CALENDAR

Magical extras are happening all the time at Walt Disney World. Disney also loves to celebrate holidays big and small! Use the calendar below to see if any parties, festivals, openings, special events, or holidays are taking place during your visit. They can make your visit more magical (or more crowded). Please note that some items on the calendar require advance registration or a ticket purchase. If you have any questions, email us at info@mainstreetpopin.comD

2021

October 1 through Spring 2022  Walt Disney World hosts “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”, an 18-month long event in honor of the resort’s 50th Anniversary

NOW through November 20 is the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival (Learn more at www.TasteEPCOT.com)

October 1 through Spring 2022 “Disney Enchantment” the nighttime fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom

October 14 Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside REOPENS

October 15 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 17 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 19 Disney Genie debuts at the parks (Genie is a free planning service available on the My Disney Experience App)

October 19 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 22 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 24 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 26 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 28 Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter REOPENS

October 29 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 31 After Hours Boo Bash at the Magic Kingdom 9 pm to midnight

October 31 Halloween

November 2021 Encanto (Disney Animation), a new animated film with original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story is about the magical Casa Madrigal and the one family member who feels a little out of place. Click here for a sneak peek.

November 1-2 Dia de los Muertos (Stop by EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion)

November 4Diwali

November 4-7 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Click Here for Registration Information)

November 5 Disney Wine & Dine 5K (a virtual race option is also available)

November 6 Disney Wine & Dine 10K (a virtual race option is also available)

November 7 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon (a virtual race option is also available)

November 6-7 Disney Two Course Challenge (a virtual race option is also available)

November 7 Post-Race Party

November 8 through December 21 – Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom (scroll down for specific dates and times)

November 8 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 9 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 11 Veteran’s Day (A patriotic day to see the Magic Kingdom’s flag-lowering ceremony.)

November 11Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 12 The “Un Poco Loco” scene from “Coco in Mickey’s PhilharMagic in Magic Kingdom Park debuts.

November 12 through January 2, 2022, Give Kids The World Village’s Night of a Million Lights holiday spectacular (Tickets are on sale now at www.gktw.org/lights)

November 12 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 14 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 16 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 17 Life Day (a very important date on the Wookie Calendar)

November 18 Mickey & Minnie’s Birthdays

November 18 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 18 Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil & Disney is scheduled to open at Disney Springs (CLICK HERE for ticket information)

November 19 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 19-21 Destination 23 Conference at the Contemporary Resort

November 20 Dapper Day at EPCOT (Those who like to dress dapper, “celebrate fun, refined style from vintage classics to chic, contemporary looks!” You may even see some active and retired service members in their dress uniforms.)

November 21 Dapper Day at the Magic Kingdom (Those who like to dress dapper, “celebrate fun, refined style from vintage classics to chic, contemporary looks!” You may even see some active and retired service members in their dress uniforms.)

November 21 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 23 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 25 Thanksgiving Day, but expect Walt Disney World to be crowded the entire week (Nov. 20-29)

November 25 The documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, premiers on Disney+

November 28-December 6 Hanukkah

November 28 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

November 30 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m

December 2 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 3 Disney Very Merriest After Hour at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 5 Walt Disney’s Birthday Remembered (1901)

December 5 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 7 Pearl Harbor Day

December 7 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 9 All-Star Sports Resort REOPENS

December 9 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 9 For Disney Vacation Club owners, the annual Condominium Association Meeting for all DVC associations takes place at the Contemporary Resort

December 10 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 12 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 14 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 16 The lounge at the Wilderness Lodge reopens

December 16 The lounge at Coronado Springs Resort reopens

December 16 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 17-January 2 Parks are crowded due to many schools being on Winter/Christmas Break

December 17 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 19 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 21 Disney Very Merriest After Hours at the Magic Kingdom, 9 p.m to 1 a.m.

December 24 Christmas Eve

December 25 Christmas Day

December 26 Kwanzaa

December 31 New Year’s Eve

2022

2022 Openings To Be Announced

  • The Star Wars-Themed Galactic Star Cruiser Opens (An immersive “hotel” experience where guests partake in a 2-night adventure aboard the Halcyon Starcruiser)

January 1 New Year’s Day

January 5-9 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (Click Here for Registration Information)

January 6 Walt Disney World 5K (a virtual race option is also available)

January 7 Walt Disney World 10K (a virtual race option is also available)

January 8 Walt Disney World Half Marathon (a virtual race option is also available)

January 9 Walt Disney World Marathon (a virtual race option is also available)

January 8-9 Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge (a virtual race option is also available)

January 6-9 Dopey Challenge(a virtual race option is also available)

January 17 Martin Luther King Day

February Black History Month

February 2 Ground Hog Day

February 14 Valentine’s Day (It falls on a Monday this year. A great time for a romantic Disney getaway!)

February 18-21 President’s Day Weekend (Note: Schools may break for longer than the weekend during this week)

February 24-27 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Click Here for Registration Information)

February 24 Disney Princess Sunrise Yoga (Click Here for Registration Information)

February 25 Disney Princess 5K (a virtual race option is also available)

February 26 Disney Princess Enchanted 10K (a virtual race option is also available)

February 27 Disney Princess Half Marathon (a virtual race option is also available)

February 26-27 Disney Fairy Tale Challenge (a virtual race option is also available)

In a galaxy far, far away… March 1 The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (Halcyon) 2-night immersive resort experience opens

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day (A great time to be at Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs. Also see if any celebration or special libations are being served near the UK pavilion in EPCOT)

March 31-April 3 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend (Click Here for Registration Information)

April 30 Dapper Day (Park TBD)

May 1 Dapper Day (Park TBD)

Spring 2022 Turning Red, an original Pixar feature film, comes to theaters. Turning Red is the story of a middle schooler who, when stressed, morphs into a giant red panda-like beast. 

Opening in 2022 Salt & Straw (artisanal, small-batch ice cream in unique flavors) opens in Disney Springs

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