With those additions, plus the debut of Princess Elena of Avalor, all is merry and bright for Holidays at the Disneyland Resort from November 10, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
Disney California Adventure Park
- “World of Color – Season of Light” celebrates the warm and heartfelt spirit of the holidays, with water fountains telling the story. “World of Color – Season of Light” takes guests through a sparkling winter fantasy, combining classic holiday songs with memorable moments from treasured Disney animated films to create an experience filled with magic.
- “Festival of Holidays” celebrates time-honored traditions and heartwarming experiences inspired by holiday festivals around the world. You will enjoy delicious internationally inspired food and beverages at 14 themed festival marketplaces, and participate in diverse cultural holiday celebrations, including the popular Disney ¡Viva Navidad! The global sounds of special guest musical groups will ring throughout the festival, and the young and young-at-heart will celebrate with some of their favorite Disney characters.
- Princess Elena, from the Disney Channel series “Elena of Avalor,” will make her Disneyland Resort debut as part of the “Festival of Holidays.” She is the first Disney Princess inspired by diverse Latin American cultures. After Holidays at the Disneyland Resort conclude Jan. 8, Princess Elena will remain at Disney California Adventure to continue visiting with guests.
- Santa Claus and the elves will appear
- at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, where guests of all ages will join the festive fun with a series of holiday themed activities along the trail
- Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes) returns as the finale of “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” in the “Festival of Holidays.” The special four-day celebration of Three Kings Day will run January 5-8, 2016, in Paradise Garden.
- Although no holiday related, this would be one of your last chances to visit The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror before it goes into another dimension on January 2, 2017.
- For the first time since 2014 w Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle returns with the magical nighttime snowfall moments that conclude with “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks.
- “A Christmas Fantasy” a parade with floats, music, marching “tin soldiers” and holiday cheer. Santa, who makes a jolly appearance in the parade, also will be found welcoming guests at his special location in Critter Country.
- “It’s a small world” becomes “it’s a small world” Holiday with children around the world enjoying the distinctive holiday traditions of their countries.
- Haunted Mansion becomes Haunted Mansion Holiday, with Jack Skellington and hisiends from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare before Christmas” causing a collision between Christmas and Halloween.
- Jungle Cruise is transformed into Jingle Cruise, as the jungle skippers gather jettisoned holiday gifts and decorations to brighten the rugged landscapes surrounding their riverboats.