Tell Me About your Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dining Plans

CT Disney

DIS Veteran
Aug 7, 2012
I am so excited to be heading to Disney for Christmas week this year. It was sort of a last minute decision (by Disney standards)...we just booked two weeks ago. We've been to Disney between Christmas and New Year's before, but this is going to be the first time we're actually there for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

I was a little nervous about the availability of ADRs since we were a little late to the game. But, I'm happy to report that we have plans we are happy with. Christmas Eve dinner will be at Le Cellier. For Christmas lunch we have Liberty Tree Tavern and for Christmas dinner we will be at The Plaza.

So, tell me about your plans! Are you happy with your ADRs for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Could you get what you wanted? Where are you headed?

I love hearing about other people's plans and getting new ideas! :santa:


DIS Veteran
Mar 31, 2014
We have Crystal Palace breakfast and Liberty Tree dinner on Christmas Eve and 50s Primetime for Christmas Day lunch. Haven't selected dinner yet.
  • Shsmith341

    Disney Obsessed
    Jul 22, 2018
    Christmas Eve:
    PPO Breakfast at Garden Grill
    Lunch at Coral Reef
    Dinner at Hoop De Do Review

    Breakfast at Chef Mickey's
    Lunch at Beaches and Cream
    Sleigh ride at Fort Wilderness to see the Christmas lights then dinner at Wilderness Lodge they have a special Christmas dinner at Whispering Canyon
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    DIS Veteran
    Jan 8, 2018
    How exciting for your family! I'm glad you were able to get the ADRs you wanted...I originally booked at 180 days but changed some of ours around recently (we're there 12/20-12/27) and was pleasantly surprised to find there were still good choices to be had too. :)

    Here's what we currently have:

    Christmas Eve
    Chefs de France Candlelight Processional Package (dinner)
    Frozen Ever After dessert party

    Christmas Day
    Via Napoli (lunch)
    Akershus (early dinner)
    Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM dessert party

    I'm considering canceling the Akershus dinner because I'm not sure that we'll be hungry enough to really enjoy the dessert party if we've had a big dinner. And we're staying club level this trip, so that covers breakfast. :)


    DIS Veteran
    Oct 4, 2013
    We aren’t going this year for Christmas, but every time we have gone we do the candlelight processional dinner package for Christmas Eve. Typically we would eat at Chefs de France, but would maybe do Italy or Mexico as well. For Christmas Day, we started like you going to liberty tree, but over the years it has gotten too crowded. We have started focusing on eating at resorts for dinner on Christmas. Last year we ate at Artist point.


    May 16, 2001
    Christmas Eve
    Liberty Tree Tavern, early lunch
    Cinderella’s Royal Table dinner

    Christmas Day
    Garden Grill, late breakfast
    Hollywood Brown Derby, dinner

    We are two families, with 5 girls and 9 of us total, so CRT on Christmas Eve will be magical for them! HBD is for me!
  • McKelly

    DIS Veteran
    Jan 22, 2004
    Christmas Eve: Holiday Food Booths for lunch, LeCellier for Dinner
    Christmas Day: Wild Africa Trek snack/lunch, Grand Floridian Cafe for dinner with a stop for some gingerbread for a late night snack!


    DIS Veteran
    Aug 7, 2004
    This will be our first time there during the holiday insanity lol. We just booked a little over a month ago and for Christmas Eve I got Coral Reef CP package, and then the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party. For Christmas Day we have my son's favorite-Le Cellier for a late lunch and then the Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam dessert party.


    DIS Veteran
    May 5, 2006
    Christmas Eve: Trail's End breakfast. Planning on dinner at a quick service or bar.
    Christmas Day: Cape May Cafe breakfast. Wanted to have dinner at Artist Point, but they currently aren't taking reservations beyond November 10. Second choice is House of Blues, but they aren't taking reservations that far out, either.


    Earning My Ears
    Apr 23, 2018
    Christmas Eve:
    Lunch- Biergarten (15-22 people)
    Bedtime snack- Beaches & Cream (kitchen sink)

    Christmas Day:
    Brunch- 1900 PF (15-22 people again)

    We are so excited to get the free dining promo, finally able to enjoy food on property! Staying from Dec21-Jan4.
  • sbrost13

    Dec 29, 2013
    We’re first timers for Christmas too!

    Christmas Eve: Tutto Italia dinner (Candlelight Processional package)
    Christmas Day: The Plaza lunch & Tusker House dinner

    So excited!!


    DIS Veteran
    Jul 13, 2017
    IF we go...I've booked the room, made some ADRs but only one of two adults wants to be there so we might just cancel, December 24th's dinner will be Flying Fish again. Worked well for us last year as we always eat a gifts from the sea meal on the Eve.
    Still haven't decided for the Day but am waitlisted for V+A and have TP searchs for CG as well. We are doing the Candlelight Processional in November so prolly won't repeat in December.
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    DVC Jen

    Wigs out even the biggest circus freaks.
    Jan 11, 2004
    We haven't been over Christmas since 2012 but that trip we had the Candlelight processional package with dinner at Le Cellier. Christmas morning we had room service and Christmas dinner was at Artist Point

    Lynne G

    DIS Veteran
    Mar 29, 2009
    Christmas Eve - The Wave dinner
    Christmas Day - Garden Grill Breakfast with CP viewing
    Christmas Day - Biergarten dinner


    DIS Veteran
    Sep 19, 2011
    Congrats! There is nothing like Disney during Christmas week. Yeah, it's insanely crowded, but if you plan correctly, then it'll be the most memorable trip!

    We usually arrive early on 12/24. Unfortunately Southwest doesn't have its normal 7am flight, so we're flying out of NY at 9:30am-ish. It's okay, though, as we usually arrive and are exhausted, so now we'll get to sleep a few hours longer. Once we arrive, we'll probably grab a light lunch. We stay at Beach Club, so we'll either go to Boardwalk Bakery or head to the new Ale and Compass Marketplace.

    For dinner we have an ADR at Maria and Enzo's. We usually try and do Italian or some sort of fish on Christmas Eve, so we decided to try something new. Hopefully we didn't make a mistake.

    We usually wake up early and head to MK for Rope Drop. This year we'll probably grab waffles from Sleepy Hollow between going on rides. We usually finish up around 1 or 2pm and then head back to the resort to relax. At night we'll head back toward MK and do Narcoossee's for dinner. We tried for Cali Grill, but there was no availability. Narcoossee's has been our go-to, so we'll dine there right around HEA (like 8ish).


    Aug 28, 2018
    First time ever during Christmas season...cant wait.

    Christmas Eve: Ragland Road dinner

    Christmas Day: Crystal Palace breakfast, Kona Cafe Dinner

    Mrs Doubtfire

    DIS Veteran
    Feb 27, 2006
    Christmas Eve we are at The Plaza MK
    Christmas Day we wanted Cali Grill but currently are booked for Shula's


    Earning My Ears
    Mar 23, 2017
    We’re first timers for the holidays, too!

    Christmas Eve - Candlelight Processional Dining Package - breakfast at Garden Grill; early dinner at Via Napoli

    Christmas - the ‘Christmas Day Dinner’ at Whispering Canyon, partly so we can see WL all decorated!


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