Festive Fun Facts About Holidays at Disneyland Resort

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Holidays at Disneyland

Festive Fun Facts About Holidays at Disneyland Resort

The holidays at Disneyland began yesterday and will run through January 7, 2024! From the sparkling icicles adorning the breathtaking Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle to the many uniquely decorated trees across the resort and thousands of seasonal flowers, no detail is too small in this uniquely Disney holiday celebration. If you are interested in behind-the-scenes things, take a look at these festive fun facts!

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From Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, guests at the Downtown Disney District can bask in a nightly “snowfall” moment that decorates the sky with holiday spirit. Located between Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes.

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Guests entering Disney California Adventure Park will see a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree with vintage-style ornaments, keeping with the theme of Buena Vista Street – which is inspired by Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney arrived in the 1920s.

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The delicious and diverse menu for this year’s Disney Festival of Holidays features more than 60 food and beverage offerings. Highlights include barbacoa tamal de res from Grandma’s Recipes, togarashi karaage chicken slider from Winter Sliderland and toffee cold brew latte from Favorite Things.

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At the entrance of Cars Land in Disney California Adventure, the whimsical “Snowcar” greets guests on the road to Radiator Springs. Plus, the local residents spared no parts in decking the streets and local establishments for the “haul”-idays.

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Mickey Mouse and friends are rockin’ around the 60-foot-tall Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland Park, which is embellished with nearly 1,800 Victorian-inspired ornaments and 100 oversized faux candles.

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Originally debuted in 1995, “A Christmas Fantasy” Paradeis the longest-running holiday parade in Disneyland Resort history. It features seven units comprised of 16 floats, including two stand-alone Christmas trees and a “Humdinger” wind-up toy car. 

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Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle is illuminated each evening with more than 25,000 twinkling LED lights on sparkling “icicles” and shimmering snow-capped turrets.

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The Plaza Point holiday shop on the corner of Main Street, U.S.A., envelops guests in the warmth of the holidays year-round. The shop’s story focuses on proprietress Miss Evelyn Toro, a world traveler who enjoys collecting unique pieces of holiday décor to display in her store. 

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This year, Downtown Disney District features 15 seasonal foods and beverages, such as the maple-bacon glazed beignets from Beignets Expressed, traditional holiday pozole from Tortilla Jo’s and peppermint hot chocolate churro from California Churro.

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An annual highlight at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the gingerbread replica of the hotel in the lobby. Inspired by pastries, this year’s creation is nine feet tall, 12 feet wide and made from 690 pounds of gingerbread, 690 pounds of powdered sugar, 290 pounds of fondant and one pound of “pixie dust.” Plus, it features 25 hidden Mickeys.

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More than 25,000 poinsettia, cyclamen and flowering plants are placed and planted around the resort, adding color, theming and seasonal magic.

Have you ever celebrated the holidays at the Disneyland Resort?

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