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.

Holiday Gingerbread Displays

Due to physical distancing requirements, the resort gingerbread displays will not be featured in 2020.

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.

2019 marks the 21st 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.

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

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.

ARTICLE: Join Me for a Stroll by the Gingerbread Display at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – For the first time, a holiday gingerbread cabin is in the main lobby featuring Humphrey the Bear. There is a holiday treat stand as well which has different flavors of hot chocolate and baked goods for sale.

ARTICLE: Gingerbread Log Cabin and Holiday Treats Stand Debuts at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Take A Tour!

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa – For the first time in 2019, a holiday gingerbread village is on display in the lobby featuring a beautiful carousel, a post office, and more. There is a holiday treat stand as well which has different Resort-inspired merchandise and baked goods for sale.

ARTICLE: Gingerbread Village Display Is a Head-Turner at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

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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