Disneyland announces its holiday schedule

September 6, 2017, 4:34 PM · Sure, most Halloween events haven't started yet, but theme park fans love to plan ahead, so the Disneyland Resort has announced its Christmas holiday programming schedule.

"Holidays at the Disneyland Resort" will start Friday, November 10 this year and run through Sunday, January 7, 2018. The line-up is pretty much the same as last year, with holiday-themed attraction overlays and shows, and the food festival at Disney California Adventure. Here's the full list:

At Disneyland:

At Disney California Adventure:

Catch up on what to expect with our coverage from last year:

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Replies (9)

September 6, 2017 at 4:43 PM · Is there any information on Candlelight Processional?
September 6, 2017 at 6:23 PM · It's usually the first weekend in December. I didn't bother to mention it because, unlike at WDW, there's no public access to seats, just standing room only around the perimeter of Town Square. Two shows per night for the two nights.
September 6, 2017 at 8:28 PM · So, no more Jingle Cruise? That's a shame. While it started off really weak, I thought it was extremely funny and well done the last two years. Ho-Ho-Hum....
September 7, 2017 at 4:59 AM · I suggest a Christmas Train makeover.
September 7, 2017 at 7:38 AM · How does World of Color Season of Light compare to the older holiday version of World of Color? I think it was called Winter Dreams.

I personally was pretty disappointed with Winter Dreams when I saw it in 2015, much preferring the original World of Color which I absolutely love. I'm pretty "bah humbug" about all the Christmas overlays that Disney does anyway.

September 7, 2017 at 8:40 AM · What? They're not starting the day after Halloween? I see Christmas decorations at the mall the day after.
September 7, 2017 at 12:22 PM · Awe man, I loved Jingle Cruise!
September 7, 2017 at 1:59 PM · Ryan, Season of Light is considered (from a general standpoint) to be a much better version Of World of Color than Winter Dreams. I enjoyed it a lot more.

I believe Winter Dreams debut was during (or near the tail end) of the Frozen craze, so there was a heavy Frozen influence there.

Season of Light feels like the Disney heard the criticism from that show & revamped it into something better.

September 8, 2017 at 11:50 AM · I'm disappointed that Jingle Cruise is missing from the line-up this year. It was a fun diversion from the usual Christmas fare a the park. Someone suggested a Christmas train make-over, that would fun as long as Disney does not try to copy all of the "Polar Express" make-overs. Of course if they do that it would be done with a proper steam train and not some old diesel train.

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