• On Aug 11, 2017
    Trish from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm planning a trip for my sons first birthday at the beginning of November. When do they start decorating for Christmas?

    Hi Trish!
    A first birthday celebration at the Happiest Place on Earth has all the elements of a Magical trip!
    Don't forget to get your little one Mickey Ears at the Mad Hatter Shop on Main Street U.S.A. Those will make for amazing photos and memories! You can also order a Celebration cake and have it delivered at your favorite Table Service Restaurant.
    Trish, the beginning of November is usually a transition period for the Disneyland Resort.
    After the Halloween Time Festivities end on October 31, the resort immediately begins to break down its Fall decorations and make room for Holidays at the Happiest Place on Earth.
    As you can imagine, it's not easy task replacing a ginormous Mickey Jack-O-Lantern with a 60-foot tall Christmas Tree in Town Square along Main Street U.S.A! And although Cast members work diligently to complete the task as soon as possible, the Christmas decorations are generally completed by mid-November and last through New Years.
    When you arrive in early November, you may not get to see the complete Holiday transformation, however, you will likely enjoy a Park experience without the large crowds, without long attraction wait times and without having to worry about securing a comfortable parade seat hours ahead!
    I hope this helps.
    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    -Anabel M.
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Meet the Panelist: Anabel, California

I'm a bilingual, Disney-loving happy wife & proud mommy of Benny & Toby (Woody & Buzz). I've always loved Disneyland. Each trip to this magical place makes me "curiouser and curiouser." I'm proud to serve as a planDisney panelist and look forward to helping with your Disneyland Resort questions. My best advice? Buy the mouse ears, eat the churro, sing out loud and forget about your worries and your strife while at the “happiest place on Earth” Learn More About Anabel

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