• On Oct 29, 2019
    Marina from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Our Disneyland trip is December 2-4 2019, we are so excited! We have never been during the holidays- what time do the holiday "lightings" occur each evening- i.e.- Sleeping Beauty's castle? Small world? The Christmas trees in both parks?

    Seasons Greetings, Marina!

    Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You are in for such a treat this holiday season as you visit the Disneyland Resort during the most magical time of year.

    Each evening at dusk you will see both parks transform into a winter wonderland. As this time will vary each evening depending on sunset, you can ask Cast Members each day if they know an exact time. Usually before sunset you will see lights start to appear. There is nothing more magical to me than seeing Main Street, U.S.A. lit up for the holidays or the "it's a small world" Holiday facade. Make sure to stop and grab some Disney PhotoPass photos at these locations for picture-perfect vacation memories. Each evening you can also see snow fall in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Park or in Grizzly Peak of Disney California Adventure Park. These times can sometimes be found on the entertainment schedule when you arrive, or you can ask a Cast Member for details. I hope this helps!

    I hope you arrive on an empty stomach as there are eats, sweets, and treats throughout the entire Disneyland Resort for the holidays. I love Disney California Adventure Park's Festival of Holidays for cultural holiday dishes and stopping by favorites like Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe or Plaza Inn for twists on classic items.

    Please return if you have any other questions, and have a Fantasmic day!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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