Happy Holidays at DISNEYLAND®
DISNEYLAND® does the holidays in all the style you’d expect, with special attractions and events all through both parks from November 8 through January 6. Not only will you find almost every part of the park festooned for holiday cheer, but the holiday theme is extended through shopping and dining options – as well as some of the most popular family attractions. It’s the most magical time of year to visit!
Throughout the entire holiday season, special seasonal celebrations across the parks feature multicultural entertainment, food, and melodies, from festive dance and live music to a stellar lineup of lovable, holiday-themed performances. One of the many highlights is Mickey’s Happy Holidays, where you can dance with Mickey and his many friends to the cheerful tones of the Holiday Toy Drummers. The Sound celebrates both Christmas and Kwanzaa with touching and soulful holiday songs performed a cappella. The Mariachi Divas put a festive new take on many holiday classics, while Mostly Kosher celebrates Hanukkah with a varied mix of musical styles including klezmer, jazz, Latin, and rock. The energetic Blue13 Dance Company pays tribute to Diwali with a traditional dance number set in a memorable Bollywood party, and Phat Cat Swinger brings brassy, classy, swinging holiday music, while The Suffragettes rock the holidays with chart-topping hits from favorite musical artists.
Disneyland Attractions in Holiday Décor
Some of your favorite Disney attractions get a holiday makeover that transforms them into a magical winter world. The Haunted Mansion remains decorated for Halloween with a Christmas twist, courtesy of Jack Skellington and his Nightmare Before Christmas friends. “It’s a small world” is decked out with thousands of sparkling lights for a breathtaking sight after dark. Inside, Christmas lights and decorations enhance every beloved world, while the children now sing a medley of Christmas carols along with their traditional namesake song. Many love this holiday version even more than the original! And don’t miss the musical shows and colorful projections that run every half hour on the ride’s frontage each night. For younger visitors, Mater's Junkyard Jamboree invites you to whirl along in a little tractor through a collection of car parts as he sings a selection of classic holiday tunes.
You’ll find seasonal transformations all around you as you enjoy DISNEYLAND® during the holiday months. Sleeping Beauty Castle is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with icicles, holiday wreaths, and festive décor. Each evening, the castle shimmers to light as snow falls accompanied by music and thousands of sparkling lights that shine in stages to create a breathtaking show! Santa is on hand at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Grizzly Peak at Disney California Adventure Park, so youngsters and those still young at heart can meet him and take part in plenty of fun holiday happenings. And the nightly Buena Vista Street Holiday Tree Lighting offers a chance to watch the incredible 50-foot tree come alive with colorful lights, fanciful ornaments, and sparkling holiday garlands.
Of course, these are just a few of our favorite holiday celebrations at DISNEYLAND®. New and upgraded events and activities are added all the time, with unique seasonal twists. Planning to visit this season? Choose Portofino Inn & Suites Anaheim, for the perfect accommodation within walking distance of both DISNEYLAND® Park and the Anaheim Convention Center.
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