Disney announced today the Christmas Season will officially kick off at Disney Springs with sparkling holiday decor, unique gift giving, special seasonal treats and holiday entertainment beginning November 10th.
Disney’s downtown shopping district will once again be big on family fun with more than 150 locations to explore. There will also be strolling carolers, living statues, stilt walks and so much more. Here are just a few of the highlights that you’ll want to be sure not to miss.
An Even Bigger Christmas Tree Trail – Back to dazzle us for another year, guests can take time out from their shopping to stroll along a bigger and better Christmas Tree Trail featuring 25 Disney-themed holiday trees. The highlight of this year’s trail will be the 10 new treas inspired by classics like Peter Pan, Snow White, Dumbo and Sleeping Beauty.
Santa’s Chalet – You don’t have to hit the theme parks to meet Santa. He will be accepting Christmas wish lists and meeting guests at his relocated chalet next to the Christmas Tree Trail. You’ll find him there from November 10 – 24th. Lines for this offering can get really long but Santa’s little helpers do hand out buzzers so you can continue with your Christmas shopping until he is ready to meet you.
Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt – Stitch will be back again this holiday with this seasonal offering for kids of all ages. This fun-filled holiday scavenger hunt will feature 16 stops including the Christmas Tree Trail. See if you can help Stitch track down his holiday gifts in this special seasonal mission.
Meet & Greet with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear – Back by popular demand, this huggable eight-foot tall Polar Bear is available for holiday photos on the second floor of The Coca-Cola Store.
La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil: This gravity-defying, jaw-dropping show takes its final bow on Dec. 31. Limited tickets are available at CirqueduSoleil.com/la-nouba. Since its premiere, La Nouba has entertained more than 11 million guests and performed more than 8,600 shows.
The perfect destination for all your holiday shopping needs – In addition to all of the exciting seasonal happenings listed above, let’s not forget that Disney Springs is also home to amazing retailers. Here you’ll find everything from Disney themed merchandise to apparel and gifts shops like UNIQLO, Under Armour Brand House, Marketplace Co-Op, PANDORA, Sephora and Sugarboo & Co. Parents can also find some perfect Christmas-morning finds at places like LEGO Store, Star Wars Galactic Outpost and World of Disney (which has over 50,000 items in stock.)
Indulgent treats and family feasts – Guests out shopping or enjoying the holiday festivities at Disney Springs will definitely want to take time to tickle your taste buds with the amazing food you’ll find here. Indulge your sweet tooth at Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop or take a time out and enjoy a satisfying meal at Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza or D-Luxe Burger.
Disney Springs also boasts an impressive line-up of Signature restaurants featuring everything from steak and seafood to home-style cooking. Many Disney Springs eatries will offer up special Holiday dining experiences. Keep following along with Chip and Co and we promise to keep you posted.
We’re sure you’ll agree that is shaping up to be a banner Holiday Season at Disney Springs. We hope to see you there!
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