Disney’s Hollywood Studios Christmas Events
The holidays are a magical time of at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The park really is the epitome of tinsel town with tinsel decor found throughout. In addition, there are fun holiday shows like the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! fireworks spectacular, and the all new Sunset Seasons Greetings, plus lots of other great holiday fun.
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Nighttime Spectacular
The all-new Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! holiday spectacular will take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from November 9 through December 30, 2017. During the show, Guests will learn that Santa Claus is missing and there is a search-and-rescue mission to get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. The show comes to life on, above and around the Chinese Theater and includes state-of-the-art projections, special effects, fireworks and a seasonal musical score.
As a reminder, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights was retired in 2015, due to the construction and changes occurring at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to prepare for Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land.
Jingle Bell Jingle Bam Video
Sunset Seasons Greetings
New, for 2017 will be the nighttime projection show, Sunset Seasons Greetings. During this nightly event, Guests will be able to experience falling snow, twinkling lights and watch stories from several iconic Disney characters all on Sunset Boulevard. During the Sunset Seasons Greetings projection show, billboards will suddenly begin to move into motion and tell a tale, courtesy of iconic characters sharing their love for the season. Also, the Hollywood Tower Hotel will magically transforms, bringing to life the characters’ stories. Some of those special stories that will be told will include:
- Mickey and Minnie reminiscing about a hometown Christmas as the scene shifts into a romanticized, Norman Rockwell-inspired town—starting in black and white before slowly changing into color.
- The Toy Story characters guessing which new toys are coming this Christmas as the scene becomes covered in holiday wrapping paper.
- The Swedish Chef from The Muppets babbling as only he can while the scene turns into giant gingerbread houses.
- Olaf pining over his holiday wish as iconic music plays and the scene freezes over into a Frozen winter wonderland—complete with dancing Aurora Borealis lights and projected falling snow.
Sunset Seasons Greetings will take place from November 9 through December 31.
Sunset Seasons Greeting Video
Meet Santa Claus
Santa Claus will be able to be found in the Once Upon a Time shop beginning November 9 through December 24.
Once Old Saint Nick returns back to the North Pole, Santa Goofy will step in from December 25 – 31.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the holiday season, “Tinsel Town” takes on a completely different kind of meaning at this theme park that celebrates the magic of movies and television. A giant Christmas tree towers over the main entrance, holiday displays capture the imagination, and colorful garlands and lights sparkle. In addition, enhanced holiday decor will be found this year around Echo Lake. Colorful garlands and a giant Christmas tree centered on the water will make Echo Lake the merriest of places this holiday season. Even the famous Dinosaur, Gertie, will be dressed for the occasion with a dino-Santa hat.
Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine
Taking place most dates from November 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018 will be Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine. The meal will be the place to celebrate the holiday season as Minnie Mouse hosts a festive dinner with her friends Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and special guest Santa Goofy. Holiday themed décor, food, music and activities create the perfect place to deck the halls with friends and family. The cost of the meal is $46.99 for adults ages 10 and up and $27.99 for children ages 3-9.
If you’ll be visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the very busy week between Christmas and New Years, it’s a great time to take in some of the less popular attractions like Indiana Jones, and Muppet*Vision 3D where crowds will be more manageable.
It’s a Wonderful Shop, sells Christmas decorations and is open for the holidays.
Check out the gingerbread holiday display at Hollywood Brown Derby, which is a replica of the original Brown Derby Restaurant.