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The Ultimate Disneyland Christmas Guide: Best Food, Decorations, Entertainment, and more!

There is nothing quite like a Disneyland Christmas. 

Disney knows how to do Christmas *right*, and you’ll see the festive spirit come alive at both Disneyland and California Adventure. You’ll find many areas of both parks decked out in festive decor, tons of seasonal food + treats, special holiday entertainment, and much more.

Christmastime at Disneyland is absolutely magical, and it is absolutely my favorite time to visit. Even after visiting so many times, it never gets old – I’m always swept away in the wonder and magic that the holiday season holds in the parks.

From seeing the Sleeping Beauty Castle draped in tons of twinkling lights, trying as many of the holiday foods as I can, to seeing all the characters in their festive garb, there’s so much that I love about Christmas at Disneyland and California Adventure.

You’ll find something for everyone during the holiday season at Disneyland – obviously for kids, but even if you’re visiting as an adult.

There’s so much going on in the parks during the holiday season, that it can be hard to keep track of what to see + do. No worries, I gotcha! As a Magic Key passholder for the last few years, I’ve been going to Disneyland during the holiday season as many times as I can every year so that I can report back on the best food, decorations, entertainment, photo spots, and more.

Here’s the ultimate guide to visiting Disneyland during the holidays – from the best Disneyland Christmas decorations, the best food, rides, shows, and much more (along with tips for making the most of your visit)!

When does Disneyland decorate for Christmas?

The season usually kicks off Veteran’s Day weekend in November and runs through the week after New Years. For the 2023-2024 season, this is November 10, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

The decorations usually start going up right after Halloween, so you can start to catch some of the festive vibes in early November. However, do note that the lights on the castle usually don’t turn on until the season officially starts (and in my opinion, that’s the most magical part!)

Things to Do at Christmastime in Disneyland + California Adventure

Festival of the Holidays at California Adventure

If there’s anything that I look forward to every year, it’s the Festival of the Holidays at California Adventure!

The Festival celebrates diverse holiday cultural traditions from around the world, including Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and Three Kings Day. There’s plenty of musical performances throughout the day, as well as dancing, craft workshops, cultural cuisine, and more. 

There’s plenty going on throughout the day, so be sure to check out the schedule when you get to the park!

Festival Foods Marketplace

Most importantly, the highlight of the event is the Festival Foods Marketplace, featuring around a dozen booths that pop up around the park, selling holiday inspired foods and drinks. It’s similar to what happens during the Food & Wine Festival (and also kinda reminds me of the Christmas Markets that you see in cities such as Munich and Prague).

You’ll find a diverse array of foods and drinks, both traditional and ethnically inspired. The dishes are smaller, appetizer-sized portions, so it makes it easier to try multiple things. I suggest grabbing a few friends and sharing, so you can try as many as you can!

Trying all the foods at the marketplace is the one thing I look forward to most each year! Some of the items are real winners and things I look forward to year after year (I’m looking at you, pork belly adobo!), and some of them miss the mark, but it’s just fun to sample all the things.

If you’re part of a group and looking to try lots of things, or if you’re planning to visit multiple days, I highly recommend picking up a Sip and Savor Pass for $61 ($56 if you have a Magic Key pass). You’ll get 8 “tabs” that you can redeem for food + non-alcoholic drinks at the booths.

Each item at the marketplace runs anywhere between $7.50-9 normally. With the Sip and Savor Pass, each item comes out to $7.63 ($7 if you bought it with a Magic Key discount). You end up saving about $1-2 per dish. To make the most of it, I recommend redeeming the tabs for the higher priced, $8.50-9 items rather than the lower-priced ones.

Pro tip: You can usually order all the things you want from the festival at one booth – no need to go to each individual booth to order (do note that this depends on crowd levels though, so they may not let you do this on super busy days). I find that the booths behind Little Mermaid near the Redwood Creek and in the Hollywood lot have the shortest lines, so I suggest ordering at one of those. Also, note that the booths get VERY busy at dinnertime – I recommend ordering all your things earlier in the day and then picking them up later to avoid insanely long lines.

Before you go, check out the full listing of all the foods & drinks offered at the Festival Foods Marketplace (with photos).

Here are some of my favorite items at the Festival Foods Marketplace – 

  • Pork Belly Adobo (Favorite Things): This is one thing I look forward to EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. The pork belly is super tender, and almost melts in your mouth. The garlic rice is cooked to perfection. Even my Filipino boyfriend declares this his favorite dish!
  • Maple Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum (Merry Mashups): This is another thing that I look forward to year after year! Look, alcohol at Disneyland is expensive, but this is one of the drinks that’s 10000% worth the $17. The drink is warm, which makes it perfect for a chilly evening. It’s got a nice kick to it (I can actually feel my face get warm, unlike other alcoholic drinks where I’m convinced there’s only 1/10 shot of alcohol in it haha). And the best part is the cream that comes on top, with salted toffee bits – SO GOOD.
  • Esquites Carnitas Mac & Cheese (Holiday Duets): The mac and cheese items are usually winners during the festival, and this one is probably my favorite. The carnitas are super tender and flavorful, and the puffed corn bits are a nice touch and add a fun texture.
  • Savory Kugel Mac & Cheese (A Twist on Tradition): Kugel is sort of a Jewish mac and cheese, and it’s different from all the others that they’ve offered. I really enjoyed the slightly tangy flavor of this one.
  • Chocolate Tart with Twix Pieces (Holiday Duets): I really enjoyed this one – if you’re a chocolate lover, you’ll probably love it. Do note that it’s SUPER rich though – you’ll probably want to split it with multiple people.
  • Tiramisu Yule Log Cocktail (Merry Mashups): If hot buttered rum doesn’t sound like your thing, this is my second favorite cocktail. It’s got nice, cozy flavors that are perfect for the season. It’s sweet but not too sweet – and I love the chocolate bits in here!
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Rides with holiday overlays

Another fun thing about visiting Disneyland during Christmas? Seeing some of your favorite rides get a festive holiday makeover. 

This gives such a fresh and exciting spin to some of the rides in the park, some of which you may usually overlook as unexciting the rest of the year (I’m looking at you, “it’s a small world”).

Here are all the rides that get a holiday overlay in both Disneyland and California Adventure:

  • “it’s a small world” Holiday: A complete vibe! Not only does the outside get adorned with tons of colorful lights outlining the designs of the facade, the ride itself also gets into the holiday spirit. You’ll see tons of lights and decorations inside, as well as a nod to many of the holiday traditions from around the world. Absolutely do not miss it! (Pro tip: Highly recommend going on this one at night, so you can admire the lights while waiting in line)
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday: This one gets decked out for Halloween, and stays up until the end of the holidays, so you get to experience both Halloween and Christmas. It gets a Nightmare Before Christmas overlay, so expect to see characters from the movie make an appearance here – as well as tons of seasonal decorations. You’ll even catch a whiff of gingerbread in the haunted dining room (fun fact – it includes over 300 lbs of ingredients and movable parts, which take over 20 days to create).
  • Cars Land (Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl + Mater’s Jingle Jamboree): Cars Land is one of most festive areas inside California Adventure (more on that later), and these two rides get a seasonal makeover. You’ll find some fun decorations, as well as seasonal Christmas music on both rides. They are more subtle changes, but nonetheless still fun! 

Holiday parades and entertainment

Another thing about Disneyland at Christmas – you’ll find a whole slew of holiday shows, performances, and entertainment on the schedule.

From parades, musical performances, illuminations, fireworks, and more, there is plenty of entertainment throughout the day to keep you busy!

There’s so much going on that it’s impossible to see it all in one day. However, if you plan your day right, you’ll be able to catch a few holiday shows and parades in one day. Make sure to prioritize – if there’s a specific parade or performance you want to see, plan for it and then fit everything else around that.


A Christmas Magic parade is a fan favorite during Christmas at Disneyland. The parade takes place twice a day (3:30 and 6:30pm), goes down from “it’s a small world” down to Main Street, and is about 20 minutes long.

You’ll see the characters dressed up in their festive outfits standing on holiday themed floats. Elsa and Anna have a special Frozen themed float, and the rest of the Disney princesses also dance down the parade route. And of course, Santa makes an appearance to conclude the parade!

Do note that A Christmas Magic is very popular, and people start staking out their spots at the most popular viewing spots, especially around Main Street, at least an hour ahead of time. If it’s a priority to you to get a prime viewing spot, then you’ll have to keep this in mind as you plan your day. If you absolutely want a reserved viewing spot, then you can also consider purchasing the dining package at Plaza Inn.

Pro tip: I’ve found that the “best” viewing spot for parades is in front of the bathrooms near the Alice in Wonderland ride. I say “best” because it may not be prime viewing, but most people don’t seem to know about it so you can grab a spot without waiting around too long. If I happen to be watching a parade, it’s pretty spontaneous, so this is usually where I end up!

Over at California Adventure, Mickey’s Happy Holidays takes place 3 times a day at 12:45, 2:30, and 4:30pm. This is a much shorter parade than A Christmas Magic  (it’s technically considered a clavicle), but it’s fun to see! The music is also so darn catchy that you can’t help but catch yourself humming along to it the rest of the day (or is that just me? LOL).

You’ll see Mickey, Minnie, and their friends, along with some Pixar characters, and the Holiday Toy Drummers.

There’s no need to line up or stake a spot for this one. You’ll see the gang pass through Paradise Gardens Park towards Buena Vista Street. If you just stand along the path, you can see them. I seem to always catch them as I’m in line for food at the Festival Foods Marketplace.

World of Color – A Season of Light

The nighttime spectacular at California Adventure gets a holiday makeover in World of Color – A Season of Light. The show takes place twice every evening, at 9pm and 10:15pm.

You’ll see a dazzling array of color, light, water, and illumination, featuring beloved moments from Disney and Pixar films, and set to holiday music. 

There are reserved viewing areas along Paradise Bay, which can be accessed in one of the following ways: reserving via virtual queue, purchasing a World of Color dining package, or attending the World of Color Dessert Party. Otherwise, there are also unreserved viewing areas that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Pro tip: This is also an excellent time to eat at Lamplight Lounge! Not only are the foods and drinks all excellent (it might be my favorite sit-down restaurant in the parks), it also offers an excellent view of World of Color. Be sure to time your reservation so that you can catch the show!  

Believe…in Holiday Magic Fireworks

There’s nothing quite like a Disney fireworks spectacular, and it is extra magical during the holiday season.

The Believe…in Holiday Magic fireworks show takes place nightly at 9:30pm and is a dazzling display of color, holiday music, and magical vibes. There’s nothing like seeing the colorful fireworks display set to the holiday music, especially in front of the twinkling Sleeping Beauty Castle. It is truly a sight to behold!

You can also catch it from in front of “it’s a small world,” but I’ve found that it just looks better from in front of the castle. Plus, it’s just extra magical!

After the fireworks, you’ll find a flurry of snowflakes fall, both in front of “it’s a small world” and on Main Street. I always enjoy it when I happen to be walking through Main Street as this goes on, because it is pretty enchanting!

Do note that the fireworks may be canceled due to weather conditions, although they usually don’t announce cancellations until the very last minute. Also, I’ve seen the fireworks go off when it’s raining and I expected them to be canceled, and vice versa.

¡Viva Navidad!

Taking place at Paradise Gardens Park in California Adventure, ¡Viva Navidad! is a street party celebration of Latin American holiday traditions.

See Mickey and Minnie in festive fiesta attire, listen to Brazilian samba music, catch some folklórico dancers, see mariachi performers, and more. You’ll even see some 12 foot tall mojiganga puppets of Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Catch the party throughout the day at 12:10pm, 1:10pm, 2:10pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm, and 5:45pm.

Try all the Christmas food + treats

In addition to all the foods offered as part of the Festival of the Holidays, you’ll find a delicious array of seasonal dishes, snacks, and treats offered at both Disneyland and California Adventure, as well as Downtown Disney and the Grand Californian Hotel.

One treat that Disneyland is famous for? The candy canes over at Candy Palace and Trolley Treats

What makes them so special? They are handmade at the candy shops, and only made on certain days. Only 3 batches are made on those days (which means there’s only 135 or so available each time). 

This means that they are extra exclusive and it’s a bit of a process in trying to get your hands on one. Here are some tips on how to try to get yourself one!

Even if you don’t get your hands on a coveted candy cane, there are plenty of other holiday-inspired meals, churros, candied apples, cakes, macarons, cold brew coffees, funnel cakes, pretzels, and more throughout the parks. There’s something for everyone! 

Here’s a complete foodie guide for the holidays (with photos) so you can plan out what you want.

Personally, I always end up getting super excited for the stuff at the Festival of the Holidays and never seem to get around to eating the rest of the stuff as much as I want to. But I still can’t resist trying a churro or two, picking up a Rice Krispie treat, and grabbing a few other treats.

I always have to make a stop at the Jolly Holiday Bakery to see what holiday treats are available there. Mostly everything I have there ends up being super tasty! I always love the holiday macaron (the 2023 version is super pretty and is a delicious mint chocolate flavor), as well as the gingerbread (which you can find at several other locations in the park, including Starbucks). This year, they also have this super adorable snow globe dessert, which is essentially a chocolate cake but delicious!

Pro tip: Some of the seasonal treats sell out by midday, so I highly recommend mobile ordering ahead of time in the morning! You can even select a pickup window later on in the day, if you don’t want to consume it immediately. Also I suggest waiting in line and ordering in person at Jolly Holiday, as I’ve noticed the seasonal items aren’t usually available for mobile order. The line looks long, but moves fast!

Shop for holiday merchandise

Disney always comes out with tons of festive merchandise during the holidays, and it’s always fun to browse what’s in the shops! You just might find yourself picking up a new pair of ears, or a cute holiday sweater to get yourself in the festive spirit.

This is also a great opportunity to find the perfect gift for all the Disney fanatics in your life. From clothing, ornaments, home decor, and more, there’s plenty of Disney themed merchandise!

Those looking to do some shopping should definitely stop into World of Disney in Downtown Disney. This Disney emporium has anything and everything Disney you can think of, and is the perfect place to do some shopping for souvenirs and gifts! They are also open until 1am, so you can also stop by after the parks close (if you have any energy left, that is haha).

Another shop worth checking out is the Plaza Point Holiday Shoppe, located on Main Street. The whole shop is dedicated to Christmas items, and you’ll find an extensive array of ornaments and decor items year-round.

The ornaments here are pretty expensive, but you’ll find some unique ones. And, you can even ask them to add some hand-painted personalization for a special touch.

Check out the hotels

In addition to all that’s going on  in the park, both the Disneyland Hotel and Grand Californian have some of their own holiday happenings as well. They are well worth checking out, especially if you’re looking for a break from all the madness in the parks!

FYI, you don’t need to be a hotel guest to check out the lobby (and you don’t need a park ticket, either).

Here are some of the Christmas events and decorations in the hotels:

  • Meet Santa: Meet Santa Claus in the lobby of the Disneyland Hotel and the Grand California. There is no official schedule, so you’ll have to call and check to see when he’ll be there.
  • Holiday snacks at the Grand Californian: You’ll find a delicious selection of holiday snacks and treats at the Grand Californian Great Hall Cart, including Mickey-shaped cookies, macarons, some festive cocktails and shots, and more.
  • Grand Californian Gingerbread House: The Grand Californian probably has the best holiday decor of the hotels, the centerpiece of which is a giant 7-foot gingerbread replica of the hotel. This takes a 25 member team months to create, and uses 600 pounds of gingerbread, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 250 pounds of fondant, and 1 pound of pixie dust (and even has 25 hidden Mickeys).
  • Diwali at the Disneyland Hotel: The Coffee House serves a special Indian chai Archisha Tea in honor of Diwali, and hosts a number of special cultural performances as well.

Christmas tree + attraction lightings

Sure, Christmastime at Disneyland is magical at any time during the day. But there’s just that extra magic and enchantment that happens when all the Christmas lights turn on at night.

Here are the nightly lighting times for the Christmas trees and holiday attractions:

  • Buena Vista Christmas Tree Lighting: 4:50pm
  • Main Street Christmas Tree Lighting: 5pm
  • “It’s a small world” Holiday Lighting: 5:15pm (There’s a small show with projections and music before the lights coming up, and projections every 30 minutes throughout the night)
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle: The lights come up sometime around sundown, but they also do a Wintertime Enchantment show with projections and music at 7:30pm and 8:30pm. 

Take a holiday tour

For an extra special look into the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort, take the Holiday Time at Disneyland Resort Tour.

This 2.5 hour walking tour gives you a unique look into the holiday traditions and stories of Walt and the Disney family. Learn some fun facts, cut the line at “it’s a small world,” and enjoy some holiday treats along the way!

One perk of taking the tour? You’ll also get guaranteed access to a prime viewing location for the A Christmas Magic parade!

Meet your favorite characters (in holiday outfits!)

Meeting your favorite Disney characters is always a fun experience (YES, even for a 30-something girl like me!), and especially so when they’re dressed up in cute holiday outfits!

You’ll find your favorite Disney characters walking around during the day, and there are meet-and-greets offered throughout the day. Not all of them have a specific schedule, but here are some character experiences you’ll find throughtout the park.

Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip, Dale and Goofy all make appearances at Town Square on Main Street. Appearance times vary, however, and lines can get long for the most popular characters like Mickey and Minnie.

You can also find Mickey and Minnie hanging out at their respective houses in Toontown. During the post-Covid era, they just stood out in front of their houses. These days, they are back to doing actual meet-and-greets. The lines can sometimes get long though, especially at the Minnie house. Donald, Goody, and Pluto also make an appearance in their holiday outfits at Toontown.

You’ll also find the characters in festive outfits during the character breakfast at the Plaza Inn.

Meet Santa

Why, yes – Santa does also make an appearance around the Disneyland resort! In addition to being a part of the A Christmas Magic parade, there are also photo ops and meet-and-greets scheduled around the resort.

There are 4spots where you can meet Santa, though December 24:

  • Redwood Creek in California Adventure: In addition to Santa, there are several other seasonal activities that are offered here.
  • Critter Country in Disneyland: Santa will be at Pooh’s Thotful Spot near Pooh’s Corner daily. Do note that he does take breaks.
  • Disneyland Hotel + The Grand Californian: Santa sets up shop in the lobby. Call ahead to see when he’ll be there.

The Best Disneyland Christmas Decorations + Lights

If there’s anything to know about Disneyland, it’s that they know how to decorate for the holidays! 

You’ll see both Disneyland and California Adventure adorned in festive seasonal decorations and lights. It’s so fun to see the parks become transformed for the season each year, and it really makes it the most magical time to visit (and I’m always sad to see it go every year).

Here’s all the best places to see Christmas lights and decorations in the parks!

Disneyland Christmas Lights + Decorations

Sleeping Beauty Castle

Perhaps the most iconic sight at Disneyland during Christmas is the Sleeping Beauty Castle, which gets adorned with over 100,000 twinkling lights resembling snow. It’s an absolutely enchanting sight that ever fails to take my breath away every time I see it!

The lights come on sometime around sundown every day, but they also put on a Wintertime Enchantment show at 7:30 and 8:30, with projections and music. There’s even snow for an extra magical touch.

Even during the day, the castle is gorgeous, with garlands, wreaths, and ornaments, and there are always tons of people getting in their Christmas card photo shoots here. 

Pro tip: It tends to be madness here all day, every day so it may be challenging to get a good photo without 390482304820 in your shot. If you can muster up the energy to stay late, it gets pretty empty here after about 10pm or so. Mornings are a good bet too. And the areas off to the side of the castle tend to be an ideal photo spot, as there aren’t swarms of people there. FYI, the castle is also a PhotoPass location.

it’s a small world

There’s nothing like seeing it’s a small world during the holidays. The ride gets decorated with over 50,000 colorful LED lights that outline the shapes and motifs of the facade (and the ride itself is like no other during the holidays).

It’s nothing special during the day (just a Santa hat on the clock face), but it is absolutely spectacular at night. The lights go on at 5pm every evening – do not miss it!

Pro tip: My favorite photo spot here is from near the turnstiles as you get off the ride. I also like the view from the side, right near the entrance to Toontown.

Main Street

Main Street almost seems like the hub of Christmas at Disneyland. It definitely guarantees that you’ll be in the holiday spirit as you walk into the park and catch a glimpse of the giant tree, the wreaths hanging overhead, and all the decorations that adorn the storefronts.

The centerpiece here is the 60 foot tall Christmas tree, which is decorated with 1800 ornaments and 100 candles. It’s quite an amazing sight!

The thing about Main Street is that it’s pretty busy all day, so getting a great photo is pretty challenging. I’ve heard that if you stay until after closing, then you can sometimes get a shot of it pretty empty (although I never last that long haha).

Pro tip: If you want a photo with the Christmas tree here without waiting in the long line, I’ve found that the benches off to the side and right behind it make a pretty awesome photo spot.

New Orleans Square

The Christmas decorations over at New Orleans Square don’t get a whole lot of buzz, but I stumbled upon them recently and thought they were gorgeous! You’ll see a giant Mardi Gras mask hanging overhead, as well as some colorful ornaments and garlands. So festive!

And of course – let’s not forget the holiday overlay at the Haunted Mansion, which does a perfect mix of Halloween and Christmas with its Nightmare Before Christmas theme.


Toontown also gets some holiday decorations as well. It’s not as over-the-top as some of the decorations in other areas of the park, but it’s still fun to see! I love the whimsiness of the Christmas decorations here, to fit in with the cartoon theme.

I especially love to see Mickey and Minnie’s houses both get decorated for the holidays.

Christmas Decorations at California Adventure

Cars Land

I absolutely LOVE walking through Cars Land during Christmas. They put such a unique spin on Christmas decorations, executing the car theme to perfection.

You’ll see tire wreaths hanging overhead, and trees made with anything from tires, road signs, and traffic cones. In addition, the Cars Land mural gets a seasonal makeover, and two of the rides get overlays as well.

I always think it’s neat walking through Cars Land at night, when you see the Christmas lights interspersed with the neon lights of Flo’s V8 Diner, and the lit up red rocks from Radiator Springs Racers as a gorgeous backdrop.

Buena Vista Street

You’ll feel the festive vibes as you walk through Buena Vista Street upon walking into California Adventure. The decorations and lights here aren’t quite as showy as the ones you see as you walk into Disneyland, but it’s enough to bring about some holiday cheer!

You’ll see some lights hanging above, an elegant wreath on the Carthay Circle tower, and trolleys decked with garlands and ornaments. The centerpiece here is the Christmas tree located in the plaza outside Elias & Co.

The tree stands 50 feet tall, and isn’t quite as grand as the one on Main Street, but it has a unique vintage look. I love the colorful ornaments on this one – the tree lights up at 5pm each day, but I kinda like it better in the day so you can see the ornaments better.

Redwood Creek

Redwood Creek is another one of the Christmas hubs inside California Adventure, with unique decorations, holiday activities, and even a Santa meet-and-greet.

The decorations here keep with the National Parks theme, with wooden ornaments, wreaths with oars, bears, reindeer, and more. It’s certainly a different look than the decorations you see in the rest of the parks!

Tips + Things to Know About Visiting Disneyland at Christmas

If you’re planning to go to Disneyland this holiday season, here are some tips to keep in mind to prepare for your visit:

  • Expect crowds: This is the busiest time in the parks, especially as you get closer to Christmas, so expect crowds accordingly. We were there on a random Wednesday in mid-November (in pouring rain I might add!) and it was already super busy!
  • Reserve as early as possible: Relate to the above – book as early as possible, especially if you’re visiting the week between Christmas and New Years. 
  • Wear layers: Late fall and early winter in Southern California sees relatively mild temperatures during the day (somewhere around 70 degrees), but it does get kinda chilly at night. Bring layers accordingly. You can rent a locker to store all your extra layers as it gets warmer.
  • Plan your day: There are sooo many things to do at Disneyland during the Christmas season that you’re just not going to get to them all. Prioritize the things you want to do and see, and plan the rest of your day around them accordingly.
  • Consider getting Genie +: Wait time for rides tend to be longer since the parks are crowded, so it might be a good time to upgrade to Genie + to save some time. Remember though that it really is only worth it if you start using it at or around rope drop. However, one perk of getting Genie + is the inclusion of free PhotoPass photos – the photographers tend to be set up around all the iconic holiday sights (i.e. the tree on Main Street and the castle), so it’s a great opportunity to get some photos without the hassle of doing it yourself!
  • Leave extra room in your budget: Look, I’m not gonna lie – Disneyland is EXPENSIVE AF. All the holiday foods and merchandise aren’t cheap and they’re going to add up. That said, leave an extra wiggle room in your budget. If there’s a time to splurge at Disneyland, it’s during the holidays!
  • Is Disneyland open on Christmas Day? Yes, and it’s one of their busiest days of the year!

Have you ever experienced Christmastime at Disneyland? What do you love about it?

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