A Tour of Disneyland During the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the happiest place on earth. And to me that means: pure joy.

Disney is the one place I can truly be a kid again, and seeing it decked out for the holidays can only be described as magical. A visit to Disneyland during Christmas is not only filled with bright lights, festive decor, and merry music, but the joy, cheer, and spirit of the season.

Scroll through the photos below to get an Instagram tour of Disneyland during the holidays. I hope it captures and conveys just some of the holiday magic the park truly holds.

Disneyland Entrance

Even before you enter the park, you are greeted with Frozen enchantments.

Disneyland Main Street

Main Street in transformed with ribbons and wreaths into the perfect Christmas town.

"A Christmas Fantasy" Parade at Disneyland

“A Christmas Fantasy” Parade features marching wooden soldiers, Woody in Toyland, prancing reindeer, and, of course, the merriest mouse on earth, Mickey.

Santa arrives at the "A Christmas Fantasy" Parade at Disneyland

Santa, close friends with Mickey, takes time from his busy schedule to go on a magical sleigh ride through Disney.

FROZEN Meeting Spot

Meet Anna and Elsa from Disney’s new movie FROZEN. Olaf the snowman will greet you at their cozy meeting spot.

Jingle Jangle Jamboree

Head to the Jingle Jangle Jamboree at Big Thunder Ranch for reindeer games, cookie decorating and crafts, hillbilly holiday tunes, and a chance to meet Mr. Claus.
Take it form me, this Jamboree is fun for kids of all ages (including the young at heart).

Mickey in his Ho-ho-holiday finest

Keep you eye out for Mickey dressed in his ho-ho-holiday finest.

Candy Cane Waffle Cone

Indulge in a special holiday treat: Ice cream in a candy cane waffle cone–made fresh at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Jack Skellington hijacked the Haunted Mansion, turning it into Halloweentown. Don’t be afraid though, he only wants to wish you season’s screamings!

Jingle Cruise

The Jungle Cruise is advertised as a new special holiday ride, but besides the name change (to Jingle Cruise), a few holiday decorations placed in the que line, and one or two jokes about Santa, the ride is essential the same.

"A Christmas Fantasy" Parade at night

Even if you caught the Christmas Fantasy Parade during the day, catch it again once the sun goes down. Everything just seems more magical at Disney at night.

it's a small world Holiday

it’s a small world Holiday dons bright festive lights on the outside…

it's a small world Holiday

…and celebrates the season with song on the inside. You’ll hear the classic small world tune mixed in with traditional holiday carols.

Disneyland Christmas Tree

Disneyland’s 60 foot Christmas tree shines with over 70,000 lights and 2,000 ornaments.

"Believe...in Holiday Magic" Fireworks Spectacular

Finish your night by taking in the “Believe…in Holiday Magic” Fireworks Spectacular in front of the sparkling castle. The finale goes beyond bright lights in the sky with a special California Christmas snowfall.

Disneyland During the Holidays

You can experience Disneyland’s holiday magic from Nov 12 – Jan 6.