• On Sep 26, 2021
    Maria from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to know when will the park put up the Christmas lights and decorations this year 2021

    Ho-Ho-Ho, Maria!

    Thanks for stopping by with your question about my favorite time of year at Walt Disney World Resort - the holiday season!

    Just like you, I'm SO ready for the holidays. I'm happy to tell you that Walt Disney World Resort will begin decorating for the holidays right after Halloween, just like I do at my house! Guests can usually expect the first touches of holiday pixie dust to appear "magically" overnight between October 31 and November 1. The jack-o-lanterns will come down and make way for Christmas garland, holiday lights, and more. All four Walt Disney World theme parks (Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park) get in on the festive fun, with themed decorations throughout. You'll also find holiday decorations in all of the Disney Resort Hotels, including some of the most amazing Christmas trees I've ever seen. Fun Fact: Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to the tallest Christmas tree at Walt Disney World. The 70-foot-tall tree has over 16,000 lights and more than 200 custom ornaments!

    While Christmas lights and decorations will begin to appear as soon as the pumpkins disappear, Walt Disney World has declared their "official" start of the holiday season to be November 12, when you can Celebrate the Spirit of the Season! Epcot's decorations will start to appear a little bit later than the other theme parks, because the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will run through November 20, 2021. Following the Food and Wine Festival, Epcot kicks into holiday mode with the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, which lasts from November 26 to December 30. I'm so excited that the Candlelight Processional will be returning this year. Featured as part of the Festival of the Holidays, the Candlelight Processional shares the biblical story of Christmas through word and song. Celebrity narrators tell the story of Christ's birth, joined by a mass choir and a 50-piece orchestra to provide the music. It's amazingly beautiful, and I can't wait to hEAR who the celebrity narrators will be this year. 

    I hope you'll be able to "jingle all the way" over to Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate the holidays this year!
    Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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