Experience the Magic of the 2023 Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort!

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Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort

The most magical time of the year is just around the corner, and Disneyland Resort is gearing up to spread the holiday cheer like never before! Get ready to immerse yourself in a winter wonderland as the Holidays Season at Disneyland Resort returns from November 10, 2023, through January 7, 2024. This year promises to be extra special with a lineup of new and returning holiday offerings that will make your visit unforgettable.

Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort

Experience Cultural Celebrations with the Disney Festival of Holidays

Step into Disney California Adventure Park and experience the enchanting Disney Festival of Holidays, a celebration of cultural celebrations and cherished traditions from around the world. Drawing inspiration from Christmas, Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day, this festive event brings together a unique blend of food, live entertainment, and heartwarming experiences.

Prepare your taste buds to embark on a culinary journey through the Disney Festival of Holidays marketplaces. From delectable treats to mouthwatering beverages, the array of offerings will tantalize your senses and leave you craving for more.

Not to be missed are the captivating music and dance performances at the Palisades Stage, Sonoma Terrace, and, for the first time, in the Hollywood Backlot. Don’t forget to join in the festivities as Disney and Pixar characters march to the beat of the Holiday Toy Drummers in the lively “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” parade.

Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort

Celebrate Navidad with Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

The vibrant and spirited Disney ¡Viva Navidad! will return to Paradise Gardens Park for its tenth season. This year, a new menu awaits you at the Paradise Garden Grill, featuring mouthwatering flavors that will transport you to the heart of Mexican and Latin American traditions.

Join the Three Caballeros as they host a joyous street party, filled with Mexican folklórico dancers, mariachis, Brazilian samba dancers, percussionists, and larger-than-life mojiganga puppets. Of course, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be there too, dressed in their holiday best, ready to celebrate with you. Keep your eyes peeled for special appearances for Mirabel from Encanto!

Bask in the Enchanting Decor

Every corner of the Disneyland Resort will be adorned with breathtaking holiday decorations that will transport you to a world of magic and wonder. Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle will be a sight to behold, covered in icicles and snow-capped turrets, while Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will showcase an intricately designed gingerbread house inspired by delectable treats.

And, of course, don’t forget the iconic Christmas trees, each beautifully adorned with uniquely themed ornaments. As night falls, certain areas of Disneyland park will be treated to a touch of Disney magic as “snow” gently falls, making the experience even more enchanting.

Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort

Seasonal Overlays and Festive Entertainment

Some of your favorite attractions will be given a delightful holiday twist to match the joyful spirit of the season. Cruise through the winter wonderland of “it’s a small world” Holiday, where you’ll be serenaded by cheerful holiday tunes. Then venture into the Haunted Mansion, where Jack Skellington from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” will turn the mansion into a frightfully festive experience with a captivating gingerbread house.

Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort

The entertainment lineup for the holiday season is nothing short of spectacular. Catch the heartwarming “A Christmas Fantasy Parade,” featuring characters from beloved Disney films such as “Frozen” and “Toy Story.” As night falls, prepare to be dazzled by the “Believe…In Holiday Magic” nighttime spectacular, a breathtaking fireworks display accompanied by magical snowfall.

Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort

At Disney California Adventure park, “World of Color – Season of Light” will fill Paradise Bay with the spirit of togetherness and love as hundreds of fountains illustrate warm moments from Disney animated films.

A visit to Disneyland park wouldn’t be complete without encountering your beloved Disney characters. Mickey Mouse and his friends will be dressed in all-new outfits, putting a modern spin on the classic red and green holiday attire. And, as always, Santa Claus will be making appearances throughout the resort, ready to pose for jolly photos with you and your loved ones.

More Merriment at Downtown Disney and Disneyland Hotels

The festive celebrations continue beyond the theme parks. At the Downtown Disney District, you can indulge in holiday shopping and dining while enjoying live musical performances on select evenings at the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage.

For those seeking a cozy atmosphere, head over to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disneyland Hotel, where live entertainment will add an extra touch of enchantment to your stay.

Plan Your Unforgettable Holiday Experience at Disneyland Resort

With the Holidays at Disneyland Resort just a few months away, it’s time to start planning your visit! Whether you’re looking forward to savoring diverse cuisines at Disney Festival of Holidays, enjoying seasonal overlays on classic attractions, or being dazzled by festive entertainment, there’s something for everyone to create lasting memories during this magical time of the year.

Mark your calendars for November 10, 2023, through January 7, 2024, and get ready to make this holiday season the most unforgettable one yet at The Merriest Place on Earth – Disneyland Resort!

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