The giant Christmas tree has arrived at the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for the 2023 holiday season. The tree is located in the center of the lobby, while the Grand Floridian gingerbread house is to the side.
Grand Floridian Christmas Tree
When entering the resort from the Monorail station, there are two small Christmas trees at the railing.
The giant Christmas tree is secured with ropes running from its top to the railings on the sides.
There are also garlands on the railings overlooking the tree, and wreaths throughout the building.
The tree has yellow string lights and vintage-style decorations.
These include small birdcages to match the giant birdcage in the lobby next to the tree.
There are shiny baubles in different colors.
There are also snowflake-shaped ornaments with images representing the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
There are some glittering ornaments and figures inspired by the lyrics of the classic Christmas carol, like these intertwined swans.
There are sometimes PhotoPass photographers stationed at the tree and gingerbread house during the holidays.
The other decorations in the lobby feature similar ornaments to the tree.
A small Christmas tree is above the TV that plays Disney cartoons.
This tree is decorated with a toy solider teddy bear.
Garland wraps around the staircase railings.
A wreath hangs in the window of M. Mouse Mercantile.
It’s topped with a golden Mickey head and red bells.
Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party began on November 9 and runs through December 22. During the after-hours party, guests can enjoy Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, character meet and greets, and holiday attraction overlays. There are also complimentary treats, special menu items, and exclusive merchandise.
The new “Frozen Holiday Surprise” Cinderella Castle show is performed at Magic Kingdom once during regular park hours and once during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Disney Jollywood Nights is a new separately ticketed, adults-centric party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It takes place on select nights from November 11 through December 20.
Entertainment includes the variety show “Disney Holidays in Hollywood,” “What’s This? Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along,” and the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” nighttime spectacular. Character meet and greets include Mickey & Friends in new outfits and retro characters like Max in his Powerline garb, Chip ‘n’ Dale as the Rescue Rangers, Phineas and Ferb, and Edna Mode.
A Tip-Top Club-inspired soiree is held in the courtyard of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction. Several party-exclusive food and beverage options are also available, read our full guide to them here.
The roaming Merry Menagerie puppets have returned to Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays featuring holiday kitchens, storytellers, and the Candlelight Processional will run from November 24 to December 30, 2023.
At Disney Springs, guests can enjoy a Christmas Tree Stroll featuring new trees inspired by “Wish” and Disney Vacation Club. A new roaming character named Douglas Fir is a walking, moving tree.