Ok, so if you read my Halloweentime at Disneyland travel post, you know that it’s my absolute favorite time to visit. But a VERY close second is during Christmas Time at Disneyland! Seriously, if you love the Christmas season, this is the perfect time to plan your Disneyland trip. Disney goes all out with their decorations, festive food, and entertainment.
The entire park is adorned with holiday touches, aromas of gingerbread waft from cafes, shops have a variety of Christmas gifts and ornaments – but don’t take my word for it, check out some of my photos and tips below!
As you walk into the park, you’ll see Main Street is all decked out!
Make sure to get your picture taken in front of the HUGE Christmas tree!
Sleeping Beauty’s castle gets a Christmas makeover as well. Another great photo opportunity!
I love how they decorate New Orleans Square within the theme.
I’m sure you can guess that Disneyland’s bakeries would have a plethora of Christmas treats, well, you’re right! My favorite treat that I had to get every year was the hot chocolate! I was sort of expecting it to just be a packaged Swiss Miss-like drink, but was pleasantly surprised at the richness and quality of the chocolate. So good! Plus, it will help to keep you warm as the sun goes down!
Tip: While some of you from colder states may think: “how cold can LA possibly get?” You’d be surprised! I’m originally from Maine, and I was often taken aback at the how cold it got, especially at night. Certainly not that face burning, nose hair freezing frigidness, but it still manages to chill you to the bone! We would always see tourists looking pretty miserable, because they were unprepared for the cold. I suggest dressing in layers, wearing warm shoes, and having a stash of gloves, hats, and scarves. Take advantage of the lockers at the entrance of the park, so you don’t have to carry everything all day long! Read more »