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What to expect as Christmas swings into Disney Springs on Nov 8

Disney Springs readies itself for the holiday season and offers its own brand of holiday magic and seasonal entertainment, yuletide decor, and delightful treats for you to explore. This year there’s also a newly reimagined World of Disney Store that makes finding that perfect Disney souvenir easier than ever.

Not convinced, here’s a new bit of sizzle from Disney’s marketing department that hopes you’ll find Disney Springs your favorite destination for holiday shopping and dining:

Here’s more of what awaits you at Disney Springs this holiday season:

  • Christmas Tree Trail – Guests will enjoy a walk-through wonderland filled with Christmas trees decorated with Disney imagery and characters. This year’s trail features 27 unique holiday trees with new additions inspired by Toy Story, The Haunted Mansion, vintage Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Star Wars.
  • Santa’s Chalet – Guests can meet Santa Claus and take photos with him at this location inside the Christmas Tree Trail. Santa will welcome guests each day from Nov. 8 through Dec. 24.
  • Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt – Stitch, from the hit Disney film “Lilo and Stitch,” has lost items around Disney Springs and will need guests’ help finding them. Those who complete this festive seasonal scavenger hunt will earn a fun surprise!

Holiday Shopping for the Whole Family

There’s something for everyone at Disney Springs, with gift ideas from top-name brands to trendy and exclusive Disney-themed items and more.

Disney fans will find a treasure trove of gift ideas at the newly reimagined World of Disney, which features an entire section dedicated to holiday merchandise, as well as the largest collection of Disney Parks merchandise in the world. Trendsetters will love the apparel and accessories at shops such as DisneyStyle, Ever After Jewelry, Marketplace Co-Op, Coach, Tumi, Pandora, Alex & Ani and UNIQLO. And kids will especially love gifts from shops like The LEGO Store and Once Upon a Toy.

Delicious Meals and Festive Treats

At Disney Springs, options for sharing a meal with family and friends range from on-the-go quick bites to a sophisticated lunch or dinner at a renowned restaurant created by a famous chef.

Options range from steak and seafood to international cuisine; Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, Morimoto Asia, Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill (planned for a late fall 2018 opening) and Jaleo by Jose Andres (planned for a late fall 2018 opening) are just some of the exciting restaurants by celebrity chefs. Call (407) WDW-DINE for dining information and reservations. Shoppers on the go will find plenty of quick and delicious options including Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy!, Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, D-Luxe Burger and more.

Your sweet tooth will be satisfied with indulgent treats from Amorette’s Patisserie, Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, Goofy’s Candy Company and more.

Complimentary self-parking is available at all Disney Springs garages and surface lots. Walt Disney World Resort guests can also enjoy complimentary transportation between their Disney resort hotels and Disney Springs.

All this magic arrives November 8, 2018.