Guy Selga Jr., coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, reports that Christmastime has arrived at Disneyland Resort and that both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure are packed from top to bottom with special seasonal decorations, rides, performers, and festive food items. Join Guy on a photo tour of both parks!
Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle features snow-covered spires and icicles that light up and dazzle at night.
Back at Disneyland’s entrance, these beautiful snowflakes can be seen above the turnstiles.
Disneyland has one of the best and biggest Christmas trees you’ll probably ever see. It’s just 17 feet shorter than the park’s icon, Sleeping Beauty Castle. The tree has hundreds of lights and more than 1,800 ornaments.
Disneyland’s park map shows off one of the park’s marquee Christmas offerings, ‘it’s a small world’ Holiday, which is a must-see. The ride’s facade is covered in thousands of Christmas lights, which look incredible at night.
Any Christmas item you can think of is available at Disneyland. Nutcrackers, ornaments, ugly Christmas sweaters, stockings, and dozens of more items can be yours.
A popular Yuletide souvenir at Disneyland is this Ornament Stein. It can be found for $12.99 at most of the park’s quick-service restaurants, if it’s not sold out.
Who can forget the plethora of delicious Christmas candy, hand-crafted by Disneyland’s own candy chefs? They’re as good as they look.
Not just Main Street gets decorated for the holidays. Almost every land has its own unique version of decorations. Here you can see New Orleans Square’s Mardi Gras-themed decorations.
There are many different musical acts to enjoy during the holidays, but my Christmastime favorite is the classic Dapper Dans barbershop quartet.
Over in DCA, the tree matches Buena Vista Street’s 1920s theme. On it you’ll find garlands and period-appropriate ornaments.
Even the Red Car Trolley gets decorated for the season.
Cars Land gets a huge amount of Christmas decorations, including the popular Snowy the Snow Car photo-op.
Garlands made of car parts run up and down Cars Land’s main street.
New for 2017 are Mater’s Jingle Jamboree and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl, which are seasonal versions of Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters. Besides new festive music, there’s not much to these seasonal overlays. However, the new songs are fun and catchy.
Each building in Cars Land gets fun decorations to match its location. Here you can see Cozy Cone Motel’s tree.
Farther down the street you’ll find the hub cap tree and Stanley with a Christmas hat.