The Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure is a huge part of the Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort, and it’s ON now! The 2023 Festival dates are November 10, 2023 through January 7, 2024.
The Festival of Holidays celebrates the season with special entertainment, music, and FOOD!
It’s a beautiful time of year to be in Disney California Adventure!
Click any of the links below to check out the menus and food photos for each 2023 Holiday Booth.
Don’t forget to grab a Tasting Passport to keep track of everything you eat during the Festival…
… and everything you still want to try!
The Passport also includes handy information including a Marketplace Booth map for the event and more.
You can find them at stands near the Festive Foods Marketplace.
There are a variety of entertainment offerings at the Festival of Holidays celebrating Christmas, Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. Music and festivities can be enjoyed at Palisades Stage and Sonoma Terrace, and the celebration has extended to Hollywood Backlot for the first time in 2023.
Mickey’s Happy Holidays is a high-energy character celebration! During the celebration, guests are invited to dance along to merry holiday music with Mickey Mouse and pals!
The Holiday Toy Drummers are always a highlight of the Mickey’s Happy Holidays, too.
The Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party joins the celebration.
Disney ¡Viva Navidad! gives guests the chance to enjoy a street party featuring Mexican folklórico dancers and Mariachis, Brazilian samba dancers and percussionists, giant mojiganga puppets, and Mickey, Minnie and friends in their fiesta best!
“Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” is hosted by The Three Caballeros, and Encanto’s Mirabel and more Disney pals will also make appearances this year! Enjoy the celebration at Paradise Gardens Park. And this year, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the Three Caballeros are wearing brand new outfits!
Additional performing acts include Mostly Kosher, Blue13 Dance Company, Phat Singer Swinger, and The Mistletoes. Don’t forget to grab a Festival Entertainment Guide and check the Disneyland App so you can be in the know with the lineup during your visit!
Meet Santa Claus
Meet the Big Guy himself — Santa Claus! — at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail — Santa’s Holiday Visit!
Santa’s elves turn Redwood Creek Challenge Trail into a festive playground full of games and outdoor activities.
Starting December 25th through the end of the Festival, Santa Goofy typically takes Santa’s place for photos.
Three Kings Day
On January 6th, 2024, Disneyland will also celebrate Three Kings Day, El Día de los Reyes Magos.
Latin American traditions are honored in this celebration which includes Childrens’ Activities (including custom crown decorating) and beautiful displays. It’s held in Paradise Gardens.
World of Color — Season of Light
The Festival of Holidays also features a holiday version of the nighttime spectacular, World of Color — Season of Light in Paradise Bay.
The production is a blend of holiday tunes with classic moments from Disney and Pixar films, all highlighted by dancing fountains and lighting effects.
Sip and Savor Pass
The Sip and Savor Pass is available to Festival guests!
For one price — $59.99 including tax — the pass consists of a commemorative credential, lanyard, and 8 coupons which can be redeemed at the Festive Foods Marketplaces for one food item or non-alcoholic beverage each.
You can find eligible Marketplace items listed on the lanyard cards.
And you can easily access eligible Restaurant (or Additional Location) items as well. Guests can typically find the Sip and Savor Pass at the following locations: Festival merchandise carts, Seaside Souvenirs, Kingswell Camera Shop, and Rushin’ River Outfitters. Magic Key Holders are typically eligible for a discount for the Sip and Savor Pass.
Festival of Holidays Merchandise
Keep your eyes peeled for Festival of Holidays merchandise to commemorate your visit!
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