Celebrate the Season with International Style
While Disneyland mostly celebrates a traditional Dickensian Christmas, Disney California Adventure Park honors many traditions, with different Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks serving diverse cuisine and live bands Mostly Kosher and Blue13 marking Hanukkah and Diwali. Whatever you do, don’t siesta through ¡Viva Navidad!, California Adventure’s spectacular street party with the Three Caballeros, featuring giant mojiganga puppets and folklórico dancers.
Take a Holiday “Brake” in Cars Land
Also in California Adventure, the automotive citizens of Radiator Springs are rejoicing because Christmas has come to Cars Land. Mater turns his Junkyard Jamboree into a “Jingle Jamboree,” and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters are spreading “Joy to the Whirl.” Both attractions feature new seasonal soundtracks and décor but neither accepts FastPass, so ride early in the day.
Save Room for Sweets
Exclusive seasonal snacks can be savored across the resort, from the Yule log cake at Plaza Inn on Main Street to eggnog lattes at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The granddaddy of must-have Disneyland holiday treats is the famous giant candy cane (as featured by Guy Fieri on the Food Network), handmade in small batches and sold while still warm. Line up early at the Candy Place in Disneyland (sold Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) or Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure Park (sold Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) now through December 25 for your chance to taste old-fashioned peppermint perfection.