November 10, 2023 – January 7, 2024
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
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 Magic in Downtown Disney District
Disney’s magic beckons! Gather with loved ones for captivating shows, memorable meals, delightful drinks, whimsical shopping, and enchanting encounters.
Delve into the enchantment, with charming decors, harmonious melodies, vibrant floral settings, and so much more. Relish the wonders of the Disneyland Resort—a magical experience, no theme park ticket required!
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 9:30 p.m., through this holiday season
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.
Great holiday shopping can be done at PANDORA Jewelry, Sephora, Curl Surf, Sanuk, World of Disney and more. Pandora Jewelry offers limited edition holiday collection items. Shop what’s hot in cosmetics, fragrances, skincare and for all things beauty at Sephora.
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 in person for the holidays. Donation bins will be located in the Downtown Disney District near World of Disney, at Star Wars Trading Post and at the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Each year the U.S. Marines have been on hand on the 2nd weekend of December, near the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage to accept donations as well.
Disneyland Holiday Events – Dining
Celebrate holiday tastes and drinks with multicultural cuisine from November 10, 2023 to January 7, 2024. Stop by Disney California Adventure Park to discover a world of delectable possibilities throughout the Festive Foods Marketplace. Share in cultural celebrations through food at various locations. Each delish dish is available during Disney Festival of Holidays, so don’t forget your appetite! Get the most holiday cheer out of the Disney Festival of Holidays with the Sip and Savor Pass—available for purchase to all Guests! The pass provides 8 convenient entitlement tabs that you can redeem for select food and nonalcoholic beverages at participating Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks and dining locations. You can share the spirit of the season by splitting a Sip and Savor Pass with a friend and enjoy more opportunities to eat, drink and be merry by redeeming entitlement tabs throughout the Disney Festival of Holidays season.
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 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.
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.