Did you know that Disneyland goes all out for the holidays? If you’ve never seen the Disneyland Christmas experience, you are missing out. The Disneyland Resort at Christmastime is an unbelievable experience that has become a family tradition for many in the area.
This year the fun began on November 13th and will last until January 6th so make sure you check it out before the celebration ends. Here is what you can expect at this year’s Disneyland holiday celebration.
Christmastime at Disneyland
The first thing to know is that you’ll get to enjoy the 20 year running “A Christmas Fantasy” parade that winds around “It’s a Small World” past “Sleeping Beauty Castle” down to Main Street. You’ll see Disney characters dressed in their holiday attire and dozens of performers. This year will feature Anna and Elsa of Frozen.
Rides & Entertainment
The rides will be amped up for Christmastime too. “The Haunted Mansion” gets a makeover to look like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “It’s a Small World” sing holiday songs like “Jingle Bells” instead. At the “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad” you can enjoy “Jingle Jangle Jamboree” taking place.
Throughout the park you’ll see holiday games and crafts for kids that don’t want to wait in line for rides. You can meet Santa and get your picture taken as well.
One of the best parts of Disneyland’s Christmas celebration is the fireworks show “Believe…in Holiday Magic.” You’ll hear “White Christmas” as white snow falls on Main Street at the end of the show full of colorful explosions in the sky. The snow gets everyone excited in sunny Orange County.
If you head over to Disney California Adventure, the sister park to Disneyland across the promenade, you can enjoy even more holiday fun. Their “Cars Land” exhibit will have carolers and bell ringers, red trolleys, trimmed tires as wreaths, stacked traffic cones to look like Christmas trees and kids can get pictures with snowmen shaped like cars.
Their Paradise Gardens features “Disney Viva Navidad” for a Hispanic heritage celebration and at night you can enjoy a water, music and projected animation spectacular.
Make the holiday trip to Disneyland for holiday fun with your family.