It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas


Christmas at Walt Disney World

It does not matter if your favorite version is by Perry Como, Bing Crosby, or even Alvin and the Chipmunks, chances are you know the song! Many artists have given us a rendition of this Christmas classic written by Meredith Wilson; while people are starting to decorate homes and shop for gifts, I looked at what can get you into the holiday spirit when vacationing at Walt Disney World.



Gingerbread decorating classes at the Grand Floridian Resort

All four parks, the resorts, and Downtown Disney undergo a major transformation in early November; with more than 1,300 decorated trees and 8.5 million lights strung throughout the property, getting into the spirit of the season is easy at Walt Disney World.

There is actually so much to do that one can enjoy an entire day of sightseeing without ever setting foot in either one of the four parks. All resorts are decorated to the max and are attractions in their own rights. Check out my recommendation for resort hopping and things to do at Downtown Disney.


The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

Every year, Disney Hollywood Studios puts on the Osborne Family’s Spectacle of Dancing Lights, but did you know that a ruling of the Arkansas Supreme Court was instrumental in bringing this amazing show to Orlando? Find out how it all came about!

At the Magic Kingdom, it is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party that marks the start of the holiday season, and Disney goes all out with giant Christmas trees; thousands of garlands, holiday wreaths, and lights create an enchanting atmosphere. Snow falls on Main Street U.S.A., the Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland is decorated, and the park puts on some of the best live entertainment ever. Here is what you can enjoy during the party.


World Showcase (Mexico pavilion) at Epcot

My favorite park to visit during this time of year is Epcot. Holidays from around the world are on display at World Showcase. Stroll from land to land, enjoy the Yuletide tales of the storytellers, and take in the sounds and the smells of the season.