For years, Walt Disney World Resort has created magic for guests of all ages. In addition to being a popular vacation destination, it’s also a dynamic private-event destination with one-of-a-kind event venues available at the Disney convention resorts and theme parks. From gatherings of family and friends, to corporate and social groups, Disney can host holiday parties or events—taking them from ordinary to extraordinary, all with a touch of magic! 

Introducing the Winter Wonderland Holiday Event Package. Available for the 2017 holiday season, from Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, through the New Year, this unique offering opens a world of possibilities for groups to host their holiday party events at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center

This customizable holiday party package is available for groups of 20 to 200 guests and starts at $80 per person, including tax and service fees, for events held Mondays through Thursdays during the holiday season (higher minimum food and beverage expenditure required for events held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays). Best of all, the package includes everything an event planner needs to pull off an unforgettable experience, including the event venue, select dramatic decor, dinner, desserts and legendary Disney service, all built into the single per-person price. It all translates to cost savings and convenience. Submit a Request with your specific event requirements to learn more! 

Take a look at everything this holiday party package has to offer when you celebrate at Walt Disney World Resort:

Dramatic Décor

At the event, guests will enter an elegant ballroom transformed into a winter wonderland setting featuring snow-covered evergreen trees, hanging snowflakes, dramatic up-lighting, and charming life-size vignettes around the room such as a winter cottage, wishing well, and park bench.

Completing this setting are charming life-size, snow-covered Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck figures, which serve as fun and unique photo opportunities for guests. 

The Menu

Created by Disney’s award-winning culinary team, the buffet menu features traditional holiday fare with many options to please a variety of palates—such as carved maple-glazed turkey with thyme jus and cranberry-orange relish, sliced ham with sweet cherry glaze, traditional cornbread dressing with turkey giblet gravy, green bean casserole with fried onions, and roasted butternut squash bisque with cardamom scented crème fraiche. 

After dinner, an incredible dessert buffet tempts guests with sweet treats such as dark-chocolate peppermint tarts, mini-bourbon pecan pies and baked apple-cranberry crisps with streusel topping.

Enhancement Options

Event planners can choose to add special enhancements to bring a special touch of yuletide cheer. Think of an exciting culinary action-station where guests watch as a chef prepares something special just for them, such an a hot-chocolate shots action-station or something really “cool”—a molecular gastronomy dessert station featuring liquid nitrogen!

To really get everyone in the holiday spirit, special entertainment options include a festive performance by a string trio or a group of carolers singing contemporary favorites. Or, to really “wow” guests, a personal appearance by beloved Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in their best holiday attire creates for an unexpected surprise. 

Disney Park Experiences

Beyond the ballroom, planners can take their holiday celebration to another level by giving their guests an experience at a Disney park. One popular option includes treating guests to a viewing of the ever-popular Candlelight Processional at Epcot (additional valid theme park admission required), followed by a private dessert party overlooking the nightly Illuminations fireworks show.  

Or, another option combines an early evening holiday party reception at Disney’s Contemporary Convention Center, featuring a variety of chef-selected hors d'oeuvres, followed by admission to Magic Kingdom Park for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party from 7 p.m. to midnight. This event option is available select nights, starting at $134 per person (minimum 20 people) and includes food and beverage, as well as specially priced theme park admission for the group. 

To learn more and inquire about availability, please Submit a Request with your specific needs and event requirements, and a Disney representative will contact you within 24 business hours. Don't delay, as availability of premium event dates fills fast!

Tell us –  Which of these exciting options do you find most appealing for your group’s holiday party this year? Let us know on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn using hashtag #DisneyMeetingsBlog. 

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