Disneyland Resort Holidays
  • On Apr 13, 2023
    Gabriel from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there, we are planning a trip to Disneyland for December of 2023. Will the Magic Happens parade be available to view during this time?

    Hi there, Gabriel, and welcome to planDisney! 

    The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of year to visit the Disneyland Resort! There hasn't been any official announcements about what this year's Holidays at the Disneyland Resort will entail, so I'm unfortunately not sure if the "Magic Happens" Parade will continue during this season.

    Having said that, I've noticed in previous years that the Disneyland Resort has replaced the ongoing annual parade with the seasonal "A Christmas Fantasy Parade," so it's possible that will happen again this year.

    Just this week, the Disney Parks Blog has been rolling out all kinds of details for October as part of their Halfway to Halloween series. That means we should know more about the Festive Holidays & Christmas season in June! Last June, the Disney Parks Blog showcased all kinds of fun events and treats as part of the Halfway to the Holidays 2022 celebration, so it's likely that will return again this year.

    While I do love the "Magic Happens" Parade, the Christmas Fantasy Parade is such a classic - you even get to see the big guy (Santa) at the end! Beyond that, there is so much to love about the holiday season at the Happiest Place on Earth (known as the Merriest Place on Earth during this season).

    The holiday overlays are spectacular - I especially love the "it's a small world" Holiday lighting ceremony each evening. I also love that some of my family's favorite attractions have seasonal changes as well - including Haunted Mansion Holiday, Mater's Jingle Jamboree, and Luigi's Joy to the Whirl

    We have made so many memories learning about other holiday traditions at Disney Festival of Holidays and meeting Santa at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure Park, and watching the fireworks over Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle. In my opinion, there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit. I'm thrilled to hear you'll get to experience it!

    Thank you again for your question, Gabriel. We'd love to help you plan your best trip ever to the Disneyland Resort, so make sure to come back and see us here at planDisney as you continue to plan your vacation.

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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