Events & Holidays at Walt Disney World® Resort

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 runDisney 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 16 - November 01, 2019 - Where: Magic Kingdom® Park


Join us when this spook-tacular celebration returns! Get your favorite costume ready and make your plans to live it up—collecting candies, sweets and delightful treats—all while Magic Kingdom® park thrills and chills you with special fireworks, eerie entertainment and Disney Characters that go bump in the night. Best of all: since this event is “not-so-scary,” children of every age can enjoy the fun!

August 29 - November 23, 2019 - Where: Epcot®


Taste your way around the world with an irresistible selection of gourmet plates and exotic burgers. Embrace your inner groupie during live performances at the America Gardens Theatre ranging from pop to country to R&B. Shop for keepsakes and explore must-see events—from book signings to complimentary talks.

October 31 - November 3, 2019 - Where: Walt Disney World® Resort


It’s a fabulous weekend with some of your favorite Disney characters! We’re serving up a delectable race menu for participants of all ages and skill levels, plus a challenge for those craving two courses. Enjoy a cornucopia of Disney entertainment at the races, and later, live it up at an after-hours Post-Race Party—exclusively for runners and their Guests!

November 08 - December 22, 2019 - Where: Magic Kingdom® Park


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 29 - December 30, 2019 - Where: Epcot®


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 and 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!