If you ever wanted to see perfectly decorated Disney-themed Christmas trees, then you’ll want to visit Disney Springs during the holiday season.
Every year, guests are invited to experience the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll. And we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about the stroll, including showing you every single Christmas tree that’s on display this year.
Let’s get to it!
What is the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll?
The Christmas Tree Stroll is an ideal holiday outing. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a leisurely stroll while admiring beautiful Christmas trees?
Scattered across Disney Springs, you’ll discover 19 unique trees, each one themed after different characters, movies, attractions, and more. It’s a feast for the eyes!
It’s kind of like those fun scavenger hunts at Epcot’s festivals. You get a map and stickers (check out the locations below). As you wander around and spot each tree, you get to mark it off on your map with a sticker. It’s a great way to explore and get into the holiday spirit!
For 2023, you can find 19 total trees spread out through all of Disney Springs:
- Annual Passholders
- Disney Cruise Line
- Disney Vacation Club
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Haunted Mansion
- The Lion King
- Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Once Upon a Toy
- The Princess and the Frog
- Star Wars
- Town Center
- Toy Story
Is the Christmas Tree Stroll free?
Yes, the Christmas Tree Stroll at Disney Springs is entirely complimentary!
2023 Christmas Tree Stroll Map
If you want to pick up a paper map so that you can track the trees you find with the cute stickers that come with it, you can pick those up for free at the following locations:
But, if you want to get prepared ahead of time, you can check it out below (or even better, download it!).
How to see the trees in My Disney Experience
You can also see tree locations on the map inside My Disney Experience. The trees aren’t labeled (so it doesn’t ruin the surprise!) but we typically find the tree locations in My Disney Experience to be easier to use for navigation than the paper maps.
When does the Christmas Tree Stroll start and end?
While the 2023 Christmas season at Disney World officially begins on November 11, sometimes the holidays start a little earlier across the parks, resorts, and even Disney Springs.
The Christmas Tree Stroll begins November 10 in 2023 and runs through the end of the year.
2023 Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll Trees
Now that we’ve (hopefully) answered all of your questions, let’s take a look at all of the Christmas trees that are part of the stroll this year and where to find each one.
NEW this year — MagicBand+ interacts with select trees on the stroll, including The Nightmare Before Christmas tree (you’ll see Zero take flight at the top of the tree)! If you have one, be sure to wear it and see what fun surprises await.
Trees that interact with MagicBand+ include:
- Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- Town Center
Town Center Tree (works with MagicBand+)
The Town Center tree is the heart of the holiday cheer at Disney Springs! It’s huge and beautifully lit, making it a real eye-catcher. Decked out with classic ornaments and loads of twinkling lights, it gives off that cozy, traditional Christmas vibe.
Nightmare Before Christmas (works with MagicBand+)
The Nightmare Before Christmas tree is a unique twist on holiday cheer, perfectly capturing the quirky and gothic charm of the movie. It is one of our top trees and just a lot of fun.
You’ll find it decked out with eerie ornaments like Jack Skellington’s face, bows made of the iconic black and white striped pattern Jack wears, plus plenty of ornaments in a mix of Halloween and Christmas colors.
The Moana tree is adorned with ocean-themed ornaments, like shells, sea turtles, jellyfish, and coral. Look out for hints of Polynesian culture and even a replica of the sailboat Moana took on her journey, with bright blue ribbon used to simulate the water.
Frozen (works with MagicBand+)
Imagine a wintry wonderland, as if Elsa herself cast a spell over the tree and you get the Frozen tree.
With clear snowflake ornaments, silver branches resembling frozen twigs, and flowers dusted with snow, it’s a scene straight out of Arendelle. The tree glistens with blue and white ribbons, evoking Elsa’s icy powers, while ornaments like ice skates, carrots (a nod to Olaf), and reindeer (hello, Sven!) add delightful touches.
Disney Treasure/Disney Cruise Line
The Disney Cruise Line tree this year is actually a topiary modeled after the new DCL ship the Disney Treasure.
Wish (works with MagicBand+)
The Wish tree at Disney Springs is a fantastic tribute to the new Disney movie. It’s decked out with all sorts of cool stuff like beakers, flasks, and even what looks like a spell book – giving it a really magical feel.
The tree has these lovely touches of lavender too, just like Asha’s dress, and a bright star tops it all off. And, around the back, there are adorable woodland critters nestled in the branches.
The Disney+ tree is adorned with ornaments and decorations inspired by the vast array of shows and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
The Lion King
Right at the top of The Lion King tree, there’s this beautifully crafted symbol representing the Circle of Life, where you’ll notice delicate carvings that look just like Rafiki lifting up baby Simba.
The tree is also adorned with these cute animal print bows and lots of African flowers, adding a pop of color and a true savanna vibe. Plus, there are also masks on the tree inspired by “The Lion King” Broadway show.
Encanto (works with MagicBand+)
The Encanto tree is a dazzling spectacle, just like the movie! It’s wrapped in a kaleidoscope of flowers that instantly remind you of Isabela’s magical touch. This is another one of our favorites just because of all the details.
What’s really cool is how every Madrigal family member is represented: their doors are creatively included in the tree’s design, each surrounded by adorable little ornaments that reflect their unique personalities and powers. The door frames are even painted in the characters’ main colors, adding to the tree’s vibrancy. At the top you’ll even find a yellow butterfly from the movie.
Once Upon a Toy
The Once Upon a Toy tree is like a toy lover’s dream come true. It’s decked out with all sorts of playful ornaments that’ll take you right back to your childhood. You’ll find gingerbread men, peanut reindeer, and a garland made from giant empty spools.
The Toy Story tree screams, well, Toy Story! It has characters on it (like Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head), brightly colored “paper” chains, and ornaments with the alien faces on it.
The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog tree at Disney Springs is beautifully adorned with elements from Tiana’s New Orleans world – think Mardi Gras beads, musical notes, Fleur-de-lis, and maybe even a few sweet treats!
Mickey and Minnie (works with MagicBand+)
The Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse tree is decked out in red and white, with cute nods to Minnie’s polka dots and Mickey’s buttons, every bit of this tree is a treat. Look out for the cool Mickey ear hats and Minnie’s bows, and the topper is just perfect – a little celebration of Disney’s favorite couple.
The Star Wars Tree is a tribute to the iconic galaxy far, far away, adorned with Stormtrooper helmets, BB-8 baubles, tiny Jawas, and Kylo Ren’s lightsaber at the bottom. The tree is crowned with the unmistakable golden sheen of C-3PO as the tree topper.
Another one of our favorites, the Coco Tree is an absolute must-see for fans of the movie and a colorful tribute to the Day of the Dead. At the very top, you’ll find this eye-catching portrait of Mama Coco, Mama Imelda, and Hector, all cradled in the arms of a mariachi skeleton.
The tree itself is wrapped in these gorgeous garlands and bundles of bright orange marigolds, and scattered throughout the tree are other family portraits, transforming it into a beautiful ofrenda.
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Guardians of the Galaxy tree is decked out with vibrant colors and quirky ornaments and it perfectly captures the fun and adventurous spirit of the beloved movie. You’ll find nods to each character, from Star-Lord’s cassette tapes to Groot-inspired decorations and I think you can even spot a raccoon tail, too!
Hands down, the Haunted Mansion tree is our absolute favorite out of all the trees on the Christmas Tree Stroll. Expect to see things like eerie candlesticks, musical instruments, Victorian photos in ornate frames, and lots and lots of flowers in the muted tones you’d expect from the ride.
The highlight is the large ghostly bride – a nod to Constance Hatchaway. She takes up nearly 1/2 of one entire side.
Disney Vacation Club
The Disney Vacation Club tree is speckled with large, red poinsettias and ornaments representing each of the DVC properties. There are also fun additions like suitcases and golf carts, plus ornaments with the DVC log on them.
Probably the highlight of the tree, though, is the tiny model of the new Fort Wilderness Cabins coming to DVC in 2024.
The Disney Annual Passholder tree has some of our favorite ornaments: little replicas of the iconic Mickey head balloons. It also has ribbon garland with Mickey bars on it, 100-year anniversary Mickey ears, and large illustrated photos with cheerful vacation images on them, plus lots of the yellow Disney AP logos, too.
Is there a Christmas Tree Stroll prize?
Once you’ve finished the stroll, you’ll return your completed map to a select location to pick up a prize (which is a button).
Below are the prize locations in 2023.
What happened to the Christmas Tree Trail?
Prior to the 2020 pandemic, Disney Springs held the annual “Christmas Tree Trail,” which debuted in 2016.
Rather than scattered across Disney Springs, trees were built and displayed in a designated trail located in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs.
The trail had a stand selling holiday goodies, along with regular snacks, fun posters on display, and even an area to meet Santa Claus.
All you had to do was enter the trail, walk around, enjoy the trees, and then exit once finished.
You didn’t have a map to find each tree, nor did you collect a prize at the end. The trail, like the stroll, was also free.
Disney first introduced the stroll in 2021 for health and safety reasons during the height of the pandemic.
Seeing as the Christmas Tree Stroll continues in 2023, we don’t anticipate the Christmas Tree Trail returning to Disney Springs. It helps keep the crowds spread out and encourages guests to explore all of Disney Springs, so although not as convenient as a single trail, we kind of like the “stroll” idea better.
You don’t feel as rushed when looking at the trees, and it is easier to get up close and really look them over since there typically isn’t a huge crowd around them.
Walt Disney World Christmas Tree Checklist
Save this checklist to your phone to help keep track of all the trees you see on your next trip!
Read more about Christmas at Disney World
Can’t get enough of the holidays at Walt Disney World? Check out these posts for helpful information and tips!
- All About Christmas at Walt Disney World
- Complete Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
- Overview of Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays
- Why you should consider purchasing a Candlelight Processional Dining Package
- Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Christmas at Animal Kingdom
- Where to Find Santa Claus at Walt Disney World
- The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll
- Guide to Storytellers at Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays
- Every gingerbread house at Disney World
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