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Disney Holiday Section:

Welcome to the disneygeek.com Disney Holiday section. In this section you will find pictures from around the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort all decked out for the Holidays.

Disneyland is always overwhelming with detail, but around the holidays every year Disneyland becomes even more exciting. Upon entering the park you are immersed in holiday decorations ranging from wreathes and garlands everywhere to the enormous Christmas tree in Town Square. In recent years Disneyland has extended and expanded its holiday offerings.

To read more about the Disneyland Resort's Holiday offerings visit our Disneyland Resort Guide section. I also have some more thoughts on WDW's Holiday offerings in the WDW Guide Section.

I have additional pictures from my December WDW Trips up in the WDW Update Section.

Also be sure to visit our YouTube Channel (disneygeekcom) and our Disneyland Christmas Playlist as well as Walt Disney World Christmas Playlist for all our holiday videos. I also have a Candlelight Ceremony playlist of videos from both coasts.

Disneyland Resort
Cars Land
Disney California Adventure:
World of Color - Winter Dreams

Pictures and video from the premiere of the show on November 14, 2013.

Cars Land
Disney California Adventure:
World of Color - Winter Dreams - Projections

A look at the projections on the loop of Screamin during the show (from November 27, 2013)

Cars Land
Disney California Adventure: Viva Navidad!

In 2013 Paradise Gardens celebrated Viva Navidad! for the holiday season. In this picture set a look around the area after dark plus the Street Party.

Cars Land
Disney California Adventure: Cars Land

Cars Land celebrated its first Christmas in 2012 and the residents of Radiator Springs went all out with decorations from a car point of view.

Cars Land
Disney California Adventure: Buena Vista Street

Buena Vista Street celebrated its first Christmas in 2012 in style. The stores were decked out for the season, Santa was in Elias & Co for pictures and to give your Christmas wish list to. The Community Bell Ringers performed throughout the day. And at sunset all the citizens gathered for a sing a long, ring a long as the tree was lit.

Cars Land
Disney California Adventure: Hollywood Land

Hollywood Land received Prep & Landing Naughty vs Nice for the season and the Mad T Party had nightly snow fall and Christmas music.

Jingle Jangle Jamboree
Disneyland: Jingle Jangle Jamboree

The Big Thunder Ranch and Arena area was transformed into the Jingle Jangle Jamboree in 2012. The Jamboree featured Reindeer Games, Santa, Disney Characters, Holiday Crafts & Treats as well as Billy Hill and the Holiday Hillbillies with a special appearance by the Country Bears.

Disneyland Resort Hotels

Pictures from 2012 looking at all three Hotels - Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, and the Grand Californian Hotel including some video of the Dickens Carolers performing.

Disneyland Hotels (2000)
Pictures from around the Disneyland Pacific Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel.

Disneyland: Candlelight Ceremony

A look at the annual Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland featuring pictures and video from 2012 and then some pictures from 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2010.

Disneyland: Sleeping Beauty Castle

In 2007 Sleeping Beauty Castle received a dusting of snow and some great night time lights. In this pictorial take a look at the castle by day and night.

Disneyland: New Orleans Square

A look around NOS at the holidays.

Disneyland: Mickey's Toontown

Each building in Toontown gets its own unique holiday decorations.

Disneyland: Haunted Mansion Holiday

This section features interior and exterior shots of the Haunted Mansion Holiday.

Disneyland: Small World Holiday

The Disneyland Classic's annual holiday makeover started in 1997. Enjoy a bunch of exterior shots then a virtual ride through. There are thousands of lights leading the way to the attraction and on the inside the entire ride has been "re-themed" for the holidays.

Disneyland Park

The other areas of the park

Adventureland: Not too much is decorated in Adventureland, but there are a couple of wreaths at the entrance.

Frontierland: Frontierland received a minor holiday spruce up this year. There are a few wreaths and garland scattered about all with a rustic flare to them. They even decorated the "Westward Ho" (McFry Wagon) and the popcorn carts.

Fantasyland: Fantasyland does not have that much decorated in the main section of the land, but the "fringes" have a lot. I am referring to the castle area and the Small World Mall (check out our entire section devoted to Small World Holiday). Around Sleeping Beauty's Castle you can always find that "perfect picture" showing off the castle and the holiday decorations (both night and day)…

Main Street USA: Main Street is decorated to bring to mind the old fashion small town Christmas. There is a huge tree in the center of town square. Wreaths hanging on most street lamps. Garland strung from building top to building top across the streets and around the buildings. As you approach the hub you can see the castle all decked out and the hub itself with holiday flowers and decorations. Also be sure to catch the entertainment on Main Street. Throughout the day you can find carolers strolling around, or bands playing familiar holiday tunes.

Disneyland: A Christmas Fantasy Parade

The Disneyland Holiday parade

Disneyland: Believe In Holiday Magic

During the holidays Believe In Holiday Magic runs most nights and includes a great fireworks display and a snow fall finale (in select locations).

Candlelight Ceremony @ Disney

This section contains stills, and some video clips of the show at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World

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Disney Cruise Line
2011 - Disney Dream - Day 1

Pictures taken aboard the Disney Dream including all the childrens areas and the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

2011 - Disney Dream - Day 2

I continue to explore the ship today included are some pictures form some of the dining rooms today.

2011 - Disney Dream - Day 3 - Castaway Cay

I disembark the ship and head ashore to explore Castaway Cay and its decorations.

2011 - Disney Dream - Day 4

The final day aboard the Dream. Included are some pictures from the Sea Ya Real Soon! character show and some other random pictures as I roamed the ship.

Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World 2008 Highlights

Here we take a look at some Holiday highlights from my December 2008 trip. Included are shots from the Christmas Day parade taping, resort decorations, as well as a look around the parks.

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World goes all out. This section includes a brief tour through the Magic Kingdom, the Disney Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney.

EPCOT @ Walt Disney World

A quick tour of some of EPCOT's holiday sites. Including the Candlelight, the lighted arch, and a couple countries.

Magic Kingdom Park @ Walt Disney World

A look around the WDW's Magic Kingdom.

Walt Disney World - Osborne Lights

These shots are from December 2002, the last year this holiday light spectacle was on the backlot homes.

Walt Disney World - Resorts

The resorts are a site to see during the holidays. Here we take a stop at several of them.

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade @ Animal Kingdom

This Animal Kingdom tradition is a holiday makeover to the Jamin Jungle Parade. Here are pictures from the 2006 edition.

Retired Disneyland Resort
Disney California Adventure (2001-2003)

This section features a loook at the first Three years of DCA and how the park decorated for the holidays. We left out Luminaria pictures from 2001 because they have their own section below. This covers the parks first holiday, the Sand Castle/Skating Rink 2nd, and the Beach Part Blast 3rd.

Disney California Adventure Luminaria

California Adventures short run holiday show. It only ran the first season and then was canceled.

Disneyland: Santa's Reindeer Round-up

The Big Thunder Ranch becomes Santas Reindeer Round-up each December and it features reindeer, Santa, characters, a small stage with live entertianment, and more. The Reindeer Round-up was retired after the 2011 season.

Disneyland: Country Bears

One of my favorites, the Country Bears and at a favorite time of year, Christmas... how I miss this show....

Disneyland: Minnie's Holiday Party

This stage show took place at the Fantasyland Theater for a couple years.

Retired Walt Disney World Resort
Hollywood Holly-Day Parade @ the Disney Studios

This parade started in 2005(it may have been 2004, anyone know for sure?) and ran for several years.. Here we have pictures of the 2006 edition. The parade is a holiday make-over to the Stars and Cars Motor Parade.

Twas the Night Before Christmas @ the Magic Kingdom

This stage show took place on select days (and during the Very Merry Christmas Party too) at the Galaxy Theater in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. Here are shots from 2006. The theater was removed in 2009 and no word if the show will find a new home or is gone forever.

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