Christmas on Main Street
  • On Apr 26, 2021
    Samantha from MN 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 would like to visit during Christmas time when the parks are decorated. When is the earliest the decorations are put up? We are trying to visit during a less busy time of the Christmas season. Perhaps November. Are the parks decked out at that time?

    Welcome, Samantha! 

    I absolutely adore visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth during the holiday season. Something about the decorations, special events, treats, and festive offerings make a special vacation even more memorable. 

    Traditionally, decorations begin to emerge the first week in November and generally are all set up by the end of the first week. While November is a great time to visit, I do find that I am in even more of the holiday spirit after Thanksgiving. Personally, I have found that the first or second week of December tends to have pretty manageable crowds and great weather, so that is our preferred time for a Christmas vacation. 

    Samantha, you will be blown away by all of the amazing holiday festivities. My absolute favorite is the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. During this fa-la-la-la-festival you can complete a holiday traditions scavenger hunt with Olaf while you sample traditional food and drinks from around the world. 

    If you are looking for a very special place to stay, nothing feels as Christmas-time to me as Disney's Wilderness Lodge. The amazing decorations, 5-story-high tree, and roaring fireplaces really make it feel like Christmas morning every single day. 

    I hope that this gave you a bit of insight, Samantha. Please come back here to planDisney if we can help as you plan your holly jolly holiday!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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