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Moms Panel Monday: Christmas in July at Disneyland Resort

Lisa Mendillo

by , Sr. Manager, Digital Integration

As the month comes to an end, we couldn’t forget to mention Christmas in July at the Disneyland Resort! Yes, before we know it, there will be an abundance of merry magic at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, and the Disney Parks Moms Panelists are here to help you plan your holiday getaway!

Celebrations will take place at both parks starting November 8, 2019, through January 6, 2020. From the spectacular “it’s a small world” Holiday to “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, there is “holiday magic everywhere you turn,” according to panelist Kristin.

Disney Festival of Holidays also returns on November 8, and guests will once again be able to enjoy delectable foods at the Festive Foods Marketplace located at Disney California Adventure park. We suggest you come hungry as there are a wide variety of foods, drinks and desserts offered at several locations. Also, make sure you do not miss “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party” where you can join the Three Caballeros, puppets, and musicians in a festive celebration!

While amazing holiday makeovers can be found at each park, one of the most spectacular is the enchanting, sparkling Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle. It’s a definite must-visit for our Disneyland panelists.

Also at Disneyland park, don’t miss “Believe … In Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular. This is a perfect way to end your day and get ready for the holidays. And did we mention a bit of snow will fall to make the evening more magical?

Panel Tip: For something a bit different, Tony recommends checking out the gingerbread display at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. This is a holiday tradition specific only to this hotel, but one not to be missed.

For more great tips on preparing for your holiday visit to the Disneyland Resort, or for general Disney vacation questions, visit for an answer from one of our panelists. 

Panelists receive compensation for their participation on the Disney Parks Moms Panel.