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Disneyland Christmas 2022 Complete Guide

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Disneyland Christmas 2022 Complete Guide

Just like Christmas at Walt Disney World, there are all kinds of Christmas and other seasonal events at Disneyland.

So, what can you expect this year at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure? Go no further, because here is your Disneyland Christmas 2022 complete guide.

Each park’s festivities are very different from one another, which makes the holidays all the more special. There’s more to see, do, and enjoy!

Downtown Disney District and each of the official Disneyland Resort hotels also have holiday offerings, including decor, trees, treats, and, of course, a gingerbread house display.

Better yet, the majority of holiday offerings are available to every single guest that has valid theme park admission and a park reservation. That’s right, no need to pay extra.

Now, let’s take a look at all of the ways you can celebrate the 2022 Christmas season at Disneyland.

  • Unless otherwise noted, all of Disneyland’s holiday events begin on November 11, 2022 and run through January 8, 2023.

Disneyland Park

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From a parade, to fireworks, to two classic attractions with special overlays, to decor throughout the park and each land, Disneyland Park has a variety of holiday celebrations.

Special Costumes

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You’ll be able to catch Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy sporting their holiday best in Town Square at different times throughout the day.

  • Ask a Cast Member wearing a red and white shirt with the button reading, “Ask me about characters” for meet and greet times.

Times are not listed in the Disneyland app.

A Christmas Fantasy Parade

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This holiday parade features a range of Disney characters, like Mickey, Minnie, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Anna, Elsa and Olaf, Woody and Buzz, and the Disney Princesses. Of course, Santa Claus is also included as part of the big finale.

  • You’ll want to check the Disneyland app for that day’s schedule, but the current parade times are listed as 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Keep in mind that the parade route can vary.

  • If there’s only one parade a day, it usually begins on Main Street, U.S.A. and will end by “it’s a small world.”
  • If there are two parades a day, the first parade typically begins at “it’s a small world” and ends on Main Street, with the second starting on Main Street and ending at “it’s a small world.”

Believe…In Holiday Magic Fireworks

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These fireworks are held nightly and last around 15 minutes over Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle. You can also see them from “it’s a small world” Holiday and on Rivers of America.

There are fireworks, special music, more than 80,000 twinkling lights illuminating the castle, and even some snow on Main Street.

  • Typically, fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., but you’ll want to check the Disneyland app to make sure.

Tip: Plan to see the fireworks every night of your trip, because Disneyland fireworks are known to be cancelled much more often due to weather (specifically wind) compared to fireworks at Disney World.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

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For both the Halloween and holiday seasons, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas takes over the Haunted Mansion both on the exterior and interior.

Per usual, there’s a massive gingerbread house you’ll see during the ballroom scene that is grand and miraculous.

“it’s a small world” Holiday

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During the holiday season, “it’s a small world” is transformed with holiday decorations both inside and outside.

When riding the classic attraction, you’ll also be able to hear traditional holiday tunes play, in addition to the “It’s A Small World (After All)”.

And at night, the façade is illuminated with lights and a holiday nighttime projection show that occurs every 30 minutes.

  • You’ll want to check the Disneyland app for the most up-to-date schedule, but “it’s a small world” Holiday Lighting is currently listed as beginning at 5 p.m. each evening.

This year, “it’s a small world” Holiday opens November 11, 2022.

Wintertime Enchantment at Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle

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Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle is covered in icicles, wreaths, and other décor for the holiday season. Every night, you’ll even be able to see the castle light up with falling snow and music.

  • Usually, this begins at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., but check the app for the exact times.

Christmas Tree & Lighting

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Located on Main Street, U.S.A., you can find the heavily decorated Christmas tree with thousands of ornaments.

  • The tree usually lights up daily at 5 p.m.

There are decorations along Main Street, including storefronts, lampposts, and rooftops with festive wreaths and garland.

Candlelight Processional

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Disneyland Park’s Candlelight Processional was held on December 3 and December 4, 2022. Shows both nights were at 5:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. for invited guests, Club 33 Members, and other VIP guests.

Regular park guests can see the show from Main Street, but won’t have seats and possibly a poor view, so it’s best to plan accordingly.

Unlike the narrators at Epcot’s Candlelight Processional who are announced well in advance, Disneyland’s narrator usually isn’t known until right before sound check on the first night.

The celebrity narrator in 2022 was Viola Davis.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus meets in Critter Country at the exit of Splash Mountain at Pooh’s Thotful Spot.

  • November 11-December 24, 2022
  • 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Be sure to also check the Disneyland app for the his daily schedule.

Disney California Adventure

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Disney California Adventure’s holiday celebrations are so much more than Christmas. There are events that honor a range of holidays, traditions, and cultures, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings’ Day.

Disney Festival of Holidays

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The festival in Paradise Gardens Park celebrates diverse cultural festivities and traditions with multicultural music, food, merchandise, and entertainment.

Festive Foods Marketplace

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The Festive Foods Marketplace features a variety of food and beverage booths celebrating global traditions.

You’ll also want to make sure you purchase a Sip and Savor Passport (Magic Key holders will receive a discount), which offers 8 entitlement tabs that you can redeem for select food and nonalcoholic beverages at participating Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks and dining locations.

In addition to each marketplace, there are also special festival-inspired treats at select restaurants, carts, and kiosks around the park.

A few important details to keep in mind about the Sip and Savor Passport:

  • Passes expire January 8, 2023, and entitlement tabs may not be redeemed at any other event.
  • Sip and Savor menu items are only tasting-size portions, so similar to Epcot festivals.
  • Sip and Savor Pass are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • Valid admission and a theme park reservation for Disney California Adventure Park are still required.

You can also pick up the Disney Festival of Holidays Tasting Passport at any of the Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks and receive stamps as you work your way around each marketplace kiosk.

  • Tip: You can order from one Festival Marketplace and pick up at another. That’s right, you can order all of the menu items you want from one location. This way, you don’t have to stand in multiple lines.

After you collect each marketplace stamp, be sure to stop by the Holiday Central Pergola (near The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure) to receive a special completion stamp.

Festive Foods Marketplaces

The following marketplaces will be available during the 2022 festival:

  • A Twist on Tradition: Indulge in favorite holiday foods with a twist from this seasonal marketplace.
  • Brews & Bites: Imbibe tasty brews and delight in savory snacks.
  • Favorite Things: Try holiday classics infused with a festive kick.
  • Grandma’s Recipes: Head home for the holidays with time-honored dishes.
  • Holiday Duets: Harmonize with perfectly paired savory foods.
  • Making Spirits Bright: Deliver the perfect toast with heartwarming holiday beverages.
  • Merry Mashups: Savor flavorful cuisine with hearty flair.
  • Winter Sliderland: Sink your teeth into a savory slider.
  • Visions of Sugarplums: Make dreams come true with delicious sweets and savory treats.

Below are this year’s menus.

1. Holiday Duets Marketplace

  • Southern Mac ‘n Cheese: Cajun-style mac & cheese with andouille sausage and spiced panko crunch (New)
  • Pork Belly Adobo: Garlic fried rice with braised pork belly, chicharron pieces, and green onions
  • Ceylon Splash: Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Ceylon Black Tea, passion fruit juice, coconut syrup, and calamansi purée garnished with an edible purple orchid (New)(Non-alcoholic)
  • Huckleberry Sake Sangria: Merlot, sake, huckleberry syrup, orange juice, and cinnamon syrup topped with sparkling water and garnished with an orange wheel (New)
  • Purple Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube
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2. Brews & Bites Marketplace

  • IMPOSSIBLE Chorizo Queso Fundido topped with chopped cilantro served with house-made tortilla chips
  • Two Coast Brewing Co. Saint Father Festbier: Authentic Oktoberfest Festbier; a Deep Golden Strong Lager with a robust body, a fine balance of spice, hints of floral notes, and a gentle bitterness (New)
  • North Coast Brewing Red Seal Ale (Nitro): Full-bodied copper-red pale ale with notes of hops and a spicy finish (New)
  • Stone Brewing Imperial Stout: Rich stout with notes of chocolate, coffee, black currants, anise, and roasted malts (New)
  • Golden Road Brewing Christmas Cart Wheat Ale: Wheat ale bursting with bright cherries and spiced cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice (New)
  • Brewery X Happy Holihaze Blood Orange Hazy IPA: Hazy IPA with simcoe, citra, and mosaic hops flavors and aromas of blood orange and citrus (New)
  • Stereo Brewing Love Buzz Coffee Amber Ale: A coffee-forward, light-bodied amber ale with El Salvadorian coffee, whole vanilla beans, and a touch of sweetness with aromas of toffee and hazelnut with a smooth finish (New)
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  • Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA: Blend of cascade and centennial hops for aromas and flavors of citrus, pine, and floral notes (New)
  • Alesmith Brewing Nut Brown Ale: Deep brown color with rich, malt-forward flavor with notes of biscuit, mild cocoa, and earthy hops (New)
  • Ficklewood Ciderworks Bramblebark: A creamy and aromatic cider with blackberries and a touch of vanilla aged in Hungarian and French oak barrel (New)
  • Juneshine Hard Kombucha Açaí Berry: Brewed with organic açaí and blueberries for a subtle earthiness (New)
  • Allagash Brewing Curieux Bourbon Barrel-Aged Golden Ale: Notes of vanilla, caramel, oak, and hints of bourbon (New)
  • Bottle Logic Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout: Fresh pastry stout with pumpkin, lactose, spices, and coffee (New)
  • Seasonal Special Beer Flight: North Coast Brewing, Red Seal Ale, Stereo Brewing, Love Buzz Coffee Amber Ale, Alesmith Brewing, Nut Brown Ale, Bottle Logic, and Pumpkin Flavored Stout (New)
  • Festive Favorites Beer Flight: Two Coast Brewing Co., Saint Father Brewery X Blood Orange Dictionary Hazy IPA Allagash Brewing, Curieux Barrel-Aged Golden Ale Stone Brewing, and Imperial Stout (New)
  • Holiday Hoppiness Beer Flight: Ficklewood Ciderworks, Bramblebark Juneshine Hard Kombucha, Açaí Berry Golden Road Brewing, Christmas Cart Wheat Ale, and Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA (New)
  • Purple Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube

3. Winter Sliderland Marketplace

  • Holiday Ham Slider with cranberry-bacon jam and Gruyère on a salt and pepper brioche bun (New)
  • Brisket Slider with smoked onions and horseradish ketchup on a pretzel roll (New)
  • Cherry-Mango Punch: Cherry syrup, mango, and peach nectars with lemon juice garnished with a frozen peach (New) (Non-alcoholic)
  • Tiramisu Yule Log Cocktail: Vodka, hazelnut liqueur, oat milk, tiramisu syrup and chocolate bitters, garnished with Valrhona chocolate powder (New)
  • Purple Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube
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4. Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace

  • IMPOSSIBLE Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes with classic gravy and crispy shallots (New)
  • Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake: Layers of New York-style cheesecake, pumpkin gooey cake, and graham cracker topped with spiced Chantilly and a chocolate decoration (New)
  • Hummingbird Cocktail: Bourbon, créme de banana Liqueur, pineapple juice, banana purée, butter pecan syrup, cinnamon sugar, demerara, and vanilla bean garnished with a pineapple wedge (New)
  • Blood Orange-Pom Limeade: Pomegranate and lime juices with cookie butter and blood orange syrups garnished with a lime wheel (New)
  • Purple Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube
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5. A Twist on Tradition Marketplace

  • Curry Mac ‘n Cheese with cilantro oil and crispy garbanzos (New)
  • Lox & Everything Bagel Nachos: Bagel chips, cream cheese, diced smoked salmon, everything spice, and mixture of onions, tomatoes, and capers
  • Guava-Melon Lassi: Guava nectar, rock melon syrup, nonfat yogurt, and honey garnished with cinnamon whipped cream and honey-flavored cereal (New)
  • Purple Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube
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6. Making Spirits Bright Marketplace

  • Mickey Mouse-shaped Gingerbread Cookie
  • Santa’s Milk & Cookies Hot Cocoa: Inspired by the Disney+ series The Santa Clauses, whole milk with flavors of cookies & cream and white chocolate topped with flavored whipped cream (New) (Non-alcoholic)
  • Maple-Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum: Rum, maple, hazelnut, demerara, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove garnished with salted caramel whipped cream, sea salt, and demerara sugar sprinkle
  • Red Wine Flight: Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon, Kunde Merlot, and Alexander Valley Vineyards Syrah (New)
  • White Wine Flight: Zaca Mesa Viognier, Fess Parker Winery Chardonnay, Dr Loosen, Riesling, and Domaine Ste Michelle Brut Sparkling (New)
  • Purple Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube
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7. Favorite Things Marketplace

  • Chicken Tikka Masala with cardamom basmati rice, lemon raita, cilantro, and garlic naan crumble (New)
  • Mrs. Claus’ Hot Cocoa Macaron: Inspired by the Disney+ series “The Santa Clauses,” features a red macaron filled with chocolate hot cocoa filling and ganache finished with a chocolate decoration
  • Churro Toffee Cold Brew Latte Cocktail: Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Mexico Origin Blend Coffee, coffee liqueur, demerara, cinnamon sugar, vanilla bean, and almond milk garnished with churro syrup, whipped cream, and chocolate toffee crumbles (New)
  • Purple Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube
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8. Merry Mashups Marketplace

  • Turkey Poutine: Layers of roasted turkey, sweet potato bites, cheese curds, and gravy topped with frosted cranberries (New)
  • Esquites Carnitas Mac & Cheese: Esquites-inspired mac & cheese with carnitas, salsa macha, spiced puffed rice, freeze-dried corn, and chopped cilantro
  • Spicy Apple Cider Margarita: Reposado tequila, apple cider, house-made ghost pepper-cinnamon syrup, raspberry syrup, and lime juice garnished with an apple chip (New)
  • Purple Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube
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9. Visions of Sugar Plums

  • Sweet Potato-stuffed Corn Muffin with red beans, rice, and green onions
  • Chocolate Bourbon-flavored Tart made with TWIX Cookie Bar Pieces: Layers of caramel and chocolate bourbon-flavored mousse made with TWIX Cookie Bar pieces (New)
  • Cranberry-Chai Pisco Punch: South American Brandy, cranberry, and lemon juices with cranberry and chai syrups garnished with a lemon wheel (New)
  • Piña-Hibiscus Mezcal Mule: Mezcal, pineapple-ginger-lemon purée, pineapple, lemon juices, hibiscus syrup, and ginger beer garnished with a pineapple wheel (New)
  • Purple Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube
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10. Treats for Santa Cart

  • Santa’s Milk & Cookies Hot Cocoa Inspired by the Disney+ series The Santa Clauses: Whole milk with flavors of cookies & cream and white chocolate topped with flavored whipped cream (New)
  • Hot Buttered Rum: Rum, maple, hazelnut, Demerara sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and salted caramel
  • Cookie Decorating Kit: Mickey Mouse snowman cookie decorating kit (New)
  • Purple Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube

Disney California Adventure Festival-Inspired Treats

The following items are available during the 2022 festival around Disney California Adventure.

Viva Navidad at Paradise Garden Grill (mobile order available)

  • IMPOSSIBLE Albondigas Soup: IMPOSSIBLE meatballs in a vegetable soup (New) (Plant-based offering)
  • Loaded Yucca Fries topped with arbol chile cheese sauce, carne asada, guacamole, sour cream, and pickled red onion (New)
  • Pozole Dip Torta: Pozole-braised pork torta with hominy spread, cabbage, radish, cilantro, and jalapeño served with a side of pozole consommé
  • Chicken Tinga Arepa: Handmade arepa topped with refried beans, chicken Tinga, cabbage, avocado, and queso fresco (New)
  • Chicken Tinga Burrito: Chicken Tinga, rice, and beans in a flour tortilla served with corn tortilla chips (New)
  • Mango Tres Leches: Tres leches parfait with white cake and mango purée topped with caramel Chantilly,  green whipped topping, and sprinkles (New)
  • Watermelon Candy Cocktail: Tequila, watermelon schnapps, and pineapple juice with a Chamoy and chile-lime seasoned rim
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Cocina Cucamonga (mobile order available)

  • Capirotada: Mexican bread pudding with raisins, peanuts, walnuts, and green apples topped with fresh bananas, sweetened condensed milk, and toasted coconut (New)
  • Holiday Ponche: Holiday-spiced guava drink served with fresh fruit and sugar cane (New) (Non-alcoholic)
  • Holiday Ponche Cocktail: Holiday-spiced guava drink served with fresh fruit, sugar cane, and a shot of tequila

Pacific Wharf Café (mobile order available)

  • Holiday Sandwich: Black Forest ham, whole-grain mustard spread, cranberry mayo, and arugula on a stuffing roll served with chips (New)
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup with grilled corn, fresh onion, and cilantro topped with crispy tortilla strips and served in a bread bowl (New)
  • Peppermint Bark Bread Pudding: White chocolate, chocolate chips and peppermint with whipped topping and crème anglaise (New)

Pacific Wharf Cappuccino Cart (mobile order available)

  • Caramel Toffee Horchata Cold Brew: House-made rice and cinnamon beverage flavored with toffee and finished with whipped topping, caramel drizzle, and toffee (New)
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Smokejumpers Grill (mobile order available)

  • Loaded Latkes: Traditional latkes loaded with smoked brisket and topped with dairy-free horseradish cream and scallions

Sonoma Terrace (mobile order available)

  • Colombian Empanadas: Colombian-style beef empanadas, served with aji verde and cabbage salad tossed with cilantro dressing and escabeche (New)
  • Mistletoe Mule: A twist on a classic mule with cranberry juice and agave garnished with a sprig of rosemary and a cape cranberry

Pym Tasting Lab (mobile order available)

  • Snack Molecules: Mini pretzels, honey-roasted peanuts, and popped sorghum with winter flavors (New)

Terran Treats

  • Hot Chocolate Churro: Hazelnut chocolate, spicy chocolate streusel, and mini marshmallows (New)

Seasonal Outdoor Carts

  • Gingerbread Cake topped with a molasses glaze, a gingerbread man, and sprinkles (New)
  • Bean & Cheese Pupusa with a side of curtido and tomato sauce (New)
  • Calidad Spiked Sparkling Agua Fresca: Sweet prickly pear and tangy pomegranate flavors (New)

Downtown Disney Friends of the Festival

The following items are available during the 2022 festival at Downtown Disney District.

Naples Ristorante e Bar (available November 11 through January 8)

  • Tikka Masala Pizza: Inspired by Diwali; hand-tossed traditional Neapolitan-style pizza crust topped with a generous base of tikka masala sauce, red onion, green bell pepper, and mozzarella cheese (Available with marinated chicken or paneer) (New)
  • Tuk Tuk: Inspired by Diwali; Blanco tequila, ginger syrup, tamarind syrup, and lime juice shaken on the rocks and garnished with a lime wheel and chili-lime seasoning rim (Non-alcoholic version available) (New)
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Tortilla Jo’s (available November 11 through January 8)

  • Dulce De Leche Tamales: Cinnamon, evaporated milk, regular milk, Cajeta de Celaya, vanilla extract, sugar, and cream cheese topped with pecans and powdered sugar (New)
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Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

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This is a fun street party featuring Disney characters (like Mickey and Minnie in their “fiesta best”), Mexican folklórico dancers and Mariachis, Brazilian samba dancers and percussionists, and giant mojiganga puppets.

Holiday traditions from Mexico and Brazil are brought to life by cultural performers, authentic Mexican specialities served throughout the holidays at Paradise Garden Grill, and more.

Paradise Gardens is decorated with “colorful papel picado banners, piñatas and a flurry of festive accents.”

There’s also a Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party featuring Donald Duck and his friends during this “ultimate family fiesta,” which includes mariachi and samba musicians, folklórico dancers, and a 12-foot tall mojiganga puppets of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Meet Mirabel from Encanto

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You can meet Mirabel from Disney’s new film, Encanto. She makes appearances in Paradise Gardens with a colorful photo location inspired by Mirabel’s family casita.

  • You can find meet times in the Disneyland app or ask a Cast Member wearing a red and white shirt with the button reading, “Ask me about characters.” They can tell you how long she’s appearing for or when her next meet time is.

She’s a popular meet and greet, so plan accordingly.

Mickey’s Happy Holidays

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This is a brief street party starring Mickey Mouse and pals as they dance to the magical merry rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers.

  • Showtimes are typically: 12:20 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m.

Be sure to confirm daily showtimes via the Disneyland app or by asking a Cast Member.

Bands

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There are a range of bands performing during the festival.

Mariachi Divas

  • American pop music to Mexican folk songs and traditional tunes, sung by an all-female group of mariachis
  • Paradise Gardens Park stage
  • Showtimes (check Disneyland app for daily schedule): 11 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 1:10 p.m., 2:05 p.m.

Mostly Kosher

  • Honors Hanukkah with an eclectic blend of musical styles from klezmer and jazz to Latin and rock
  • Sonoma Terrace
  • Showtimes (check Disneyland app for daily schedule): 3:15 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:40 p.m.

Blue13 Dance Company

  • Salute Diwali with traditional dances during a Bollywood party
  • Paradise Bay stage
  • Showtimes (check Disneyland app for daily schedule): 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.

Phat Cat Swinger

  • Presents brassy, classy, swinging and holiday music selections
  • Paradise Bay stage
  • Showtimes (check Disneyland app for daily schedule): 6 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

The Mistletoes!

  • A cappella vocal ensemble reimagines holiday hits and celebrates the spirit of Kwanzaa with rhythm and soul
  • Pacific Wharf stage
  • Showtimes (check Disneyland app for daily schedule): 3 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 5 p.m, 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.

Tina and The Sounds of Celebration!

  • Vocalist Tina and her musicians from all over Latin America perform Salsa, Merengue, Caribbean and Latin Rock music
  • Paradise Bay stage
  • Showtimes (check Disneyland app for daily schedule): 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Holiday Toy Drummers

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In Paradise Gardens Park, the Holiday Toy Drummers march to their own beat while drumming. There are multiple performances daily and they are not to be missed.

  • Near the Obelisk in Paradise Gardens Park
  • Showtimes (check Disneyland app for daily schedule): 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 2:45 p.m.

Santa’s Holiday Visit

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You can meet Santa Claus at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail’s Ahwahnee Camp Circle near the trail’s entrance. The trail is also transformed into a holiday playground with seasonal games and outdoor activities.

  • November 11-December 24, 2022
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Stay tuned for meet and greet times. You can also check the Disneyland app or ask a Cast Member.

Cars Land Holiday Transformation

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Similar to Halloween, Cars Land is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Two of the attractions even have themed-overlays.

  • Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl: The holiday overlay includes Luigi singing festive tunes.
  • Mater’s Jingle Jamboree: It’s the same ride, but set to classic holiday songs performed by Mater.

Buena Vista Street Tree & Holiday Lighting

Disney California Adventure's Buena Vista Street during the holidays

The 50-foot tree on Buena Vista Street lights up in the plaza outside Elias & Co. daily.

  • The tree usually lights up daily at 5 p.m.

The entirety of the street transforms into a “nostalgic winter wonderland filled with festive sights and friendly folk straight out of 1930s Hollywood.”

Three Kings’ Day

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Technically part of Disney ¡Viva Navidad!, Three Kings’ Day is also known as El Día de los Reyes Magos and occurs over select days in January days in Paradise Gardens Park.

  • In 2023, Three Kings’ Day officially occurs on January 6. The exact 2023 celebration dates at Disney California Adventure haven’t been announced yet, but we will update once we learn more. In 2022, Three Kings’ Day was celebrated from January 3 through January 9.

This event honors the 3 Wise Men’s visit to the nativity. There’s traditional decorations and a photo opportunity.

There are also usually displays of Magi figures showing the gifts brought to Bethlehem and children’s shoes that were left outside to be filled with toys.

You can typically expect activities for kids, where they color themed-pictures and design their own custom crown.

World of Color – Season of Light

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This holiday overlay for the nighttime spectacular showcases seasonal favorites and cherished movie tunes. You can also expect a special story and lighting.

  • Showtimes (check Disneyland app for daily schedule): 9 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

Keep in mind that all reserved viewing areas are standing-room only. And in order to enter the reserved viewing areas, you must do one of the following:

Join virtual queue

Those with a valid ticket and theme park reservation for the same day may be able to join the virtual queue in the Disneyland app beginning at 12 p.m., subject to availability.

  • To access the virtual queue, you must have entered Disney California Adventure with a one-park ticket or Park Hopper ticket, or Disneyland Park with a Park Hopper ticket.
  • Those with a virtual queue selection will receive a notification through the Disneyland app to enter the viewing area via one of the 2 marked entrance points (Blue or Yellow), approximately 45 minutes before the show begins.

Joining the virtual queue for World of Color is not required to view the spectacular, but it is highly recommended.

Additional viewing for each performance is located around Paradise Bay on a first-come, first-served basis.

If the virtual queue reaches capacity, you can visit the Paradise Bay viewing area 30 to 45 minutes before showtime to check in with a Cast Member for walk-up viewing options.

Purchase a dining package or dessert party

You can also book either a World of Color Dining Package or World of Color Dessert Party.

Dining Package

Each dining package includes one voucher for the World of Color preferred viewing area. This viewing area is separate from the dining location.

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  • Lunch or Dinner at Wine Country Trattoria: Guests 10 and older will receive a 3-course prix-fixe meal (starter, entrée and dessert, plus a non-alcoholic beverage) and guests 3 to 9 will receive a 2-course prix-fixe meal (entrée and dessert, plus a non-alcoholic beverage). Lunch and dinner is priced at (minus tax, gratuity, or alcohol) $59 per guest (ages 10+) and $35 per guest (ages 3 to 9), plus a $10 upcharge for those ordering the rib-eye steak.
  • Dinner Buffet at Storytellers Cafe: An all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet, a non-alcoholic beverage (specialty coffees not included) and a specialty sweet treat. The dinner buffet is priced at (minus tax, gratuity, or alcohol) $59 per guest (ages 10+) and $35 per guest (ages 3 to 9).
Dessert Party

The dessert party includes reserved seating in the World of Color preferred viewing area at Paradise Gardens Park, where you can sit at a table with folding chairs or a high-top table with director chairs.

world of color dessert party

You can also expect:

  • Price is $89, including tax and gratuity, per guest (children 2 and younger may attend free of charge, provided they are seated on the lap of an adult)
  • A delicious selection of desserts and cheeses
  • 2 alcoholic beverages for guest 21 and older
  • Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water

Disneyland Resort Hotels

disney grand californian christmas tree

While there may not be as many activities as the hotels on property, the holidays are very much present.

The Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier (soon to be Disney’s Pixar Place Hotel), and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa each have their own respective:

  • Holiday decorations and displays
  • Holiday trees “decorated with whimsical flourishes, traditional trimmings, and dashes of pure Disney magic”
  • Christmas carolers

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will also have its annual giant gingerbread house and a nearby treat cart.

Holiday Decorations

disneyland hotel holiday mural

There’s a range of holiday décor at each Disneyland Resort hotel.

Here’s what we’ve seen in the past:

  • Paradise Pier: There’s a holiday tree with an under-the-sea theme featuring blue, green and silver decorations and a garland with shells and starfish.
  • Disneyland Hotel: There’s vintage-inspired art on the lobby wall and pool archway.
  • Grand Californian: There’s a tree with ornaemnts inspired by the Arts & Crafs movement of early California.

Gingerbread Displays

disneyland grand californian gingerbread display

Grand Californian has a gingerbread replica of the hotel.

It stands 7 feet tall and 12 feet wide, with the structure being created from more than 600 pounds of gingerbread, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 250 pounds of fondant and 1 pound of pixie dust. There are also 25 hidden Mickeys.

  • You’ll be able to see the “Grand” Gingerbread House this year starting November 14.

The lobby also has sweet treats, including Mickey Christmas Cookies, at the holiday cart.

Santa Claus and Carolers

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Guests can meet Santa at each Disneyland Resort hotel from November 11 through December 24, 2022.

Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for exact locations and daily meet times.

Plus, there are usually carolers strolling each hotel. Here are when they appeared in 2021:

  • Grand Californian: Nov. 25, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022
  • Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier: Dec. 15 – 25, 2021

Stay tuned for 2022 caroler dates!

Tenaya Stone Spa

The following information is from the 2021-2022 holiday season and we will update if or when we hear more details. It’s unclear if Tenaya Stone Spa is offering similar holiday services this year.

At Grand Californian’s Tenaya Stone Spa, guests of any of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels can purchase a holiday season spa treatment from November 26, 2021 through January 3, 2022.

There’s a Candy Cane Lane Foot Treatment that uses a peppermint cocoa foot soak, scrub and a minty massage to soothe and invigorate feet and legs.

Another option is the Underneath the Tree Signature Massage that uses customized massage techniques combined with the scent of fir, California lemon, wild mint and a touch of eucalyptus for pure relaxation.

Downtown Disney District

downtown disney holiday decorations

Downtown Disney District will have trimmed holiday trees, twinkling lights, and dressed up shop windows. You’ll also be able to spot Christmas carolers throughout the shopping and dining area.

2022 Christmas Entertainment

downtown disney holiday entertainment

You can enjoy a capella carolers throughout the holiday season, including Holiday Harmony Carolers, The Moonrays, and The Sugarplums.

They all perform in the evenings at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m., near the Downtown Disney main stage on the following dates:

  • The Moonrays: November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 23, 25
  • The Sugarplums: November 27; December 4, 11, 18
  • Holiday Harmony Carolers: November 26; December 3, 10, 17, 24

2022 Downtown Disney Holiday Guide

Here you can take a look at this year’s Downtown Disney’s Holiday Guide (click on each image for a closer look).

downtown disney 2022 holiday guide
downtown disney 2022 holiday guide

“Holiday Time At The Disneyland Resort” Guided Tour

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  • Price: $110 per person (ages 3 and older; tax not included)
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Reservations (up to 60 days in advance): Book now

This holiday guided walking tour gives you a close-up look at the holiday decor, along with favorite Disneyland holiday traditions from around the world.

You even get reserved viewing for A Christmas Fantasy Parade, holiday treats, a ride on “it’s a small world” Holiday, and more.

Valid theme park admission and park reservations are not included in the price of the tour.

PhotoPass Christmas Magic Shots

You can find the following Christmas Magic Shots across Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Be sure to ask a PhotoPass photographer if they have any of the following.

Meeko in a Christmas present

meeko christmas present disneyland magic shot

Snow

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Mistletoe

mistletoe disneyland christmas magic shot

Tinker Bell

tinker bell christmas magic shot disneyland

Chip ‘n’ Dale

chip and dale magic shot disneyland

The Nightmare Before Christmas

nightmare before christmas magic shot

Chip ‘n’ Dale ornament

chip and dale ornament magic shot

Santa’s naughty and nice list

santa naughty nice list disneyland magic shot

Sven and Olaf

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Mickey Mouse sleigh

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Snow globe

disneyland holiday snow globe magic shot

Christmas food and beverage offerings

Here are the limited-time treats and drinks that you can purchase at the parks, resorts, and Downtown Disney.

Unless otherwise noted, the following are available from November 11, 2022 through January 8, 2023.

Disneyland Park

Alien Pizza Planet (mobile order available)

  • Charcuterie Pizza Slice topped with pesto cream sauce, fig marmalade, prosciutto, capocollo, Spanish chorizo, caramelized onions, cornichons, cheese blend, and arugula (New) 
  • Holiday Green Alien Macaron filled with marshmallow creme and chocolate ganache
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Churro Cart – Castle Hub

  • Candy Cane Churro (New) 
  • Peppermint Bark Dipping Sauce: Chocolate fudge infused with peppermint and topped with crushed candy canes (New) 

Churro Cart – near “it’s a small world” Holiday

  • Churro with holiday apple spice dipping sauce (New)

Churro Cart – Critter Country

  • Bride Churro: Elegantly dressed churro in a bouquet of vanilla and sugar
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Churro Cart – New Orleans Square

  • Chocolate Cherry-Pistachio Churro: Classic churro rolled in chocolate cookie and pistachio dust, drizzled with cherry sauce, and topped with chopped pistachios (New)

Churro Cart – Town Square

  • Mint Chip Churro (New) 
  • Mint-Chocolate Dipping Sauce: Marshmallow creme infused with mint and topped with crushed chocolate cookies (New)

French Market (mobile order available)

  • Haunted Mansion Cake: Purple sponge cake, raspberry mousse, raspberries, and cocoa nibs
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate: Smooth, rich hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint (New) 

Galactic Grill (mobile order available)

  • Cranberry BBQ Chicken Sandwich: A fried chicken sandwich with cranberry-flavored BBQ sauce, provolone, onion ring, arugula, and citrus bacon aïoli served on a toasted brioche bun (New) 
  • A Cup of Cheer: Orange cranberry cake with cream cheese icing topped with an orange cream-filled cream puff, dried cranberries, and holiday sprinkles (New) 
  • Christmas Punch: Pomegranate, cranberry, and orange juices with Sprite served over ice and garnished with fresh pomegranate seeds, cranberries, and a rosemary sprig (New) 

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (mobile order available)

  • Peppermint Holiday Sundae: Two scoops of peppermint ice cream, whipped cream, crushed peppermint, and chocolate crème cookies (New) 
  • Cinnamon Brown Sugar Ice Cream (New) 
  • Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich: Cinnamon brown sugar ice cream between oatmeal raisin cookies (New)
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Pooh Corner and Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen (available November 11 through December 31)

  • Holiday Milk Wand: Three marshmallows dipped in caramel, enrobed in milk chocolate, and drizzled with green and red colored chocolate (New)
  • Peppermint Mickey Mouse: Mickey Mouse-shaped marshmallow dipped in dark chocolate and covered in peppermint crunch  
  • Mickey Mouse Holiday Apple: Green Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears enrobed in milk chocolate, drizzled with green and red-colored white chocolate, and sprinkled with holiday cheer (New) 
  • Snowflake Mickey Mouse Apple: Green Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears enrobed in white chocolate, covered in blue sugar, and decorated with a white chocolate snowflake
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Crisped Rice Treat: Mickey Mouse-shaped crisped rice treat dipped in white colored chocolate, embellished with a dark chocolate face, and decorated with green and red white chocolate 
  • Mickey Mouse Holiday Crisped Rice Treat: Mickey Mouse-shaped cereal treat dipped in white-colored white chocolate, drizzled with green-colored white chocolate, and sprinkled with holiday cheer décor 
  • Holiday Cake Pops: Round chocolate cake pop dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with holiday cheer décor 
  • Holiday Minnie Mouse Cake Pop: Vanilla cake with marshmallow ears, dipped in red-colored white chocolate, drizzled with green-colored white chocolate, and topped with a white chocolate Minnie Mouse bow
pooh's corner and candy palace christmas treats

Refreshment Corner (mobile order available)

  • Spicy Beef & Cheese Sandwich: Beef steak, cheese sauce, sautéed peppers and onions, and spicy pepper spread on artisan bread (New)
  • Caramel-Pecan Cream Cheese Pretzel: Cream cheese pretzel topped with caramel sauce and candied pecans (New)
  • Peppermint Cream Cheese Pretzel: Cream cheese pretzel topped with white chocolate and crushed candy canes (New)
  • Butterscotch Soda: Sparkling water with butterscotch syrup, caramel drizzle, and cream (New)
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Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Christmas Cotton Candy: Apple flavor

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café (mobile order available)

  • Thanks-mas Sandwich: Roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce on rustic bread served with house-made chips
  • Turkey Pot Pie Soup
  • Sipping Chocolate with a Dipping Waffle: Thick and rich sipping chocolate with a sweet waffle for dipping 
  • Snowman Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake: Cinnamon roll-flavored cheesecake, cream cheese icing, milk chocolate nougatine arms, and snowman chocolate decoration (contains nuts) (New) 
  • Santa Hat Macaron: Almond macaron shells with white peppermint cream filling and rich chocolate ganache 
  • Christmas Brownie: Dark chocolate brownie with white chocolate mousse Santa hat, sprinkles, and chocolate ears (New) 
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie (Limit 5 per guest per transaction)
  • Chimney Sweep Cold Brew: Cold brew coffee with hickory-smoked syrup, chocolate and caramel sauces, cream, and smoked salt-sugar sprinkle (New) 
  • Apple-Pecan Donut: Specialty donut with spiced icing, apple compote, candied pecans, and cream cheese frosting (New)
  • Peppermint Cookie Donut: Specialty donut with peppermint icing, crushed peppermint, chocolate crème-filled cookies, and whipped topping (New) 
  • Holiday Demitasse Ceramic Cup (Available beginning Nov. 11 while supplies last)
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Market House

  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie (Limit 5 per guest per transaction)
mickey gingerbread disneyland

Mint Julep Bar (mobile order available)

  • Maple Beignets rolled in maple-flavored sugar
  • Maple-bacon dipping sauce‌ (New)
holiday beignets mint julep bar disneyland

Plaza Inn

  • Gingerbread Bundt Cake: Gingerbread Bundt cake with apple cinnamon filling, vanilla glaze, and holiday sprinkles
  • Holiday Cake: Devil’s food cake with swirled white chocolate mousse filling, buttercream frosting, and holiday sprinkles
  • Vanilla Pear Honey Lemonade: Lemonade infused with honey and pear nectar (New) 
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Rancho del Zocalo

  • Caldo de Pollo: Savory soup with chicken, rice, and vegetables
  • Chile Verde: Slow-cooked pork with spicy tomatillo sauce served with Mexican rice and refried beans (New) 
  • Pan Dulce Ice Cream Sandwich: Colorful Mexican sweet bread with eggnog ice cream, hot buttered rum-flavored sauce, whipped topping, and chocolate skull (New) 
  • Hot Chocolate
rancho del zocalo christmas items

Pretzel Cart – Frontierland

  • Holiday Cookie Pretzel: Ginger snap cookie-dusted pretzel with vanilla icing dipping sauce (New) 
holiday cookie pretzel disneyland

Red Rose Taverne (mobile order available)

  • Holiday Flatbread: Pepperoni, sausage, and ham flatbread topped with arugula (New) 
  • Holiday Cold Brew: Cold brew coffee with eggnog flavor
red rose taverne holiday flatbread

River Belle Terrace (mobile dine walk-up and mobile check-in available)

  • Pear Oat Cobbler: Spiced pears, oat streusel, and cranberry sorbet (New) (Plant-based)

Stage Door Café (mobile order available)

  • Peppermint Mocha Funnel Cake with cold brew sauce topped with chocolate sauce, peppermint dust, and whipped topping (New)
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Tropical Hideaway

  • Holiday DOLE Whip Sundae: A swirl of DOLE Whip cherry and lime topped with festive decorations

Available at Various Locations throughout Disneyland (available beginning November 11 while supplies last) 

  • Musical Rotating Popcorn Tin
  • Reindeer Parade Sipper
disney musical holiday popcorn tin

Disney California Adventure

The following is separate from the Festival of Holidays food and beverages.

Award Wieners (mobile order available)

  • Pastrami Reuben Dog: All-beef hot dog topped with thinly sliced pastrami, caramelized onions, pickled cabbage, Thousand Island dressing, spicy mustard, provolone, and pickle spears on a toasted baguette (New)
  • Bananas Foster Funnel Cake Fries topped with cinnamon-banana sugar, caramel sauce, whipped topping, and fried bananas (New)
  • Embolden Beer Co., Beyond Borders (New) 
award wieners holiday funnel cake

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff and Trolley Treats (available November 11 through December 31)

  • Holiday Milk Wand: Three marshmallows dipped in caramel, enrobed in milk chocolate, and drizzled with green and red colored chocolate (New)
  • Peppermint Mickey Mouse: Mickey Mouse-shaped marshmallow dipped in dark chocolate and covered in peppermint crunch  
  • Mickey Mouse Holiday Apple: Green Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears enrobed in milk chocolate, drizzled with green and red-colored white chocolate, and sprinkled with holiday cheer (New) 
  • Snowflake Mickey Mouse Apple: Green Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears enrobed in white chocolate, covered in blue sugar, and decorated with a white chocolate snowflake
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Crisped Rice Treat: Mickey Mouse-shaped crisped rice treat dipped in white-colored chocolate, embellished with a dark chocolate face, and decorated with green and red white chocolate 
  • Mickey Mouse Holiday Crisped Rice Treat: Mickey Mouse-shaped cereal treat dipped in red-colored white chocolate, drizzled with green-colored white chocolate, and sprinkled with holiday cheer décor 
  • Holiday Cake Pops: Round chocolate cake pop dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with holiday cheer décor 
  • Holiday Minnie Mouse Cake Pop: Vanilla cake with marshmallow ears, dipped in red-colored white chocolate, drizzled with green-colored white chocolate, and topped with a white chocolate Minnie Mouse bow
bing bong's sweet stuff trolley car cafe christmas treats

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta

  • Four-Meat Pizza: Tomato sauce with ham, Canadian bacon, sausage, and pepperoni topped with mozzarella 
  • Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake: Spiced chocolate cheesecake finished with white chocolate mousse and chocolate decoration (New)
boardwalk bakery and pizza holiday menu

Boudin Bread Cart

  • Snowman Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)
  • Candy Cane Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)
  • Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)
christmas bread disney california adventure

Churro Cart – Buena Vista Street

  • Caramel Apple Churro: Churro topped with spiced apples, caramel sauce, and whipped topping (New) 

Churro Cart – Goofy’s Sky School

  • Abuelita Hot Chocolate Churro with condensed milk dipping sauce

Churro Cart – Grizzly Peak

  • Peppermint Churro: Churro coated with crushed candy canes and drizzled with chocolate and vanilla sauce 
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Churro Cart – Hollywood Land

  • Chocolate Cherry-Pistachio Churro: Classic churro rolled in chocolate cookie and pistachio dust, drizzled with cherry sauce and topped with chopped pistachios (New) 

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream (mobile order available)

  • Chocolate-Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate and peppermint ice cream in a waffle cup topped with whipped cream and peppermint candy (New) 
  • Pomegranate Hard Float: Pomegranate hard cider with lemon sorbet topped with pomegranate arils (New)
  • Pomegranate Hard Cider (New)
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Cocina Cucamonga (mobile order available)

  • Winter Margarita: Black cherry margarita (New)

Cozy Cone Motel (mobile order available)

  • Luigi Chicken Pesto Cone: Creamy pesto alfredo pasta, marinated chicken, balsamic glaze, bruschetta tomatoes, and Romano cheese
  • Esquite Corn Fritters: Fried corn fritters tossed in chile-lime seasoning and topped with cilantro-lime dressing, cotija cheese, and pico de Gallo (New) 
  • Pumpkin Pie Churro: Churro rolled in pumpkin spice sugar with pumpkin pie dipping sauce (New) 
  • Christmas Tree Cone: Peppermint soft-serve decorated with holiday sprinkles
  • Stereo Tangerine Express IPA Michelada with chile-lime seasoning and lime (New) 
  • Stereo Tangerine Express IPA (New) 
  • Peanut Butter Whiskey Cocktail: Peanut butter whiskey, peanut butter syrup, vanilla ice cream, almond milk, and cinnamon sugar topped with whipped cream and peanut butter drizzle (New) 
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Fairfax Market Fruit Cart

  • Seasonal Agua Fresca: Christmas punch (New)

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical

  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie (Limit 5 per guest per transaction)

Flo’s V-8 Café (mobile order available)

  • Gingerbread Shake with whipped topping and a gingerbread cake doughnut (New) 
  • New Motion, Blueberry Insight, Hard Sparkling Black Tea (New) 
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Hollywood Lounge (mobile order available)

  • Churro Delight: Horchata garnished with mini churros (Non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Everything Spice: RumChata, horchata, spiced rum, and butterscotch liqueur garnished with mini churros and dusted with cinnamon (New)
  • Pineapple-Fresno Chile Michelada: Tomato-based michelada with pineapple-fresno chile lemonade and Modelo garnished with chile-lime seasoning and lime (New)
  • Gingerbread Mule: Cinnamon whiskey, ginger beer, lemon juice, and gingerbread syrup garnished with a maraschino cherry (New)
  • Harland Brewing Co., Winter IPA (New)
  • La Bodega Azteca Stout (New)
  • Calidad Hibiscus Watermelon Agua Fresca (New)
  • Smog City Brewing, From LA with Love (New)

Lamplight Lounge — Boardwalk Dining

  • Braised Beef Poutine: Steak fries, braised beef, cheese curds, beef gravy, and tomatillo-serrano salsa garnished with Fresno chiles
  • Peppermint-Vanilla Vodka Hot Chocolate: Hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps and vanilla vodka topped with whipped cream and peppermint
  • Holiday Martini: A festive twist on a classic vanilla vodka paired with peppermint, chocolate liqueur, and Frangelico
lamplight lounge christmas menu

Lamplight Lounge (mobile check-in available)

  • Braised Winter Beef: Slow braised beef with carrot risotto and pea tendrils (New) 
  • Peppermint Donuts: Hot cocoa-dusted donuts with toasted marshmallow crème and peppermint-chocolate dipping sauce
  • Peppermint-Vanilla Vodka Hot Chocolate: Hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps and vanilla vodka topped with whipped cream and peppermint
  • Holiday Martini: A festive twist on a classic vanilla vodka paired with peppermint, chocolate liqueur, and Frangelico
  • Pixar Ball Sipper (Available beginning Nov. 11 while supplies last)

Lucky Fortune Cookery (mobile order available)

  • Thai Iced Tea with sea salt cream and brown sugar boba

Mortimer’s Market

  • Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)

Pacific Wharf Cappuccino Cart (mobile order available)

  • Salted Caramel-Mocha Bundt Cake: Coffee Bundt cake filled with salted caramel, finished with ganache, sprinkles, and white chocolate mousse (New) 
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie (Limit 5 per guest per transaction)
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Pym Test Kitchen (mobile order available)

  • Atomic Pretzel: Apple-Bacon Soft Pretzel with cinnamon-sugar salted pretzel with apple-bacon compote, cranberries, caramel sauce, cream cheese, and candied pepper bacon (New) 

Schmoozies! (mobile order available)

  • Dulce de Leche Mickey Mouse Shake topped with whipped topping, caramel sauce, and vanilla crème cookies (New) 
  • Chocolate-Cherry Yule Log Shake topped with a slice of hazelnut-chocolate yule log (New) 
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Smokejumpers Grill (mobile order available)

  • Maple-Bacon Shake: Maple-flavored shake topped with whipped cream, bacon bits, and maple drizzle (New) 
  • Pineapple Limeade: Limeade, pineapple juice, and sour green apple syrup with a red sugar rim (New) 
  • Holiday Punch Cocktail: Vodka with cranberry and orange juices garnished with fresh cranberries (New) 
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Co., Tangible IPA (New)
  • Anchor Brewing, Christmas Ale (New) 
  • Honest Abe Hard Apple Pie Cider (New)
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Outdoor Vending

  • White Cotton Candy
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Available at Various Locations throughout Disney California Adventure (available beginning November 11 while supplies last)

  • Light Up Holiday Swizzle Stick
  • Light Up Toy Story Christmas Tree Bucket 
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Available at Various Locations throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (available beginning November 11 while supplies last)

  • Holiday Base Bucket
  • Holiday Travel Tumbler with lanyard
  • Holiday Stainless Steel Tumbler
  • Blue Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube
  • White Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Glow Cube
  • Gingerbread Bottle Topper
  • Holiday Kermit Straw Clip
  • Wreath Mickey Mouse Ear Hat Bowl
  • Gingerbread Mickey Mouse Ear Hat Bowl

Downtown Disney

California Churro 

  • Gingerbread Churro: Churro coated in gingerbread sugar, drizzled with white chocolate sauce, and covered in red and green chocolate candy pieces (New) 

Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar & Cafe

  • Mistletoe Mule: Vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, ginger beer, and sugared cranberry garnish (New) 
  • Chilly Chata: Cream liqueur rum, cinnamon whiskey, house-made horchata, whipped cream, and cinnamon stick garnish 
  • Home for the Holidays: Whiskey, bitter Italian aperitif, lemon juice, simple syrup, and rosemary garnish
  • Santa and the Beach: Tequila, triple sec, coconut milk, cream of coconut, lime juice, simple syrup, and rosemary garnish
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Kayla’s Cake (available November 11 through December 31)

  • Peppermint Ganache Macaron with peppermint dark chocolate ganache
  • Gingerbread Macaron with gingerbread buttercream 
  • Snowman Macaron: Milk chocolate ganache with custard vanilla cream

Marceline’s Confectionery (mobile order available)

  • Holiday Milk Wand: Three marshmallows dipped in caramel, enrobed in milk chocolate, and drizzled with green and red colored chocolate (New)
  • Peppermint Mickey Mouse: Mickey Mouse-shaped marshmallow dipped in dark chocolate and covered in peppermint crunch  
  • Mickey Mouse Holiday Apple: Green Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears enrobed in milk chocolate, drizzled with green and red-colored white chocolate, and sprinkled with holiday cheer (New) 
  • Snowflake Mickey Mouse Apple: Green Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears enrobed in white chocolate, covered in blue sugar, and decorated with a white chocolate snowflake
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Crisped Rice Treat: Mickey Mouse-shaped crisped rice treat dipped in white-colored chocolate, embellished with a dark chocolate face, and decorated with green and red white chocolate 
  • Mickey Mouse Holiday Crisped Rice Treat: Mickey Mouse-shaped cereal treat dipped in red-colored white chocolate, drizzled with green-colored white chocolate, and sprinkled with holiday cheer décor 
  • Holiday Cake Pops: Round chocolate cake pop dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with holiday cheer décor 
  • Holiday Minnie Mouse Cake Pop: Vanilla cake with marshmallow ears, dipped in red-colored white chocolate, drizzled with green-colored white chocolate, and topped with a white chocolate Minnie Mouse bow
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Naples Ristorante e Bar 

  • Arancini Dolce: A traditional Sicilian savory snack reimagined as a sweet treat for the season (New) 
  • Tikka Masala Pizza (Festival of Holidays-inspired): Inspired by Diwali. A hand-tossed traditional Neapolitan-style pizza crust topped with a generous base of tikka masala sauce, red onion, green bell pepper, and mozzarella cheese. Available with marinated chicken or paneer.
  • Tuk Tuk (Festival of Holidays-inspired): Inspired by Diwali. Blanco tequila, ginger syrup, tamarind syrup, and lime juice. Shaken on the rocks and garnished with a lime wheel and chili-lime seasoning rim. Also available as non-alcoholic.

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen (restaurant dine-in special only)

  • Maple & Bacon Glazed Beignets served with butter pecan ice cream and a marshmallow drizzle
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Salt & Straw (available November 25 through December 29)

  • Almond Brittle w/ Salted Ganache: Chocolate coated almond brittle with hunks of creamy chocolate ganache in a vanilla ice cream.
  • Spiked Eggnog Custard: Rich, silky custard spiked with reposado tequila, notes of oaky vanilla, and a splash of amontillado sherry.
  • Gingerbread Cookie Dough: House made molasses cookie butter and bits of freshly baked gingerbread cookies layered in a rum royal icing ice cream.
  • Peppermint Cocoa: House made peppermint fondant swirl hand-drizzled in a rich cocoa ice cream.
  • The Great Cookie Swap (v): Quintessential holiday cookies — snickerdoodles, marionberry thumbprints, chocolate almond bark, and molasses cookies — sprinkled in a luscious coconut cream.

Sprinkles (available November 25 through December 25)

  • Christmas Cookie Cupcake: Vanilla cake studded with sprinkles and lined with a green sugar cookie crust topped with vanilla buttercream frosting, red and green sprinkles, and a homemade sugar cookie coated in even more sprinkles 
  • Gingerbread: Spiced ginger cake topped with cream cheese frosting, dusted with cinnamon sugar, and topped with a gingerbread man 
  • Chocolate Peppermint: Belgian dark chocolate cake topped with bittersweet chocolate-peppermint frosting and sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies 
  • Snow Cute Vanilla: Vanilla cake topped with vanilla frosting and rolled in snow sprinkles
  • Santa Baby Red Velvet: Sprinkles iconic red velvet rolled in Santa sprinkles  

Tortilla Jo’s

  • Candy Cane-Rita: Tequila, peppermint schnapps, and organic margarita mix with a splash of grenadine and garnished with rosemary and cranberries (New) 
  • Purple Mistletoe: Tequila rose, tequila blue, agave nectar, and organic margarita mix with a splash of lemonade and garnished with rosemary and cranberries
  • Dulce De Leche Tamales (Festival of Holidays-inspired): Cinnamon, evaporated milk, regular milk, Cajeta de Celaya, vanilla extract, sugar, and cream cheese. Topped with pecans and powdered sugar.

Disneyland Resort Hotels

GCH Craftsman Grill (mobile order available)

  • Mickey Mouse Christmas Cookie
  • Holiday Minnie Mouse Donut
  • Holiday Mickey Mouse Donut
  • Snowman Donut (New)
  • Peppermint & Dark Chocolate Cupcake
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Disney’s Grand Californian Holiday Cart

  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread
  • Poinsettia Cookie
  • Snowman Cookie 
  • Christmas Cookie 
  • Hanukkah Cookie 
  • Holiday Cookie Box
  • Assorted Macarons (New) 
  • Kwanzaa Sweet Potato Loaf (New) 
  • New Year’s Cookie (New) 
  • Crisped Rice Treat
  • Hot Chocolate 
  • Hot Apple Cider (Available with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Captain Morgan, Grand Marnier, or Rumchata)
  • Waffle Shot (Available with milk, low-fat milk, chocolate milk, or eggnog) 
  • Waffle Shot (Available with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Captain Morgan, Grand Marnier, Rumchata, Amaretto, Butterscotch Schnapps, Rumple Minze, Crown Royal Apple, Screwball Whiskey, Fireball Whiskey, Louis the 13th

Candy Canes

A very limited number of the famous 18-inch long candy canes will be available for purchase at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure locations.

disneyland candy canes

They are only sold at the following spots during these specific dates:

  • Candy Palace at Disneyland: December 4, 6, 1,, 13, 18, 20, 24
  • Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure: December 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 25
disneyland candy canes 2022 dates

To purchase the candy canes, you must join a mobile waitlist system due to limited quantities.

Once the mobile waitlist is activated, you can add your name and phone number at the location to receive a text back with a time to return to the location for the opportunity to purchase your candy cane.

disneyland candy canes mobile waitlist

Candy canes are not available through mobile order.

Be sure to also check out our guide to the 2022 Christmas season at Walt Disney World! Just like Disneyland, there’s a lot to enjoy across each theme park, each resort hotel, and even Disney Springs.

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Allyson Koerner