2023 Guide to the Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort

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The Holiday Magic is just around the corner for 2023, and the “Happiest Place on Earth” has you covered with the best holiday entertainment, decorations, & attraction-overlays anywhere in the world! A visit to the Disneyland Resort during the November & December months is becoming an annual tradition for families across the country, & Walt’s original Magic Kingdom is back in 2023 with more holiday magic than ever!

This year, the holiday season will officially begin on November 10th, 2023 & run all the way through January 7th, 2024. Read ahead to see all the enchanting festivities coming to the Disneyland Resort in just a few months.

Disneyland Park

Feel the magic of the holiday season the second you step foot onto Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park as the famous & magnificent 60-foot-tall Christmas tree greets you from the front of Town Square. The tree has become an iconic photo spot for Disneyland guests all throughout the holidays & will make it’s triumphant appearance on November 10th, 2023.

Holidays at Disneyland

While taking in the breathtaking tree in Town Square, be sure you are on the lookout for some of your favorite Disney characters, too. Mickey & Friends are known to gather around Town Square during the holidays to greet & take photos with guests in their most festive holiday outfits. Pus, Mickey & Minnie can be found in their BRAND NEW holiday attire, just in time for the 2023 season!


During the holiday season, two beloved attractions at Disneyland Park experience epic festive transformations.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Quickly becoming an instant Disney classic, this Walt original attraction gets the holiday makeover treatment as Haunted Mansion transforms into the beloved Haunted Mansion Holiday. Inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Jack, Sally, Oogie Boogie, & more await you inside the Haunted Mansion. The best feature of all is the unique & massive Gingerbread House displayed in the Ballroom scene, which is made fresh by Disney Imagineers & Chefs each year!

“it’s a Small World” Holiday

Another Walt original attraction receives the magic of the season as “it’s a Small World” transforms into a glorious holiday haven featuring thousands of dazzling lights & a melodic makeover as the children of the world sing classic holiday favorites in their own language. The best part of all is the nightly holiday lightning show on the facade of the attraction, as “it’s a Small World” holiday lights up the entire park! Specific times can be found on the Disneyland App.

It's a Small World Holiday

A Christmas Fantasy Parade

Join Santa Claus, the life-size Toy Soldiers, and many beloved Disney characters on a merry jaunt down Main Street, U.S.A. The fan-favorite parade features gingerbread friends, incredibly impressive holiday floats, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie Mouse! You & your family will certainly want to prioritize this festive parade celebrating the most magical time of the year! Showtimes are subject to change & can be found on the Disneyland App.

Disneyland Holiday Visit

“Believe…In Holiday Magic”