Walt Disney World Events in December (Updated For 2022)

December is the busiest time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort and the surrounding areas of Orlando in Florida. Some of the best times to visit are the early weeks of December, or the weeks following New Years Eve. So when you’re packing for your next visit in December, be sure to bring plenty of patience, and remember you’re visiting the Most Magical Place On Earth.

The closer it gets to Christmas, and New Years the crowds will continue to increase. It’s important that you have any plans secured with reservations. If you’re interested in a last minute, we recommend going early to rope drop for the parks. Be sure you’ve checked out our guide on Genie +, and park reservations.

Here are a few notable events going on in the month of December. We recommend that you check out the Candlelight Procession which takes place in EPCOT, A Very Merriest After hours Christmas Party, as well as preparing yourself with our ultimate guide to Disney at Christmas Time.

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Keep in mind these are just a few of the special events listed above. There are still tons to see and do besides all of the normal attractions and food during the 18 month long 50th Anniversary celebration.

Christmas Tree Stroll at Disney Springs

Get on over to Disney Springs and stroll along all the stores and paths to see some of the most decorated Christmas Trees. Pick up any last minute gifts or stop for a bite to eat in the many options you have there. Visit the Starbucks and get a hot chocolate as you can walk past all the decorations – highly recommend this at night, as the lights come to life.

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Bayley Clark

An elementary teacher taking every opportunity to go to Florida and explore Disney, Universal, and Orlando. Happy to share the secrets and guides to help make your next trip magical.

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