Disney Springs is pulling a seasonal swap with its first ever Christmas in July.

The springs’ fountains will be decked for the holiday season and Disney Springs Marketplace while offer holiday-themed treats, merchandise, and entertainment.

Even Santa will be dressed for the heat at a special meet and greet at Disney’s Days of Christmas. “Summer Santa” will be available for photographs 1-10 p.m.

The Art of Disney is featuring holiday inspired art with artist meet and greets. Dockside Margaritas is pouring the Snowflake Margarita, and Starbucks in the Marketplace is offering their holiday-themed drinks.

A DJ will be spinning Christmas classics and Enjoy Your Face will be celebrating with holiday face painting designs.

Goofy’s Candy Company and Disney’s Candy Cauldron will feature peppermint bark, gingerbread cookies, and Santa Mickey and Minnie specialty apples. AristoCrepes will cook up gingerbread crepes.

The seasonal celebration begins Saturday and runs through July 30.

Also through the end of the month, UNIQLO is celebrating their first anniversary with a Japanese Night Market. The market includes prize-winning games, special photo opportunities, origami and calligraphy classes from 7-10 p.m. nightly.

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The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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