Disneyland’s Winter Wonderland – a Magical Family Vacation

Snow in sunny California? Well, of course, at Disneyland all kinds of magical things are possible! Plan a family vacation to Disneyland anytime between the end of November and the first part of January, and you’ll experience Disneyland’s magical winter wonderland during their Christmas holiday season.

Can you imagine Sleeping Beauty’s Castle covered in snow? Icicles forming on the turrets and glistening from the peaks? This is just the beginning of a sparkling Disneyland as the excitement and joy of the holiday season transforms the famous park.

Christmas decorations adorn most of the attractions throughout each Land, (many of them in a “Mickey Mouse” shape, of course!), with the 60 foot Christmas tree at Towne Square as the spectacular centerpiece. Carolers, dressed in wonderfully authentic “Dickens” costumes, stroll through the park singing Christmas songs that give everyone that special warm snuggly Holiday feeling. With Christmas music as a backdrop, hot cider is served, and your kids can decorate Christmas cookies on Main Street and in New Orleans Square.

Of course Mickey and Minnie and all of their friends are decked out in their Holiday finest. Many of the rides have special Christmas accents too. It’s a Small World is decorated with 300,000 Christmas lights, and the multi-national characters of the newly renovated ride sing “Jingle Bells” in an array of different languages.

“A Christmas Fantasy Parade” is the traditional daylight parade featuring all of your family’s favorite Disney characters along with dancing snowflakes, Christmas trees and gingerbread men. After dark is the “Christmas Candlelight Procession” on Main Street. This moving experience features a full orchestra and chorus performing traditional Christmas songs, along with the Christmas Story which is narrated by a different celebrity each year.

For your grand finale – the spectacular fireworks display choreographed to traditional Christmas music. I defy you to watch this fabulous tribute to Christmas by Disneyland without getting goosebumps and a tear in your eye! Especially at the end when snow starts softly falling over Main Street and New Orleans Square to the beautiful tune of “White Christmas.” What a terrific experience for the entire family!

How can a family afford such a fantastic Holiday vacation in these economic times? Think about renting a timeshare. For a fraction of what hotels cost, you can have lodgings that give you multiple bedrooms and a living room. A full-sized, fully-equipped kitchen is also included, which saves budget-minded families on the cost of meals. See a list of Anaheim timeshares here.

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    Magic is the only word for Christmas at Disneyland.

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