Holidays at Waldorf

Holidays at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World® and Disney Springs®

Spend the holidays with us and experience exciting activities, special dinner menus and festive new traditions.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando is the destination to create memories during this magical season. And while in Orlando, enjoy special holiday programming at Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, including Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom®, The Holidays at Disney Springs and International Festival of the Holidays at Epcot®.

From roasting s’mores poolside to nightly views of Disney fireworks and more – your Waldorf Astoria holiday experience awaits…

All guests of Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek are invited to enjoy Holiday experiences.  Events activities are subject to change.

Holiday Dining

The holiday season is upon us, and there’s no better way to celebrate with family and friends than with a memorable meal. From the award-winning Bull & Bear to an endless buffet of holiday favorites at Oscar’s, here’s a look at what our restaurants are cooking up during the holidays.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Come celebrate endless holiday magic during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park! With everything from an extra-festive holiday parade and fireworks to a joyous castle stage show, complimentary cookies and cocoa, an enchanting “snowfall” and more, it’s the jolliest party of the season! Select nights, Nov 8–Dec 21.

Complimentary Disney Transportation

Access all of the Disney® Theme Parks with ease by taking our complimentary luxury motorcoach transportation, provided to the  Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and Disney Springs®. Pick-up is conveniently located at the porte-cochere

Bring the Holidays into Your Guest Room

Experience the tradition of a Christmas tree in your room! The beautifully decorated, artificial Christmas trees are individually adorned and are table-top size. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring the family together and embrace the holidays! Reservations required by calling Concierge. From $150 per tree. $

Daily, December 1 – December 31

Poolside S'mores

Gather your family around the poolside fire pits and roast marshmallows for a sweet treat everyone will enjoy. $

Waldorf Astoria Pool, Nightly

Waldorf Astoria Spa - Hungarian Body Wrap

A New You for the Holidays

Whether you are looking for a special hairstyle before a big night out, a manicure with some added sparkle, or just a moment of Zen to reflect on auld acquaintances, the Waldorf Astoria Spa is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday. To schedule an appointment, call 407-597-5360. $

Royal Tea

Treasure time together as you savor finely-prepared tea sandwiches and house-made pastries, while sipping premium hot tea and listening to live piano music. Add a glass of champagne for a “Grand Royal Tea.” Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Please see Concierge or call 407-597-5450. $

Sundays, 2pm-4pm

Bar du Chocolat

A decadent selection of chocolate hand-crafted by Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s world-class pastry team. A selection of champagnes is available, as well. Highlights include chocolate truffles, a rich selection of cookies, pillows of chocolate mousse and bowls of beautiful bon-bons. Priced per piece. $ Available on select dates.

November 23 & November 24, 6:30pm -10:30pm

December 24 & December 25, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

December 30 & December 31, 6:30pm – 11:30pm

Golf Classic

Join us for our annual Harvest and Winter Classics and enjoy 18-holes of golf including Taylor Made® rental clubs. For tee times, please call the Golf Club at 407-597-3780. (weather permitting) $

Harvest Classic:  November 22  $75

Winter Classic: December 24 $95

Family Golf Clinics

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy small group golf instruction from the resort’s PGA golf staff. TaylorMade® golf clubs provided if needed. Beginner to moderate-based instruction. There will also be a complimentary putting contest. $25 per person. To reserve a spot, please call the Golf Club at 407-597-3780. (weather permitting) $

November 24 and December 22, 10am -11am

WA Kids Club Activities

From crafts to games, your little ones will enjoy a holiday weekend filled with Thanksgiving activities at the WA Kids Club.

November 22 – November 24

Letters to Santa

Write a letter to Santa and receive a reply! Every child who drops off a message to Santa at our magical mailbox during the 12 days of Christmas will receive a special message back from the jolly fellow.

Daily, December 12 –  December 24

Lighting of the Menorah

Join us nightly to share in the festival of lights. During the eight nights of Hanukkah, we will light a candle on the menorah outside of our lobby with all guests who would like to attend.

December 2 – December 10, 6pm – 8pm

Gift Wrapping Services

Create a beautiful and memorable impression with our holiday gift wrapping services. Please contact the Concierge to request this service. A minimum 2 hour noticed is required. $5 per wrapped gift. $

December 12 – December 24

Holiday Caroling

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing aloud for all to hear! Guests may join our Carolers for a little holiday merriment in the lobby.

December 24 and 25, 6pm – 9pm 

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Little ones can delight in a reading of a classic holiday story with Mrs. Claus while enjoying cookies and a glass of ice cold milk. There will also be an opportunity for you to take personal photos to capture an unforgettable family moment. Advance reservations required. Please contact the Concierge for details. $

Grand Ballroom, December 24, 6pm-8pm

Astoria After Dark

For a fun-filled evening, kids will love Astoria After Dark, a night-time program with dinner served right in the Kids Club. Program cost is $75 for one child and $25 per additional child registered in the same or adjoining room. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and may be made through the Concierge or by calling 407-597-5388. $

December  26  –  December 29, 6pm-10pm

Twilight Cabanas

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in a private cabana. Each cabana rental includes a bottle of champagne, decorations and the best vantage point to watch the fireworks show. Twilight cabanas are available from 7pm-12am. For reservations, please contact Waldorf Concierge, Aquamarine or call 407-597-5500. $

Monday, December 31, 7pm-12am

Astoria After Dark: New Year's Eve Program

Kids can enjoy a fun-filled New Year’s Eve party at Astoria After Dark, with dinner served right in the Kids Club. Program cost is $100 for one child and $50 per each additional child registered in the same or adjoining room; or $25 per additional child, if parents are dining at Bull & Bear for New Year’s Eve. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance and may be made through the Concierge or by calling 407-597-5388. $

December 31, 7:30pm-12:30am

New Year's Eve Under the Stars

This year, enjoy live entertainment, specialty hot chocolate cocktails, s’mores by the fire, a gorgeous fireworks display, and much more. There is surely something for everyone to enjoy! $

Aquamarine, December 31, 8pm-12am

Poolside Champagne Cart

Relax poolside after a night of celebration with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary brought to you by our Aquamarine pool attendants. $

January 1, 10am-1pm