Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Oct 30, 2023
    Jackee 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 will the Christmas decorations be up in Disney World 2023?

    Hiya Jackee,

    Welcome to planDisney! No one does the holidays quite like Walt Disney World Resort. I love the beauty of the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays, the yuletide fun of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and, of course, the incredible decorations. I am constantly amazed at all of the intricate details, the gingerbread houses, and even the smells.

    For some people, the transition from Halloween to Christmas happens when the clock strikes 12 on All Hallow’s Eve (and some even sooner). The transition is just as seamless at Walt Disney World Resort! As a matter of fact, one of my favorite holiday decorations, the Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, has begun construction this year. As soon as the final night of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party wraps up (this year, the final night is November 1st) the pumpkins will begin their transformation into yuletide magic. When I spoke to a Cast Member, they could not confirm how long the entire transformation would take, but in my experience, the decorations are usually complete in early November.

    I hope this is helpful, Jackee! Please come back and see us if there is anything else we can help with.

    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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