Social Media: @swandolphin to debut hi-tech Christmas tree that lights up and syncs to music
in addition to return of Vacation Santa, Chocolate Santa & bedtime elf tuck-ins.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the 2017 winter season, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will debut a new Christmas tree as the centerpiece of the resort’s holiday display.  The tree itself will light up with a variety of colors and patterns and perform to holiday music throughout the season. The new tree will be prominently on display in the newly renovated Dolphin lobby. 

The tree joins other annual holiday festivities and activities that have become guest favorites over the years as, once again, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be escaping the cold at Santa’s favorite resort.

Guest who make reservations at can receive seasonal room rates up to 10 percent off at the Epcot Area resort

The holiday activities include:

Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet ‘n Greets
Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elf Kandy Kane, decked out in their vacation attire, will meet guests in Santa’s Tiki Hut on select nights starting Nov. 24.

A Florida Snow Fall and Tree Lighting
The lobby will transform into a holiday scene featuring indoor snow falls and a new 24-ft tall Christmas tree with cutting-edge light technology. On select nights, kids can join Mrs. Claus for a tree lighting, followed by beverages and crafts.

Bedtime Elf Tuck-Ins
Santa’s elves return to bring joy to children staying at the resort. On select nights starting Dec. 1, costumed elves will deliver milk, cookies, a plush toy and storybook. Reservations are required. Prices vary. To book, call 407-934-4206.

Life-Size Chocolate Holiday Santa Scene
Constructed entirely of chocolate, this sculpture weighs in at approximately 2,000 pounds, is 100 percent edible and is 4 million calories! (Note: not available for tasting.)

Dancing Lights Show
A dazzling musical light show transforms the outdoor causeway each evening into a holiday spectacle with dancing illuminated palm trees and favorite holiday tunes.

For more details about all the holiday excitement, including a full schedule of activities, or to make room reservations, please visit or call 1-800-227-1500.

Joel Kaiman;  
Treva J. Marshall;   
TJM Communications, Inc.
(407) 977-5004