Mickey dressed in holiday clothes in front of a Christmas tree.
  • On Nov 21, 2022
    Jennifer from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! I'm planning on visiting Walt Disney World for the 2023 holiday season. What are the start and end dates of the Christmas decorations? Please let me know. Thanks a bunch!!!

    Hey there, Jennifer. Welcome to planDisney

    My family and I have visited Walt Disney World for Christmas for the past 10+ years. I absolutely love it. The theme parks are all dressed up in their holiday best and it is so festive and fun! 

    Jennifer, there isn't a particular calendar date as to when the holiday decorations go up and come down. However, from my past experience as soon as the clock strikes 12 on Halloween night you'll notice a lot of changes at Magic Kingdom Park. The team works tirelessly through the night and when the theme park opens to Guests on November 1st, it's the merriest time of the year! The first week after Halloween is when you are going to notice the most changes throughout the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resort Hotels and by Thanksgiving, everything holiday decor-wise will be in full swing. 

    I was just at Walt Disney World a few weeks ago, the first week of November, and already Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios were decked out. The life-size gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa was assembled and so was the gingerbread carousel at Disney's Beach Club Resort. There were so many holly-jolly things to spot around, it truly was incredible. 

    Decorations will then last throughout the holiday season and then sometime during the first week of January start to come down. I think a trip anytime in the month of November or December would be a perfect time for you to visit since you are interested in the decorations. However, if you waited until mid-Novemberish everything will be practically perfect. 

    I hope this helps, Jennifer. If you have any other questions about this, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Happy holidays!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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