Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World in December? It is certainly one of my favorite times of year to visit the parks, especially the Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom in December is something magical to experience!
Even if you don’t get to visit Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you will find the Magic Kingdom is the perfect place to get in the holiday spirit!
Why You Should Visit Magic Kingdom in December
While Cinderella’s Castle is the focal point (especially at night) there are many other beautiful holiday decorations.
You will find beautiful displays at the entrance of Main Street USA, in the windows of shops, and all around the park.
My favorite Christmas decorations are the Mickey Mouse Wreaths on the street lamps down Main Street USA.
Christmas Photo Opts at Magic Kingdom
When you go to the Magic Kingdom at Christmas you will find many great photo options. Our favorites are toward the front of the park, right by City Hall.
There is a countdown to Disney marker and tons of large holiday decor like Toy Soldiers and the big Christmas tree near the town square.
Don’t forget to wear your Disney Holiday Christmas Shirts to the park!
Meet Santa in Magic Kingdom
When it comes to popular Christmas photo opts, none quite compare to having a picture taken with the big man himself.
You can find Santa in Magic Kingdom daily and while the line can be long, if you are looking for a chance to meet Santa at Disney World, you can’t beat this opportunity.
Cinderella’s Castle Christmas lights!
Make sure that you stay past dark when you visit Magic Kingdom in December! While the castle looks normal during the day, it totally transforms at night.
This is the only time of year you will get to see Cinderella Castle lit in dream lights.
Magic Kingdom Holiday Treats
There is nothing quite like holiday goodies at Disney! This is only of the only times of year you will find Gingerbread Mickey!
A stop at the Main Street Bakery is an absolute must. Let me warn you though, it’s hard to choose between so many yummy Disney holiday treats!
Disney Christmas Souvenirs
This time of year you will find plenty of Christmas merchandise. One item that many don’t know about is the Christmas Pins you can get made at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe.
These are Disney Celebrating Christmas Buttons that can be personalized for a small fee (under $10).
Yes, the buttons are free, but you are paying for the fancy lettering that can be customized with whatever you would like!
Jungle Jingle Cruise!
This is the only time of year when this favorite ride transforms into a Christmas-themed cruise!
You’ll still find the same off-beat jokes, but this time of year the jokes are totally different and revolve around the holidays!
What are your favorite parts of visiting Magic Kingdom at Christmas?