By: Disney Destinations
June 23, 2022
It’s never too early to dream of dancing sugarplums and all things merry and bright as Disneyland Resort joins in the fun of Halfway to the Holidays! While we haven’t announced all of the holly jolly details just yet, here are a few of the sparkling favorites that will be returning this holiday season in California.
It’s all about the return of the nighttime spectaculars at Disneyland Resort. And continuing in the spirit of beloved nighttime entertainment, we are thrilled to confirm that two nighttime holiday favorites will be returning during the holiday season: “Believe… In Holiday Magic” fireworks and “World of Color – Season of Light”!
“Believe… In Holiday Magic” fireworks is a dazzling nighttime display that brings a medley of heartwarming holiday music and culminates with a magical snowfall in several areas of the Disneyland park including Main Street, U.S.A., near the Rivers of America and in front of “it’s a small world.”
“World of Color – Season of Light” will return to Paradise Bay during the holiday season at Disney California Adventure park! This spectacular winter fantasy blends classic holiday songs with memorable moments from treasured Disney and Pixar films that illuminate a wall of mist, as fountains dance in this mesmerizing spectacle with stories of friendship, family and love.
We’re also delighted to share that the guest-favorite, 7-foot gingerbread house in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will return during the holiday season! A new take on a replica of the hotel each year, this annual tradition takes months for a 25-member team to create. Can you guess how many pounds of powdered sugar it will take to make this year?
During the holiday season, Guests may see Disney characters donning their holiday finest, you can shop for the merriest of merchandise, and enjoy seasonal entertainment and décor throughout the parks, the Downtown Disney District and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. To be sure, Guests can also count on special menus and sweet treats a plenty!
But for those who just can’t wait until then … we have some suggestions!
To celebrate Halfway to the Holidays now for a limited time, June 23-30, 2022, Guests may get in the spirit at the Downtown Disney District with a Christmas Dinner Corn Dog made with a turkey hot dog, hand-dipped in batter, rolled in panko crumbs and served with a side of cranberry sauce for dipping at Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs. Or, for something more sweet, California Churro is offering a Peppermint Churro during this time.
Additionally, Guests can let the festivities begin now and discover holiday treasures at the year-round holiday store on Main Street, U.S.A., Plaza Point Holiday Shoppe. Here Guests can find ornaments, housewares, linens, accessories and all kinds of holiday-themed merchandise every day of the year! Watch as Cast Members meticulously hand paint names on ornaments, and personalizing ornaments is a great gift idea!
Whether Guests have a holiday tradition they are looking forward to at the Disneyland Resort, or if they’re looking to start a new tradition with us, we look forward to welcoming them for a most enchanting and wondrous season later this year. For now – happy Halfway to the Holidays to all!
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