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Disney World Events

Christmas at Disney World Resorts

Disney World Resort Holiday Happenings

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


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2018 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. Each year, Grand Floridian pastry chefs create this dream house with 10,000 pieces of gingerbread, 1,050 pounds of honey, 600 pounds of powered sugar, 800 pounds of flour, 140 pints of egg whites, and 180 pounds of apricot glaze.

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of this Resort hotel’s gingerbread house. A classic recipe from Austria inspires the ornaments, cookie,s and a house standing 14-feet tall in the lobby. Home to The Bake Shop, the gingerbread house is the perfect place to pick up holiday treats. Gingerbread house decorating demonstrations occur daily December 1-25, 2018.

Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Donald Duck- and Daisy Duck-themed horses are decorated with chocolate, sugar and fondant in this classic carousel.


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Addtional Gingerbread Displays Around Walt Disney World:

Disney’s BoardWalk Resort – A delightful gingerbread version of the resort’s BoardWalk features iconic locales such as BoardWalk Bakery, Flying Fish, Trattoria al Forno, and more.


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United States Capitol Building at The American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot
Patriotic flair meets pastry magic at Epcot, where gingerbread renditions of the U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument (topped with golden Mickey ears!) are on display.

Gingerbread Disney Springs Icons at Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs
This sophisticated pastry shop at Disney Springs dresses up its front window with a miniature gingerbread replica of itself – right down to the gingerbread trees.

 


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