Christmas at Walt Disney World Resorts

Christmas at Walt Disney World Resorts

While Walt Disney World at Christmas is always festive, fun, and magical, it’s the Disney Resorts that really put the icing on the cake.  While it’s true that crowds and prices are highest at Walt Disney World during the holidays, it’s also when you’ll find the entire resort at its most beautiful! With Christmas lights everywhere, themed trees, special performances, and holiday activities, the Disney Resorts are also the most festive this time of year. From elaborate gingerbread displays to festive trees, and treats, here is what you can find at the Disney Resorts for Christmas at Walt Disney World. 

Disney Resorts at Christmastime

So, what happens at Disney Resorts for the holidays? So many things! In addition to all the specialty activities specific to each resort, almost all of the resorts have a few staples in their holiday lineup. 

  • Movies on the Lawn. As part of any Disney Vacation, you can grab a spot on the lawn, beach, or terrace to see an evening film. And during the holidays the films are holiday-themed, so you can look forward to Muppets Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause, Nightmare Before Christmas, and more! 
  • Christmas Trees. All of the Disney Resorts have a Christmas Tree, whether it be big or small, you can find them decorated with themed ornaments specific to the resort. 
  • Seasonal Merchandise. And it comes as no surprise that each resort has a variety of Disney Christmas merchandise from apparel to gifts to plush. 
  • Seasonal Snacks. Because we go crazy for food, we’ve included all the Disney Christmas Snacks that can be found at each resort this year in each resort section below.

Disney’s All-Stars Resorts

Disney’s All-Stars Music, All-Stars Movies, and All-Stars Sports Resorts are collectively known as Disney’s All-Star Value Resorts. Offering up loads of holiday fun in the form of holiday Movies on the Lawn, Christmas Snacks in the commissaries, and Christmas Trees and decorations in the lobby.  However, each resort has its own schedules and activities. But, that doesn’t stop them from offering up the same Christmas snacks. 

You can grab these holiday foods at each resort commisary this Christmas season. 

  • Pumpkin Tart (available Nov. 25 and Dec. 25)
  • Thanksgiving Dinner – Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry relish with choice of apple or pumpkin tart (available Nov. 25)
  • Playful Penguin Cupcake – Red velvet cupcake, cream cheese buttercream, peppermint sprinkles, and a sugared playful penguin (available Dec. 19-Jan. 1)
  • Christmas Dinner – Ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry relish with choice of apple or pumpkin tart (available Dec. 25)

animal kingdom lodge christmas

Animal Kingdom Lodge

As one of our favorite resorts, the Animal Kingdom Lodge goes all out for the holidays. For instance, while all resorts have decorations, Animal Kingdom Lodge also has activities. Even if you’re just visiting there are opportunities to make cards, crafts and learn more about African culture. Sometimes you can even see a Christmas choir in the lobby. And due to the easy nature of this resort, plan for rocking chair time on the porch, and fireside s’mores on the terrace. 

Sanaa

  • Chocolate Peppermint Ornament – Ghanaian dark chocolate mousse and peppermint crunch chocolate biscuit with pomegranate and raspberries (available Dec. 19-25)
  • Roast Rib Eye – Roast rib eye with jus lie, Tunisian mashed potatoes, green beans with apricot-cranberry butter, and mushroom conserva (available Dec. 25)

The Mara

  • Gingeraffe – Gingerbread giraffe cookie (available Dec. 1-31)
  • Chocolate and Peppermint Cookie Sandwich – Smoked chocolate and spice cookie with peppermint buttercream (available Dec. 1-31)

Art of Animation

As one of Walt Disney World’s most popular resorts, Art of Animation boasts the most colorful building areas featuring Cars, Little Mermaid, Lion King, and Finding Nemo. In addition to all the decorations, merchandise, and snacks, you can also head to the poolside bar for seasonal drinks. Make time to enjoy holiday movies on the lawn, see the Christmas Tree in the lobby, and browse seasonal merchandise in the gift shop. As home to one of our favorite commissaries, Landscape of Flavors, you’re sure to find holiday foods throughout the season. Plus, due to the close proximity of Pop Century Resort, we also recommend heading over to Pop via the walking trails to take in even more holiday fun!

Landscape of Flavors

  • Pumpkin Tart (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Apple Tart (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Playful Penguin Cupcake – Red velvet cupcake, cream cheese buttercream, peppermint sprinkles, and a sugared playful penguin (available Dec. 19-Jan. 1)
  • Spiked Coffee Milkshake (available Nov. 1-30)
  • Cranberry Margarita (available Nov.1-30)
  • Spiked Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate (available Dec.1-31)

Gingerbread Displays Walt Disney World

Beach Club

The Beach Club is home to the life-size spinning Gingerbread Carousel that is responsible for more than 20 Years of Gingerbread Tradition at Walt Disney World. Prominently displayed in the lobby, you can find a newly themed carousel every year. Previous years have seen many Disney themes. However, one of our favorites was Peter Pan, featuring horses with elements from the film, Nana the dog, a pirate ship, a treasure map, and more! In addition, you can even catch the recipe on a scroll if you’re looking to make a gingerbread treat of your very own. This year’s carousel is themed to The Little Mermaid with hand-painted holiday characters, handcrafted gingerbread shingles, and fondant snowflakes. The carousel can be seen at Beach Club from November 1- January 2.  

Beach Club Marketplace

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin-flavored New York-style cheesecake with caramel sauce, whipped cream, chocolate leaves, and cranberry-flavored sugar crystals (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31)
  • Holiday Red and Green Creme-filled Sandwich Cookie Bonbons – Mousse-filled on a cookie base sprayed with colorful chocolate (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31)
  • Holiday Mickey Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake filled with vanilla mousse topped with holiday décor and chocolate Mickey ears (available Dec.1-31)
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – A bag of three chocolate crinkle cookies with a dusting of sweet snow (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31)
  • Trio of Fudge – White chocolate peppermint fudge, white chocolate-gingerbread fudge, and dark chocolate-hot cocoa fudge (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Signature Stollen Bread – German bread created with nuts, spices, and fruit coated with a mountain of vanilla powdered sugar (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Mickey Gingerbread – Our traditional sugar-glazed Mickey gingerbread with chocolate backing (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31)
  • Mickey and Minnie Crispy Rice Treats (Sold Separately) – Crispy rice treats decorated with red chocolate, sanding sugar, snowflakes, and chocolate garnishes (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Peppermint Bark – Dark and white chocolate with peppermint pieces (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Chocolate Snow Globe – Dark chocolate snow globe with the 50th Anniversary print (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Snowmen – Chocolate-covered marshmallows decorated to look like adorable snowmen on festive red and white straw (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Chocolate Creme-filled Sandwich Cookie Pops – White chocolate-covered creme-filled sandwich cookie pops themed to The Little Mermaid (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31)

Plant-Based and Gluten Friendly Snacks 

  • Plant-Based and Gluten-Friendly Brownie – Chocolate brownies with chocolate ganache (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Gluten-Friendly Gingerbread Cookie glazed in sugar (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Gluten-Friendly Gingerbread Chocolate Cookie glazed in sugar (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31

Christmas at Disney Boardwalk Resorts

Boardwalk Inn

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is a Disney Deluxe Resort that is situated on the Disney Boardwalk. Therefore, you get access not only to the treats within the resort but also to Disney’s Boardwalk Bakery just outside. Every year the lobby gets decorated with garlands, wreaths, and a Christmas Tree. But, in addition to the basics, you can also find the Gingerbread Display of Disney’s Boardwalk itself! Complete with Trattoria al Forno and a Chef Mickey in the bakery. Meanwhile, you’ll also want to head to grab gingerbread treats for sale in the lobby nearby. However, keep in mind that since this gingerbread display is not on the official list for Disney this year, it may not return until 2022. The resort is still gorgeous and worth the stop though, so be sure to add this one to your Disney Resort Decorations Crawl

BoardWalk Bakery

  • Peppermint Bark – Milk and white chocolate with peppermint candy (available Dec. 1-26)
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Bread – Pumpkin, cream cheese, and holiday spice (available Dec. 1-26)
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookie (available Dec. 1-26)
  • Minnie Sugar Cookie (available Dec. 1-26)
  • Mickey Sugar Cookie (available Dec. 1-26)
  • Gingerbread Boy Cupcake (available Dec. 1-25)
  • Christmas Cookie Box (available Dec. 1-25)
  • Root Beer Float Cupcake (available Dec. 26-Jan. 1)

Trattoria al Forno

  • Thanksgiving Sage & Thyme Oven-Roasted Turkey – Cornbread and sausage stuffing, sour cream-mashed Yukon gold potatoes, green beans and rainbow carrots with herb butter, cranberry citrus compote, pan gravy, and Parker House Rolls (available Nov. 25)
  • Apple Crostata – Vanilla bean gelato, candied pecans, and caramel sauce (available Nov. 25)
  • Mickey Eggs-in-a-Basket – Egg-filled butter brioche and classic pastrami hash with choice of ham, bacon, or sausage (available Dec. 19-31)
  • Oak-grilled Char-crusted Ribeye – Amarone butter, truffle gnocchi, and balsamic-pancetta Brussel sprouts (available Dec. 19-31)
  • Chocolate Cherry Bombe – Chocolate crunch mousse on a fudgy brownie base with cherry filling and amaretto panna cotta (available Dec. 19-31)

CBR Disney, Sebastian's Bistro, Disney restaurants, disney resorts, sebastians caribbean beach, new disney restaurants, new disney restaurant, new disney dining, sebastians bistro

Caribbean Beach 

Head to the islands for the holidays at Caribbean Beach! This moderate resort gets dressed up with garlands, wreaths, and a tree in the lobby. And if visiting, you can plan for holiday movies on the lawn, and seasonal treats at Centertown Market. In addition to the holiday fun at Caribbean Beach, the walking paths also get you access to Disney’s Riviera Resort, and the Disney Skyliner! Offering up, even more, holiday stops for your holiday tour at Walt Disney World. Here’s what snacks you can find at Caribbean Beach Resort for the holidays. 

Centertown Market and Centertown Market Grab n’ Go

  • Apple Tart (available Nov. 25)
  • Pumpkin Tart (available Nov. 7-25)
  • Christmas Brownie Bites (available Dec. 1-31)
  • Eggnog Cupcake (available Dec. 1-31)

Gingerbread Displays Walt Disney World

Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a Monorail Resort within walking distance of Magic Kingdom and showcases holiday shopping, seasonal treats at Contempo Cafe, and sometimes even a Gingerbread display! Most importantly, it is home to Contempo Cafe, which is one of our favorite Disney Quick Service Restaurants.  No matter what time of year you visit, you can always find something new and seasonal in the bakery case here. And the holidays are no exception! After all, being on the monorail line from Magic Kingdom, you can not only stop at the Contemporary but also the Polynesian and the Grand Floridian for loads of holiday fun.

Contempo Cafe

  • Gingerbread Boy (available Nov. 14-Jan. 1)
  • Pumpkin Pie Tart – Pumpkin pie tart with cinnamon chantilly cream (available Nov. 14-27)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cookie (available Nov. 14-Jan. 1)
  • Linzer Cookie (available Nov. 14-Jan. 1)
  • Gingerbread House Kit – Build-your-own Disney’s Contemporary Resort Gingerbread House (available Nov. 14-Jan. 1)
  • Yule Log – Chocolate peppermint yule log (available Nov.28-Jan. 1)

Coronado Springs disney Resort Christmas Decorations

Coronado Springs

If you’re looking to get away for a little bit of elegance and ease this holiday season head to the  Coronado Springs Resort. This Spanish-themed resort has a variety of restaurants featuring holiday treats and meals but also offers up a festive holiday flavor all its own.  For instance, Coronado Springs offers an activities guide, like all the resorts, each month.  And this resort features one of our favorite floor-to-ceiling lobby trees which is also home to  Barcelona Lounge. Head here for specialty coffees and drinks and to take a break from the Christmas chaos. Similarly, you can head up to Dahlia Lounge for views of the parks from the rooftop and seasonal drinks. Check out all the holiday goodies at each restaurant at Coronado Springs for the holidays. 

Barcelona Lounge

  • Iced S’mores Macchiato – Espresso, low-fat milk, and toasted marshmallow beverage syrup topped with sweet cream and chocolate drizzle (available Dec. 12-Jan. 8)
  • Cranberry Mimosa – Cranberry juice and blanc de blanc cava (available Dec. 12-Jan. 8)

Barcelona Lounge and Dahlia Lounge

  • Hot Toddy for Two – Twinings Discovery Collection Caramel Rooibos tea, brandy, amaretto, and cinnamon beverage syrup (available Dec. 12-Jan. 8)

Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Largo

  • Blood Orange Sangria – Our house-made white sangria topped with blood orange beverage syrup (available Nov. 25-Jan. 8)
  • Spiced Winter Sangria – Our house-made red sangria warmed with spices (available Nov. 25-Mar. 1)

Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Largo and Dahlia Lounge

  • Peanut Butter S’mores Old Fashioned – Peanut butter whiskey, crème de cacao, toasted marshmallow beverage syrup, and orange bitters (available Nov. 25-Jan. 8)
  • Mistletoe Sangria – Our house-made white sangria with a melon liqueur twist (available (available Dec. 12-Jan. 8)
  • Cruz de Galicia – Amaretto, spiced rum, lemonade, and a splash of soda (available Dec. 12-Jan. 8)
  • Toasted Espresso Martini – Vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, freshly brewed espresso, and toasted marshmallow beverage syrup (available Dec. 12-Jan. 8)
  • Turkey “a la Plancha” – Plancha-seared turkey breast, aged sherry-sage gravy, cranberry-apple chutney, and scallion biscuit with a choice of two sides: pomme purée,  sweet potato gratin, elote, roasted cauliflower, magdelana dressing, or Brussel sprouts (available Nov. 25)

Toledo–Tapas, Steak, and Seafood

  • Turkey Roulade – Magdalena dressing, pomme purée, glazed carrots, Brussel sprouts,  cranberry relish, and turkey gravy (available Nov. 25)
  • Mulled Wine Pear Mousse – Orange chiffon, candied apples, almond-leaf tuille, and almond crunch (available Nov. 25)

 

Fort Wilderness Resort Christmas

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds

Spending time during Christmas at the Walt Disney World Resorts wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds. This resort brings the most unique offerings to help celebrate the holidays. With the Disney Resort guests getting into the holiday season just as much as the resort itself, there is a slew of fun holiday activities to enjoy at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds. Because you can get to Fort Wilderness, via the boat launch at Magic Kingdom, we think this is an easy one to add to your holiday stops. 

  • Horse Drawn Excursion- Holiday Sleigh Rides are available throughout December. A carriage can fit 4 adults, costs $75 dollars for 25 minutes, and gets you a classic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods. 
  • Rent a Golf Cart and See the Decorations. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds consists of camping sites, the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, and RV loops to drive through and see holiday decorations. With many guests adding inflatable Disney characters, garlands, and lights to their campsites, there are plenty of decorations to see. We love grabbing hot cocoa and strolling through a few loops near the boat dock ( if you’re not staying there). And if you are staying there, you can decorate your rented golf cart and take a drive throughout the resort to see all the festive things you can find. 
  • Chip ‘N Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long- Holiday Edition. If you’re looking for an opportunity to get in a few Christmas Carols for the season, then head to the Meadows. At the bonfire and outdoor movie theater area, you’ll find Chip and Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long and Cowboy John telling jokes and singing songs.

Grand Floridian Christmas

Gingerbread Displays Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

One of the most elegant resorts at Walt Disney World is The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. With the famous life-size gingerbread house and floor-to-ceiling tree, this resort has the feeling of a Victorian Christmas. In addition to the decorations, you can also find a gingerbread shop stationed near the gingerbread display with treats to take home. And if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday vibe, grab a treat and settle in the lobby. Meanwhile, there is often holiday music being played throughout the season which lends to the classic Christmas feeling of this resort. 

Cítricos

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin cheesecake resting on a spiced chiffon cake topped with cassis mousse and a pumpkin seed-ginger crumble with caramel sauce (available Nov. 27)

Gasparilla Island Grill

  • Pumpkin Pie Cake Pop – Pumpkin spice jumbo cake pop enrobed in white chocolate to resemble an autumn pumpkin (available Nov. 1-Dec. 1)
  • Fall Flavors Cupcake – Cinnamon-spiced cupcake with apple filling topped with a sugar pumpkin and maple buttercream in festive fall colors (available Nov. 1-Dec. 1)
  • Happy Holidays Cake Pop – Triple chocolate cake pop enrobed in white chocolate with festive winter décor (available Dec. 1-Jan. 1)
  • Very Merry Minnie Mouse Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake filled with cookies and cream mousse and topped with ganache-dipped buttercream with cookie ears and chocolate a holiday bow (available Dec. 1-Jan. 1)
  • Red Velvet Wreath Cupcake – Red velvet cupcake filled with cream cheese mousse and topped with a vanilla buttercream wreath and a chocolate bow (available Dec. 1-Jan. 1)
  • S’more Cookie – Graham chocolate chip cookie piled with toasted marshmallows and M&M’S (available Dec. -Jan. 1)

Narcoossee’s

  • Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake – Pumpkin cake filled with white chocolate cream cheese mousse with brown sugar glaze and orange marmalade sauce (available Nov. 27)

Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars Hotel

Disney’s Star Wars Hotel Immersion experience doesn’t have a Star Wars Christmas package yet, but since it’s boarding next year, we’re sure to see some holiday overlays as part of those galactic missions. Therefore, we’ll be sure to update this part of the post once the Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars Hotel gets up and running. Stay tuned! 

Old Key West Resort

Sailing into the holidays, Old Key West Resort brings out garlands, trees, and colorful bright decorations and lights for the season. With seasonal merchandise in the Conch Flats General Store and seaside elements, like starfish, shells, and fish ornaments, this resort makes you feel like you’re in Key West for the season. After all, as one of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts, Old Key West can easily feel like your home away from home for the season. Be sure to grab these exclusive treats in the bakery case. 

Good’s Food to Go

  • Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin Cheesecake, bourbon panna cotta, and spiced pecans (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Peppermint Bark – Dark and white chocolate with peppermint pieces (available Dec.1-Jan. 1)
  • Gingerbread Cupcake – Gingerbread cake, caramel mousse filling, and spiced buttercream (available Dec. 1-Jan. 1)

Olivia’s Café

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin cheesecake with toasted meringue, cranberry compote, and cranberry macaron (available Nov. 27)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cake – Chocolate lava cake, peppermint snow, and raspberry sauce (available Dec. 24-Jan. 1)

polynesian resort christmas at disney

The Polynesian Village Resort

If you’re looking for a laid-back holiday then The Polynesian Village Resort should be on your Disney Resort list for the holidays. With a tree in the lobby, and decorations throughout you can also grab festive treats, merchandise, and even special seasonal treats at the restaurants. We love Ohana for an easy family-style dinner and all the coffee at Kona Island. But, this time of year, you can also get seasonal Dole Whip, and Moana-inspired treats! 

Barefoot Pool Bar

  • Frozen Martini with DOLE Whip Watermelon – Vodka blended with DOLE Whip Watermelon and a “green” sugared rim

Kona Café

  • Chocolate Hazelnut Yule Log – Chocolate sponge cake, hazelnut crémeux, chocolate ganache, rum hazelnut chocolate sauce, and royal icing décor (available Dec. 1-31)
  • Mocha Molten Lava Cake – Mocha molten lava cake, pistachio mascarpone cream, and bitter orange marmalade (available Dec. 20-Jan 1)

Kona Island and Capt. Cook’s

  • Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake with milk chocolate rocky road filling and buttercream (available Nov. 15-30)
  • Holiday “Elf” Dome – Vanilla cake with eggnog filling, white chocolate glaçage, and buttercream décor (available Dec. 1-31)
  • Holiday Moana Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake, Morello cherry, buttercream icing, and Moana chocolate décor (available Dec. 1-31)
  • Stroke of Midnight Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake with white chocolate Champagne filling, chocolate-covered pop rocks, and white chocolate clock (available Dec. 29-Jan3)

Pop Century 

Pop Century is one of our favorite resorts at Walt Disney World. With the convenience of the Disney Skyliner and shared pathways with Art of Animation, this resort gets you close to the action for the holidays. For instance, a hop on the Skyliner can bring you to Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Riviera Resort for even more holiday resort hopping. In addition to the holiday movies on the lawn, there are also decorations, a Christmas tree in the lobby, and seasonal foods and drinks for the season. Found at Everything POP Shopping and Dining, seasonal flavors like pumpkin, and apple can be found in the treat case along with a variety of alcoholic drinks too. 

Everything POP Shopping & Dining

  • Pumpkin Tart (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Apple Tart (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Playful Penguin Cupcake – Red velvet cupcake, cream cheese buttercream, peppermint sprinkles, and a sugared playful penguin (available Dec. 19-Jan. 1)
  • Spiked Coffee Milkshake (available Nov. 1-30)
  • Cranberry Margarita (available Nov.1-30)
  • Spiked Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate (available Dec.1-31)

Port Orleans Resorts

As Ferry Resorts at Walt Disney World, both French Quarter and Port Orleans Riverside get the benefit of waterside decorations and evening strolls to the sounds of holiday music. Visiting these resorts also get you close to Disney Springs, via a short ferry ride, which is helpful for all that last-minute holiday shopping! French Quarter displays up colorful Mardi-Gras-inspired trees, garlands, and wreaths colored in rich blues, pinks, and purples. While Riverside shines with classic southern Christmas Decorations, complete with Magnolia flowers and classic accents. Meanwhile, while it’s not on the list here, you can sometimes find Gingerbread Beignets at Sassagoula, so be sure to check if you stop by! 

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (French Quarter) and Riverside Mill Food Court (Riverside)

  • Pumpkin Tart (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Apple Tart (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Playful Penguin Cupcake – Red velvet cupcake, cream cheese buttercream, peppermint sprinkles, and a sugared playful penguin (available Dec. 19-Jan. 1)

Disney’s Riviera Resort

As the newest Disney Deluxe Resort at Walt Disney World, Disney’s Riviera Resort brings a sense of the European to the holidays. With a tree in the lobby and festive foods both at Primo Piatto and Topolino’s Terrace, there are plenty of holiday flavors to be had. In other words, plan to stay here a while. Grab a seat in the library next to Le Petit Cafe, order your coffee, and grab a treat and relax! Riviera is such an easygoing resort it’s a nice break from the crowds. Likewise, you can add even more ease to your day with a stroll along the pathway leading to Caribbean Beach Resort to check out even more holiday treats and merchandise. 

Le Petit Café

  • Mickey Gingerbread Cookies – Gingerbread cookie duo baked in chocolate and glazed with sugar (available Nov. 21-Jan. 1)
  • Peppermint Mousse – Dark chocolate and peppermint white chocolate mousse (available Nov. 28-Jan. 1)

Primo Piatto

  • Eggnog Cheesecake – Eggnog cheesecake with cherry compote and vanilla whipped panna cotta (available Nov. 28-Jan. 1)
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl (available through Nov. 27)

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera

  • Pumpkin Mousse – Pumpkin cheesecake, hazelnut chocolate sponge, pistachio crumble and cherry compote (available through Nov. 27)
  • Black Heritage Turkey – Sous vide turkey breast, turkey leg roulade, sourdough stuffing torchon, sweet potato casserole with spiced marshmallows, potato purée, roasted gravy, cranberry marmalade, haricot vert amandine, and roasted rainbow carrots (available Nov. 25)
  • Caramel Milk Chocolate Mousse – Chocolate-hazelnut cheesecake, chocolate crumble, and chantilly cream (available Nov. 28-Jan. 1)

Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa sports is an equestrian-themed resort and displays a multi-story tree in the lobby covered in horse-related ornaments. Small trophies, jockeys, horses, and all things found at the derby are sure to be found on this Christmas tree. In addition to the regular lineup of holiday activities and treats, you can also find a Gingerbread Village of Saratoga Springs. Small storefronts and a village church and carousel all get decorated for the holiday. Stop by to see this little village and grab gingerbread treats from the gingerbread shop in the lobby.

The Artist’s Palette

  • Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin cheesecake, bourbon panna cotta, and spiced pecans (available Nov. 7-27)
  • Peppermint Bark – Dark and white chocolate with peppermint pieces (available Dec.1-Jan. 1)
  • Eggnog Cupcake –  Spiced cake, eggnog mousse filling, and caramel buttercream (available Dec.1-Jan. 1)
  • Gingerbread Cookies – Themed to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (available Dec.1-Jan. 1)
  • Peppermint Mousse – Peppermint mousse, fudge center, and a chocolate cookie (available Dec.1-Jan. 1)

Swan and Dolphin Hotels

So, you’re thinking of staying at the Swan and Dolphin Hotels? and worried there may not be enough Disney Holiday fun? Never fear. Staying at either the Swan Hotel or Dolphin Hotel gets you close to the Disney Boardwalk and offers Holiday fun at both resorts and experiences you can’t see at any other Disney resort. Be sure to check out the Swan and Dolphin Christmas Website for details on seasonal activities, and schedules. Here’s the list of everything happening at the Swan and Dolphin for Christmas. 

Swan and Dolphin for Christmas

  • Santa’s Holiday Hangout at the Swan Pool. Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elf Kandy Kane is available for a special visit at the Holiday Hangout at the Swan Pool. Offered from 6-8 pm on select nights throughout December. Pre-registration is required but available to all guests.
  • Kandy Kane’s Holiday Movie Marathon. Available to all guests, you can tune into channel 49 at the Swan and Dolphin hotels to get access to 24 hours of holiday films, shows, and classics.
  • Pastry Decorating. Kids can add decorations to cookies at the Holiday Hangout area at the Swan Pool. This holiday activity happens in the evenings from 6-8 pm, and reservations are required.
  • Santa’s Dancing Lights spectacular. The palm tree-lined causeway that connects the Swan and Dolphin Hotel and lights up at night to the sounds of holiday music. This show loops every 10 minutes.                       
  • Deck the Halls. As part of the holiday fun at Swan and Dolphin, there are holiday trees, gifts, and even Christmas cookies and milk to be had throughout the season.
  • Chocolate Display. Featuring a Santa Sculpture that is made of 1286 pounds of chocolate at the Swan. This display can be found at the entrance of the Swan Hotel near the il Mulino New York Trattoria restaurant.

If Staying on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day. 

  • Holiday Treats. The restaurants at Swan and Dolphin Hotels offer a variety of holiday menus at restaurants across both hotels. Typically served up on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
  • Santa’s Magic Key. Want to make sure Santa’s gifts make it to your room? If you’re staying on December 24th, you can get Santa’s Magic Key at the Concierge desk to hang on your door, to indicate you’d like your packages delivered.     

Disney Christmas Wilderness Lodge

Walt Disney World Gingerbread display

Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Christmas is a dream. If you love the winter snowiness of the Pacific Northwest, complete with log cabins, evergreen trees, and the feel of the fireside then this resort is for you! One of the Best Disney Resorts to Stay at for Christmas, Wilderness Lodge is the perfect place to get cozy by the fire, with a seasonal treat to take in the season. Featuring a floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree, Wilderness lodge also has a small Gingerbread Cabin that gets set up in the lobby. While it isn’t on the docket for 2021, we’re sure to see this little cabin return in the future. So, settle in and warm up by the fire. Be sure to check out the gift shop because while you can find seasonal merchandise, this shop also has wilderness-inspired apparel and gifts!

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Lobby Cart

  • Gingerbread Pine Tree (available Nov.14-Jan. 1)
  • Reindeer Food – Cubes of gingerbread, chocolate stripped pretzels, holiday granola, and candies (available Nov.14-Jan. 1)
  • Spiced Moose Cookie (available Nov.14-Jan. 1)
  • Peppermint Bark (available Nov.14-Jan. 1)

Geyser Point Bar & Grill

  • Martinis Around the World Flight (available Dec. 5-Jan. 8; also available as separate drinks)
  • Key Lime Pie – Lime juice, simple syrup, and rum with a green sugar rim
  • Poinsettia – Brut Champagne and cranberry
  • Italian Manhattan – Bourbon, vermouth, bitters, grenadine, and cranberry with maraschino cherries
  • Caribbean Cream – Rum, cinnamon cream liqueur, and cream with nutmeg and green sugar rim

Breakfast at Ale and Compass Yacht Club Walt Disney World

Yacht Club

The Yacht Club gets dressed up for the holidays in all its classy New England seaside town glory. With trees in the lobby, the yacht life never looked more festive. the Yacht club is home to the Holiday Gingerbread Village with a miniature moving train. This gingerbread display can be seen from November 1- January 2. Yacht Club is also known for having one of the best gift shops for holiday merchandise, the Market at Ale Compass. But there are so many holidays treats to be found, check out the lineup of Disney Christmas Treats to be had! 

Ale & Compass Restaurant

  • Pumpkin Tart – Pumpkin tart with chantilly cream with a cherry cranberry sauce (available Nov. 25)

The Market at Ale & Compass

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin-flavored New York-style cheesecake with caramel sauce, whipped cream, chocolate leaves, and cranberry-flavored sugar crystals (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31)
  • Holiday Red and Green Creme-filled Sandwich Cookie Bonbons – Mousse-filled on a cookie base sprayed with colorful chocolate (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31)
  • Holiday Mickey Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake filled with vanilla mousse topped with holiday décor and chocolate Mickey ears (available Dec.1-31)
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – A bag of three chocolate crinkle cookies with a dusting of sweet snow (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31)
  • Trio of Fudge – White chocolate peppermint fudge, white chocolate-gingerbread fudge, and dark chocolate-hot cocoa fudge (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Plant-Based and Gluten-Friendly Brownie – Chocolate brownies with chocolate ganache (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Signature Stollen Bread – German bread created with nuts, spices, and fruit coated with a mountain of vanilla powdered sugar (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Mickey Gingerbread – Our traditional sugar-glazed Mickey gingerbread with chocolate backing (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31)
  • Mickey and Minnie Crispy Rice Treats (Sold Separately) – Crispy rice treats decorated with red chocolate, sanding sugar, snowflakes, and chocolate garnishes (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Peppermint Bark – Dark and white chocolate with peppermint pieces (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Chocolate Snow Globe – Dark chocolate snow globe with the 50th Anniversary print (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Snowmen – Chocolate-covered marshmallows decorated to look like adorable snowmen on festive red and white straw (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Chocolate Creme-filled Sandwich Cookie Pops – White chocolate-covered creme-filled sandwich cookie pops themed to The Little Mermaid (available Nov. 1-Dec. 31)
  • Gluten-Friendly Gingerbread Cookie glazed in sugar (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)
  • Gluten-Friendly Gingerbread Chocolate Cookie glazed in sugar (available Nov. 1- Dec. 31)

Christmas at Walt Disney World Resorts 

There you have it. Everything happening across the Disney Resorts for the holidays. While we can never get enough Christmas inside the parks, it’s wonderful to experience the variety of Christmas happenings at all the resorts. With gingerbread displays, holiday snacks, merchandise, activities, holiday movies on the lawn, and more, there is plenty to do, see and eat this season! 

 

Christmas at Walt Disney World Resorts

 

What's happening at Each Disney Resort for the Holidays? Here's everything planned for Christmas at the Disney Resorts for the holidays.


Related Posts

Holidays at Disneyland 5 Festive Free Fun Things To Do

Holidays at Disneyland 5 Festive Free Fun Things To Do

If you’re looking for some extra holiday magic this season, checkout what a Disneyland Christmas looks like! With ride overlays, Disneyland Christmas Decorations and special parades you don’t need a party ticket for, we think its the perfect way to start the season.  Here are […]

The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll Photo Tour

The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll Photo Tour

If you’re looking for some Disney holiday fun without the hefty price tag of a Walt Disney World Park ticket, Disney Springs may be able to hold you over with their Christmas Tree Stroll this year! Complete with Christmas Tree Scavenger Hunt Game and trees […]



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.