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D23’s Light Up the Season

D23 Gold and Gold Family Members—$25 per person (plus $5 processing fee). D23 General Members—$35 per person (plus $5 processing fee). Click below to purchase tickets.

Our fan-favorite holiday tradition continues! Celebrate the holiday season at The Walt Disney Studios with activities, shopping, photo opportunities, delicious treats, and a special lighting of the Studio Christmas tree!

The event will begin at 4 p.m. at The Walt Disney Studios and will last until approximately 7 p.m. Security will open The Walt Disney Studios at 3:15 p.m., and allow guests into the event space at 4 p.m. Please do not arrive before 3:15 p.m.

Available to Gold, Gold Family, and General Members.

Every December, the Disney Studio in Burbank gets a little more magical as the spirit of the holiday season sweeps across the lot with twinkling lights, music, and seasonal decorations for the annual employee holiday party. Continuing the tradition, The Walt Disney Company extends the invitation to our D23 Members and their guests for a special encore Light Up the Season evening on the fabled Studio grounds. This festive evening celebrates that special Disney time of year with wintertime activities and games, shopping, photo opportunities, and delicious treats—fun for the whole family!

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Along with a special lighting of the Disney Studio Christmas Tree, D23 Members will enjoy:

  • Screenings of Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas inside the historic Studio Theatre
  • Several holiday photo opportunities, including Disney character photo spots and the chance to meet Santa Claus
  • Holiday shopping opportunities at the Studio Store, where Disney authors will be on hand to sign their books*
  • Special holiday exhibit, presented by the Walt Disney Archives
  • D23-exclusive Light Up the Season 2017 Disney ornament
  • Local vendor booths with a variety of crafts and gifts
  • Fun holiday games and prizes
  • Complimentary treats
  • Additional seasonal sweets and savories—including Walt’s Chili—will be available for purchase

Continuing the decades-long commitment to Toys for Tots, we invite attendees to donate new, unwrapped toys for deserving kids and families in local communities during D23’s Light Up the Season. Disney’s relationship with Toys for Tots began in 1948 when Walt Disney and his animators personally designed the original Toys for Tots train logo, which is still in use today. We look forward to seeing you at this celebration of yuletide charm and holiday cheer during D23 Days of Christmas!

*Authors to be announced closer to event, based on availability.

Gold and General Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and one (1) guest. D23 Gold Family Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and up to three (3) guests. D23 Members will be required to provide their membership number when reserving tickets. Tickets may be picked up only with a valid photo ID. D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will be required to show their D23 Membership Card. D23 Gold and Gold Family Members who do not bring their membership card may not be admitted to the event. Ticketed members who do not attend the event forfeit their place as well as all experiences, benefits, and gifts associated with the event. All D23 Special Events are subject to change without notice. Due to the outdoor nature of this event, a refund will be provided in the event of cancellation due to rainfall. Otherwise, there are no cancellations or refunds. Tickets are not transferable. PLEASE BE ADVISED: Filming, photography, and other recording will take place at The Walt Disney Studios during the event you will be attending. The Walt Disney Company will be taking photos and filming at The Walt Disney Studios located at 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California. By entering the premises, you irrevocably consent to and authorize The Walt Disney Company, its affiliates, successors, and assigns (collectively “Producer”), to photograph you, make sound recordings of you, and use such photographs and recordings throughout the world, for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, television broadcasts and home entertainment products, including, but not limited to, home video and DVD. All such photographs and sound recordings will be the sole property of Producer.