Disneyland Events

Disneyland Events

NOTE: All event dates/entertainment are subject to change

Major Events at the Disneyland Resort

 

December

Christmas at the Disneyland Resort

Mid-November - Early January

Celebrate the Holidays with classic Christmas parades and fireworks at Disneyland Park, plus Christmas in Cars Land and a salute to holidays around the world at California Adventure.

 


Artist Showcase - Linda Rick

December 5 - 15, 2019

Meet doll artisan Linda Rick inside the China Closet at Disneyland Park. Rick will be signing her work from 12pm to 10pm on the 5th to 8th and 13th to 15th, plus from 5pm to 10pm on the 9th to 12th.


Bulova Watch Event

December 6 - 7, 2019

Join Adrienne Forest, Vice President of Bulova Corporate Sales, at the Emporium for a look at the newest Bulova watch collection, plus receive a free gift with qualifying purchase.


Artist in Residence - Jeff Granito

December 6, 8, 13-14, 20, 27-29, 2019

Meet artist Jeff Granito at the WonderGround Gallery from 6:30pm to 10:30pm each day where he will be performing holiday-themed art demonstrations.


Artist Showcase - Jim Shore

December 7, 2019

Artist Jim Shore will celebrate the release of two new figurines, Pirate Helsman and Cinderella, with appearances at both theme parks. Shore will be at Disneyana in Disneyland Park from 10:00am to 12:00pm, then Off the Page in California Adventure from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.


Artist Showcase

December 7, 2019

Meet artists Brian Crosby, Martin Hsu, Steph Laberis, and Jerrod Maruyama at the WonderGround Gallery from 11am to 1pm.


Featured Artisan - Joey Chou

December 7 & 8, 2019

Artist Joey Chou will be featured at the WonderGround Gallery from 11am to 1pm on the 7th and 1pm to 4pm on the 8th.


Artist Showcase - Dave Avanzino

December 7 & 8, 2019

Meet paper artist Dave Avanzino at Off the Page in California Adventure from 11am to 7pm each day.


Holiday Gingerbread House Building Workshop

December 8, 14, 15 & 21, 2019

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen is offering a a buffet brunch and live jazz from 11:00am to 12:00pm, then a chance to decorate your own gingerbread house. Reservations should be made in advance. The 2019 event is $48 for adults and $28 for kids (3-10).


New Year's Eve at the Disneyland Resort

December 31, 2019

New Year's Eve celebrations take place at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure with extended hours and extra entertainment.

Napa Rose hosts a early family dinner featuring a 4-course wine country feast, with reservations available from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. A late dinner begins at 8:15pm, starting with live music and a champagne reception. Late dinner includes a 5-course tasting menu, followed by music to dance the night away.

 

January

Christmas at the Disneyland Resort

Mid-November - Early-January

Celebrate the Holidays with classic Christmas parades and fireworks at Disneyland Park, plus Christmas in Cars Land and a salute to holidays around the world at California Adventure.


Three Kings' Day

January 6, 2020

The Disneyland Resort celebrates Three Kings' Day with special decor and entertainment showcasing Western and Mexican heritage

The event is held in Paradise Gardens at Disney California Adventure as part of Viva Navidad.


Anaheim Ducks Day

January 8, 2020

This event celebrating the nearby National Hockey League team features hockey-themed activities, photo opportunities, and other memorable experiences.


Lunar New Year

January 17 - February 9, 2020

The Lunar New Year Celebration in Disney California Adventure is a tribute to the time-honored traditions, festivities and ceremonies of this multi-cultural occasion.  The Paradise Gardens area comes to life with a live performers, musicians and local artists. You can meet your favorite Disney characters and enjoy foods from various Asian cultures.

For more information, menus, and pictures, visit our Lunar New Year page.

 


Knott's Peanuts Celebration

2020 dates to be announced

During this event at Knott's Berry Farm, guests will be able to step into the pages of the comic strip as Peanuts characters take over the entire park.


Disneyland After Dark: 80s Nite

January 29, 2020

This after-hours event at Disneyland Park will include the return of the Videopolis and a special fireworks show. Tickets are $109 and go on sale December 4th to the general public (December 3rd to Passholders).

 

February

Lunar New Year

January 17-February 9, 2020

The Lunar New Year Celebration in Disney California Adventure is a tribute to the time-honored traditions, festivities and ceremonies of this multi-cultural occasion.  The Paradise Gardens area comes to life with a live performers, musicians and local artists. You can meet your favorite Disney characters and enjoy foods from various Asian cultures.

For 2019 information, menus, and pictures, visit our Lunar New Year page.

 


Knott's Peanuts Celebration

2020 dates to be announced

During this event at Knott's Berry Farm, guests will be able to step into the pages of the comic strip as Peanuts characters take over the entire park.


Disneyland After Dark: Sweeethearts' Night

February 12 & 13, 2020

This after-hours event at Disneyland Park will include love song-themed dance parties and a special fireworks show. Tickets are $109 and go on sale December 4th to the general public (December 3rd to Passholders).


Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

In 2019, Valentine's Day was expanded celebration at Disneyland Park with new decorations, including an update to the classic Mickey floral. There were Valentine's-inspired treats, plus Minnie's Valentine Surprise, a new scavenger hunt that had guests searching throughout Disneyland for hidden valentines.


Celebrate Gospel

2020 date to be announced

The Disneyland Resort welcomes local gospel choirs from around Southern California in this annual concert.  Performances will be held throughout the day in Hollywood Land.

In 2019, 15 choirs and 2 bands performed from 11am to 7pm.


Disneyana Collectible Show and Sale

February 16, 2020

The Disneyana Fan Club hosts their Collectible Show and Sale at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in Garden Grove featuring collectibles and products, old and new. The event will be held from 10:30am to 5:00pm and costs $6 to attend.  Discounted admisison coupons are available on their website.


March

Disneyland After Dark: PIXAR Nite

March 5, 2020

This after-hours event at California Adventure will include themed dance parties and photo opportunities. Tickets are $109 and go on sale December 4th to the general public (December 3rd to Passholders).


Orange County Restaurant Week

March 8 - 14, 2020

More than 100 restaurants in Orange County will participate in this annual event, inlcuding several in the Anaheim area.

Look for a special menus at Catal Restaurant, UVA Bar, Tortilla Jo's, Naples Ristorante, and Steakhouse 55.


California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

February 28-April 21, 2020

Experience the best of California cuisine at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

At the Festival Marketplace, guests will be able to sip and savor food from throughout the Golden State.

The Festival also features culinary demonstrations, celebrity chef appearances and special seminars, plus premium experiences .

For schedules and more information, visit our Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival page.


St. Patrick's Day at Downtown Disney

March 17, 2020

Several of the restaurants in Downtown Disney will have special items for St. Patrick's Day!

 

April

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

February 28-April 21, 2020

Experience the best of California cuisine at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

At the Festival Marketplace, guests will be able to sip and savor food from throughout the Golden State.

The Festival also features culinary demonstrations, celebrity chef appearances and special seminars, plus premium experiences .

For schedules and more information, visit our Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival page.



Knott's Boysenberry Festival

2020 dates to be announced

The Boysenberry Festival features boysenberry inspired products and games, plus a recreation of Knott's original roadside boysenberry stand.


Eggstravaganza

2020 dates to be announced

Purchase a special map & stickers for at various stores throughout the Disneyland Resort, then search for hidden "eggs" themed to Disney characters and record them on the map.  One you're done with your hunt, return to a redemption location for a special suprise.


Dapper Day

April 18 - 19, 2020

This annual unofficial event is a day for guests to wear their Sunday-best to Disneyland.  According to organizers, Dapper Day is about experiencing the upscale escape of Disneyland filled with fashionable guests ready for fun.  There is also an event held in the Fall.


Easter at the Disneyland Resort

April 12, 2020

Disneyland Resort Hotel restaurants offer special Easter dinners


Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite

April 30, 2020

This after-hours event at California Adventure will include themed dance parties, photo opportunities, and a Villains Cabaret. Tickets are $109 and go on sale December 4th to the general public (December 3rd to Passholders).

May

Star Wars Day - May the 4th

May 4, 2020

Disneyland Park celebrates May the 4th in Tomorrowland with some special events and merchandise.


Bats Day

May 3, 2020

This unoffical event celebrates the goth subculture with gatherings in the parks. In 2019, organizers switched to a smaller one-day event, instead of the full weekend that was held in previous years.


Mother’s Day at the Disneyland Resort

May 10, 2020

Mother’s Day can be a special day that the Disneyland Resort, incluidng special Mother’s Day dining options.


Disneyland Grad Nite

May 8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30, June 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, & 13, 2020

The party takes place from 9pm to 2 am at Disney California Advenure with a customized Grad Nite Good Nite water and light show, access to Cars Land and a dance party. Grads can also upgrade their tickets to include daytime park access.


Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
2020 dates to be announced

The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the nearby city's strawberry-growing history. 


Summer at the Disneyland Resort

Memorial Day - Labor Day

Summer at the Disneyland Resort is always filled with fun and exciting new shows, merchandise, and food!

 

June

Summer at the Disneyland Resort

Memorial Day - Labor Day

Summer at the Disneyland Resort is always filled with fun and exciting new shows, merchandise, and food!


Disneyland Grad Nite

May 8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30, June 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, & 13, 2020

The party takes place from 9pm to 2 am at Disney California Advenure with a customized Grad Nite Good Nite water and light show, access to Cars Land and a dance party. Grads can also upgrade their tickets to include daytime park access.


July

Summer at the Disneyland Resort

Memorial Day - Labor Day

Summer at the Disneyland Resort is always filled with fun and exciting new shows, merchandise, and food!


Independence Day at Disneyland!

July 4, 2020

On the Fourth of July there will be a special patriotic fireworks at Disneyland Park, plus special dining options and other fun.


Orange County Fair/Costa Mesa
2020 dates to be announced
The annual Orange County Fair is the premier family attraction in Southern California offering a wide variety of exhibits, foods, entertainment, rides and hands-on activities.

 

August

 

Summer at the Disneyland Resort

Memorial Day - Labor Day

Summer at the Disneyland Resort is always filled with fun and exciting new shows, merchandise, and food!


D23 Expo

2021 dates to be announced
Celebrate all things Disney as the D23 Expo once again takes over the Anaheim Convention Center.  As always, the event will feature the Disney Legend Awards, the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Exhibit, panels, presentations and celebrity appearances.

Visit our D23 Expo page for photos, articles, and information from the 2019 event.

 


CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk in the Park - 5K Walk
2020 date to be announced
The annual CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) 5K walk to raise money for CHOC will give walkers unique opportunity to walk through Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure before they officially open for the day. After the Walk, festivities will be underway in Downtown Disney District, where shops, restaurants and booths will offer more fun for everyone! In addition, the Disneyland Resort will offer to walkers with wristbands a specially priced 1-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper ticket to return to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure.

 

September

 

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort
Mid-September to Halloween

Halloween Time at Disneyland Park features Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, plus holiday decorations throughout the park! At California Adventure, Oogie Boogie rises over the entrance and bats invade Buena Vista Street, plus Hall-O-Ween comes to Cars Land!

 


Toshiba Tall Ships Festival
2020 dates to be announced

The Tall Ships Festival is the largest annual gathering of tall ships on the West Coast. The festival will feature a spectacular array of family fun activities including live music, art & craft shows, exciting living-history demonstrations plus a variety of tasty food options on Saturday and Sunday, following the evening parade of ships on Friday night.


Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party

2020 dates to be announced

In 2019 the after hours Halloween party moved to Disney California Adventure!

This event features, trick or trail trails, dance parties, a show for the kids featuring Mickey, a Villains themed World of Color, and character meet and greets, plus the return of the Frightfully Fun Parade.

October

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Mid-September to Halloween

Halloween Time features Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, plus holiday decorations throughout the parks!

 

At California Adventure, Oogie Boogie rises over the entrance and bats invade Buena Vista Street, plus Hall-O-Ween comes to Cars Land!


Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party

2020 dates to be announced

In 2019 the after hours Halloween party moved to Disney California Adventure!

This event features, trick or trail trails, dance parties, a show for the kids featuring Mickey, a Villains themed World of Color, and character meet and greets, plus the return of the Frightfully Fun Parade.


The Unofficial Gay Days at Disneyland

October 2-4, 2020
The ‘Unofficial’ Gay Days at the Disneyland Resort features meets at both theme parks, plus events at the Grand Californian Hotel's Conference Center. The Disneyland Resort also celebrates with red balloons and t-shirts, plus rainbow Mickey-head merchandise and desserts with rainbow decorations.

 


Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade

2020 date to be announced

An annual community-wide event that recognizes the harvest season and brings children and families together to educate and celebrate the history and cultural diversity of Anaheim and the surrounding cities. The festival is held downtown and features old-time carnival games, food, live music, and local artisans, plus the Halloween Parade in the evening.

 

November

Dapper Day - An Evening Affair

November 15, 2020

This annual unofficial event is a time for guests to wear their Sunday-best to Disneyland.  According to organizers, Dapper Day is about experiencing the upscale escape of Disneyland filled with fashionable guests ready for fun.  There is also an event held in the Spring.


Christmas at the Disneyland Resort

Mid-November - Early Janaury

Celebrate the Holidays with classic Christmas parades and fireworks at Disneyland Park, plus Christmas in Cars Land and a salute to holidays around the world at California Adventure.

 


Disneyland Thanksgiving Day Dining
November 26, 2020
The Disneyland Resort offers a variety of dining on Thanksgiving Day.


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