The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Dates Released

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Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

While it may well still be sweltering outside, the time has come for us all to start thinking about…Christmas. That’s right, nothing says preparing for the Holiday Season like knowing the second you step outside, you’re going to need to take another shower. However, for those who are eagerly planning a vacation for November/December, this is, of course, one key piece of news you’ve been waiting for.

You see, the dates for The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which takes place annually at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, have been released! This season’s event is scheduled for Friday, November 7, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015. (Note that – barring changes to park hours – they will be unavailable on December 10 since the park is scheduled to close at 6:00 pm.)

The dazzling showcase of festive lights takes place on The Streets of America. Guests marvel as they walk along, gazing up at the beautiful lights, made even more spectacular when they start to blink and dance to the musical tracks.

In addition, introduced last year and continuing this year, guests who purchase Glow With The Show ears will see them interact with the lights as the ears have been programmed to light up, both matching the colors of your surroundings and flashing to the beat of the holiday music.

For those who are unaware, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights started modestly in Arkansas as each year, Jennings Osborne and his family set up an elaborate collection of holiday lights. Over time, the collection of lights grew until 1995, when the lights were brought to Walt Disney World Resort.

The event is included in the price of your admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Rikki Niblett

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6 thoughts on “The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Dates Released

  • August 11, 2014 at 10:25 am

    YAY! We just booked our trip for December 16-22 and even though I knew we’d be there during the lights, it’s nice to have confirmation that they’ll be back! It’s our first trip at Christmas (6th trip with our daughter) so we’d like to get as much of the holiday activities in our plans as possible. We’ve already booked MVMCP and ADR for Candlelight. I think I (as Mom) am the most excited since this is technically my first birthday trip (12/24). We’ve visited on everyone else’s birthday’s (or within a few weeks) but because of when my birthday falls, we’ve never been able to. My sister turned me on to your site and it’s awesome! We’re hoping to do an ultimate tour of HS on this upcoming trip 😉

  • August 11, 2014 at 11:20 am

    At the beginning of the year, there were lots of rumors that the Lights would not be back this year, at least in their current iteration. Can anyone enlighten us as to why those rumors were so common, and what changed?

    • August 11, 2014 at 11:30 am

      These rumors seem to surface every year like clockwork, so I don’t think that anything changed.

      • August 12, 2014 at 10:47 am

        Actually, for this year, the rumor was two-fold. One was because it was coming up on the end of the contract for the Osborne Lights and the other was because Star Wars could have taken over that section of the park. Those were the two prevalent rumors that I’d heard.

  • August 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for the update Rikki. There is still one piece of key event information that I need for my December trip, though. I keep waiting for Disney to announce the two Candlelight Processional celebrity narrators for Dec 2nd and 3rd, so I can decide whether to do the MVMCP on the 2nd or the 4th. According to the Disney website, only 6 of the 13 slots have been filled. My planning is stuck in neutral and it’s killing me! ;o)


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