Disneyland Resort will once again become the Funniest Place on Earth for the holiday season from November 11, 2022 to January 8, 2023.
Read on for all the magical details of what to expect around the resort for the upcoming holiday season!
Disney’s California Adventure Park
At Disney California Adventure Park, holiday decor will shine brightly with a 50-foot Christmas tree on Buena Vista Street and automotive holiday decorations in Cars Land.
The nighttime spectacular “World of Color – Season of Light” will bring holiday magic by combining treasured holiday music with memorable moments from Disney’s treasured animated films.
Through energetic live entertainment, culinary delights and special traditions, the Disney Festival of Holidays will highlight a diverse season of celebrations including Christmas/Holiday, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. The Festival Markets in the Park will serve up a handcrafted menu of delectable food and drink. The fan-favorite Sip and Savor Pass* will return for you to taste your way through eight food or non-alcoholic beverage selections from participating markets and eateries. As part of the Disney Festival of Holidays, you can also enjoy evening holiday concerts on the Palisades Stage at Paradise Gardens Park.
The merry lineup of holiday entertainment continues with Mickey’s Happy Holidays, a procession of Disney and Pixar characters dancing and marching to the upbeat beats of holiday toy drummers. “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” the street party also returns featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in festive fiesta attire and accompanied by Mexican folkloric dancers and mariachis, Brazilian samba dancers and percussionists and giant Mojigana puppets.
Returning this year to Paradise Gardens Park, you can choose to visit with Mirabelle from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto. And Santa will once again take up residence in his rustic home on the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
Plus, the Christmas spirit will kick into high gear at Cars Land with two seasonal attraction transformations: Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
Disneyland Park will also be decked out in festive holiday decor, including the iconic 60-foot-tall Christmas tree on Main Street, USA’s Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle will enchant from day to night with glittering icicles and twinkling lights.
In Town Square, you can meet favorite Disney characters in their best holiday attire, and some will debut all-new outfits!
Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen, along with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Santa Claus and many other friends will celebrate the season in A Christmas Fantasy Parade, a daily musical procession of floats, marching toy soldiers. dancing gingerbread cookies and more.
In the evening, the festivities will continue with the ‘Believe…in Holiday Magic’ fireworks spectacular, which features a magical ‘snowfall’ and colorful projections on Main Street, USA and the ‘it’s a small world’ facade. Families will also be able to dance along with characters like Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale and more during evening holiday dance parties on the Tomorrowland Terrace.
Two favorite Disneyland attractions will return with fan-favorite seasonal transformations. “it’s a small world” Holiday takes guests around the world as puppets and toys representing children enjoying the distinctive holiday traditions of their respective countries. And in New Orleans Square, Jack Skellington and his friends cause Christmas and Halloween to collide to turn the Haunted Mansion into a Haunted Mansion Holiday.**
Downtown Disney District and the Disneyland Resort hotels
In the Downtown Disney District, you’ll find dazzling decor and photo opportunities, festive musical entertainment, and special offers from shops and restaurants. With a wide range of boutiques to browse, the Downtown Disney District will be an ideal destination for guests to find holiday gifts for the whole family!
All three Disneyland Resort hotels will display beautifully themed Christmas trees, performances by merry carolers and visits from Santa Claus. The Disneyland Resort culinary team will also continue their annual gingerbread house presentation at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa!
Mark your calendars – the holiday season will begin on November 11th at the Disneyland Resort!