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    Festival of Holidays

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Typical Dates: Early November to Early January

Festival of Holidays is a celebration of all manners of holiday traditions that takes place inside Disney California Adventure. As part of the festival, the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail becomes a spot for mischievous elves and a place to meet Santa Claus.

World of Color also transforms into World of Color - Season of Light during the Festival of Holidays. The seasonal show has all the excitement of the regular performance with additional holiday-themed music and characters.

Additional Entertainment offerings include:

  • Blue13 Dance Company - Performers specializing in traditional Indian dances
  • Mostly Kosher - A Klemzer (traditional Jewish) band that mixes their old world sounds with jazz, rock, and hip hop
  • RAISE - A capella singers that put an R&B spin on well-known holiday songs
  • Holiday Toy Drummers - Drum corps that performs precision drills
  • Mariachi Divas - The familiar all-female mariachi group that is often found near Pacific Wharf.
  • Viva Navidad - A festival of Latino traditions including a Three Caballeros-led street party, music, and characters
  • Princess Elena's Musical Grand Arrival - The debut of Princess Elena of Avalor at the Disneyland Resort in a musical mini-parade

The Festival of Holiday also includes several marketplaces with seasonal food offerings. These include:

  • Heritage College - Braised beef short rib, weisswurst sausage, vanilla rice pudding
  • Making Spirits Bright - Wine, apple-pomegranate juice
  • Nosh & Nibbles - Brisket potato croquette, sweet spiced noodle kugel, reuben potato smash
  • Good Fortune's Feast - Adobo pork bao, smoked duck & vegetable spring roll
  • Spice Salutations - Chicken & potato curry, carrot & chickpea fritters, cardamom & saffron sweet cheese tart, mango lassi
  • Brews & Bites - beer, holiday cheese ball
  • Mistletoe Morsels - Swedish meatballs, crab cake, shrimp cocktail, eggnog cocktail, berry sherbet punch
  • Southern Home Holidays - Grilled spicy chicken sausage, southern mac & cheese, sweet potato pie, cranberry sweet tea
  • Winter Sliderland - Roasted turkey slider, Kalua pork slider, praline & bourbon whoopie pie, sparkling apple-cranberry juice
  • Fiesta en Familia - Green chile Pozole, red chile pozole, fresh fish ceviche, guava aqua fresca
  • Yuletide Yummies - Turkey pot pie, pesto puff pastry twist, gingerbread gundt cake, eggnog cheesecake, mocha yule log, raspberry Linzer tart, sticky toffee pudding, frozen chocolate milk
  • Mosaic Delights - Roasted lamb, mini falafel donuts, baklava, iced Moroccan mint tea
  • Abuelita’s Kitchen - Chicken cilantro tamale, beef and cheese tamale, chorizo bean sopes, spiced peanut brittle, pomegranate margarita

Last updated by Brian McNichols on January 24, 2018