• On Nov 12, 2018
    Julianne from NC 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.

    How long are the holiday decorations up for Christmas?? When do they put them up??

    Hi there, Julianne!

    There is no place more magical than Walt Disney World during the holiday season. With so many Festive Holiday Happenings and decked halls, there's just so much to take in.

    Like magic, as soon as Halloween is over, the Magic Kingdom begins its transformation for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. By the end of the second week in November, you'll see the resort decorations begin to appear, with a life sized gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa acting as the crown jewel in the incredible holiday decor.

    Decorations are up at least until New Year's day, and then you'll see them start to come down. In years past, for the most part, the decorations are all done by the end of the first week of January - or maybe a day or two longer. 

    One of the best times to go, if you have flexibility in your travel times, is just after the Thanksgiving holiday. Everything is decked out in holiday finery, and the crowds won't hit their peak until closer to Christmas. It's a good time to go and take everything in.

    Happy holiday planning, Julianne!
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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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