Holidays at Disney Springs will feature a new Christmas Tree Trail

Nov 01, 2016 in "Disney Springs"

Posted: Tuesday November 1, 2016 11:00am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Holiday Season at Disney Springs will officially get underway November 11 2016 through to January 8 2017, and will debut a new Christmas Tree Trail.

Located in the Marketplace, each tree will take on a unique Disney theme, including:

  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse
  • Disney Villains
  • “Moana“
  • “Beauty and the Beast“
  • “The Little Mermaid“
  • “Cinderella“
  • “The Princess and the Frog“
  • “Alice in Wonderland“
  • “Frozen“
  • “The Jungle Book“
  • “Mulan“
  • “101 Dalmatians“
  • “Tangled“
  • “Mary Poppins“
  • The Muppets

Holiday Highlights elsewhere at Disney Springs:

  • A nightly tree lighting ceremony at the Once Upon a Toy fountain play area
  • Elaborate storefront window displays at select shops
  • Santa’s Chalet! Meet and take a keepsake photo with Santa Claus from November 11 through December 24, 2016; and with Santa Goofy from December 25 through December 30, 2016. The Chalet will be open from noon to 10pm.
  • A holiday-themed DJ dance party with games and activities at the Once Upon a Toy fountain play area
  • Live entertainment, including toy solider and snowflake stilt walkers, pop carolers, acapella groups and more—6:00 PM to 10:00 PM from November 11 through January 8, 2017
  • Special performances celebrating Kwanza on Waterside Stage in the Marketplace on December 26 and December 27, 2016
  • Songs and stories in honor of Hanukkah at Waterview Park in The Landing, with evening performances from December 24 through January 1, 2017.
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SirenNov 17, 2016

I just don't see how Disney Springs can have reindeer, Christmas wreaths, and chandeliers blinged out with Swarvoski crystals on one side and a trailer lot Christmas tree trail on the other side. It's such a stark contrast to where, it may send the wrong message to shoppers, IMO. The Town Center Christmas Tree is gorgeous. As an aside, I thought the Disney Springs drone show video was awesome. The Jingle Bam Show was ruined by The Nightmare Before Christmas and Oogie Boogie stuff, IMO. I wish it was all about Christmas, otherwise it's a great show.

Mad StitchNov 15, 2016

Ha, ha! Thanks.

gobstoper27Nov 15, 2016

Awesome Avatar!!!!!!!!!

HauntedMansionFLANov 15, 2016

Beautiful! It looks so classy!

DisoneNov 15, 2016

Eh. Maybe it translate better in person, I will know soon enough, its been almost three weeks since I last ventured to Disney Springs, so I will definitely hit it up this weekend, but... disney needs to break out of their Christmas decor rut. All they do now is: Tree + Lots of Garland + a few Wreaths and Repeat.

MisterPenguinNov 14, 2016

Or just trash it and call it a Goofy Christmas Tree Lot.

FigmentForver96Nov 14, 2016

Disney Springs is decked out from top to bottom. Strolled through Saturday evening and it was gorgeous.

DisneyDebRobNov 14, 2016

They did a very nice job from what I can see. Understated which makes it better I believe. Great photos,thanks!

Prince ThomasNov 14, 2016

Looks beautiful!!

wdwmagicNov 14, 2016

PHOTOS - First look at the new holiday decor in the Town Center at Disney Springs

COProgressFanNov 14, 2016

I have a five year old. I don't think she'd be impressed.

21stampsNov 14, 2016

I love the idea of Donald's Christmas Tree Lot! I'm actually glad that they're all in the same area though. We aren't spending too much time at Dosney Springs, and as it stands is a relatively quick activity that is very realistic for us to fit in.

djkidkazNov 14, 2016

I actually really like the tree trail idea. I hope that they give it another shot next year. Maybe make it Donald's Christmas Tree Lot or something and have some of the trees decorated? Or I had the same thought someone else mentioned which was to do a Remy-style scavenger hunt like they do at Epcot for F&G and F&W. You have to find all the decorated trees in Disney Springs and then you get a special pin.

DisoneNov 14, 2016

Someone once told me how they felt about me using hyperbole to make my points. I don't remember who;) That said, this tree trail is a bit sad. I do like the suggestion of just spreading the trees around the market place like the Easter Eggs around World Showcase. But as a stand alone attraction, this is lack luster and "leafs: a lot to be desired.