Holiday Must-Sees at the Disneyland® Resort
December 3, 2021
‘Tis the season of lists! But don’t worry, this one isn’t about who’s naughty or nice. Instead, it covers the fan-favorite holiday attractions and activities you can find around the Disneyland® Resort from November 12 through January 9. If you’re ready to start decking the halls and planning your next vacation, remember to use your Disney® Visa® Credit Card to receive special vacation financing on select Disney vacation packages.1 Now, get in the spirit with these top holiday must-sees, organized by each theme park.
See Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle light up
Each night, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle comes to life with thousands of twinkling lights amid falling snow and music-filled air. It’s an enchanting transformation that makes spirits extra bright.
Experience Haunted Mansion® Holiday inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Get in the spirit (pun intended) at Haunted Mansion® Holiday, inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Take a tour of the decked-out halls of the estate and ogle over the iconic gingerbread house. To celebrate the 20th year of this tradition, the 2021 gingerbread house stitches together favorite elements from the previous 19 houses.
Celebrate at “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade
Some favorite Disney Characters will be joining Santa, his reindeer and dancing toy soldiers in “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade as it glides down Main Street, U.S.A.® It’s a merry musical celebration complete with decked out floats featuring Anna, Elsa and Olaf; Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Chip n’ Dale; Woody and Buzz; and the Disney Princesses.
Disney California Adventure® Park
Take a spin on Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl, presented by Alamo®
Have a fun holiday ride on Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters. The cars get decked out for the season, so you can hop in and cruise to some classic holiday tunes during Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl in Cars Land.
Find the papel picado banners at Paradise Gardens Park
A lovely fiesta can be found in Paradise Gardens at Disney ¡Viva Navidad!—a holiday celebration embracing international culture and traditions. While you’re dancing to the música and celebrating the holidays with some favorite Disney Characters, keep an eye out for special decorations like colorful papel picado banners and piñatas.
Spot Santa at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail® Attraction
Santa has left the North Pole for his annual visit to the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail® Attraction! See if you can spot him and his elves on the playground that’s been transformed for the holidays. When you’re done meeting the big guy, explore the trail to find hidden decorations and toys.
Watch the Buena Vista Street holiday tree lighting
You simply can’t miss the Buena Vista Street holiday tree lighting ceremony. A magnificent 50-foot-tree comes to life with a kaleidoscope of colored lights, hundreds of ornaments and plenty of garland in the plaza outside Elias & Co Store.
Try a Mickey Mouse-shaped treat at the Festival Foods Marketplace
If your favorite part of the holidays is the food, look no further than the Festival Foods Marketplace. Grab your appetite and get a taste of the holidays from around the globe with a seasonal smorgasbord of multicultural cuisine, Mickey Mouse-shaped treats and, of course, classic cookies and hot cocoa.
As you can tell, it’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays at the Disneyland® Resort. While you’re experiencing the most wonderful time of the year at the Happiest Place on Earth, don’t forget to redeem Disney Rewards Dollars toward festive treats or stocking stuffers.2
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