There’s a special magic at Disneyland each year, the spirit of the season can make all dreams come true and now through January 6, 2020 you can experience the Disney Holidays at the Disneyland Resort.
Every corner of the merriest place on earth comes to life each day with the smell of gingerbread and peppermint, twinkling lights, and nightly snowfall. So let’s dive in and take a look at everything the 2019 Disney Holidays after to offer!
Disney Holidays at Disneyland
Believe… in Holiday Magic
The tried and true spectacle in the sky brings familiar Disney and Christmas tunes together with a perfectly wintry snowy finale. Enjoy the show from Main Street, Small World Mall, or the RIvers of America.
A Christmas Fantasy Parade
A perennial favorite for several decades, Disneyland’s A Christmas Fantasy Parade is back once again this year for the 2019 Disney Holidays. With its iconic theme song that will leave you humming all day long, the charming spectacle is a journey through the Christmas season with visits by several favorite Disney friends and a grand finale visit by none other than Santa Claus himself!
MORE INFO: WATCH: ‘A Christmas Fantasy Parade’ charms and delights at Disneyland for 2019 #DisneyHolidays
“it’s a small world” Holiday
Back for a 23rd season,“it’s a small world” Holiday made its triumphant return to Disneyland this weekend bringing its trademark blend of yuletide cheer. The children of the world don seasonal costumes and sing the cheery “It’s a Small World (After All)” theme along with the “Jingle Bells” carol in many different languages.
MORE INFO: WATCH: ‘it’s a small world’ Holiday remains the merriest cruise on Earth for the 2019 #DisneyHolidays
Haunted Mansion Holiday
Every year, fans delight at the sights (and smells) that come from the Haunted Mansion Holiday which sports a brand new — actually edible — gingerbread house in the attraction’s iconic ballroom scene and this year’s confection pays homage to the 50th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion.
MORE INFO: FIRST LOOK: Haunted Mansion Holiday 2019 Gingerbread House celebrates #HauntedMansion50
Disney Holiday Dance Party
Tomorrowland Terrace comes to life with a special jingle in the air as a live DJ spins tunes sand amps up the holiday cheer with the help of Disney friends. You never know who you will see here, Goofy, Pluto, the Aristocats, and more!
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Disney Holidays at Disney California Adventure
NEW: Mickey’s Happy Holidays
Disney California Adventure is rocking to a whole new beat for the 2019 Disney Holiday season with the brand new Mickey’s Happy Holidays character celebration. Mickey and Minnie are joined by several of their friends including Pluto, Chip n’ Dale, Clarabelle Cow and Goofy plus Pixar friends including characters from THE INCREDIBLES, INSIDE OUT, and TOY STORY. They dance to new theme song that’s accompanied by the musical stylings of the Holiday Toy Drummers.
MORE INFO: WATCH: Brand-new MICKEY’S HAPPY HOLIDAYS brings peppy musical offering to 2019 #DisneyHolidays
World of Color – Season of Light
The world is a carousel of color and for the Disney Holidays, the celebration glows brighter at Disney California Adventure thanks to the return of the fan-favorite World of Color – Season of Light.
MORE INFO: WATCH: Charming ‘World of Color – Season of Light’ makes splashy return for 2019 #DisneyHolidays
Festival of Holidays
A cherished tradition in its own rite, Disney’s Festival of Holidays has come once again to Disney California Adventure bringing new and familiar sights, sounds, smells, and flavors to celebrate the holidays. From Christmas to Hanukkah and beyond the festival celebrates the season’s bounties. Here’s a full look at what you can expect if you visit Disney California Adventure during the 2019 Disney Holidays season.
MORE INFO: PICTORIAL: ‘Festival of Holidays’ at Disney California Adventure adds new magic, returning favorites for 2019 #DisneyHolidays
Festival of Holidays Festival Marketplace
The Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure have returned once again bringing a reliable lineup of goodies to enjoy. Perhaps the most high-profile part of the celebration each year are the Festival Marketplace kiosks with noshable nibbles, sips, and tastes from around the world.
MORE INFO: FIRST TASTE: 2019 Disney Festival of Holidays debut with new and returning favorites
¡Viva Navidad! Street Party
The magical musical ¡Viva Navidad! returned once again as a crown jewel of the Festival of Holidays entertainment offerings at Disney California Adventure for the 2019 Disney Holidays.
MORE INFO: WATCH: ¡Viva Navidad! is still a must-see celebration for the 2019 #DisneyHolidays
Santa’s Holiday Visit
Santa’s Holiday Visit is back once again this year at Disney California Adventure giving you the chance to mingle with Mr. Kringle himself plus partake in a slew of elf games and a few other treats.
MORE INFO: PICTORIAL: ‘Santa’s Holiday Visit’ at Disney California Adventure is a merry old time for the 2019 #DisneyHolidays
Season’s Speedings in Cars Land
Mater’s Jingle Jamboree and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl attraction layovers return again this year.
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Holidays Around the Resort
Also during the holiday season, the Downtown Disney District will be full of festive shopping, dining and entertainment and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort also join in the yuletide celebration with twinkling lights and ornaments, holiday displays, special entertainment and holiday-inspired eats and treats.
Hungry For More?
Following up on their recipe for success last year, Disney will be launching THREE Christmas specials this year dotted with musical performances and special surprises. Plus, viewers will be treated to exclusive looks at upcoming Disney Parks attractions, including Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opening soon at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.
MORE INFO: Disney Parks re-up for 4½ hours of Disney Holiday specials
See it for Yourself
The Disney Holidays at the Disneyland Resort take place now through January 6, 2020.