Disneyland Holiday Events

Disneyland Holiday Events

November 11, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Enjoy the Disneyland Holiday Events as they are always a very special time at the Disneyland Resort with themed entertainment, sparkling decorations, delicious treats and holiday shopping. Each area of Disneyland Resort celebrates the holidays in different ways and htorugh different cultures. Many restaurants throughout the Disney parks, hotels, and Downtown Disney District will offer special holiday menus (Christmas, Navidad! and even Thankgiving) to make you feel as if the big day was already here.

**Note: Each year information is “tweaked” as it becomes available and this page will continuously be updated with specific dates and details as the holiday draws near. Some information may be based on what is “expected” based on the experience of previous years.**

Downtown Disney District Holiday Dining

New Years Eve Disneyland Resorts

Disneyland Park Disney California Adventure

Downtown Disney District

With incredible shopping, dining and entertainment, the Downtown Disney District is a must-visit destination any time of year. At the holidays, guests will see festively trimmed trees, twinkling lights and enchanting shop windows that all help to enhance the experience.

Holiday Decor

Holiday Magic in Downtown Disney District
This year Downtown Disney District’s holiday is filled with brightly decorated trees with red, green, silver and gold that sparkle with snowflakes, ornaments & icicles in with larger-than-life candy canes, presents and Christmas nutcrackers.


Beginning in the month of December the acapella groups Holiday Harmony, The Sugar Plums, The Moonrays, and Jingle 5 perform near the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage, Fridays through Sundays, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 25-Dec. 25, 2022.


Dining menus during the holidays at Downtown Disney District often include special holiday entrées and/or a prix fixe dinner option with all the festive fixins’! View the Downtown Disney District menus to see which restaurants will have these themed meals.


Disneyland Holiday Events - shopping

Great holiday shopping can be done at PANDORA Jewelry, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Sephora, Curl Surf, Sanuk, World of Disney and the Dream Boutique. Pandora Jewelry offers limited edition holiday collection items, and new shops like Rinse Bath & Body Co. or Sugerboo & Co. with all natural skin care products make for great gifts.

Toys for Tots Donation Location

If you are looking to spread holiday cheer, consider donating a toy during the Downtown Disney District Toys for Tots drive. Join in the spirit by donating a new, unwrapped toy  person through Dec. 12, 2022. Donation bins are located in the Downtown Disney District near World of Disney, at Star Wars Trading Post and at the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. The U.S. Marines will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 10-11, 2022, near the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage to accept donations as well.  

Disneyland Holiday Events – Dining

Celebrate Christmas or New Year’s Eve with dinner at a Disneyland Resort Restaurant!

Disneyland Resorts Christmas Restaurant Menus

Disneyland Resorts New Years’ Eve Menus

New Years Eve at Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Holidays are one of the busiest times at Disneyland Resort and crowds can and do swell to their maximum. Guests are encouraged to choose a park to celebrate at, arrive early and remain at the same park throughout the day. Once a park begins to near capacity, it is not uncommon for Disney management to enact crowd-control restrictions that prohibit park entry. Be prepared for long lines to view shows and ride attractions as well as extremely heavy crowds at restaurants and restrooms. Use Disney Genie and/or purchase Disney Genie+ to make the most of your day. If you need a locker get one as soon as you arrive as these go quickly.  Dress in layers, it is typical for Southern California weather to be very cold in the morning, warm to the 70’s in the middle of the day, then dip down again as the sun sets.

Disneyland Holiday Events at Disneyland Resorts Hotels

Disneyland Resort hotels join in the holiday merriment with twinkling lights and ornaments, special entertainment and holiday dining. Find out more about celebrating the holiday season at our Disneyland Resort Hotel Christmas Holiday Events page.

Disneyland Holiday Events at Disneyland Park

Disneyland Holiday Events

Disneyland Holiday Events begin in November, and the season will welcome the return of beloved Disneyland Park holiday traditions such as “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, “it’s a small world” Holiday and “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks. Experience the holiday snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., New Orleans Square and at the “it’s a small world”area.

Disneyland Holiday Events

It’s the Most Magical Time of the Year as the park is transformed with with seasonal attractions, joyful entertainment, jolly décor and themed treats that make every day feel like a holiday. Visit our Holiday Events at Disneyland Park page for all the details on holiday spirit throughout the park!

Disneyland Holiday Events at California Adventure Park

At Disney California Adventure enjoy holiday fun on Route 66 as two Cars Land attractions put the magic in overdrive as they transform for the holiday season. Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters becomes Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree becomes Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.

@themouseforless Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land. #disney #disneycaliforniaadventure #carsland #disneytok ♬ original sound – TheMouseForLess

Returning to Disney California Adventure is the Festival of Holidays which invites guests to celebrate the season like never before at Disney California Adventure. The Festival of Holidays Marketplace Kiosks offer a number of holiday food and beverage items in smaller portions for indulging.