Disney Springs, Holiday, Special Events

Disney Springs Holiday Happenings

If you’re heading to Disney World in November or December (and even into January), be sure to take time to visit Disney Springs and experience all the wonderful, festive activities!

 

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Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

From November 10 through January 7, this walk-through experience features music, falling snow, and 25 different Christmas trees decked out for the holidays! Monday-Thursday from noon-10 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., visitors can begin their Christmas Tree tour near the play fountain outside the Once Upon a Toy in the Marketplace.

An alluring pathway leads visitors to explore trees decked out in the following themes:

  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Disney Villains
  • Moana
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Cinderella
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Frozen
  • The Jungle Book
  • Mulan
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Tangled
  • The Muppets
  • Mary Poppins
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Fantasia
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Snow White
  • Peter Pan
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Robin Hood
  • Pinocchio
  • Dumbo
  • Disney’s Days of Christmas

 

Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt

From November 10 through January 7, visitors can embark on a merry mission to find all the items on Stitch’s lost Christmas list. Start your alien adventure by picking up a pocket-sized Holiday Gift Hunt booklet containing a map, clues, and stickers at any of four participating locations. Then, begin your detective work at each of the sticker stops. Visit each stop, spot the hidden Stitch holding one of his hidden presents, and then match the correct gift sticker to its corresponding location on the map.

The Holiday Gift Hunt locations are: Amorette’s Patisserie, Basin, Christmas Tree Trail (Disney Springs Tree), Curl by Sammy Duvall, The Ganachery, Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, MAC Cosmetics, Pele Soccer, Stance, Star Wars Trading Post, and Wonderful World of Memories.

Take your successfully filled booklets to a redemption center for a festive surprise. The four redemption locations are D-Luxe Burgers, Once Upon a Toy, Super Hero Headquarters, and World of Disney.

 

Food!

All that hiking and hunting is sure to make you hungry! Luckily, Disney Springs has no shortage of places to satisfy your appetite. Check out these special holiday treats.

Marketplace Eats

Aristocrepes: holiday crepes, Absolut Citron with Grand Marnier Slush

Dockside Margaritas: Snowflake margarita

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail: Draft beers, cookies, popcorn, hot and chilled beverages.

 

Town Center Eats

Amorette’s Patisserie: peppermint macaroons, gingerbread cookies, black forest petit cake, bourbon hot cocoa, Amorette’s signature hot chocolate and marshmallow pastry

The Daily Poutine: Holiday Poutine

D-Luxe Burger: Peppermint milkshake

 

The Landing/West Side Eats

Exposition Park: Seasonal draft beer

The Ganachery: Holiday chocolate tree crunch, chocolate enrobed stollen bread, hot cocoa spoons, hot sipping chocolate, hot sipping chocolate with Bailey’s, chocolate covered gingerbread squares, house made gingerbread s’mores, and assoreted ganache squares (eggnog, candy cane).

Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar: Jock’s holiday punch

 

Entertainment

While enjoying your snacks, take in the variety of entertainment along the waterside promenade. Toy soldier stilt walkers, traditional carolers, Kalinka, living statues dressed in holiday attire, DJ dance party at the fountain stage, Kwanzaa celebrations on December 26-27, and live musical performances.

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Santa’s Chalet

From November 10 through December 24, meet Santa and his helpers at their charming cottage on the Christmas Tree Trail. Follow these steps to meet Santa!

  1. Check in at the podium.
  2. Provide a mobile phone number to one of Santa’s helpers.
  3. Enjoy all the Disney Springs amenities.
  4. Get a text message from Santa’s helpers and return to the podium within 10 minutes.
  5. Take your place in line to meet Santa!

Disney Photo Pass photos with Santa are included with Memory Maker. You can visit Santa Monday-Thursday from noon-10 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Learn more about holiday events at Walt Disney World!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Hollywood Studios Holiday Round Up

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