Wednesday, November 8, 2017

2017 Holidays at Disneyland

With Halloween over, Disneyland is doing its amazingly quick turnaround into the Holiday Season. The official start is November 10, and that's just days away, so let's take a look at what you can expect this year.

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The snowy, glittering castle is back and as beautiful as ever. Practically everywhere you look has some festive decorations going on, so if you're there be sure to look up and look around. You don't want to miss anything.

If you love gigantic Christmas trees, head over to Buena Vista Street in DCA every day between November 10 and December 30 for the tree lighting ceremony!

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Ride Overlays

Haunted Mansion Holiday has been here since mid-September, but now joining it will be Small World Holiday.

Sad news: no Jingle Cruise this year. If you're looking for holiday themed corny jokes, you'd better pack your bags for Florida, since Jingle Cruise is alive and well at Disney World.


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The classic Christmas Fantasy Parade is back along with the Believe in Holiday Magic fireworks show. Who doesn't love when it snows (soaps?) on Main Street???

World of Color Season of Light will combine classic Disney movies and characters with fun and festive holiday music.

The "Holiday Time" tour will be returning, with some new updates, so if you've taken if before, you may want to do it again! You'll tour both parks over two and a half hours, get reserved seating for the Christmas parade, plus take home a pin and personalizable button! (If anyone goes on the tour, please share pics of the pin and button, we're dying to see!)

Over at California Adventure, check out the Viva Navidad Street Party led by the Three Caballeros (Donald Duck, Panchito, and Jose Carioca). This looks like it'll be lots of energetic fun, with Disney characters, dancers, musicians, and giant 12 foot puppets!

And if you're really in the holiday spirit, be sure to visit Santa himself and get a perfect picture! Santa has taken over the Redwood Challenge Trail (a favorite spot of mine, to begin with). Grab an activity map and visit all of the games and activities - when you're map is all complete, you can bring it back to learn the secret of what type of elf you are.


Let's start with everyone's favorite - hand made candy canes! I just got a peek at the schedule yesterday, so take a look at where these amazing treats will be available on the day you're planning on going so you don't miss out (Candy Palace in Disneyland Park, or Trolly Treats in DCA)! Be sure to grab a wrist band first thing in the morning to reserve your candy cane.
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Head over to the Sonoma Terrace to decorate your own Mickey Snowman cookie! Is it a delicious treat? Is it a fun holiday activity? Who cares? It sounds perfect!

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If you love the Food and Wine Festival at DCA, you're going to flip over the Festive Food Marketplace. 12 different kiosks will be set up all around the park. We don't have a complete menu yet, but just the kiosk descriptions we found on Disneyland's website has us ready to munch (and sip!).

Plus check all the usual snack spots across both parks for special holiday themed baked goods.


Is it weird that this is our favorite part? We've peeked at what's available thanks to our favorite source of Disneyland merch, The Personal Disneyland Shopper (check her out and shop directly from her here!). Take a look at what she's spotted already. Which is top on your wish list?


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  2. Right! Ideally you described it all, that was it!