• On Oct 9, 2018
    Judy from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When are the Christmas decoration at Disney World take down? Going Jan 1 to 5 th only to see all the decorations in the parks and resorts on the monorail. Really need to know if they will up then. And if characters will be Christmas outfits until Jan 5th

    Hi there, Judy!

    Christmas is truly the most magical time of the year at Walt Disney World. With the theme parks and the resort hotels decking the halls and donning the holiday splendor, there's a whole different level of magic in the air.

    Just like the magical transformation that takes place between the Halloween season and the Christmas season - seemingly transforming the parks and resorts overnight, the case is similar for Christmas. Decorations begin coming down around the 1st of January, with pretty much everything restored to the regular Disney magic by the end of the first week of January. 

    Celebrations such as the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays and the Candlelight Processional come to a close on December 30th, and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ends this year on December 20. This allows the extended park hours needed to accommodate the Christmas crowds.

    You will still be able to enjoy the Flurry of Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The festivities here go through January 6, 2019, and will include falling snow and holiday shows.

    Enjoy your glimpse of the holiday Magic, Judy!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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