Hit the Ice This Holiday Season at the Downtown Disney Winter Village at the Disneyland Resort

Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

If you feel that the holidays are incomplete without ice skating – either doing it yourself or comfortably watching others do it – the Downtown Disney District will be the place for you this holiday season.

An entire Downtown Disney Winter Village will spring up around ESPN Zone and AMC Theatres on Thursday, November 14, adding extra cheer to the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. You’ll be able to visit quaint holiday cottages, browse for gifts in the “shopping chalets” and admire a 30-foot Christmas tree, the centerpiece of Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink, inspired by the lovable snowman in the latest Walt Disney Pictures animated feature “Frozen.”

Go ahead and lace up your skates so you can take to the ice on Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink. It’s the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit as you glide along to holiday tunes. Operating hours are 3 – 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 3 – 11:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Other activities in the Downtown Disney District scheduled for various dates and times during the holiday season will include Carolers on December 5 and December 16-25, Anaheim Ballet performing scenes from “The Nutcracker” on December 5 and 19, and Downtown Disney Unwrapped, a presentation of fun gift ideas beginning Friday, November 29 (Black Friday).


  • Will there be a special shopping event for annual passport holders?

  • Will there be a annual passport shopping for black friday?

  • @Suzanne, not everyone is a competitive figure skater. Most southern California locals have never been on the ice.

  • I’m with Suzanne on the helmet issue. If the helmet is optional, my beloved skates and I will be there!

    Suzanne: it’s not a very big rink and there’s a tree in the middle of it. Not sure if that deters you or not but FYI.

  • Are helmet rentals absolutely mandatory? I’ve been a competitive figure skater since I was very young, so I’d rather not be wearing a helmet if I have the option.

  • Are there or will there be Black Friday specials this year? And what time does downtown Disney open for shopping Thanksgiving/Black Friday?

  • Having recently moved from the East Coast, I’m looking forward to some winter skating. Falling sold separately. 🙂

  • How long will the ice skating rink be there? I will be at Disneyland for New Years.

    • Martha – Ice skating will be available to guests November 14 – January 11.

  • Will skate rentals be available?

    • Jana – The ice skating price includes skate and a helmet rental.

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