Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this Holiday season? Are you still in mourning over the loss of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights? Yeah, me too (sniff sniff)! Have no fear – Disney’s Hollywood Studios has several exciting new celebrations that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Here are 5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the place to celebrate the holidays once again. While the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights isn’t returning, there are all new spirited shows, holiday decor, and snow (yes, you read that correctly). Experience the Flurry of Fun November 9 – December 31, 2017 with these 5 exciting holiday celebrations.
1. Sunset Seasons Greetings – NEW Disney Holiday Celebration
First of all, you can celebrate the season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the all NEW Sunset Seasons Greetings. At the end of each day as night begins to fall an unforgettable scene starts to unfold on Sunset Boulevard. Billboards begin to move into motion and tell a tale, courtesy of iconic characters sharing their love for the season. The Hollywood Tower Hotel (The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror) magically transforms, bringing to life the following characters’ stories.
- Mickey and Minnie reminiscing about a hometown Christmas as the scene shifts into a romanticized, Norman Rockwell-inspired town—starting in black and white before slowly changing into color.
- The Toy Story characters guessing which new toys are coming this Christmas as the scene becomes covered in holiday wrapping paper.
- The Swedish Chef from The Muppets babbling as only he can while the scene turns into giant gingerbread houses.
- And finally, Olaf pining over his holiday wish as iconic music plays and the scene freezes over into a Frozen winter wonderland—complete with dancing Aurora Borealis lights and projected falling snow.
2. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!
Another exciting holiday event, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, is a Christmas nighttime spectacular featuring state-of-the-art projections from Disney Animation classics, special effects, fireworks, a holiday soundtrack, and best of all – snow! Join the stars from ABC’s Prep & Landing as they search high and low for Kris Kringle as Disney’s Hollywood Studios is transformed by holiday magic. The buildings and rooftops come alive with scenes from Disney favorites including Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, Inside Out, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Pluto’s Christmas Tree, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Up, and more. This 14 minute show will be held nightly beginning November 9.
DIStracted Tip: There is no charge to attend Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Valid park admission will be required.
3. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party
Looking for a more exclusive, VIP holiday celebration? Purchase tickets for the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party and enjoy reserved viewing for Disney Movie Magic in addition to Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! This yuletide celebration includes holiday-inspired desserts, wine, beer, specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a visit from a special Disney character. Purchase your tickets by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Tickets for the party November 9 – December 15 are $79 per adult and $45 per child (ages 3-9). Tickets to the party December 17-31 are $89 per adult and $49 per child (ages 3-9). Tax and gratuity are included in your ticket price.
DIStracted Tip: Event times may vary based on the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Spectacular schedule.
4. Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine
Join Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, Donald & Goofy for a seasonal character dinner at Hollywood & Vine November 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018. You can secure your reservation by visiting your My Disney Experience account, or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Minnie’s Holiday Dine is a buffet style meal which costs $50 per adult and $30 per child (ages 3-9), plus tax and gratuity. Some dining plans accepted.
5. Meet & Greet with Santa Claus and Santa Goofy
Visit Once Upon a Time on Sunset Boulevard November 9 – December 24 to meet the Jolly old Saint Nick. Once Santa returns to the North Pole on December 24th guests will have the opportunity to meet Santa Goofy (through December 31st). Make sure to check with a Cast Member when you arrive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for more information on how to meet Santa Claus.
There’s Still Time to Plan a Holiday Disney Vacation