Complete Guide to Festival of Holidays and Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Menus at Disney California Adventure Park

Alex Dunlap

by , Food & Beverage Communications Coordinator

Festival of Holidays returns to Disney California Adventure park this year with a wonderful and diverse array of food and beverage offerings! Through Jan. 7, you’ll be able to feast on these delicious items at the Festive Foods Marketplace and Disney ¡Viva Navidad!. This year, 12 different marketplaces are scattered throughout the area with dishes spanning various cultures and holidays. Here’s your list of everything available this year!

Chicken Liver Paté at Disney Festival of Holidays

Chips, Breads & Holiday Spreads

  • Chicken Liver Paté with cherry jam and pistachios
  • Cranberry-Pear Tart with rosemary-infused cream
  • White Chocolate-Dipped Lingonberry Speculoos Cookie
  • Chorizo Queso Fundido with house-made tortilla chips

Mimosa Flight at Disney Festival of Holidays

Making Spirits Bright

  • White Cranberry, Pear and Blood Orange Mimosa Flight (Also sold individually)
  • White Wine Flight with Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand; Fess Parker Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County; and Bertenura Moscato, Italy (Kosher) (Also sold individually)
  • Red Wine Flight with Castle Rock Pinot Noir, Reserve, Russian River Valley; Joel Gott Zinfandel, California; and Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County (Also sold individually)
  • Chandon Sparkling Wine, Brut, California
  • Red & White Rotational Wine Selection
Sticky Toffee Pudding at Disney Festival of Holidays Seared Salmon at Disney Festival of Holidays

Joy to the Sauce

  • Seared Salmon Filet with lemon-caper sauce
  • Beef Short Rib with mashed potatoes and gravy and topped with cranberry sauce
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding with brandied vanilla sauce
  • Conundrum White Wine Blend, California
  • Rodney Strong Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Holiday Eggnog Cocktail with whipped cream and nutmeg
  • Apple Lemonade with whipped cream and caramel

Spiced Peanut Brittle at Disney Festival of Holidays

Spicy Celebrations

  • Nashville Fried Hot Turkey with dill pickles
  • Beef Corn Tamale a la Plancha with spicy rojo sauce
  • Spicy Peanut Brittle
  • Pomegranate Margarita with a chipotle-smoked sea salt half-rim
  • Winter Michelada with Modela Negra and a brown sugar rim
  • Modela Negra Lager, Mexico

Soft Bavarian Pretzel with Mustard at Disney Festival of Holidays

Brews & Bites

  • Sliced Calabrese Salami with crackers
  • Warm Bavarian Pretzel with whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • Beer Flight: For a Snowy Day with Victory Prima Pilsner, New Belgium Accumulation White IPA, Aftershock Oatmeal Rasin Cookie Ale and Great Divide Hibernation Ale (Also sold individually)
  • Beer Flight: For a Sunny Day with TAPS The American Cream Ale, Brewery Ommegang Witte, Backstreet Raspberry Sour and Refuge West Coast Red Ale (Also sold individually)
  • Stone Brewing IPA
  • Unsung Naturia Double IPA
  • Karl Strauss Holiday Porter
Cookie Butter and Jelly Cheesecake at Disney Festival of Holidays Mickey and Minnie Cookies at Disney Festival of Holidays

Holiday Duets

  • Macaroni and Cheese with cornbread crumbles
  • Warm Polenta with chilled crab salad
  • Cookie Butter and Jelly Cheesecake
  • Holiday Mickey and Minnie Cookies
  • Pomegranate Mule garnished with pomegranate seeds and rosemary sprig
  • Fever Tree Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic)
  • Warm Chocolate Float with whipped cream and brownie crumbles
Chana Masala at Disney Festival of Holidays Iced Green Mint Tea at Disney Festival of Holidays

Classic Crocks and Casseroles

  • Chana Masala with grilled garlic naan
  • Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole with crispy onions
  • Milk Chocolate Candy Cane Pot de Crème Cup
  • Ice Green Mint Tea with mint sprig

Braised Lamb Cheeks with Mediterranean Cauliflower at Disney Festival of Holidays

Blissfully Braised

  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo with garlic fried rice
  • Braised Lamb Cheeks with Mediterranean cauliflower
  • Fruit and Nut Rugelach
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Hoppy Poppy IPA
  • ACE Premium Craft Hard Apple Cider
Chocolate Yule Log at Disney Festival of Holidays Pumpkin-Spiced Float Cocktail at Disney Festival of Holidays

A Twist on Tradition

  • Reuben Potato Smash with Russian dressing and rye toast crumble
  • Butternut Squash and Almond Pakora Fritters
  • Chocolate Yule Log with candied chestnuts and clementine compote
  • Horchata Fudge
  • Pumpkin Spice Float Cocktail with cream liqueur, vanilla ice cream and pumpkin seed brittle
  • Frosty Frosé – Frozen Rosé with blue curacao and white cranberry juice with mint sprig

Holiday Ham Slider with Pineapple at Disney Festival of Holidays

Winter Sliderland

  • Holiday Ham Slider with pineapple relish
  • Roast Turkey Slider with cranberry sauce
  • Egg Nog Macaron
  • Hot Buttered Rum with a cinnamon stick
  • La Crema Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Festive Beer Flight with Bottle Logic Brewing (714), Blonde Ale; Oaskar Blues Brewery Pinner, IPA; Barley Forge Brewing Co. The Patsy, Coconut Rye Stout; and Modern Times Fruitlands, Passionfruit and Guava Gose (Also sold individually)
  • White Hot Chocolate with house-made cinnamon marshmallow
Sweet Potato Pie at Disney Festival of Holidays Warm Bourbon Cider with Bourbon-Infused Marshmallow at Disney Festival of Holidays

Grandma’s Recipes

  • Grilled Chicken Sausage with red beans and rice
  • Beef Brisket with brown sugar-glazed carrots
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Molasses Gingerbread Cookie
  • Merry Cherry-Pineapple Punch with assorted jellies
  • Warm Bourbon Cider with bourbon-infused marshmallow

Pineapple Kesari with Golden Raisin at Disney Festival of Holidays

Festive Holiday Extras

  • Brussels Sprouts with goat cheese, cranberries and bacon
  • Baked Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
  • Pineapple Kesari with golden raisins
  • Holiday Sherbet Punch with flavors of pineapple, lime and orange
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company Piper Down, Scottish Ale, San Diego

Sherbet Holiday Punch at Disney Festival of Holidays

Treats for Santa

  • Mickey Snowman Cookie Decorating Kit
  • Warm Bourbon Cider
  • White Hot Chocolate
Tacos at ¡Viva Navidad! At Disney Festival of Holidays Bunuelos at ¡Viva Navidad! At Disney Festival of Holidays

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! at Paradise Garden Grill

  • Street Tacos – Trio of corn tortilla tacos filled with carnitas, carne asada and chicken, topped with white onion and fresh cilantro, served with lime-cilantro rice and black beans
  • Chicken Mole Plate – Chicken slowly cooked in Mole Sauce, garnished with cotija cheese, served with lime-cilantro rice and tortillas
  • Burrito – Flour tortilla filled with black beans, lime-cilantro rice and choice of carne asada, carnitas, or chicken with salsa and Mexican crema
  • Torta al Pastor – Soft telera roll, chorizo beans, al pastor, cabbage, guacamole and Mexican crema
  • House-Made Pozole – Mild chile and pork stew with hominy and oregano, topped with sliced radishes
  • Buñuelos – Two golden fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon sugar, served with a side of cajeta
  • Kid’s Cheese Quesadilla
  • Kid’s Street-Style Taco – Corn tortilla taco filled with choice of carne asada, chicken or carnitas, topped with white onion and fresh cilantro, served with lime-cilantro rice and black beans topped with queso blanco, served with choice of small lowfat milk or small Dasani® Water
  • Dos Equis Lager
  • Dos Equis Ambar
  • Red Sangria
  • Corona
  • Negra Modelo

Torta at ¡Viva Navidad! At Disney Festival of Holidays

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! at Paradise Pier – Outdoor Vending

  • Elote – Street-style corn with mayonnaise, parmesan cheese and tajin
  • Horchata – Sweet rice beverage with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon
  • Jamaica – Traditional slightly sweetened hibiscus tea
  • Chicharrón – Puffed wheat wagon wheel, tapatio and lime wedges
  • Strawberry Paleta – Fresa (strawberry) fruit bar


  • The Sip and Savor lanyards are by the Italian restaurant (I think it is called Sonoma Plaza). The area has seating for AP, photo opportunity, and some food items (I got the veggie item), and drinks. These are not eligible for lanyard use.

    There are very few vegetarian options at the kiosk s this time besides dessert. There are definitely more cocktails and beer this year.

  • If I buy an alcoholic beverage from a booth, do I still get a button? Or are the buttons solely for tickets/food so if you want all 11 buttons, you have to buy two passes?

  • Where do you buy the sip and taste card?

  • I thoroughly enjoy Food and Wine, but OMG….I’m going to the Park on Sunday, and just took at look at all that’s offered. I’m going to have to purchase a second lanyard. There are definitely 13 items I want to try, not to mention the two alcoholic choices I want to sample (The Mimosa pairing looks good).
    I think you folks have outdone yourself this time.

  • The sip and savor tab says “Valid for one (1) Marketplace item, excluding alcoholic beverages,” so you can use one on a non-alcoholic beverage but the sip and savor pass is only a good value if you are getting items $7 to $7.75 which are the food items.

  • You have outdone yourself this year! I had the tamale (spicy and great) and the braised pork belly and it was sublime!

  • Where do you buy the sip and taste card?
    What are the hours for this festival?

  • Yes there is a sip and taste card for annual cardholders. $45 for food. Does not include beverages. There is a also a private area with table and free photo op. You get 8 stamps to try out of the 12 different booths available.

  • @Liz, how much was the card? I may need two, my son eats way too much for me to share!! Lol

  • @George – yes, they sip and taste card this year.

    I was only able to try a few of the items on Friday. I will be indulging a little more on Saturday, then the day after Thanksgiving and a few Saturdays in December. What I did try was delicious!!

  • Will there be an annual passholder card like there was for the Food & Wine festival?

  • What about Disneyland Seasonal Food??

  • Are any of these items vegan?

  • Will you be selling champurrado?!?

  • We’re spending 3 days there and can’t wait! You people outdo yourself every year. Sounds delicious.

  • Please, have it all delivered to my home pronto!


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