The holiday season is officially upon us, and staying home and shopping for gifts on Amazon is more appealing than ever this year. But if you do have to head out of the house to do real in-person shopping, why not combine it with a touch of Disney magic at Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
World of Disney, the largest Disney merchandise store in the world, is a festive spot, and the perfect place to pick up Disney t-shirts, plush, and home decor.
Paradiso 37 – the Taste of the Americas, in the Landing section of Disney Springs, welcomes guests with a warm, inviting lobby and a Christmas tree all decked out for the season.
In front of Earl of Sandwich in the Disney Springs Marketplace is this gigantic tree. Not part of the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll, the tree welcomes guests arriving via Hotel Plaza Boulevard or walking to Disney Springs from the adjacent Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.
Toys and gifts for good girls and boys surround the tree at its base….
…and cute ornaments deck the many branches.
In the Landing, the cottage-like store exteriors look especially festive and magical.
There’s hardly a railing or post that’s not adorned with boughs or holy, like this stairway in the Town Center section of Disney Springs.
These are the Christmas decorations you’re looking for at the Star Wars Trading Post in the Marketplace.
Though live entertainment and character greetings at Walt Disney World — including at Disney Springs — have been significantly scaled back, these nutcracker stilt walkers are still around, and thanks to the stilts, social distancing is automatic!
This modern wreath complements the traditional wood paneling on the STK restaurant in the Landing.
The lines to enter Disney’s Days of Christmas in the Marketplace are long, but shoppers are entertained by delightful holiday displays and lights while they wait.
The decorated lamp posts and Christmas carols played throughout Disney Springs make for a festive atmosphere, and you can get a bird’s eye view from the Characters in Flight balloon.
Though it’s far from a typical shopping season this year, chances are your local mall isn’t as well decorated as Disney Springs. So if you’re in the Orlando area, it’s worth a visit as you’ll probably find some holiday cheer.
Disney Springs is open from 10 am to 11 pm ET through Christmas. Parking is limited, and the area has reached capacity lately, particularly on weekend evenings, so you’ll want to arrive early.
Read other articles in our recent Disney World series:
- Travel During A Pandemic: Visiting Disney Springs
- Travel During a Pandemic: Disney Springs Hotel Stay
- Travel During a Pandemic: Visiting Disney’s Magic Kingdom
- Travel During a Pandemic: Visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom