It’s the most wonderful time of year, indeed! As we’ve been talking about all week here at Laughing Place, the holiday season has already begun at Disneyland Resort in a big way, with so many festive activities to experience around both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, plus the Downtown Disney District shopping area.
During a fantastically fun media event this week, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with a number of Disneyland Resort Cast Members, who each enlightened me about the colorful celebrations happening around the Happiest Place On Earth. I spoke with a chef about the holiday food offerings, learned about Christmastime merchandise and the World of Disney flagship store reimagining, saw incredible dancers and The Three Caballeros perform at ¡Viva Navidad! for Festival of Holidays, and even met with Santa Claus himself for a chat about Disney PhotoPass. Enjoy the videos below!
Watch A Visit with Santa at Disneyland Resort 2018:
“Don’t miss the fun of Santa’s Holiday Visit at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Santa Claus and his elves will be on hand for yuletide activities and special surprises. Then, after St. Nick returns to the North Pole, enjoy a fun, festive meet-up in this same location with Santa Goofy from December 25 through January 8.”
Watch Holiday merchandise 2018 in World of Disney at Disneyland Resort:
“Show off your holiday spirit with styles exuding a cozy, nostalgic vibe. Think T-shirts, hoodies, pajamas, handbags, ear hats and socks with Nordic winter-inspired prints. Looking for something whimsical to wear at an upcoming party? Be sure to check out the fun selection of tops featuring iconic characters and clever, holiday-themed sayings.”
Plus “Joyful Toys and Novelties, Classic Disney Keepsakes and Decor, and Seasonal Confections!”
Watch Holiday entertainment offerings 2018 a Disney California Adventure:
“Disney ¡Viva Navidad! features authentic cuisine, music, dance, décor and a dash of Disney magic at Paradise Gardens.
From high-energy musical performances to mouthwatering recipes handed down for generations, Disney Festival of Holidays invites you to discover fascinating and festive cultural traditions—November 9, 2018 through January 8, 2019.”
Watch Holiday food offerings 2018 at Disneyland Resort:
“Sample a world of culinary creations from marketplace kiosks or savor Paradise Garden Grill’s special holiday fare.
Explore our Festive Foods Marketplace to discover an irresistible variety of offerings from across the globe. Located throughout the park, these kiosks are serving up tasty small plates, inspired entrees, refreshing drinks and decadent desserts.”
As always, continue to check back here at Laughing Place’s website, social media feeds, and YouTube Channel for plenty more excitement from around the world of Disney’s theme parks, movies and more!
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort runs from now through Sunday, January 6 at Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, California. For more information and advance ticketing resources, be sure to visit Disneyland Resort’s official website.
Mike has been fascinated by theme parks and Disney all his life. He has worked in the entertainment journalism field since 2015, after spending a decade as a film projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters. He resides in Burbank, California with his wife and cat.