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Disney Springs Foodie News Roundup for December 2023: Christmas Dinner, Gideon’s Bakehouse, Holiday Sweets, and More

Disney Springs Foodie News Roundup for December 2023

December brings us into the Holiday season at Walt Disney World, and every Disney Foodie will have plenty to be thankful for with new openings, new flavors, new menu items, Christmas dinners, Holiday treats, and more.

Are you hungry? Here’s the latest news from Disney Springs restaurants and eateries. Unless otherwise noted, they are available through December 31st.

Christmas Day Dinner

These dishes are available December 25 only:

Jaleo – On Christmas Day the restaurant will offer a limited-time a la carte menu of festive Spanish recipes:

  • Sopa de lentejas – Stewed lentils with chorizo, butifarra and vegetables ($14)
  • Canelones de rabo de toro y foie – Pasta stuffed with oxtail with a foie gras and bechamel sauce ($24)
  • Carrilleras de cerdo con puré de patatas – Braised pork cheeks with wild mushrooms and potato puree ($24)
  • Pollo a la Catalana – Half roasted Catalan style chicken with prunes, raisins, pine nuts and Oloroso wine ($36)
  • Lubina al “Pil Pil” – Mediterranean Seabass with classical “Pil-Pil” sauce ($56)

Paddlefish – Santa’s Seafood Boil (Key West pink shrimp, Cedar Key little neck clams, Prince Edward Island mussels, corn bread, red potatoes, and sweet corn)

Terralina Crafted Italian – Grilled lamb chops with creamed spinach and artichokes, wild mushroom and parmesan risotto cake, mint, and basil sauce topped and crispy leeks. It can be paired with the Poinsettia cocktail (Cranberry mimosa with sugar dusted cranberries).

Terralina Crafted Italian - xmas dinner

Amorette’s Patisserie

The shop will be offering these special holiday treats this month (mobile order available):

  • Holiday Sweets Petit Cake: Layers of spice cake, cream cheese icing, and apricot jam with fresh apple compote and Italian buttercream
  • Mickey Winter Hat Dome Cake: Layers of vanilla chiffon, chai tea mousse, cranberry-cherry pâte de fruit, almond crunch, and brown butter ganache
  • Christmas Tree Cream Puff: Pistachio cream puff
  • Hot Cocoa Crème Brûlée: Hot cocoa crème brûlée with toasted marshmallow cream
  • Gingerbread Cheesecake
  • Cookies and Milk Éclair
  • Mickey and Minnie Gingerbread Cookies
  • Santa Mickey Mousse: White chocolate mousse and dark chocolate mousse with crispy pearls
Disney Springs - Amorettes - holiday treats

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Available through January 1, 2024 is the Homecomin’ Holiday Turkey Sandwich featuring Smoked turkey on toasted artisanal bread, dressed with signature cornbread stuffing and a sweet and sour cranberry aioli served with house-made potato chips

Chicken Guy!

Offering two holiday shake flavors this month:

  • Holiday Cookie Shake: Hand-spun vanilla soft-serve, blended with sugar cookies and caramel drizzle topped with marshmallow whipped cream, mini chocolate candy pieces, holiday sprinkles, and a cookie
  • Frozen Peppermint Cocoa Shake: Hand-spun vanilla soft-serve, blended with hot cocoa mix, peppermint, and crushed candy cane pieces topped with marshmallow whipped cream, sprinkles, crushed candy cane, mini marshmallows, and chocolate drizzle
Chicken Guy! holiday shakes - DIsney Springs

D-Luxe Burger

Offering a new holiday shake flavor:

Caramel Apple Pie Shake: Vanilla Gelato blended with dark caramel sauce, Granny Smith apple syrup, cinnamon syrup, and graham cracker crumbs topped with whipped cream, caramel, and graham cracker crumbs (Available through Jan. 7; mobile order available)

D-Luxe - DIsney Springs

Dockside Margaritas

There’s a new limited time drink on the menu this month:

Spiced Cranberry Paloma: Lunazul Reposado Tequila, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and spiced simple syrup (Available through Jan. 15)

Earl of Sandwich

Offering limited-time seasonal sandwiches:

  • Holiday Ham – Ham, cinnamon sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce & cheddar
  • Holiday Turkey – Turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce & mayonnaise

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This newest quick-service restaurant at Disney Springs officially opens to the public Monday, December 4th, with a menu of Indian-influenced dishes.

The restaurant will also be offering the holiday drink Yule Chai Greeting (Signature spiced chai, whipped cinnamon cream, toasted marshmallow, Christmas sprinkles, and a candy cane) through December 31.

Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew

For December, Everglazed is offering the following:

  • Holiday Donuts – five holiday decorated glazed donuts
  • Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew (cold brew, cream, white chocolate and peppermint syrups, whipped cream)

Frontera Cocina

Guests 21 and over can enjoy the following limited time holiday cocktail:

Marzipan Delight: Centinela Blanco Tequila, Marzipan Cordial, tres leches home-made mix, and marzipan crumble rim

The Ganachery

The shop will be offering these special holiday treats this month:

  • Gingerbread Mickey Chocolate Piñata: Milk chocolate piñata with crisp pearls and gingerbread toffee
  • Gingerbread-Pecan Toffee: Spiced toffee enrobed with milk chocolate and encrusted with toasted pecans and gingerbread crumbs
  • Mickey Chocolate-covered Gingerbread Cookies: Spiced gingerbread cookies enrobed in milk chocolate and dark 65% chocolate
  • Chocolate Peppermint Bark: White and dark chocolate with crushed peppermint candy
  • Olaf Hot Cocoa Surprise: Milk chocolate shell filled with The Ganachery hot cocoa mix and house-made marshmallows
The Ganachery holiday treats - Disney Springs

Gideon’s Bakehouse

Gideon’s Bakehouse is a must-stop for a Disney Springs foodie, and there are several limited items to enjoy this month:

  • Kris Kringle Cookie – This complexly flavored White Chocolate Coffee Bean Cookie will fill your spirit with Coconut, Caramel, and Vanilla Bean notes. Limit 2 per person daily.
  • Cookie Vom Krampus – This deeply rich super Chocolate Cookie is infused with the icy cool of a frozen heart and covered in dreadfully delicious Andes Mint.⁣ Limit 2 per person daily.
  • Kris Kringle Cake – Soft Vanilla Cake filled with specs of ground coffee and covered in a fluffy Marshmallow Buttercream blended with Coconut and Vanilla Bean flavors and ribboned with housemade Salted Caramel. Available every Monday and Saturday of December.
  • Cake Vom Krampus – Never before seen is this sinful Red Velvet Cake covered in an ultra Mint Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Available every Monday and Saturday of December.
Gideon's Dec cookies at DIsney Springs
Gideon's Dec cakes at DIsney Springs

House of Blues

Through December 13th, the restaurant is partnering with AdventHealth. Round-up your total purchase in the Restaurant & Bar, Gear Shop, or Smokehouse, OR add a donation directly on your receipt to support the hospital’s Children’s Day of Giving campaign.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

The following holiday dishes and drinks are available therough December 30th:

  • Jock’s Famous Pigs in the Blanket: Debreziner sausage, puff pastry, and cranberry mustard sauce
  • O’ Ham N’ Cheese Trees: Puff pastry, Pitt ham, cheddar cheese, garlic herb butter, and sugar plum jam
  • Cranberry Barbeque Meatballs: All-beef meatball, cranberry barbecue sauce, orange goat cheese, granny smith apple, spiced walnuts, orange supremes, and crispy basil
  • Naughty or Nice Deviled Eggs: Crispy Ham and Sweet Honey Glazed (Nice) or Spicy Honey Glazed (Naughty)
  • Here We Come A-Croquetting: Turkey croquettes, sweet potato purée, bacon-cranberry jam, turkey gravy, and herbed gremolata
  • Post-flight “Milk” and Cookies with Coquito: Bourbon-eggnog snowflake cookie, gingerbread reindeer cookie filled with dulce de leche, chocolate-peppermint Christmas tree cookie and coquito with Bacardí Rum
  • Hot Chocolate Grail Flight: Spiced Caramel with Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Cookies ‘n Cream with white chocolate and Stoli Vanil Vodka, Peppermint with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Bols Crème de Menthe White Liqueur
  • Eternal Snowfall: St. Augustine Cane Vodka, St. Augustine Gin, Tippler’s Orange Liqueur, Siesta Key Silver Rum, chipotle pineapple syrup, and sour mix topped with a float of Bols Blue Curaçao Liqueur and garnished with a snowflake sugar piece and lemon wheel
  • Jock’s Holiday Martini: Frangelico Liqueur, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, hazelnut syrup, and half and half sprinkled with cinnamon and garnished with star anise
  • Merry Margarita: Lunazul Reposado Tequila, Domain de Canton Ginger Liqueur, lime and pear juices, cinnamon syrup, and hibiscus syrup garnished with a holiday sugar piece and lime wedge
  • Holiday Cherry Cocktail: Stoli Vanil Vodka, Heering Cherry Liqueur, simple syrup, and red cranberry juice with edible glitter and garnished with a cherry
  • Ginger Mule: Frangelico Liqueur and Stoli Vanil Vodka topped with Fever-Tree Ginger Beer and garnished with a cinnamon stick and cranberries
Jock Lindseys hanger bar holiday food at DIsney Springs
Jock Lindseys hanger bar holiday food at DIsney Springs

Maria and Enzo’s

Dates still open to book Breakfast with Santa which includes a delicious breakfast spread of classic menu items, a visit with Santa Claus and his merry band of elves, family-friendly holiday activities, take-home treats, and a keepsake photo. The event runs select dates Nov. 24-Dec. 24, and tickets are $45 for children and $69 for adults. Book online at Maria & Enzo’s website.

Marketplace Snacks

“Frozen” fans can enjoy this holiday treat this month;

Olaf Waffle Sundae: Bubble waffle filled with vanilla soft-serve, peppermint sauce, candy snowflakes, a chocolate edible image, and chocolate sticks

Olaf Waffle Sundae Disney Springs

Morimoto Asia

Offering a selection of limited-time holiday drinks to enjoy:

  • Yokai: Morimoto Knob Creek Bourbon, Monin Caramel Apple Butter Syrup, Chambord, and prosecco
  • Kyuri and Spicy: Cucumber-Infused Espolon Blanco Tequila, jalapeño, ginger liqueur, Ancho Reyes, John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum Liqueur, lime, and agave
  • Toji Moon: Absolut Mandarin Vodka, sake, Monin Habanero-Lime Syrup, lemongrass, yuzu, and celery bitters
  • After Midnight: Courvoisier VS Cognac, Legent Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, ginger, orgeat, grapefruit, lemon, cinnamon syrup, and black walnut bitters
  • Forever Young: Aviation Gin, Aperol, Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth, blood orange liqueur, and mole bitters
  • Maker Mark Flight: Maker’s Mark Cask Strength, Maker’s Mark 46, Morimoto Maker’s Mark Private Select
morimoto asia toji moon drink

The restaurant will also host “Ramen Rumble 6,” featuring Orlando’s best and brightest chefs who will compete for the championship title, bragging rights, the coveted “Broth Belt” trophy. Tickets aren’t available yet, but a portion of the proceeds with be donated to charity partner, Give Kids the World. Save the date for January 22, 2024!


The restaurant has a new Collectible Trading Pin on sale this month for $9.99. The design features the Paddlefish boat silhouette.

Pepe by José Andrés

Through Dec. 30, Pepe will offer half-price frozen or regular sangrias with the purchase of any Spanish-style sandwich on the menu.

Planet Hollywood

Through Dec. 26, guests of the restaurant will be able to order this limited time shake:

Frosty the Snowman Shake: Mint chocolate chip ice cream with red and green Christmas candies, sprinkles, and holiday mints topped with homemade whipped cream and a marshmallow snowman pop

The Polite Pig

The following holiday sandwich is available through Dec. 11:

Open-face Turkey Smash: Texas toast, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, and cranberry chutney

Salt & Straw

The limited ice cream flavors for December 2023 at Salt & Straw are part of the “Holiday” series:

  • Almond Brittle w/ Salted Ganache: Shards of almond-studded brittle are tossed with nuggets of chocolate ganache, into a creamy truffle-y confection that blows up with salty flavor, into a classic vanilla ice cream.
  • Chocolate Sugar Cookie Dough (v): This vegan flavor features chocolate ice cream made with the upcycled vegan barley milk that’s studded with simple sugar cookie dough nuggets and a ribbon of raspberry jam.
  • Dwanta’s Teremana Spiked Eggnog: Rich, silky custard ice cream is spiked with notes of oaky vanilla from Teremana’s Reposado tequila. Then Amontillado sherry gives it backbone, and an unexpected nuttiness that’s perfectly in character. It’s everything you could ask for in an eggnog, with a ton of nutmeg and dark agave to give you a toasty finish.
  • Gingerbread Cookie Dough: Grandma Malek’s famous gingerbread molasses “Cry Baby” cookie recipe makes a gooey cookie butter, like speculoos, which is layered into dark rum royal icing ice cream.
  • Toasted White Chocolate & Peppermint Almonds: They bake white chocolate chips until they’re golden brown, to make an ice cream that’s insanely good. Then they add chopped almonds from SkinnyDipped Almonds® that crunch with a really thin shell of dark chocolate and peppermint powdered sugar.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Guests 21 and over can enjoy these limited time holiday cocktails:

Holiday Spice Old Fashioned: Michter’s American Whiskey US Kentucky Straight Rye, holiday spice syrup, and bitters garnished with a cinnamon stick and an orange twist (Available through Jan. 6)
Mistletoe: Stoli Vodka, rosemary syrup, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, lemon juice, and soda water with a rosemary sprig and sugared cranberries garnish (Available through Jan. 6)


The bakery is offering several limited cupcake flavors throughout December 2023 for the Disney Springs foodie. Here are some of the flavors:

  • Through December 15: Hanukkah Snow Cute – A soft vanilla cake, vanilla frosting, and Snow Cute Fancy Sprinkles.
  • Through December 25: Christmas Cookie – A vanilla cake lined with a green sugar cookie crust, studded with sprinkles, topped with vanilla buttercream frosting with red and green sprinkles, and a homemade sugar cookie coated in sprinkles.
  • Through December 25: Chocolate Peppermint – Belgian dark chocolate cake topped with bittersweet chocolate peppermint frosting and sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies.
  • Through December 25: Gingerbread – A spiced ginger cake lined with a ginger snap crust, topped with cream cheese frosting, dusted with cinnamon sugar and topped with a gingerbread decoration.
  • Through December 25: Santa Baby Red Velvet – Red Velvet southern style light chocolate cake topped with cream cheese frosting and rolled with custom Santa Baby sprinkle blend by Fancy Sprinkles.

Swirls on the Water

Offering the following limited time holiday sundae and drink:

  • Christmas Tree Sundae: Pistachio soft-serve in a waffle cone bowl with whipped cream, sprinkles, and candy Christmas lights
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Float with Salted Caramel (Non-alcoholic Beverage) (Alcoholic version also available with Knob’s Creek for those 21+)
swirls on the water holiday treats

Terralina Crafted Italian

There’s some executive news to report for the restaurant. Levy Restaurant and Terralina Crafted Italian have officially promoted Chef Claudio Daggio to Executive Chef of the restaurant. Congratulations Chef Daggio!

Terralina Crafted Italian - Chef Claudio Daggio

Also, like fellow Levy restaurant Paddlefish above, the restaurant has a new Collectible Trading Pin on sale this month for $9.99. The design feature a wine bottle with the Terralina Crafted Italian logo.

Vivoli il Gelato

Offering the following limited-time treats for guests to enjoy:

  • Italian Hot Chocolate: House-made from scratch made with dark cocoa, dark chocolate bar, milk, and sugar topped with whipped cream or marshmallows (Available through Feb. 1)
  • Candied Yam Cannoli: Sweet cream of yams and ricotta topped with pecans (Available through Jan. 7)
  • Santa’s Crew: Elf Mint Chocolate Chip Shake, Reindeer Chocolate Shake, and Abominable Snowman (Available through Jan. 6)
  • Santa Waffle: Freshly-baked waffle topped with strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, and chocolate chips (Available through Jan. 6)
vivoli gelato holiday treats disney springs


Offering up a holiday boba for the month:

Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Milk Boba Tea: Chocolate and peppermint tea latte made with boba pearls and whipped cream