The Best Holiday Happenings at Disney Springs
The Walt Disney World resort boasts an amazing holiday experience! From seasonal treats to exclusive offerings to tons of seasonal fun – Walt Disney World is an amazing place to celebrate the holidays with family and friends!
But sometimes you need a day away from the theme parks or you may find yourself looking for a new experience! Then head over to Disney Springs! This awesome Disney destination is a great place for Christmas and winter fun! Let’s check out the best holiday happenings at Disney Springs.
The Holidays at Disney Springs
I love heading to Disney Springs for the holidays! The festive music, the seasonal decor, and seasonal eats make this a magical place to experience seasonal fun. The outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex on Walt Disney World property hosts new holiday-themed activities and an array of exciting aromas and flavors for the festive season. Check out all of the fun offerings below!
A Special Visit With Santa!
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Find out when you visit Santa at Once Upon a Toy!
Capture the perfect holiday photo (or utilize the Disney PhotoPass photographers) and enjoy a special visit with the holiday man himself! There is a festive backdrop with holiday decor and seasonal music to get you in the holiday spirit!
You can visit Santa from November 12- December 24, 2021 starting at 10am! It is highly recommended to utilize the virtual queue for a smooth experience!
Play in the Snow!
Look out! There is a 100% chance of snow flurries when you visit the West Side at Disney Springs! Get ready for some fun in the snow… Florida snow that is, and delight in a magical snowfall happening every evening!
Donate to a Special Cause!
Disney Springs is a great place to get the holiday shopping done! It is also a drop off location for a very special organization. While looking for the perfect gifts, consider making a donation during the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive.
The Walt Disney Company has supported the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation for over 70 years and kicked off this year with $500,000 donation! If you want to participate in the drive, simple drop off a new, unwrapped toy at World of Disney, Marketplace Co-Op, Star Wars Galactic Outpost, or the Disney Springs Welcome Center.
Check Out the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth
The Christmas Tree Stroll is back and better than ever! Featuring over 20- themed trees spread throughout Disney Springs, wander amongst classic Disney characters and seven new -themed trees including “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Black Panther,” “Raya” and more.
And keep your eyes open for the special references to the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary! This is such a beautiful and fun event.
DJ’s, Stiltwalkers, Skaters, and more! Disney Springs turns into a festive hotspot full of live, nightly entertainment! Dance to holiday hits at the AdventHealth Waterside Stage or take a pic with the iconic toy soldier stilt-walkers! There is plenty of upbeat entertainment, music, and fun to be had!
The best part of the holidays are the delicious treats! And you cannot visit Disney without indulging in some yummy delights!
Disney Springs features an awesome assortment of seasonal treats that you are sure to love. Check out a few of the upcoming eats and treats you can try:
- Marketplace Snacks – Peppermint Bark Nachos (Nov. 5-Dec. 30)
- The Polite Pig – Pumpkin Mudslide Cocktail and The Polite Pig Pie (Nov.5-Dec. 31)
- Sprinkles – Pumpkin Cupcakes (Now-Nov.28), Nutella French Toast Cupcakes (Nov. 8-14), and Cannoli Cupcakes (Nov. 15-21)
- YeSake – Pumpkin Spice Boba Tea (Now-Nov. 15)
- Vivoli il Gelato – Red Velvet Cannoli and Red Velvet Peppermint Cheesecake Cookie Sandwich (Nov. 8-Dec. 31)
Festive Fun at Hangar Bar
Head over to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Holiday Takeover for some festive fun and seasonal bites! This restaurant-meets-lounge transforms into a holiday gem with a limited-time menu through December 30th.
Savor tasty Venison Sliders and Holiday Deviled Eggs or a Ham and Brie Flatbread. Or satisfy that sweet tooth with the new Lump of Coal Dessert (featuring cookies and cream ganache “coal” pieces). Plenty of fun and tasty treats to be had!
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