There are so many exciting things happening for families visiting the Disneyland Resort for the holidays! The celebration kicks off on November 10, 2016, and continues through January 8, 2017. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun, so we’ve rounded up a list of everything you can expect for the holidays this year!
What’s New for 2016
Over at Disney California Adventure, the celebrations take inspiration from cultural traditions from around the world with the new Festival of Holidays, a celebration with music, dance, food and holiday festivities for the whole family. Guests can also look forward to fun and festive entertainment experiences, inspired by traditional celebrations. Princess Elena of Avalor will also make her debut during the Festival Holidays in a musical cavalcade called Princess Elena’s Musical Grand Arrival and she will also have a character greeting location. In addition, a new nighttime spectacular – “World of Color – Season of Light” will debut during the holiday season, combining traditional holiday songs with memorable scenes from Disney animated films.
For fans of the food and wine festival at Disney California Adventure, Guests can enjoy internationally inspired food and beverage at 14 themed festival marketplaces during the Festival of Holidays – we are drooling over some of the food offerings that they will have on hand!
Lastly, the popular Disney ¡Viva Navidad! celebration returns as part of the Festival of Holidays, with holiday foods, crafts, character greetings and lively Latin American bands. You can also bet that The Three Caballeros will be on hand with a street party featuring folklórico and samba dancers and live musicians.
Be sure to stop by the Redwood Creek Trail at Disney California Adventure to meet and greet with Santa, where families can enjoy holiday-themed activities along the trail. Also, when Santa visits Disneyland, Guests can find him at a special meet-and-greet area in Critter Country.
Holidays at Disneyland Park
Over at the Disneyland Park, Guests can welcome back Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks (as last year the holiday fireworks were replaced with Disney’s Diamond Celebration fireworks Disneyland Forever.) Also returning to Disneyland Park for the holidays is the iconic Disneyland Christmas tree with over 1800 ornaments towering over Main Street at a stunning 60-foot. “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, “it’s a small world” Holiday, and Haunted Mansion Holiday are also on hand for the holidays.
Which part of the holiday celebrations are you most looking forward to at the Disneyland Resort?