It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, especially with the opening of this year’s Christmas Tree Trail on November 8, 2018.
I have to admit that this is one of my most favorite events of the year at Walt Disney World. I love the holiday spirit the trees invoke, and I also admire all the creativity and work that goes into creating the themes on each tree.
Among the 27 trees, you’ll find trees dedicated to each of the Disney Princesses (Snow White is my favorite), as well as popular movies like 101 Dalmatians.
One of the most talked about trees is sure to be the new Haunted Mansion-themed tree, complete with a life-sized “Bride” and dark Victorian-inspired ornaments. If you watch the Bride long enough, you’ll even see her heart beat. The perfect tree for those who can’t wait for Christmas, but are sad to see Halloween go.
My favorite is the Star Wars-themed tree, topped with a light saber, and featuring character ornaments, plus a tree ribbon made from Chewie’s bandolier sash. As a long-time fan of Star Wars, I appreciate the detail that went into decorating this tree, and the Jawa eyes peeping out all over the tree were a delight to see.
As guests walk from tree to tree, there are many humorous signs on the walls, each one themed to the tree it’s closest to.
Guests can also meet and have their photos taken with Santa in the center of the trail, in a little chalet staffed with elves, until December 24, 2018.
The final tree in the trail is one of the best, imho, and features a tribute to all of Walt Disney World from the parks to the resorts, complete with a monorail that circles the tree (it doesn’t move, but still looks very cool!). It’s a lovely way to end the Christmas Tree Trail.
The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail is open from 11am to 11pm daily until January 6, 2019. The entrance to the trail is in the Marketplace by Once Upon A Toy, and it is free to enjoy as much as you’d like. I suggest seeing it once at night to get the full effect with all the lights. Then return during the day to see all the tree details better.
It’s definitely a #DisneyHolidaysMustDo!