Disney Events & Holidays

No matter what time of year you plan your WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort family getaway, there are live events that you won't want to miss. Perhaps you've been training for months and you're here to set a new personal best in the Disney Marathon, or you're bringing the entire extended family for an unforgettable 4th of July—you're sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Fall Events

August 30 - November 12, 2018 - Where: Epcot®

Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival

A Spectacular Celebration of Global Cuisines, Music & More! Explore international foods kiosks, then nosh on the spot or take to go! Get in touch with your inner groupie during live performances at the Festival! Whet your appetite with all-new events, guest chefs and Marketplace additions!

Winter Events

November 8 - December 21, 2018 - Where: Magic Kingdom® Park

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party


This Christmas season, get ready for a magical holiday gathering with your loved ones—and some familiar Disney faces.

When Mickey celebrates the season, Magic Kingdom park lights up with excitement for Guests of all ages. Cinderella Castle shimmers. Joyful music fills the air. Disney Characters don their most festive attire. Favorite attractions take on a holiday theme. And enchanting surprises lie around almost every turn!

November 18 - December 30, 2018 - Where: Epcot®

Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays


Discover a festival like no other, featuring the joyous holiday traditions of our 11 World Showcase nations. Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays surrounds you in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season as celebrated by cultures near and far.

Come, delight in stirring live musical productions; savor seasonal food & beverage specialties at the expanded Holiday Kitchens; and take a festive global tour as costumed performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase!

January 9 - 13, 2019 - Where: Walt Disney World® Resort

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend

Imagine an entire weekend of runs where every mile is jam-packed with Disney fun.

The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna brings a range of events and races through exciting locations across Walt Disney World Resort. It’s a perfect chance to see a different side of this magical place as you and fellow Guests walk, jog or sprint along. Finishers even receive medals!

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January 18 - February 25, 2019  - Where: Epcot®


Immerse yourself in this celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world, featuring live Broadway-style entertainment and original artwork. Explore a variety of galleries, hands-on workshops and complimentary seminars. Discover creative twists on irresistible bites and sips around Epcot. Catch captivating entertainment everywhere you turn—from acrobatics to Living Statues.

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February 22 - 24, 2019 - Where: Walt Disney World® Resort


This February, princes and princesses of all ages are invited to come together for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Join Disney Princesses in a celebration of inspirational women around the globe at this unforgettable event featuring a variety of races.

Put your commitment, perseverance and determination to the test as you walk, jog or sprint around Walt Disney World Resort. Enjoy magical surprises along the course as well as a fun-filled, post-event party to celebrate your dream fulfilled. And take home an exclusive Finisher Medal to commemorate the occasion!

Spring Events

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February 25 - March 23, 2019 - Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex


Take your family out to the ball game with the Atlanta Braves! See the Braves face off with some of your favorite MLB teams as they prepare for the upcoming season, tickets are now on sale following the link above! 

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March 6 - June 3, 2019 - Where: Epcot®


Welcome spring's arrival with a multi-sensory selection of vibrant displays and captivating experiences.

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is a fun-filled destination for Guests of all ages—and the perfect place for nearly every member of the family to unearth their sense of curiosity and discovery. With so much to see and do, you’ll uncover something new with every single visit!

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April 4 - 7, 2019 - Where: Walt Disney World® Resort


Get set for galactic adventures during a weekend of out-of-this-world races, epic entertainment and Star Wars™-fueled fun.

Feel the Force and the enchantment of Disney in a series of Star Wars™-themed races. Encounter powerful surprises and entertainment throughout the weekend, with every mile jam-packed with Disney fun.