Christmas Festivities at Disneyland and California Adventure

IMG_5763Families feel the joy of the holiday season when they visit Disneyland and California Adventure. Disneyland Resort is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Snow has fallen on Sleeping Beauty’s castle and Main Street is decorated with festive garlands, cheery wreaths and thousands of white and colored lights.  The towering 60-foot Christmas tree has more than 70,000 lights strung along the branches and there are 2,000 custom-made ornaments. 

 Over at Disney California Adventure Park Radiator Springs displays holiday décor that includes a “snowcap.”  Buena Vista Street has decorated street cars, colorful wreaths and Santa’s office with photo opportunities. Be sure to admire the magnificent Christmas tree.

Foodies will enjoy the smells of freshly made peanut brittle and fudge filling the air. Mickey Mouse pretzels, brownies with red and green sprinkles and FROZEN cupcakes.

Be sure to see the following:IMG_5805

Christmas Fantasy Parade – Goofy and Pluto do their best to decorate a life-sized gingerbread house. Woody and Buzz wave from atop giant wooden building blocks. Mickey and Minnie take a romantic twirl on a frozen pond. The Disney Princesses dance and curtsy at the Candlelight Ball. Best of all, Santa rides high in his sleigh filled with presents and good cheer.

It’s A Small World Cruise –  During a musical boat tour sail along a canal for an approximate 15-minute journey to the Polar regions, the British Isles, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Asia, Africa, South American,  the South Pacific and The United States. Almost 300 papier-mâché people are dressed in traditional outfits, as they sing in their native language for the holidays to promote peace and universal harmony

IMG_5784Viva Navidad  is a Latin-themed holiday street party with music and dancing. Join the Three Caballeros and Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Street Party is at 12:25, 1:30, 2:50, 3:5o, 5:30 and 6:20 p.m.

Mad T Party is a hip, high-energy nighttime experience in California Adventure neat Hollywood Land. There is music, games, dancing, drinks and yummy treats. The party starts at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

World of Color – Winter Dreams begins at Paradise Bay at 8:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday it’s at 10:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday there are two shows. One at 9 p.m. and the other at 10:15 p.m.

Disney’s Aladdin – A 45 minute musical that tells the classic story of love with special effects, terrific dance numbers, puppetry, and pageantry all set to music from composers Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice.

See the Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party at the Paradise Pier.

Be sure to get to both parks early and get your FastPass to some of your favorite rides.

To learn more. go to https://disneyland.disney.go.com/

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