Disney announces schedule for Christmas religious services at Contemporary Resort

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For those of you thinking they can sneak out of going to church on Christmas because you’re on vacation, nice try! Disney will be hosting on-property religious Christmas services for its guests in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Here is the Christmas schedule:

  • 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve: Catholic Mass
  • 9:15 a.m. on Christmas Day: Protestant Service
  • 10:30 a.m. on Christmas Day: Catholic Mass

As of the writing of this article, Disney’s Contemporary Resort is the only on-property location hosting religious holiday services.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort offers the most convenient location for families to spend time with the Lord before or after they spend time with the mouse. A 9 pm Christmas Eve mass is a beautiful way to end a Christmas-y day in the Magic Kingdom. Or, sleep in and start your Disney day after a 9:15 morning service. Got lunch plans? Instead of waiting in line for another ride, leave the park a little early and catch the 10:30 Mass on your way.

Religious Services Off-Property

Christmas Decorations Inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Christmas Decorations Inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
(Credit: TripAdvisor)

Off-Property, the Kissimmee/Orlando area offers houses of worship for all Christian practices including the following:

  • Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe (Catholic)
    • 8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
      (407) 239-6600
  • First Baptist Church of Orlando
    • 3000 S John Young Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32805
      (407) 425-2555
  • Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration
    • 511 Celebration Ave, Celebration, FL 34747
      (407) 566-1633
  • Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church (Eastern Orthodox)
    • 5135 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
      (407) 351-0133
  • The Cathedral Church of St. Luke (Episcopal)
    • 130 N Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
      (407) 849-0680
  • First United Methodist Church
    • 142 E Jackson St, Orlando, FL 32801
      (407) 849-6080
  • Grace Fellowship Church (Non-Denominational)
    • 2551 Westside Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34747
      (866) 369-1100

There is also The Lake Reams Ward (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints); The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando; The Islamic Society of Central Florida; and the Apopka Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

But whether or not you are visiting for Christmas, this is just something to keep in mind when you’re on vacation and want to be good.

The Manger Scene at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
The Manger Scene at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe (Credit: Orlando.com)

You can read more about Disney’s Contemporary Resort on the official website here, or plan a holiday trip to Walt Disney World by reaching out to the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel here.

Have you taken advantage of the Christmas Religious Services offered on Property? What advice would you give guests looking to go for the first time? Let us know in the comments!

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