Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Discover the excitement of the all-new Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park—part of a seasonal celebration that's more festive than ever!

Join the Festival Fun at Disney California Adventure Park

For the first time ever, revel in a jubilee of food, traditions and music at the new Disney Festival of Holidays! And share the splendor of the all-new World of Color – Season of Light nighttime spectacular. At the holidays, more than ever, Disney California Adventure Park is an all-day-and-night destination.

  • New Disney Festival of Holidays – Celebrate heartwarming holiday festivities inspired by cultural traditions from around the world. In this joyous season, come share the diverse drink and dining discoveries of our Festive Foods Marketplaces and kick up your heels to the universal language of music and dance, as lively performances and spirited celebrations surround you! Join us as we welcome Disney's newest princess—Elena of Avalor, create fun holiday crafts and gifts, spend magical moments with Santa at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail and so much more!
  • All-New World of Color – Season of Light! – Share the wonder of this mesmerizing spectacle, as classic holiday songs and treasured Disney movie moments come together in a magical extravaganza that will warm your heart and take your breath away.
  • Cars Land Holiday Décor – Cruise by Radiator Springs to see how we've "geared up" for a glorious holiday season with decorations and dazzling lights—red, green and everything in between!
  • Stunning Seasonal Displays – From the magnificent wreath adorning Carthay Circle to the glimmering garlands along Buena Vista Street to the twinkling strands of Christmas tree lights at night, the theme park is dressing up in its holiday best. Feel the joy of the season all around as you play, stroll and shop.

Disneyland Park Turns Winter Wonderland

Feel the wonder all around as Disneyland Park comes alive with delightful decorations and jolly holiday excitement! 'Tis the season to enjoy these sensational special highlights:

  • A Christmas Fantasy Parade – Greet some of your favorite Disney Characters—including Disney Princesses in their holiday finery—as they join toy soldiers, gingerbread friends and Santa and his reindeer for a merry, musical holiday salute.
  • Believe… In Holiday Magic – Behold a nighttime spectacular that brings the wonder of the season alive—with magnificent fireworks, enchanting music, stunning lighting displays and a magical sprinkling of snow over Main Street, U.S.A.
  • "it's a small world" Holiday – There's song, laughter and tidings of joy around every bend when this classic attraction get a seasonal spin.
  • Jingle Cruise – Travel over the river and through the wilds! Come aboard as we deck the hulls and outfit this iconic excursion with some ferociously festive twists.
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday – Drop in on this chillingly cheerful haunt—decorated for the horror-days by Jack Skellington and fiends from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • Meet Santa Claus at Critter Country – Make Christmas dreams come true with greetings, photos and Ho-Ho-Hugs with Santa at "the merriest place on Earth."

The More Days, the Merrier!

With so much holiday excitement at the Disneyland Resort this year, one day isn't enough to experience it all.

Treat yourself to a day—or more—at each theme park so you don't miss any of the festive fireworks, parades and special holiday activities.

With the family together, there's no better time to visit all your favorite attractions. And, fair warning! This is your last chance to take the plunge on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ before the thrills come to a screaming halt on January 2, 2017!

Enjoy a Festive Feast
Discover over 90 delightful dining possibilities throughout the Resort—many featuring special seasonal snacks, beverages, desserts and entrees.

Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping
Don't forget your gift list! Disneyland Resort is the ultimate holiday shopping destination, with dozens of locations offering one-of-a-kind presents and stocking-stuffers.

Give the Gift of Magic: Disneyland Resort Annual Passports
Enjoy all the Disney fun again and again with an Annual Passport! For one price, you can visit both theme parks on select days throughout the year plus enjoy special discounts and benefits.

Stay with Disney and Stay Close to All the Fun!
Book a room at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, and you'll be steps from all the holiday excitement. Plus, discover unmatched Guest benefits—like Extra Magic Hours—that make your visit more rewarding, convenient and enjoyable.

Festive In-Room Surprises!

Bring the joy of the holidays right into your Disneyland Resort hotel room!

If you're visiting during the holiday season, you can make your stay in a Disneyland Resort hotel even more magical by ordering a personalized Christmas In-Room Celebration, Dreaming of a Disney Holiday.

In-Room Celebrations feel as if favorite and beloved Disney Characters have come to your room for an over-the-top celebration just for you! Imagine approaching your hotel room to discover a festive holiday door banner promising special surprises inside. Once you step into the room, experience a wonderful "home away from home" holiday celebration—with decorations, treats and goodies to make you feel as if Mickey, Minnie and Pluto have visited.

Add some extra magic to your stay with additional holiday gifts and surprises, along with celebrations for all kinds of special occasions. Ideas range from My First Disney Visit" to specialty Christmas stockings and a 4' holiday tree!

Learn more by visiting Disney Floral and Gifts online or call (714) 781-GIFT or (714) 781-4438 to speak with a friendly Dream Maker. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

These holiday surprises are available seasonally and are subject to change without notice.

Stay Connected with the Disneyland Mobile App

Put all the Disneyland Resort holiday fun at your fingertips by downloading the Disneyland mobile app.

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