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  • On Feb 7, 2012
    Julia from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    when do the christmas lights go up

    Hi, Julia!

    I cannot wait each year for the Christmas festivities to begin!  And if you are looking for THE best holiday lights and decorations, nobody does it better than Mickey Mouse himself.

    As soon as the Halloween decorations come down on November 1, the Christmas decorations start to go up.  While the transformation into Christmas mode will not be complete until Thanksgiving, you will see the parks and resorts getting more and more festive by the day!  Last year, we arrived at Port Orleans on November 17.  There were no decorations at our resort.  We woke up the next morning to find our lobby and grounds completely decked out with beautiful decorations everywhere!

    The first place the "elves" decorate is the Magic Kingdom as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party begins in early November so the park needs to be festive.  From there, just like magic, all of WDW turns into a Christmas Wonderland!

    For the full effect, including the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, you will want to wait until after Thanksgiving.  But starting in early November, little bits of Christmas cheer will start to appear!   Have a very Merry Christmas!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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