It’s the start of September, which means we should start thinking about the Christmas holiday season, right? Well, Disney thinks so! Which is why they shared that the Disneyland Resort will be celebrating the merry and bright season beginning November 12. This year, the season will include entertainment, treats, merchandise, décor, and the transformation of select attractions! Here’s what you can expect:
At Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle will happen once again and Guests will also see a 60-foot Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A. The “A Christmas Fantasy” parade will also take place this year. You may also see Santa making other stops within the parks. In the evening, Guests will be able to catch the “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular and magical snowfall over portions of Main Street, U.S.A. Additionally, there will be seasonal transformations with “it’s a small world” Holiday and the 20th installation of Haunted Mansion Holiday.
Disney California Adventure
At Disney California Adventure, Guests will be able to experience the Festival of Holidays, as they enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas/Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day.
“Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” will return as Disney characters host a fun street party featuring Mexican folklórico dancers and Mariachis, Brazilian samba dancers and percussionists, giant mojiganga puppets and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. At Paradise Gardens, there will be themed food and beverages, live music and dance, and later in the holiday season, Mirabel from the upcoming film Encanto will make her park debut.
At Pacific Wharf, Guests will find holiday-themed menus with special food and drink. In addition, younger guests will discover craft stations and cookie decorating kits.
Over in Cars Land, you’ll see awesome holiday décor. There will be the snow-covered billboard at the entrance and the hubcap-studded tree at the courthouse. Guests will see tons of great holiday touches throughout the land. Plus, Guests will be able to experience Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
Guests will find Santa Claus at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. In addition, Mickey Mouse and pals will celebrate the season with a joyful party and Guests will be able to dance along to the Holiday Toy Drummers several times daily.
Around the Resort
Around the resort, Guests will see traditional holiday décor and carolers at the Downtown Disney District and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Over at the lobby inside Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, there will be a giant gingerbread house once again.
The holiday season will last until January 9, 2022.