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#HalfwaytotheHolidays Merry Happenings at Disney Parks

Anthony Armenia

by , Communications Manager, Disney Parks, Experiences & Products

Come one, come all to our holly jolly #HalfwaytotheHolidays takeover! Today, we are bringing you holiday cheer with a day of the merriest announcements, surprises and more giving a first look at the upcoming holiday season at Disney Parks around the world! Check out some of the highlights of this joyous celebration and stay tuned to our social channels all day for even more:

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World Resort Including All-New After Hours Event

Festive entertainment, whimsical décor, seasonal food & beverage offerings, and holiday-themed merchandise will all be a part of a very special season at each of Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs. Also, starting Nov. 8, “Disney Very Merriest After Hours”, a new special-ticketed event will be available on select nights featuring “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks,” Disney characters, holiday music and décor, treats and so much more! Check out all the details here.

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JUST REVEALED: Celebrate 20 Years of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Resort

One of my favorite attractions of all time, Haunted Mansion Holiday, will return for its 20th season beginning Sept. 3! This merry makeover of the eerie estate, inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” celebrates the collision of Halloween and Christmas. We’re excited to give you a first look at this year’s gingerbread house, a favorite tradition which changes each year. In addition, take a peek at the Haunted Mansion Holiday merchandise collection! Click here for all the details!

Santa, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Disneyland Paris

JUST ANNOUNCED: Say Bonjour to Festive Fun at Disneyland Paris

Beginning Nov. 13, guests can celebrate the season as Disneyland Paris wraps itself in the magic of Christmas with Disney’s Enchanted Christmas! At Disneyland Park, a thousand lights will brighten the magnificent Christmas tree welcoming Guests as they arrive, and the illuminations on Main Street, U.S.A. will guide them to Sleeping Beauty Castle. You might even see frosty snowflakes falling from the sky from time to time on Main Street, U.S.A.! Many iconic Disney Characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Stitch – even Santa Claus himself – will be dressed in their finest holiday attire, enhancing this Winter’s magic in both Disney Parks. Disney’s Enchanted Christmas will run through Jan. 9, 2022, so stay tuned for even more details and surprises.

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LIMITED TIME: Satisfy Your Holiday Cravings With New and Returning Drink Offerings

No holiday celebration is complete without festive sweets and we got you covered with some limited-time offerings, now through July 18. Head on over to Disney Springs, located within Walt Disney World Resort, and stop by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company’s The Landing location for the return of some jolly java. Joffrey’s is offering their classic Peppermint Mocha Latte, a delicious combination of espresso, milk, dark chocolate sauce, and peppermint syrup. Pair it with a special Halfway to the Holidays themed ripple print, available for select beverages. At the Downtown Disney District in Disneyland Resort, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is bringing back their Peppermint Classic Shake. This peppermint patty shake is topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint and chocolate drizzle. 

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FIRST LOOK: Merriest Merchandise Coming Soon

Now that we’re halfway to the holidays, it’s time to start thinking about what gifts you’ll be getting your friends and family! First of many all-new Sketchbook Ornaments are releasing soon to shopDisney. Also, get excited for new holiday-themed ear headbands, Spirit Jerseys, and more, coming to parks and shopDisney.com this holiday season. Global retailers such as BoxLunch and Amazon are rolling out some fun holiday-themed merchandise too, including a summer fun “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas” collection! Feast your eyes on all the merchandise here.

Magical Winter Holidays with Disney Cruise Line

Have A Very Merry Christmas Aboard Disney Cruise Line

From early November through December, the Disney Cruise Line fleet is decked out in holiday cheer and entertainment during Very Merrytime Cruises. Holiday magic is unwrapped for the whole family with festive holiday decor, favorite characters in their finest holiday attire and a special visit from none other than Santa Claus. Check out some of the top things to experience aboard these special holiday sailings on board Disney Cruise Line here.

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Celebrate the Season With This Disney+ Watchlist

I don’t know about you but one of my favorite holiday traditions is gathering by the TV and watching classic and new movies, specials and shorts. This year, stream them on Disney+ and check out the full list of festive favorites here. To get you started, here are my top 10 personal favorites:

  1. “Noelle”
  2. “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special”
  3. “Home Alone”
  4. “The Santa Clause”
  5. “The Muppet Christmas Carol”
  6. “A Christmas Carol”
  7. “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  8. “Prep and Landing”
  9. “Once Upon A Snowman”
  10. “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas”

Show Off Your Holiday Spirit With Downloadable Wallpapers

Deck out your devices with our newest Disney Parks Blog wallpaper for your desktop, mobile device or watch. Plus, head to our wallpaper page and search for “Holidays” for even more designs and sizes! Please be sure to read our terms of use before downloading.

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A Halfway to the Holidays TikTok Live Event from Disney’s Blizzard Beach

The holiday cheer was too much to fit into just a day, so join us @DisneyParks on TikTok this Wednesday, July 14th at 7:30 p.m. ET for a special after hours tour of Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park at Walt Disney World Resort. Get an inside look at your favorite attractions, a sneak peek at new limited-time offerings, special entertainment moments from the Dapper Dans and more!

Hope you all have an amazing #HalfwaytotheHolidays. Can’t wait to see how you celebrate!

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