• On May 11, 2016
    Mary ellen from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are visiting Disney in December. Will the castle lighting and parades still be Christmas themed on nights they don't have Mickey's Christmas party?

    Hi Mary Ellen, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question. I absolutely love visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the Holidays because of how beautifully decorated the Theme Parks and Resorts are! 

    In previous years, on nights when Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party doesn’t take place at Magic Kingdom Park, there was still a presentation of the nightly Cinderella Castle lighting ceremony. That being said, the parade that took place on “non-Christmas Party nights” was usually the regular version of the Main Street Electrical Parade and of Wishes nighttime spectacular until a few days before Christmas Day when modified versions of Holiday Wishes and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade are presented nightly. Don’t worry! No matter when you choose to visit in December, you’ll get a great dose of Christmas Magic with your Disney Magic! 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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