Some of Orlando’s top resorts are decking the halls with yuletide cheer this holiday season — and you are invited to join the festivities (Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort pictured).
Orlando’s hotels have everything you need to make your season bright, from festive holiday decor and specialty dining to merry meet and greets with the big man himself. We’ve made a list — and checked it twice — of some of the top holiday celebrations at hotels beyond the theme parks. Add a little sparkle to your holiday and let the merriment commence!
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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with specialty dining, shopping, treats and more at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort. The AAA Five Diamond resort will transform into a winter wonderland for all ages, complete with twinkling decor, a life-size gingerbread house, “dive-in” holiday movies at the pool like Elf, and dazzling pastry displays from James Beard Award-nominated Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber.
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Children ages 4 to12 can also enjoy gingerbread crafts, story time with Santa and Mrs. Claus, “Winter Sing-Along" supervised swim time, and more festive fun during Kids for All Seasons day camp, included with your overnight stay. While the kids play in wonderland, you can indulge in holiday-inspired spa treatments, MICHELIN Guide dining at Capa Steakhouse & Bar or Ravello, or quiet time at the adults-only Oasis pool.
Reunion Resort & Golf Club
Cozy up in a luxe suite, vacation villa or private home at AAA Four Diamond Reunion Resort & Golf Club, your holiday home away from home. It all starts with a joyous Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 1, followed by Christmas dining, a Hanukkah celebration and visits to Mrs. Claus Village, all available from Dec. 7 – 15, 2023. Stay tuned for more details of this enchanting holiday celebration as they are announced.
Waldorf Astoria® Orlando & Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Waldorf Astoria® Orlando and the adjacent Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will come alive with festive holiday entertainment, activities, stunning decor, and food and beverage specials to celebrate the season. Both are located minutes from Disney Springs® in the Bonnet Creek resort area and offer shared amenities for a cozy yuletide getaway.
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At the Waldorf Astoria® Orlando, you can write letters to Santa, have an in-room cookie decorating session, enjoy seasonally inspired spa treatments and even order an in-room Christmas tree to enhance the holiday spirit. Sir Harry’s Bar will transform into St. Nick’s Holiday Bar for the month of December, offering themed cocktails in the evening and the Waldorf’s Holiday Royal Tea every Saturday afternoon. Plus, enjoy old-fashioned carolers, a decadent selection of champagne and chocolate, holiday dining at Bull & Bear® and more, and story time and photos with Mrs. Claus throughout Christmas weekend.
The merriment continues with poolside activities, nightly s’mores and dive-in movies at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. The resort will shine for the holidays with a nightly Menorah lighting in honor of Hanukkah from Dec. 7 – 15, letters to Santa from Dec. 15 - 24, and a Zeta Asia Wish Tree from Dec. 1 – 31 for good fortune in the coming year. Complete your stay with specialty dining at eateries like La Luce or Harvest Bistro, luxe amenities at the Waldorf Astoria® Spa, and an unbeatable view of the surrounding 482-acre nature preserve.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Nicknamed Santa’s favorite Resort, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will host a dazzling nightly light show, a spectacular chocolate holiday display, complimentary cookie decorating at Santa’s Holiday Hangout and more spirited fun. You can even meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on select nights, plus enjoy special holiday entertainment like Tales With Mrs. Claus, a cozy storytelling session complete with milk and cookies. Santa and his elves can even deliver your Christmas morning presents, hang stockings full of goodies, and decorate your guest rooms with a Christmas tree, lights and festive decor.
The sister resorts are located at Walt Disney World® Resort, making this a fabulous option if you plan on attending holiday events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park or the brand-new Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
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