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6 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs this Holiday Season

The halls have been decked, the chestnuts are roasting by the fire and we’re ready to go walking in a winter wonderland! It’s truly the most magical time of the year at Disney Springs, and you won’t want to miss all the festive fun available now through December 30.

6 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs this Holiday Season

There is so many wonderful and amazing holiday happenings at Disney Springs this year, available now through December 30. You’ll find returning favorites and some new seasonal surprises. Keep reading for details on all the magical merriment.

6 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs this Holiday Season

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll

A wonderful Disney Springs holiday tradition is the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth. The Christmas Tree Stroll has returned this year with 19 festively trimmed trees inspired by some Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Super Hero favorites – including the new film from Disney Animation Studios, “Wish.”

Speaking of new, you may also notice some extra magic among the trees this year. For the first time, you can interact with select Christmas trees with your MagicBand+! See if you can make Zero take flight at “The Nightmare Before Christmas” tree, and look for five other tree signs marked with a MagicBand+ icon for a colorful surprise. Don’t have a MagicBand+? You can purchase one in a variety of fun colors and themes at Pin Traders and DisneyStyle.

Be sure to pick up a complimentary map from City Works Eatery & Pour House, Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers, Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company, The LEGO Store or Planet

Hollywood. As you stroll by each tree, match the corresponding sticker to the location on your map. After you’ve found all the trees, bring your map to one of the locations listed above for a special surprise!

6 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs this Holiday Season

Meet Santa at Once Upon a Toy

Visit with jolly old Saint Nick at Once Upon a Toy. Santa Claus is currently greeting guests through Dec. 24. A virtual queue is in place for this experience (subject to availability).

6 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs this Holiday Season

Capture Merry Memories

At the Disney PhotoPass Studio located in the Marketplace, get ready to capture some festive photo fun! Experience two holly-jolly offerings from Disney PhotoPass photographers: a variety of holiday-themed Disney virtual backdrops perfect for a Christmas card and a set that will make you feel like you’ve entered a winter wonderland. These photos will keep your spirits bright long after the sleigh bells stop ringing. To download and share them all, consider purchasing Memory Maker One Day. Learn more here.

6 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs this Holiday Season

Whimsical Winter Entertainment

The forecast is calling for snow! That’s right, snow in 75-degree weather is my kind of winter wonderland. Don’t miss the nightly snowfall at Disney Springs – snow will flurry every half hour beginning at sundown near the Town Center tree. Keep an eye out for holiday-themed stilt walkers, rollerblading snowflakes, a Santa Sleigh DJ, and a few other new entertaining surprises roaming Disney Springs.

6 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs this Holiday Season

Festive Food

I would be remiss to not give a shout out to our incredible culinary teams at Disney Springs! Sit back and let us do the cooking this holiday season, more than 60 dining locations to choose from. If you haven’t been to Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar yet, I think we need to fix that ASAP. This waterfront outpost is all spruced up and serving a whole sleigh full of holiday specials that the whole family will enjoy. Head over to this year’s Disney Eats Foodie Guide to get all the jolly details on new and returning favorite menu items.

6 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs this Holiday Season

Seasonal Shopping

Make your list and check it twice! You’ll find something for everyone on your list at Disney Springs.

And there’s even some extra holiday magic! Make your wish a bit brighter this year with shopDisney as we celebrate the Magic of the holiday season.

Enter the shopDisney Magic of the Season Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Walt Disney World® Resort vacation and a LEGO® Disney Castle Set from shopDisney.

For more details on all things holidays at Disney Springs, visit here.

6 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs this Holiday Season

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