We arrived in Orlando on 1/1 a few years back, one night at AS Sports, remember their tree was still up. Moved on over to YC early the next morning and discovered that not only was our room ready but they had bumped us to std view CL for YOAMD! The Carousel at BC and the Christmas village at YC were still up that morning but were disappearing by late that afternoon. We were able to see the gingerbread house at GF last year during our GF stay the weekend of Christmas Parade taping (yes, we were there during the Justin Bieber melee, but he didn't even stay anywhere on site). The hotel was an absolute madhouse, crowds were terrible. I don't think I want to stay there over the holidays again, too much congestion in the lobby, although I love that lobby and the orchestra! I'm amazed at the predicted crowds for this upcoming visit, although why should I be surprised, it was packed at the CR the first week of October and the parks were packed!