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Tis the Season to Start Planning for the Disney World Holiday Festivities

Tis the Season to Start Planning for the Disney World Holiday Festivities

As one festival ends, another shall begin. On November 7th Disney World is showing their Holiday Spirit for the very merry time of year. On select nights, Magic Kingdom will have the popular Very Merry Christmas Party, which features snow on Main Street, The Jingle Cruise, Hot cocoa, cookies and much more.

As with the Mickey Not so Scary Halloween Party, the Very Merry Christmas Party is also be a special event, requiring an extra ticket per person to be purchased. Party nights will range from November 7th – December 19th.

Tickets can pe purchased via Disneyworld.com or at the Magic Kingdom ticket booths.

While the Magic Kingdom is a focal point for the holidays, Epcot is also a great place to enjoy the season. Epcot features a a huge Christmas tree with ornaments that say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas, in various language.

When you enter the different countries, you will see each country representing the holiday in their own culture.  You can see the Monkey King in China or Father Christmas in the United Kingdom.

A major draw to Epcot during the holidays is the Candlelight Processional, which features readers, re-telling the Christmas story. Show times are 6:15 as well as 8:15. Click here for updated readers for this year. You may also go to www.disneyworld.com to purchase Candlelight Dining packages, which will guarantee you a seat for the processional.

Moving forward, if you decide to visit the Hollywood studios, you will be amazed with the light display you will see. One of the most popular areas is the Osborne Family Spectacle of dancing lights.  Here, millions of lights are strung up along the Streets of America and set to music.  The lights will be viewable from November 7th – January 4th. This id such a great holiday treat,  that it is something that cannot be put into words, it really has to be seen.

As of right now Animal Kingdom does not have a  holiday show, but you can definitely take a look around the Disney Resorts as each resort will have something unique for the holiday season. For example, the Beach Club will have a chocolate Merry-go-round, and the Grand Floridian will have a life-sized gingerbread house last year that was almost a story tall.  Each resort also has unique decorations and the Christmas trees at each resort are a treat as well.

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