• On Nov 3, 2018
    Larecca from VA 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 our vacation for next year but I am torn on attending for the Christmas or Halloween celebration. Is there a time where we can attend Mickeys Not so Scary Halloween Party and Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party or see the Christmas decor?

    Hey, Larecca!

    I totally get your dilemma. Both seasons at Walt Disney World are really special, and both Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party are uniquely magical. It's so tough to choose.

    The last of the Halloween parties usually takes place on Halloween night. When the Magic Kingdom closes that night, all of the fall decor comes down, and it's like Santa's Elves get straight to work on bringing the Christmas joy to the theme park. This year, and in some past years, the first Christmas Party doesn't happen until about a week after Halloween, so if you extend your vacation to that point, you may be able to squeeze in both parties.

    Even if you won't be there for both parties, you should get a little taste of the Christmas season if you spend any time at the beginning of November at Walt Disney World. Most of the holiday decorations around the resorts begin going up by the second week of November, but you'll see the holidays making their presence known as soon as November 1st.

    And this is why my family keeps going back! There's always something to see or do that we either haven't done before or has become one of our most favorite things that we want to do again. 

    Happy planning, Larecca!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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