The holidays are here, according to the Disney theme parks, as they are all beginning to be all decked out with festive cheer. Disney California Adventure is no different! And to celebrate the holiday season, during this year’s Disney Festival of Holidays, there will be a lot of merriment in the form of special live entertainment offerings.
New for this year will be the character celebration called “Mickey’s Happy Holidays.” This will take place twice daily at the Paradise Gardens Park Obelisk and Carthay Circle. “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” will be a celebration featuring favorite Disney and Pixar characters who will enter the park to a mix of high-energy music. Guests will be invited to dance along with Mickey Mouse and pals to the merry rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers.
Also new this year will be the Holiday Sunset Concerts on the Palisades Stage feature The Suffragettes. This cover band rocks the holidays on select nights, with chart-topping hits from some of your favorite musical artists. On other nights, the explosive energy of Phat Cat Swinger, the West Coast’s “Little-Big Band,” will showcase their swinging selection of holiday music, presented with a fresh new twist.
This new entertainment will join the other great cultural holiday excitement during the Disney Festival of Holidays. Blue13 Dance Company will present a tribute to Diwali through traditional Indian folk dances and Bollywood. Mostly Kosher brings the spirit of Hanukkah in a concert that combines Klezmer, Jazz and Rock & Roll. A cappella performances by The Sound will celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa, and the Mariachi Divas will perform too. Disney Festival of Holidays also includes Disney ¡Viva Navidad! with The Three Caballeros and Santa’s Holiday Visit at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
Disney Festival of Holidays starts November 8 and it will continue through January 6, 2020.