News: Festival of Holidays Returns to Disney California Adventure on November 10

Hooray! Dates have been announced for the return of Festival of Holidays in Disney California Adventure! From November 10, 2017 through January 7, 2018 — as part of the Holidays at Disneyland Resort — the Festival of Holidays celebrates the season with special entertainment, music, and FOOD!

Disney Festival of Holidays

Disney Festival of Holidays

Last year, that food came by way of Fourteen Festival Marketplace Booths, featuring everything from global bites to comfort foods to traditional holiday goodies. And today Disney announced that the Festive Foods Marketplace will return for its second year.

Winter Sliderland Booth

Winter Sliderland Booth

No specific booths have been announced as of yet, but last year featured spots like Southern Home Holidays (with its hit Sweet Potato Pie), Winter Sliderland (I loved the Praline and Bourbon Whoopie Pie), and Nosh & Nibbles (where the Reuben Potato Smash was the highlight).

Praline & Bourbon Whoopie Pie

Praline & Bourbon Whoopie Pie

That said, I was somewhat underwhelmed by the offerings, finding that in many cases the quality of the items didn’t quite justify the prices. (As a refresher, you can check out my full review of the event here.) Will that change when the event returns this year? We don’t know… yet.

What we do know is that some other pretty terrific aspects of the Festival of Holidays will return, such as the opportunity to cap off your visit by viewing the special holiday version of World of Color — Season of Light. And part of the entertainment lineup will include Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

And the fun won’t stop there! Over in Disneyland park, the Believe… in Holiday Magic fireworks show will return along with “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade and Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle. Plus, be sure to make time to experience “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday, too!

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Haunted Mansion Holiday

It’s (almost ;) ) time to start gearing up for the Holidays at Disneyland Resort!

Will you be trying the Festive Foods Marketplace this year? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. says

    There’s always something special about traditional holiday foods, especially when they’re done really well, in such a spectacular environment. Seasonal eating is always something to look forward to! Thanks for sharing this! Glad to hear the festival is on for this year!

  2. Amelia Hammerton says

    I would like information of the Candlelight Procession at Disneyland. What are the dates? Who are the announcers? And, how do you get tickets?

    Thank you!!

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