Disneyland’s Holiday Entertainment Offerings – 2023

Christmas Mickey

During the holidays, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park have lots of special entertainment offerings. These festive parades, shows, and more make the holidays at Disneyland extra magical! Read on to see some of the holiday entertainment offerings at Disneyland.

Disneyland Park

A Christmas Fantasy Parade

See your favorite Disney characters, plus classic Christmas figures, march down Main Street U.S.A to celebrate the season! A Christmas Fantasy Parade runs twice each day, 3:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M., now through January 7th, 2024.

A Christmas Fantasy Parade Mickey Mouse
It wouldn’t be a parade without the Boss! Photo: Emily Murray.

Character Meet and Greets

During daily operations, you can meet Mickey and his friends in their holiday gear! You will likely find in Town Square at the entrance of the park.

Donald in Christmas Outfit
Donald Duck in his festive holiday outfit. Photo: Emily Murray.

“it’s a small world” Lighting

Each night Disneyland’s “it’s a small world” is lit with a gorgeous display of Christmas lights. At 5:15 P.M., you can watch the lighting of this attraction. After the lighting, the façade comes to life with projections and music every 30 minutes.

it's a small world Christmas
“it’s a small world” is lit with thousands of Christmas lights. Photo: Emily Murray.

Disney Holiday Dance Party

In Tomorrowland, you can dance to Christmas tunes with characters like Goofy, Pluto, the Aristocats, and more! This Disney Holiday Dance Party occurs every night of the holiday season.

Christmas Goofy
Goofy at the dance party. Photo: Emily Murray.

Wintertime Enchantment at Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle

Watch Sleeping Beauty’s Castle transform into a spectacle of dazzling every night at 7:30 P.M. and 8:30 P.M. During this presentation, snow also falls!

Sleeping Beauty Castle
Sleeping Beauty Castle decorated for Christmas. Photo: Emily Murray.

Disney California Adventure Park

Mickey’s Happy Holidays

Mickey’s Happy Holidays is a cavalcade that occurs daily at Disney California Adventure Park. Mickey, his friends, and more dance down Buena Vista Street to celebrate the holidays at 12:45 P.M., 2:30 P.M., and 4:30 P.M.

Minnie Mouse
Minnie Mouse in Mickey’s Happy Holidays. Photo: Emily Murray.

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party

Celebrate the holiday traditions of Mexico and Brazil with this street party in Paradise Gardens Park! The ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party features cultural performers and Disney characters.

Viva Navidad
Times for Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party are 12:10, 1:10, 2:10, 3:45, 4:45, and 5:45. Photo: Emily Murray.

¡Viva Navidad! Characters

Another offering of ¡Viva Navidad! at Disney California Adventure Park are special character meet and greets! You can meet characters like The Three Caballeros, Minnie, and Mickey dressed in Christmas outfits.

Minnie and Mickey
Minnie and Mickey meet together at this location. Photo: Emily Murray.

Holiday Toy Drummers

Also in Paradise Garden Park are the Holiday Toy Drummers. These performers execute precision percussion as they play classic Christmas songs!

Disney Holiday Toy Drummers
See these Toy Drummers periodically throughout the day now through January 7, 2024. Photo: Emily Murray.

Would you want to visit Disneyland at the Holidays? Let us know in the comments!

Written by

Emily Murray

Contributing Writer

For as long as Emily can remember, Disney has played a huge role in her life. Her infatuation with Disney resulted in many hours spent rewatching Toy Story and creating multiple powerpoints to convince her parents to book yet another vacation to the “Most Magical Place on Earth”. In 2015, Emily followed one of her dreams and moved to Orlando, Florida where she spent just over five years working for the mouse in three separate roles. Emily is passionate about writing and using words creatively and concisely. She loves to make others laugh and hopes to sprinkle a little bit of magic into everything she does.

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