Disneyland Resort Celebrates Holidays with Haunted Mansion Holiday, Christmas Fantasy Parade and More – NBCNEWS

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With summer approaching its end, the holiday season is getting closer. This year, celebrate all things festive at Disneyland Resort in California as they bring back their holiday festivities. The nearly two-month celebration will begin on November 11, 2022 and run through the New Year through January 8, 2023. Visitors can take part in special Disney experiences, including fireworks, parades, specialty food, and other entertainment.

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At the Disneyland California Adventure park, visitors are greeted with a plethora of seasonal decorations throughout the park. There will be a 15-foot-tall Christmas tree on Buena Vista Street, along with car decorations in Cars Land. The cheers continue as seasonal attractions “Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl” and “Master’s Jingle Jamboree” pop up for the holidays. California Adventure Park will also bring back the nighttime spectacular World of Color – Season of Light. Visitors will experience a mix of classic holiday music with featured moments from various animated Disney movies.


The Disney Festival of Holidays offers guests a diverse experience, with culinary delights and live entertainment. Guests will have the chance to learn a little more about Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day along with Christmas/Navidad celebrations. Sip and Savor Passes will be available for guests to sample eight food or beverage options from participating vendors. The festival takes place in the evening with concerts on the Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park. While there, guests can watch a procession of Disney and Pixar characters during “Mickey’s Happy Holidays”. “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” also returns to Paradise Gardens, along with Disney characters roaming the park in themed outfits, and Santa on Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

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At Disneyland Park, two fan-favorite attractions return with their seasonal transformations. The first is “It’s a Small World”, which shows the dolls and toys that celebrate the holidays depending on their different cultures. Jack Skellington and his company bring Halloween and Christmas together, turning the ‘Haunted Mansion’ into ‘Haunted Mansion Holiday’.

Additional entertainment returns to the park if FrozenAnna, Elsa and Olaf celebrate “A Christmas Fantasy” with Mickey, Minnie, Santa and others. The event is a daily parade of toy soldiers, gingerbread cookies and more, with other Disney characters donning their most festive attire. In the evening, visitors can watch the fireworks with “Believe… in Holiday Magic”. The show brings colorful projections and snowfall to Main Street USA. Other characters such as Goofy, Pluto and Chip n’ Dale will be part of nightly family dances at Tomorrowland Terrace.

Like California Adventure, Disneyland Park in general will be a visual feast for guests. The 60-meter-high Christmas tree will greet visitors as they enter the park. The Plaza Point Holiday Shop will be especially festive, while Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle shows off its own display of twinkling lights. Guests looking to add even more to the experience can join the guided Holiday Time at Disneyland Park tour. This also includes reserved viewing for ‘A Christmas Fantasy’.

Finally, all three Disneyland Resort hotels keep the fun out of the parks. Each hotel will have themed trees, special performances of carolers, and visits from Santa Claus. The resort’s culinary team continues its annual tradition of creating a gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

For ticketing and additional information, visit Disneyland website. Check out a sneak peek of the photos and a video of what to expect during the festivities below:

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