One of our favorite holiday traditions is to take the family over to Disney Springs for the day.
We check out all the free activities, grab some of our favorite snacks, and watch some pretty cool performances.
Christmas at Disney Springs is spectacular and here is what we love so much about it.
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Disney Spring’s Christmas Tree Stroll
Christmas trees decorated as some of your favorite Disney memories, snow falling all around you, festive snacks and holiday music!
This year you can discover them around every turn, as they are sprinkled throughout all the villages of Disney Springs.
*The photos below are from 2019 Christmas Tree Stroll with some of the Disney Movie Themes, this year may be different.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt
This year Disney Spring’s has implemented a new family friendly format that respects social distancing guidelines.
This holiday themed quest for clues takes you all around the best of Disney Springs. You’ll also see those beautiful trees in some clues!
*Here’s a photo of Stitch’s Scavenger Hunt from last year. They will be using a different theme and book this year.
Meet Santa at Santa’s Chalet
*This attraction was from 2019 and with social distancing guidelines this may not be available in 2020.
This event fills up early. We got to Disney Springs around lunch and spots were already taken for the day (until 11pm).
Here is what we did:
- Head to the podium in front of the Christmas Tree trail to secure your spot.
- Leave your phone number and the cast member will text you when its your time to come and visit Santa.
- You will have 10 minutes to come and check-in.
Entertainment at Disney Springs
*These events were also in 2019 and will most likely look different in 2020. They are offering Santa’s Winter Watercade in 2020!
Student choirs and dancers perform at the Dock stage with a kid-themed DJ dance party each night at the fountain by Once Upon a Toy. There were also nightly tree lightings at the trees right there next to the stages. Very fun for all ages!
Christmas Shopping and Dining at Disney Springs
We love picking out a new ornament each year and Disney Springs is the perfect place to do just that.
Visit the Disney Days of Christmas shop to find the perfect ornament for your tree or a gift for others.
If you are looking for the perfect gift or some holiday merch then check out the World of Disney.
Eating at Disney Springs is an event all of it’s own, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from.
Shop Disney Springs
- World of Disney
- The LEGO Store
- Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories
- Kate Spade
- Art of Shaving
- Disney Days of Christmas
- Plus 90+ more shops to explore
Dine Disney Springs
- CityWorks Eatery & Pour House
- Jaleo by Jose Andres
- House of Blues
- Planet Hollywood
- Gideon’s Bakehouse
- Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
- Plus 50+ more delectable restaurants and kiosks to indulge your palate
Snacks at Disney Springs
If you are looking for delicious food, Disney Springs does not disappoint.
Last year’s festive treats were outstanding and there were some pop-up stands inside the be sure to look for two cute spots right inside the Christmas Tree Trail. Noelle Kringles Cafe and the Eggnoggery. This year may have some new ones for us!
Some of the treats from last year’s pop-ups:
- Fall spice cotton candy
- Mrs. Claus’ Churro Bites with Peppermint Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- Thank Garland Frozen Hot Chocolate
- Fireside Cider
- Frozen Eggnog with Captain Morgan
- Claus-mo, made with Absolut Citron vodka, cointreau, and cranberry juice
- Gingerbread and Holidays Sugar Cookies
- Mickey Christmas Tree Popcorn Bucket
- Noelle’s Cherry Holiday Slushie
- Winter Frost cotton candy (peppermint flavoring)
What’s your favorite thing about Christmas at Disney Springs?
I would love to hear about it in the comments below. It might just give us an idea of what to do on our next trip.
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