- 2012 dates: November 12 to January 6 (2013)
- Included with admission
- Admission info: Get Disneyland tickets in advance of your visit, and check for online discounts. Get the lowdown on other deals, discounts, and ways to purchase passes at About.com's Disneyland tickets overview.
Take a Virtual Sleigh Ride around the Resort
- Christmas at Disneyland Park photo tour
- Christmas at Disney California Adventure photo tour
- The Holidays at Disney California Adventure- An original About.com video.
- The Holidays at Disneyland Park- An original About.com video.
Special features during Disneyland's Christmas celebration include:
- A Christmas Fantasy parade
One of the highlights of the resort's annual holiday event is its parade. You'd better watch out for Santa, who joins Mickey and the gang.
- Believe...In Holiday Magic
The nightly fireworks show concludes with a SoCal "snowfall."
- it's a small world holiday
The cloying dolls celebrate their multi-culti holiday traditions in a makeover of the classic attraction. Read more about the 2009 refurbishing of it's a small world.
- Haunted Mansion Holiday
The retrofitted Mansion introduces Jack Skellington (of A Nightmare Before Christmas fame) to the ghostly mix.
- Jingle Jangle Jamboree
A meet-and-greet area with a certain jolly V.I.P., his wife, Mrs. Claus, and classic Disney characters dressed in their holiday finest. There are also games, carols, and craft-making available.
- Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle
The iconic abode is adorned with holiday trimmings.
- Holiday decorations at Disney California Adventure
Buena Vista Street, the revamped (and lovely) main entrance area, will get vintage Christmas trimmings, while the new Cars Land will be decked out in the holiday finest of its automobile residents. "a bug's land" will also get insect-appropriate Christmas trimmings.
- Also at Disney California Adventure, the nightly World of Color show includes a holiday-themed intro featuring characters from Disney's animated series, Prep & Landing.