Disneyland Holidays Returning

Last year I was fortunate enough to experience Disneyland at the holidays for the first time. It really is the most wonderful time of the year to be at the Disney Parks. Yesterday the Disney Parks Blog announced the return of some of the elements from last year that are returning. I thought I’d share some of my favorite aspects of the holidays between Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney. I also cannot wait to see this again with friends this year.

We started our trip (after the requisite trip to In-N-Out of course) with a visit to Trader Sam’s to see the great holiday decorations and drinks.

Trader Sam's
Trader Sam’s

 

Next up we moseyed through Downtown Disney to see the beautiful holiday lights and Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink.

Olaf's Frozen Ice Rink
Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink
Lights at Downtown Disney
Lights at Downtown Disney

 

Disneyland does decorations right. Whether it is during the day or at night, the tradition of Main Street USA, or the rustic beauty of Frontierland or charm of New Orleans Square, it is a gorgeous sight to be seen.

Disneyland Train Station
Disneyland Train Station
Frontierland decorations
Frontierland decorations
Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree
Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree
New Orleans Square at night
New Orleans Square at night
Sleeping Beauty Castle
Sleeping Beauty Castle
A Christmas Fantasy Parade
A Christmas Fantasy Parade
Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle
Sleeping Beauty Winter Castle
Snow and tree on Main Street USA
Snow and tree on Main Street USA

Two of the absolute best parts of the holidays at Disneyland are It’s A Small World Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday. These overlays are amazing and I cannot wait to see them again this year! I had to ride both two times they were so incredibly detailed.

Santa Clock
Santa Clock
It's A Small World Holiday
It’s A Small World Holiday
Mele Kalikimaka
Mele Kalikimaka
Haunted Mansion hearse
Haunted Mansion hearse
Haunted Mansion Holiday
Haunted Mansion Holiday
Oogie Boogie
Oogie Boogie

 

Over in Disney California Adventure, I loved the decorations all around the park, but especially in Buena Vista Street. The bell ringers and tweaks to the regular entertainment offerings are great. Cars Land was also very cool to see with their take on the holidays.

Buena Vista Street Bell Ringers
Buena Vista Street Bell Ringers
Red Car Trolley News Boys
Red Car Trolley News Boys
Seasons Speedings from Cars Land
Season’s Speedings from Cars Land
Snow Car
Snow Car
Tow Mater's
Tow Mater’s

 

The two special holiday offerings at DCA are the Viva Navidad celebration in the Paradise Gardens area of the park, and World of Color – Winter Dreams. I will say, I loved both of these last year. The bands, fun crafts and character meet and greets as well as special food offerings at Viva Navidad were fantastic. I think I also saw Winter Dreams four out of the five nights we were there, however it was before I had seen Frozen. It will be cool (no pun intended) to see it now that I have seen Frozen a few times and will know the characters.

Viva Navidad
Viva Navidad
Mariachi Band
Mariachi Band
Mariachi Mickey and Minnie
Mariachi Mickey and Minnie
World of Color
World of Color
World of Color - Winter Dreams
World of Color – Winter Dreams

 

Have you seen the holidays at Disneyland Resort? What are you most looking forward to seeing if you haven’t? I am only about 60 days away from my trip and I’m stoked I get to see all the decorations again this year.

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