GUIDE: 2018 Holiday Specialty Items at Disneyland Park

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It may only be November, but Disney believes it’s never too early to begin your 2018 holiday celebration. Disneyland itself has erupted with a wealth of specialty holiday food and festivities. We’ve got the holiday lowdown on all that’s going on from November 9 through January 6, at Disneyland.

First, for your convenience, an overall look and quick reference guide of the Disneyland Resort Holiday:

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And, now, specifically within Disneyland Park itself:

Disneyland Holiday Menu Items

Special Holiday sweets and churros are dropping like soap flakes throughout the Resort. Find these limited-time delicacies at your favorite outdoor vendors:

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe:

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  • Santa Hat Macaron with mint white filling and rich chocolate ganache
  • Caramel Apple Muffin with streusel
  • Eggnog Latte Cheesecake finished with white chocolate mousse “foam” and a sprinkling of nutmeg
  • Holiday Vanilla Bean Cupcake filled with red and green chocolate candy pieces and topped with green and white swirled white chocolate mousse and round chocolate swirl candy pieces
  • Holiday Brownie topped with white chocolate mousse, sprinkles, chocolate presents, and a Christmas tree Gingerbread Cookie

Carnation Café:

  • Roast Beef TV Dinner: Roast beef topped with roasted shallot and sun-dried cherry demi sauce, mashed potatoes, haricot verts, and carrots, served with chocolate croissant bread pudding and crème anglaise

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor:

  • Peppermint Holiday Sundae with peppermint ice cream, chocolate sauce, and crushed peppermint

Market House:

  • Holiday Strawberry Lizner Cookie
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie
  • Gingerbread Cookie

Plaza Inn:

  • Chocolate Mint Yule Log: Chocolate sponge surrounded by mint chip filling and finished with buttercream, white chocolate curls, and white chocolate crispy pearls
  • Holiday Bundt Cake
  • Coconut Cream Pie: 5” pie shell filled with coconut pastry cream and topped with coconut whipped cream and red and green-colored coconut

Red Rose Taverne:

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  • Snowman Pancake with Applewood-smoked bacon
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie
  • Holiday Pastry Wreath: Pate choux dough filled with cranberry-raspberry compote with orange and white chocolate mousse and finished with green chocolate, silver and gold edible glitter, yellow and blue crispy pearls, a yellow chocolate bow, and a red rose
  • Gingerbread Cookie

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante:

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  • Chile Relleno: Red and green sauce topped with queso fresco and crema and served with rice, ranchero beans, and pickled vegetables
  • Dessert Nachos: Cinnamon crisps topped with apple filling, vanilla sauce, cajeta caramel, and whipped cream
  • Frozen Abuelita Hot Chocolate: Frozen Mexican hot chocolate with chocolate sauce topped with peppermint whipped cream and crushed candy canes
  • Sopapilla Cheesecake: Cheesecake filling layered between croissant dough baked with melted butter and cinnamon sugar and topped with sugar and whipped cream

Galactic Grill:

  • S’mores Parfait: Layers of chocolate pudding, chocolate cake, marshmallow filling, crushed graham cracker, and ganache topped with chocolate chips and a toasted marshmallow

Alien Pizza Planet:

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  • Space Dip Pizza with spinach and artichoke dip, chicken, capicola, and assorted cheeses
  • Green Alien Holiday Macaron
  • S’mores Parfait: Layers of chocolate pudding, chocolate cake, marshmallow filling, crushed graham cracker, and ganache topped with chocolate chips and a toasted marshmallow

Bengal Barbecue:

  • Lamb Kofta: Aromatic lamb with tzatziki sauce, spinach, and pickled onions on grilled pita bread

French Market Restaurant and Mint Julep Bar:

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  • Dessert Trio with a Jack Skellington Chocolate Cupcake, a Mini Coffee Éclair, and a Sugar Pie
  • Wreath Bundt Cake: Cinnamon and candied pecan bundt cake with a crème brûlée center topped with green icing, red chocolate pearls, and red mousse
  • Candy Cane Beignets

Royal Street Veranda:

  • Cinnamon Spiced Fritters with eggnog dipping sauce

Harbour Galley:

  • Traditional-Style Pozole: Slow-roasted tomatillos, hominy, and serrano chiles served with limes, onions, radishes, and shredded cabbage

Blue Bayou:

  • Gingerbread Crème Brûlée with Chantilly cream and a mini gingerbread chocolate man

Café Orléans:

  • Santa’s Lumps of Coal Beignets: Chocolate-hazelnut beignets tossed in peppermint mocha sugar and topped with peppermint ice cream
  • Beef and Grits: Braised beef served over cheesy grits with a cabernet sauce

Refreshment Corner

Think you might like a hot dog slathered in roast beef and cheese? Try one at the Main Street Refreshment Corner. You may just love it!

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The Golden Horseshoe

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  • Churro Sundae: Peppermint ice cream and a cajeta-filled churro garnished with chocolate brownie crumbles, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream

Hungry Bear Restaurant

  • Churro Bites with eggnog gelato and caramel sauce

Disneyland Holiday Attractions

“it’s a small world” Holiday is an absolute must do. You won’t be the only one who thinks so. FASTPASS is highly recommended.

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About the author

Christopher Schmidt

Christopher Schmidt is a former Disneyland Resort bartender and author of The Unofficial Walt Disney World Drinking Companion, The Unofficial Disneyland Drinking Companion, and The Complete Guide to runDisney - Disneyland Edition.
If it involves amusement, attractions, athletics, adventure, and responsible enjoyment of exotic libations, you will find Christopher in the middle of it, eager to tell you all about it.
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