Holiday Touring Tips Plus Deb’s “Must-See” List

Touring Tips

Early December is the best time to visit and enjoy the Holiday Decorations. Crowds are generally low, especially the week after Thanksgiving. About mid-December it starts getting more crowded until the heaviest attendance Christmas week.

Ride the Magic Kingdom to Epcot monorail at night and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations and lights from above.

Each Country in Epcot has their own holiday storyteller. They appear several times a day, share cultural stories for their country and pose for photographs.

Deb's Must-See List


Disney Hollywood Studios Jingle Bell Jingle BAM!

Epcot's Voices of Liberty Holiday show (American Adventure)

Epcot's Candlelight Processional


Wilderness Lodge Lobby and Christmas Tree
Grand Floridian Gingerbread House
Ft. Wilderness Guest Campsite Decorations
Swan and Dolphin Resort – Get a holiday information sheet!


Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

One of the best-kept secrets of the holiday season is to walk through Fort Wilderness and view all of the Christmas decorations that the campers put up. Most of the decorations are more elaborate than anything many of us have at home. Stick around at the beach for the evening to watch the Electrical Water Pageant and view the fireworks from Magic Kingdom. – Susan Visconti

The parks got pretty crowded in the afternoon [on Thanksgiving] so we traveled to Downtown Disney and did some Christmas shopping. After shopping we stopped at our villa (we stayed at Saratoga Springs) to watch a little football and drop off our purchases. That night we made our way to Hollywood Studios to see the Osborne Lights. As "snow" fell we sat on a curb, sipped hot chocolate and experienced all that is the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing lights. What a wonderful day! – Penny Urell

Check out the TIP archive for Christmas Touring Tips!