Disneyland Resort Mickey and Minnie Holidays parade; Christmas tree; Christmas apparel
  • On Nov 26, 2023
    Justin from AB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going this Christmas, I would love to do Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is that to much? or should we break it up with a day in between? And go Dec 26. Looking forward to your reply.

    Season's Greetings Justin, and welcome to planDisney!

    I can't think of a more magical way to spend Christmas with the family than at the Disneyland Resort!  If you can split up the days and put a rest day in between your park days, then that is what I would personally recommend.  You could spend a wonderful Christmas Eve in either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park, and stay as late as you'd like!  We love to get to the parks early since the crowds tend to be lighter in the morning, take a mid-afternoon rest back at our hotel, and then head back to the parks to enjoy more fun in the evening.  

    A restful, relaxing day on Christmas Day sounds absolutely wonderful!  You could sleep in, partake in any Holiday traditions with your family, and still enjoy some Disney magic even without being in the parks.  We love to do a character dining experience on a non-park day, not only do you get to enjoy a great meal, but you get to meet several of your favorite Disney pals at the same time!

    We also love to do our souvenir shopping on a non-park day, our favorite store to visit is the World of Disney store in the Downtown Disney District.  It's nice to take our time browsing through all of the apparel and merchandise, and then we can take our purchases right back to the hotel and not worry about carrying them around with us at the parks.  

    A good night's rest on that day is also a great idea, and then you'll be ready to take on another fun day in the parks the following day!  Of course there is no wrong way to visit the Disneyland Resort, whatever works best for your family will be the best choice.  

    I hope this information is helpful for your trip planning, Justin!  We are happy to help with any other planning questions you may have, so don't hesitate to come back and ask!

    Happy Holidays!
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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