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  • On Jun 28, 2009
    Elizabeth from GA 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.

    We are visiting December 13-18. We have been during Halloween but never during Christmas. We are wondering what are some special Christmas things we should see and do? Can you only see Cinderella's Castle Christmas lights at the Christmas party? Thanks

    Hello Elizabeth!  The holidays are one of my favorite times to visit Disney.  It's the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!

    One of my favorite events is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP).  The party is being held December 13, 15, 17, 18 during your vacation.  My favorite parts of the party are the Christmas Parade (I love the Toy Soldiers!) and, of course, the magical snow on Main Street U.S.A.

    Cinderella Castle is always decked out for the holidays and is absolutely beautiful.  Although there are lighting ceremonies of the castle during MVMCP, the castle will be lit up on non-MVMCP nights as well.

    Over in Epcot, you'll want to enjoy Holidays Around the World.  I attended the Candlelight Processional last December for the first time.  It will not be my last....this is now on my must-do on my list when I visit around the holidays.  You may want to consider the Candlelight Dinner Package which will allow you access to reserved seating.

    You may also want to set some time aside to visit different resorts to view the holiday decorations.  My favorite place to go is the lobby of the Grand Floridan.  I love to find a chair in the lobby and listen to the holiday music as I take in all the beautiful decorations - including the life size gingerbread house.

    I hope this gives you some ideas.  Please make sure you look through the highlighted links above for more information.

    Diane  :)

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

Hello! I’m Diane from Connecticut. I am a retired project manager and I'm married with three grown children.  My family enjoys traveling to Walt Disney World and believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes in the Northeast, no two are the same! Learn More About Diane

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