Where To Meet Santa Claus At Walt Disney World: 2023 Holiday Season

Meet Santa at Once Upon a Toy

The holiday season at Walt Disney World is nothing short of magical. The park transforms into a winter wonderland, with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the joyous spirit of the season permeating every corner. One of the highlights that families look forward to during this time is the chance to meet Santa Claus.

For the 2023 holiday season, here are three locations where you can find jolly old Saint Nick in Walt Disney World.

Magic Kingdom

Location: Liberty Square – Enchanted Glade Gazebo

First on our list is the Enchanted Glade Gazebo located in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom. This charming gazebo, surrounded by lush greenery and beautifully decorated for the holidays, serves as Santa’s outpost in the Magic Kingdom.

Visitors can enjoy a heartwarming meet-and-greet with Santa Claus himself, set against the picturesque backdrop of the gazebo. Children can share their wish lists, while parents capture these precious moments with photos that will be cherished for years to come. Don’t forget to enjoy the festive ambiance of Liberty Square, which adds to the overall holiday experience.

  • 10:00 AM
  • 12:15 PM
  • 1:15 PM
  • 3:15 PM
Santa Claus Location - Magic Kingdom
Santa Claus Location – Magic Kingdom


Location: The Odyssey Pavilion

Next, we head over to EPCOT, where Santa Claus makes his appearance at the Odyssey Pavilion. This location provides a unique blend of festive cheer and the cultural diversity that EPCOT is known for.

Santa’s presence at the Odyssey Pavilion is part of EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays. As such, meeting Santa here offers the added bonus of experiencing the various holiday traditions showcased throughout the park. After your memorable encounter with Santa, be sure to explore the rest of the festival’s offerings.

  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM
  • 5:00 PM
  • 6:30 PM
Santa Claus Location - EPCOT
Santa Claus Location – EPCOT
Meeting Santa Claus at Once Upon a Toy

Disney Springs

Location: Once Upon a Toy

Our last stop is Disney Springs, where Santa Claus has set up shop at Once Upon a Toy. This whimsical toy store, filled with all sorts of Disney merchandise, provides a fitting setting for Santa’s Disney Springs location.

Meeting Santa at Once Upon a Toy is a delightful experience for children and adults alike. The festive atmosphere, combined with the joy of being in a toy store, makes this encounter with Santa quite special. After your visit with Santa, you can browse the store for the perfect holiday gifts to take home.

The My Disney Experience app is your tool for accessing the virtual queue system. Please note, there won’t be a standby line available. The virtual queue opens at various times throughout the day:

  • 9:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 7:00 PM
Santa Claus Location - Disney Springs
Santa Claus Location – Disney Springs

Key Details to Remember:

  • To join the virtual queue, you need to be present at Disney Springs.
  • A single member of your group can request access to the virtual queue for everyone in the party. They will get a notification when it’s time for your party to return. This notification will include a link to a digital entry pass. If you have trouble locating your digital entry pass, tap on the three-line “hamburger” icon in the app and select “Virtual Queues.”
  • The maximum number of people in a party is capped at 10.

In conclusion, Walt Disney World offers several opportunities for visitors to meet Santa Claus during the 2023 holiday season. Whether it’s at the Enchanted Glade Gazebo in Liberty Square, the Odyssey Pavilion in EPCOT, or Once Upon a Toy in Disney Springs, each encounter promises to be a magical experience that adds to the joy and wonder of the holidays at Disney World.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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