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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

Disney Events & Holidays

August 17 - October 31, 2018 - Where: Magic Kingdom® Park

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party


The witching hour’s almost here, so get your favorite costume ready for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a separately ticketed event in Magic Kingdom park!

Back again in 2018, it’s the happiest haunting on Earth! Don’t miss your chance to collect candies, sweets and frightfully delightful treats—all while the park hosts grim grinning ghosts, eerie entertainment and Disney Characters that go bump in the night.

Disney Events & Holidays

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!

Disney Events & Holidays

November 1 - November 4, 2018 - Where: Walt Disney World® Resort

Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Get ready for 4 days of family fun and fitness, with scenic running courses and a half marathon post-race party—November 1 to 4, 2018!

Participating in the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon? After you’ve had a chance to chill, celebrate your run with an amazing post-race party later on that evening at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival—this annual event features phenomenal gourmet cuisine and music from around the globe!

Winter Events

Disney Events & Holidays

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!

Disney Events & Holidays
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!

Disney Events & Holidays

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!