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Disneyland Magical Christmas - The Merriest Place on Earth

November 12, 2021-January 9, 2022

Disneyland Festival of Holidays sparkles with dazzling decor with more than 50,000 Twinkling Castle Lights, a 60-foot-tall Christmas Tree and traditions like Christmas Fantasy Parade.

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Nothing says Christmas like magical Disneyland. There's so much to do and see, they've made a list of highlights for you...

Disneyland Resort Rings in the Holiday Season with Returning Entertainment and Festive Traditions, Nov. 11, 2022-Jan. 8, 2023

‘World of Color – Season of Light,' Disney Festival of Holidays and ‘Disney ¡Viva Navidad!' return to Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland Park welcomes back beloved traditions: ‘A Christmas Fantasy' Parade, ‘.. In Holiday Magic' fireworks spectacular, Haunted Mansion Holiday and ‘it's a small world' Holiday
Downtown Disney District and Hotels of the Disneyland Resort will feature festive decor, dining and special offerings
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2022) – The Happiest Place on Earth will soon be brimming with festive fun and joyful décor, when Holidays at the Disneyland Resort returns Nov. 11, 2022, through Jan. 8, 2023. During this magical time of year, friends and family will make merry memories together with treasured traditions and distinctly Disney experiences, such as seasonal nighttime spectaculars, transformations of favorite attractions, special food and beverages and more.

At Disney California Adventure Park

Returning this year, the nighttime spectacular 'World of Color – Season of Light' wraps guests in holiday magic by fusing cherished holiday music with memorable moments from treasured Disney animated films.

Through energetic live entertainment, culinary delights and special traditions, Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure will highlight a diverse season of celebrations, including Christmas/Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. Festival marketplaces across the park will serve a hand-crafted menu of delectable foods and beverages. Guests may choose to purchase a Sip and Savor Pass*, which can be shared or used over multiple visits, to taste their way through eight food or non-alcoholic beverage selections from participating marketplaces and dining locations. As part of the festival, guests will also enjoy nightly holiday concerts at the Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park.

The jolly lineup of holiday entertainment continues with 'Mickey's Happy Holidays,' a procession of Disney and Pixar characters dancing and marching along to the upbeat rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers. The 'Disney ¡Viva Navidad!' street party also returns, featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse donning festive fiesta attire and accompanied by Mexican folklórico dancers and Mariachis, Brazilian samba dancers and percussionists, and giant mojiganga puppets. Guests can encounter Disney characters in holiday attire and, at Paradise Gardens Park, visit with Mirabel from Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Encanto.' Santa Claus will once again take residence at his rustic home in the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

Disney California Adventure will sparkle with holiday décor throughout, highlighted by a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree in Buena Vista Street and automotive embellishment in Cars Land. The yuletide spirit will shift into high gear with two seasonal attraction transformations: Luigi's Joy to the Whirl and Mater's Jingle Jamboree.

At Disneyland Park

Guests will once again share in the merriment of holiday entertainment at Disneyland. Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Frozen,' along with Mickey, Minnie, Santa 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. Disney characters will greet guests in their finest holiday attire, with some debuting new outfits!

In the evenings, the festivities continue with the 'Believe… in Holiday Magic' fireworks spectacular, which features magical 'snowfall' and colorful projections on Main Street, U.S.A., and the façade of 'it's a small world.' Families can also dance along with characters such as Goofy, Pluto, Chip ‘n' Dale and others during nightly holiday dance parties at the Tomorrowland Terrace.

Two beloved Disneyland attractions return with fan-favorite seasonal transformations. 'it's a small world' Holiday takes guests around the world as dolls and toys representing children enjoy the distinctive holiday traditions of their respective countries. In New Orleans Square, Jack Skellington and his friends cause a collision between Christmas and Halloween to transform the Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday.**

Disneyland is adorned with festive décor, presenting an array of beautiful locations for holiday photos. As they enter the park, guests will be greeted by the iconic 60-foot-tall Christmas tree. The Plaza Point holiday shop, which offers holiday treasures year-round, will be decorated with garlands, nutcrackers and more. Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle will enchant guests from day to night with shimmering icicles and twinkling lights. The Holiday Time at Disneyland Park guided tour will return, offering a hosted experience of select seasonal offerings and reserved viewing for 'A Christmas Fantasy' Parade.***

Holiday magic throughout the Disneyland Resort

All three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort will display beautifully themed Christmas trees, feature performances from convivial carolers and visits from Santa Claus. The Disneyland Resort culinary team is also continuing its annual gingerbread house display at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

At Downtown Disney District, guests will discover dazzling décor and photo opportunities, festive musical entertainment and special offerings from shops and restaurants. With a breadth of boutiques to explore, Downtown Disney District will be an ideal destination for guests to find holiday gifts for the whole family.

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Disneyland Park Christmas 

  •  60-feet tall Disneyland Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A. includes new lighting and decor, featuring 1,500 Victorian-inspired ornaments and 100 oversized faux candles.
  • 126,000 twinkling LED lights, sparkling icicles and shimmering snow-capped turrets at Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle, illuminated each night.
  • 400,000 twinkling lights at It's a Small World.
  • Mickey's Toontown gives the holidays a wacky twist with its own distinctive toon trees and decorations to show off the characters' personalities.
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday presents a madcap celebration as the traditions of Halloween and Christmas collide. The transformation of this popular attraction is inspired by the classic film, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
  • This year marks the 18th anniversary of the gingerbread house in the Haunted Mansion ballroom, with this year's design featuring a five-foot-tall gingerbread spider, prying the edible mansion off its foundation.

Disney California Adventure Park 

  • The popular Disney Festival of Holidays is a celebration of diverse cultural festivities, inspired by Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. Guests enjoy food and beverage inspired by the holidays at 12 Festive Foods Marketplace locations, and they discover fun around every corner with uplifting music and dance performances, and more!
  • Cars Land is adorned with special holiday décor throughout Radiator Springs, with decorations that reflect the unique personalities of the Cars characters who live there.
  • Two attractions put the magic in overdrive as they transform for the holidays. Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters becomes Luigi's Joy to the Whirl and Mater's Junkyard Jamboree becomes Mater's Jingle Jamboree.
  • Mater and Luigi add even more cheer to the seasonal fun by singing holiday tunes for the occasion. Guests can sing along with renditions of classic holiday tunes, as well as a few originals.
  • The songs on Mater's Jingle Jamboree: Christmas In Radiator Springs, Mater's Jingle Jamboree, Radiator Rockin' Holiday, The Gifts of the Mater and Tractors, Tractors, Tractors.
  • On Luigi's Joy to the Whirl: We Wish You Season's Speedings, Joy To The Whirl, Jolly Joyous Santa Car, Carol Of The Horns and Jingle Bells.

  • Experience the Most Magical Time of Year with Celebrations Throughout Both Parks!
  • A parade of people from different cultural backgrounds, wearing attire that reflects their heritage
  • Disney Festival of Holidays
  • Explore the sights, sounds and flavors of a holiday celebration inspired by diverse cultural festivities and traditions.
  • Disney ¡Viva Navidad! at Disney California Adventure Park
  • Join in the excitement of this vibrant seasonal celebration of Latino culture and holiday traditions.
  • 2 cookies decorated to look like Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
  • Festival Feasting
  • Sample a world of culinary creations from marketplace kiosks or savor Paradise Garden Grill's special holiday fare.
  • Princess Elena sings from a balcony
  • Visits from Princess Elena, Santa and Goofy
  • Share season's greetings with these 3 family favorites!
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  • Father and son at Cars Land during the holidays at Disney California Adventure Park
  • Mater's Jingle Jamboree
  • Cruise on by for a holiday hoedown version of Mater's motorized square dance ride.
  • Radiator Spring Street in Cars land decorated for the holidays at Disney California Adventure Park
  • Luigi's Joy to the Whirl
  • Hop aboard and enjoy this spirited seasonal transformation of Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters.
  • A Christmas tree near a street lamp with a street sign that reads Buena Vista Street
  • Buena Vista Street Holiday Tree Lighting
  • Witness the wonder as our magnificent tree is illuminated—daily from November 9, 2018 to January 6, 2019.
  • Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in holiday attire, posing in front of a Christmas tree
  • Holiday Annual Passholder Corner
  • Santa Claus waves from his sleigh as a giant bag of plush toys balances behind him
  • A Christmas Fantasy Parade
  • Watch Disney Characters join Santa for the merriest musical procession in town!
  • Fireworks burst in the sky above Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Believe…In Holiday Magic Fireworks
  • Don't miss dazzling fireworks, stirring music and even a sprinkling of snow!
  • it's a small world Holiday Lighting
  • Witness the magic when the whimsical façade lights up in a dazzling display.
  • The Haunted Mansion decorated with holiday lights
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • See the Haunted Mansion at its ch-eeriest—full of frightfully festive touches.
  • From special churros to minty mochas, treat yourself to yummy yuletide sweets.

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