One of my favorite times of year to visit Disney World is December. It is a time when the parks bring out their holiday displays. You will find decorated Christmas trees, holiday wreaths, and the shop windows transform into a winter wonderland. There is something very magical about Disney this time of year and there are certain things you can only experience at Disney World in December.
- See Santa Claus at Disney Springs. Disney Springs is decorated for Christmas just like the parks. Outside you will find Christmas lights, trees and wreathes. Walk into stores like Once Upon a Toy & World of Disney, and you will find the interior has been decorated for the holidays as well. Best part is that you can meet Santa at Santa’s Chalet! Spend some one on one time with the Big Guy and have a beautiful photo taken.
- Check out the Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian Resort. All Disney Resorts trans undergo a transformation for the holidays. One of my favorite Disney resorts to check out at Christmas is Grand Floridian because of their giant Gingerbread House. This house is made of real gingerbread and is a true work of art. You really have to see it to believe it.
- Mail Santa a Letter at Magic Kingdom. It is Christmas year round at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square. This store has some of the most unique Disney themed Christmas items and ornaments you have ever seen. It also has a special place where you can mail Santa a letter or leave your Christmas list.
- Watch the Candle Light Processional at Epcot. While you have to pay a separate fee for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, you can experience the Candle Light Processional for free at Epcot. Taking place 3 times a day, this event features guest narrators, full choir and orchestra. It is a feast for the senses with a beautiful array of holiday music and stories.
- Ride the Jingle Cruise at Magic Kingdom. Only during Christmastime can you experience the Jingle Cruise. This is your favorite Jungle Cruise with some extra holiday magic. Not only do the boats get new holiday themed names, the animals and their habitats tend to reflect the Christmas spirit as well. Even the jokes take on a Christmas twist. It is definitely one of our favorite things to do at Magic Kingdom during Christmas.
Why do you love best about Disney World in December?