Disney Cruise Line said the year-end holidays on its ships will include Dickens-inspired carolers and a tropical holiday deck party, among other events.

There will be a three-deck tall Christmas tree in the atrium lobby that will be lit on the first night of the cruise in "Mickey's Tree Lighting Magic."

Another atrium lobby activity, "Santa's Winter Wonderland Ball," helps cruisers welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus with holiday tunes, Disney characters and Broadway-style entertainment, along with a snowfall straight out of Disney's Frozen motion picture.

Families will have a chance to build gingerbread houses and meet Santa Claus, as well as decorate stockings and gingerbread cookies, make holiday cards and craft holiday animation cells.

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