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Holly Jolly Holiday Happenings at Disney Springs

Emma Martin

by , Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager, Disney Springs

It’s the most magical time of the year! I am absolutely the kind of person who wakes up on November 1, immediately dons my favorite Christmas sweater (regardless of the weather) and cranks up the Christmas tunes. So, you can only imagine my excitement to be able to share all the amazing holiday happenings at Disney Springs this year, available now through December 30. The holidays are in full swing around here, and you’ll find returning favorites and some new seasonal surprises. Keep reading for details on all the magical merriment. 

Disney Springs, Once Upon a Toy, Santa Claus
Meet Santa

Visit with the big man himself at Once Upon a Toy! Santa Claus is currently greeting guests through December 24. A virtual queue is in place for this experience (subject to availability).

Disney Springs toy soldier stiltwalkers, snow
Yuletide Entertainment

Town Center in Disney Springs is transformed into a winter wonderland with nightly snowfall. As a former northerner-turned-Floridian, this is one of my favorite holiday touches! Snow in 75-degree weather? That’s my kind of winter. Be sure to also keep an eye out for jolly live entertainment across Disney Springs – including merry musical acts, toy soldier stilt walkers and more.

Disney Springs Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! Looking to check off your list while at Disney Springs? We’ve got you covered. Head to @DisneySprings on Instagram for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide. You can browse through the categories saved in the highlights on our page or stay tuned to our Instagram stories throughout the season. You’ll also find plenty of merry merchandise across Disney Springs, including some of my favorite new holiday lines like the Mickey Mouse Vintage Christmas Collection and the Disney Homestead Winter Collection – available at World of Disney.

Collage of Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll guide and Play Disney Parks app
Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth

The fan-favorite Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll is back again this year with 20 themed Christmas trees! Pick up a map from one of the distribution locations: City Works Eatery & Pour House, Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers, Planet Hollywood, The BOATHOUSE or UNIQLO and stroll around Disney Springs to discover all the beautifully trimmed trees. When you’re done, bring your completed map back to one of the distribution locations for a special surprise. And new this year – you can experience some extra holiday fun on the Play Disney Parks app with Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll and holiday trivia. Download the app and play along! Message, data and roaming rates may apply.

Collage of holiday food at Disney Springs
Festive Food

Last, but certainly not least, the teams at Disney Springs have been as busy as elves at the North Pole, cooking up some seasonal delights. You can start making your list and checking it twice with the Holiday Delights Foodie Guide. And don’t worry, I’ll throw all you “it’s not the holidays until after Thanksgiving” crew a wishbone with the Thanksgiving Foodie Guide. There are plenty of goodies to enjoy all season long at Disney Springs and beyond!

Be sure to use #DisneySprings when you share your holiday posts, I can’t wait to see all your favorite festive finds this year.


  • Is the Christmas Tree Stroll through ALL sections of Disney Springs😳? Or just part, like Marketplace where mostly Disney stores are?

  • For the past several years the Christmas background music at DS has been two Pentatonix CDs put on a loop. Now that Pentatonix has a new D+ show, will that be three CDs on a loop from them?

    I’ve tried emailing my complaint about this before, but obviously, the usual work of curating an appropriate BGM which WDW does so well every where else, no longer exists at DS. Just a lazy, “Here, put these two CDs in the player and hit ‘loop.'”

    Some of their songs are great, but perpetual a capella is disheartening. Who wants to hear “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” to an a capella group singing “Doo doo doo, dee dee dee, doo dee doo dee dooooo”?

    Maybe I should send an email to each of the DS vendors letting them know I really don’t want to go to DS during Christmas time due to the soul crushing lack of imagination in the BGM choices. It doesn’t put me in a shopping mood.

    Disney can and must do better.

  • I’m going to be a couple minutes late ⏰