas Trees: A collection of elaborately-decorated trees spread throughout the retail, dining and entertainment destination.
  • Magical Snowfall: In the evening, within Town Center, West Side and The Landing.
  • Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar: Jock Lindsey will once again be decking out the bar with delightful holiday décor and adding a delicious limited-time menu filled with festive favorites.
  • Pop-Up Appearances by Santa Claus

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

  • Resort Decorations and Festive Flourishes
  • Lobby Christmas Trees

Are you ready to celebrate the Christmas and the holidays at Walt Disney World? Are there any of your seasonal favorite activities that didn’t make it to this list? Let us know in the comments!

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1 year ago

Will we be able to resort hop to see the gingerbread house at Grand Floridian ?

Joyce C
Joyce C
1 year ago
Reply to  Virginia

gingerbread houses and displays are cancelled for this year.

1 year ago

How are they going to do the Castle projections with park closing early. Hopefully this means they will be staying open later in the evening.

1 year ago

I would imagine there won’t be any “holidays around the world” performances at Epcot this year either? Pere Noel, etc.?

Price Naveen
Price Naveen
1 year ago

And the non-magic of holidays at Disney continue…