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How long are the Christmas decorations up after Christmas?

by Debbie
(Winchester, VA)

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“My family and I are going to Walt Disney World from January 3rd through the 10th. Will the Christmas decorations still be up to enjoy?”

The lights on Cinderella Castle will still be up in January

You should get to see the lights on Cinderella Castle – Photo by Rich Ramos

Debbie, yes they will. Yes, they will. Disney does not take the Christmas decorations down as quickly as they used to in the past.

The Christmas Tree exhibit in Disney Springs will probably still be there

The Christmas Trees in Disney Springs will probably still be up – Photo by Mike

Years ago, the typical pattern was, the first Sunday after January 1st, the first Sunday after January 1st, unless it was the second or third. But that first Sunday after January 1st, the Christmas decorations would come down. Lately, they’ve been leaving them up longer.

Dad’s Christmas at Disney World page

The new Christmas projection show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will probably end before January

Two years ago, we went in early January. The last day we were there was January 15th, and the Christmas decorations were still up on January 15th.

The Candlelight Processional at EPCOT

The Candlelight Processional ends on December 30 – Photo by Cliff Wang

So, yes. The Christmas decorations will all be up. The last night of Holidays around the World at EPCOT including the Candlelight Processional and the Christmas storytellers is December 30th, but the decorations stay up for that first week, at least, of January and probably into the second week of January.

Destinations to Travel

Dad’s Bottom Line

Bottom line is, most of the Christmas decorations will still be up through the first part of January.


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