Disney World Events

Disney Springs Holiday Events

November 6 – December 30th, 2020

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.

Be sure to stop by the Disney PhotoPass Studio in the Marketplace where you can have pictures taken in front of a variety of special Disney Holiday backdrops including an ugly sweater, a snowy Cinderella Castle scene, and a Christmas tree ornament scene.

The Christmas Tree Trail

For the 2020 holiday season, due to physical distancing requirements, Disney Springs' themed Christmas trees will be dispersed throughout the complex for guests to enjoy.

Located near the play fountain outside of Once Upon a Toy, the Christmas Tree Trail for 2019 will include 23 beautifully decorated trees. Guests can enjoy a walk-through wonderland filled with Christmas trees that have been decorated with Disney imagery and characters with new additions inspired by Aladdin, The Lion King, and the Walt Disney World theme parks. Guests will experience a gentle snowfall, toy soldiers, singers, and lots of festive photo ops.

Food and beverage offerings are available for purchase within the Christmas Tree Trail – including frozen hot chocolate and specialty treats.

The 2019 list of trees includes:


  1. Walt Disney World Theme Parks
  2. Mickey & Minnie Mouse
  3. Beauty & the Beast
  4. Sleeping Beauty
  5. Aladdin
  6. Frozen
  7. The Princess & The Frog
  8. The Little Mermaid
  9. Mulan
  10. Haunted Mansion
  11. Snow White
  12. Pinocchio
  13. Toy Story
  14. Disney Villains
  15. Dumbo
  16. Cinderella
  17. Robin Hood
  18. Star Wars
  19. Peter Pan
  20. Tangled
  21. The Lion King
  22. Mary Poppins
  23. Fantasia

Article: A Closer Look at the Themed Trees of the 2019 Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs

Santa's Chalet

For the 2020 holiday season, Santa will make surprise appearances and greet guests in a physically-distanced manner.

Santa Claus will be accepting Christmas wish lists and welcoming guests to his chalet newly located inside the Christmas Tree Trail each day 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!


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.

Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt: Stitch, from the hit Disney film Lilo and Stitch, has lost items around Disney Springs and will need guests’ help finding them. Those who complete this festive seasonal scavenger hunt will earn a fun surprise!

Disney Springs Holiday Treats

At Disney Springs, options for sharing a meal with family and friends range from on-the-go quick bites to a sophisticated lunch or dinner at a renowned restaurant created by a famous chef.

Options range from steak and seafood to international cuisine; Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, Morimoto Asia, Wolfgang Puck Bar and Gril, and Jaleo by Jose Andres are just some of the exciting restaurants by celebrity chefs. Call (407) WDW-DINE for dining information and reservations. Shoppers on the go will find plenty of quick and delicious options including Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy!, Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, D-Luxe Burger, and more.

Your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied with an indulgent treat from Amorette’s Patisserie, Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, Goofy’s Candy Company, and more.

Complimentary self-parking is available at all Disney Springs garages and surface lots. Walt Disney World Resort guests enjoy complimentary transportation between their Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs.

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. Disney fans will find a treasure trove of gift ideas at the newly reimagined World of Disney, which features an entire section dedicated to holiday merchandise, as well as the largest collection of Disney Parks merchandise in the world. Choose from a wide range of stores, including specialty boutiques and name brands everyone will recognize.


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