Christmas on Main Street
  • On Sep 17, 2023
    Kathy from NJ 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 Disney switch decorations from Halloween to Christmas this year?

    Hi Kathy! The holidays are amazingly fun times to visit the Walt Disney World Resort! Nobody does Halloween and Christmas quite like Mickey and Minnie!

    The best place to start when talking about Christmas decorations is at Magic Kingdom Park! This is the location of the holiday season kickoff at the Walt Disney World Resort. The last Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of the season is on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party of the season is on Thursday, November 9, 2023. So, that will be the week that Magic Kingdom Park magically transforms from Halloween to Christmas! The Halloween decorations usually come down on the same night as the last Halloween party. While they have the equipment out to take down the Halloween decorations, they might as well use the same equipment to put up the Christmas decorations! So, it is quite likely that Christmas decorations will begin to appear as early as November 2, 2023! Keep in mind that I am speculating based on past practices at Magic Kingdom Park as they switch from Halloween to Christmas.

    While Magic Kingdom Park usually leads the way with the holiday decorations, the other parks, as well as the hotels in the Disney Resorts Collection, are quick to follow with most decorations completed by mid-November throughout the resort!

    So, based upon an arrival date of November 1, 2023, if Christmas decorations are what you’re hoping to see, you might want to consider paying a visit (or two) to Magic Kingdom Park! That is where you are most likely to see the most holiday cheer during the first week of November!

    Happy Planning!


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