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Christmas Trees of the Disneyland Resort

Erin Glover

by , Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

Some people shop, others finish off those leftovers; my day-after-Thanksgiving tradition is to decorate my Christmas tree. So, while I’m untangling strings of lights, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Christmas trees here at the Disneyland Resort.

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We’ve got to start with the big one – Main Street, U.S.A. Towering 60 feet tall and covered with more than 1,800 ornaments, this iconic tree is the focal point of the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort.

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This may be as close to a Christmas tree as you’re going to get in the heart of darkness. You’ll get the point in the end on the Jingle Cruise.

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Over at Disney California Adventure park, Buena Vista Street boasts its own impressive Christmas tree, featuring vintage-style ornaments inspired by the 1920s and ‘30s.

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Even Stanley gets in the holiday spirit with this hubcap-adorned tree in Cars Land.

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And finally, the hotels of the Disneyland Resort each feature their own beautiful holiday decorations, like the enormous tree in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Which Christmas tree at the Disneyland Resort is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

Comments

  • @michael: They switched over to using a faux tree on Main Street a few years ago to accommodate the (awesome) twinkling snow effects. No more support cables helping it stay vertical either.

  • Where is the Disneyland tree from this year?

  • Is the hubcap tree back in Cars Land now, or is it still missing from its spot (after its mysterious disappearance last week)?

    As for my favorite trees — it’s hard to choose. I may change my opinion from year to year! Lol. I am a Christmas tree fanatic/aficionado/enthusiast, and have rarely met a tree that I didn’t like. One of my favorite holiday activities to engage in at DLR is tree-hunting! I scout out the different theme-specific trees — whether they are featured in window displays, on shelves or stationed in the middle of Town Square, I love a good Christmas tree!

    I love most of the hotel trees. I can’t let a holiday season at DLR go by without taking in the beauty of the striking blue-green tree in the Paradise Pier Hotel lobby. The rich color of the lights is warm and calming. I also love the golden glow of the tree in the Grand Californian Hotel lobby. I love the themed trees in the Disneyland Hotel towers. The lovely Tangaroa Terrace tree — another favorite — is covered in flowers and candles.

    In the parks… I love the pink tones, lace, crystal and other old-fashioned details on the tree in Gibson Girl Ice Cream on Main Street. I love the teeny tiny trees that can be found along the Storybook Land Canal. I love the underwater look of the tree in Ariel’s Grotto in DCA. The tinsel mini-tree in Elias & Company is great.

    In Downtown Disney, I am partial to the black “Nightmare Before Christmas” mini-tree that is usually found in World of Disney every year. I also enjoy the “candy trees” on the upper shelves of Marceline’s Confectionery.

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