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"Santa's Favorite Resort" is the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Nov 22, 2014 | Updated: Nov 22, 2014 - 2:06:18 PM
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel are bringing back their annual Christmas celebration "Holiday Happenings at the Swan and Dolphin" and reclaiming their status as "Santa's Favorite Resort." Guests will be able to partake in a variety of holiday activities and even get their picture taken with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Kandy Kane the elf, who will all be dressed in their tropical vacation clothes. Santa and his family will greet guests in his customized tiki hut, featuring reindeer, palm trees and flamingos.

Other fun activities include:

* Life-size Chocolate Holiday Santa Scene - A 2,000 pound chocolate scene will be on display in the Swan's lobby. The hotel's award-winning executive pastry chef Laurent Branlard will create Santa in his chair, a fireplace, Christmas tree, toy train and a 7-foot tall, 400-pound Nutcracker, all made out of chocolate.
* Bedtime Elf Tuck-ins - Only available on December 24, an elf will come to your room with milk, cookies, a stuffed toy and a storybook and read the kids a bedtime story before tucking them in to await a visit from Santa. This does require a reservation and costs $55 for one child and $15 for each additional child, plus a 20 percent service charge.
* Florida Snow Fall and Tree-Lighting Ceremony - On select nights, Mrs. Claus will light the 45-foot tall Christmas tree in the Dolphin lobby as Florida snow falls; hot beverages will be served afterwards in Santa's Tiki Hut.

More details and a full schedule of holiday activities can be found at www.santasfavoriteresort.com.

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