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Foodie Guide to Disney Festival of Holidays 2019 at Disney California Adventure Park

Alex Dunlap

by , Food & Beverage Communications Coordinator

The holiday season is upon us at the Disneyland Resort, and I have the first of several holiday-themed Foodie Guides for all of this year’s delicious seasonal snacks! Disney Festival of Holidays returns to Disney California Adventure park on Nov. 8 with music, dance and diverse cultural festivities. You can also enjoy the Festival Foods Marketplaces featuring many delicious destinations and lots of good cheer!

I’ve put together this Foodie Guide with everything you need to know about this year’s marketplaces and additional locations with festival-inspired offerings. If you’re like me, you’ll want to try every single one! You can even grab a Disney Festival of Holidays Tasting Passport at any of the marketplaces to guide you on your yummy holiday journey. As you visit each marketplace, get your passport stamped and when you’ve filled your passport, you’ll get a special completion stamp! How cool is that?

In addition, available for all guests is the Sip and Savor Pass, which gives you the opportunity to taste your way through your choice of eight different dishes or non-alcoholic beverages from participating Festival Foods Marketplace locations. This pass can be purchased at various locations throughout the park, including Festival Merchandise Carts, Seaside Souvenirs, Kingswell Camera Shop, and Rushin’ River Outfitters.

Holiday Duets Marketplace Offerings for Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Holiday Duets Marketplace

  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo – With garlic fried rice
  • Shrimp & Grits – With Andouille sausage
  • Mickey & Minnie Cookies
  • Cranberry Sangria
  • Churro Toffee Cold Brew (Non-Alcoholic)
Chorizo Fundido – Served with House-made Tortilla Chips

 Brews & Bites Marketplace

  • Chorizo Fundido – Served with House-made Tortilla Chips
  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, American Light Lager 
  • Cerveza Rrëy, Kölsch 
  • SLO Brew, Cali-Squeeze, Blood Orange Hefeweizen 
  • Two Pitcher’s Brewing, Nordic Jam, Berry Lager 
  • The Bruery Or Xata, Horchata Blonde 
  • Einstök Beer Company, Arctic Pale Ale 
  • Lost Winds Brewing Company, Reddy or Not, Amber Ale 
  • Alaskan Brewing, Winter, English Olde Ale 
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Celebration, IPA 
  • Saint Archer Brewing Company, Mosaic, Double IPA 
  • Karl Strauss® Brewing Company, 10 Beers for Breakfast, Maple Stout 
  • Festive Progressive Beer Flight – Rrëy Kölsch, Einstök Arctic Pale Ale, Alaskan Winter English Olde Ale, and Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA
  • Flavors of the Season Beer Flight – SLO Brew Cali-Squeeze Hefeweizen, Two Pitcher’s Nordic Jam Lager, The Bruery Or Xata Blonde, and Karl Strauss 10 Beers for Breakfast Stout
Winter Sliderland Marketplace Offerings for Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Winter Sliderland Marketplace

  • Fried Turkey Slider – With cranberry sauce
  • Beef Pot Roast – Served on a potato roll with horseradish cream
  • Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail
  • Warm Peppermint Chocolate Float (Non-Alcoholic)
Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace Offerings for Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace

  • Shepherd’s Upside-down Pie (Plant-Based)
  • Curried Cauliflower & Chicken – With lemon tahini sauce and black garlic drizzle
  • Crimson Pear Cocktail
  • Modelo Negro, Dark Lager
  • Navidad Punch (Non-Alcoholic)
A Twist on Tradition Marketplace Offerings for Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

A Twist on Tradition Marketplace

  • Reimagined Beef Wellington
  • Reuben Potato Tots with Russian Dressing and Rye Toast
  • Vanilla Pear Mule
  • Skyside, Cabernet Sauvignon
Making Spirits Bright Marketplace Offerings for Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Making Spirits Bright Marketplace

  • Caramelized Apple Cake – With Crème Anglaise and Salted Caramel Sauce
  • Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Macaron (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Grgich Hill Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • William Hill Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley
  • Gérard Bertrand Côte Des Roses, Rosé, France
  • Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi
  • Louis Latour, Pinot Noir, Bourgogne
  • Austin Hope, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Apple Mimosa
  • Pomegranate Mimosa
  • Cran-Blackberry Mimosa
  • Chandon, Sparkling Wine
  • White Wine Flight
  • Red Wine Flight
  • Mimosa Flight

Favorite Things Marketplace

  • Glazed Ham Shanks – With Honey Crumble
  • Holiday Stuffing Mac & Cheese
  • Gingerbread Mickey Cookie
  • Warm Bourbon Cider
  • Bell’s Brewery, Lager of the Lakes, Czech-style Pilsner
  • Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Witbier
  • Modern Times Beer, Space Ways, Hazy IPA
  • Legends Brewery, Cookies Galore Beer, Chocolate Cookie Milk Stout
  • Stone Brewing, 2014 Imperial Russian Stout
  • Beer Flight – Bell’s Brewery Lager of the Lakes, Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Modern Times Beer Space Ways, and Legends Brewery Cookies Galore
Merry Mashups Marketplace Offerings for Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Merry Mashups Marketplace

  • Turkey & Stuffing Tamale – With Cranberry Relish
  • Pork al Pastor Naan Taco – With Pineapple Pico de Gallo and Cilantro-Lime Crema
  • Churros Yule Log
  • House-made Horchata
  • Habanero Hibiscus Margarita
  • Non-Alcoholic House-made Horchata
Viva Navidad Offerings from Paradise Garden Grill for Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Viva Navidad at Paradise Garden Grill

  • Burrito – Flour tortilla filled with black beans, Spanish rice, molcajete salsa, crema, and choice of beef, carnitas, or chicken served with tortilla chips and molcajete salsa
  • Plant-Based Chile Relleno – Roasted poblano stuffed with vegetable stew, topped with roasted tomato sauce and tofu sour cream, and served with Spanish rice and black beans
  • Torta al Pastor – Pork al pastor, chorizo beans, cabbage, guacamole, and crema on a soft terela roll, served with tortilla chips and molcajete salsa
  • Street-Style Tacos – Three corn tortillas filled with carne asada, carnitas, and chicken with white onion and fresh cilantro and served with Spanish rice and black beans topped with queso blanco
  • House-Made Pozole – Mild red chile and pork stew with hominy topped with shredded cabbage, chopped onions, radishes, lime, and oregano served with tortilla chips
  • Kid’s Cheese Quesadilla – Whole wheat tortilla with melted cheese served with apple slices
  • Kid’s Street-Style Tacos – Corn tortilla filled with choice of carne asada, carnitas, or chicken served with Spanish rice and black beans topped with queso blanco
Viva Navidad Offerings from Paradise Garden Grill for Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Festival-Inspired Offerings:

  • Buñuelos with Cajeta – Two golden fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon sugar served with a side of cajeta
  • Mojito
  • Red Sangria
  • Dos Equis Lager
  • Dos Equis Ambar

Paradise Gardens Seasonal Cart

  • Holiday Tamale
  • Seasonal Empanada
Pumpkin Soup from Pacific Wharf Café for Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Pacific Wharf Café

  • Apple Fritter Bread Pudding
  • Pumpkin Soup

Pacific Wharf Coffee Cart

  • Blueberry Apple Cider
Tamales Plate from Cocina Cucamonga for Disney Festival of the Holidays 2019 at Disney California Adventure Park

Cocina Cucamonga

  • Horchata Agua Fresca
  • Tamales Plate
Loaded Latkes from Smokejumpers Grill for Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Smokejumpers

  • Loaded Latkes

Sonoma Terrace

  • Merry Cherry Punch

Willy’s Churros on Buena Vista Street

  • Pecan Pie Churro

This special holiday festival runs Nov. 8, 2019 through Jan. 6, 2020. For more information on Disney Festival of Holidays as well as Holidays at Disneyland Resort, check out the Disneyland Resort website.

Comments

  • I so excited to try the vegan items! I wish there was more but looks like some may actually be vegan by accident. Look forward to this! Yaaasss! 🌱🌱🌱

  • Richard.
    They say on the menu if they are gluten free items, but they cannot guarantee it is safe for celiacs due to a shared small space in the kiosks. (I have celiacs and was told this many times)
    I have found the tacos and macaroons have been safe (no reactions)

  • My fiancé has a gluten intolerance, is there any way of knowing if any the food for the festivities can be eaten by people that have gluten allergies?

  • So sad to see the banana leaf tamale served with rice and beans was removed from the Viva Navidad at Paradise Garden Grill menu. It was my holiday staple.

  • It should, Sara. Though, I dunno.

  • Since the Sip and Savor pass is now available to everyone, does the AP discount apply?