The Festival of Holidays has returned to Disney California Adventure, and we have a full guide to all that and more for the 2022 holiday season!
You can also check out our full guide to the holidays at Disneyland Park.
Festival of Holidays
Mickey’s Happy Holiday Cavalcade
Dance along with Mickey Mouse and pals to the magically merry rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers.
Holiday Toy Drummers
Dance along to high-energy music, led by the merry rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers. Look for them at the Paradise Gardens Park Obelisk and Carthay Circle.
The Mariachi Divas, a two-time Grammy Award winning group, put their own festive spin on classic holiday tunes. They typically perform four times a day — 11:00 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 1:10 p.m., and 2:05 p.m. at Pacific Wharf.
Mostly Kosher honors Hanukkah with an eclectic blend of musical styles from klezmer and jazz to Latin and rock. They also perform in Pacific Wharf, typically at 3:15 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:40 p.m.
Blue13 Dance Company
The spirited Blue13 Dance Company celebrates Diwali with traditional dances during an unforgettable Bollywood party. They perform in Paradise Gardens Park at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. As with all entertainment offerings, the schedule is subject to change. Check the Disneyland app on the day of your visit for up-to-date schedules.
Phat Cat Swinger
Brace yourself for the explosive energy of the West Coast’s “Little-Big Band” and their swinging holiday music in Paradise Gardens Park. They perform on select evenings during the festival.
Hear the magic of The Mistletoes! Celebrating Christmas and the spirit of Kwanzaa, this a cappella vocal ensemble reimagines holiday hits with rhythm and soul! They perform on the Pacific Wharf Stage daily at 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.
Tina and The Sounds of Celebration!
Tina and The Sounds of Celebration! – Powerhouse vocalist Tina and her dynamic musicians from all over Latin America hype up the crowd with Salsa, Merengue, Caribbean, and Latin Rock. You can find them in Paradise Gardens Park on select evenings through January 8.
Celebrate the Festival of Holidays with a Spirit Jersey, tumbler, and more.
Three special pins were released for the Festival of Holidays this year.
Purple Mickey-shaped Jingle Bell Glow Cube
A new purple version of the Mickey-shaped jingle bell glow cube is available at all festive food locations.
Holiday Mickey Jingle Bell Swizzle Stick
Guests can find the swizzle stick at Sonoma Terrace and Hollywood Lounge.
“Toy Story” Holiday Popcorn Bucket
This returning popcorn bucket is available at the Buena Vista Street popcorn cart.
Festive Foods Marketplaces
Visions of Sugarplums
- Chocolate Bourbon-flavored Tart made with TWIX® Cookie Bar Pieces
- Cranberry-Chai Pisco Punch
- Piña-Hibiscus Mezcal Mule
- Southern Mac ‘n Cheese
- Pork Belly Adobo
- Ceylon Splash
- Huckleberry Sake Sangria
A Twist on Tradition
- Curry Mac ‘n Cheese
- Lox & Everything Bagel Nachos
- Guava-Melon Lassi
- Holiday Ham Slider
- Brisket Slider
- Cherry-Mango Punch
- Tiramisu Yule Log Cocktail
- Impossible Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
- Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake
- Blood Orange-Pom Limeade
- Hummingbird Cocktail
Making Spirits Bright
- Mickey Mouse-shaped Gingerbread Cookie
- Santa’s Milk & Cookies Hot Cocoa
- Maple Hazelnut Hot buttered Rum
- Esquites Carnitas Mac & Cheese
- Turkey Poutine
- Spicy Apple Cider Margarita
Brews & Bites
- Impossible Chorizo Queso Fundido
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Mrs. Claus’ Hot Cocoa Macaron
- Churro Toffee Cold Brew Latte
- Churro Toffee Cold Brew Latte Cocktail
- Colombian Empanadas
- Mistletoe Mule
- Hot Chocolate Churro
- Loaded Latkes
Pym Tasting Lab
- Snack Molecules
Pacific Wharf Café
- Holiday Sandwich
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Peppermint Bark Bread Pudding
- Holiday Ponche (non-alcoholic)
- Holiday Ponche Cocktail
Treats for Santa
- Cookie Decorating Kit
- Santa’s Milk & Cookies Hot Chocolate
- Hot Buttered Rum
Pacific Wharf Cappucino Cart
- Caramel Toffee Horchata Cold Brew
Celebrate the holiday season with Disney characters and Latinoamericano traditions at Paradise Gardens Park.
Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party
The Three Caballeros — Donald Duck, Panchito, and José Carioca — host a holiday party at Paradise Gardens Park complete with mariachi and samba musicians, folklórico dancers, and 12-foot-tall mojiganga puppets designed to look like Santa and Mrs. Claus! You can catch the street party in the afternoons through January 8.
Three Kings Day
Commemorate the close of the holiday season with this special celebration that pays homage to the 3 Wise Men’s visit to the nativity — featuring traditional décor and a photo opportunity — January 2 to 8, 2023. You can find the decorations in Paradise Gardens Park.
¡Viva Navidad! Food & Beverage
Paradise Garden Grill
- IMPOSSIBLE Albondigas Soup
- Loaded Yucca Fries
- Pozole Dip Torta
- Chicken Tinga Arepa
- Chicken Tinga Burrito
- Mango Tres Leches
- Watermelon Candy Cocktail
¡Viva Navidad! Cart
- Gingerbread Cake
- Bean & Cheese Pupusa
- Calidad Spiked Sparkling Agua Fresca
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is in theaters now, and Disney California Adventure is celebrating by welcoming the newest hero to take up the Black Panther mantle at Avengers Campus.
Flavors of Wakanda
- Maafe: Ground Peanut Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Black-Eyed Peas, and Spices with Naan
- Peri-Peri Chicken with Yellow Jollof Rice
- Butterfly Pea Tea Lemonade
- Dawa: Vodka, Lemonade, Honey, Ginger Beer with Butterfly Pea Tea
More ‘Merry Magic’ at Disney California Adventure
World of Color — Season of Light
Like the regular World of Color, Season of Light is a beautiful show that utilizes water screens, lasers, lighting, and more in synchronization with music. The songs featured aren’t all Disney songs, but they play to a “clip show” of Disney movies. In this special overlay to the classic show, over 120 characters from 30 Disney/Pixar films help celebrate the season and what makes the holidays so special. You can also experience it with MagicBand+ lighting effects!
Mater’s Jingle Jamboree
Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree has been transformed into Mater’s Jingle Jamboree for yet another Christmas in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. Holiday decorations have been added to the attraction’s entrance and the actual ride uses holiday music sung by Tow Mater.
Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl
Spin into the holidays on Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl — a holiday overlay of Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Cars Land in Disney California Adventure. The ride has been decorated for the holidays and features Luigi’s own rendition of “Joy to the World.”
Food & Beverage
Pym Test Kitchen
- Atomic Apple-Bacon Pretzel
- Maple-Bacon Shake
- Pineapple Limeade
- Holiday Punch Cocktail
- Chocolate-Cherry Yule Log Shake
- Dulce de Leche Mickey Shake
Clarabelle’s Hand-scooped Ice Cream
- Chocolate-Peppermint Sundae
Boudin Bread Cart
- Christmas Tree Pull-apart Sourdough
- Snowman-shaped Sourdough
- Candy Cane-shaped Sourdough
- Caramel Apple Churro
Churro Cart Near Goofy’s Sky School
- Abuelita Hot Chocolate Churro
Lucky Fortune Cookery
- Thai Iced Tea
Grizzly Peak Churro Cart
- Peppermint Churro
- Pastrami Reuben Dog
- Bananas Foster Funnel Cake Fries
Lamplight Lounge – Boardwalk Dining
- Braised Beef Poutine
- Braised Winter Beef
- Peppermint Donuts
Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta
- Four-Meat Pizza
- Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake
Flo’s V-8 Café
- Gingerbread Shake
Cozy Cone Motel
- Esquite Corn Fritters
- Luigi Chicken Pesto Cone
- Pumpkin Pie Churro
- Stereo Tangerine Express IPA Michelada
- Peanut Butter Whiskey Cocktail
Pacific Wharf Cappucino Cart
- Holiday Cake
- Gingerbread Bundt Cake
- Vanilla Pear Honey Lemonade
Are you ready to celebrate the holidays at Disney California Adventure? Let us know in the comments!
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