Unfortunately, just like with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has also been canceled for this year. There is a bright side though! Disney World will still be dressing up for Christmastime, and celebrating the holidays! Even if it is a little different than the way we’d normally do it.
Like with everything this year, even the character sightings around Christmastime are going to be a bit different. Although we won’t get to meet any of our favorite Disney characters up close in their holiday outfits, we will get to see them from a safe distance! A new Christmas themed character cavalcade will debut in Magic Kingdom, featuring Minnie, Mickey, other Disney friends, gingerbread men, reindeer, and elves!
One thing that will not be changing this year in Disney world is the delicious food. Like always, each Disney World Park will be serving enticing holiday desserts, snacks, and drinks. While there has not been any Christmas food menus released for this year yet, we have a good idea on what the treats will look like based on past year’s food. Hopefully, we will see many Mickey shaped holiday cookies, festive character themed caramel apples, red and green variations of beloved salty Disney snacks.
Hollywood And Vine
Even though we lost quite a few Disney holiday traditions, we may have also gained a few! Because, starting November 6th, Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood Studios will turn into a Christmas character dining experience hosted by Minnie Mouse, Santa Goofy, and more of their friends! They will all be dressed in their best holiday attire, and your family will get to take socially distant pictures with them, like at Garden Grill and Topolino’s Terrace. This is probably one of the new events I’m the most excited for- but we haven’t discussed everything yet!
EPCOT’s International Festival Of The Holidays
To our excitement, like every year, EPCOT’s International Festival Of The Holidays will go on this year! Beginning November 27th, the annual EPCOT festival will return with everyone’s favorite foods and places to eat, like the American Holiday Table. There is a catch though, and that is that the festival will be a modified version of it’s normal self, due to coronavirus and physical distancing protocols.
There are SO many things happening in Disney World around Christmastime, but I think we covered the biggest ones. And even though it’s not quite October yet, I’m very excited for Christmas decorations to go up in the parks, and for the Christmas fun to begin. But until then, stay safe, and stay tuned for more Disney content coming to A Dollop Of Disney!