There are a lot of amazing places to spend Christmas, of course. Whether you travel home for the holidays, escape to the mountains for a white Christmas or ship off to a tropical destination to avoid family stresses and that winter weather, there’s no wrong place to spend this season. But one of the absolute best destinations for the holidays, at least in our humble opinion, is Walt Disney World. This eternally enchanting place gets an extra dose of magic during this special time of year.
Even though the holiday season is one of the busiest times of year at Disney, it’s worth braving the crowds to experience the four theme parks and numerous resorts during Christmas. And the reasons go far beyond meeting Mickey in his holiday suit and eating more cookies than Santa himself at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party.
From stunning holiday lights on Cinderella Castle gingerbread houses you can practically move in to, here are the 15 reasons you need to visit Walt Disney World during the Christmas season.
Additional reporting by Nicole Dossantos.