If you’re planning a visit to Disneyland Resort for the holidays, allow some time to explore Downtown Disney both before and after dark where you can take in the new “Let it Glow” trees along with the usual tasty treats, holiday entertainment, and unique shopping options.
What is “Let it Glow”? It’s a new all-visual experience that features 200 UV glow trees that will leave you all aglow for the season. The all-new visual experience can be found along the promenade with the trees decorated in a distinctive new seasonal look for both day and night.
The solid-colored trees in florescent shades of blue, green, yellow, orange and pink vary in size, with the tallest measuring approximately 15 feet, and the smallest at four feet. Unlike traditional Christmas trees, there’s not a single ornament, as their brightness makes them brilliant. More than 70 glow rings adorn the ficus trees throughout Downtown Disney District, adding to the neon elements at night.
Additionally, more than 10,000 individual plants and 30 topiary will live around the trees to further enhance the planters, complemented by 24 hanging baskets filled with poinsettias, cyclamen, and dusty miller.
Looks and feels a little like an 80’s day-glow flashback Christmas video is being filmed at Downtown Disney. That’s not necessarily a bad thing! The glowing halos do give it an other-worldly feel though.
“Let it Glow” begins Nov. 22, 2019 and will be on display through Jan 5, 2020.
While you explore the new glow of the trees, enjoy the nightly entertainment options at Downtown Disney. The reglar lineup features four a cappella groups – Holiday Harmony, The Sugar Plums, The Moonrays, and Jingle 5 – during the month of December, plus other musicians, magicians and talented artists throughout the holiday season.
I grew up a Disneyland kid, but moved the Florida about 15 years ago. There’s a lot I miss about Disneyland, but it gets particularly hard around the holidays. I would love to know your favorite thing about visiting the Disneyland Resort during the holidays. Let us know in the comments below or via this post on social media.
Photos courtesy Disneyland. Joshua Sudock Photographer.