Holiday Season Celebrations Return At Disneyland

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Christmas-themed festivities kick off at The Disneyland Resort on 8NOV, running through 6JAN, 2020, with both new events as well as guest-favourites.

New this year, guests will enjoy holiday entertainment including the festive “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” character celebration with Mickey Mouse and pals at Disney California Adventure Park. Plus, the new Disney Holiday Dance Party debuts at Disneyland Park. Returning in 2019 is the “World of Color – Season of Light,” a holiday-themed nighttime production that features lights, lasers, water, fire and hundreds of fountains bringing animation to life.

Many guest-favourite holiday experiences and traditions are back this season, including Disney Festival of Holidays – which honours the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas/Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day (3-6JAN) – and the “Believe...in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular.

Guests may also partake in a Frozen adventure as they encounter Anna and Elsa in the theme parks, just in time to celebrate the release of Disney’s new animated film, Frozen 2, in theaters 22NOV, 2019.

Here are just some of the holiday-themed events:

At Disney California Adventure Park
  • The Three Caballeros host the popular “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party” celebration, featuring folklórico and samba dancers, live musicians, and Mickey and Minnie in their fiesta best.
  • Santa Claus is coming to town! Guests enjoy special holiday-themed activities with Santa and his sleigh full of mischievous elves at Santa’s Holiday Visit at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
  • As guests enter the park and stroll along Buena Vista Street, a 50-foot Christmas tree adorns Carthay Circle, decorated with vintage-style ornaments in keeping with the theme of Buena Vista Street, inspired by Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney arrived in the 1920’s. 

At Disneyland Park
  • Mickey, Minnie, Disney Princesses and Santa celebrate the season in “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, a daily procession with floats, music and marching toy soldiers.
  • Each evening, a DJ spins at the new Disney Holiday Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace, allowing guests of all ages to dance, sing and play along to holiday tunes with beloved Disney characters.
  • Guests entering Disneyland are greeted by a 60-foot tall Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A., decorated with nearly 1,500 ornaments. The Downtown Disney District will be full of festive new décor, shopping, dining and entertainment and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort also join in the  celebration with holiday displays, special entertainment and themed eats and treats.