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Christmas Time At Disneyland – Experience The Magic Of Disneyland Holidays!

The holidays are officially here, which means it’s Christmas time at Disneyland Resort! We were hosted by Disney and love all of the holiday decorations and special attractions. Come experience the magic during Disneyland Holidays with your family!

Christmas Time At Disneyland - Experience The Magic Of Disneyland Holidays!

Can you believe that it’s already the end of the year? Well, if you’re looking for some delightful family fun, holiday style, The Disneyland Resort has everything you need! The whole resort transforms into a holiday themed winter wonderland paradise, and is packed with seasonal attractions, joyful holiday tunes, festive Christmas decorations, character appearances, and more. I love this time of year so much! In addition to the classic rides and attractions, there is so much more to experience during the Disneyland Holidays season in both Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park.

Christmas time at Disneyland Main Street

Holidays at Disneyland are always magical, but this year, there are so many things to experience! The all new Disneyland A Christmas Fantasy parade, the California Adventure World of Color – Season of Light show, Festive Foods Marketplace, and the holiday decor in Cars Land are all added attractions and I am telling you, you can’t miss them! Christmas time at Disneyland truly gets better and better every time I visit, take a look at what we loved below and start planning your visit with your family soon!

Disneyland Holidays Sleeping Beauty Castle during the day time

Christmas Time At Disneyland – Experience The Magic Of Disneyland Holidays!

Holiday Attractions At Disneyland Park

A Christmas Fantasy parade Disneyland Holidays 2017

We loved watching the mid-day Main Street A Christmas Fantasy parade

One of the new attractions this year is the A Christmas Fantasy Parade! Complete with all of your favorite characters, this parade is perfect for the holidays at Disneyland. It is Christmas themed and features holiday decorated floats with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, toy soldiers, Disney Princesses, cheerful snowmen, and even Santa Claus!

Christmas time at Disneyland Resort The lit up Sleeping Beauty Castle at night

Marvel at the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle

At night, the Sleeping Beauty Castle is lit up with a dazzling display of over 50,000 lights and is used as the back drop to the fireworks show (below). It is such a beautiful winter display that is illuminated every night, this is one of the most magical sights during Christmas time at Disneyland!

photo: Disneyland Resort. Disneyland Believe in Holiday Magic fire works show

photo: Disneyland Resort. Disneyland Believe… in Holiday Magic fire works show

The Believe… In Holiday Magic fireworks show is a must see, with a special surprise!

Disneyland Holidays are even more magical with the special Believe… In Holiday Magic fireworks show. It is dazzling like you’ve never seen before, using the infamous Sleeping Beauty Castle as a backdrop. After this spectacular show, Southern Californians are delighted with a special surprise – SNOW! Yes, as you’re watching the fireworks show finale, snow begins to lightly descend on Main Street, wowing guests. It also snows near It’s A Small World and Rivers of America.

Christmas At Disney’s California Adventure Park

Cars Land is decorated for the holidays at Disney's California Adventure Park

photo: Disneyland Resort. Cars Land is decorated for the holidays at Disney’s California Adventure Park

Cars Land is all decorated for the holidays with new attractions! 

If you’re heading down Route 66 to get to Radiator Springs, you will be met with Christmas cheer along the way! Look up, because you’ll see festive tire wreaths and garland, as well as tons of other holiday decor. They have also transformed two holiday themed attractions in Cars Land – Luigi’s Joy To The Whirl, and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree. I think Cars Land is the best in all of Disney’s California Adventure!

VIVA NAVIDAD! AT FESTIVAL OF HOLIDAYS (ANAHEIM, Calif.) – Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure park celebrates holiday festivities of diverse cultures with music, dance and craft-making, plus food at the Festive Foods Marketplace. Guests can look for entertainment such as street parties, special Disney characters and musical ensembles, Nov. 10, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018,. (Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort)

VIVA NAVIDAD! AT FESTIVAL OF HOLIDAYS (ANAHEIM, Calif.) – Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure park celebrates holiday festivities of diverse cultures with music, dance and craft-making, plus food at the Festive Foods Marketplace. (Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort)

Enjoy the Festival of Holidays with holiday themed food, shows, and fun

Embrace the Festival of Holidays, an international event that brings Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali and Three Kings Day to life in California! Enjoy international foods in the Festive Foods Marketplace, where you can try different holiday cuisines from various cultures and traditions. They also have lots of holiday entertainment, including holiday concerts, a fun cavalcade starring Elana of Avalor, a visit with Santa Claus, and Viva Navidad, an authentic holiday celebration complete with street musician, dancers, and the Three Caballeros!

World of Color - Season of Lights at Disneys California Adventure Park 2017

The World of Color – Season of Light show is amazing

One of our favorite things to watch at California Adventure is the World of Color show,. and the new holiday version does not disappoint! Classic Disney scenes and songs are paired with popular holiday themes and music to bring in the holidays at Disneyland Resort. This lighting and water show is a popular attraction, we loved the World of Color – Season of Light show so much. Get there early, you’ll want a good seat for this one!

Family photo in front of the castle at Disneyland Holidays

Christmas time at Disneyland is the best time of year to visit the Disneyland Resort, there is so much to love! There is so much more that I did not cover here, you’ll have to visit Disneyland to learn more and plan your family trip. The magical moments are all worth it, you will experience so many amazing holiday festivities with your family, making memories for years to come. Thank you so much for hosting my family, Disneyland! Christmas time at Disneyland runs through January 7, 2018!

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