PHOTOS: Holiday Decorations Arrive at Disney’s Riviera Resort at Walt Disney World for 2023 Festive Season

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PHOTOS: Holiday Decorations Arrive at Disney’s Riviera Resort at Walt Disney World for 2023 Festive Season

Disney’s Riviera Resort is decked out with garlands, wreaths, and more for the 2023 holiday season at Walt Disney World.

Disney’s Riviera Resort Holiday Decorations

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Outside, garlands run across the railings of this bridge over the mosaic murals.

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There are matching decorations on the stone columns, tucked beneath the lanterns.

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These decorations feature golden ribbons, white berry adornments, and light blue flowers.

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Larger decorations are on the columns at the resort’s main entrance.

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These also feature sparkling snowflakes and lights.

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In the lobby is a small Christmas tree with golden lights and ornaments.

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Instead of a traditional star or angel on top, the tree has an Art Deco-style topper made of golden wire shaped into dozens of rectangles jutting in all different directions.

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There are three wreaths above the main entrance doors, with silver bows on top of them.

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In the centers of these wreaths are golden plates with reindeer reliefs.

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Three giant wreaths with silver and gold ornaments hang in the windows overlooking the resort’s gardens and pool area.

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More light-up garlands wrap around columns and hang over seating.

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Check out the Christmas decorations at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, too.

Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party parade float

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is on select nights through December 22. Tickets are only available for three remaining nights. During the after-hours party, guests can enjoy Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime FireworksMickey’s Most Merriest CelebrationMickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Paradecharacter meet and greets, and holiday attraction overlays. There are also complimentary treats, special menu items, and exclusive merchandise.

Olaf, Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff in Frozen Holiday Surprise

The new “Frozen Holiday Surprise” Cinderella Castle show is performed at Magic Kingdom once during regular park hours and once during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

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Disney Jollywood Nights is a new separately ticketed, adults-centric party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It takes place on select nights through December 20. Entertainment includes the variety show “Disney Holidays in Hollywood,” “What’s This? Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along,” and the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” nighttime spectacularCharacter meet and greets include Mickey & Friends in new outfits. A Tip-Top Club-inspired soiree is held in the courtyard of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction. Check out Tom’s honest review of the event.

The roaming Merry Menagerie puppets have returned to Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays featuring holiday kitchens, storytellers, and the Candlelight Processional will run from November 24 to December 30, 2023.

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At Disney Springs, guests can enjoy a Christmas Tree Stroll featuring new trees inspired by “Wish” and Disney Vacation Club. A new roaming character named Douglas Fir is a walking, moving tree.

Check out the full lineup of 2023 gingerbread displays at Walt Disney World Resort.

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