The holiday season is here and the Walt Disney World Resort is starting to look festive with all of its Christmas decorations. The theme parks aren’t the only areas where guests will be able to celebrate the season. Disney Springs will offer guests lots of holiday fun like the Christmas Tree Stroll, visits with Santa, and other holiday entertainment. Take a look!
Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth
Your favorite holiday tradition is back and better than ever! The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth is now available through Dec. 30 with 20 themed trees spread throughout Disney Springs (most featuring beloved Disney characters and stories.) You’ll spot some returning favorite trees this year and seven new ones themed to “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Black Panther,” “Raya and The Last Dragon” and more. As a special nod to Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary, the Disney Parks tree will have some EARidescent sparkling touches of magic as well.
Ready to see them all? Pick up a Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll map and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays as you meander through a winter wonderland. This complimentary activity can be picked up at participating locations throughout Disney Springs including: City Works Eatery & Pour House, Planet Hollywood, UNDER ARMOUR BRAND HOUSE, Amorette’s Patisserie, The BOATHOUSE, and Basin.
As you explore, don’t forget to take advantage of special discounts and offers available on the back of your map from select retail and dining locations. Once you complete your activity, bring it to a redemption location for a special surprise.
Holiday Eats & Treats
It’s time to break out those ugly Christmas sweaters and join the festive fun at Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar now brimming with merry décor and a limited-time menu through Dec. 30. Those of us who stop by every year will find favorite Venison Sliders and Holiday Deviled Eggs but don’t overlook some new additions, including Fried Brussel Sprouts and a Ham and Brie Flatbread (both delicious options to add to your holiday spread)! Feeling naughty or nice this year? Treat yourself either way with the classic Cookies and Milk (Coquito) or the new Lump of Coal Dessert featuring cookies and cream ganache “coal” pieces. Both are shareable, so we recommend bringing friends and family to try a little bit of everything.
Other can’t-miss treats you’ll want to hit up this year include:
- Marketplace Snacks – Peppermint Bark Nachos (Nov. 5-Dec. 30)
- The Polite Pig – Pumpkin Mudslide Cocktail and The Polite Pig Pie (Nov.5-Dec. 31)
- Sprinkles – Pumpkin Cupcakes (Now-Nov.28), Nutella French Toast Cupcakes (Nov. 8-14), and Cannoli Cupcakes (Nov. 15-21)
- YeSake – Pumpkin Spice Boba Tea (Now-Nov. 15)
- Vivoli il Gelato – Red Velvet Cannoli and Red Velvet Peppermint Cheesecake Cookie Sandwich (Nov. 8-Dec. 31)
Santa Claus & Holiday Entertainment
We’re thrilled to share that Santa Claus is returning to Disney Springs this year for a physically distanced photo opportunity inside Once Upon a Toy. As in years past, you’ll be able to easily get in line using the virtual queue and shop while you wait. Disney PhotoPass photographers will also be on hand to capture digital portraits, available for purchase. Santa will start greeting guests Nov. 12-Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., and Dec. 15-Dec. 24 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Please be advised masks will be required.)
After your visit with Santa, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the holidays all throughout Disney Springs. DJs will be cranking your favorite tunes at the AdventHealth Waterside Stage from day to night and you’ll spot lively performers in the evenings like toy soldier stilt-walkers and snowflake skaters. Of course, it wouldn’t be the holidays without a little snow, and we hear it’s in the forecast! Behold a magical snowfall each evening through Dec. 30 around Town Center at Disney Springs.
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