Disneyland Resort Mickey and Minnie Holidays parade; Christmas tree; Christmas apparel
  • On Sep 11, 2023
    K from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does Disneyland, California Adventure or the Disney hotels offer any Santa (or Mickey Santa) experiences? We typically go for Oogie Boogie but are excited to try a DL Christmas. We will be at Grand Californian. Thanks!

    Hiya, K!

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you so much for stopping by with your excellent question about the Disneyland Resort during the holidays. K, I was there last December, and if you ask me, few things are as filled with pixie dust as when the magic of Disney and Christmas come together at once.  Next to the North Pole, it's the most magical place on earth during the holidays!

    K, there are many holiday happenings where Santa Claus is present during the holiday season. From November 10, 2023, through January 7, 2024, Disneyland will be decked to the halls with holiday decor, events, special treats, and of course the big cheese (not just Mickey - but Santa Claus too!)  Now, you most certainly will get a glimpse of Santa during the Christmas Fantasy Parade on Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland Park.  The hotels will also have a visiting area with Santa Claus where you can meet and greet him and take a photo. I stayed at the Disneyland Resort last December and he was there at various times throughout the day. He is typically at each of the three Disneyland Resorts, so I believe you would be able to meet him at Disney's Grand Californian Resort as well. Finally, keep an eye on the Disneyland app, as there are often Santa meet and greets in the parks themselves.

    Now, K, while you are visiting Disneyland Resort during the holidays, I recommend visiting the special Disney Festival of the Holidays in Disney California Adventure Park. It uniquely celebrates many holiday celebrations from around the world, with delicious treats to enjoy along the way.  In Disneyland Park, the "it's a small world" Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday overlays are so special, that they make the season bright indeed.

    I hope this helps you K. If you have any further questions, give me a jingle back here and I'll be so happy to help you. Have fun making the merriest memories on earth!

    Magically Yours,
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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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