Chante, c'est NoÃ«l! Not officially until Saturday, but already Main Street has begun its transformation into a festive Winter wonderland. Whilst the Enchanted Fairytale Illuminations have been in place for almost a month and Christmas has been taking centre stage in the boutiques for many weeks, the end of Disney's Halloween festival on Sunday saw the full Christmas Season plans thrust into action - with a few changes along the way.,
Monday brought a sea of green construction walls, entirely closing off the hubs of Central Plaza and Town Square, along with the first few ribbons and garlands on the lamposts. Town Square’s Gazebo had already been returned to its non-Pumpkin form, and the flower beds had already been given their white winter coats.
Just one day later, the Giant Pumpkin is gone, the Enchanted Fairytale Ceremony stage is being worked on and garlands and ribbons have arrived on many of Main Street’s buildings, including the Gazebo. The trees and lamposts are all given special gold ribbons, and – the biggest change of all – the Christmas Tree has returned! As reported yesterday, though, the tree has returned to its original Town Square location after a two year vacation at Central Plaza. Lining up perfectly with the Castle and the sleek Fairytale Illuminations, the “new” location of the tree already creates a much cosier Christmas atmosphere.
Photos taken yesterday, 7th November 2006: