4 Things to Know: Christmas at Disney Springs
From a tree trail to a scavenger hunt
The Disney Springs area is known for offering some magic for far less than a theme park ticket, and its Christmas offerings follow that model. Of course, you can expect seasonal merch across the stores here. Below, see what else is happening during the holiday season around the shopping, food, and entertainment complex:
1. Christmas Tree Trail
Running through January 5, this free pathway offers more than 20 trees themed after Disney films, characters, and parks. The path’s tree motifs include Snow White, Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Star Wars, Disney Villains, and Haunted Mansion.
2. Santa’s Chalet
At the back of the Tree Trail is Santa himself, giving your kids the chance for a chat and a photo with Ol’ Saint Nick. In true Disney fashion, they’ve also given you a chance to escape the dreaded long line: When you get to the Chalet, you can give your cell number to one of his helpers, and you’ll then get a text when it’s time for your child to talk with Santa.
3. Holiday Treats
You’ll find Christmas-specific treats on the trail and throughout the Springs. Some of the restaurants and quick-service spots have their own goodies, too. Among the offerings: Holiday Turkey Poutine, Peppermint Margaritas, Holiday Chicken Wings, and Caramel Gingered Apple Crisp.
4. Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt
This scavenger hunt will take you and your kids across Disney Springs. Get your location map and gift stickers at one of the following spots: Amorette’s Patisserie, Basin, Christmas Tree Trail’s Mickey and Minnie Tree, Disney Chase Visa Kiosk, Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories, MAC Cosmetics, Marketplace Co-Op, Once Upon a Toy, Rainforest Cafe, Sperry Super Hero Headquarters, or Wolfgang Puck Express. Bring your completed map to one of these spots for a reward: Amorette’s Patisserie, Christmas Tree Trail’s Mickey and Minnie Tree, Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories, Marketplace Co-Op, Once Upon a Toy, or Super Hero Headquarters.