Venues to View
Everyone is aware of the famed NFL SuperBowl commercials in which the most valuable player always replies “I’m going to DisneyWorld,” when asked where are you going after the game? Although Disneyworld is one of the best vacation spots on earth, another locale with the same namesake is equally as fun! In fact, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California not only boast some of the best holiday celebrations in the U.S., but the world. The Disneyland Resort has superb venues to entertain the entire family like at the Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park. Both of these parks attain numerous activities to accommodate youth of all ages. Even parents and adults can have loads of fun here! Although this venue is renowned for its year-round fun, from early November to early January the magic of Disneyland is heightened.
To celebrate the winter solstice, the Disneyland Resort is annually converted into a winter wonderland from November to early January. Since 1977, this captivating venue has been celebrating Christmas by hosting some of the most lavish festivals you can imagine. So if you and your family are some of the lucky visitors at this resort during this time of the year, you all will witness the best Disney parades ever! On December 26th, the Disneyland Resort holds an incredible event called the Christmas Fantasy Parade. This event is an extensive musical extravaganza that showcases your favorite Disney personalities, and tons of memorable Christmas tunes. In addition to this fabulous event, Disneyland has several other Christmas parades throughout the month of December. And not to mention the amazing parade that happens on Christmas Day that features the likes of Mickey and Minnie alongside old Saint Nick himself.
Like other holiday parades, Disneyland’s Christmas parades include awesome floats, beautifully decorated in festive colors. Frankly, nothing compares to watching Santa Claus and your favorite Disney characters dressed in their best holiday garbs parading down Main Street U.S.A. Families from all around the world have enjoyed this unbelievable Disney parade for years, and many return time after time!
In addition to the December events mentioned, there is the fun-filled Pixar Parade at Disneyland’ California Adventure Park, that features Buzz Lightyear and Woody from Toy Story, as well as Crush and Nemo from Finding Nemo; and other stars of your favorite Disney Pixar films performing live for you. As if this parade would not “wow” you and the children, Mickey also holds a phenomenal event called Mickey’s Soundsational Parade at Disneyland Park. This energetic gathering features Mickey leading a plethora of incredible drummers that perform classic tunes while partying on Main Street U.S.A. with the attendees. If you were unaware that Mickey is a master percussionist, it is a pleasure to watch him “walk to the beat of a different drummer!”
As if December does not deliver enough fun, the New Year at Disneyland Resort also brings in outstanding events throughout the first week of January. With new attractions such as the World of Color, a light show like no other, and ¡Viva Navidad, which celebrates Latino culture and other amazing attractions, like Jingle Cruise, there is no reason why you should not bring the family to Cinderellas’s Castle and view the breathtaking fireworks in person.
It is no secret how magical Disney parades are to people from all points of the globe. So if you plan to visit the Disneyland Resort during the holidays, it would behoove you to come early, in order to get a cozy spot to witness the most wonderful Disney parades you can envision.