It’s that time of year for holiday lights and decorations at Walt Disney World. This year there is a new attraction.When you visit Disney Springs November 14 through January 8, 2017 be ready to catch the spirit of the season!
The ultimate entertainment destination will offer up an incredible mix of seasonal entertainment, shops, cuisine and most exciting of all a Disney custom-decorated holiday tree trail.
Below, a few of the holiday activities I’m most looking forward to:
Disney Springs’ Christmas Tree Trail
This new offering will put the spotlight on fifteen distinctly decorated trees, each themed to a beloved Disney character or story. Add in a light dusting of snow and some holiday tunes and you’ve got yourself a winter wonderland in the Marketplace.
There will be some familiar favorites making their annual return, and a few new additions to spice up the season. This is free to everyone to visit and I hope if you are in the area you will visit the Christmas Tree Trail.
- Mickey and Minnie Mouse
- Disney Villains
- “Beauty and the Beast“
- “The Little Mermaid“
- “The Princess and the Frog“
- “Alice in Wonderland“
- “The Jungle Book“
- “101 Dalmatians“
- “Mary Poppins“
- The Muppets
Nightly Tree Lighting Ceremony
Every evening at 6 p.m., experience a festive tree lighting ceremony where a family of the day will be chosen to illuminate the Marketplace signature tree. Nearby, look for life-sized toys, toy soldier stilt walkers, and Christmas-inspired treats.
Experience the ultimate holiday encounter when you meet—and snap a photo with—the jolly man himself.
From November 14 through December 24, 2016, Santa and his helpers will be greeting Guests at their charming cottage across from Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop.
Santa Claus will be taking a well-deserved break from December 25 through December 30, 2016. During this time, you’ll be able to meet Santa Goofy.
MAC Cosmetics’ Nutcracker Sweet Collection
To celebrate the launch of the new MAC Cosmetics holiday boxed sets, you’re invited to lose yourself in an eccentric ballet starring a handsome prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy, rosy-cheeked soldiers and other whimsical surprises.
With multiple performances taking place daily from November 16 through November 19, 2016, there are plenty of chances to enjoy this spectacle.
Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt
Slated to start on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, this fun-for-the-whole-family scavenger hunt-style activity will send you through all four neighborhoods of Disney Springs. Once complete, visit participating locations for a limited-edition completer button.