Disney’s 2020 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party + EPCOT’s Candlelight Procession Have Been Cancelled

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Christmas will look much different at Disney this year! πŸ™

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Christmas traditions at Walt Disney Theme Parks, Disneyland and Disney World are seeing some changes.

In addition to face masks being required, Disney has put several other guidelines into place to keep up with CDC recommendations and ensure the safety of their guests comes first.

Now with the holiday season just around the corner, Disney has officially announced that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Procession at EPCOT have been canceled.

mickey mouse christmas in holiday sweater

Like all other large group attractions that have been suspended, including Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party, Disney has canceled these two popular holiday events, which typically invited large groups in close quarters, including the exchange of candy and other goodies between persons, all of which goes against COVID-19 safety recommendations.

In addition, the famous gingerbread house displays which many guests loved to interact with in previous years, will not be making a return this season.

christmas tree at grand californian resort

There are still things to be merry about!

All Disney parks and resorts will still be decked out as early as November 6th; with dozens of fan-favorite seasonal treats, hundreds of Christmas trees, and other festive displays that Disney fans know and love.

I know a personal favorite of mine, the Grand Californian Resort in Anaheim, CA, will still be highly-decorated as always, combining the coziness of log cabins, fireplaces, and yule logs, with the unparalleled creativity of Disney, including a massive 60-foot Christmas tree in the lobby!

Plus, Santa Claus will still be making his appearance throughout the parks this holiday season, along with the Elves, Reindeer, and Jolly Disney Characters!

While we are seeing changes in many things Disney this year, one thing’s for sure – the holidays at Disney are always a spectacle to see!

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Comments 7

  1. me

    GOOD!

  2. grandmat57

    😰πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜₯😒

  3. CW

    I totally get the very merry party and putting a few hundred teens and church choirs shoulder to on risers and singing.

    But the gingerbread houses??? Even if not all resorts are open, why can’t the others do it? UGGH!

    • Sara

      I agree, I’m so glad we got see it two years ago. Hope they will bring it back the following year.

    • Casey

      Crowding is a problem at the resorts with houses. They also cost a small fortune to display. I’m not surprised by this at all.

  4. christinemay

    Where did you hear that the Grand Californian Resort will be decorated as always? I thought Disneyland was still closed and hasn’t announced reopening plans. Will the Disneyland Hotels be open? I hope that Disneyland opens by Christmas! πŸ™‚

    • Arlene

      You’re right, Disneyland is still closed. They are working on reopening soon, but no date as of yet. 😞

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