2021 Disney’s Hollywood Studios Holiday Guide

    With the turn of the calendar page from October to November, Walt Disney World is starting to gear up for the 2021 holiday season. This year, the holidays at Walt Disney World will officially start on November 12th, but there will be some offerings that get started a bit early. In this article, we’re going to outline our 2021 Disney’s Hollywood Studios Holiday Guide.

    Sunset Seasons Greetings

    Dates: Started November 12, 2021

    Sunset Seasons Greetings is located on Sunset Blvd at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and acts as the holiday hub for the theme park. The Hollywood Tower Hotel transforms into The Hollywood Holiday Tower Hotel as projection effects decorate the Tower of Terror facade.

    Continuously running projection shows will take guests to a snowy corner of Arendelle, a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a Toy Story toy hotel, and a Dickensian village inspired by “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.”

    Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

    Dates: TBA
    Status: Did not return in 2021

    Officially, the Walt Disney World website lists Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! as returning in 2021, but we’re not 100% sure that it will just yet. Disney’s Hollywood Studios has not performed a proper fireworks show since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Disney World. Disney has not listed Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! in their press releases, so we’re not ready to call this one a go just yet.

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    Santa Claus Motorcade

    Dates: Started November 12, 2021

    Santa Claus will be rolling down Hollywood Blvd again this year as Disney continues physical distancing for character experiences. Here’s a look back at the debut of Santa’s Merry Motorcade from 2020.

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    Holiday Finale to Frozen Sing-Along Featuring Olaf

    Dates: Started November 12, 2021

    Olaf returns to the Frozen Sing-Along for the holiday finale. The finale features special songs from the “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” short and accompanying visuals.

    Minnie’s Holiday Dine

    Dates: November 4, 2021 – January 3, 2022

    Minnie Mouse is also returning to host her festive meal at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Minnie and her friends will be donning their holiday best – even Santa Goofy will be there!

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    Festive Holiday Decor

    Throughout the season, guests can find vintage-themed holiday décor that will shine bright across the park!

    Specialty Food and Drink

    ABC Commissary

    • Sugar Cookie Snowman – A tasty snowman made of white chocolate sugar cookie mousse, whipped lemon curd, and a holiday sugar cookie (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

    ABC Commissary and Catalina Eddie’s

    • Santa’s Belt Cookie – White chocolate-covered chocolate shortbread cookie (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

    Backlot Express and Trolley Car Café

    • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie – Moist red velvet cake filled with classic cream cheese filling and festive sprinkles (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

    The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge and Tune-In Lounge

    • Holiday Bliss – Vanilla vodka, sour apple liqueur, caramel beverage syrup, and vanilla ice-cream mix (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

    ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, Rosie’s All-American Café, and PizzeRizzo

    • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate – Salted caramel beverage syrup and frozen hot chocolate mix topped with marshmallows and chocolate syrup (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)
    • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Black Cherry Bourbon – Salted caramel beverage syrup, frozen hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, chocolate syrup, and black cherry bourbon (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)
    Christmas on the Beach drink, Holiday Brownie, Butterscotch Caramel Cannoli and Reindeer Mousse from Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Oasis Canteen, Animation Arch Bar, and Sunshine Day Bar

    • Christmas on the Beach – Coconut rum, blue curaçao, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice served with a souvenir glow cube (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

    Outdoor Carts

    • Holiday Brownie – Chocolate Mickey brownie with holiday sprinkles (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)


    • Butterscotch Caramel Cannoli – Holiday cannoli filled with caramel cheesecake, butterscotch chips, and chocolate flakes (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

    Rosie’s All-American Café and Trolley Car Cafe

    • Reindeer Mousse – Spiced caramel cheesecake over peanut butter mousse atop a salty pretzel shortbread cookie (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)

    Woody’s Lunch Box

    • Holiday Lunch Box Tart – Apple pie filled tart frosted with cinnamon icing, sugar snowflake, and holiday sprinkles (available Nov. 8-Jan. 3)
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    Toy Story Land Decor

    Status: Did not return in 2021

    In 2020, Disney decided to forego decorating Toy Story Land for the holiday season. So far, they have not announced any intentions to decorate the land in 2021.

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