Mele Kalikimaka! A Christmas Tour of Disney’s Polynesian Resort

This article shares a preview of Christmas at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, including holiday decorations and the resort’s beautiful tropical Christmas tree.

Mele Kalikimaka, or better yet, Aloha, from Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Christmas is already in full swing at the Polynesian this holiday season, and we’re so glad to see it!

Most will agree that a stay at Disney’s Polynesian Resort equates to the ultimate vacation experience at Walt Disney World. Between the peaceful vibes and tropical grounds, the resort is unlike any other.

But at Christmastime, Disney’s Polynesian offers a festive look reminiscent of what you might expect from the Pacific Ocean Islands. From florals to fruit, the Poly’s Christmas decor is in a class of its own.

So with those thoughts in mind, I thought we’d take an updated photo tour of the Polynesian at Christmas. The photos in this article are all from the 2022 holiday season.

We’ll start at the front entrance to the Polynesian’s Great Ceremonial House. If you haven’t visited in a few years, you might be surprised to find that the entire area was completely remodeled.

However, it turned out nicely.

Strands of garland and Christmas wreaths were hung nearly everywhere possible. Glass balls wrapped in fisher’s nets hung delicately from most of the decor.

The walkway to the resort’s main entrance glows with cheerful globes and festive decorations.

Each column is adorned with holiday decor.

There are a few benches nearby if you would like to take a moment and enjoy the tropical surrounding.

Above the lobby’s main entrance, there’s a larger wreath with more globes.

Once you step inside, you’ll see the check-in area to your right. Strands of garland hang overhead.

Looking ahead, the resort’s Christmas tree is to the immediate left.

A Tiki statue welcomes you to the Polynesian.

While the Polynesian Resort’s Christmas decorations are somewhat subtle, they work well with the resort.

All of the colors of the tree fit perfectly.

Additionally, it has the perfect golden glow.

Here are a few photos of the tree’s ornaments.

Boutiki, one of the Polynesian’s gift shops, sits across from the Christmas tree. A few holiday touches were added to the tiki statues inside the shop.

Several wreaths are perched over the merchandise fixtures.

Strands of garland filled with orchids and other tropical flowers hang overhead.

All of the wreaths are radiant.

Upstairs, an additional tree by the second-floor window looks out to Cinderella Castle.

This is where I prefer to relax when I’m visiting. However, it can be busy since some of the more popular Polynesian restaurants and lounges are nearby.

Related: Restaurants at Disney’s Polynesian

Here’s another look at the tree.

You can also look down and see the main tree from the second-floor balcony.

Overall, the resort has just the right amount of Christmas. For more information on the Polynesian, you might like to browse our complete resort guide:

Or you might enjoy some of these individual articles:

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In the Comments

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