Disney World Holiday Activities You Must Not Miss

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If you are one of the lucky visitors who are going to Walt Disney World this Holiday season you are going to have an amazing time.  While you are there, make sure you don't miss out on these festive Christmastime opportunities around the resort. Here are ten Disney World holiday activities not to miss.

Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs

The last couple of years Disney Springs has had this free exhibit and it keeps getting bigger.  This year there will be 25 uniquely themed Christmas trees on display to track down and admire.

Window Shopping at Disney Springs

While your are in Disney Springs you have got to take the time to do some window shopping.  Disney is very familiar with window dressings and displays for passing guests.  It's another reason to take in the sights of Disney Springs during the holiday season.

Visit Santa Downtown Disney

You can visit Santa in other places in Disney World as well.  Most notably at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party.  However, this meet and greet location is the only place in Disney World to meet Santa that you don't have to buy a ticket for.  It also has arguably the best backdrop for photos.

Resort Lobby Hopping

The deluxe resorts always pull out all the stops when it comes to holiday decor.  They are known to have elaborate gingerbread displays and it is worth taking the extra time to travel around the property to see how the various themed hotels take on the task of decorating for the holidays.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

The ultimate Christmas Party takes place at Magic Kingdom after normal operating hours on select dates.  Check the party nights against your vacation dates and try to arrange for the party while you are there.  The event requires a separate admission, but you do not need to purchase a general admission ticket if you only wish to attend the party.  The exclusive event offers the Once Upon a Christmastime parade, as well as other exclusive shows, dance parties, free treats and more.

Festival Of Holidays

Travel the world and get a sense of how different countries celebrate Christmas by traveling the World Showcase.  Like the Food and Wine Festival, food kiosks will be set up around the park.  There will also be international representations of Santa Claus and informative entertainment.

Candlelight Processional

Epcot is also home to the Candlelight Processional in which an orchestra and choir assist a celebrity narrator in presenting the Biblical story of Christmas.  Notable narrators include, Gary Sinise, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jodi Benson.

Jingle Bell Jingle Bam!

Prep and Landing fans you are in for a treat!  This holiday spectacle takes place in Disney's Hollywood Studios.  In it the Elves must track down Santa as several exciting scenes project onto the Chinese Theater.

Seasons Greetings

Stroll down Sunset Boulevard in Disney's Hollywood Studios for even more seasonal fun.  Tower of Terror is transformed into several entertaining Christmas scenes.

Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

If you are not able to see this exclusive Christmas parade in Magic Kingdom during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you can still see it during regular park hours beginning December 22.  Just be prepared for the heavy attendance and stake your viewing spot well in advance.

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