Hooray for the holidays! As we recently announced, the enchanting holiday season is returning to the Disneyland Resort Nov. 11, 2022 through Jan. 8, 2023, and today we have even more exciting news to share for all things merry and bright, celebrating a variety of cultural festivities with music, food and fun for the whole family! With sparkling twinkles, and a sprinkle of this and a pixie-dusted pinch of that, we can’t wait to welcome you to The Merriest Place on Earth!
At Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure park, take in the sights and sounds of cherished holidays including Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day, starting with a spirited lineup of world-class entertainment! New this year, Tina and The Sounds of Celebration! will bring her powerhouse vocals and dynamic musicians to perform holiday tunes with an uplifting repertoire of salsa, merengue, cumbia and rock Latino! Other fantastic returning acts include the Mariachi Divas, Mostly Kosher, Blue13 Dance Company, Phat Cat Swinger and The Mistletoes, and the Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party returns!
Be sure to catch the character celebration “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” and the magically merry rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers performing throughout the day in Disney California Adventure park.
Delight in the treasured traditions of “World of Color – Season of Light” at Disney California Adventure park and “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade and “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks on select evenings at Disneyland park.
With MagicBand+ coming to Disneyland Resort this fall, you’ll be able to light up your Disneyland Resort holiday experience in an all-new way this year! Wear your MagicBand+ for extra magic and watch it come alive with vibrations and colorful holiday lights during the nighttime spectaculars of “World of Color – Season of Light” and “Believe… in Holiday Magic” fireworks.
Ho-Ho-Hello, Santa! Direct from the North Pole, you may mingle with Mr. Kringle as he visits various locations throughout the Disneyland Resort including Critter Country in Disneyland park, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure park and at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort!
Eat, drink and be merry at the Festive Foods Marketplace in Disney California Adventure park, with a seasonal smorgasbord of multicultural cuisine across nine different kiosks! Visions of Sugar Plums is an all-new added marketplace where you will find delicious sweet and savory bites.
And don’t forget, the Disney Festival of Holidays Sip and Savor Pass is a terrific way to sample your way through a glorious day. The pass provides eight easy tabs you can redeem for select food and non-alcoholic beverages at participating Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks and dining locations.* In the spirit of giving, share your tabs with a friend!
Seasonal sweets and treats are always on the list throughout the Disneyland Resort, and here’s just a few to tempt your tastebuds! Keep a lookout for the complete holiday foodie guide coming next month on the Disney Parks Blog!
Disney California Adventure Park:
- Grizzly Peak Churro Peppermint Churro – Churro coated with crushed candy canes, drizzled with chocolate and vanilla sauce
- Lamplight Lounge Peppermint Donuts – Hot cocoa-dusted donuts with toasted marshmallow crème and peppermint-chocolate dipping sauce
- Festive Foods Marketplace Merry Mashups Esquites Carnitas Mac & Cheese – Esquites-style mac & cheese with carnitas, salsa macha, spiced puffed rice, freeze-dried corn and chopped cilantro
- Smokejumpers Grill Loaded Latkes -Traditional Latkes loaded with smoked brisket, topped with dairy-free horseradish cream and scallions
- Sonoma Terrace Mistletoe Mule – A holiday take on a classic mule cocktail with cranberry juice and agave, garnished with a sprig of rosemary and a Cape cranberry
- Red Rose Taverne Holiday Grey Stuff – Traditional Grey Stuff with a holiday twist
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa:
- GCH Holiday Cart – Poinsettia Cookie
To commemorate Diwali at the Disneyland Hotel, The Coffee House will feature an Indian chai Archisha Tea on the menu Oct. 17, 2022 – Jan. 9, 2023. The Blue13 Dance Company will perform near The Coffee House at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily Oct. 17 – Oct. 24, 2022, before they head to Disney Festival of Holidays in Disney California Adventure park for the season.
Woody and Buzz Lightyear will be lending a hand with this darling holiday popcorn bucket, available for a limited time at select popcorn carts in Disney California Adventure park, while supplies last.
Celebrating the season with their snazzy style, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals will don their holiday finest and newest fashions in Town Square at Disneyland park! These festive new looks reflect this year’s warm, vintage-inspired holiday celebration. In classic red and green, their holiday attire is being designed in wintry textures and patterns such as velvet, chenille, herringbone and plaid, and accented with gold for a touch of sparkle.
Adorable, cozy and comfy, spirit jerseys are always a hit for your holiday ensemble, inspired by Mickey and Minnie’s holiday looks! In shops through both parks and the Downtown Disney District, you will be able to find the latest apparel, toys, ornaments, home décor and collectibles for every person on your list – and a little something for yourself, of course!
Returning this year is Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort Tour, where this specially guided journey of Disneyland park tells stories of Walt Disney and gives unique facts of how Disneyland celebrates the season, followed by guests setting sail on “it’s a small world” Holiday. The 2.5 hour walking tour ends on Main Street, U.S.A., with a reserved viewing area of “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade where guests receive delicious holiday treats and a commemorative pin. For more information, pricing and reservations, visit Disneyland.com.
It’s almost the season of celebrations, a time for togetherness and making holiday memories with your family and friends. We cannot wait to celebrate with you!
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Does anyone know if/when the holiday choir will be performing at Disneyland and if there will be a celebrity reading?
Yes! You can use WDW MagicBand+ at DLR. I paired my WDW MagicBand+ to my Disneyland account after using them at WDW a few months ago. They’re awesome to use to scan yourself in to the parks without having to fiddle with your phone to pull up your tickets.
Love the Divas! Kelly they’re there because they are 2X Grammy Award Winners and there’s no other all female group with that many Grammy’s/nominations! Not to mention they put on an amazing show!
Darlene, I’ve been told that the new MagicBand+ will work on either coast. The older MagicBand models will not work at Disneyland.
Any new floats in the Christmas parade or is it all the same stuff again? Christmas Fantasy turns 25 years old this year right? Started in 1997 in I think?
I’d love to see an updated lineup. Mostly Kosher is great because at least they’re seasonal, but the Mariachi Divas are literally always at DCA. I don’t believe that there’s not a different Mariachi group in Southern California for a change of pace.
Also, Darlene you don’t need Magic Bands for Disneyland.
Does anyone know if my WDW Magic Bands will work at DLR or will I need to buy new ones?
Does anyone know if my WDW MagicBand(s) will work at Disneyland or will I have to buy new one(s) for Disneyland?