2016 FREE Holiday Happenings for Disney World!


Too early for the holidays? NO WAY! Disney World doesn’t think so either. Walt Express has been receiving lots of news of the magical happenings about to be going on in Disney World. Find out all you need to know right here in: 2016 FREE Holiday Happenings for Disney World!2016 FREE Holiday Happenings for Disney World!

2016 FREE Holiday Happenings for Disney World!

Tis’ the season to be…well, MAGICAL! No one does Christmas and the Holidays like Disney World. From beautiful, seasonal decorations to characters dressed in their holiday best, the most magical place to be during the holidays is Disney World. Now, of course it gets a little crowded at times-especially the week of Thanksgiving and the week of Christmas. Just have a good plan (a Disney travel planner can help) and you will be just fine!

2016 FREE Holiday Happenings for Disney World!There are literally tons to see and do at Disney World during the holidays. Some events require an extra ticket, and thus an extra price tag. However if you are looking for more information on those kinds of events, this is not the blog for you. Now, if you are looking for 2016 FREE Holiday Happenings for Disney World then you have come to the right place. Besides seeing Yuletide decorations in “every corner” of the “world”, you will find some great experiences right here and they are all FREE!

Walt Express (and our friends at Disney Parks Blog) will keep you informed and up to date on all of the Holiday Hoopla!!

2016 FREE Holiday Happenings for Disney World!Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

NEW!! The Disney Springs’ Christmas Tree Trail will debut on November 11th and will run through January 8, 2017. Fifteen Christmas trees will be spread throughout Disney Springs, each one inspired by a different Disney character or story.  During this walk-through experience, you’ll wind through a beautiful winter wonderland complete with gentle snowfall, toy soldiers, singers and plenty of opportunities for photos!

Santa Meet & Greet

Santa will be appearing in Disney Springs beginning on November 14! Be sure to bring that list and let him know you’ve been good!

Holidays Around the World

This is a seasonal favorite! This year it is expanding to other places in Epcot! Each country represented in Epcot’s World Showcase will have “holiday storytellers” telling the story of how their country celebrates the holidays, compete with festive foods and goodies! Dates for Holidays Around the World will be November 25-December 30.

2016 FREE Holiday Happenings for Disney World!Feast of the Three Kings Feast near World Showcase Plaza is one of the new offerings this year. It pays homage to Three Kings Day, widely celebrated in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean. Look for a shredded beef tamale with avocado crema; roasted pork with mashed yucca and pickled green bananas, and Three Kings Bread. Drinks will include a Coquito (coconut milk) and Coquito with rum floater. This looks amazing!

Hot and cold drinks will be offered all around World Showcase, as well as holidays sweets such as the Mickey Santa Hat cupcake at Fountain View restaurant!

Jingle Bam! Jingle JAM!

This NEW holiday show is coming to Hollywood Studios November 14-December 31, 2016.

Great garland!! Santa Claus is missing!

The search and rescue mission to get The Big Guy back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve is all part of the fun in the all-new “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” holiday spectacular. The show comes to life on, above and around the Chinese Theater with state-of-the-art projections, special effects, fireworks and a rousing seasonal musical score.


Every resort in Disney World will also be decked out in their holiday finest! The Grand Floridian has a life size gingerbread that you DO NOT want to miss! Don’t forget the gorgeous tree at Wilderness Lodge or the fun, festive decorations at Fort Wilderness. Every resort has something special so make sure you set aside some time to check it all out.


  • These super magical extras are included with a paid park admission. You will not need admission for Disney Springs.


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photo credit: Don Sullivan Merry Christmas via photopin (license)

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Vanda Bean

Vanda is a Mom of 2 boys who is always thinking about or planning a trip to Disney World! Thanks to them and her work as a travel agent, she has become an expert on planning the perfect Disney trip and making wishes and dreams a beautiful reality. When she's not planning trips for others or visiting Disney herself, she graciously shares her knowledge and experiences here on Walt Express with our readers to help you plan your very own magical Disney vacation!

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