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  • On Mar 30, 2015
    Sophia Asked

    Hi moms! When are Christmas decorations removed? I dream on going to WDW for Christmas but I am a little scared of crowds and expensive accomodation :S Is there any special event for New Year's eve?? Thanks and greetings from Peru!!

    Hi, Sophia!  Most of the Christmas decorations begin coming down right after the New Year, with even the last of them down by the end of the first week of January.  My family travels to Walt Disney World every year during Christmas week, and it is absolutely crowded.  Fortunately, with things like FastPass+ and making dining reservations, we've always had a great time and seen most of what we wanted to see.

    You will find some of the most amazing fireworks displays anywhere on New Year's Eve.  The Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT in the past have all had incredible evening light shows.  The parks are open late (Magic Kingdom was open until 3 AM this past New Year's Eve), and EPCOT had two Illuminations shows.  You'll find DJs and music going on at Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT, and you'll find specialty food and drinks throughout the theme parks.

    If you plan to be at a park on New Year's Eve, plan to get there early.  Some parks will fill to capacity, and you don't want to miss out on the midnight fun!

    Just a side note - if you're trying to avoid crowds and peak season prices, you might want to go in early December.  All of the decorations and holiday festivities are up and running by Thanksgiving weekend (the third weekend in November), and crowds won't start building until closer to Christmas day.

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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