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Festival of Holidays debuts at Disney California Adventure

New for 2016, the Festival of Holidays brings a diverse cultural holiday celebration, including the popular Disney Viva Navidad event, plus new entertainment and food booths. Plus some of your favorite Disney characters, including the newly coronated Princess Elena of Avalor, will be available to… Read More »Festival of Holidays debuts at Disney California Adventure

¡Viva Navidad! Latin Holiday Special Coming to DCA, Nov. 15 – Jan. 6


The winter holidays is a magical time for many reasons and many families have a tradition of spending a few days of holiday magic at the Happiest Place on Earth. Those wish to celebrate the holidays with the warmth and spirit of the Latino cultures and traditions will find plenty to enjoy at Disney ¡Viva Navidad! coming to the Paradise Garden area of Disney California Adventure November 15 – January 6.

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! is a merry celebration filled with Latino holiday traditions. The special activities include crafts and face-painting for children, live Latino music, dance lessons, holiday foods, a “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party” and, of course, appearances by some popular Disney characters.

There’s quite a line up of entertainment, food and dining:

  • Disney characters participating in Disney ¡Viva Navidad! include Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy in their festive costumes along with the Three Caballeros: Donald Duck, Panchito Pistoles from Mexico and Jose Carioca from Brazil.
  • Paradise Garden will be decorated with holly, banners and Latino cultural icons, including traditional “papel picado” hand-cut paper art decorations.
  • The exciting “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party” takes over Paradise Garden several times daily, featuring the Three Caballeros on a festive holiday float, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse transported on colorfully decorated street tricycles, flag-bearers carrying papel picado banners, Mexican folklorico dancers, samba dancers and drummers, plus giant “Mojiganga” puppets, including representations of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.Read More »¡Viva Navidad! Latin Holiday Special Coming to DCA, Nov. 15 – Jan. 6