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Christmas at Disney World Resorts


Disney World Resort Holiday Events

Meet Santa in the lobby of most resorts from 5-9 pm on Christmas Eve.

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
Offered nightly in December, sleigh rides are a special holiday treat through the secluded natural beauty surrounding Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

At Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Santa will be on the porch of Crockett's Tavern from 5-9 pm on Christmas Eve.


Holiday Gingerbread Displays

Disney's Contemporary Resort
Cinderella Castle recreated in a Mary Blair-style set on an “it’s a small world” backdrop, with oversized gingerbread cookies depicting Cinderella and Prince Charming greeting guests from the Castle forecourt. The 18’ tall display is crafted from thousands of gingerbread blocks, rolled fondant, and modeling chocolate.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Check out the Victorian gingerbread house in the lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Grand Floridian pastry chefs created the 16-foot-high dream house with 10,000 pieces of gingerbread, 1,050 pounds of honey, 600 pounds of powered sugar, 800 pounds of flour, and 140 pints of egg whites and 180 pounds of apricot glaze.

The Bake Shop uses a classic gingerbread recipe from Austria to make their gingerbread houses, ornaments, and cookies. Gingerbread house decorating demos are conducted in front of the gingerbread house daily. In 2017, the Gingerbread House pin will feature penguins from Mary Poppins as it celebrates its 19th year as a tradition at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
The life-size, edible spinning carousel is holiday tradition at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort, and this year, they're celebrating their 18th year. Lilo & Stitch-themed carousel horses with coordinating, hand-painted holiday characters join handcrafted gingerbread snowman and snowflakes and spin round and round. This year, 18 hidden Mickeys will be added to commemorate each year of this beloved tradition and the holiday pin will feature Lilo & Stitch.


Addtional Gingerbread Displays Around Walt Disney World:

Gingerbread African-Inspired Marketplace at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
A 3-foot long Gingerbread African-inspired Market Place located at Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This sweet display includes 25 lbs. of dark chocolate, 23 lbs. of bread flour, 10 lbs of confectioner's sugar, and plenty of holiday spirit!

United States Capitol Building at The American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot
This historic U.S. sites comes to life in a sweet way with over 50 lbs. of gingerbread, 20 lbs. of icing, handcrafted chocolate holiday trees, a pond made entirely of sugar and 6 hidden Mickeys. This year, the Lincoln Memorial will make its delectable debut to the display.

Gingerbread Disney Springs Icons at Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs
Represents the story behind the iconic Town Center at Disney Springs and includes 45 lbs. of bread flour, 15 lbs. of dark chocolate, 10 lbs. confectioners’ sugar, 15 lbs. eggs, 15 lbs. honey, and one hidden heart.


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