Mickey dressed in holiday clothes in front of a Christmas tree.
  • On Dec 3, 2022
    Marge from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking at a trip next fall and would like to see as many of the Halloween and Christmas decorations as possible. Is there a time where we can see it all?

    Hiya Marge,

    It is great to see you back at planDisney! Plus, you have stopped in to ask about my absolute favorite time of the year at Walt Disney World Resort. While I am typically a summer girl at heart, there is something about the spending the end of the year holidays at Walt Disney World that is music to my EARs! 

    You will be excited to hear that there is a small pocket of time, where you would have the opportunity to enjoy the very end of the Halloween festivities and the beginning of the Christmas season. Depending on your arrival time on Halloween day, my suggestion would be to plan on spending the evening at Magic Kingdom on that first day of arrival. While it has not been announced yet, the hope is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be returning next fall and Halloween evening is typically the last party night. This is a special event ticket, and it is extremely popular. Typically an announcement is made in late spring regarding party dates and ticket sales, so be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for updates. You will want to purchase your tickets right away. The evening is full of special entertainment, character interactions, yummy treats, a parade and fireworks only offered on these evenings, and even a visit from the Headless Horseman. It is a spooktacular time! 

    Once the clock strikes midnight on Halloween, Mickey's elves will quickly begin sweeping the pumpkins and ghosts out the Magic Kingdom gates, and decking Main Street U.S.A. with twinkling lights, garland, wreaths and of course the most incredible tree. You will be amazed at how quickly the transformation happens from the orange glow of Halloween to the red and green twinkle of Christmas. Depending on how long you are able to stay, you will be able to enjoy at least part of the holiday decorations. Magic Kingdom is usually the first to deck its halls, with the remaining theme parks right after. The Disney Resorts Collection hotels typically take just a little longer, with all the beautiful decorations in place just before the Thanksgiving holiday.  

    While you may not be able to see "it all", I am confident that you will be able to enjoy a great mix of festive fall fun and winter wonderland whimsy before heading back home. If I can assist with any further planning questions, please stop back and see me

    Hope to see ya real soon, 
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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