Disneyland never really stops instilling magic every day. Christmas time is no different. The park gets redecorated with snowflake wonders, the music that plays is more festive, and the weather in California is at an all-time beautiful cast. A beautiful tree is front and center as you walk into the main park – and this is something all families will love to see. Currently, they are celebrating 60 years at Disneyland – so there is a doubled celebration with regards to Christmas and this.
When Disneyland invited me over to the park to cover festivities, I couldn’t be more excited. Rides themselves retain their authenticity, but there is a natural excitement to the air about being at Disneyland during December. People are wearing Christmas-themed ears which is wonderful and for anyone interested in getting a set of their own – the Mad Hatter also puts on display seasonal hats. Just everything looks more splendid. It’s really quite wonderful, and I love how the character-cast dressed up in Christmas-time outfits. It was truly an all-around festive joy to experience Disneyland. I heard even Santa makes visits for those kids who wish to see him early. California Adventure was also not free of the festivities! Outside of Cars Land, there was snow-design and a snow-truck. The water show related to ‘Frozen’ in terms of the theme element. Disneyland puts on a similar display performance with the tree lighting at night and also a Christmas Fantasy parade which features dancing reindeer with Old St. Nick (Santa) and your lovable Disney cast of Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and Goofy on huge set-pieces made out of snow as they whisk around the central square. For me the real true joy of Disneyland (California Adventure) included is not just the fun in the rides. It’s about the effort the Disneyland team puts into redecorating the park and truly making it this dynamic place that changes with the seasons while still adapting to fun new things. The rides are different where they can be and Christmas-inspired (above you can see pictures of Haunted Mansion Holiday), the park is beautifully decorated with its own tree, and not one detail goes missed during these festive times. Even Downtown Disney has its own tree – and I occasionally visit Catal Restaurant when I’m not dining within Disneyland itself (Carthay Circle). Disneyland, Disneyland California Adventure, and Downtown Disney truly come alive during this time – and I would urge any families reading this to head out there during December as soon as they can. It’s really very exciting and fun.