Sleeping Beauty Castle Christmas

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate at Disneyland Park

Sleeping Beauty Castle Christmas

This time of year is special indeed! Let’s venture across the country to California. ‘Tis the season to celebrate at Disneyland Park!

Disneyland Park transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth during the Christmas holidays, where Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle sets the stage for unforgettable tannenbaum traditions. Its snow-capped steeples, glistening icicles, and shimmering lights excite Guests’ festive spirits.

A view down Main Street, U.S.A., spies a majestic tree aglow with more than 70,000 glimmering lights and donned with over 2,000 ornaments. Multiple times a day (check daily schedules), Mickey and his friends celebrate holiday dreams in A Christmas Fantasy Parade. Mr. and Mrs. Claus take center stage—or center float—for a holly jolly journey of fun-filled holiday scenes. Goofy and his son Max decorate a full-scale gingerbread house, and Mickey and Minnie skate on an icy pond while Geppetto and Pinocchio help build toys for Santa.

Disneyland Christmas

Each evening’s forecast calls for snow in this Southern California locale. Just look to the nighttime sky for the Believe in Holiday Magic fireworks show, and catch a snowflake as flurries flitter for the finale. Stroll along while it’s coming down and sample some handmade candy, seasonal pastries, and delectable confectionaries. Pop over to Café Orleans to sample a Holiday Beignet, a Mickey-shaped gingerbread delight covered in cinnamon sugar and served with eggnog. Available at the Central Bakery are Snowman Shortbread, Snowflake Crispies, and Mint Chocolate Cupcakes.

Costumed Characters in holiday apparel appear at photo spots throughout the Park, but if you’re looking for the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus meets and greets Guests at Santa’s Reindeer Round-up in Frontierland. In fact, Santa and the missus invite everyone to the Holiday Ho-Ho-Ho Hoedown.

Several attractions are spruced up for the season. Haunted Mansion has been given a Christmas makeover based on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Don’t miss ginger-dread houses and the Oogie Boogie Man! Mickey’s Toontown residents have fes-Tooned their homes. See how Goofy, Mickey, and Minnie have decorated. And, of course, one of Disneyland’s most beloved attractions, it’s a small world holiday, inspires a sense of peace and hope with an enchanting voyage showcasing unique holiday festivities and traditions around the globe.

Christmas Pluto and Peg

*Today’s photos are courtesy of our very special Guest, Peg Rose! Thank you, Peg!

Today’s Takeaway: Make a 3-dimensional Christmas card to send to your family & friends. Simply follow the video tutorial below, from Disney’s

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  • Susan Broughton

    I always loved to visit both the U.S. Disney sites. When my daughter was young we would go every few years. Now that she is grown ,not so much anymore! I miss the fun we had that only children can give at Disney! Everyone should go at least once!

    • Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Definitely! Before I took my first trip, I thought it would be just like any other theme park, but it’s way more–it’s magical! :)