The winter season in sunny California truly is a particularly magical time at Disneyland Resort. The park lights up for the Christmas season and continues that enchantment into January.
The holidays at Disneyland Resort:
The week of Christmas and New Years are the two busiest times of the year at Disneyland Resort. About one-third of GoCalifornia.about.com readers have expressed that they enjoy visiting Disneyland best in the winter. One-fourth of those readers plan to go then, particularly during Christmastime. Although lines do tend to be longer, the sparkling decorations and festive spirit make it all worth the visit during this wonderful time of year.
Disneyland brings the Christmas spirit with the following featured events, performances, and venues:
- A Christmas Fantasy Parade
- Believe... In Holiday Magic Fireworks
- Disney ¡Viva Navidad!
- Festive Foods Marketplace
- Festival of Holidays Entertainment
- Haunted Mansion Holiday
- “Holiday Time at Disneyland” Tour
- Holiday goodies like peppermint mochas sold throughout the resort
- “It’s a Small World” Holiday
- Jingle Cruise
- Meet Princess Elena of Avalor
- Santa’s Holiday Visit
- World of Color – Season of Light
Prices do increase for the park during the holiday weeks, notably to stay overnight at the accommodations within the Disneyland Resort. Now and through December 31st, Ayres ALO Hotel offers an Enchanted Family Days package for visiting families who want to visit the Disneyland Park during the holidays, but also wish to avoid the Disney, holiday madness while resting at a resort. The offer grants Ayres guests 20% off of two days at Disneyland Resort and additionally includes continental breakfast, parking, and wifi at the ALO Hotel.
Guests can also seek Ayres Hotels’ advice for best budgeting tips for a Disneyland visit.
Remaining winter months for Disneyland fans:
Once the holidays cease, January and February present an opportune time to visit Disneyland, as the park is least busy during these months. Attraction lines are shorter. Visitors can more easily meet and greet with their favorite characters. Disneyland Resort offers many discounts during this time as well, especially for Southern California residents.
The winter months at Disneyland and Ayres Hotels provide snowbirds a perfect getaway to sun and fun.
ALO Hotel and Ayres Hotel Orange are each about a ten-minute drive to Disneyland Park.