Winter Holidays at Walt Disney World Begin November 5 and Will Include ‘Frozen’ Entertainment

holidays at wdwWe’re still a month away from Halloween and that means the winter holiday season at Walt Disney World is getting closer.

The holiday season begins at the Magic Kingdom in early November when Queen Elsa begins the nightly transformation of Cinderella Castle on November 5.

The nightly Castle Dream Lights celebration is where the castle’s 200,000 shimmering lights are lit each night thanks to Elsa. The Frozen sisters will also entertain guests during ‘A Frozen Holiday Wish’ stage show.

Other holiday entertainment at the Magic Kingdom includes Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks, characters dressed in their holiday finest, and festive decorations around the park.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party happens on select nights from November 7 through December 19. This hard-ticket event includes Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade which will feature Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf this year.

The party also includes live stage shows and complimentary cookies and hot chocolate, in addition to snow flurries on Main Street U.S.A.

From December 20 through the 31, daytime guests will get to enjoy Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade instead of the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is going to remain Frozen for the winter holidays with the continuation of ‘For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration’ inside the Premiere Theater. Wandering Oaken’s is set up near the theater and guests will find Frozen merchandise and a play area with real snow.

Also at the Studios is The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights with millions of dancing lights, animated displays, and more. The Dancing Lights begin November 7 and run through January 4, 2015.

At Epcot guests can enjoy the Candlelight Processional beginning November 28 at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.

The list of celebrity narrators is as follows:

  • Jodi Benson: November 28 and 29
  • Neil Patrick Harris: November 30 – December 2
  • Jonathan Groff: December 3 and 4
  • Whoopi Goldberg: December 5 and 6
  • TBD: December 7 and 8
  • TBD: December 9-11
  • Joe Morton: December 12-14
  • TBD: December 15-17
  • Ana Gasteyer: December 18-20
  • Marlee Matlin: December 21-23
  • Isabella Rossellini: December 24 and 25
  • Blair Underwood: December 26 and 27
  • Steven Curtis Chapman: December 28-30

The Candlelight Dining Package includes a meal at a participating Epcot restaurant and guaranteed seating for one of the Candlelight Processional performances and a pre-arranged location for fireworks viewing.

Other holiday events at Epcot include the Gingerbread Village at The Land pavilion, holiday storytellers at each pavilion during Holidays Around the World, and special holiday merchandise and food items.


2 responses to “Winter Holidays at Walt Disney World Begin November 5 and Will Include ‘Frozen’ Entertainment

  • So I called Disney a few days ago, and they are telling me the official start date for Elsa lighting the castle is November 7th. I am quite confused. Can someone offer more insight into the data discrepancies?

  • Hi Mia! The official press release from Walt Disney World says Queen Elsa will transform Cinderella Castle nightly beginning November 5.

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