• On Jun 14, 2018
    Judy from AR 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 does Christmas start at Walt Disney World?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Judy! 

    The holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort are my favorite time to visit. Christmas is always special, but there’s just something extra magical about Christmas at Disney!

    Judy, you can expect to start seeing the decorations around the first few weeks of November. The change happens quickly and seamlessly. It’s a fascinating process! From Magic Kingdom, to the rest of the theme parks and resorts, you’ll get to enjoy the most magical place on earth with its halls decked out in the most holly-jolly Disney-holiday way!

    The unofficial kick-off of the Holiday season is when the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is scheduled. This year, that date is set for November 8, 2018. After that, you will start seeing more special events to celebrate the holiday ramp up, like the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, the Candlelight Processional, and more! It really is the most wonderful time of the yEAR!

    For more information about the holiday activities and schedules, visit the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort page on the website and browse all the magical celebrations taking place throughout the resort. Don’t forget to check out the Disney Parks Blog for the most up-to-date news of all the happenings at Disney Parks.

    Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again real soon! 

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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