I went December 14-20 in 2019 and it was PERFECT. Crowds were less than our previous fall breaks the first week of October. My kids said they want to always go in December now. (They didn’t refuse a trip this past November though).
Pre-Covid, these would be my recommendations. They may not be offered this year. Keep in mind, things may be different in 2021, especially since things were so limited for 2020.
Must see resorts for the gingerbread displays starting with my favorites: Grand Floridian, WL, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Contemporary, Poly, and Yacht Club. Get a piece of gingerbread at each resort and decide your favorite.
AKL also had animal themed trees. We went to the bar at Sanaa for drinks and the bread service when we left AK so it was convenient to go.
I thought DHS had the best decorations followed by MK. It was awesome to see it “snow” as we left DHS at night. I also liked the Christmas projections on ToT.
Storytellers at Epcot and the Candlelight Processional are must do’s. I was surprised at the lack of Christmas decor at Epcot, but not every county celebrates Christmas so I guess that is why. Living with the Land has a cool Christmas overlay.
We spent well over an hour in the lobby at GF. They had a local high school choir last was amazing singing Christmas carols. I would have thought they were professionals. We got holiday treats and listened to them. After they finished, the band played. The gingerbread house is like nothing I’ve ever seen. Incredible. Get the cake pop too.
The weather could not have been more perfect. Shorts and sweatshirts or leggings. Not at all hot.
I can’t wait to go back at Christmas time.