Dates have officially been released for two very popular events at Disney California Adventure in 2023. The Lunar New Year celebration and Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will be back next year. The Lunar New Year celebration will take place from January 20 through February 15, 2023. Then, the Disney California Food & Wine Festival will run from March 3 through April 25, 2023.
Lunar New Year
Disney California Adventure will usher in the Lunar New Year with a tribute to Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures. There will be a multicultural celebration and 2023 will be the Year of the Rabbit. Lunar New Year will also be recognizing the Vietnamese zodiac calendar during the Lunar New Year celebration this time, which marks 2023 as the Year of the Cat.
On-hand to celebrate during Lunar New Year will be Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in their festive attire, plus Mulan and Mushu from the film, “Mulan.” The centerpiece of the celebration will be “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession.” This will be a vibrant performance hosted by Mulan and Mushu, that features dozens of parade performers as they honor family, friendship, and the potential for a fortune-filled new year. In 2023, the procession will be extended throughout all of Disney California Adventure. The parade route will run from Paradise Gardens through Hollywood Land.
There will also be an addition of two new Lunar New Year marketplaces: Bamboo Blessings and Wrapped with Love. They will join the returning marketplaces, including Lucky 8 Lantern, Prosperity Bao & Buns, Red Spice Traders, and Longevity Noodle Co. Also returning will be the popular Sip and Savor pass. With this pass, you’ll be able to enjoy six food & non-alcoholic beverage selections from participating marketplaces and dining locations.
“Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration” also returns, presented prior to “World of Color.” This heartwarming nighttime water show tells the tale of a little lantern’s quest to reunite with family for the annual celebration of good luck and fortune.
More Lunar New Year celebrations will include crafts, Chinese calligraphy demonstrations and the Lucky Wishes Wall, where Guests can share their hopes for the future/year ahead. Plus, additional tasty treats and festival items will be available at Paradise Garden Grill and Lucky Fortune Cookery.
Finally, for those who love to meet characters, beginning January 20, you’ll once again get to see Raya, from “Raya and the Last Dragon.” She’ll be found in the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Moving on, the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will once again feature the best of what California has to offer! This festival includes 12 festival marketplaces that include sweet and savory foods along with creative cocktails, beer, wine and tasty non-alcoholic beverages. The Sip and Savor pass will be available to purchase for this festival, as well!
In addition, Guests will find even more festival-inspired dishes at select restaurants throughout Disney California Adventure. Plus there will also be special items featured in the Downtown Disney District and at the Hotels of Disneyland Resort.
Family-friendly entertainment also returns to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. There will be appearances by the Jammin’ Chefs, Chef Goofy, and the “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party” show. In addition, there will entertainment on the Palisades Stage and the Paradise Gardens bandstand.
Guests of all ages will also enjoy crafts, complimentary weekend culinary demonstrations, and artist events and signings.
Also returning for a limited time will be Soarin’ Over California. This attraction celebrates the beauty of the Golden State.
For those looking to elevate their Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival experience, there will be additional bookable signature events available that will allow Guests the chance to expand their knowledge on wine, beer and spirits. This year’s events will include Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions, Trader Sam’s Mixology Seminars and GCH Craftsman Grill mixology seminars and a Grand Tasting event at the Disneyland Hotel.
More information about Lunar New Year and Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will be shared soon. Follow The Mouse For Less for more information about the latest news.