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Step into a Pixie-Perfect Christmas Wonderland at Disneyland Resort!

Updated: Mar 6

Hey folks! The Pixie Planner is back, and we're here to share with you our favorite touches of Christmas magic at Disneyland Resort. Some of our favorite tips we send our guests before their magical vacation can be anything from the best places to watch the fireworks in the parks, to a must-try milkshake in DCA.

Whether you are considering planning a last minute 2023 trip or looking ahead for 2024, The Pixie Planner is here to walk you through our top holiday must-sees!

"A Christmas Fantasy" Parade at Disneyland

Kicking things off at Disneyland, catch the "A Christmas Fantasy" Parade – a festive party that turns the park into a holiday dreamland. It starts near It's a Small World at 3:30 pm and on Main Street 6:30 pm.

Holiday Tree Lighting in Town Square at Disneyland

Stick around Disneyland at 5:00 pm for the Holiday Tree Lighting in Town Square. Watch the place light up and get those Insta-worthy shots – especially when it's all twinkling at night!

Tick Tock Tidings

Every half hour from 5:30 pm till closing, catch the Tick-Tock Tidings show on It's a Small World at Disneyland.

Wintertime Enchantment Castle Lighting

Jump over to Disneyland at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm for Wintertime Enchantment at Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle. It's a spectacle of 126,000 twinkling lights and snowfall that's pure magic!

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Head over to Disneyland and experience the holiday takeover of the Haunted Mansion. Jack Skellington and his crew bring a Halloween-meets-Christmas vibe!

Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure

Dive into the cultural celebrations at Disney California Adventure. The Festival of Holidays, running from November 10th through January 7, 2024, offers cuisine from around the world. Grab a Festival Passport and explore the eight different Festival Foods Marketplaces! This brings us to our next favorite...

Unique Season Food Offerings

Let's take a break from the sights and dive into the scrumptious holiday offerings at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure! From festive churros and gingerbread treats to holiday-themed popcorn buckets, the parks are serving up a feast for your taste buds. Don't miss out on the peppermint beignets, holiday turkey sandwiches, and, of course, the famous hand-pulled candy canes. Be sure to check out Disney's foodie guide for the 2023 Holiday Season!

Believe in Holiday Magic Fireworks (with Snow!)

At 9:30 pm, Disneyland's night sky lights up with "Believe in Holiday Magic" Fireworks. Cue the snowfall – it's like winter came early. We recommend arriving about 45 minutes early and stand in the middle of Main Street outside of the ice cream parlor for the best viewing experience!

Meet Santa at Redwood Creek Challenge in Disney California Adventure

Hop over to Disney California Adventure for a Santa meet-up at Redwood Creek Challenge. Santa's spreading joy from 9:00 am to 6:45 pm until December 24. Plus, games, zip lines, and NICE list signings!

Holiday Toy Drummers in Disney California Adventure

Groove to the beat of the Holiday Toy Drummers daily in front of The Little Mermaid ride at Disney California Adventure. Check the app for showtimes as they vary!

¡Viva Navidad! Street Party in Disney California Adventure

Time to salsa at the ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party near Goofy’s Sky School in Paradise Gardens Park at Disney California Adventure. Catch The Three Caballeros, Mickey, and Minnie in a dance-filled fiesta. Showtimes? Check the app!

World of Color – Season of Light

We have saved the best for last! Wrap it up with "World of Color – Season of Light" in Disney California Adventure at 9:00 pm every night. Water show, dazzling lights, and festive tunes – it's an absolutely must see!

There you have it folks – the lowdown on our holiday favorites! Get ready to soak in the magic, take those pics, and let the good times roll!

Are you ready to dream up your next adventure? Allow us to sprinkle some pixie dust on your next trip by reaching out to your personal Pixie Planner or fill out this form!

May you and yours have the Happiest of Holidays!


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