A vintage look at Walt Disney World Christmas decorations at the Yacht Club and Beach Club resorts.
If you love how Disney decorates for the holidays, be sure to check out our Disney Christmas Trivia for behind-the-scenes information about how Walt Disney World is decorated!
And you might like our comparison of how Christmas at Epcot’s Germany pavilion really compares to an actual Christmas in Germany.
Disney’s Yacht Club with Mickey Christmas Village
For a nautical themed Christmas, head to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort where the Christmas decorations are loaded with ships, boats and mariner-related items that further tell the story of this Disney hotel’s classic theme.
Located just outside the World Showcase entrance to Epcot, Disney’s Yacht Club resort is located immediately beside Disney’s Beach Club resort.
Both are an easy walk from the theme park, or around the lake from Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, or Disney Swan or Dolphin.
Disney’s Yacht Club is always darker than Disney’s Beach Club resort. The hues are heavier, with navy blues and dark colors. The wood is darker, too.
This isn’t necessarily a beachy themed resort, but more of a classic nautical themed resort.
Personally, I find Disney’s Beach Club to be a lot more fun to visit, but if you’re already at Disney’s Beach Club, you should walk the short distance to Disney’s Yacht Club to see what they’ve got going on in the lobby.
There you’ll find a massive Christmas Village display, packed with Disney themed Christmas Villages and villages that are themed to the Yacht Club specifically, too.
Disney’s Beach Club Christmas Decorations
Next door at Disney’s Beach Club resort, you will find brighter and more colorful Christmas decorations. Including a Disney gingerbread carousel!
Located just outside the World Showcase entrance to Epcot, Disney’s Beach Club resort is located immediately beside Disney’s Yacht Club resort. Both are an easy walk from the theme park, or around the lake from Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, or Disney Swan or Dolphin.
Disney’s Beach Club has a softer, more playful feel for beachside décor, compared to the Yacht Club’s heavy woods and dark décor.
Inside the lobby of Disney’s Beach Club at Christmas, you’ll find a Disney gingerbread carousel which actually spins around to the delight of visitors. See our video below to watch it spin around:
Don’t forget to look for Goofy on the top of the carousel!
In the gift shop, you can buy Christmas Stollen or a Gingerbread house.
Throughout the resort, the colors and décor are fresh and light, with plenty of whimsy thrown in from iconic beach scenes nestled in Christmas decor.
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