Holiday Activities

‘Tis the season to plan your holiday travel! Local guests as well as guests from anywhere around the Walt Disney World Resort are invited to experience Disney magic with dazzling light displays, special Christmas theme park events, holiday parades and more! Plus, your family will get the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus as they soak up some Florida sunshine before heading back to the North Pole. And don’t miss our chocolate Santa display at the Swan made from over 1,286 pounds of chocolate!

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus along with their special Elf, Kandy Kane, will entertain guests at Santa’s Holiday Hangout by the Swan pool 6pm – 8pm on select nights. Get ready for big laughs and photo opportunities you will not see anywhere else.

Due to physical distancing restrictions this event is only available to on-site guests. Pre-registration is required. Guests must present their room key for admittance to the event.

Pastry Decorating

Children can create their own masterpiece as our cast members help them decorate and create festive holiday cookies. Located at Santa’s Holiday Hangout area at the Swan pool on select nights from 6pm – 8pm. Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance.

Santa's Dancing Lights Spectacular

Join us on the causeway located between the hotels as dancing lighted palms come alive every 10 minutes in a musical & light display designed to delight!

Santa's Magic Key

How is Santa going to be able to deliver presents for your children? Easy! Just stop by the Concierge desk on Christmas Eve (December 24) and pick up a copy of Santa’s magic key to hang on your hotel room door on Christmas Eve. (Don’t worry – it only works for Santa!) Supplies are limited.

Deck the Halls

Our elves are filled with holiday spirit and want to add some North Pole magic to your stay. Whether it’s a bedtime story with cookies and milk or a Christmas tree and some special Holiday gifts to celebrate with. They will be spreading joy and cheer throughout the resort this year.

Reservations required. Fees apply.

Chocolate Santa Display

Stop by the entrance to the Swan near Il Mulino New York Trattoria to marvel at a spectacular chocolate Santa sculpture hand-crafted by our two-time World Pastry Chef, Laurent Branlard. Everything you see is made from chocolate!