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Top Holiday Events at Walt Disney World

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Beginning in November and continuing through till the end of December, Disney Theme Parks have a wonderful selection of holiday special shows and exhibits.

1. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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More nights of the merry celebration at the Magic Kingdom mean the biggest party ever. Highlights include parades, marching toy soldiers, snow flurries and Santa. This is an evening event that requires a separate admission.

2. Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

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There are now 5 million "illuminating" reasons to visit the seventh annual Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, the largest residential holiday light display in the world, at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The display is included in regular admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

3. Candlelight Processional at Epcot

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A moving presentation of the traditional Christmas story told by celebrity narrators who are joined by a mass choir and 50-piece orchestra. Performances take place nightly at Epcot and is included in the regular admission to Epcot.

4. Holidays Around the World

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Traditional celebrations from around the globe add a festive touch at WDW's Epcot. Special dining packages that include preferred seating for the show are also offered by calling 407/WDW-DINE. The fun also includes a nightly tree lighting ceremony with Mickey Mouse and a luminous light bridge that snuggles the breezeway to World Showcase Plaza. Kwanzaa and Hanukkah observances are also featured. Holidays Around the World, which also features storytellers in World Showcase and the dazzling display Lights of Winter.

5. Disney's Animal Kingdom

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Carolers will greet guests with favorite melodies near a towering themed 65-foot Christmas tree situated at the park's entrance. The park welcomes the holiday season with "Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade." The parade blends the spirit of Disney's Animal Kingdom with the spirit of the holidays. Camp Minnie-Mickey celebrates the Yule with two dozen festively adorned trees, plus characters in holiday garb. The songs of the season resonate as carolers round out the scene at Camp Minnie-Mickey.

6. Festival of the Seasons

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Downtown Disney rings in the magical shopping season with more than 50 unique stores and merchandise locations across the shopping, dining and entertainment district. The holiday celebration includes festive holiday décor, carolers, nightly tree lighting and photo opportunities with Santa.

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