Holidays at Waldorf

2022 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 magic at Walt Disney World® Theme Parks now through December 30, 2022.  Magic is seeing the beautiful decorations on Main Street, U.S.A.®, the scent of gingerbread, the sound of a trolley bell and that first glimpse of Cinderella Castle lit up in green and red. Magic is Mickey and Minnie, dancing reindeer and the unforgettable sound of marching toy soldiers. Magic is merry strolls around World Showcase, surprise celebrations down Discovery River, incredible thrills and visiting a galaxy far, far away.

From watching holiday movies poolside to fireworks on New Years Eve to nightly views of holiday projects on Cinderella Castle – your Waldorf Astoria holiday experience awaits…

Please be aware that the hotel does not permit guests to hold parties in guest rooms. Over the New Years’ holiday weekend, the hotel will permit only registered guests to occupy guest rooms and will strictly limit occupancy in guest rooms to the maximum occupancy permitted under the hotel’s building permit.

Please understand that guests who violate these rules will be evicted from the premises and their room rate will not be refunded. 

All guests of Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Signia by 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.

Enjoy Holiday Magic at Walt Disney World

Celebrate the magic of the holidays with a visit to Walt Disney World®. Now through December 30, 2022, you’ll encounter themed décor, unique entertainment, and festive dining at all four theme parks.

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

Spa-liday Massage

Guest can transform their holiday getaway into a luxurious and personal escape with our rejuvenating therapies, soothing environment and our unique client-centric approach to creating an elevated state of rejuvenation and renewal. A 20% off discount is valid for all resort guest as part of our resort fee.

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. $20 per child, see Concierge for reservations.

December 24, 6pm – 7pm & 7pm – 8pm

Live Piano Music

Unwind after a day of fun with live music in Peacock Alley.

Daily, 5pm – 9pm 

Christmas Trees in your Guest Room

Throughout December, order a pre-decorated Christmas tree to be placed in your guest room throughout the duration of your stay. Comes with one keepsake ornament.
Visit the Front Desk for details.

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.

Lobby, December 15 – 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 23, 24 & 25, 5pm – 7pm


Relax this holiday with a choice of our signature scents of the season incorporated into a 50-minute or 80-minute massage using customized pressure. Special holiday promotion, $175 for 50 minutes and $245 for 80 minutes. No additional discounts apply. Please be advised that spa hours will be limited on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

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. $

Kids Party

New Year's Eve Kids Bash

Join the Waldorf Astoria Kids Club for a night of fun. Celebrate the New Year with Magic and Karaoke activities

December 31, 8pm -12.30pm | Fees apply

Holiday Golf Classic

Join us for our annual Winter Classic and enjoy 18-holes for $125 per person. TaylorMade® rental clubs available upon request. For tee times, please visit the concierge. (weather permitting) $

Winter Classic: December 24

Family Golf Clinics

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy small group golf instruction from the resort’s PGA golf staff. TaylorMade® rental clubs available upon request. Beginner to moderate-based instruction. There will also be a complimentary putting contest. $40 per person. (weather permitting) $

December 26, 10am -11am 

S’mores by the Fire Pits

Gather your family around the poolside fire pits, roast marshmallows and make your own delicious s’mores. $

Nightly at Aquamarine

Bar du Chocolat

A decadent selection of champagne and chocolate hand-crafted by Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s world-class pastry team. Highlights include chocolate truffles, a rich selection of cookies, pillows of chocolate mousse and bowls of beautiful bon-bons. Priced per piece. $

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

Champagne Check In

Celebrating guest’s arrival with a complimentary glass of champagne.

Fridays, 2pm – 5pm

Peacock Alley Live Entertainment

Ring in the New Year at Peacock Alley, featuring a live band. Times Square ball drop viewing will be available on lounge TVs.

December 31, 8pm-12:30am

Twilight Cabanas

Countdown to 2023 in a private poolside cabana. Included in each Twilight Cabana is a bottle of sparkling wine, festive decoration, HD flat-screen television for your very own private viewing of the Times Square Ball Drop, and party gear to get you ready for the celebration! Twilight cabanas are available from 7pm-12am. Pricing for cabanas are $550. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation by December 26, 2022. A cancellation fee of $275 per cabana will apply for no-shows or cancellations past December 26, 2022.

 December 31, 7pm – 12am

Times Square Ball Drop Viewing & Poolside Celebration

Enjoy outdoor entertainment and countdown to the New Year with a poolside viewing of the Times Square Ball Drop.

December 31, 8pm – 12:30am


Our treat to you – tips and tricks, recipes and more to make this holiday season festive and fun for you and your loved ones. We hope you enjoy!