Holidays at Waldorf

Holidays at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Please note that the information available on this page is from our 2020 holidays program. Please check back later this fall for 2021 holiday dining and activities.

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, 2020.  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…

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.

Enjoy Holiday Magic
at Walt Disney World

Celebrate the magic of the holidays with a visit to Walt Disney World®. Now through December 30, 2020, 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

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.


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 10 – December 18, nightly

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.

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. $

December 24 and December 31,  6:30pm -10:30pm 


Dive-In Movies

Grab a float, relax on a chaise lounge or jump into the pool and enjoy a holiday movie on the big screen! (weather permitting)

December 19, and 26, Sunset


Winter Classic

Join us for our annual Winter Classic and enjoy 18-holes for $95. TaylorMade® rental clubs available upon request. For tee times, please visit the concierge. (weather permitting) $


Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, December 25

Family Golf Clinics

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy small group golf instruction from the resort’s PGA golf staff. TaylorMade® golf clubs provided upon request. Beginner to moderate-based instruction. There will also be a complimentary putting contest. $35 per person. To reserve a spot, please call the Golf Club at 407-597-3780. Only available to resort guests. (weather permitting) $

 December 26, 10am -11am 

Waldorf Astoria Orlando Cabana

Twilight Cabanas

Countdown to 2021 in a private poolside cabana. Included in each Twilight Cabana is a bottle of sparkling wine, festive decorations, 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! $

Thursday, December 31, 7pm – 12am

Times Square
Ball Drop Viewing

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

December 31, 7pm – 12am