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Disney World Events

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.

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


November 8, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Located near the play fountain outside of Once Upon a Toy, the 2018 Christmas Tree Trail will include 27 trees! Guests will enjoy a walk-through wonderland filled with Christmas trees decorated with Disney imagery and characters with new additions inspired by Toy Story, The Haunted Mansion, vintage Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Star Wars. Guests will experience a gentle snowfall, toy soldiers, singers, and lots of festive photo ops.

New for 2018 - food and beverage offerings are available for purchase – including frozen hot chocolate and specialty treats.

The 2018 list of trees includes:


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's Chalet


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 Grill (opening late fall 2018) and Jaleo by Jose Andres (opening late fall 2018) 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.

Sweet tooths will be satisfied with indulgent treats 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. 

FRONTERA COCINA: Now through December 25, 2018, for every $100 gift card purchased, receive a bonus $20 gift card to use on a future visit to Frontera Cocina. Offer good on $100 gift card denominations only. No limits on purchases per customer. Gift cards available in-store only.

STK ORLANDO: Give the gift of dining at STK Orlando this holiday season and when you purchase a $100 gift card between now and December 31, 2018, you'll receive a $25 bonus gift card!

TUMI TRAVEL: Shop and save during TUMI Travel's semi-annual sale happening now through December 31, 2018!


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