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Disney Springs Holiday Events

Beginning November 8, 2018


At Disney Springs you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Window shopping takes on a whole new meaning as you enjoy the wonderful holiday displays celebrating traditions from different cultures. 


The Christmas Tree Trail - Begins November 8, 2018 - January 5, 2019



Located near the play fountain outside of Once Upon a Toy, the 2018 Christmas Tree Trail will include 25 trees, all inspired by a certain Disney character or story.  Guests walk through a winter wonderland with a gentle snowfall, toy soldiers, singers, and lots of photo ops. 

The Christmas Tree Trail is expanding by five trees for 2018. The five new trees are inspired by Haunted Mansion, Star Wars, Four Parks, Nordic Winter, and Nostalgic Mickey and Minnie.


The 2017 list of trees included (list will be updated when all 2018 themes are announced):


The list of trees includes:


Check out our photos of all the trees on the 2017 Christmas Tree Trail with daytime and nighttime views here!


Santa Claus is coming to town


Santa Claus will be accepting Christmas wish lists and welcoming guests to his chalet newly located by the Christmas Tree Trail from noon until 10:00 p.m. through December 24. You can take your own pictures or use PhotoPass (these photos will be included if you have purchased the Memory Maker package). You will get a pager if the wait exceeds 30 minutes (or you can choose to receive a text message instead).  Return to the podium within 10 minutes for your turn to meet Santa!

Disney Springs Holiday Entertainment

This section will be updated with more information for 2018 as soon as it is made available.

Throughout the Holiday season, you'll often find school choirs performing at the Dock Stage as well as DJ Dance Parties at the Once Upon a Toy fountain play area.

Strolling musicians, Toy Soldier and Snowflake stilt walkers, pop carolers, and acapella groups will also add to the holiday festivities.


A nightly tree lighting ceremony will take place at the Once Upon a Toy fountain play area.


Kwanza will be celebrated on December 26 and 27 with special performances on the Waterside Stage in the Marketplace.


Celebrate Hanukkah at Waterview Park in The Landing from December 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017 with songs, stories, and evening performances.

Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt: The mischievous experiment 626 will return to Disney Springs with an expanded scavenger hunt featuring four new stops, including a special stop at the expanded Christmas Tree Trail.

Disney Springs Holiday Shopping


More than 100 shops make up Disney Springs, so it's the perfect place to find just the right gift for your loved ones!  Choose from a wide range of stores, including specialty boutiques, Disney-themed stores and name brands everyone will recognize. 


Some of the locations are offering deals for the holidays:

This section will be updated for 2018 as soon the information is made available.


If you have any discrepancies or corrections, please email us.