Disneyland Christmas Guide – What To Expect When Visiting During The Holidays
Find out what you can expect for Disneyland Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years celebrations for 2019. It is a very popular time of the year to visit, and we have your guide to what will be going on this year here.
Guide to Holidays at the Disneyland Resort 2019 – What You Can Expect To Find When Visiting Disneyland for Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years
It’s hard to believe that Halloween Time is already here. While I love all of the spooks, ghouls and
frightful fun, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season that’s just around the corner. Disneyland Christmas 2019, and the other festive holiday times, are full of fun at the parks. From November 8, 2019 to January 6, 2020, guests who visit the Disneyland Resort can experience Holidays at the Disneyland Resort. With seasonal ride overlays, joyful entertainment and festive décor, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So, whether you’ve already planned your holiday vacation or are thinking about taking one, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Holidays at the Disneyland Resort 2019.
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Guide to Holidays at the Disneyland Resort 2019
Disneyland Christmas Park Guide::
Christmas tree: Take a walk down Main Street, U.S.A. and get a good look at the
beautiful Christmas tree. Additionally, shops and restaurants along Main Street are extra
festive with wreaths, ribbon, garland and lights.
Character Meet & Greets
During Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, you can see Mickey and the gang dressed up in holiday garb.
With ugly Christmas sweaters, Santa hats and festive backgrounds, this is the perfect opportunity to get
pictures with your favorite Disney pals. Whether you use the photo for your Christmas card or post it to
Instagram, your family and friends are sure to be jealous of all of your holiday fun!
Haunted Mansion Holiday & “it’s a small world” Holiday
In Disneyland Park, you can experience two holiday-themed ride overlays. At Haunted Mansion Holiday, you’ll be able to see this classic attraction get a not-so-spooky makeover. Based on the beloved movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, you can experience Jack Skellington and his Halloween Town gang takeover the Haunted Mansion. Not only will you be able to sing along to familiar tunes, but you’ll be able to enjoy frightfully delightful surprises around every corner. If you’re a fan of this Tim Burton film, then you won’t want to miss this ride overlay.
At “it’s a small world” Holiday, you and your family can experience the holiday season from different
countries around the globe. Here, guests can enjoy dazzling lights, traditional holiday music and holiday
décor celebrating various cultures from around the world. This adorable attraction is sure to get you in
the holiday spirit!
A Christmas Fantasy Parade
A Christmas Fantasy Parade has become a holiday classic and it’s no surprise as to why. This festive
parade includes dancing snowmen, prancing reindeer and even appearances from adorable gingerbread
men. You’ll not only be able to catch Mickey, Minnie and other cherished Disney characters, but you’ll
also be able to see Santa Claus make his way down Main Street, U.S.A. This parade is fun for the entire
family, so be sure to snag a spot early! Check the Disneyland app for dates and times.
“Believe… in Holiday Magic” Fireworks
The “Believe… in Holiday Magic” Fireworks spectacular is the perfect way to end your Disney day. Here,
you can experience the yuletide season be brought to life with sparkling lights, seasonal songs and
festive fireworks. Plus, you might be even be able to see it snow on Main Street, U.S.A.! If you can, make
sure you see this firework show at least once during your Disneyland vacation. We’re sure it will fill your
heart with the magic of the holidays. Check the Disneyland app for showtimes.
Wintertime Enchantment at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Make-Over
At the end of Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty’s Castle twinkles and shines with a holiday-themed facade. Thousands of lights, yards of evergreen garland and other magical touches dress up the Castle for
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort.
Disney California Adventure Christmas Park Guide::
Enter Disney California Adventure Park during the holidays and be welcomed with merriment.
Stroll down Buena Vista Street and take in all the sparkling, festive decor on storefronts and the
holiday-inspired attire on Disney Characters and Cast Members. Here’s what else you can
expect to find in this Park during the Holidays:
Festival of Holidays
Luckily, the jolly festivities don’t stop in Disneyland! In Disney California Adventure Park, guests can
enjoy the Festival of Holidays. This celebration rejoices in different holiday traditions from various
cultures around the world. Here, you can indulge in delicious food and beverages at the Festive Foods
Marketplace, watch the ¡Disney Viva Navidad! Street Party Parade and enjoy arts and crafts for the
entire family. With so much to do, you’ll want to make sure you have enough time to experience it all.
Festive Foods Marketplace
Disneyland vacations are as much about the delicious food as they are about the rides, parades
and fireworks. The meals and treats offered in Disneyland for the holidays is reason enough to
make the trip! The Disneyland Resort changes the holiday menu items each year, but here’s
some information to help you get an idea of what you can enjoy on your vacation this year
- Specialty churros: Look for seasonal flavors like hot chocolate, gingersnap, eggnog,
vanilla and more. Churros get dressed up for the holidays in a variety of ways.
- Peppermint everything: From beignets to ice cream, there will be peppermint
everywhere in Disneyland for the holidays.
- Savory soups and meals: As California temperatures cool off slightly, you can warm up
with a number of delicious soups and meals throughout the Resort.
- Holiday libations: Specialty drinks will be available on many menus during the holidays,
all inspired by traditional flavors of the season.
- Holiday shapes: Your favorite desserts such as macarons, crispy treats, brownies,
cookies and more will be made to resemble Santa hats, snowflakes and the like during
the holidays. Colors, shapes and flavors offer a nod to this time of year.
- Festive Foods Marketplace: In Disney California Adventure Park, up to 12 food vendors
set up shop to offer delicious tastes of the holidays from around the world. Browse at
your leisure, and be sure to get a complimentary Holiday Tastings Passport. Bring your
Passport to each vendor and get a stamp with every purchase. When you complete the
Passport, you get a commemorative stamp, making the Passport a great, free souvenir.
Additionally, you can purchase a Festive Foods Sip and Savor Pass. For around $56,
this purchase gives you the chance to sample up to 8 different menu items from any of
the Marketplace vendors.
- You can also purchase specialty popcorn buckets and drink sippers available at Disneyland
during the holidays. They make great souvenirs!
Meet Santa on Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
Until Christmas Eve you can meet Santa himself on the Challenge Trail. When Santa is off making deliveries for Christmas, a beloved Disney Character will take his place until Holidays at Disneyland Resort conclude in January.
Disney ¡Viva Navidad!
This street party is led by the Three Caballeros, including Donald Duck. The party includes mariachi and samba music, as well as floats, folklórico dancers and 12-foot-tall mojiganga puppets in the likeness of Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Buena Vista Street Holiday Tree Lighting
Set up outside Elias & Co. you’ll encounter a 50-foot holiday tree. With lights, glowing ornaments, tinsel and more, the tree makes a big statement day or night. In the evenings you can witness the tree lighting up.
Holidays at Radiator Springs
While you’re there, be sure to grant “Seasons Speedings” at Cars Land. Here, the charming town of
Radiator Springs transforms into a winter wonderland. With themed décor, seasonal treats and two
holiday-themed ride overlays, you might not ever want to leave!
Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl
Luigi and his Italian cars get in the spirit of the season with holiday-themed decor and songs. As you ride in one of Luigi’s roadsters, you’ll be dancing to the sound of Luigi himself as he belts out some of his favorite holiday songs.
Mater’s Jingle Jamboree
This Cars Land feature gets a seasonal makeover for the holidays. Mater’s junkyard is decked with boughs of holly and more, and you can ride a tractor while holiday music rings in your ears.
Three Kings Day
To celebrate the 12th Day of Christmas and the three Wise Men, Three Kings Day is hosted January 3 – 6, 2020. Latin American traditions commemorate this holiday in Disneyland.
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