The Happiest Place on Earth Just Gets Merrier as Anna and Elsa from Walt Disney Pictures' animated hit "Frozen" join the annual holiday celebration at the Disneyland Resort. The holidays bring themed entertainment, sparkling decorations, delicious treats, festive traditions and holiday shopping to locations throughout the resort.
Among the highlights of the season, Nov. 13 through Jan. 6, 2015, is the return of the breathtaking "World of Color – Winter Dreams" holiday spectacular. Also returning to Disney California Adventure Park is the festive "Disney ¡Viva Navidad!" holiday celebration and the grand finale of the season, a five-day celebration of Three Kings Day.
Holiday time at Disneyland Resort has become an annual tradition for many guests, filled with an abundance of merriment, tradition and magical memories. This year Disney Parks invites guests to "Show Your Disney Side" as they explore all there is to see and do. Expanded hours at both Disneyland Resort theme parks extend the family fun time, while the Downtown Disney Winter Village offers a chance to play and skate at "Olaf's Frozen Ice Rink."
At Disneyland Park, holiday traditions include the popular "A Christmas Fantasy" parade, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year by welcoming Anna and Elsa from "Frozen" into the cast. They are among the 100-plus parade performers, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, other Disney characters and Santa Claus, making a special appearance from the North Pole.
Additional beloved holiday traditions at Disneyland include:
Haunted Mansion Holiday presents a madcap celebration as the traditions of Halloween and Christmas collide. The ghoulish but well-meaning Jack Skellington from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" has come to Haunted Mansion to transform it with his skewed vision of the holidays, including the newest version of the Haunted Mansion gingerbread house.
Special holiday food items include Walt's favorite gingerbread cookies at Jolly Holiday Bakery and Cafe and holiday tamale plates at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante. Elf Mickey premium popcorn buckets and drink steins are available in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.