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Disney Springs’ 2020 Holiday Offerings Include Santa On A Pontoon Boat

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Disney Springs’ 2020 Holiday Offerings Include Santa On A Pontoon Boat

Now that Halloween has concluded, it’s time to talk the holidays at Walt Disney World.

Not only has Magic Kingdom already been completely transformed into a Christmas wonderland, but the official WDW website has shared what this year’s holiday offerings will look like at Disney Springs come Nov. 7.

There’s definitely a lot to look forward to, including seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus from a safe distance and taking pictures of stunning Christmas trees.

Here’s everything we know so far:

Santa’s Winter Watercade

Guests will be able to see Santa and Mrs. Claus on pontoon boats in Santa’s Winter Watercade in late November.

Per the website, the holiday couple are “soaking up the last bit of Florida sun before their big night, taking to Lake Buena Vista in a Winter Waterland of colorfully decorated pontoon boats, waving Christmas wishes to one and all.”

Santa's Winter Watercade at Disney Springs

Disney Christmas Tree Stroll

We already knew that the popular Christmas Tree Trail wasn’t happening this year, but there will still be plenty of “elaborately decorated Disney Christmas trees” scattered around Disney Springs for guests to enjoy thanks to the “Christmas Tree Stroll.”

Holiday Scavenger Hunt

We don’t have all of the details just yet about his holiday-themed scavenger hunt, but what we do know is that it will follow social distancing guidelines.

Previously, there was Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt, but it doesn’t look like that will be an option this year. Stay tuned for more details!

Holiday Scavenger Hunt at Disney Springs


Guests can also enjoy a range of entertainment that includes:

  • DJs: There will be guest DJs at the Waterside Stage and Exposition Park.
  • Entertainment: In what sounds like some true holiday entertainment, there will be Toy Soldier Stiltwalkers and Snowflake Skaters in the evenings.
  • Let It Snow: Finally, guests will get to experience some “snow flurries” in Town Center and on the West Side.

Keep in mind that entertainment is subject to change.

As previously announced in September, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will once again be transformed into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar complete with decorations and special treats and beverages.

To see how WDW is celebrating the most wonderful time of year, check out our complete holiday guide.

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