Welcome back to the second half of Home for the Holidays here at What Sarah Read. This really is one of my very favorite features of the year and I am so thrilled to be bringing it to you for the fourth year in a row! I’m equally as excited to be welcoming the fabulous Alexa from Alexa Loves Books as a guest poster today. She’s here to tell you all about one of my very favorite places…Disney World! I am SO excited for Alexa and maybe just a teeny bit jealous that she gets to spend Christmas as the happiest place on earth! I am absolutely LOVING this post and everything she has planned for her holiday visit. You better believe I’m taking notes, because someday I WILL spend Christmas at Disney! Thank you for such an amazing post, Alexa!
Hi friends! I’m Alexa, and I love the holidays. I love everything about the season – shopping for the perfect presents for my loved ones, decorating with all the tinsel and ornamentation, listening to Christmas music nonstop (special shout-out to my favorite albums- NSYNC’s Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Michael Buble’s Christmas), planning all sorts of fun get-togethers with people, getting dressed in my most festive outfit… You get the idea. This year, even though I’m off to a late start, I’m still very much embracing the Christmas spirit!
I’m particularly excited because my 2017 Christmas is going to be very special. Why? I get to spend it at Walt Disney World with my husband Macky and my sisters Mel and Rachel. Yes, you heard that right, folks. I get to enjoy the holidays at my personal happy place, which is something I’ve never had the chance to do before, and I am excited!
Since we’re down to mere days before we leave for our Christmas adventure, I thought it’d be a fun idea to share the five things I’m most excited about getting to experience for Christmas at the happiest place on earth this year.
1) Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
I honestly feel like there was a time when I underappreciated the magic of Epcot. But as an adult, I adore it! Especially when they do fun things like showcase Christmas traditions in different countries in the World Showcase and decide to open special kiosks that will feature different holiday recipes from countries all around the world, which is what I’ve learned is going to be happening while we’re visiting. I can’t wait to experience it all!
2) Sunset Seasons Greetings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
If there is another thing I’m looking forward to, it’s seeing how WDW does up the park for the holiday season. I’ve been seeing pictures here and there on Instagram, and it has looked so festive and so lovely, and I can’t wait to just be there. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing the castle and Main Street, but I’ve also heard that Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood Studios will be a sight to see when night falls.
3) Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom
Yes, this is not a Christmas-themed event but according to my sister Rachel and my cousin Carmela, this fireworks show is perfect any time of the year and one that I should definitely take the time to see. It captures the magic of Disney and stories, as well as including beloved characters and memorable tunes, and I certainly plan on catching it at least once during our stay (if not more than once).
4) Holiday Ears
I’ve been collecting Minnie ears for years now, and I’m genuinely excited to add a special holiday pair to my ever-growing collection. Even though they’re not necessarily the most practical purchase in the world, I love them because they serve as my souvenir and my reminder that I got to step out of my real life and immerse myself in the magical Disney experience. I’ll know which pair is the one for me when I get there, but I’m currently loving the sparkly red ears with a green bow.
5) Family Time
But of all the things I’m most looking forward to when it comes to Christmas this year, it’s spending time with Macky and my sisters at a place that means so much to me. From planning the logistics of which park to hit up and things we absolutely cannot miss, to getting excited over the food and the goodies, to plotting out how exactly to ring in the day and color coordinating our outfits – everything has been such a treat so far, and I can’t wait to actually be there and share the magic of this year’s celebration with all three of them.
So, there you have it – the five things I’m most looking forward to experiencing during my Disney Christmas this year! I’m seriously counting down the days till I get to leave, and I can’t wait to share about my experience afterwards. Before I go, I’d like to thank Sarah for inviting me to be a part of her Home for the Holidays feature this year! I’m honored to be able to share my excitement for this year’s holiday celebration for it, and to be a part of the blog festivities on What Sarah Read. Happy holidays, y’all!