There are few places more magical than Disneyland® and few seasons more extraordinary than the holiday season. Put the two together, and you can have an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. During the holidays, there are more lights, more magic and more making of memories at Disney® than any other time. Here’s why you should plan to experience the most wonderful time of the year at the Happiest Place on Earth.


Festive Holiday Events at the Disneyland Resort®

During the holiday season at California Adventure’s Paradise Bay, The World of Color – Season of Light transforms light, water, song and story into a breathtaking display of holiday cheer. The Park becomes even more magical with this astonishing spectacle. Memorable holiday music is sung by beloved artists and paired with special scenes from Disney® animated films. There are more than 120 characters from Disney® and Disney-Pixar® films used along with laser, lighting and special projections onto a screen made of more than 1,200 water fountains.


Other noteworthy holiday attractions at Disneyland® include toy drummers, musicians, and dancers. These performers truly bring the magic of the holidays to life. You can enjoy multicultural foods from various kiosks while you watch diverse, colorful festivities. It’s a true holiday party representing many nations and cultures that you’ll want to witness first-hand.


What would the Christmas season be without Santa Claus? You and your family can meet Santa at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail while playing outdoor activities created by the elves. Visit different sections of the Trail and see how many toys and decorations you can find. Before you go, don’t forget to get a picture with Santa!


Hotels Near Disneyland® in Anaheim

There are many hotels within walking distance to Disneyland®. While you can choose a hotel on-site at Disney®, it’s just as convenient to select a property that is within close walking distance. The earlier you book, the more likely you will find exactly what you are looking for in an ideal location.


Tropicana Inn & Suites in Anaheim is a designated Disney® Good Neighbor Hotel and is only a 5-minute walk to the main entrance of Disneyland® and California Adventure Park. Staying at the Tropicana Inn & Suites is sure to make your family’s Disney® vacation extra magical. Happy Holidays!