PHOTOS: First Christmas Decorations Arrive at Magic Kingdom for 2023 Holiday Season

Shannen Ace

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PHOTOS: First Christmas Decorations Arrive at Magic Kingdom for 2023 Holiday Season

As we leave Halloween behind us, Christmas decorations are arriving at Magic Kingdom. The jack-o’-lanterns and fall banners are gone, replaced with garland, wreaths, and more adorning Main Street, U.S.A.

Transportation and Ticket Center

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Before heading to Magic Kingdom, the Transportation and Ticket Center has a sign up for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

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The after-hours party is on select nights from November 9 through December 22, 2023.

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Entrance & Train Station

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The Mickey flower bed in front of the Main Street U.S.A. train station is now red and green.

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Garland with big red bows lines the train station railing.

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Garlands cover the entrances to the park.

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The garlands and wreaths match, with the same adornments and red bows.

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The park’s giant Christmas tree has not yet been installed in Town Square.

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But other decorations are visible from the train station.

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Garlands cover the other side of the train station, too.

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Chamber of Commerce

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There are a few garlands and wreaths on the Chamber of Commerce façade.

Popcorn Cart

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Garland with strings of popcorn is atop this Main Street popcorn cart.

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Santa Claus Meet & Greet

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Santa Claus will meet guests in this decorated space next to Guest Relations.

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The garlands, trees, and wreaths in this space feature gingerbread men, candy canes, and toy soldiers.

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There are two small Christmas trees framing the meet and greet space.

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Red and white flowers are also tucked into the greenery.

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Firehouse & Lampposts

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There are wreaths and garlands on the lampposts.

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They are decorated with fruit, including a pineapple at the center.

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Emporium

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Nearly every façade of Main Street is decorated.

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Garland is wrapped around the columns at the main entrance to the Emporium, leading up to a pair of bells.

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Cast have begun to set up Christmas window displays.

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These feature various Christmas merchandise items, along with decorative gifts and stockings.

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Main Street Confectionery

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Disney Clothiers

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Main Street Cinema

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There is garland lining the underside of the cinema marquee.

Uptown Jewelers

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Center Street

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Wreaths and garlands can be found at the end of Center Street, the side street shooting off from Main Street.

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Crystal Arts

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Main Street Bakery

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The wreath in the bakery window is decorated with pastries and coffee cups.

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Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

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A (fake) candle is in the center of this wreath at the ice cream parlor.

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Inside Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is a festive ice-cream-themed wreath.

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An ice cream ornament is at the center of the wreath.

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Multicolored baubles, blue and white ribbon, and flowers fill out the rest of the greenery.

Casey’s Corner

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Cinderella Castle

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Garlands are wrapped around the railings of the stage.

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There are also planters of red poinsettias.

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Garlands have also been added to the back of Cinderella Castle.

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Above the walkways are green garlands filled with blue and silver baubles.

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There are also matching garlands going up the turret stairs.

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Holiday decorations have also arrived at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party parade float

Four Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party dates are sold out, including the last party before Christmas day. Ticket prices vary depending on the date, from $159 to $199 for adults and $149 to $189 for kids (ages 3 to 9). Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can save $10 per ticket.

During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, guests can enjoy Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, character meet and greets, and holiday attraction overlays. There are also complimentary treats and exclusive merchandise.

Frozen Holiday Surprise artwork featuring Anna, Elsa, and Olaf

Beginning this year, a brand-new “Frozen”-inspired show called “Frozen Holiday Surprise” will be performed at Magic Kingdom, during regular park hours and during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Guests can also celebrate the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort with Disney Jollywood Nights, an after-hours party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; the roaming Merry Menagerie puppet show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom; the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll; Santa Claus meet and greets; and limited-time food, beverage, and merchandise throughout the resort.

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