After making its impressive debut last year, we were happy to see the 2017 return of Santa’s Holiday Visit to the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail at Disney’s California Adventure park.

Aside from being the official spot to meet the man in the big red suit, you can also partake in Elf Games, decorate cookies, take a scavenger hunt and more! It’s a really wonderful way to experience the holidays in a natural woodsy setting. With all the decorations it’s like a whole new land that arises just for the holidays.

Meet Santa

The Ahwahnee Camp Circle is home once again to the Santa meet and greet.

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The roof over the structure is ready for Santa’s Reindeer.


Cookie Decorating and a few other treats are now available inside the area.

Elf Games

The HOOT and HOLLER log slides have become the Pack the Presents game. Basically, grab a present to take down the slide to drop it into Santa’s sack!


The Jingle Bridge is festooned to make all sorts of noise when you run across!]

Gift Hide and Seek is a scavenger hunt that lets you solve a puzzle once you find each gift.

Chip and Dale

This nutty duo can also be found at Santa’s Holiday Visit.

More to Explore

See it for Yourself!

You can experience the Disney Holidays now through January 8, 2017. At Disney California Adventure you will find the return of the Festival of Holidays, Viva Navidad, and “World of Color – Season of Light.” Plus, at Disneyland you can see a roster of familiar favorites returning once more including ‘A Christmas Fantasy’ Parade, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, ‘it’s a small world’ Holiday, and ‘Believe … in Holiday Magic’ Fireworks Spectacular.