CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE. You can find me, until December 25th, drinking hot cocoa, binge watching all the episodes of Gilmore Girls that have snow in them, and waiting for everyone to put their lights up. This is by FAR my favorite time of year. Besides New York City (the ultimate Christmas destination), there’s nowhere better to celebrate than a Disney Park. If you’re headed to a Disney Park this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of five things to do to make sure you have the perfect Christmas trip.
-Head to Disney Springs
Going to Disney Springs for dinner, or some Christmas shopping? Good! They’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit more than ever, with fantastic offerings.
-The Christmas Tree Trail
This began last year, and has been brought back and expanded. We enjoyed the trail last year, and thought it had a lot of potential, which we hope Disney capitilizes on. The trail is essentially a collection of Disney themed Christmas trees, in a specifc area, that you walk through. It’s nice to have new decor at Disney Springs, and a new activity.
-Santa Meet and Greet
Santa is located by The Christmas Tree Trail now, and is the perfect meet and greet for when you want to see Santa, but don’t have a park ticket.
-Check out Epcot’s newest Festival
Epcot is making good on their threat to have a festival all year long (not really – but it feels that way, doesn’t it?), with its new Festival of The Holidays. There’s nothing that says Christmas, like eating until it hurts, so make your way around all the food and beverage booths around World Showcase.
-Get merry at Magic Kingdom
There’s nowhere better to celebrate on property, than the most heavily decorated park, The Magic Kingdom. If you’re visiting between Christmas week, and New Years, the park will have free Christmas entertainment. Any other time, make sure to enjoy the decor and ambiance.
-See Hollywood Studios nighttime show
This year, Hollywood Studios is introducing ‘Sunset Seasons Greetings’, a projection show and snow shower (fake, of course), down Sunset Blvd, with the majority of the show being on Tower of Terror. This sounds like a GREAT addition to Hollywood Studios, that’s been lacking in the festive department since the closing of the Osbourne Lights.
-Re-visit the classics
I love all the new things that Disney is adding for the holidays, but there’s nothing like the classics – head to a Very Merry Christmas Party, take in Holiday Illuminations, and visit the resorts decked out for Christmas.
No matter how you spend your time at Disney during the holidays, we know you’ll have a blast – I mean, you’re at Disney during the most magical time of year.