• On Apr 16, 2021
    Bruce from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are rescheduling our trip November 15th after cancelling last September. When do the parks decorate for Christmas. We want to be there when the parks are "decked out". Thank you, Bruce

    Ho-Ho-Ho, Bruce!

    So, I guess I'm not the only one already thinking about the holidays! It seems like we just took our Christmas decorations down, and I'm ready to start singing carols and drinking hot chocolate again. Nothing helps me get "in the spirit" more than planning a holiday visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    My family visits Walt Disney World Resort every Christmas season, and we're already making plans to visit again in 2021. There's just nothing better than seeing all the gorgeous holiday decorations and lights throughout all four theme parks, the Disney Resorts Collection hotels, and Disney Springs. Not to mention all the amazing holiday-themed treats - YUM! 

    There isn't really a "start date" for holiday decorations to appear, but there's a bit of an "overnight pixie-dusting" that happens between October 31 and November 1. The first touches of Christmas can be seen on Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom Park as Halloween decorations come down and the park is transformed into a festive holiday wonderland, just like magic! By the end of the first week of November, it will look like Santa has arrived, as the Holiday Services Team is out in full force to spread Christmas joy. There are custom-decorated Christmas trees throughout Walt Disney World Resort, with the tallest of them all on display at Disney's Contemporary Resort - it's over 70 feet tall!

    One of our favorite activities during the holidays is a visit to the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail. The trail is full of custom-designed, themed trees, and it's fun to see all of the amazing decorations. My favorite this year was the Haunted Mansion-themed tree, with an eerie Constance Hatchaway, The Bride, featured prominently in the center - spooky!

    While all four theme parks will get in on the holiday fun, Epcot's decorations will appear a bit later than the other parks, due to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival which runs through November 20, 2021. Once the festival ends, Epcot will join in on the festivities with the Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. With awesome Holiday Kitchens and the fun Holiday Cookie Stroll, this celebration is a must-do for my family. I encourage you to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements and information regarding this year's event. 

    You'll definitely be able to enjoy lots of holiday decorations, treats, and festive fun during your November vacation!
    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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