PHOTOS: Christmas Tree Arrives at Magic Kingdom With More Seasonal Decorations

Shannen Ace

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PHOTOS: Christmas Tree Arrives at Magic Kingdom With More Seasonal Decorations

The annual Christmas tree has arrived at Magic Kingdom, along with other holiday decorations in Town Square, at Main Street, U.S.A. stores, and in the themed lands of the park.

Christmas Tree

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The Christmas tree towers over all the buildings around it. It’s stationed right behind the flag pole in Town Square.

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PhotoPass photographers are usually stationed at the base of the tree, which is surrounded by giant presents. Photographers on Main Street will also turn around to take guest photos with the tree behind them.

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The tree is decorated with popcorn garland, bells, toys, and classic baubles.

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It’s topped with a star.

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Colorful lights are also strung through it.

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Other Main Street, U.S.A. Christmas Decorations

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In the planters around the Christmas tree are life-size toy soldiers and candy cane pillars.

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Large wreaths have been installed on arms attached to the Main Street façades.

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Garlands were hung from the buildings earlier this week.

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These wreaths have candles in their centers. Pairs of bells hang from the ends of the arms.

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Inside the Main Street Cinema are a few light-up adornments.

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This bundle has retro ornaments, flowers, and a glittering bow with an image of Santa Claus in the center.

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Garlands with tassels line the tops of displays in Uptown Jewelers.

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And more garland hangs from the ceiling in the center of the shop.

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All of the Emporium windows now display Christmas merchandise.

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This one includes a Christmas tree with “Toy Story” toys around it.

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Garlands hang inside the shop and there are small trees on merch displays.

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There are also light-up garlands in Disney Clothiers next door.

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Park Entrance

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Golden hardware has been added to circular flower beds at the park entrance, turning them into floral ornaments.

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The ornaments frame the red and green Mickey flower bed.

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Topiaries of Mickey and Minnie are in the flower bed between tapstile stations.

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They are wearing Santa hats.

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A few red and green presents sit in front of them.

Frontierland & Liberty Square

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Lampposts in Frontierland and Liberty square have been wrapped in garlands.

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These garlands are decorated with flowers, berries, and pinecones.

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Fantasyland

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The “Beauty and the Beast” area of Fantasyland has been decorated.

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Garlands hang across the front of Bonjour Village Gifts and Gaston’s Tavern.

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There are also themed wreaths on the windows of Gaston’s Tavern.

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Of course, the wreaths have some antler-like elements, as well as red and gold bows, and trophies in the centers.

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The garlands on Gaston’s Tavern match.

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland Speedway

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Racers, start your engines. The holiday overlay will return to Tomorrowland Speedway this year, with light-up props and scenery for drivers to enjoy. There is a stack of giant baubles.

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Dots decorate shrubbery.

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And there are futuristic white Christmas trees across the landscape.

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Galactic Gateway

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Over at the Galactic Gateway are several silvery decorations with colorful ornaments. Two trees frame the stage, where Stitch appears to greet guests.

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Wreaths are on two of the doorways and a garland arch is over the center doorway. Garland also lines the front edge of the stage, the top of the back wall, and the two platforms in front of the trees.

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Holidays at Walt Disney World

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party parade float

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will begin on November 9 and take place on select nights through December 22. 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.

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The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will begin on November 24. Storytellers will share winter traditions from all over the world. At night, celebrity narrators will host the Candlelight Processional. Seasonal dishes will be available at the Holiday Kitchens. And Living With the Land will be aglow with Christmas lights.

At various resorts and EPCOT, guests can enjoy annual gingerbread displays. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort will have a gingerbread display for the first time this year, either in place of or in addition to its usual train village. There will also be gingerbread displays at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort, which have all had them in years past.

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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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  • Shannen Ace

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.