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  • On Oct 4, 2023
    Teila from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a way to experience both Halloween and Christmas at Disneyland in the span of 5 days? I'm looking at doing 4 park days with a pool/resort day in the middle. I would be open to 2 of those days being a holiday ticketed event.

    Hello, Teila!

    Welcome to planDisney! You sound like a great vacation strategist, I always try to get the most out of my time at the Disneyland Resort, too!

    In this case, the calendar may not be on your side. The clock strikes midnight on Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort on Halloween night, and we won't officially ring in the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort until November 10, 2023. As the Fairy Godmother says, even magic takes a little time! As soon as the Halloween celebrations end the fall decor will make an amazingly quick exit to make way for a winter wonderland. Because there's a little over a week between the official end of the Halloween celebrations and the start of the Christmas events, it's really not possible to truly experience both in just a week.

    If you were to visit the park on Halloween and then continue your visit into the days following you would certainly see the decorations begin to change, and some holiday merchandise is actually already in the parks! But holiday celebrations like the Disney Festival of Holidays and special entertainment like A Christmas Fantasy Parade won't be offered until the holidays officially "ring in" on November 10.

    There is one place in the parks where you'll be able to enjoy a wonderful collision of spooky Halloween frights and traditional holiday spirit: Haunted Mansion Holiday puts Jack Skellington in charge, and he loves to mix those two seasons together. The citizens of Halloween Town will be saying "Season's Screamings" from now until Sandy Claws, er, Santa Claus arrives (and even a bit beyond).

    As far as ticketed events go, Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party is all sold out for this year. Sorry to send you a trick instead of a treat! There isn't a special ticketed event during the holiday celebrations, so you won't need to worry about that if you decide to come during November or December.  

    I'm sorry that your idea of seeing both holidays in the same week won't work, Teila! I know it's really hard to choose, but you honestly can't go wrong. Any day at the Disneyland Resort is a great day! I hope you'll be enjoying the parks very soon. 

    Keep moving forward!

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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