Full Guide to the Holiday Season at Disneyland Park

Katie Francis

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Full Guide to the Holiday Season at Disneyland Park

Full Guide to the Holiday Season at Disneyland Park

The happiest time of the year has come to the happiest place on Earth! The holiday season at Disneyland Park has begun, and we’ve compiled a full guide to everything holly, jolly, and more.

You can also check out our full guide to the Festival of Holidays, ¡Viva Navidad!, and much more at Disney California Adventure!

Full Guide to the Holiday Season at Disneyland Park

Decorations for the Holiday Season at Disneyland

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Sleeping Beauty Castle is covered in snow and glimmering icicles, while the rest of the park is adorned with themed decór. There are classic wreaths and garlands on Main Street, U.S.A., rustic bandana-patterned ribbons in Frontierland, and more.


Believe… in Holiday Magic Fireworks

Believe in Holiday Magic Fireworks

 “Believe… in Holiday Magic” is a nighttime fireworks show at Disneyland for the holiday season. The show, which runs through January 8, 2023, is a pyrotechnical spectacle. The sky overhead Sleeping Beauty Castle lights up with a colorful display of fireworks.

Magical Snowfall

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Guests can catch the “Magical Snowfall” at Sleeping Beauty Castle and on Main Street, U.S.A. nightly at Disneyland Park. The show incorporates wintry projections and “snoap” (the “snow” actually made of soap used at Disney Parks that don’t get real snow). 

A Christmas Fantasy Parade

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A Christmas Fantasy Parade has returned for twice-daily performances. The parade will be performed daily at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., except for Christmas week, when performances will be at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Wintertime Enchantment

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In this nightly show, the icicle lights and decorations on Sleeping Beauty Castle are illuminated while holiday music plays. Guests wearing a MagicBand+ will see their band interact with the show by glowing different colors at opportune moments.

Ride Overlays

Haunted Mansion Holiday

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This version of the classic attraction is inspired by “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

“it’s a small world” Holiday

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“it’s a small world” Holiday has returned for the season, and this year, two dolls with wheelchairs were also added to the ride as part of Disney’s ongoing diversity initiative.

Food & Beverage

We tried every new food and beverage that was introduced this year for the holidays. You can see our whole video review right here:

And keep scrolling for all the food and beverage reviews broken down by land.

Main Street, U.S.A.

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New Orleans Square

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Critter Country

Bride Churro Churros Near Haunted Mansion Disneyland Resort

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Souvenir Items

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Disneyland Resort, Mickey & Minnie

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We have every single item themed to the resort itself, as well as Mickey & Minnie compiled into one handy post — everything from Spirit Jerseys to Crocs and ears!

Star Wars

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For Earth holidays, check out the full Star Wars collection. If you prefer to celebrate Life Day, there’s plenty of merchandise for that, too.


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Deck the halls with your favorite Pixar Pals. The collection includes home decor, toys, a Spirit Jersey, and more. Plus, we found Crocs and a wreath along with other items.

Frohe Weihnachten

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This year, a Frohe Weihnachten collection from the Germany pavilion at EPCOT also arrived for the holiday season at Disneyland.


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The Festival of Lights has come to the Disneyland Resort with a new set of merchandise specifically for Hanukkah.

Stay tuned for a full guide to the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure!

What’s your favorite part of the holiday season at Disneyland park? Let us know in the comments.

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