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Complete Guide to the Holidays at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World

Celebrate Christmas and the Holidays at Walt Disney World, there’s snow much to look forward to with extra magical holiday happenings across the entire resort including Disney's Hollywood Studios who have a brand new after hours party this year, JollyWood Nights.


Complete Guide to the Holidays at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World

Anytime of the year is a magical time to visit Walt Disney World, but the holidays are truly the most magical time of the year, and this year you can enjoy new jolly experiences, glittering sights, sounds and the most scrumptious sweet treats. Plus, thrill to the return of fan-favorite Disney holiday traditions.


This year the holiday festivities at Walt Disney World begin on November 11 and run through until December 31, 2023, and no matter your traditions, get ready to celebrate the spirit of the season here in Orlando.


We will be regularly updating this page as we closer to the holidays, so keep checking back!


The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Embark on yuletide adventures in a park full of entertainment and thrills.


Decor at Hollywood Studios includes SANTA GERTIE! There are also oversized Christmas ornaments in Echo Lake, as well as a giant Christmas tree, and other decor.


You will also discover vintage inspired decor on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, with snow falling along Sunset Boulevard.


Highlights include:

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Enjoy an unforgettable holiday finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.


Minnie's Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine – See Minnie Mouse and her pals during an oh-so-merry meal. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


Toy Story Land Characters in Holiday Attire – See some Pixar pals decked out for the season.


For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

Watch as thrilling moments from the movie play on-screen, then cheer as Anna, Elsa and Kristoff appear to sing along with the audience! Projected lyrics make it easy to belt out irresistible show-stoppers like “Let It Go.”


Enjoy an unforgettable holiday finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.


 Sunset Seasons Greetings  Gaze in wonder as the Hollywood Tower Hotel

Sunset Seasons Greetings

Gaze in wonder as the Hollywood Tower Hotel is transformed nightly with holiday projections.


Get swept up in scenes of the season as The Hollywood Tower Hotel comes to holly-jolly life with continuously running, colorful projections


Minnie's Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine

Minnie's Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine

Deck the halls at a dazzling dinner party filled with holiday cheer and the joy of the season!


See Minnie Mouse and her pals during an oh-so-merry meal. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


Toy Story Land Characters in Holiday Attire

Toy Story Land Characters in Holiday Attire

See gWoody, Jessie and Buzz sporting their holiday best, and check out the oversized holiday decorations throughout Andy's backyard!


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney Jollywood Nights is a new, separately ticketed event from 8:30 pm - 12:30 am on 10 select nights November 11 - December 20, 2023.


Get ready to dress in your holiday glam best or festive flair, dance the night away to merry mashups, indulge in divine treats and bubbling spirits, and snap selfies with iconic characters during this new festive event.


For an extra dose of cheer, the party wraps with the return of the nighttime spectacular, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!”


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

A Guide To Disney Jollywood Nights

Welcome to Tinseltown as you enter Disney Jollywood Nights experience a DJ spinning a mix of holiday tunes and pop classics on Hollywood Boulevard.


Hollywood Boulevard will feature holiday decor and cheer, including a HUGE marquee featuring Disney Jollywood Nights for you to grab a special photo.


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Commissary Lane

Commissary Lane will come to life with a lively Latin Street Fair. There will be three Latin bands performing as part of the Fiesta en la Calle (festival in the street) on Commissary Lane.


There will be festoon lights along this area, food and beverage, and street performers.


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Theater Of The Stars

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will host a live holiday special at Theater of the Stars with some of their Disney friends.


The spectacular holiday themed musical variety show hosted by Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will feature special appearances from Princess Tiana, Belle, Minnie Mouse, and Mickey Mouse.


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Brown Derby

Encounter glitz and glamor galore within The Hollywood Brown Derby, where the restaurant will be transformed into a jazz lounge featuring a sing-along piano bar.


There will be songs performed from the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. Think along the lines of a swinging, speakeasy kind-of-a party!


Animation Courtyard

Meet Mickey Mouse and the rest of the iconic gang in Animation Courtyard on a hot set with holiday props.


Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, and Goofy who will all feature NEW costumes have just wrapped up filming their holiday movie and they will be available for meet-and-greets with never-before-seen backdrops that will draw inspiration from modern pop culture


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Tower Hotel

During Disney Jollywood Nights the park will reawaken the legendary Tip Top Club, where park guests will enter the Twilight Zone... Hollywood, 1938, and enjoy an "other-worldly soiree" at The Hollywood Tower Hotel Courtyard.


Jjoin a party worthy of Hollywood's elite, dance to a ghostly band, enjoy custom food and craft drinks, all the while be immersed in the Tip Top Club from the Tower of Terror.


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Hyperion Theater Sing-Along

At the Hyperion Theater, the Frozen Sing-Along will be replaced with a special Nightmare Before Christmas show exclusive to Disney Jollywood Nights.


The Hyperion Theater will be themed to A Nightmare Before Christmas and guests will experience a special sing-along show featuring appearances by both Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie!


Echo Lake

Get into the spirit with your fave throwback friends including Powerline Max and Phineas and Ferb at Echo Lake where each meet-and-greet will feature its own Christmas Tree.


Pixar Place

Pixar Place will be transformed with a 1950s theme including food, beverage, and decor.


Visit the Frozone Snow Zone where you can chill with Frozone who will make it snow, and of course, strike a pose with 1950's Edna Mode!


Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” at Jollywood Nights Hollywood Studios

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM

End the night with a bang – literally – when the festive favorite “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” returns. This Santa-sized nighttime spectacular, featuring the elf duo Wayne and Lanny from Disney Animation Studio’s “Prep and Landing,” is jam-packed with music, fireworks, special effects, and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.


Event Details

Disney Jollywood Nights is a limited-capacity holiday event. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels, and Shades of Green can buy tickets starting June 29.


Tickets may be purchased by all guests starting July 6 on the Walt Disney World website.


Ticket prices will range from $159 – $179 per person.


Disney Jollywood Nights Party Dates:

November: 11,18, 20, 27, 29

December: 4, 6,16,18, 20



The Best Time To Visit

The crowds around the holidays, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve are the busiest times to visit Walt Disney World during the holidays. Expect the parks to be very busy with long lines at all attractions.


The Christmas and New Years Eve Weeks are the absolute busiest time of the year at the resort. The upside to visiting during this time is the special entertainment around Christmas, especially at Magic Kingdom with lots of additional entertainment usually reserved for the ticketed Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party including the sparkling spectacular “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” and the merry must-see “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”

On New Year’s Eve, there’s special entertainment at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios including DJ Dance Parties and special fireworks.


Besides the crowds, there are a few other downsides to visiting during these two weeks. As you would expect, the resort hotels have the highest room rates of the year, and many resort restaurants add a holiday surcharges, plus it can be difficult to get reservations at many dining locations, especially if you are looking to eat at a favourite restaurant.


If you are looking to visit when its less crowded, November is quieter in general, with the resort getting busier as it get closer to Christmas, although you should expect elevated crowd levels throughout November and December with all days during the holidays experiencing higher the average crowd levels.


Expect elevated crowd levels through until mid-January 2024.


The holidays at Magic Kingdom

The Weather During The Holidays

The upside to visiting in November or December is that the weather is much more theme park friendly than during the red hot days of summer, expect cooler temperatures, low humidity, and less rain!


The downside? It can get very cold, colder than you might expect in Florida! The mornings especially can feel very cold.


Expect average daytime temperatures to be anywhere from the low 70s to the high 80s.


You should expect colder nights and early mornings, as cold fronts pass through, with overnight temperatures dropping to the 60s and even the 50s.


The holidays at Magic Kingdom

What To Wear During The Holidays

With the large variations in temperatures in November and December it's important to wear layers.


Yes, pack your t-shirts and shorts, but don't forget to pack sweaters for the evenings when temperatures dip, and pack a jacket too, just in case.


Disney Resort Hotels at Christmas

The Holidays At Disney Resort Hotels


Stay in the heart of the holiday magic, mere moments from the theme parks.


Highlights include:

Seasonal Décor – Delight in holiday decorations, including magnificent Christmas trees and gingerbread displays adorning the lobbies and Guest areas at select Disney Resort hotels.


Delicious Treats – Nosh on gingerbread goodies and savor specialty menu items at select restaurants in Disney Resort hotels.


Plus, you’ll be conveniently close to other holiday happenings at Walt Disney World Resort


Special Savings On Stays At Disney Resort Hotels

The only thing better than visiting a Disney theme park at the holidays is complementing it with a stay at a Disney Resort hotel.


Guests can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays this fall and winter season.


To learn more, visit disneyworld.com/HolidaySavings.


Hollywood Studios at Christmas

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