The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin have kicked off the holiday season in grand style! We’ve already posted photos and video of this year’s chocolate Santa display which now boasts 1800 pounds of chocolate (and a new 400 pound nutcracker soldier!), and today we wanted to share coverage of the tree lighting and tropical Santa!
Mrs. Claus and elf Kandy Kane entertained guests before the tree lighting.
The huge tree at the Dolphin hotel is lit!
We always enjoy meeting Santa in his tropical outfit! Santa just seems more relaxed when at his favorite resort.
Santa and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo in the tiki hut set up outside on the causeway between the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels.
We were happy to meet Santa!
Here is our video of the tree lighting with Santa meet & greet.
There is a cute photo opportunity with these reindeer.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by golf cart.
Welcome to Santa’s favorite resort! You can find information at the link about the activities that take place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, including room rates. The Swan and Dolphin rates are often extremely reasonably priced considering their location between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Delicious cups of hot chocolate were being given out to guests nearby with marshmallows and chocolate shavings.
The causeway lighting package went through a major upgrade this year, and every 10 minutes during the holiday season there is an impressive light show.
And if you’ve not seen it, here is a detailed look at the chocolate Santa display at the Swan Hotel this year! We interviewed Pastry Chef Laurent Branlard about the new additions for 2013. We always have a great time at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin during the holiday season!