Full Guide to the 2022 Festival of Holidays and More at Disney California Adventure

The Festival of Holidays has returned to Disney California Adventure, and we have a full guide to all that and more for the 2022 holiday season!

You can also check out our full guide to the holidays at Disneyland Park.

Festival of Holidays

DCA Festival of Holidays 2022

Entertainment

Mickey’s Happy Holiday Cavalcade

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Dance along with Mickey Mouse and pals to the magically merry rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers.

Holiday Toy Drummers

DCA Holiday Toy Drummers

Dance along to high-energy music, led by the merry rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers. Look for them at the Paradise Gardens Park Obelisk and Carthay Circle.

Mariachi Divas

Mariachi Divas

The Mariachi Divas, a two-time Grammy Award winning group, put their own festive spin on classic holiday tunes. They typically perform four times a day — 11:00 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 1:10 p.m., and 2:05 p.m. at Pacific Wharf.

Mostly Kosher

DCA Mostly Kosher

Mostly Kosher honors Hanukkah with an eclectic blend of musical styles from klezmer and jazz to Latin and rock. They also perform in Pacific Wharf, typically at 3:15 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:40 p.m.

Blue13 Dance Company

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The spirited Blue13 Dance Company celebrates Diwali with traditional dances during an unforgettable Bollywood party. They perform in Paradise Gardens Park at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. As with all entertainment offerings, the schedule is subject to change. Check the Disneyland app on the day of your visit for up-to-date schedules.

Phat Cat Swinger

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Brace yourself for the explosive energy of the West Coast’s “Little-Big Band” and their swinging holiday music in Paradise Gardens Park. They perform on select evenings during the festival.

The Mistletoes!

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Hear the magic of The Mistletoes! Celebrating Christmas and the spirit of Kwanzaa, this a cappella vocal ensemble reimagines holiday hits with rhythm and soul! They perform on the Pacific Wharf Stage daily at 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

Tina and The Sounds of Celebration!

DCA FoH Tina and the Sounds of Celebration

Tina and The Sounds of Celebration! – Powerhouse vocalist Tina and her dynamic musicians from all over Latin America hype up the crowd with Salsa, Merengue, Caribbean, and Latin Rock. You can find them in Paradise Gardens Park on select evenings through January 8.

Merchandise

Festival Collection

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Celebrate the Festival of Holidays with a Spirit Jersey, tumbler, and more.

Festival Pins

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Three special pins were released for the Festival of Holidays this year.

Purple Mickey-shaped Jingle Bell Glow Cube

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A new purple version of the Mickey-shaped jingle bell glow cube is available at all festive food locations.

Holiday Mickey Jingle Bell Swizzle Stick

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Guests can find the swizzle stick at Sonoma Terrace and Hollywood Lounge.

“Toy Story” Holiday Popcorn Bucket

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This returning popcorn bucket is available at the Buena Vista Street popcorn cart.

Festive Foods Marketplaces

Visions of Sugarplums

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  • Chocolate Bourbon-flavored Tart made with TWIX® Cookie Bar Pieces
  • Cranberry-Chai Pisco Punch
  • Piña-Hibiscus Mezcal Mule

Holiday Duets

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  • Southern Mac ‘n Cheese
  • Pork Belly Adobo
  • Ceylon Splash
  • Huckleberry Sake Sangria

A Twist on Tradition

A twist on tradition
  • Curry Mac ‘n Cheese
  • Lox & Everything Bagel Nachos
  • Guava-Melon Lassi

Winter Sliderland

Winter Sliderland
  • Holiday Ham Slider 
  • Brisket Slider
  • Cherry-Mango Punch
  • Tiramisu Yule Log Cocktail

Grandma’s Recipes

Grandmas recipies
  • Impossible Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
  • Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake
  • Blood Orange-Pom Limeade
  • Hummingbird Cocktail

Making Spirits Bright

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  • Mickey Mouse-shaped Gingerbread Cookie
  • Santa’s Milk & Cookies Hot Cocoa
  • Maple Hazelnut Hot buttered Rum

Merry Mashups

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  • Esquites Carnitas Mac & Cheese
  • Turkey Poutine
  • Spicy Apple Cider Margarita

Brews & Bites

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  • Impossible Chorizo Queso Fundido

Favorite Things

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  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Mrs. Claus’ Hot Cocoa Macaron
  • Churro Toffee Cold Brew Latte
  • Churro Toffee Cold Brew Latte Cocktail

Sonoma Terrace

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  • Colombian Empanadas
  • Mistletoe Mule

Terran Treats

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  • Hot Chocolate Churro

Smokejumpers Grill

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  • Loaded Latkes

Pym Tasting Lab

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  • Snack Molecules

Pacific Wharf Café

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  • Holiday Sandwich
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Peppermint Bark Bread Pudding

Cocina Cucamonga

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  • Capirotada
  • Holiday Ponche (non-alcoholic)
  • Holiday Ponche Cocktail

Treats for Santa

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  • Cookie Decorating Kit
  • Santa’s Milk & Cookies Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Buttered Rum

Pacific Wharf Cappucino Cart

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  • Caramel Toffee Horchata Cold Brew

¡Viva Navidad!

Celebrate the holiday season with Disney characters and Latinoamericano traditions at Paradise Gardens Park.

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party

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The Three Caballeros — Donald Duck, Panchito, and José Carioca — host a holiday party at Paradise Gardens Park complete with mariachi and samba musicians, folklórico dancers, and 12-foot-tall mojiganga puppets designed to look like Santa and Mrs. Claus! You can catch the street party in the afternoons through January 8.

Three Kings Day

DCA Three Kings Day

Commemorate the close of the holiday season with this special celebration that pays homage to the 3 Wise Men’s visit to the nativity — featuring traditional décor and a photo opportunity — January 2 to 8, 2023. You can find the decorations in Paradise Gardens Park.

¡Viva Navidad! Food & Beverage

Paradise Garden Grill

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  • IMPOSSIBLE Albondigas Soup
  • Loaded Yucca Fries
  • Pozole Dip Torta
  • Chicken Tinga Arepa
  • Chicken Tinga Burrito
  • Mango Tres Leches
  • Watermelon Candy Cocktail

¡Viva Navidad! Cart

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  • Gingerbread Cake
  • Bean & Cheese Pupusa
  • Calidad Spiked Sparkling Agua Fresca

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Greeting

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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is in theaters now, and Disney California Adventure is celebrating by welcoming the newest hero to take up the Black Panther mantle at Avengers Campus.

Flavors of Wakanda

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  • Maafe: Ground Peanut Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Black-Eyed Peas, and Spices with Naan
  • Peri-Peri Chicken with Yellow Jollof Rice
  • Butterfly Pea Tea Lemonade
  • Dawa: Vodka, Lemonade, Honey, Ginger Beer with Butterfly Pea Tea

Celebration Garden

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More ‘Merry Magic’ at Disney California Adventure

Entertainment

World of Color — Season of Light

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Like the regular World of Color, Season of Light is a beautiful show that utilizes water screens, lasers, lighting, and more in synchronization with music. The songs featured aren’t all Disney songs, but they play to a “clip show” of Disney movies. In this special overlay to the classic show, over 120 characters from 30 Disney/Pixar films help celebrate the season and what makes the holidays so special. You can also experience it with MagicBand+ lighting effects!

Mater’s Jingle Jamboree

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Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree has been transformed into Mater’s Jingle Jamboree for yet another Christmas in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. Holiday decorations have been added to the attraction’s entrance and the actual ride uses holiday music sung by Tow Mater.

Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl

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Spin into the holidays on Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl — a holiday overlay of Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Cars Land in Disney California Adventure. The ride has been decorated for the holidays and features Luigi’s own rendition of “Joy to the World.”

Food & Beverage

Pym Test Kitchen

Atomic Pretzel: Apple-Bacon Soft Pretzel
  • Atomic Apple-Bacon Pretzel

Smokejumpers Grill

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  • Maple-Bacon Shake
  • Pineapple Limeade
  • Holiday Punch Cocktail

Schmoozies!

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  • Chocolate-Cherry Yule Log Shake
  • Dulce de Leche Mickey Shake

Clarabelle’s Hand-scooped Ice Cream

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  • Chocolate-Peppermint Sundae

Boudin Bread Cart

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  • Christmas Tree Pull-apart Sourdough
  • Snowman-shaped Sourdough
  • Candy Cane-shaped Sourdough

Willie’s Churros

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  • Caramel Apple Churro

Churro Cart Near Goofy’s Sky School

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  • Abuelita Hot Chocolate Churro

Lucky Fortune Cookery

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  • Thai Iced Tea

Grizzly Peak Churro Cart

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  • Peppermint Churro

Award Weiners

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  • Pastrami Reuben Dog
  • Bananas Foster Funnel Cake Fries

Lamplight Lounge – Boardwalk Dining

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  • Braised Beef Poutine

Lamplight Lounge

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  • Braised Winter Beef
  • Peppermint Donuts

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

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  • Four-Meat Pizza
  • Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake

Flo’s V-8 Café

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  • Gingerbread Shake

Cozy Cone Motel

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  • Esquite Corn Fritters
  • Luigi Chicken Pesto Cone
  • Pumpkin Pie Churro
  • Stereo Tangerine Express IPA Michelada
  • Peanut Butter Whiskey Cocktail

Pacific Wharf Cappucino Cart

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  • Holiday Cake
  • Gingerbread Bundt Cake
  • Vanilla Pear Honey Lemonade

Are you ready to celebrate the holidays at Disney California Adventure? Let us know in the comments!

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