Have you been to the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail yet? I am embarrassed to say that I didn’t even know this was a thing! Apparently, this is the 3rd year in a row that they have been on display, and this is the biggest year yet. With 27 decorated trees, that’s 7 more than last year and 12 more than it’s opening year, you’re sure to find your favorite character themed tree! Each tree is decorated with ornaments surrounding a specific Disney character or Disney movie.
I heard about the trail just this year.. and knew I had to take the family to go check it out. We love Disney Springs and have a great time visiting a few times each year. We try to head there during off-seasons (we avoid Spring break, Thanksgiving week, etc). As soon as the weatherman said “40 degree weather is coming”, I knew that was my cue to plan our trip to see the trees. Disney Springs is about an hour from us depending on traffic, so it took a little pre-planning.
Our plan was to leave after dinner and leave room for a sweet treat at Ghirardelli, the Candy Cauldron, or Erin McKenna’s, and some hot chocolate and coffee from Starbucks to enjoy on our leisurely stroll through the trees.
Just a note, the tree trail is on the other side of Disney Springs, closer to the train and the Rainforest Cafe, not near the large parking garages. So, you may want to park on ground parking on that side. We parked in the garage since this was my son’s first time to Disney Springs in a few years. He wanted to see all the new shops and restaurants they’ve added.
Each and every tree is decorated with specific details around the character and/or movie it represents. I just loved all of the trees and could not choose a favorite.
However, my son had no problem choosing his favorite tree. The Haunted Mansion themed tree was a the top of his list. Funny thing, I didn’t notice the ghost at the top of the tree until I took the photo and looked at it on my phone. So cool!!
As we walked along listening to holiday music with our hot chocolate, in the 45 degree weather, we were feeling quite Christmassy! Definitely got us into the holiday spirit. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, it started “snowing”. Florida snow of course.
These glass enclosed ornaments were on almost every tree. They were gorgeous. They can be found to purchase in the Disney Springs Christmas Store at the end of the trail.
I know I said I couldn’t pick a favorite tree. But I will say the Star Wars Tree was definitely pretty darn amazing. Check out that light saber!
The last tree on the trail was this one. I absolutely love the monorails running around the tree. This has inspired me to kick up my Christmas Tree decorating skills at home.
At the end of the trail, do not leave without stopping by the Christmas Store. You can find plenty of holiday decor and all of the ornaments seen on the trail. There is also a chance to see Santa! Sign up to reserve your spot at the beginning of the trail.
Be sure to check out all the other events going on at Disney Springs. We found plenty of music throughout the area while there. Many restaurants had live music. The main stage had live music. There were also performers on the street.
Find more details on hours and entertainment schedules on the Disney Website .