Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Dec 21, 2023
    Ashley from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When does the Christmas decor get taken down in Disneyworld? I plan to be there through January 4th and would like to visit the resorts to see all their decor. Thank you!!

    Hiya Ashley,

    Welcome to planDisney! While I love the incredible holiday decorations at Walt Disney World Resort, my aversion to the huge crowds has prevented me from ticking a Christmas Day trip off my bucket list (at least for now). Since I don’t want to miss out on the holiday magic completely, I tend to head to Walt Disney World Resort in November or early December to experience some holiday cheer.

    Ashley, when the clock strikes midnight on the holiday season, the holiday pixie dust starts to wind down for the year (but it doesn’t completely disappear). Unfortunately, there isn’t a specific date announced for when the parks and resorts transform back into their original form, but over the last few years, we have seen some lingering through at least the first week of January (usually completely gone by the time the Walt Disney World Resort Marathon Weekend begins). Since the decorations come down earlier some years, I cannot guarantee that you will see any decorations at the Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotels when you visit in January.

    I will keep my fingers crossed that some holiday decorations are still displayed during your visit, Ashley. I know it will add an extra dose of magic to your vacation! Before I let you go, don’t forget to ensure you have Disney Park Pass Reservations for your trip. Starting January 9th, reservations will not be required for date-based tickets, but since you are visiting before that, you will still need them to enter the Theme Parks.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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