Christmas at resorts
  • On Aug 9, 2023
    Deborah from GA 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 are the going to decorate Wilderness lodge this year? We plan to visit on Nov 20th and are wondering it will be decorated by this time.

    Season’s greetings, Deborah! The holidays are a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort! I always feel like the Most Magical Place on Earth is a little extra magical during that special time of the year!

    I think you will be very happy to hear that the Disney Parks and resort hotels kick off the holiday season shortly after the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween have all returned to the Haunted Mansion! Yes, that means that as soon as the fall and Halloween decorations come down, the holiday decorations begin going up! 

    The hotels in the Disney Resorts Collection are typically decorated by mid-November (at the latest). While schedules are always subject to change, I think it is very likely that Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will be fully decorated by the time you arrive on November 20, 2023!

    Deborah, prepare to be in awe! Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in all the Walt Disney World Resort! That star on top just seems to want to reach up and touch the top of the ceiling! The lighted garland and wreaths throughout the resort would even put Uncle Scrooge McDuck in the holiday spirit!

    Here is a PRO TIP for you, Deborah! If Christmas decorations bring joy to your heart, you might consider visiting the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs! Here you will find countless Christmas trees all decorated in various Disney themes such as characters, attractions, and movies! It’s one of my favorite places to visit during the holiday season!

    Happy Planning!


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