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The Disneyland Resort Hotels and the Holidays

The two Theme Parks at Disneyland are magical during the holiday season, but the magic doesn’t stop there. Disneyland does not have nearly as many Resort hotels as Walt Disney World, which makes it easy to visit them all! Valerie Lee has shared more about the holidays at the Disneyland Resort hotels with Disney Parks Blog:

It’s such an enchanting time of year at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, where the holiday season brings whimsical flourishes, traditional trimmings and dashes of pure Disney magic, just steps from Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and the Downtown Disney District!

Here are some of the very special, sparkling ways guests can enjoy a holiday visit:

  • Holiday Décor: At Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, the lobby shines with a holiday tree adorned with an under-the-sea theme with blue, green and silver decorations and a garland glistening with shells and starfish. The mid-century modern Disneyland Hotel welcomes guests with vintage-inspired art on the lobby wall and pool archway. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa brings its majestic, towering tree with ornaments inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement of early California.
  • Grand Gingerbread House and Holiday Treats: A highlight at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the gingerbread replica of the hotel. Standing 7 feet tall and 12 feet wide, the structure is created from more than 600 pounds of gingerbread, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 250 pounds of fondant and 1 pound of pixie dust ­– plus 25 hidden Mickeys. Nearby, pick up sweet treats such as Mickey Christmas cookies from the lobby’s holiday cart.
  • Santa Claus and Carolers: Santa will visit each Disneyland Resort hotel from Nov. 25 – Dec. 24, 2021, and hotel guests are encouraged to share their wishes with St. Nick. Guests will also be delighted to hear the joyful sounds of handbell carolers at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Nov. 25, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022, and holiday carolers strolling the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Dec. 15 – 25, 2021.
  • Spa La La La La: At the new Tenaya Stone Spa at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, guests of any of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels may treat themselves to a holiday season spa treatment, November 26, 2021 – January 3, 2022. The Candy Cane Lane Foot Treatment uses a refreshing peppermint cocoa foot soak, scrub and a minty massage to soothe and invigorate feet and legs. The Underneath the Tree Signature Massage uses customized massage techniques combined with the scent of fir, California lemon, wild mint and a touch of eucalyptus for pure relaxation.*
  • Give the Gift of a 2022 Getaway: Save up to 25% off select rooms with a magical new offer at a Disneyland Resort Hotel for stays from January 3, 2022 to April 7, 2022, when booked by March 17, 2022.**

We can’t wait to welcome you to the spirit of the season!

*At this time, all spa guests are required to wear approved face coverings during their entire visit, regardless of vaccination status. Visit for other important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort.

**Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights from 1/3/22 through 4/7/22.  Book from 11/18/21 through 3/17/22; travel must be completed by 4/8/22.  Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Family suites.  Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required.  Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.  Excludes applicable fees and taxes.  Limit two (2) rooms per reservation, and occupancy restrictions apply per room.  Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers.  Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.  Separate Theme Park admission and theme park reservation for same date and same park required to enter a Theme Park, and a hotel reservation does not guarantee theme park access. Visit for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland® Resort including updates on wearing face coverings.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.