Disney Festival of the Holidays at Disney California Adventure Features New Performances

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort is just a few days away! The joyous Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park is returning and featuring new performances. This heartwarming celebration brings the holiday season to life with music and dance performances, the colorful Festival Foods Marketplace, diverse crafts and plenty of beloved Disney characters who invite guests to delight in the festive spirit of the holidays. Disney Festival of the Holidays is inspired by the vibrant cultural diversity of Southern California and runs from November 8, 2019, to January 6, 2020.

This year for Disney Festival of Holidays, there’s an all-new character celebration, “Mickey’s Happy Holidays.” Twice daily, a cheerful celebration featuring favorite Disney and Pixar characters enters the park to a mix of high-energy music, as guests are invited to dance along with Mickey Mouse and pals to the magically merry rhythms of the Holiday Toy Drummers. Find them at the Paradise Gardens Park Obelisk and Carthay Circle, where everyone can sing and dance along!

Also new this year, the Holiday Sunset Concerts on the Palisades Stage feature The Suffragettes. This exciting festival cover band rocks the holidays on select nights, with chart-topping hits from some of your favorite musical artists. On other nights, the explosive energy of Phat Cat Swinger, the West Coast’s “Little-Big Band,” will showcase their swinging selection of irresistible holiday music, presented with a fresh new twist.

These great bands join other returning entertainment that honors the many cultural holidays celebrated at Disney Festival of Holidays. Blue13 Dance Company presents a spirited tribute to Diwali through traditional Indian folk dances and Bollywood. Mostly Kosher brings the spirit of Hanukkah in a concert that combines Klezmer, Jazz and Rock & Roll. A cappella performances by The Sound celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa, and the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas bring the joy of Navidad to the party! Disney Festival of Holidays includes all that, plus the antics of the Holiday Toy Drummers, the incredibly fun Disney ¡Viva Navidad! with The Three Caballeros and Santa’s Holiday Visit at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

Will you be visiting the Disneyland Resort during the holidays this year? Make sure you check out Disney Festival of the Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park while you’re there!


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