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Will the Christmas decorations be up by November 18?

by Monica Reyes

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“We are planning on traveling from Nov 3 through Nov 18, 2018, is there a chance to see any Christmas decoration and parade on the parks? Thanks for your help is the very first time for our little girl and a birthday gift for our 7 year old. Regards”

I LOVE Christmas at Disney World

Christmas decorations on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom

Christmas time is my favorite time of year – Photo by Wayne Wood


What a great time to visit Walt Disney World. You are going to have so much Fun!

Christmas at Disney World is by far the best time of year to visit. The parks get all dressed up in Christmas decorations. The hotels get all decked out not necessarily with boughs of holly, but with some pretty cool trees and more. There are special shows, special treats and even a Magical party.

Dad’s Christmas at Disney World page

Decorating begins on…

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus himself makes an appearance in the Christmas Party parade – Photo by Rich Ramos

The Christmas decorations start going up in the parks first. And it’s pretty much like Magic. Usually, around the 2nd or 3rd overnight the Halloween decorations disappear at the Magic Kingdom and the next night all the Christmas decorations go up.

Magic Kingdom has to get everything up by November 8 because that’s when the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party happens.

Dad’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party page

The other parks all decorate at the same time. So by the 4th or 5th the parks are all ready to go.

The hotels put out their decorations a little later. It’s usually the week of the 15th when they start. There’s a chance you might not see many of those, or you might. I hope the Grand Floridian gets done and you get to see it because it’s AWESOME!

I’ll be there too

The Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian

The Grand Floridian has a HOUSE made out of Gingerbread – Photo by Cliff Wang

It just so happens that Dad is going to be there the week of the 10th. I don’t know exactly when, but I’ll be there sometime that week and I’m throwing a Christmas Party so the decorations better be up. (They always are.)

Destinations to Travel

Dad’s Bottom Line

Monica, you and the kids are going to love Christmas at Disney World. Yes, the decorations will be going up while you are there. Have a great time.


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