Holiday start in November

Holiday start in November

by Tina
(ACT Australia)

Hi Dad,

Me again from Australia. I took on board what you said about the crowds that first week of December so I thought 'why not go from November 7 to November 16'? I found some indications that the MVMCP ran last year from that 2nd week of November, and that a lot of decorations are up, except for the big tree in MK and the Candlelight Processional. My question is, will the resorts be decorated, especially the Grand Floridian? Will the parades like Jamming Jingle Jungle Parade and Holiday Wishes be on? Please help! No kids just the two of us celebrating 40 years of marriage. Many thanks.

Dad's why yes they do Answer


Good to hear from you again. Why, yes, the Christmas season at Disney World does start in November. In fact, the last couple of years, Disney transitioned from the Halloween season to the Christmas season in 3 short days

Most if not all of the Christmas Decorations (except for the tree in the Magic Kingdom) will be up by the middle of the first week in November and yes, that includes the hotels. All the shows and events start that week except the Candlelight Processional which doesn't start until the day after Thanksgiving.

So lets take your questions one at a time ...
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - dates haven't been announced, but I'm guessing it will start around the 7th.
  • Big Tree in the Magic Kingdom - goes up after the taping of the Christmas Parade. Usually the first weekend in December.
  • Candlelight Processional - already covered that one.
  • The Grand Floridian - if you're lucky, you'll get to see them finish the gingerbread house. It's amazing. The rest of the decorations will be up that first full week of November.
  • Mickey's Jamming Jungle Parade and Wishes and Holidays around the World and ... All will get started that first week of November.
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Dad's Bottom Line

Tina, the first part of November is an awesome time to go to Disney World. In fact it's so inviting that I just might go myself. Look for me will ya.

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Mar 22, 2011
Dad's Final Word on Holiday start in November
by: Tina from Australia

Dad I hope to see you too. It would be a travesty of justice after all the saving and advice you give all of us, that you would not be able to make a trip to Disney World after the Princess' wedding. You will definately deserve a Disney de-stress break with Mrs 'Mother of the Bride' Mom! If you can make it - dinner is on us. Hope to see ya and thanks for all the time and money saving tips.

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