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‘Holidays at Disney Springs’ Will Offer Familiar Favorites and Festive New Fun

Darcy Clark

by , Disney Springs Marketing Manager

Labor Day weekend is behind us and summer is over, unofficially, at least! Of course that means we’re starting to think about … Christmas? Though it may seem early, here at Downtown Disney, we’ve already started our holiday planning. This season, our transformation to Disney Springs will be in full effect and our holiday offerings will be updated to be more reflective of our new name.


“Holidays at Disney Springs” will include plenty of familiar favorites. Toy Solider stilt walkers, Snowflake performers, a Kwanza Celebration, Hanukkah medleys, enhanced holiday entertainment, specialty foods and festive décor will return. Santa will be back—this year in a new location across from Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop—which creates a perfect opportunity to savor a rich hot chocolate while you’re waiting to meet him. The best part? Just like last season, guests will be able to pick up a pager upon check-in to secure their place in a virtual queue line. (And as I found out last year, less time in line means more time for, well, everything else!)

New additions will offer something fun for everyone. I’m most excited about the holiday backdrops that will be coming to the Marketplace and West Side; made to look like pop-up greeting cards, they’ll be the perfect place to pose for family photos. And three new unique-to-Disney-Springs holiday trees will make their debut this season. According to Entertainment Show Director, Tom Vazzana, “Every corner of Disney Springs has new decorations that will fill your spirit, and your camera, with holiday memories.”

Look for holiday touches to start appearing on property in mid-November. In the meantime, I’d suggest you start your shopping now at Downtown Disney because I’ve got a feeling the next fifteen weeks will fly by!


  • Does it cost?

  • I will be there first week of dec and can’t wait to see the beautiful decorations as well as the various shows.

  • Disney Springs/Downtown Disney is my favorite place to drive 3hrs to 3 times a year! It’s my getaway destination. Will be there in November to see all the holiday decorations. Can’t wait for all the new stores & resturants.

  • I’m making my plans already! I can’t wait!

  • We will be there the last week of Nov., and can not wait to see everything new.

  • We will be there the last week of Nov. and can not wait to see everything new. We haven’t been there since 2013.

  • Can’t wait to take a walk through and be surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of the season! It sounds great!

  • I can’t wait to see the Christmas Trees!

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