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When it comes to the holidays, Disneyland knows how to do it right. Disneyland becomes the Merriest Place On Earth, and a lot of the magical transformation has to do with Disneyland’s Christmas Decorations. When you visit Disneyland during the holiday season, you can expect to find decorations in nearly every area of the resort. Today, we are taking a special look at some of the best Disney Christmas decorations in the California park. Sit back as we are bringing you a lot of pictures during this virtual tour of the resort.
As soon as the last guest leaves on Halloween night, or maybe even a little before, Disneyland starts the magical transformation from all things Halloween at Disneyland to everything Christmas and Holidays. In 2019, the holidays at Disneyland officially kicked off on November 8th, just over a week after the last Oogie Boogie Bash party wrapped.
Disneyland Christmas Decorations
We are going to start today’s tour in the parks. After all, when people think Disneyland Christmas decorations, they are thinking giant Christmas trees and snow capped castles, right?
There may not be a way for us to show you every inch of the parks, but we have a whole lot of the highlights in this great picture tour of both parks at Disneyland Resort.
Christmas Decorations in Disneyland Park
Starting in Disneyland Park, you are greeted with Christmas decorations as soon as you reach the front gates. The decor above the gates reminds me of Frozen… what do you think?
The train depot is covered in Garland, and the floral Mickey is white and green.
Main Street, U.S.A. has wreaths on the lamp posts, poinsettias fill the planters in town square, and the 60 foot Christmas Tree is the crown jewel on this side of Main Street U.S.A.
Disneyland Tip: This is a popular photo spot. Want to use Disneyland photopass? They usually have multiple photographers. If the line is long, try going to the other side of the tree for a shorter line. (The side towards the castle always seems to be shorter for me.)
As we continue down Main Street, USA, you will see the shops draped in garland, leading down to the main event in Disneyland’s Christmas Decorations.
Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
At the end of Main Street, USA is Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle. This is the most recognizable Disney Christmas Decoration. In 2019, the castle had work done, including an all new color scheme, so Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle has a brand new look this year. I think it looks great? How about you?
Disneyland Christmas Decorations Around The Park
As I toured Disneyland Park today, there were a few random decorations in areas that usually do not see much decor this time of year. In Adventureland we saw one stray Disney Christmas Decoration… I am considering it an ode to the Jingle Cruise which Disneyland has not done the last few years.
Over in Frontierland we can find the Hispanic themed decorations we have come to expect year after year.
New Orleans Square is of course, one of our favorite lands as far as decorations. All of the decorations there have a Mardi Gras theme.
The lamp posts are also decorated, of course.
Heading to Critter Country, the Disneyland Christmas decorations take on a more rustic, woodsy feel. All of the decorations are made of things you would find in nature. Pine cones, apples, and so forth.
Most of Fantasyland does not decorate for the holidays at Disneyland, except for “it’s a small world holiday” and the lamp posts and parade light poles all have wreaths on them.
Here is a look at some of the Disney Christmas decorations in the ride, but only a few as I don’t want to spoil it for you.
And here is a picture of one of the light posts in the area.
In Toontown the usual decorations are up.
The characters houses are all decked out.
The garland on Goofy’s house includes bowling pins and other random items. The detail in the Disneyland Christmas Decorations is amazing. The fact that they have the garland fit the characters is so cool.
Donald’s boat was missing the buoy that is normally in the water, but his garland was up.
Minnie’s house has her small Christmas tree among her decorations.
Mickey’s is covered in Garland and has a tree as well.
That is about all that is up around Disneyland park. But don’t worry, because California Adventure is also decked out.
Disney Christmas Decorations in California Adventure Park
Heading over to Disney California Adventure, they display the Festival of Holidays loud and proud! We love it because California Adventure has become known as the food for festivals, parties, and FOOD!
Disney Christmas Decorations on Buena Vista street include Garland on the shop windows and doors, leading you to the tree behind the statues partner.
This tree is much more narrow than the one at Disneyland. At certain angles you can also get a great shot with Carthay Circle behind it.
Carthay Circle is doning a wreath. A very simple Christmas decoration as far as Disney decorations are concerned, but it fits perfectly. The trees around the fountain already have lights that are lit at night.
In the Grizzly Air Field area, near Soarin’ Around The World, the trees dorn tin can lanterns and camp lanterns, and they have also added garland made of red and white berries.
As you move to Grizzly Peak and the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail area, these lanterns change to mason jar lanterns.
The bear at Grizzly River Run has on his sweater and winter hat
The smaller bears near Rushin’ River Outfitters’ small bears also have on sweaters and the Mickey jingle bell necklace.
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is ready for guests anxious to meet Santa
In Paradise Gardens Park, the Festival of Holidays food booths line the walkway, but you also have the Viva Navidad area with Hispanic touches.
As you head towards the entrance to Pacific Wharf and Pixar Pier, Toy Solder’s and a bouy with decorations are inside the planter area.
Pacific Wharf has flags for Festival of Holidays along the bridge.
Garland is hung from many of the restaurants.
Heading into Cars Land, many of the same decorations have appeared from pervious years. The Holiday sign is back with our favorite snow car.
The usual decorations are up, but here are a few that most people tend to miss.
This Christmas Tree outside of Sarge’s Surplus Hut is the only “Traditional” tree (read: not made out of tires, license plates, etc) in Cars Land.
Here are a few more Disney Christmas decorations from around Cars Land
I will continue to add more photos through out the week. Which Disneyland Christmas Decoration is your favorite?
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