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Celebrate The Holidays at Santa's Favorite Resort: The Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

Wanna know a big secret... a really big, holly jolly secret?


Santa has a favourite resort, and yes, it's right here in Walt Disney World!


2022 has been a busy year for Santa and his elves preparing for this holiday season, so together with Mrs. Claus, they have decided to take a little vacation during the month of December and chill out at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin!


Santa's Favorite Resort: The Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

Of course, they are looking forward to making some special guest appearances while they are here, it's not all lounging around the resorts gorgeous pools you know!


Everyone is invited to visit Santas favourite resort for the holidays this year, Walt Disney World resort guests, locals, and visitors to Orlando from around the world are all invited to celebrate the holidays at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin.


On select nights, join Mrs. Claus and her special Elf Kandy Kane in their extra special Santa’s Holiday Hangout by the Swan pool, as they wait for Santa to arrive.


There’s going to be lots of photo opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else, so bring your cameras and get ready to party Florida style with Santa and Mrs. Claus!!


Enjoy daily holiday cheer with classic Christmas movies, musical performances and more!


Oh and for the grown ups, special room rates are available at the resort for this festive time of year!


Santa's Favorite Resort: The Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

Visit Santas favourite resort and enjoy more festive fun than you can imagine, this year holly jolly events highlights include:


Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet and Greets On select nights throughout December, Santa’s Hangout will give the young and young-at-heart a chance to experience the sights, scents, and sounds of the holidays.


Playful elves will share their favorite North Pole bedtime stories, take part in holiday cookie decorating and meet and take pictures with the big man himself.


Event dates: December 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22 & 23.



Cookie Decorating Fun has never tasted so sweet!


Families can participate in a favorite holiday tradition – cookie decorating. Kids and parents alike can unleash their creativity on frosted sugar cookies from the hotel’s award-winning food and beverage team, then devour their delicious creations.


Located at Santa’s Holiday Hangout area at the Swan pool on select nights from 6 pm – 8 pm. Cookies will be available while supplies last.


Event dates: December 11, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 & 23.



Life-Size Chocolate Holiday Santa Scene Visitors can stop by the Swan lobby near Il Mulino New York Trattoria to marvel at a spectacular chocolate Santa sculpture made from more than 1,000 lbs. of chocolate.

Santa's Dancing Lights Spectacular A dazzling musical light show transforms the outdoor causeway each evening into a holiday spectacle with dancing illuminated palm trees and favorite holiday tunes.


The performances occur regularly from sunset through 10 pm.

Tales of the North Pole Santa and his elves will be sharing some of their favorite holiday stories for families to enjoy.


They even brought some presents from the North Pole. Stories will be told on select nights at 8.30 pm. Fees apply.


Event dates: December 11, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 & 23.



Chocolate Santa Display

Stop by the entrance to the Swan near Il Mulino New York Trattoria to marvel at a spectacular chocolate Santa sculpture hand-crafted by our two-time World Pastry Chef, Laurent Branlard. Everything you see is made from chocolate!



Plus, for guests lucky enough to be staying at the resort:


The resort elves are filled with holiday spirit and want to add some North Pole magic to your stay.


Whether it’s a Christmas story with cookies and milk or a Christmas tree and some special Holiday gifts to celebrate with.


They will be spreading joy and cheer throughout the resort this year.



Magic Keys for Santa on Christmas Eve How will Santa deliver presents to each guest room without a chimney?


With a magic key of course! Children can hang a magic key on their door to help Santa find his way on Christmas Eve. Magic keys are available on December 24 at the concierge desk.

Winter Wonderland Bag While visiting Santa’s favorite resort, guests can have a wintery-themed bag delivered to their room, filled with Frosty’s winter favorites. Available through December 25. Fees apply.



Santa’s Stocking Guests can have a holiday stocking delivered to their room, filled with the elves’ favorite toys and Rudolph’s favorite treats! Available through December 25. Fees apply.



In-Room Christmas Tree Delivery

Just because guests are away from home, doesn’t mean they can’t wake up to a Christmas tree while on vacation.


Hotel guests can complete their holiday visit with a 6ft Christmas tree delivered by Santa’s elves to their guest room, featuring all kinds of Christmas décor from the North Pole!


Guests will also receive one of Santa’s Stockings. Available through December 25. Fees apply.



Holiday Treats

Do you remember how the house smells during the holidays?


Cakes, cookies, chocolate and a feast of delights await you at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin restaurants.


Special holiday menus will be presented Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.




Special Room Rates

Guests can join all the holiday excitement with rates starting at $279 per night.


And, if they are on the nice list, they can also enjoy a special bonus: up to 25% off a second room. Just use the code: SANTA.


For more details about all the holiday excitement, including a full schedule of activities, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort or to make room reservations, please visit www.santasfavoriteresort.com or call 1-800-227-1500.


Santa's Favorite Resort: The Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

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