Holidays at the Disneyland Resort: Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park Fact Sheet

ANAHEIM, Calif. – As part of Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, the popular Disney Festival of Holidays returns to Disney California Adventure Park from Nov. 11, 2022, through Jan. 8, 2023. This heartwarming and uniquely Disney celebration highlights traditions associated with Christmas/Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day through live entertainment, holiday shopping and nine marketplace kiosks serving diverse culinary delights. Young guests can learn more about these holidays with fun crafts such as coloring greeting cards and making ornaments and lanterns.

Festive Foods Marketplace

The Festive Foods Marketplace features seasonal comfort dishes that reflect family traditions from many cultures. Some menu items were also inspired by the personal stories of Disney chefs.

Guests may choose to purchase a Sip and Savor Pass*, which can be shared among guests or used over multiple visits to this year’s Disney Festival of Holidays, to redeem eight entitlement tabs forfood or non-alcoholic beverage selections from participating marketplace kiosks and dining locations. For more fun, foodies can pick up a Disney Festival of Holidays Tasting Passport and collect stamps from the marketplaces they try. Guests who collect all the marketplace stamps can receive a special completion stamp.

Nine Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks throughout Disney California Adventure present a merry myriad of holiday bites and beverages. Highlights at each marketplace include:

  • A Twist on Tradition – Unique takes on holiday classics, such as the lox and everything bagel nachos and curry mac and cheese
  • Brews & Bites – Tasty beer complemented by the Impossible™ chorizo queso fundido
  • Favorite Things – Classics with a festive kick, featuring the churro toffee cold brew latte cocktail (non-alcoholic available) and chicken tikka masala
  • Grandma’s Recipes – Recipes inspired by time-honored dishes, like the pumpkin layered cheesecake and hummingbird cocktail
  • Holiday Duets – Perfectly paired savory foods, such as the pork belly adobo and Ceylon Splash beverage (non-alcoholic)
  • Making Spirits Bright – Heartwarming beverages, including wine flights and the milk and cookies hot cocoa (non-alcoholic), and a Mickey-shaped gingerbread cookie
  • Merry Mashups – Flavorful cuisine with hearty flair, featuring the esquites carnitas mac and cheese, turkey poutine and spicy apple cider margarita
  • Visions of Sugarplums – Sweet and savory flavors like the sweet potato-stuffed corn muffin and piña-hibiscus mezcal mule
  • Winter Sliderland – Splendid sliders and sips, like the holiday ham slider, brisket slider and tiramisu yule log cocktail

Additional dining locations throughout Disney California Adventure serve special holiday menu items, such as the chicken tortilla soup from Pacific Wharf Café and loaded latkes from Smokejumpers Grill. Paradise Garden Grill features a Disney ¡Viva Navidad! menu, including chicken tinga arepas, mango tres leches and more. Guests may pick up the Disney Festival of Holidays food guide at the park or check the Disneyland app for a full list of offerings. Mobile ordering through the Disneyland app** may also be available for some holiday food offerings, at select locations.

The foodie fun continues with “Friends of the Festival” in the Downtown Disney District, which features more themed offerings at shops and restaurants.

Exciting lineup of live performances

Day and night, various locations throughout Disney California Adventure Park feature live performances from musical and dance groups, including:

  • New! Tina and The Sounds of Celebration! brings her powerhouse vocals and musicians to perform holiday tunes with a repertoire of salsa, merengue, cumbia and rock Latino.
  • Guests can sing along with the GRAMMY® Award-winning Mariachi Divas and their signature repertoire of catchy, bilingual holiday
  • The Mistletoes, an a cappella ensemble, celebrates an R&B Christmas and the spirit of Kwanzaa through classic holiday songs with rhythm and soul.
  • The entertainment group Mostly Kosher celebrates Hanukkah with an uplifting and eclectic musical tapestry that weaves together klezmer, Latin, jazz and rock.
  • The spirited performers of Blue13 Dance Company turn up the fun with traditional Indian dances that celebrate Diwali and build to a Bollywood-inspired party for all.
  • Phat Cat Swinger, the West Coast’s “Little-Big Band,” sings a swinging selection of holiday tunes, presented with a refreshing twist.

Energetic entertainment and character encounters

  • Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” returns with Disney characters hosting a fun street party along with Mexican folklórico dancers and mariachis, Brazilian samba dancers and percussionists, giant mojiganga puppets and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in their fiesta best.
  • “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” presents a cheerful, seasonal celebration with Mickey Mouse and friends as they travel through Disney California Adventure. Disney and Pixar characters dance and march along to the high-energy music and rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers.
  • The Holiday Toy Drummers march to their own merry beat and perform precision drills with holiday cheer, several times daily.
  • Santa Claus welcomes visitors to his rustic home at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Guests may share their holiday wishes with the jolly fellow and take souvenir photos in this scenic location before Santa departs for the North Pole on Dec. 24.
  • Mirabel from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” greets guests at Paradise Gardens Park. Other favorite Disney characters also make appearances, including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Chip n’ Dale, Goofy and Clara Cluck.

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Check the latest entertainment details and schedules at Disneyland.com or the Disneyland mobile app. Entertainment, experiences, and offerings may be modified, limited in availability or unavailable, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Both Theme Park reservations and valid admission for the same Park on the same day are required for Park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. Visit Disneyland.com/updates for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort.

*A Disney Festival of Holidays Sip and Savor Pass will expire on Jan. 8, 2023, and will not be valid at any other event or at any other time. Passes are nonrefundable, subject to restrictions, and not valid for Theme Park admission. Both valid theme park admission and park reservation required for park entry.

**Message, data and roaming rates may apply for use of the Disneyland app. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

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