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Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

Walt Disney World at the holidays gets a lot of hype as they go all out for the season. Magic Kingdom gets Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Epcot gets the International Festival of the Holidays, and new this year is Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. But I think the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs might just be my favorite and most underrated of them all!  Disney Springs erects a bunch of beautiful themed Christmas trees throughout the area and you get to go at your own pace to check them all out. It is a great way to add a little extra cheer without having to spend any additional money! Many of the vendors at Disney Springs have seasonal offerings as well to help extend the Christmas spirit if you wish.  Here are some of my personal favorites that we have found in the past. Which are your favorites? Coco Tree Frozen Tree Star Wars Tree Black Panther Tree Toy Story Tree Disney Springs Tree (the big one!) This is a fun and free holiday activity to do w

A Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

The holiday season is an extra magical time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. One special event only available during the holiday season is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. Celebrate the season with a special Christmastime fireworks show, parade, stage shows, dance parties, treats and more! This special event takes place on select nights from early November until a few days before Christmas.  Know Before You Go Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will take place on 25 select nights from November 8th through December 20, 2024, and ticket prices vary by date. Prices range from $169-$219 per guest ages 10 and up and $159-$209 for guests ages 3-9, excluding tax.  It's very important to know before arriving at the Magic Kingdom that this is a separately ticketed event which means that your general admission ticket does not include admission to this party. Each party night the Magic Kingdom will close at 6pm to day guests and the party officially tak

Very Merriest After Hours Event

As the weather turns colder and spooks turn to snowflakes, it is time to revisit some festive delight that Walt Disney World has to offer.  While Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party returned in 2022, we thought it would be the perfect time to look back on the Very Merriest After Hours event that took place in 2021 as there are a few similarities. Magic Kingdom is festive throughout the day from November to December, but it takes on a whole new personality at night for the holiday events. For the Very Merriest After Hours, let's start with the included snacks.  You could get a few park favorite treats and some seasonal delights.  The lines at the start of the event for ice cream and soda were long, but they faded throughout the night and it was much easier to get snacks later on.  We enjoyed Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bars first.  While it was December, it was still plenty warm out for ice cream!  They had a few other favorite ice cream novelties available as well. We also g

Epcot Festival of the Holidays - Part 2

Since I couldn't quite get everything done at Festival in the Holidays in one day, I had to go back another time to try just a few more things!  The size of this festival is much more approachable food-wise than the Food and Wine Festival since there are fewer booths, but I'd only really had a half day to squeeze in everything. If you started at opening, you could probably get it all done in one day if you tried!  Read more about my first day here .  First up, a holiday classic, roasted chestnuts from Chestnuts and Good Cheer.  We decided we didn't like chestnuts, whoops! They also had a variety of other roasted nuts to choose from along with hot chocolate and eggnog. Next we headed over to a popular festival favorite, Mexico for Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen.  We got a few things to try here but agreed we liked the food better than the drinks this time around. Both the savory options were simply delicious!  Giant Tostada de Chorizo: Chorizo served on a giant tostada with ch

Epcot Festival of the Holidays - Part 1

Raise your hand if you still have Christmas decorations up!  Me too, so I think it's still fair that we can chat about Festival of the Holidays over at Epcot which runs from about Thanksgiving to Christmas each year.  Similar to other Epcot festivals, this event brings food booths with specialty items around World Showcase along with themed entertainment, decor and merchandise.  There is also a holiday cookie stroll, which you can learn more about here .  First, I love all the red floral that the holidays bring to the park.  It just pops and really helps it feel more like the holidays when it's 80 degrees outside in mid-December.  But of course, I'm here for the food so let's dig right in!   We loved the food from Morocco at Food and Wine so much, we actually put the beef skewers on our wedding menu, so we were excited to see the booth (Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina) back for the holidays and headed there first.  This "booth" is inside the old Tangier