EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Nov 12, 2010
    Cheryl from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    When is WDW decorated for Christmas. I believe it used to be Thanksgivning night after the parks closed but now it is earlier. What is the earliest date in November one can go to Disney and still see all the lights? What is the "Holiday Season"

    Hi Cheryl,

    There is no specific one date that occurs each year for the holiday decorations, but there is a time frame you can usually count on.

    Magic Kingdom is often the first park completely decorated as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party begins approximately a week to week and half after Halloween. This means around November 10th the party nights start so the Christmas decorations are up and ready to go. The other parks are usually not to far behind. Typically by mid November most of the holiday decorations are up and lit. The resorts are also decorating at this same time and the slowest feature to be added is the wonderful gingerbread creations at the Deluxe properties. We have visited a number of times the week before Thanksgiving and been able to enjoy the gorgeous decorations. A few features you would miss prior to Thanksgiving weekend is the Candlelight Processional and the Christmas Around the World features at Epcot. If you are able to wait until after Thanksgiving, these special touches at Epcot are well worth the wait. If you need to travel earlier in November, you should be able to enjoy most of the holiday decorations by the second and third week of November.

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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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