Christmas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Christmas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

The most magical time of year brings so many fun festivities at Walt Disney World. While there is a lot going on in the Parks, there is almost just as much, if not more, to do at the Disney Resorts. Each Disney Resort is dressed up and perfectly themed for the holidays. And Christmas at Wilderness Lodge is one of our favorites. Let’s take a look at what Wilderness Lodge has to offer during the holiday season.

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Christmas at Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is cozy and inviting. Even during the heat of summer, this resort just begs you to sit by the fire in the lobby and enjoy the ambiance. So you can imagine how much better it is during the holiday season. It’s definitely one of the best resorts to visit for Christmas at Walt Disney World. Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, this resort was made for the holiday season! 

The decorations, the resort’s vibe, the music, the smells. It all brings you to a place that just feels like what many consider a traditional Christmas. The experience is so immersive, you might actually just forget that you’re in Florida. It’s one of the few resorts at Walt Disney World that might just trick you into thinking you can look outside and see snow. 

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Christmas Snacks at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Wilderness Lodge has some of the best resort quick service dining options at Walt Disney World. Roaring Fork and Geyser Point both offer holiday treats, drinks and special holiday foods. And whether you’re dining in or taking it to go, there are plenty of festive foods to tantalize your Christmas loving taste buds. 

You can see all of the Christmas treats at Walt Disney World here, so you can start to plan your goodie selection! 

Disney Christmas Wilderness Lodge

Holiday Activities at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort


Holiday Merchandise at Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is often known for its unique merchandise in its gift shop, Wilderness Lodge Mercantile. With resort specific merchandise available during the year, the merchandise selection gets even better at Christmas. Stocked with most of the standard Disney holiday merch as well as a few unique to Wilderness Lodge items, you can find the gift shop at Wilderness Lodge right off the main lobby. 

Wilderness Lodge Resort at Christmas

How tall is the Christmas Tree at Wilderness Lodge?

The Christmas Tree at Wilderness Lodge is 60 feet tall! This is truly one of our favorite Christmas Trees at Walt Disney World. Decorated with woodland creatures, moose antlers,

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Where is the Gingerbread House in Wilderness Lodge?

Unfortunately, for 2023, the Gingerbread House has not been announced to return. We don’t know if this will change, as anything goes when it comes to Disney, but currently, it is not on the schedule for the holiday season. In past years, it’s been located near the back of the lobby in front of the creek. 

Wilderness Lodge is by far one of our favorite places to visit at Walt Disney World during the Christmas season. If you want to feel fully transported to a cozy lodge in the Pacific Northwest without the high cost of flights, this might just be the next best thing. 

What to do at Wilderness Lodge for Christmas

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Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .

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