Holiday Food & Christmas Dinner at Disney World & Disney Springs

From baking cookies and singing carols to waiting for Santa and opening gifts, the Christmas season is filled with magic, and nowhere is more magical than Walt Disney World. So, for those planning to spend their holidays at The Most Magical Place on Earth, you’re probably wondering where you can find another yuletide treasure: the food! 

Wondering what else you can do for Christmas at Disney World besides eat? Check out our guide on going to Walt Disney World for the holidays, where we unwrap the many special events to experience this festive season. For even more holiday cheer, don’t miss our wrap-up on how to see the Walt Disney World Christmas decorations. 

Things to Know Before Your Christmas Dinner at Disney World 

From the overnight flurry of holiday decorations and merry soundtrack to the menu of seasonal eats, sweets and sips, Christmastime is arguably the most magical time of year at Walt Disney World. In fact, it’s downright jolly. 

And for many people, the pièce de resistance of the yuletide season is Christmas Day dinner. Disney World has many options for your holiday feast, but not all of them are created equal. Fortunately, we’re here to break down which restaurant is best for you and your crew. 

If you’re looking for a complete sit-down meal, one of the table-service restaurants at Disney World is for you, as many are offering unique menus specifically for the occasion. Of course, if you can’t snag a reservation or simply don’t have the time, many Disney World quick-service restaurants can be a worthwhile alternative, with festive snacks and sips inspired by the Christmas season.  

If you choose a sit-down meal, an Advance Dining Reservation is recommended, or else you could be left scrambling to find something else if there is no walk-up availability. Additionally, you’ll also need to have a valid Disney World Park Pass Reservation in order to gain entry to a park. So, while park hopping can be made available later in the day, keep in mind that this is based on availability. 

As such, be sure to secure a park reservation for the theme park where your dining reservation is located to ensure you don’t miss your reservation. Reservations can be booked up to 60 days in advance. At the time of writing, many dinner time slots were still available, including for the restaurants on our list.  

Can’t get a reservation at your preferred restaurant at Walt Disney World? Never fear! Since last-minute cancelations do happen, we recommend you check the My Disney Experience app in the days leading up to Christmas, particularly two-to-three days before. Of course, if you still aren’t able to reserve a table, remember that Disney World quick-service restaurants offer delicious eats with no reservation required. 

Where to Go for a Disney Christmas Dinner or Other Holiday Meal

Cinderella Castle decorated for Christmas

If you’re planning on a Disney World vacation for Christmas this year, chances are that you’re planning to spend most of the holiday in one of the theme parks, not back in your hotel room. So, whether you’re going to Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studios, if you need a spot for your holiday feast while out conquering the parks, read on for the best places to have Christmas dinner at the Disney World theme parks. 

Remember that many of the options listed below are exclusively available on Christmas, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly. Also, please note that unless indicated otherwise, the below dishes are available all year-round. 

Magic Kingdom Park

From the festive takeover of Main Street, U.S.A. to the seasonal snacks popping up around the park, Magic Kingdom is a downright enchanting place to spend Christmas. Aside from the crowds, that is. So, for your own private slice of the holidays, indulge in merry Magic Kingdom Christmas food offerings at these restaurants. 

Liberty Tree Tavern | Liberty Square

While Liberty Tree Tavern is known for serving up a Thanksgiving feast every day of the year, we’ll be the first to admit that there’s a lot of crossover between what constitutes Turkey Day or Christmas eats, making it the perfect candidate for your Christmas dinner. After all, who doesn’t love comfort food classics like roast turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing? Can’t imagine Christmas without cranberries? Although they aren’t on the menu, the kitchen does often have some of the sweet stuff on hand, so feel free to ask your server if any is available. 

Christmas & Other Holiday Eats:

  • Patriot’s Platter – Roast Turkey Breast, Pennsylvania Pot Roast, and Oven-roasted Pork with Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Herb Stuffing, and House-made Macaroni & Cheese; served with Declaration Salad and Oooey Gooey Toffee Cake
  • Plant-based Tavern Keeper’s Feast – Plant-based Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy and Seasonal Vegetables; served with Declaration Salad and Johnny Appleseed’s Warm Apple Cake

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant | Main Street, U.S.A. 

Though the Italian American tradition of Christmas Eve pasta has its origins in the Italian celebration of the Feast of the Seven Fishes on December 24, it got its pop-culture credibility when Kate Winslet’s character offered to make a Christmas Fettuccine in the film ‘The Holiday.’ Of course, there’s no better than holiday pasta than creamy Fettuccine Alfredo, so order a plate this Christmas at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. 

Christmas & Other Holiday Eats:

  • Fettuccine Alfredo – Herb-grilled Chicken Breast with Fettuccine and Alfredo Sauce

Other Spots for Holiday Dishes and Christmas Dinner at Magic Kingdom

Jingle Cruise Sign

If Liberty Tree Tavern is full but you still have a hankering for turkey and gravy, head just down the road to The Diamond Horseshoe, where the same menu is served with Wild West-inspired names instead like the Saloon Feast or Plant-based Cowpoke Platter. Rather skip straight to dessert? Satisfy your sweet tooth with these festive treats. (Available November 8-December 31, 2021)

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies | Tomorrowland

  • Christmas Cookie Sundae – Christmas Cookie Soft-Serve Topped with Whipped Cream, Hot Fudge and Holiday Sprinkles 
  • Christmas Cookie Milkshake – Christmas Cookie Milkshake Topped with Whipped Cream and Holiday Sprinkles 

Main Street Bakery | Main Street, U.S.A. 

  • Mickey Cinnamon Roll – Mickey-shaped Cinnamon Roll Drizzled with Red and Green Icing 

Golden Oak Outpost | Frontierland

  • Gingerbread Almond Cake Pop – Gingerbread Almond Cake Pop Dipped in White Chocolate 

Sleepy Hollow | Liberty Square

  • Ginger Apple Funnel Cake – Gingerbread Funnel Cake Topped with Apple Pie Filling, Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

Epcot

Wreath with ornaments on lamp post

A veritable perpetual international food festival, Epcot is a delightful destination for your Christmas dinner. Whether tucking into traditional favorites like turkey and stuffing or sampling global-inspired holiday dishes at the International Festival of the Holidays, there is an array of Epcot Christmas food items to satisfy picky eaters and gourmands alike. 

Garden Grill Restaurant | The Land Pavilion at World Nature

Like Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom Park, Garden Grill Restaurant also hits the sweet spot between Christmas and Thanksgiving cuisine. So, if you prefer a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, then Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast is for you. 

That’s right, not only do you get to enjoy bottomless, family-style dishes (many made with ingredients grown right there in The Land Pavilion). But, as a Disney character meal, you’ll also get to spend some time with Mickey, Pluto and that mischievous chipmunk duo, all dressed up in their farmer gear. 

Christmas & Other Holiday Eats:

  • Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast – Sliced Turkey Breast with Turkey Gravy, Harvest-inspired Garden Salad, Herb and Leek Stuffing, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Seasonal Vegetables and Berry Short Cake

Tutto Italia Ristorante | Italy Pavilion

When most people think of a classic Christmas Day dinner, Italian cuisine isn’t what typically comes to mind. Now, Christmas Eve, however, is a whole other matter. Thanks to the Feast of the Seven Fishes, which Italians celebrate on December 24 and features a whole lot of pasta (and seafood, of course), holiday fettuccine has become a popular Christmas Eve tradition with families throughout the United States, and not just Italian Americans. So, go straight to the source – or at least as close as you can get without a passport – at Tutto Italia Ristorante in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion. 

Christmas & Other Holiday Eats:

  • Fettuccine – Homemade Fettuccine Pasta and Parmesan Cream Sauce

Nine Dragons Restaurant | China Pavilion

Large Christmas tree with ornaments

Since many restaurants are closed on Christmas, Chinese food has become the unofficial meal of Christmas for many, especially those in the Jewish community. To carry on the tradition, make a reservation for the Nine Dragons Restaurant in Epcot’s China Pavilion. While there, dine on celebratory dishes perfect for the impending Chinese New Year, including dumplings, noodles and spring rolls. 

Christmas & Other Holiday Eats:

  • Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • Sichuan Chicken Dumplings
  • Chicken Pot Stickers
  • Spicy Honey Crispy Chicken
  • Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Spinach Noodles

Other Spots for Holiday Dishes and Christmas Dinner at Epcot

Epcot is known for its round-the-year festivals. At Christmastime, that means the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. With holiday kitchens sprinkled around World Showcase Lagoon, you can even create your very own yuletide Epcot foodie tour. Get a taste of traditional Christmas flavors at the American Holiday Table booth near the American Adventure Pavilion, snack on latkes from the  L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen between the Morocco and France Pavilions and much more. (Available November 26-December 30, 2021)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Although there aren’t any restaurants at Hollywood Studios this year offering a specific Christmas Day menu, you will find a fair amount of festive food items throughout the park, as well as a number of worthy possibilities for your holiday dinner. 

Hollywood & Vine | Echo Lake

Large Christmas tree on a lake

With its seasonal dishes and Disney characters in holiday attire, Minnie’s Holiday Dine is a must for guests looking for a Christmas dinner to please the younger members of your group. Indulge in an assortment of bottomless, yuletide-ready eats, including spice-rubbed pork loin and roasted turkey with stuffing, as you hobnob with the likes of Minnie, Mickey, Pluto and Santa Goofy. (Available November 4, 2021-January 3, 2022)

Christmas & Other Holiday Eats:

  • Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Sliced Beef Tenderloin with Sour Cream and Chive Whipped Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans and Herb Relish
  • Spice-rubbed Pork Loin with Creamy Soft Cheese Polenta, Spicy Mustard-Barbecue Sauce and Bacon-Peach Chutney
  • Carved Herb-roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Redskin Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Sauteed Green Beans, Turkey Gravy and Cranberry-Orange Relish

50’s Prime Time Café | Echo Lake

Christmas is all about family and friends, and many a holiday dinner has been had from the comfort of a kitchen table. So, while there isn’t a dedicated menu for Christmas Day, the homey ambiance and homespun dishes make the 50’s Prime Time Café a fun place for your holiday feast this year. 

Christmas & Other Holiday Eats:

  • Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf – Blend of Beef and Pork topped with Tomato Glaze served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
  • Mom’s Old-fashioned Pot Roast – Slow-cooked ‘til fork-tender and served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Brown Gravy and garnished with Carrots, Celery and Onions

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano | Grand Avenue

If you’re heading to Hollywood Studios this Christmas Eve, consider booking dinner at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. Held on December 24, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is celebrated by Italians with lots of pasta and, you guessed it, seafood. And what better place to enjoy both of those things at Hollywood Studios than Mama Melrose’s? 

Christmas & Other Holiday Eats:

  • Crispy Calamari with Sottaceto Misto, Spicy Aïoli and Charred Lemon
  • Shrimp Campanelle – Sautéed Shrimp and Campanelle Pasta tossed in a Four-Cheese Sauce with Cauliflower, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Fresh Spinach and Sweet Onions

Other Spots for Holiday Dishes and Christmas Dinner at Hollywood Studios

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Only have time for a festive treat rather than a whole holiday feast? These quick-service restaurants are set to dish up some tasty Hollywood Studios Christmas food items, including a selection of spirited cocktails. (Available November 8, 2021-January 3, 2022)

ABC Commissary | Commissary Lane

  • Peppermint Cream Cheese Mousse – Peppermint Cream Cheese Mousse, Peppermint Sauce, Peppermint Candy Pieces and Chocolate “Dirt” 
  • Santa’s Belt Cookie – White Chocolate-covered Chocolate Shortbread Cookie
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate – Salted Caramel Beverage Syrup and Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix Topped with Marshmallows and Chocolate Syrup 
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Black Cherry Bourbon – Salted Caramel Beverage Syrup and Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix, Marshmallows, Chocolate Syrup and Black Cherry Bourbon 

Backlot Express | Echo Lake

  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie – Moist Red Velvet Cake Filled with Classic Cream Cheese Filling and Festive Sprinkles 
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate – Salted Caramel Beverage Syrup and Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix Topped with Marshmallows and Chocolate Syrup 
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Black Cherry Bourbon – Salted Caramel Beverage Syrup and Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix, Marshmallows, Chocolate Syrup and Black Cherry Bourbon 

Catalina Eddie’s | Sunset Boulevard

  • Santa’s Belt Cookie – White Chocolate-covered Chocolate Shortbread Cookie 

Oasis Canteen, Animation Arch Bar & Sunshine Day Bar 

  • Christmas on the Beach – Coconut Rum, Blue Curaçao, Cranberry Juice and Pineapple Juice Served with a Souvenir Glow Cube 

Outdoor Carts

  • Holiday Brownie – Chocolate Mickey Brownie with Holiday Sprinkles 

PizzeRizzo | Grand Avenue

Christmas decorations and palm trees

  • Butterscotch Caramel Cannoli – Holiday Cannoli Filled with Caramel Cheesecake, Butterscotch Chips and Chocolate Flakes 
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate – Salted Caramel Beverage Syrup and Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix Topped with Marshmallows and Chocolate Syrup 
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Black Cherry Bourbon – Salted Caramel Beverage Syrup and Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix, Marshmallows, Chocolate Syrup and Black Cherry Bourbon 

Rosie’s All-American Café | Sunset Boulevard

  • Reindeer Mousse – Spiced Caramel Cheesecake Over Peanut Butter Mousse atop a Salty Pretzel Shortbread Cookie 
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate – Salted Caramel Beverage Syrup and Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix Topped with Marshmallows and Chocolate Syrup
  • Frozen Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Black Cherry Bourbon – Salted Caramel Beverage Syrup and Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix, Marshmallows, Chocolate Syrup and Black Cherry Bourbon 

The Trolley Car Café | Hollywood Boulevard

  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie – Moist Red Velvet Cake Filled with Classic Cream Cheese Filling and Festive Sprinkles 
  • Reindeer Mousse – Spiced Caramel Cheesecake Over Peanut Butter Mousse atop a Salty Pretzel Shortbread Cookie 

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge | Hollywood Boulevard

  • Holiday Bliss – Vanilla Vodka, Sour Apple Liqueur, Caramel Beverage syrup and Vanilla Ice-Cream Mix 

Tune-In Lounge | Echo Lake

  • Holiday Bliss – Vanilla Vodka, Sour Apple Liqueur, Caramel Beverage syrup and Vanilla Ice-Cream Mix 

Woody’s Lunch Box | Toy Story Land

  • Holiday Lunch Box Tart – Apple Pie Filled Tart Frosted with Cinnamon Icing, Sugar Snowflake and Holiday Sprinkles 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Large Christmas tree with animal ornaments

Unfortunately, when it comes to Disney World holiday food specials, Animal Kingdom is about as stingy as it gets. So while not quite at the level of a Scrooge or Grinch, you’ll still only find two different places with Animal Kingdom Christmas food items. Having said that, what is set to be here sounds like it will be well worth a taste. 

Tiffins Restaurant | Discovery Island

If you’re doing an adult Disney trip this Christmas, then there’s no better place for your Disney holiday feast than Tiffins Restaurant. An ode to the adventures that inspired Animal Kingdom Theme Park, this signature restaurant serves up sophisticated eats with global flavor and an elevated atmosphere. (Available December 25, 2021)

Christmas & Other Holiday Eats:

  • Pork T-Bone – Apple-brined Pork, Sweet Potato Variations, Boniato Mash and Ginger-Pear Butter 
  • Horchata Mousse Snow Globe – Golden Coffee Crémeux, Gingerbread Sable Cookie, Coriander Chantilly, Elderflower Meringue, Bourbon Caramel and Candied Pecans 

Other Spots for Holiday Dishes and Christmas Dinner at Animal Kingdom

White Reindeer with Cast Members

If you’ll be looking for something sweet to power you through the rest of your holiday, make a pit stop at the following Animal Kingdom quick-service restaurant for the festive flavors of the season.  

Satu’li Canteen | Pandora – The World of Avatar

  • Peppermint Cream Cheese Mousse – Peppermint Cream Cheese Mousse, Peppermint Sauce, Peppermint Candy Pieces and Chocolate “Dirt” (Available December 1-30, 2021)

Well, folks, that wraps up our guide on where to have the best Christmas dinner at the Disney World theme parks. Have you spent Christmas at Walt Disney World? Where is your favorite place for a Disney Christmas dinner in the parks? Let us know in the comments below! 

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