A Very Disney Holiday


Olivia Bright

Every year, on the night of November 10th, Disneyland is transformed into a winter wonderland. Buildings are adorned with thousands of sparkling lights and dusted with artificial snow. The cast members put up a 60-foot Christmas tree every year with over 1,500 ornaments and 100 oversized candles. 

Attractions are changed to fit the season, and the infamous haunted mansion is redecorated with a The Nightmare Before Christmas Theme. Every year, an extravagant, holiday gingerbread house is freshly baked and put up for display in the mansion. The graveyard is covered in 7,500 square feet of fake snow, and more than 400 candles create a ghostly glow for the holidays. 

It’s a Small World, one of Disneyland’s most famous rides, gets a complete Christmas makeover. In the ride’s interior, over 350,000 lights illuminate the beautiful animatronic display. Dolls’ costumes are swapped with Christmas-themed outfits, and the nostalgic tune of “It’s a Small World” is accompanied by the sounds of holiday classics such as “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells”. 

During the Christmas season, Disneyland lines its shelves with delicious holiday treats. Cookies and confections shaped like iconic Disney characters can be found for sale at various stations around the park.  

Unfortunately, Disneyland’s reservations for the rest of December have long since sold out. To experience the holiday magic, potential parkgoers will have to wait until next year’s Christmas season.