Arguably a favorite thing to do on a lazy afternoon in Orlando is head over to Disney Springs. Whether you’re on a small budget or just don’t have the energy to spend time at the parks, Disney Springs is the perfect place to soak in some much-needed Pixie Dust.
Around Christmastime, however, there’s a lot of extra magic in the air, with seasonal food and drink offerings and activities like Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt. However, the highlight is without a doubt the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail.
The trail is back for its fourth year in 2019 and joining the festivities are two new trees: Aladdin and The Lion King. Over twenty trees line the colorful, winding path. Halfway through the trail, you come to a little area on the right side where you can find snacks like gingerbread cookies, frozen hot chocolate and of course, Mickey Pretzels, and Santa’s Chalet on the left! Wait times can be up to two hours long since he’s super busy this time of year.
Holiday music and snow flurries fill the air around you, and perfect Florida weather makes for a nice stroll, day or night. Personally, I prefer visiting at night; something about the white snow against the dark sky, and the twinkling Christmas lights make me feel warm and fuzzy. Maybe it’s just the holiday brews.
While you’re there, also take a look at the gorgeous posters lining the wooden fence. They contain fun and clever references to the nearby trees and long lost attractions.
Running from November 8, 2019, through January 5, 2020, the Trail is open from 11 am to 11 pm daily. You can find the entrance to the Trail at the Marketplace, next to Earl of Sandwich.
Now onto the Trees! You’ll notice that some of the trees have lanterns with an ornament inside. These are available for purchase at Disney’s Days of Christmas store.
(Full disclosure, these pictures are from the 2018 Christmas Tree Trail, I didn’t have the chance to visit this year)
Happy Holidays everyone!
Do you have a favorite tree? Let us know in the comments!