2023 Disneyland Holiday Events Announced

Well, it’s hot as all get out, but that just means it’s time to talk about Christmas, right?

The holiday season is returning to the Disneyland Resort beginning on November 10 and it will run through January 7, 2024. Many favorites will be returning including the Disney Festival of Holidays marketplaces, projections and fireworks with Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle and more.

Here’s what you can expect to experience this year:

Disney California Adventure Holiday Activities

At Disney California Adventure, Guests will get to experience the Disney Festival of Holidays. The event draws inspiration from multicultural seasonal celebrations and cherished traditions of Christmas, Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. Guests are able to enjoy food and beverage items at the Disney Festival of Holidays marketplaces. Festivalgoers may choose to purchase a Sip and Savor Pass, which offers eight entitlement tabs that can be redeemed for select food and nonalcoholic beverages from several marketplaces and participating dining locations in Disney California Adventure. Each Sip and Savor Pass is valid for the entirety of Disney Festival of Holidays and can be shared among friends and family.

There will also be musical performances at the Palisades Stage, Sonoma Terrace and for the first time, in the Hollywood Backlot. Also, don’t miss Disney and Pixar characters in “Mickey’s Happy Holidays.”

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! will return to Paradise Gardens Park and this year, you can enjoy an all-new menu at Paradise Garden Grill. Watch the Three Caballeros as they host a joyous street party. It will feature Mexican folklórico dancers and mariachis, Brazilian samba dancers and percussionists, giant mojiganga puppets and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in their holiday best. Additional festivities in this area will include live music and dancing. There will even be visits with Disney characters and special appearances by Mirabel from “Encanto.”

In Cars Land, Guests will be able to enjoy holiday overlays of Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.

In the evening, enjoy “World of Color – Season of Light.” The show brings the spirit of togetherness and love as hundreds of fountains illustrate moments from Disney animated films.

Disneyland Park Holiday Activities

it's a small world holiday

There is something so special about the holidays at Disneyland Park. Guests will be able to see the incredible Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, adorned with icicles and snow-capped turrets. And “snow” is scheduled to fall every night in select areas of Disneyland Park!

Favorite attractions will also once again get special holiday overlays. Guests will be able to enjoy “it’s a small world” Holiday, and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

This year, Guests will be able to see Mickey Mouse and some of his friends wearing all-new outfits with midcentury modern-inspired looks! Plus, the whole family can visit with Santa Claus, who will pose for  photos around Disneyland Resort through December 24.

You definitely won’t want to miss the “A Christmas Fantasy Parade.” In the evenings, you can watch as the “Believe…In Holiday Magic” nighttime spectacular illuminates the night sky. The show features fireworks and sprinklings of snow. And for Guests who want to add even more holiday magic to their trip, the Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort Guided Tour will offer a hosted experience of select seasonal offerings and reserved viewing for “A Christmas Fantasy Parade.”

Holidays Around the Disneyland Resort

In addition to holiday shopping and dining in the Downtown Disney District, you can enjoy live musical performances on select evenings at the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage. Also, over at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disneyland Hotel, you can enjoy live entertainment some nights. You also won’t want to miss the gingerbread house found at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. There are also Christmas trees with uniquely themed ornaments at the Downtown Disney District, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disneyland Hotel.

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