Festival of Holidays at Disneyland

photo of the castle at disneyland lit up at night with lights
From December through early January, Disneyland Park is full of holiday decor, lights, special foods, parades and shows. We recently went to Disneyland to experience it all.

photo of the train station at Disneyland
While we’ve visited Disneyland before, this was the first time we went in December. I wanted go in December so that we could see all the holiday decorations. I love seeing Christmas trees and lights.
photo of the Christmas tree at Disney
It was quite crowded when we went, but the park was beautiful and festive.

Here are a few photos from the parade.
photo of a decorated tree in the parade
photo of a float in the disney parade
photo of santa riding on a float in the parade

Some of the holiday-themed foods we ate included this Snowman Shortbread Cookie from Jolly Holiday Bakery Café.
photo of Snowman Shortbread Cookie

Yule Log Cake Slice from Plaza Inn
photo of Yule Log Cake Slice from Plaza Inn
close-up photo of Yule Log Cake Slice from Plaza Inn

Not a holiday item, but always one of my favorites: Salted Caramel Macaron from Jolly Holiday Bakery.
photo of Salted Caramel Macaron

We also got some of our usual favorites like Mickey soft pretzel and the giant smoked turkey leg, but it was pretty dark so I didn’t take photos.

Once the sun set, the park was even prettier.
photo of a building with holiday lights
photo of disneyland buildings lit up with lights
photo of christmas tree lit up at night

My absolute favorite image of the night was seeing the Sleepy Beauty Castle lit up. It was just so pretty!
photo of the Sleepy Beauty Castle
Unfortunately, due to high winds, they weren’t able to show the fireworks show that evening. It’s too bad because my brother went another night and said it was an amazing show.

We had a fun time at Disneyland. Everything was so festive and got us into the holiday mood. We left with some adorable Mickey Mouse ornaments to add to our tree. Most of holiday festivities will be around through the first week of January. You can learn more on their website.

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