The Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure is BACK this holiday season at the Disneyland Resort! The 2021 Festival dates are November 12, 2021 through January 9, 2022.
The Festival of Holidays celebrates the season with special entertainment, music, and FOOD!
Click Here to See the 2019 Festival of Holidays Menus while we wait for the 2021 menus to be released.
It’s a beautiful time of year to be in Disney California Adventure!
Stay tuned for the booths for the 2021 Festival!
FULL MENUS COMING SOON
Brews & Bites
A Twist on Tradition
Making Spirits Bright
Paradise Garden Grill
2019 Festival of Holidays Menus
You can also grab a Tasting Passport to keep track of everything you eat during the Festival… and everything you still want to try!
For 2021, there will be a variety of entertainment offerings at the Festival of Holidays.
New for 2019 was an all-new character celebration, “Mickey’s Happy Holidays.” This high-energy celebration will be returning this year. During the celebration, guests are invited to dance along to merry holiday music with Mickey Mouse and pals!
So far, Disney’s website also notes that there will be performances by the Mariachi Divas, Mostly Kosher, Blue13 Dance Company, Phat Singer Swinger, The Suffragettes, and the Holiday Toy Drummers.
We’ll be on the lookout for more information about these offerings!
Here’s a look at some of the special entertainment we’ve seen during past Festival of Holidays.
In the past, 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) (coming back in 2021)
- Mostly Kosher honoring Hanukkah in eclectic musical styles (coming back in 2021)
- BLUE 13 Dance Company celebrating Diwali with folk dance and a Bollywood party (coming back in 2021)
- Phat Cat Swinger presenting swinging brass twists on holiday music (Fridays through Mondays during Holiday Sunset Concerts) (coming back in 2021)
- Holiday Toy Drummers dropping the drum beat (coming back in 2021)
Don’t forget to grab a Festival Entertainment Guide so you can be in the know with the lineup during your visit!
Princess Elena’s Musical Grand Arrival
Princess Elena of Avalor’s Musical Grand Arrival takes 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 on a date TBA.
Santa’s elves have turned 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 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 also typically features a holiday version of the nighttime spectacular, World of Color — Season of Light.
If it’s running during your visit, don’t miss capping off your visit to Festival of Holidays with this special version of the extremely popular show!
Sip and Savor Pass
According to the Disneyland website, it appears the Sip and Savor Pass will be available to all Festival guests this year! The pass typically 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.
Here’s a peek at what this pass has looked like in the past!
The Sip and Savor Pass was $54 in the past, including tax and Guests could buy the Sip and Savor Pass at the following locations: Festival merchandise carts, Seaside Souvenirs, Kingswell Camera Shop, and Rushin’ River Outfitters. We’ll be on the lookout for more details about cost and booths for 2021.
Festival of Holidays Merchandise
Keep your eyes peeled for Festival of Holidays merchandise!