Downtown Disney Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Michele Himmelberg

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Ready to be Irish for the day? The Downtown Disney District is preparing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 with special entertainment, kids activities, food specials and lots of green. Traditional Irish music, along with folk and rock tunes, will set the mood. With this much fun, you just might want to pinch yourself!

Not party-ready when you arrive? Before you get pinched for not wearing green, hurry to one of the many merchandise carts set up throughout Downtown Disney and grab a green feather boa or novelty bowler hat, beads and other colorful accessories for the party.

The festive atmosphere kicks into overdrive when the high energy Irish folk band Shillelagh delivers spirited songs accompanied by accordion, fiddle, and percussion on the District’s main stage at the ESPN Zone.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen along with the ESPN Zone, House of Blues, Catal, Tortilla Jo’s and La Brea Bakery are all offering St. Patrick’s Day drink specials including Irish whiskey, themed martinis, margaritas and, of course, green beer.

Not to be outdone, Uva Bar will feature a special menu throughout the week leading up to March 17 along with drink specials and an assortment of Irish beers. We’ve been told that even the hosts and hostesses will be getting into the act, but we don’t want to give away all their surprises.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Build-A-Bear Workshop in Downtown Disney

Your little leprechauns can be set loose to find the Downtown Pot ‘o’ Gold in a fantastic treasure hunt. If they’re lucky enough to find the hidden clovers throughout Downtown Disney District, they could win prizes and maybe even a gold doubloon or two. Need more great reasons to follow this rainbow? Build-A-Bear Workshop and the LEGO Store will both have special four leaf clover activities and merchandise available while Kaman’s Art Shoppe will offer themed face painting and henna tattoos for adults and children.

More information can be found at Downtown Disney online. Have you spent St. Patrick’s Day or another special holiday at Downtown Disney before? What did you enjoy doing?

See these posts to find even more ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Disney Parks:


  • Downtown Disney will be very magical on St. Patrick’ Day. Everything will be green!

  • Oh Wow! Wish I could be there to see that! It sounds like so much fun!!!!

  • will they have irish food or just alcohol?

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