Disneyland is getting an early start to this year’s holiday celebrations, which will run November 12, 2021 to January 9, 2022.
Guests visiting during those dates can experience a variety of new and returning holiday events, along with Santa and Disney characters decked out in their holiday best.
Guests entering Disneyland Park will be greeted by a magnificent 60-foot-tall Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A., decorated with nearly 1,800 ornaments, while “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday will transform those attractions into seasonal versions for guests to enjoy.
Several times a day, guests can enjoy “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade, then at night, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle sparkles with light in an enchanted wintertime spectacle.
A new holiday store, Plaza Point, is coming to Main Street, U.S.A. This Victorian-era-themed space will be the place to shop for your holidays at home with Disney ornaments, garlands, and other festive decor. Disneyland says store displays will reflect a commitment to diversity and seasonal holidays around the world.
Then at the end of the day, guests can enjoy the “Believe in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular featuring colorful projections on Main Street U.S.A., with a heartwarming finale moment from several beloved characters, dressed in their pajamas, waving goodbye from the balcony of the Disneyland Railroad Train Station in Town Square.
Over at Disney California Adventure Park, Disney Festival of Holidays will allow guests to discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of a diverse season of celebrations, including Christmas/Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day.
The festivities will include live entertainment, themed merchandise, and eight food marketplaces where guests can sip and savor holiday culinary delights.
The celebration continues with “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” as Disney characters host a fun street party featuring Mexican folklórico dancers and Mariachis, Brazilian samba dancers and percussionists, giant mojiganga puppets, and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in their fiesta best.
Mickey Mouse and pals will also celebrate the season with a joyful party and dance along to the magical rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers several times daily.
Cars Land will be decked out with holiday décor beginning with a snow-covered billboard at the land’s entrance and stretching all the way to the hubcap-studded tree decorating the front of the courthouse. Guests will also be able to enjoy the festive Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
And it’s not Christmas without photos with Santa Claus, who will be at his rustic home at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail for guests to meet.
To enjoy the holiday events at the parks, both valid admission and a theme park reservation for same park on the same day are required for park entry.
Downtown Disney District and Hotels of the Disneyland Resort will also feature traditional decor and festive entertainment for guests to enjoy.
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