Top 10 Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts You Can’t Miss (2022)

Are you looking for the absolute BEST Disney Christmas treats for this holiday season?

Listen up all you foodies out there, Santa has been extra good to us this year by bringing some of best goodies we’ve ever seen to Walt Disney World!

But if you really want to get your hands of these limited time sweet treats, you’re going to need to study up! 

Today, I’m going to show you the Top 10 Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts, where to get them, as well as some helpful tips and FAQ. 

So, if you’ve got dreams of sugar, spice, and everything nice… let’s goooo!

Food Stand at Disney Contemporary Resort Cinderella and Mary Blair Gingerbread house Castle. One of the best things to Do at Disney World for Christmas. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Gingerbread Food Stand at Disney Contemporary Resort

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When are Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts Available? 

One of the most important things to know about Walt Disney World treats and desserts is their release date, as well as their end date. 

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The easiest answer that seems to take care of the majority of items is “mid-November to late-December.” But as you seasoned ThemeParkHipster knows well, nothing at Disney is that straight forward.

Disney Grand Floridian Gingerbread house menu. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread Menu

Believe it or not, some of this festive fare is only available for a single week – not ideal if you have a vacation coming up and you’ve got your eye on something special. Frankly, the timeline just may not work out!

That is why is imperative to know the specifics, which treats are available, where, and when.

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Where to Find Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts?

As we discussed, every mid-November to late-December, Walt Disney World offers limited time only treats and desserts filled with festive flavors of peppermint, gingerbread, chocolate, caramel, oh-so-much-more.

Sunshine Tree Terrace Once Upon a Christmastime Tart Disney Holiday Treat. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Sunshine Tree Terrace Once Upon a Christmastime Tart (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.)

But where exactly are all these goodies hiding? 

Thankfully, if they are hiding… they’re not doing a very good job.

Disney Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree on Main Street USA next to City Hall. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.

You can find these sweat treats all over Walt Disney World property, from the parks and resorts to Disney Springs and everywhere in between.

However, some locations are better than others. Keep reading to find out where…

Who Has the BEST Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts?

So, if you can find Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts all over Walt Disney World property, where is the number one spot to fill your Christmas stocking full of goodies?

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Well, that depends on what you’re after.

I’ve gone ahead and broken down a few categories to help further assist you in your quest!

Who Has the Most Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts?

If you’re looking to one-stop-shop, you cannot beat Disney Springs! I mean, come on – the whole place is practically one giant eatery!

Amorette's Patisserie Ornament Mousse Dome Cakes at Disney Springs. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Amorette’s Patisserie (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.)

Personally, I like it because it is free of admission, easy to navigate, and tends to be far less busy than the parks!

Who Has the Best Variety Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts?

Given the cultural culinary display that is World Showcase, EPCOT has the best overall variety of Christmas Treats and Desserts.

Epcot Festival of the Holidays 6 Germany Pavilion Gluhwein Warm German Mulled Wine. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Epcot Festival of the Holidays Germany Pavilion Gluhwein Warm German Mulled Wine

Some of my favorite hot spots to get the best holiday food at EPCOT include:

  • Mele Kalikimaka
  • Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen
  • Karamell Küche

Who to Skip for Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts? 

You know I love the food and drink at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. And that is why is pains me to say…

Trilo Bites Animal Kingdom Loaded Buffalo Chicken Chips in front of Dinoland USA. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Trilo Bites at Animal Kingdom (Loaded Buffalo Chicken Chips)

Not only is this season’s lineup is the most forgettable, but it is also the most difficult park to get your hands on holiday offerings, due to their varying times of availability.

Unlike other parks, almost every bite is released on a separate date. So, if you’re hoping to swing by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park on December 1st (for example), three of their eight sweets wouldn’t even be available yet.

By all means, don’t let this deter you from checking out some incredible bites. Just make sure you pay really close attention to those dates!

Which Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts Will Be Easiest to Get?

Want to avoid the ultra-long lines? Give the Disney resorts a try!

Disney Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Gingerbread House Entrance. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Grand Floridian Life-size Gingerbread House

Not only are the offerings well-themed and super creative… they’re also easily available in a fun and festive atmosphere. 

Here are just a few reasons the Disney resorts are the absolute best place to get your holiday goodies:

  1. Free admission
  2. Quick lines
  3. Most variety 
  4. Calm lobby to enjoy your sugar crash

I mean, come on… who wants to rush eating their confections while walking elbow-to-elbow down Main Street, U.S.A.?

Disney Contemporary Resort Cinderella and Mary Blair Gingerbread house Castle. One of the best things to Do at Disney World for Christmas. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Disney Contemporary Resort Cinderella Gingerbread Castle

The resorts provide an atmosphere and ambiance that encourages you to sit back, relax, and enjoy. It’s really feels like you’re “home for the holidays.”

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It is almost impossible to picture Main Street, U.S.A. without smelling the sweet aroma of popcorn and ice-cream.

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And when it comes to creative culinary concoctions, EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park reign supreme.

So, what about Disney’s Hollywood Studios? 

I am such a sucker for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, especially around the holidays.

Hollywood Brown Derby PizzeRizzo Rosie's All American Cafe Holiday Treats at Hollywood Studios. Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookie, Melted Snowman Sugar Cookie, Santa Mickey Mouse Cupcake, Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookie. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookie, Melted Snowman Sugar Cookie, Santa Mickey Mouse Cupcake, Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookie (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.)

There is just something about the golden age of Hollywood that fits right with joy and grandeur of Christmastime.

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Maybe it’s the tinsel all over Tinseltown!?

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Top 10 Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts

And when it comes to treats and desserts, Disney’s Hollywood Studios certainly come to play. In fact, you’ll find more than one on my Top 10!

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Christmas Sundae

10. Christmas Tree Mousse at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Check out this adorable sweet treat with a refreshing edge.

Wilderness Lodge Christmas Food Santa Forest and Christmas Tree Mousse. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Santa Forest (left) and Christmas Tree Mousse (right). Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.

The Christmas Tree Mousse at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge showcases a white chocolate peppermint mousse, chocolate cake, and dark chocolate ganache in a vanilla tart shell.

Disney Wilderness Lodge at Christmas with Large Christmas Tree and fireplace in the Lobby. One of the best things to Do at Disney World for Christmas. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.

As if we needed another reason to LOVE Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Christmastime?!

Available Dec. 18th through December 29th.

9. Rum Cake at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 

Is is just me or does this Rum Cake look absolutely irresistible?

No where else would I rather hunker down with me feet in the sand and enjoy a traditional rum cake than Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

Disney Christmas Rum Cake at Caribbean Beach Resort. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Rum Cake (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.)

Perfectly on brand, Disney Caribbean Beach Resort even made it into our list of the 20 Best Christmas Trees!

Available Dec. 1st through December 31st.

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8. Funnel Cake Sundae at Magic Kingdom (Sleepy Hollow Refreshments)

Funnel cake is thought of as one of theme park’s most quintessential items. And Sleepy Hollow Refreshment’s makes it darn near impossible to pass up.

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and Sleepy Hollow Holiday Food at Disney. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Sleepy Hollow Holiday Funnel Cake bottom left (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.)

This gussied up version of the traditional Funnel Cake features a giant scoop of yummy Peppermint ice cream, M&M’S chocolate candies, and just the right amount of hot fudge.

Available Nov. 8th through Dec. 22nd at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only!

7. Christmas Wreath Doughnut at Magic Kingdom (Various Carts)

Is there such a thing as a bad doughnut? I think not!

If you’re a fan of red velvet, you’re going to LOVE the Christmas Wreath Doughnut, highlighting a red velvet base with smooth green buttercream and adorable Holiday sprinkle decorations.

Christmas Cookie Churro and Christmas Wreath Doughnut at Disney for the Holidays at the Magic Kingdom. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Christmas Cookie Churro and Christmas Wreath Doughnut (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.)

If I had to choose between the Christmas Wreath Doughnut and Funnel Cake Sunday, I would choose the Christmas Wreath Doughnut.

It is easy to cary around the parks and is a touch more festive, in my opinion!

Available Nov. 8 through Dec. 31st @ Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only!

6. Haupia at EPCOT (Mele Kalikimaka)

If you’ve never tried Haupia before, I am so excited for you. Just be prepared to CRAVE this delightful tropical treat from now on.

Mele Kalikimaka Near Port of Entry at Epcot Kalua Pork next to Haupia. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Mele Kalikimaka Kitchen Near Port of Entry at Epcot: Kalua Pork (left) and Haupia (right) Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.

Located at Mele Kalikimaka Food Booth at the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays, you will find a coconut pudding with candied macadamia nuts and coconut…

…better known as… THE BEST THING EVER!

Disney Polynesian Resort Village Lobby Statue. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort Village House

If you love all things coconut this is the dish for you. In fact, this is so authentically Hawaiian, it is a surprise that it is not serve at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort year-round! *hint, hint, wink, wink*

Available Nov. 11th – January 8th.

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5. Maple Bûche de Noël at EPCOT (Holiday Hearth Desserts)

Beautiful, delicate, and festive, the Maple Bûche de Noël offers a maple mousse and cranberry rolled in a gingerbread chiffon cake.

Holiday Hearth Desserts at Epcot Festival of Holidays Red Velvet Bundt Cake, Snowball Cookies, Maple Buche de Noel and Gingerbread Cookie. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Holiday Hearth Desserts Food Booth at Epcot Festival of Holidays Maple Bûche de Noël (bottom left) Photo Courtesy of Disney.com

I love the inventive combination of maple and cranberry together. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Holiday Hearth Desserts and neither should you.

Available Nov. 11th – January 8th.

4. Macaron en Sucette, Ganache à la Menthe Poivrée et aux Chocolats Valrhona at EPCOT (Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen)

Well, we’ve found out most Insta-worthy item, that’s for sure!

Le Marche de Noel Holiday Kitchen in France with Smoked Salmon and Christmas Macaron. Napoleon de Saumon Fumé en Brioche: Smoked salmon napoleon with layers of smoked salmon, dill mousse, and crème fraîche mousse served in brioche next to Macaron en Sucette, Ganache à la Menthe Poivrée et aux Chocolats Valrhona: Macaron lollipop with peppermint and Valrhona chocolate ganache. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Napoleon de Saumon Fumé en Brioche (left) andNapoleon de Saumon Fumé en Brioche (right). Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.

For starters, the macarons at EPCOT are extraordinarily good. Now, add a little holiday flare and you’ve got the gorgeous Macaron lollipop with peppermint and Valrhona chocolate ganache.

Christmas at Epcot France Pavilion. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Christmas at Epcot in the France Pavilion

A little bit of advice… don’t order just one. You’re not going to want to share this one!

Available Nov. 11th – January 8th.

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3. Gingerbread Salted Caramel Buttercream Cookie Sandwich at EPCOT (Karamell Küche)

Two light and fluffy gingerbread cookies with a sweet buttercream frosting center and salted caramel drizzle. I shouldn’t have to say more to convince you… but I will.

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Germany Pavilion Christmas Tree Store. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Germany Pavilion Christmas Tree Store

This is one of the BEST things I have ever tried in my 30+ year history of going to Walt Disney World.

I love how the slight spice from the gingerbread tamps down some of the sweetness of the buttercream. Meanwhile, the salted caramel makes it just a little savory.

Werther’s Original Caramel Gingerbread Cookie Sandwich- Two soft Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing and Werther’s Original Caramel at Epcot Festival of Holidays. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.

Is it a treat, dessert, snack, or meal?! I don’t know. But at $5.99 per cookie, you can’t go wrong!

The availability of this items varies. Though it is a holiday exclusive item, it has popped up on the menu throughout the calendar year. Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it’s not. However, given the gingerbread base, we’re counting it!

2. Holiday Minnie Mouse Bundt Cake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (ABC Commissary)

How adorable is this cake?

This jolly addition to ABC Commissary presents a beautiful spice cake rolled in cinnamon-sugar with apple pie filling and topped with spiced maple buttercream and salted caramel icing.

Holiday Minnie Mouse Bundt Cake and Reindeer Mousse at Hollywood Studios in ABC Commissary. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Holiday Minnie Mouse Bundt Cake (left) and Reindeer Mousse (right) at ABC Commissary in Hollywood Studios (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.)

Honestly, the ingredients would have been enough to sell me. But that little bit of Minnie Mouse representation helped take it the extra mile.

Available Nov. 8th through Jan. 1st

1. Candy Cane Milkshake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Hollywood Scoops )

Is there anything that says CHRISTMAS better than a Candy Cane??? How about a Candy Cane Milkshake?!

ABC Commissary Backlot Express Dockside Diner Holiday Treats at Hollywood Studios. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Red Velvet Whoopie Pie, Holiday Tree Marshmallow, Hot Cocoa Flight, Candy Cane Milkshake (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.)

Taste the holidays with this truly indulgent peppermint ice cream shake topped with whipped cream, chocolate cake doughnut, and candy cane sprinkles.

Now, I am a sucker for anytime Disney throws a cake or doughnut on top of anything! But if you’re apprehensive about this minty shake, don’t be.

ABC Commissary Hollywood Outdoor Entrance
ABC Commissary

Despite the peppermint ice-cream and candy cane sprinkles, it’s actually much sweeter than you may expect.

Available Nov. 8th through Jan. 1st

BONUS ITEM: Half Dozen Christmas Donuts @ Disney Springs (Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew)

I know, I said Top 10… but who doesn’t love a little extra food around the holidays?

Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew Christmas Donuts at Disney Springs. Keep reading to get the best Disney Christmas treats and desserts on this foodie guide.
Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.)

I simply couldn’t resist adding the Half Dozen Christmas Donuts from Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew to the list! I’m mean… just look at them!

If you’re a local (or staying nearby), this is the perfect way to bring a little Disney magic back home with you this holiday season!

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What to Know Before Going to Disney World for Christmas

Now that you know what the best holiday treats at Disney are, let’s go over a couple of questions to help you have an easy trip!

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Can you bring snacks and water bottles to Disney?

Good news! You are allowed to bring outside food and (non-alcoholic) beverages into the park as long as they’re not in glass containers.

In fact, I suggest bringing your own bottled water to save money!

How long is Walt Disney World Decorated for Christmas?

Walt Disney World Resort officially begins celebrating the holiday on Nov. 11, 2022. Typically, the festivities last time th the first week of January.

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Final Thoughts: Guide to the Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts 

I’m not going to lie to you, this list was hard to narrow down. There are just SO MANY amazing treats and desserts this year. Almost all of them look and sound incredible!

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Christmas Cookie Sundae

But I am confident that if you follow this guide, you won’t be disappointed.

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And if you want to drop your own Top 10 Disney Christmas Treats and Desserts in our comments below, we would love to hear from you!

Until Next Time, Happy Hopping Hipsters!

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