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    When is DL fully decked out for Christmas?

    I want to plan my upcoming trip there around around seeing it decorated, I would love to see it! Anyone know an exact date (or something close to one)?

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    Re: When is DL fully decked out for Christmas?

    This is from the 10/27/07 press release. It could help you guess at this year's dates:

    Disneyland Resort Press Release

    Snow Blankets Sleeping Beauty Castle,
    Creating New Look For The Holidays At Disneyland Resort

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 26, 2007) – New enchantment arrives in Disneyland as the holiday season finds “Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle” covered in freshly fallen snow. With its exciting new look, the Castle will serve as a shimmering centerpiece for a daytime holiday celebration, and as a snow-capped stage for the new music, lighting and special effects that will precede the legendary “Believe ... in Holiday Magic” nighttime fireworks spectacular.

    The Castle will create a magical sense of wintertime enchantment throughout the holidays at Disneyland, adding to the many delights that traditionally welcome guests when Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks are transformed into dazzling holiday wonderlands.

    By day, “Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle” will be a sparkling Disneyland landmark and photo location for holiday visitors from around the world. As evening arrives, the Castle will undergo a transformation as special lighting effects and a new musical score take guests on a journey that dramatizes a young child’s dream for snow!

    This magical spell will build to the highlight of the evening: the fireworks spectacular, “Believe ... in Holiday Magic,” which will take guests on a journey of sights and sounds of the season and will end with a touching rendition of “White Christmas” and one of Disneyland’s most beloved holiday traditions: a climactic snowfall that swirls down on Main Street, U.S.A., small world mall and New Orleans Square. To top it all off, the beautiful blanket of snow on the Castle will begin to shimmer like never before!

    Such holiday magic may be found throughout the day in both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure during the holiday season. Themed entertainment, sparkling decorations, tasty treats and the annual holiday transformations of “it’s a small world” and the Haunted Mansion will add festive seasonal fun and warmth to Disneyland Resort visits from November 16 through January 6. The transformation at the Resort will come during Disney Parks’ ongoing Year of a Million Dreams celebration where guests’ dreams, large and small, are coming true through the Disney Dreams Giveaway.
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    Re: When is DL fully decked out for Christmas?

    Usually everything is decorated and the the Christmas parade is running by the weekend before Thanksgiving. They can't start putting all the Christmas decorations up until the Halloween decorations are down. (Although the Haunted Mansion is deocorated by the end of September, and some of the Christmas decorations start going up in New Orleans Square the last week of October.

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    Re: When is DL fully decked out for Christmas?

    Usually between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving the lions share of the Christmas decorations are up. The tree however, may not go up until right after Veterans Day weekend. I think last year it was during the week after that the tree went up. (Clarification welcome!)

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