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Moms Panel Monday: Top Tips for Spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the Walt Disney World Resort

Lisa Mendillo

by , Sr. Manager, Digital Integration

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas from the Disney Parks Moms Panelists! Like many of you, they too have shared a few Christmas Eves and Christmas Days at Walt Disney World Resort. Should you find yourself in the parks on these most magical of days, here are some of the panelist’s top tips to help you and your family create enchanting holiday memories.

“On Christmas Eve, we celebrate with dinner at the Rose & Crown Pub. Most years, the cast members celebrate the arrival of Christmas when it turns midnight in the UK, and the whole place just takes on a whole new level of holiday spirit,” Anna explains. “We cap the evening off with the ‘Candlelight Processional,’ bringing the Reason for the Season to our hearts for sure.”

Andrea can think of nothing more magical than spending Christmas Eve at Magic Kingdom Park. She and her family enjoy an evening stroll down Main Street, U.S.A. while singing Christmas carols!

Christmas Day at Magic Kingdom Park is also a unique experience and one that I cherished,” said Jerry. “Of course, Magic Kingdom Park is always magical, but there is just something indescribable about being there on Christmas Day. Yes, you’re surrounded by more guests than most days, but everyone is sharing that Christmas Day magic together.”

Jane finds Christmas day a bit more magical by simply seeing all the twinkling lights. One of her top tips is to take a Holiday Sleigh Ride excursion, which allows guests to take in some of the Campsites best Christmas decor.

And Anna? Well, she and her family like dine out for breakfast in their Christmas PJs!

“We do not miss Christmas breakfast in our jammies. When my girls were little, we let them stay in PJs, and it’s kind of a tradition. They get all kinds of compliments on their festive attire wherever we end up for breakfast!”

No matter how you spend your Christmas, all of us send warm wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year! And remember for more information on planning your next Disney vacation, visit for a personalized answer from one of our knowledgeable panelists.