The holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort holds a special place in the heart of the Disney Parks Moms Panelists. With so many festive experiences, the panelists share personal favorites to make holiday memories with their families.

Jackie P.’s favorite holiday event is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, especially with the new holiday treats and beverages premiering this year. She shared her best tips for this event last week, and says “Holiday Wishes” and “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas Time Parade” are not to be missed!

Candlelight Processional is Ricardo S. and his family’s favorite Walt Disney World Resort holiday memory, sharing the story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator. His best advice for this event is to combine it with dinner using the Candlelight Dining Package to guarantee your seats.

Brandy B.’s favorite holiday event also takes place at Epcot. Holidays Around the World showcases holiday traditions from across the globe, with new food kiosks available this year. Her family have even incorporated several customs they’ve learned from the Holiday Storytellers into their own holiday celebration.

Some of your favorite experiences even get in the holiday spirit with festive additions, like Jingle Cruise and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Kay B.’s favorite holiday activity is visiting all of the Walt Disney Resort Hotels to see the festive decorations, giant trees and life-sized gingerbread houses. Plus, this year don’t miss out on the all-new “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or the fantastic activities and holiday shopping at Disney Springs, a great place to snap a family photo with Santa Claus.

For more tips or to ask questions about planning your upcoming holiday Disney vacation, be sure to visit for a personalized response from our knowledgeable panel.