Disneyland Resort Rings in the Holiday Season with Returning Entertainment and Festive Traditions, Nov. 11, 2022-Jan. 08/08/2023

  • The Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park features new musical performances and menu items
  • Disneyland Park debuts vintage-inspired vacation outfits for select characters, celebrating 25th birthdayth Anniversary of “it’s a small world” Holiday
  • The Downtown Disney District and Disneyland Resort hotels offer festive decorations, restaurants and special offers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (November 11, 2022) – The Disneyland Resort holidays return November 11, 2022 through January 8, 2023, bringing a wealth of festive fun and cheerful decorations to Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney District and Disneyland Resort hotels. During this magical time of year, friends and family can make happy memories along with treasured traditions and distinctive Disney experiences, such as: B. seasonal nightly extravaganzas, transformations of popular attractions, special food and beverages and more.

At Disney California Adventure Park

This year, the nocturnal spectacle returns “World of Color – Season of Light” envelops guests in holiday magic by combining cherished holiday music with unforgettable moments from beloved Disney animated films.

Through energetic live entertainment, culinary delights and special traditions, Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure highlights a diverse season of celebrations including Christmas/Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Epiphany. Nine Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks throughout the park will serve a wide variety of delicious food and beverages, including Visions of Sugarplums, a recurring sweet and savory marketplace. Guests can choose to buy a Sip and enjoy the pass*, which can be shared or used across multiple visits during this year’s Disney Festival of Holidays to sample eight select food or non-alcoholic beverages from participating Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks and eateries.

As part of the festival, guests can enjoy live music performances at various locations in Disney California Adventure. New this year, Tina and The Sounds of Celebration! brings her powerful vocals and dynamic musicianship to perform holiday tunes with an uplifting repertoire of salsa, merengue, cumbia and rock latino. Other recurring acts include the Mariachi Divas, Mostly Kosher, Blue13 Dance Company, Phat Cat Swinger and The Mistletoes.

The cheerful range of holiday entertainment continues with “Mickey Happy Holidays” a procession of Disney and Pixar characters dancing and marching to the happy rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers. That “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” The street party returns, too, with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in festive fiesta attire, Mexican folkloric dancers and mariachis, Brazilian samba dancers and percussionists, and giant mojiganga puppets. Guests can meet Disney characters in vacation attire and visit them at Paradise Gardens Park Mirabel from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto.

Disney California Adventure shines with festive decor throughout, highlighted by a 50 foot tall Christmas tree on Buena Vista Street and automotive trim at Cars Land. The two of you put the Christmas spirit into high gear seasonal attraction transformations: Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.

At Disneyland Park

Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen celebrate the season with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Santa Claus and many other friends Parade “A Christmas Fantasy”.. Disney characters also greet guests in their finest holiday attire, with some new vintage-inspired outfits!

In the evening the celebrations continue with the Spectacular “Believe… in Holiday Magic” fireworks display.what functions Magical “Snowfall” and colorful projections on Main Street, USA, and the facade of “it’s a small world”. Families can also dance together with characters at night holiday dance parties on the Tomorrowland terrace.

Two beloved Disneyland attractions return with fan-favorite seasonal transformations. Celebrates his 25thth Anniversary, “it’s a small world” holiday features puppets and toys representing children around the world enjoying the special holiday traditions of their respective countries. Unique to this year’s presentation is that each room in the attraction features a small number 25 detail. Over in New Orleans Square, Jack Skellington and his friends cause a collision between Christmas and Halloween that the Haunted Mansion turns into haunted mansion vacation.**

Disneyland’s festive decorations offer many beautiful locations for vacation photos. Guests are greeted by the icon 60 foot tall Christmas tree as they enter the park, and the Plaza Point Holiday Shop is decorated with garlands, nutcrackers and more. Sleeping Beauty’s winter castle enchants guests from day to night with shimmering icicles and twinkling lights. The Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort Guided Tour offers a hosted experience of select seasonal offerings and reserved viewing for the A Christmas Fantasy Parade.***

Holiday magic throughout Disneyland Resort

Straight from the North Pole, Santa Claus performs at various Disneyland Resort locations, including Critter Country at Disneyland, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail at Disney California Adventure, and Disneyland Resort hotels.

All three Disneyland Resort Hotels feature beautifully themed Christmas trees and performances by convivial Christmas carolers. The Disneyland Resort Culinary Team continues its annual Gingerbread House Show at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. To commemorate Diwali at Disneyland Hotel, The Coffee House offers an Indian Chai Archisha tea on the menu until January 8, 2023.

at Downtown Disney District, guests will discover dazzling decor and photo opportunities, festive musical entertainment, a festive craft station, and seasonal offerings from shops and restaurants. For the first time, the Disney Festival of Holidays fun extends to the Downtown Disney District with special Friends of the Festival menu items. With a variety of boutiques to explore, Downtown Disney District is an ideal destination for finding Christmas gifts.

Guests can add even more magic to their vacation visits with digital technology and the Disneyland app.**** In addition to hands-free features and immersive experiences, the recently debuted Magic Band+ adds extra magic to select seasonal nighttime extravaganzas, bringing them to life with vibrations and colorful holiday lights during World of Color – Season of Light and the Believe… in Holiday Magic fireworks extravaganza. Guests who choose to maximize their day with the purchase of the Disney Genie+ service have access to Disney PhotoPass lenses***** in the Disneyland app – including three limited-time vacation lenses – that use augmented reality to immerse guests in beloved Disney stories. For a faster in-store shopping experience at select outlets, guests can scan and pay for selected items directly from their phone Goods mobile checkout in the Disneyland app.


About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – as well as three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, which offers unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The resort’s hotels are the luxurious 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also has 50 two-bedroom Disney Vacation Club units; the magical 973-room Disneyland Hotel — both AAA Four Diamond properties — and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “Day-at-the-Beach” theme. For information on Disneyland Resort attractions and vacations, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY, or contact local travel agents. Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California opened on July 17, 1955. Open every day all year round.

Check out the latest entertainment details and schedules on Disneyland.com or on the Disneyland mobile app. Entertainment, experiences and offers are subject to change, limited availability, or unavailability, restrictions, and changes or cancellations without notice. Both theme park reservations and valid same-day admission to the same park are required for entry to the park. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offers are not guaranteed. Visit Disneyland.com/updates for important information you should know before visiting Disneyland® Resort.

*A Disney Festival of Holidays Sip and Savor Pass expires on January 8, 2023 and is not valid for any other event or time. Passes are non-refundable, subject to restrictions and not valid for theme park entry. Both valid theme park admission and park reservation are required for park entry.

**Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

***Separate fee and tour reservation required. In addition, both valid theme park admission and park reservation are required for park entry. Maximum 10 guests. Cancellation fees and other restrictions may apply. Subject to availability and subject to change or cancellation without notice.

****Message, data and roaming charges may apply. Availability is subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Network coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you are under 18, get your parents permission first.

*****With the purchase of the Disney Genie+ service, Disneyland guests can access many Disney PhotoPass lenses in the Disneyland app upon entering a theme park. Select Disney PhotoPass lenses are only accessible in designated areas of Disneyland Resort. Some Disney PhotoPass Lenses remain accessible in the Disneyland app until 5:59 am on the 45th day after the day the Disney Genie+ service was used; certain states and locations are excluded. Many Disney PhotoPass lenses use technology that recognizes the coordinates of key points on a guest’s face and/or hands and may only be used by guests 18 years of age or older who have consented to the use of that technology. As a result, fewer contact lenses are available to guests who are unable to provide such consent and to guests under the age of 18. Access to Disney PhotoPass Lenses requires an eligible mobile device running the Disneyland app with access to the device’s camera and location. Use of Disney PhotoPass lenses is subject to Terms and Conditions. Subject to restrictions and changes without notice.

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