Celebrate the Holidays at Disney Springs

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A week ago, the holiday glitz and glimmer was peeking through at Disney Parks and Resorts. Now, we’re in the full swing of the season – and it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet! No complaints here, because we love the decor, the merch and all the special happenings this time of year. Did you know Disney Springs goes all out for the holiday season too? The holiday merchandise has officially arrived and it’s sure to make your days merry and bright. Check out the Yuletide Farmhouse collection featuring buffalo plaid and the Fab Five in their adorable holiday outerwear. And who can resist this cute-as-button snowman light-up tumbler and this year’s holiday ears featuring candy cane and gingerbread designs?

Holiday merchandise from World of Disney at Disney Springs: Yuletide Farmhouse collection buffalo plaid longsleeve shirt, snowman light-up tumbler and holiday Minnie Mouse headband featuring a candy cane design
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Disney springs is the perfect place to buy a presents for friends and family! With the Disney Springs Gift Guide you’ll find gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Children wearing holiday merchandise and playing with toy train set
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This year’s guide is featured on DisneySprings.com and has a new look and feel making navigating and finding that perfect gift that much easier. Gift ideas are sorted into 9 categories including classics like “For Him” and “For the Kids” plus some fun ones like “For the Very Merry” and “For the Disney Fan.” There’s even a list for “Four Legged Friends” – because they’re family too! While the list isn’t the ONLY gifts you’ll find in the shops, it is perfect representation of the variety you’ll find on property!

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail and meeting Santa Claus at Disney Springs
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Another “must-do” during your WDW holiday visit it the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail for your own dose of holiday magic opening Friday, November 8. Filled with falling snow, holiday music, holly jolly treats, and adorable photo ops—this is quickly becoming a favorite new holiday traditions at Walt Disney World Resort among guests. Keep an eye out for the new tree designs including “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” and themed beverages and entertainment from the new Disney+ film, “Noelle,” including a DJ Dance Party from 7-11 p.m. daily. There’s also festive fun for the little ones:

  • Make your list and visit with Santa Claus November 8-December 24 inside the ChristmasTree Trail open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Pro tip: Take advantage of the mobile check-in experience so you can shop and explore while you wait.)
  • The seasonal scavenger hunt Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt returns this year featuring 12 spots to do super sleuthing with the kids. Don’t forget to show your completed map to a Cast Member at a participating location for a festive surprise.
  • Get creative during the holiday kids activity happening daily near EARL OF SANDWICH November 8-January 5, 2020 from 3-7 p.m.

Be sure to follow us on social media @thekingdominsider this holiday season as we continue to highlight new merchandise arrivals (including upcoming deals and releases) and delicious holiday treats and eats throughout the season. Looking for a place to stay during your holiday Disney visit? Contact a travel agent for available bookings. Happy holidays!

 

This content was originally published on November 5th the Disney Parks BlogThe Kingdom Insider takes no responsibility for errors in syndicated content.


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