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25 Disney-Themed Winter Family Activities


Disney-loving parents and kids looking for some seasonal enchantment during winter break don’t need to go far. There’s plenty to keep the group busy, whether you’re at home or visiting the theme parks. Here are 25 ways to get cozy and make special memories together. And as a bonus, Cardmembers can redeem Disney Rewards Dollars toward many of the experiences below.1 Time to get inspired!

Winter Activities at Home

1. Make Disney-themed hot cocoa

Whip up some heartwarming Disney Hot Cocoa inspired by beloved films—from Frozen to Star Wars and more.

Hot Coco

2. See a Disney movie with your loved ones

Looking for an outing with the family? Good news: You can redeem Disney Rewards Dollars toward Disney, Star Wars, and Disney and Pixar movie tickets via or on the AMC Theatres Mobile App.1

3. Watch holiday movies on Disney+

Getting into a festive spirit is easy when you’re surrounded by enchanting Disney scenes, and we’ve got you covered with our guide to the Best Christmas Movies on Disney+.

Mickey's Christmas Movie

4. Bake Spaceship Earth cookies

Your home will smell incredible when you bake these Spaceship Earth-shaped cookies with salted caramel ganache and sparkling sugar on top. They’re an ultra-cozy way to get in touch with the magic of EPCOT®.

5. Trim a tree with Disney decor

Deck the halls and trim the tree with adorable baubles and ornaments from Your tree will look extra festive featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and more beloved Characters.


6. Create Mickey Mouse snowflakes

With a printable template and easy-to-follow instructions, this Disney Mickey Mouse paper snowflake craft is fun for the whole family.

7. Cozy up in matching Disney pajamas

Winter is just more fun with matching Disney jammies! Stock up on the perfect pairs via and don’t forget you can save 10% on select purchases with the Disney® Visa® Credit Card.2


8. Craft a Disney-themed wreath

Hang some holiday cheer in your home with our DIY tutorial for homemade Disney wreaths featuring garlands, ribbons, ornaments and other adorable touches.

9. Make your own snow mouse

Queue up “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” and get to work on this fun project making a Mickey-like snow mouse.

10. Brighten someone’s day with a DIY card

There’s nothing like a hand-drawn card to let someone know you care. Follow this tutorial from Imagineer Alisara Tareekes to add some Disney flair to your seasonal greetings.

Winter Activities at Walt Disney World® Resort

11. Sing along to some favorite Frozen songs

Enjoy some irresistible showstoppers and take in the spellbinding sights of For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

12. Check out the Disney Springs® Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth

What’s better than a merry and bright holiday activity? One that’s free! Don’t miss the artfully decorated trees at Disney Springs®. Pick up a map, and once you’ve found all of the artfully decorated trees, you can receive a special surprise!

Tree stroll

13. Tour the gingerbread displays at Resort hotels

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and other Resort hotels are decked out with delightful gingerbread displays for the holidays!

Gingerbread house

14. Visit Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

If you snagged tickets to this holly jolly event, you’ll get some face time with Mickey Mouse, Santa and the crew, plus take in a special seasonal fireworks show, yuletide parade and more.

15. Go swimming in a blizzard

You read that right! Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is frosty and fun, designed to look like a winter ski resort complete with an “ice melt” wave pool. (And don’t worry, the water is heated so it’s comfortable year-round!)

16. Sip on a warm beverage

You can find delectable drinks all around, like at Isle of Java in Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, where your coffee and hot cocoa may be infused with winter-time flavors such as peppermint, s’mores and more. Don’t forget you can redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars toward your beverage!1

17. Spot the legendary Yeti

Keep an eye out for the mythic snow monster as you venture through a Tibetan village and frosty Himalayan peaks on Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.

18. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride

Consider redeeming your Disney Rewards Dollars toward a magical sleigh ride through woodland beauty.1 Your carriage will be adorned with lights and garlands for extra enchantment.

Christmas Sleigh Ride

Winter Activities at the Disneyland® Resort

19. Share a bite with the Sip and Savor Pass

Indulge in a multicultural smorgasbord at the Festive Foods Marketplace in Disney California Adventure® Park. You can purchase a Sip and Savor Pass that provides eight entitlement tabs you can redeem for select foods or non-alcoholic beverages at participating Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks and dining locations.

Sip and Savor pass

20. Join a merry Disney street party

The holiday traditions of Mexico and Brazil come to life during the Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party at Paradise Garden Park. This joyous fiesta has authentic folklórico dancers, mariachis, giant mojiganga puppets of Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more.

21. Visit Santa at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Seasonal games, jolly outdoor activities and clever elves—you’ll find it all at the transformed Redwood Creek Challenge Trail at Disney California Adventure® Park, plus you’ll have the chance to meet Santa Claus himself!


22. See the towering tree at Disneyland® Park

Gaze up at the 60-foot tree trimmed with thousands of ornaments and take in the dazzlingly nostalgic sights of Buena Vista Street, made to look like 1930s Hollywood.

23. Go “bobsledding”

It rarely snows in Southern California, but you can still hurtle through a snow-capped mountain on board the Matterhorn Bobsleds. Don’t get caught by the Abominable Snowman!


24. Marvel at “it’s a small world” Holiday

Any holiday visit to the Disneyland® Resort will be a little brighter when you stop by the festive Yuletide take on this classic attraction. You’ll see thousands of shimmering lights, regional adornments from around the world and a costumed chorus of singing children.

Small World

25. Shop for glimmering gifts

Browse gifts that sparkle like a snowflake when you visit Crystal Arts. Find a perfect present for a loved one, such as a figurine or personalized glassware that can be engraved while you wait. Use your Disney Visa Card to save 10% on select merchandise purchases of $50 or more.34

Before we go, remember: Cardmembers can redeem Disney Rewards Dollars toward admission to the parks (reservation and tickets needed to visit!) as well as dining and shopping during your stay.1 No matter where you’re cozying up, we wish you a wonderful winter!

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