Walt Disney Studio lot Christmas

Christmas on the Walt Disney Studios Lot

By Courtney Potter

Walt Disney had a knack for celebrating the holidays… surprising the Inking and Painting Department in December 1939 (during the making of Pinocchio) with a pushcart of festively wrapped presents and lots of Christmas cheer, helping create all manner of holiday tunes through Walt Disney Records, and even premiering the very first Disney television special on Christmas Day 1950. So it’s no wonder that his legendary Studio lot in Burbank, California, gets in on the merriment for the holiday season!

Each year, Disney “elves” spend several days decorating every corner of the lot—and we’ve gathered some photos of our very favorite spots. From wreaths hung over historic doorways to Dopey’s famous Santa hat, Christmas at The Walt Disney Studios is truly magical. See for yourself!