The Disneyland Resort will once again deck the halls with special decor and attractions in honor of the holiday season from Nov. 8, 2019 through Jan. 6, 2020.
This year’s transformation of the Anaheim resort into “The Merriest Place on Earth” will feature the return of “World of Color – Season of Light,” a holiday-themed production of the nighttime spectacular that features lights, lasers, water, fire and hundreds of fountains bringing animation to life. Also returning are the Disney California Adventure’s Festival of Holidays – which honors the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas/Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day (Jan. 3-6) – and Disneyland Park’s“Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular.
Guests may also partake in a “Frozen” adventure as they encounter Anna and Elsa in the theme parks, just in time to celebrate the release of Disney’s new animated film, “Frozen 2,” in theaters Nov. 22, 2019.
2019 will also include beloved Disneyland holiday traditions like snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., Disney-themed treats and merchandise, holiday entertainment, and the one-of-a-kind transformations that create “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday.
At Disney California Adventure Park, the nighttime spectacular “World of Color – Season of Light” fuses cherished holiday music with memorable moments from Disney animated films, dazzling lights, lasers, and high-definition projections.
Also at DCA, the Disney Festival of Holidays brings lively entertainment and special traditions, with children’s craft stations and a Festive Foods Marketplace, featuring a mix of holiday dishes and beverages that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions.
The Three Caballeros host the popular “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party” celebration, featuring folklórico and samba dancers, live musicians, and Mickey and Minnie in their fiesta best.
Two Cars Land attractions are transformed into Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree. The whimsical “Snowcar” greets guests on the road to Radiator Springs, and each “Cars” character also gets a holiday makeover at their Route 66 address to reflect their personality.
Guests can enjoy special holiday-themed activities with Santa and his sleigh full of mischievous elves at Santa’s Holiday Visit at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
As guests enter the park and stroll along Buena Vista Street, a 50-foot Christmas tree adorns Carthay Circle. The tree and surrounding buildings are decorated with vintage-style ornaments in keeping with the theme of Buena Vista Street, inspired by Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney arrived in the 1920’s. Pacific Wharf, Hollywood Land and Grizzly Peak will also sport holiday décor throughout the season.
At Disneyland Park in the evening, the “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular returns with its “magical” snowfall finale.
Mickey, Minnie, Disney Princesses and Santa celebrate the season in “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, a daily procession with floats, music and marching “tin soldiers.”
Guests entering Disneyland are greeted by a 60-foot tall Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A., decorated with nearly 1,800 ornaments, while Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle will shine with the glow of the shimmering icicles and twinkling lights.
“it’s a small world” is transformed into “it’s a small world” Holiday, with 50,000-plus colorful lights, music and video projections. Inside the attraction, holiday magic takes guests around the world and back as dolls and toys representing children enjoy the distinctive holiday traditions of their countries.
‘Twas “The Nightmare before Christmas” and all through the Haunted Mansion, Jack Skellington and his friends are causing a collision between Christmas and Halloween to transform the Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday.
Throughout the resort, guests will discover holiday culinary treats and festive fare, along with special merchandise for the merry season. Also during the holiday season, the Downtown Disney District will be full of festive shopping, dining and entertainment and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort also join in the yuletide celebration with twinkling lights and ornaments, holiday displays, special entertainment and holiday-inspired eats and treats.
For more about the Disneyland Resort 2019 holiday celebrations, read this Disney Park Blog post, and watch these videos of previous celebrations: