Disneyland Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

The Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure happens each holiday season at the Disneyland Resort! The 2018 dates haven’t been announced yet, but you can check out our 2017 coverage here!

Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure

Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure

The Festival of Holidays celebrates the season with special entertainment, music, and FOOD!

Festival of Holidays Banner

Festival of Holidays Banner

It’s a beautiful time of year to be in Disney California Adventure!

Disney California Adventure Tree

Disney California Adventure Christmas Tree

Festive Foods Marketplace

In 2016, Fourteen Festival Marketplace Booths debuted along with the Festival, featuring everything from global bites to comfort foods to traditional holiday goodies. in 2017, there were 13 Festive Marketplace Booths.

Chips, Breads & Holiday Spreads

Chips, Breads & Holiday Spreads

Click here to see the 2017 full menus with prices for each booth!

Chips, Breads & Holiday SpreadsNew in 2017!

Joy to the SauceNew in 2017!

Brews & Bites

Holiday Duets — New in 2017!

A Twist on TraditionNew in 2017!

Festive Holiday ExtrasNew in 2017!

Making Spirits Bright

Spicy Celebrations — New in 2017!

Classic Crocks & Casseroles — New in 2017!

Blissfully Braised — New in 2017!

Winter Sliderland

Grandma’s Recipes — New in 2017!

Treats for Santa

And be sure to check out our FIRST LOOK at the FOOD at the Festival of Holidays here!

You can also grab a Tasting Passport to keep track of everything you eat during the Festival… and everything you still want to try!

Tasting Passport

Tasting Passport

Tasting Passport

Tasting Passport

Special Entertainment

Additional entertainment abounds for the Festival of Holidays!

Festival of Holidays Entertainment Banner

Festival of Holidays Entertainment Banner

Disney Viva Navidad returned to Paradise Garden in 2017. This street party hosted by The Three Caballeros featured live music, samba dancers, 12-foot-tall mojiganga puppets and Disney character appearances!

Performances featuring global holiday music and dance included:

  • The Sound performing a cappella soulful renditions of Kwanzaa and Christmas songs
  • Mariachi Divas singing mariachi versions of holiday songs (Tuesdays through Thursdays during Holiday Sunset Concerts)
  • Mostly Kosher honoring Hanukkah in eclectic musical styles
  • BLUE 13 Dance Company celebrating Diwali with folk dance and a Bollywood party
  • Phat Cat Swinger presenting swinging brass twists on holiday music (Fridays through Mondays during Holiday Sunset Concerts)
  • Holiday Toy Drummers dropping the drum beat
Festival of Holidays

Festival of Holidays

And don’t forget to grab a Festival Entertainment Guide so you can be in the know with the lineup during your visit!

Festival of Holidays Entertainment Guide -- click to enlarge

Festival of Holidays Entertainment Guide — click to enlarge

Princess Elena’s Musical Grand Arrival 

Princess Elena of Avalor’s Musical Grand Arrival will take place around Paradise Bay several times each day. The Princess will arrive on a magical float and share songs and stories from her native land.

Meet Santa Claus

Meet the Big Guy himself — Santa Claus! — at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. We are awaiting dates for 2018.

Meet Santa Claus!

Meet Santa Claus!

Santa’s elves have turned Redwood Creek Challenge Trail into a festive playground full of games and outdoor activities.

Redwood Creek

Redwood Creek for Santa’s Holiday Visit

Santa's Elves

Santa’s Elves

Starting December 25th through the end of the Festival, Santa Goofy will take Santa’s place for photos.

Three Kings Day

During the final days of the Festival, Disneyland will also celebrate Three Kings Day, El Día de los Reyes Magos. Latin American traditions will be honored in this three day celebration which will also include Childrens’ Activities (including custom crown decorating) and beautiful displays. Also be on the lookout for Rosca de Reyes, a traditional circular cake (yours might include a baked-in surprise!).

World of Color — Season of Light

The Festival of Holidays features a holiday version of the nighttime spectacular, World of Color — Season of Light.

World of Color

World of Color

Don’t miss capping off your visit to Festival of Holidays with this special version of the exceptionally popular show!

Annual Passholders

Annual Passholders may opt to purchase the Sip and Savor Pass at the AP Corner at Sonoma Terrace, just for Passholders! For $45 (tax included), Annual Passholders received a 2017 Festival of Holidays lanyard with 8 coupons attached, redeemable for non-alcoholic beverage and food items at the Festive Foods Marketplaces (with the exception of Making Spirits Bright and Treats for Santa).

Spicy Celebrations

Spicy Celebrations

With each coupon redemption, you received a special AP button, while supplies last! Each Marketplace offers its own unique color scheme for the buttons, with 11 designs total.

At the Annual Passholder Corner at Sonoma Terrace, Disneyland Annual Passholders can also enjoy an exclusive holiday photo location, check out Passholder-exclusive Festival merchandise, and receive a special souvenir button by presenting their Annual Pass.

Festival of Holidays Merchandise

Keep your eyes peeled for Festival of Holidays merchandise!

Festival of Holidays Merchandise

Festival of Holidays Merchandise

Festival of Holidays Merchandise

Festival of Holidays Merchandise

Festival of Holidays Merchandise

Festival of Holidays Merchandise

Festival of Holidays Merchandise

Festival of Holidays Merchandise

Souvenir Mug

Souvenir Mug

Check out more Disneyland food coverage by clicking here!

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