Christmas at Disney Springs – Explore a Christmas Tree Trail


Christmas at Disney Springs features festive shopping, dining, entertainment and a spectacular Christmas Tree Trail with 25 trees themed to your favorite characters and movies.



Disney Springs is an obvious choice for anyone looking to do a little Christmas shopping while at WDW – with over 100 shops it’s easy to stuff those stockings. And you’ll want to watch out for seasonal treats with flavors like eggnog, peppermint, and gingerbread. But there are lots of fun seasonal surprises here that don’t cost a thing!


Tangled TreeAnd at last I see the (Christmas) Light… on this Tangled inspired tree – Photo by Mike Billick

Christmas Tree Trail

Introduced in 2016, this is a new tradition for Disney Springs. The Christmas Tree Trail will feaure 25 trees in 2017 and you can find it behind the Marketplace, in the area where the busloop for Downtown Disney used to be located.


The trail is totally free and you can view it in the day or evening – or both for a different point of view! All of the trees are uniquely themed and decorated for movies (like Tangled) or characters (like Minnie Mouse). They’re really beautiful and might give you some inspiration for your own home decorations.


Mickey and Minnie TreeMickey and Minnie get their own tree at Disney Springs – Photo by Laurie Sapp

Holiday Entertainment and Decor

Disney Springs always has lots of entertainment throughout the year, but in November and December the sidewalk musicians, DJ dance parties, and spectaculra lighting get a festive makeover.


Expect to hear lots of Christmas Carols, see displays themed to different winter holidays like Hanukkah, and enjoy decor themed to each neighborhood in Disney Springs. Stiltwalkers have been known to make appearances during the holidays, you can meet Santa, and there’s even a nightly tree lighting ceremony to take in.

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When it happens

Look for holiday cheer in Disney Springs throughout November and December


101 dalmations treeIf this tree doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will… – Photo by Mike Billick

See it for yourself

Want to shop ’till you drop, see the best Christmas trees anywhere, and indulge in a few holiday treats at Disney Springs? Dad can help. Check out Dad’s partners at Destinations to Travel and get your trip started today. What are you waiting for?

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Christmas is really the best time of year to visit Disney Springs – especially at night when everything is lit up with pure holiday magic.