‘Tis the season to spread some holiday cheer and Walt Disney World ® is doing just that with plenty of festive activities including parades, dazzling fireworks, holiday shows, thousands of twinkling lights and even Santa Clause himself throughout all four Disney ® parks! You’re sure to get in the holiday spirit with some of these yuletide celebrations:

Celebrate the spirit of the season at Magic Kingdom ® during the annual holiday event Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Guests to this festive celebration will be transported to a winter wonderland with a special holiday parade, live entertainment, an exclusive holiday fireworks show – Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season, meet and greet opportunities, complimentary cookies and coco and even snow fall on Main Street U.S.A.! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs now through Dec. 21.

Experience an international celebration of Yuletide traditions at Epcot ® where guests can hear the retelling of the Christmas story by a special celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir. Celebrity guest readers include Whoopi Goldberg (Nov. 30 – Dec. 1), Andy Garcia (Dec. 2 – Dec. 4), Blair Underwood (Dec. 5 – Dec. 7), James Denton (Dec. 8 – Dec. 9), Jodi Benson (Dec. 10 – Dec. 13), Lea Salonga (Dec. 14 – Dec. 16), Alfred Woodard (Dec. 17 – Dec. 19), Trace Adkins (Dec. 20 – Dec. 22), Gary Sinise (Dec. 23 – Dec. 25), Amy Grant (Dec. 26 – Dec. 28) and Marlee Latlin/Jack Kason (Dec. 29 – Dec. 30). Also at Epcot ®, celebrate the Holidays Around the World with special lore and traditions from many countries at the World Showcase.

Hollywood Studios ® is shining some light on the holiday season with The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. This unbelievable seasonal display is one of the most popular at the park and that’s because it’s hard not to smile when you see every inch of the Streets of America covered in special holiday décor including twirling carousels, angels and even Santa and his reindeer all covered in thousands of multi-colored lights that shine brightly one minute and dim the next only to come back to life, choreographed to traditional holiday music!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom ® is ringing in the season as your favorite Disney ® characters parade their way through the park in Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade. Not your typical parade, Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade blends the spirit of the savanna with the energy of the holidays for one upbeat and uplifting good time! Get ready for colorful characters, festive music, rhythmic performers, stunning stilt walkers, animal puppets and more. Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade runs now through Jan. 2.

The holiday fun is even spilling out into Downtown Disney ® as the area celebrates the holidays with Festival of the Seasons. Guests who find themselves in Downtown Disney ® anytime between now and Dec. 27 will enjoy holiday carolers, costumed stilt walkers, a lively holiday party, festive décor, photo opportunities and even a visit with Santa Clause now through Dec. 24. There will even be a Santa Goofy Dec. 25 through Dec. 27.

Orlando, FL – 11/28/12