Disney World is even more magical at Christmastime, but Disney’s Animal Kingdom never did much more than some decorations to celebrate the season. This year, the park will bring a new experience to life!

As soon as you cross the bridge to Discovery Island, you’ll appreciate the increased holiday décor. While every land in the park will get in on the fun, the Tree of Life will be the center of it all.

New Christmastime decorations come to Animal Kingdom! Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

New Christmastime decorations come to Animal Kingdom! Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

There will be new Tree of Life Awakenings with wintry stories and a Holiday-inspired musical score. Between awakenings, Tree of Life will shimmer and sparkle for the season.

Throughout the day, guests will see colorful, animal-inspired luminaries on the rooftops and wireframe bird lanterns that will light up and provide a warm, festive glow at night. Artisans have also designed puppets in the form of reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins, and more. All of this is complemented by musicians who serenade throughout the day.

Excited for new Christmastime decorations at Animal Kingdom?