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  • We will be at WDW from December 8-13. We are wondering what the weather will be like and what to pack?! Also what are some the best decorations/events to see as this is our first trip to see Disney during the holiday season? Thankyou
  • - Asked by Laura from Ohio on 11/10/2013
  • Hi Laura!

    December is one of my favorite times of the year at Disney! You're going to love the (typically) great weather and lower than usual crowds during the week you've chosen.

    Weather can be unpredictable in Florida during December. Sometimes it can be somewhat chilly in the evenings, but I've found that I love to visit during this time. Days are usually warm enough to swim, but the high temperatures of the summer are long past. I do always pack a light sweater or jacket for the evenings, but I am almost always chilly - even when others aren't! Of course, being the over-planner that I am, I do usually pick up a disposable rain poncho or two to throw into my travel bag. It never hurts to be prepared!

    Here are some not-to-be-missed holiday decoration highlights:
    • The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios is #1 on my must do list! These lights are incredible. I think this must be the most lights I've ever seen in a single place, at one time! And, just to top off the Magic, they even perform a light show in unison to the holiday music!
    • At the Grand Floridian, the life-size gingerbread house reminds me of an old-time Christmas! Be sure to grab a chocolate-dipped shingle for a snack!
    • The Wilderness Lodge is spectacularly decorated with a nearly 4-story Christmas tree that even contains teepees and antlers!
    • And, of course, a perfect ending to any evening is a showing of Illuminations at Epcot which features a special holiday ending!
    Hope you have a great trip AND great weather too!
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