Feel the wonder all around as Disneyland Park comes alive with jolly holiday excitement!
A Christmas Fantasy Parade: Greet some of your favorite Disney Characters—including Disney Princesses in their holiday finery—as they join toy soldiers, gingerbread friends and Santa and his reindeer for a merry, musical holiday salute.
Believe…In Magic: Behold a nighttime spectacular that brings the wonder of the season alive—with magnificent fireworks, enchanting music, stunning lighting displays and a magical sprinkling of snow over Main Street, U.S.A.
“its a small world” Holiday: There’s song, laughter and tidings of joy around every bend when this classic attraction get a seasonal spin.
Jingle Cruise: Travel over the river and through the wilds! Come aboard as we deck the hulls and outfit this iconic excursion with some ferociously festive twists.
Haunted Mansion Holiday: Drop in on this chillingly cheerful haunt—decorated for the horror-days by Jack Skellington and fiends from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
All- New World of Color- Season of Light! Share the wonder of this mesmerizing spectacle, as classic holiday songs and treasured Disney movie moments come together in a magical extravaganza that will warm your heart and take your breath away!
Breakfast with Santa in Downtown Disney®
Santa Claus is coming to Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney®! Join Santa and his elves for a fun-filled family event including a delectable family-style breakfast, carolers, hot cocoa station, activities for the children, elves, personalized stockings, and the best part, Santa!
Breakfast with Santa will make the holidays come to life as soon as you walk through the door. Guests will be greeted by Charles Dickens’ carolers and then escorted to their tables by Santa’s little helpers. As families await Santa’s arrival, they will enjoy Catal’s customized breakfast menu and the children will be kept entertained with tableside activities including building their own ornaments. Once Santa makes his grand entrance, his elves will take each table one-by-one to visit Santa and share their Christmas wish list. During that time guests will also get to enjoy tableside hot cocoa and even be sent off with a treat from Santa’s elves!
Dates: December 10, 11, 17 and 18 with seatings at 9am and 11am. December 19 and 23 with seating at 10am. For more information, call (714) 333-9924.
Let ART take you there! All ART lines go to the Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center from Anaheim area hotels.
Knott’s Berry Farm is filled with the joy of the Holiday Season November 21 – January 3 as it wondrously transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm! A place to make holiday memories with the entire family, the park invites guests to celebrate with live entertainment, a Christmas Crafts Faire, lavish holiday decorations, and, of course, Santa!
The PEANUTS® gang, and a cast of world class ice skaters perform in the breathtaking ice show, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! in the 2,100 seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre. In this whimsical show, Snoopy enjoys all of the best parts of the season, including trimming the Christmas tree, awaiting Santa’s arrival, and attending the Christmas Ball!
Relax and unwind in Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village, as Ghost Town transforms into a shopping wonderland filled with dozens of local artisans selling their unique gifts. Each night, the festive Snoopy’s Merriest Tree Lighting show is held at the Calico Square Stage. This whimsical tree lighting features a cast of marching toy soldiers, the loveable Mrs. Claus, dancing snowmen, and the world’s most famous beagle, Snoopy!
Let ART’s Buena Park Line 18 take you there! All ART lines depart from the Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center
Christmas Tree Lighting Near South Coast Plaza
On Thursday, November 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the spectacular 96-foot white fir tree will be decorated with more than 150,000 points of colorful LED lights, making it one of the most brilliant-looking giant Christmas trees in Southern California!
The Segerstrom Family holds the tree lighting across the street from South Coast Plaza at Town Center Park to highlight the family and community spirit of the holiday season. Families from all over Southern California have made the tree lighting evening a holiday tradition for many years.
The Orange County High School of the Arts will present a spectacular production themed with Santa’s preparation for his trip to South Coast Plaza. The event will take place in a newly configured space facing Bristol Street and will also feature a live band and carolers performing songs of the season. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Let ART’s Costa Mesa/South Coast Plaza Line 19 take you there! All ART lines depart from the Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center.
Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas is coming to City National Grove of Anaheim on Saturday, November 26 at 8pm.
Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole…his adventure begins! Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms and performing poinsettias light up the stage with “electroluminescent artistry” . Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits, including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky.
Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry, poignant story telling and performances in complete darkness. Lightwire Theater has been featured as semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent (season 7). Brighten your holidays this season with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas.
The ART’s ARTIC Sports Complex Line 14 or 15 will bring you to South Coast Plaza!
Nutcracker Christmas will be held in Downtown Anaheim on Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. This FREE event features holiday craft activities, a real snow play area, a children’s train ride, free photos with Santa Claus and holiday musical performances by local schools and community groups throughout the day. Purchase unique gifts from the Holiday Shopping Village and enjoy a wide variety of culinary treasures from the International Food Fair.
The day is capped off with a procession down Center Street Promenade led by the Combined Choirs of the Anaheim Union High School District at 5:45pm. Attendees gather around the living 50-foot Christmas tree, magically lit by a surprise guest and a holiday musical performance. For more information, call (714) 956-3586.
Let ART’s Downtown Packing District Line 10 take you there! The location is Downtown Anaheim at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street. All ART lines depart from the Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center.
Santa’s Village by the Sea- San Clemente
On Saturday, December 3 join us on Avenida Del Mar in downtown San Clemente for a holiday spectacular! Events will include Puttin’ on the Glitz, Christmas at the Casa, Santa’s Village by the Sea and tree lighting.
Holiday activities will begin at Casa Romantica from 5:00-7:30pm, then move to the Community Center for the annual snow hill and other activities from 5:30-8:00pm, and the holiday cheer will continue up Del Mar with the Glitz from 6:00-10:00pm. The grand finale city tree lighting will be at 8pm on the corner of Del Mar and Calle Seville. For more information, call (949) 218-5378.
Take ART route number 14 or 15 from the Disneyland Resort Transportation Center to ARTIC Station. Tell the driver you are going via Metrolink to San Clemente and your ART ride to ARTIC is free. Purchase a Metrolink Weekend Day Pass for only $10 roundtrip at the ticket vending machines located on the train platform. Board Metrolink’s Orange County Line to San Clemente. All ART lines depart from the Disneyland® Resort Transportation Center