It’s not beginning to look a lot like Christmas at theme parks. At least not like the park events of Christmases past.
As with nearly everything else this strange and unsettling year, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted holiday events, which had become increasingly popular even at regional theme parks, where temperatures can dip low enough to freeze eggnog. Some parks, such as California’s Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood, have not been allowed to open (although the adjacent shopping, dining, and entertainment districts, Downtown Disney and Universal CityWalk, are welcoming visitors), while others have opted to remain closed.
A surprising number of parks, however, will be open to celebrate the holidays with twinkling lights-filled special events. Some may not be as full-featured or grand-scale as previous years. But if you and your gang are tired of watching holiday movies at home and think that roller coasters and live caroling might help make your spirits bright, put down the remote and make tracks for these parks.
Be aware that due to limited capacity to accommodate social distancing, most parks require visitors to make reservations. It goes without saying in these tenuous times, but events may change due to evolving conditions, so check with the parks for the latest details.
Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
When: Daily through Dec. 30
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