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2023 Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

2023 Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It is no secret that we think that Hollywood Studios provides one of the best holiday experiences out of all 4 parks.

From the decorations to the music to the entertainment, we love it all!

2023 holiday offerings

Although the decorations will be up much earlier, the “official” start date for the holidays is usually the second week of November. For 2023, look for the holidays to kick off at Hollywood Studios on November 11.

Here’s what you can find:

Disney Jollywood Nights – NEW for 2023!

Hollywood Studios is our favorite place to be for the Holidays, so we’re very excited about this BRAND-NEW holiday event. Here’s what you need to know:

Disney jollywood nights

What is Disney Jollywood Nights?

Disney Jollywood Nights is the brand-new nighttime holiday party taking place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This is a specially ticketed (costs extra) event that includes a special holiday-themed nighttime show, music, characters, and more.

Disney Jollywood Nights Dates & Ticket Prices

You can catch Jollywood Nights from 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM on 10 select nights from November 11 to December 20, 2023:

  • November: 11, 18, 20, 27, 29
  • December: 4, 6, 16, 18, 20

Ticket prices will range from $159 – $179 per person and go on sale July 6.

Here’s what is included:

  • Festive welcome to Disney Jollywood Nights with a DJ spinning holiday tunes
  • Experience a lively Latin Street Fair on Commissary Lane
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy host Disney Holidays in Hollywood at Theater of the Stars
  • Hyperion Theater hosts a spirited Nightmare Before Christmas sing-along, complete with special guests appearances by Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie.
  • Access to favorite rides and coasters, including Slinky Dog Dash, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, and Rise of the Resistance (Special Note: Rise of the Resistance will use a Virtual Queue during Disney Jollywood Nights)
  • Holiday-themed Magic Shots, 2 new PhotoPass experiences – and the best part, PhotoPass photos captured during the event are included with the price of your ticket
  • Meet Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie and the rest of the gang in Animation Courtyard and Powerline Max, Phineas and Ferb at Echo Lake, and Edna Mode and other super friends at Pixar Place.
  • Holiday-themed treats and specialty offerings available for purchase.
  • Encounter glitz and glamour at two limited-capacity entertainment experiences: Jazzy Holidays lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby and the Tip Top Lounge at The Hollywood Tower Hotel Courtyard where the area is transformed into the lounge referenced on the ride, complete with immersive 1920’s theming, a live band, crafted cocktails, and custom food.
  • Wrap up the night with the return of “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” nighttime spectacular with music, fireworks, special effects, and projections.
muppets at jollywood nights

The Return of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! (but only for Jollywood Nights)

No holiday celebration is complete without a grand finale, and after a long hiatus, Hollywood Studios will see the return of their holiday grand finale “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” for Disney Jollywood Nights.

This larger-than-life nighttime spectacular will captivate you with its vibrant music, awe-inspiring fireworks, dazzling special effects, and state-of-the-art projections. Get ready to be swept away by the sheer magic of this sensational show!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party

Important note: Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will ONLY be shown during Jollywood Nights and is not available outside the party.

Minnie’s Holiday Dine

Guests can dine with Minnie Mouse and friends at Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood and Vine.

Minnie's Holiday Dine

This is an extremely popular reservation – and the only place you can dine with the characters dressed up for the holidays.

Santa Goofy Hollywood and Vine
Minnie Mouse Christmas Costume Hollywood and Vine

In 2023 Minnie’s Holiday Dine will run from November 8 – early January 2024.

Sunset Season’s Greetings

One of the best parts of the holidays at Hollywood Studios is the fact that there is so much holiday entertainment that is free. And that includes the Sunset Season’s Greetings projection show.

Sunset Season's Greetings

With the same projection technology you can find being used on Cinderella Castle and the Tree of Life, during the holidays, the Tower of Terror is anything but scary as it gets transformed into fun holiday vignettes.

Trust us: these are cute little shows with the Tower of Terror being changed into things like a Muppets’ gingerbread masterpiece, a Toy Story toy hotel, a snowy corner of Arendelle, and a Dickensian village from Mickey’s Christmas Carol.

Sunset Seasons Greetings

There’s even “snow” (aka snoap) and music and lasers.

Snoap snow

And since the show is nearly continuous, we recommend grabbing a nearby snack or beverage and just enjoying the sites and sounds.

Frozen Sing-Along with holiday finale

Running through the end of the year, this special finale at the Frozen Sing-Along highlights some of the exciting holidays and traditions found throughout the world.

Frozen Sing Along with holiday ending

Note: this special ending adds 5 minutes to the show time.

Meet Santa

Santa is once again back and meeting guests at Hollywood Studios – but this time he’s moved to the It’s a Wonderful Shop on Grand Avenue:

Hollywood studios christmas decorations its a wonderful shop

In 2023 at Hollywood Studios, Santa will be meeting from November 11 – December 24. Check the My Disney Experience app for times.

Santa hollywood studios


The decorations here are a-ma-zing.

Think vintage Hollywood Christmas with a dash of sparkle.

Mickey Mouse christmas hollywood studios

One of the highlights is the giant replicas of vintage figurines:

Hollywood Studios christmas lefton

I mean, look at these spaghetti poodles!

Spaghetti poodles at Hollywood Studios

Even Gertie gets decorated for the season!

Toy Story Land decorations

Toy Story Land gets in on the fun, too. Typically, you’ll see touches like a scarf on Woody:

Toy Story Land holiday entrance

And Rex wearing some festive “cardboard” reindeer ears:

Rex with christmas ears

And we can’t forget, Alien Swirling Saucers. It also gets a Christmas enhancement with a fun new soundtrack for the holidays:

Sometimes you can also find other seasonal decorations in Toy Story Land, like giant popcorn garland, alien ornaments, and this cute Hamm sugar cookie:

sugar cookie toy story land christmas

Plus, the Toy Story characters greet guests in the festive attire, too!

Like Woody:

woody in seasonal vest christmas

And Jessie in their holiday vests:

And Buzz Lightyear with a Santa hat:

PhotoPass and Other Seasonal Photo Opportunities

Keep your eyes out for seasonal PhotoPass opportunities!

Photographers are typically stationed around Echo Lake and along Hollywood Boulevard as you enter the park.

christmas holiday photopass hollywood studios

You can also find them on Sunset Blvd.

Holiday treats

Disney puts out a Holiday Foodie Guide every year with details on all the seasonal sweets, treats, and beverages you can find in each of the parks.

(Be sure to also check out Jollywood Nights’ foodie guide):

ABC Commissary (Available Nov. 11 through Jan. 1; mobile order available)

  • Holiday Minnie Bundt Cake: Spice cake rolled in cinnamon-sugar with apple pie filling topped with spiced maple buttercream and salted caramel icing
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce (Non-alcoholic beverage) 
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa with Cherry Bourbon topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce 

Backlot Express (Available Nov. 11 through Jan. 1; mobile order available)

  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie: Red velvet cake, candy cane buttercream, and holiday sprinkles
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce (Non-alcoholic beverage) 
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa with Cherry Bourbon topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce 

Hollywood Scoops (Available through Jan. 1) 

  • Candy Cane Milkshake: Chocolate cake doughnut, mint doughnut icing, and candy cane sprinkles

PizzeRizzo (Available Nov. 11 through Jan. 1; mobile order available)

  • Melted Snowman Sugar Cookie: Sugar cookie with red and green sugar, white chocolate, marshmallow, dark chocolate top hat, raspberry-chocolate twigs, orange sprinkle, and chocolate-covered cocoa nibs
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce (Non-alcoholic beverage) 
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa with Cherry Bourbon topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce 

Rosie’s All-American Café (Available Nov. 11 through Jan. 1; mobile order available)

  • Santa Mickey Cupcake: Chocolate cake filled with mocha fudge and topped with red almond buttercream, white chocolate, and dark chocolate Mickey ears
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce (Non-alcoholic beverage) 
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa with Cherry Bourbon topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate sauce 

The Trolley Car Café (Available Nov. 11 through Jan. 1) 

  • Mickey Gingerbread Cookie 
  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie: Red velvet cake, candy cane buttercream, and holiday sprinkle

Woody’s Lunch Box (Available Nov. 11 through Jan. 31; mobile order available)

  • Hot Chocolate Lunch Box Tart: Chocolate fudge filling, hot chocolate-marshmallow fondant, and mini marshmallows

Dockside Diner and Outdoor Vending Carts Near Grand Avenue, the Tip Board, and the Main Entrance (Available through Jan. 1)

  • Holiday Mickey Brownie: Mickey-shaped chocolate brownie with holiday sprinkles

What about Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!?

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! was once available to all park guests, but after being on hiatus for several years, it has returned. BUT, now you can only see it during Disney Jollywood Nights, which is a hard-ticketed event that takes place several evenings in November and December.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!


Saturday 9th of December 2023

Does sunset seasonal show happen on January 1st and later that week? The food offerings are all still available on jan 1 as well?