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Reader Email: When do the Christmas lights on Cinderella Castle go up this year?

This question comes from Nicole, who asks:

We’re visiting Disney world in early November.  Can you tell me if the Christmas lights will be up at that time? 



Nicole, thanks for your question and for reading here.  The “castle dream lights,” as they are officially known, are scheduled to have their first showing on November 7 this year.  Installation will actually take place starting on September 12 and run through September 26.  Guests visiting the Magic Kingdom at this time will see a crane in the park as cast members begin the time-consuming process of installing the over 200,000 LED lights.  The “memories” show is not expected to be effected by the castle lights.

You can see the castle lighting ceremony each night around 6:30.  It’s a wonderful way to cap off your day in the Magic Kingdom.


  1. Disney at Christmastime is AMAZING!

  2. When do they take the lights down?

  3. They wont be on this year because we are not going to be there 🙁

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