Winter in Florida is a favorite time for everyone. Tourists get to escape the bitter cold of the north, and locals get to escape the suffocating heat of…well, Florida. If you’re enjoying the cooler months and looking for the best things to do at Disney World this winter, we’ve made a list of some things going down at the happiest place on Earth.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show

When: select nights November 8 – December 22, 2019

Address: Walt Disney World

Why You Need To Go: A brand new fireworks show is lighting up the winter skies this holiday season with Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show, which you'll be able to enjoy across the whole park!

Diwali Celebrations at Anandapur

When: Starting November 8, 2019

Address: Animal Kingdom

Why You Need To Go: In celebration of Diwali, the holiday festival of lights in India, glowing flowers, lanterns, and more will illuminate the square between Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage in a beautiful display.

Ride Expedition Everest

When: Open daily

Address: Animal Kingdom

Why You Need To Go: Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit like a giant snow beast, right? The Yeti-themed ride is an underrated favorite at Animal Kingdom. Its only roller coaster may not be a massive experience, but it’s still a thriller and tons of fun! Plus, it lights up at night!

Christmas Around the World Epcot

When: - , 2019

Address: Epcot

Why You Need To Go: Epcot’s World Showcase between November and December will feature storytellers from each country that will share with you unique holiday traditions and tales of lore from their homes that are held during the Christmas season.

Try a Galactic Treat at Star’s Wars Galaxy’s Edge

When: Open daily

Address: Walt Disney World

Why You Need To Go: There are a ton of foodie guides floating around now about how to eat your way around Galaxy’s Edge, but it’s definitely just one of those things that need to be experienced firsthand. From the Fried Endorian Tip Yip to the sweet Oi-oi Puff, most of these have to be seen (and eaten) to be believed.

Holiday Kitchens

When: Kitchens open daily November 29 through December 30, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Address: Epcot

Why You Need To Go: Similar to the Food & Wine Festival, but smaller and with a holiday twist, Holiday Kitchens features seasonal tastes from around the globe at 12 locations throughout the park.

Tree of Life

When: Begins after dark and occurs approximately every 10 minutes until the park closes

Address: Animal Kingdom

Why You Need To Go: The magical tree will feature a series of wintry tales and holiday-inspired music. During the night is the best time to experience it, where you’ll watch as the tree lights up with the spirit of the holidays.

There's tons of holiday fun to be had around Orlando this season, like this indoor wonderland, and bumper cars on ice!


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