It's been a busy year for Santa and his elves preparing for the upcoming holiday season, so he and Mrs. Claus have decided to take a little vacation during the months of November and December and chill out at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin!
Santa says our Heavenly Beds are just the right thing to get him rested up enough for the big flight on Christmas Eve. Mrs. Claus loves the fact that they can pick from so many types of restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world.
Of course, they are looking forward to making some special guest appearances while here! On select days, you will find Santa and Mrs. Claus lighting the Christmas tree in the lobby and hanging out with guests by their special Florida tiki hut. There’s going to be lots of photo opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else, so bring your cameras and get ready to party Florida style with Santa and Mrs. Claus!!!
Enjoy daily holiday cheer with cookie decorating, choir performances and more.
Christmas Tree Lighting At 6:00pm on select nights, Mrs. Claus will choose one lucky family to help her light our beautiful poinsettia Christmas tree in the Dolphin lobby. Mrs. Claus will then invite everyone out to the causeway to help her find Santa Claus!
Santa and Mrs. Claus Santa and Mrs. Claus will entertain at their special Florida tiki hut on the causeway from 6:15pm – 8:30pm on select nights. Get ready for big laughs and photo opportunities you will not see anywhere else!
Story Telling With Mrs. Claus Everyone loves to listen to a good story and Mrs. Claus really knows how to tell them! On select nights, she will share story-telling time with our guests at the tiki hut on the causeway from 8:00pm – 8:30pm.
Chestnuts and Teasers Stop by the causeway on select nights between 6:00pm and 8:00pm to enjoy chestnuts that have been carefully roasted on an open fire by our very own chefs! Also enjoy some refreshing holiday beverages compliments of our restaurants.
Pastry Decorating Create your own masterpiece as our cast members help you decorate cookies, brownies or cupcakes on alternating nights in the hotel lobbies.
Holiday Entertainment On select nights between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, you’ll enjoy beautiful musical performances by carolers, choirs and musicians in the hotel lobbies or on the causeway and other public areas throughout the resort.
Holiday Hideout Children are invited to join us between 2:00pm and 5:30pm for fun arts and crafts, Rockband Showdown, Wii Sports match, Bingo, coloring pages build a plush ($12), board games and more! Stop by our activities room located on the first floor of the Dolphin near the central elevators. (Children must be accompanied by an adult or parent at all times).
Elf Tuck-In Invite Santa’s Elves into your room on Christmas Eve to read a story and tuck you in. They’ll even bring cookies and milk to help you drift off to sleep and await Santa’s visit. Also included is a holiday plush toy, a magic key for Santa and “Twas the Night Before Christmas” Golden Book. (Charges apply and reservations are required). Please call 407-934-4264 for more information and reservations.
Children’s New Years Eve Party Children 4 – 12 will have the opportunity to ring in the New Year their way from 6:00pm – 1:00am with Camp Dolphin. Includes party hats, noise-makers, balloon drop, dinner (children must be dropped of before 7:00pm for dinner) and much more! Charges apply and reservations are required. Please call 407-934-4241 for details and reservations.
Chocolate Santa Masterpiece! Stop by the entrance to the Swan near Il Mulino New York Trattoria to marvel at a spectacular chocolate Santa sculpture hand-crafted by our two-time World Champion Pastry Chef, Laurant Branlard with the help of his Team Elf!
Team Elf! Man Hours: 300 hours
Dark Chocolate: 880lbs
Milk Chocolate: 132lbs
White Chocolate: 154lbs
Cocoa Butter: 120lbs
Holiday Bake Shop See our talented pastry chefs get into the spirit of the holidays as the bakery outside the entrance to Garden Grove at the Swan is transformed into a seasonal wonderland of holiday goodies!
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making appearances on the following dates:
•November 26 - 27
•December 3 - 4, 9 - 11, 16 - 19
Rates start from $122 per night. But hurry, rooms are limited so book today to secure our best rates!
Call 888-828-8850 and ask for rate code SANTAEAR!
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