Disney parks and resorts aren’t the only places you can celebrate this holiday season! D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, just announced the return of their annual “Light Up the Season” holiday event on December 9, 2018.
This event is held every year at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA in honor of Walt Disney Studios employees. But the Walt Disney Company is inviting D23 members and their loved ones to attend and celebrate, as well. Any D23 member can purchase a ticket for them and their guests to attend this magical wintertime event and watch live entertainment, eat delicious holiday treats, play games, and even meet Mickey and Minnie, just in time for their 90th birthdays. If you are a Disney fanatic and you have never had a chance to visit Walt Disney Studios, this is your chance!
The event will run from 4-8 p.m. on December 9, with doors opening at 3:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 for D23 Gold and Gold Family Members and $35 for D23 General Members. Each ticket costs an additional $5 as an online processing fee. An event ticket includes the following opportunities:
- Screenings of Mickey’s Christmas Carol inside the historic Studio Theatre
- Several holiday photo opportunities, including Disney photo spots, character meet and greets, and a chance to meet Santa Claus
- Holiday shopping opportunities at the Studio Store, where Disney authors will be on hand to sign their books*
- D23-exclusive Light Up the Season 2018 Disney ornament
- Local vendor booths with a variety of crafts and gifts
- Fun holiday games and prizes
- Complimentary treats
- Additional seasonal sweets and savories—including Walt’s Chili—will be available for purchase
All attendees are also invited to bring brand new and unwrapped toys to be donated to the organization Toys for Tots. This has been a tradition of the annual D23 holiday event for years, as Walt Disney had a personal relationship with the organization and even designed the train logo. Disney also holds annual Toys for Tots holiday toy drives at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida every year.
Be sure to visit the D23 official website to purchase tickets to the event when they go on sale this Friday, October 12, 2018. Don’t miss out on this delightful opportunity to celebrate the holidays at Walt Disney Studios!
Want to learn more about D23? Check out our article all about the Official Disney Fan Club here.