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Just Announced! Holiday Events Arriving Soon at Disney Parks

Disney just announced an abundance of exciting offerings arriving at Disneyland Resort for the Christmas season! Let’s take a look at the festive events coming soon to Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and Downtown Disney from November 11 to January 8!

Disneyland Park is simply stunning during the holidays! Main Street, U.S.A. sparkles with its spectacular 60-foot-tall Christmas tree, while Sleeping Beauty Castle transforms into an enchanting winter palace, complete with glowing icicles and twinkle lights.

Disneyland Christmas

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Disney characters don festive attire, giving the Parks that extra special feel. “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade is a long-standing Disneyland tradition, with musical floats, toy soldiers, and dancing gingerbread cookies marching down Main Street, U.S.A.

The “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks are another popular tradition at Disneyland Park, and include a magical show that features “snowfall” along with holiday projections on the facades of Main Street, U.S.A. The “it’s a small world” attraction is a hot spot during this time of year, with holiday projections of its own and a brilliantly lit-up exterior that will take your breath away in person!

Haunted Mansion Holiday opens during Halloween Time at Disneyland, and continues through the holiday season. The ride transforms into a festive experience not to be missed!

DCA Christmas

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In Disney California Adventure Park, a beautifully designed, 50-foot-tall, vintage-looking Christmas tree adorns Buena Vista Street. Cars Land is another intricately designed location with touches of automotive-inspired embellishments lining the main drag of the upbeat, Route 66 town!

“World of Color – Season of Light” is a moving nighttime spectacular featuring classic holiday songs set to memorable Disney moments. This show has been known to bring a tear to the audience’s eyes, so have some tissues handy!

Disney Festival of Holidays is another well-known event returning this year. The affair includes an array of festival marketplaces with unique menus scattered throughout the Park.

Downtown Disney Christmas

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Let’s not forget the Downtown Disney District, which boasts its own unique selections of holiday entertainment available to Guests outside of a Disney Park. The cheerful area is always decorated beautifully and provides plenty of photo-ops to capture magical winter moments.

These are just some of the many holiday offerings coming soon to Disneyland Resort. There is no time quite like the holidays at the Parks, so if you’ve never experienced Christmas time at Disneyland, now’s your chance to start planning!

About Christy Weinberg

Christy is a West Coast writer with a special place in her heart for Disneyland Resort and Aulani. Growing up near the Parks, she was an Annual Passholder for about twenty years, often frequenting the Resort several times per week. Though she recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, she carries the magic with her by writing about Disney and connecting with the Disney community on social media.