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Special Events and Holidays Can Make Your Disney Stay Even More Fun!

Check out if any parties, festivals, or holidays are taking place during your Walt Disney World stay. They can make your vacation even more magical.

Below is a list of some popular Walt Disney Worlds events and holidays. Keep in mind that some of these listings require additional tickets, reservations, or registrations.

2018

November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Magic Kindgom)

November 18 – December 30 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

November 17-25 Thanksgiving Week

November 22-25 AdvoCare Invitational – Division I College Basketball (Wide World of Sports)

November 21 Ralph Breaks the Internet Opens in Theaters

November 22 – December 30 Candlelight Processional (Epcot)

November 18-December 30 Festival of the Holidays (Epcot)

December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Magic Kingdom)

December 3 and 10 Disney After Hours

December 19 Mary Poppins Returns Opens in Theaters

December 22-January 6, 2019 Winter Holidays School Breaks

2019

January 7, 17, 24, and 28 Disney After Hours

January 9-13 2019 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (Registration 7/19/18)

January 18-February 25 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

January 19-21 Martin Luther King Weekend

February 7, 14 and 28 Disney After Hours

February 16-18 President’s Day Weekend

February 21-24 2019 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Registration 8/7/18)

February 25, 26, and 28 Atlanta Braves Spring Training (Wide World of Sports)

March 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 23 Atlanta Braves Spring Training (Wide World of Sports)

March 7 Disney After Hours

March 6-June 3 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

April 4-7 Star Wars Half-Marathon-The Dark Side (Registration 8/28/18)

April 1-21 Spring Break Season for high school and younger students

May 12 Mother’s Day

May 25-27 Memorial Day Weekend

June 16 Father’s Day

July 4 Independence Day

August 13-19 Gay Days

August 31-Sept. 2 Labor Day Weekend

Late Fall 2019 Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in Hollywood Studios

November 23-December 1 Thanksgiving Week

December 21-January 5, 2020 Winter Holidays Break

2021

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Year

Ratatouille attraction opens in Epcot

Guardians of the Galaxy attraction opens in Epcot

October 1, 2021 Walt Disney World’s Official 50th Birthday

2022

Special Olympics USA Summer Games (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)

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