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What to expect in Disney World in December
There is so much happening in Disney World this year. This article will outline all the holiday events, food and special attractions that are happening in Disney World in December 2021!
Weather in Disney World in December
The weather in Walt Disney World in December is typically a high temperature is 73 degrees, and the average low is 53.
Holiday Magic happening at Walt Disney World in December 2021
- Disney Very Merriest After Hours – Celebrate the holidays in the very merriest way at a new event featuring Character sightings, themed fireworks, tasty treats and more!
- Castle Projections – Watch in awe as Cinderella Castle is transformed with cheerful projections.
- Seasonal Décor – Explore holly, jolly trimmings and theming throughout Main Street, U.S.A.
- Limited-Time Treats – Indulge in holiday-inspired food and beverages available for purchase at select locations.
- EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth – Surround yourself with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors during a beloved extravaganza boasting themed Holiday Kitchens and a scrumptious Holiday Cookie Stroll––starting November 26, 2021.
- Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Candlelight Processional.
Hollywood Studios (or MGM if you’re old like me)
- Sunset Seasons Greetings – Behold a captivating projection show on the Hollywood Tower Hotel.
- Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine– Don’t miss Minnie’s merry mealtime at this popular restaurant.
- Santa Claus Motorcade– Catch the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade, where old St. Nick will travel up Hollywood Blvd. In his candy-apple red convertible, packed with a sack of presents!
- For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Look forward to an unforgettable finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.
- Merry Menagerie – A whimsical winter celebration awaits you at Discovery Island. By day, look for life-size, artisan-sculpted animal puppets—including reindeer, foxes and polar bears. And at night, colorful rooftop luminaries and bird lanterns light up the sky.
- Santa Claus Festive Flotilla – See Santa Claus as he sails down the Discovery River to a jolly, world-beat holiday soundtrack.
- Donald’s Dino Bash Festive Flotilla – Spot Donald Duck and friends taking their holiday celebration to the water, waving to everyone as they traverse the Discovery River.
- Chip & Dale’s Festive Flotilla– Groove with Chip ‘n’ Dale as they bring their own style of festive flair to the park’s waterways, jingling through the jungle to the rhythm of the holidays.
- Discovery Island Drummers Festive Flotilla – Feel the beat as a colorful group of percussionists cruise along the Discovery River, entertaining Guests like you on the shore.
- Tree of Life Awakenings – Holiday Edition, where our beloved tree shimmers and sparkles each evening, accompanied by a heartwarming musical score.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day in Disney World
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. There Christmas themed menus at certain restaurants on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. See them here: https://www.tripsavvy.com/christmas-dinner-disney-world-1514337
- Christmas Day there are church services held in the Fantasia Ballroom at the Contemporary Resort. Catholic Mass will be held at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. A Protestant service will been held at 9:00 am.
- Christmas Day is a popular day inside Disney due to the parade that is broadcasted on ABC. Be forewarned that it’s probable the park will reach capacity at around 11am and not allow further guests to enter.
- New Years Eve: Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios all stay open late on New Year’s Eve and offer extra entertainment, usually including live performances, extra parades and fireworks.
Overall, December is a festive and fun time to visit Disney World. Just the view on Main Street is enough to put you in the holiday spirit! This is the month that is filled with special holidays and VIP ticketed events. It’s an entertaining season but a crowded one. There will be long lines and wait times. It’s worth it if you have a sprinkle of patience and pixie dust.