Walt Disney World is a truly magical vacation destination no matter what time of the year, however it becomes even more magical once the holidays arrive. The entire resort is decked out in holiday cheer and guests can enjoy Christmas decorations at every Disney Resort, special events such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom, special entertainment like Sunset Season Greetings in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and more. In addition to the wonderful decorations and experiences, Walt Disney World also offers up plenty of merchandise in various locations that allow guests to purchase amazing items to bring the spirit of the season back home with them. While there are plenty of items to browse, there are some that are so magical that they definitely will bring any home to life each holiday season. These ten special Christmas souvenirs are the perfect options to bring Disney cheer into every holiday season at home!
1. Personalized Ornament
One of the quintessential items that many guests love to collect for their holiday decorations is an ornament. Thankfully, Walt Disney World offers some ornaments year round in both Disney’s Days of Christmas store in Disney Springs and Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in the Magic Kingdom. However, once the holiday season hits, there are countless ornaments sold throughout the property that include beautiful glass creations, characters, snacks, attraction or resort details, and more. While every ornament is sure to be special, guests can make them even more magical by having them personalized when purchasing them.
2. Mickey Nutcracker
Another Christmas tradition that many guests enjoy is collecting nutcrackers, and Disney has its own options to help support the tradition. Guests can typically find a Mickey or Minnie nutcracker that features the characters decked out in a traditional nutcracker attire or Christmas garb and are fully functioning nutcrackers! These adorable souvenirs are the perfect addition to any mantle or collection at home for the holiday season.
3. Advent Calendar
Walt Disney World also often sells some form of Advent Calendar each year that can help guests count down the days to Christmas. Some years the countdown features a piece of candy and Christmas rhyme for each day, but this year’s countdown is even more special! The twelve day countdown offered this year features a different pair of Disney themed socks for each day leading up to Christmas.
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No Christmas is complete without hanging stockings to be filled with goodies from Santa on Christmas morning. Guests who look through the various shopping locations throughout Walt Disney World can find numerous stocking options that feature everything from traditional Christmas prints to character specific details that bring beloved faces to life such as Mickey or Stitch. No matter what type of stocking a guest is looking for, they are sure to find it!
Throughout the entire year, many shopping locations in Walt Disney World sell many different options of ears that allow guests to look like their favorite characters. Special ears are sold each holiday season that feature everything from Christmas hats to reindeer antlers, and these quirky and fun accessories are the perfect items to don at home to bring the magic and holiday cheer of Disney to life!
Children who are looking for a wonderful souvenir to bring home for the holidays can choose from countless plush dolls that are fashioned to look like beloved characters including everyone from Mickey to the Disney Princesses. Around the holidays, there are many seasonal plush options sold in the shopping locations that feature characters decked out in their holiday finest!
Those who host parties, events, or the holiday itself need plenty of dinnerware to accommodate guests and food, and Walt Disney World features some amazing options each year. Guests can purchase everything including serving pieces, plates, cups, bowls, and more that turn any holiday table into a magical Disney one!
The holidays are the season of endless baking for many guests who love to whip up amazing sweets and treats to gift to family and friends. The perfect way to bring a little Disney magic into any holiday kitchen is by purchasing a wonderful apron! Several holiday aprons are sold throughout the property and guests can choose their favorite to bake in once home.
While Florida and the Walt Disney World Resort tend to typically have warm and pleasant weather throughout the year, many other locations are home to chilly or freezing temperatures around the holidays. This makes a Christmas mug the perfect souvenir for guests to pick up to bring home with them for the holidays. A little Disney magic and a warm drink are enough to make any cold night feel cozy at home!
Many guests are also very into pin trading and love to participate in purchasing and swapping the special items. Each Christmas, there are several pins that are released that celebrate the holiday season and feature different characters, attractions, and more. In addition, there are also special pins that are only sold at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and others that are only available to Annual Passholders, making these items even more special to bring home and display for the holidays!