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Disneyland Events

Disneyland Events

NOTE: All event dates/entertainment are subject to change

Major Events at the Disneyland Resort

November

Dapper Day - An Evening Affair

November 3 & 4, 2018

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

November 9, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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.

 


Book Signing with Jeff Kurtti

November 10, 2018

Author Jeff Kurtti will be celebrating the release of his new book From All of Us to All of You: The Disney Christmas Card from 9am to 11am at the Disneyana Shop at from 2pm to 4pm at Off The Page.


Artist in Residence - Bill Robinson

November 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25, 2018

Visit with artist Bill Robinson from 5pm to 9pm each day at the WonderGround Gallery.


Celebration of the Mouse - Artist Showcase

November 16 and 17, 2018

In celebration of Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday, several Disney artists will host signings.

On November 16 from 7pm-9pm, visit with Jerrod Maruyama, Mcbiff, June Kim, and Gregg Visintainer at the WonderGround Gallery. On November 17 from 7pm-9pm, Mcbiff, June Kim, Gregg Visintainer, Jeff Granito, and Bill Robinson will appear.

On November 17, meet Noah, Dave Avanzino, Francisco Herrera, Daniel Killen, Larry Nikolia, and Kenny Yamada from 9am-11am at Disneyana and 1pm-3pm at Off the Page.


Disneyland Thanksgiving Day Dining
November 22, 2018
The Disneyland Resort offers a variety of dining on Thanksgiving Day.

December

Christmas at the Disneyland Resort

November 9, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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.

 


Holiday Gingerbread House Building Workshop

December 8, 15, 16, 2018

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen is offering a a buffet brunch and live jazz from 11:00am to 12:15pm, then a chance to decorate your own gingerbread house. Reservations should be made in advance.


TUBACHRISTMAS at Downtown Disney

2018 date to be announced

Hundreds of tuba and euphonium players will gather to perform holiday music in this annual event.  A performance is scheduled to take place near ESPN Zone at Noon. It's unknown if this event will take place in 2018 due to construction in Downtown Disney.


New Year's Eve at the Disneyland Resort

December 31, 2018

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

Napa Rose will be hosting 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

November 9, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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, 2019

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.


Lunar New Year

2019 dates to be announced

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. A pre-show called "Hurry Home" featuring Mulan & Mushu will presented each night in Paradise Bay before World of Color.

For 2018 information, menus, and pictures, visit our Lunar New Year page.

 


Knott's Peanuts Celebration

January 26-27, February 2-3, 9-10, 16-18, 23-24, March 2-3, 9-10, 2019

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.

 

February

Lunar New Year

2019 dates to be announced

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. A pre-show called "Hurry Home" featuring Mulan & Mushu will presented each night in Paradise Bay before World of Color.

For 2018 information, menus, and pictures, visit our Lunar New Year page.

 


Knott's Peanuts Celebration

January 26-27, February 2-3, 9-10, 16-18, 23-24, March 2-3, 9-10, 2019

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.


Valentine's Day

February 14, 2019

Restaurants around the Disneyland Resort will offer special menus for Valentine's Day and throughout the Parks, special Valentine's Day cotton candy will be available.


Celebrate Gospel

2019 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.

2018 Information


Disneyana Collectible Show and Sale

2019 date to be announced

The Disneyana Fan Club hosts their Collectible Show and Sale at theWyndham Anaheim 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

Orange County Restaurant Week

2019 dates to be announced

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

Look for a special menu at Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel and House of Blues at Anaheim GardenWalk.


California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

2019 dates to be announced

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

March 29-April 28, 2019

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


Egg-stravaganza

2019 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.


St. Patrick's Day at Downtown Disney

March 17, 2019

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

 

April

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

2019 dates to be announced

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.



Dapper Day

April 13 - 14, 2019

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 21, 2019

Disneyland Resort Hotel restaurants offer special Easter dinners

 

May

Star Wars Day - May the 4th

May 4, 2019

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


Mother’s Day at the Disneyland Resort

May 12, 2019

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


Disneyland Grad Nite

May 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31, June 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 14, 2019

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
2019 dates to be announced

The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the 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 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31, June 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 14, 2019

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, 2019

On the Fourth of July there will be a special patriotic grand finale to the fireworks at Disneyland Park and several performances by a military band. 


Orange County Fair/Costa Mesa
2019 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

August 23-25, 2019
Tickets are now on sale at D23Expo.com!

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 2017 event.

 


CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk in the Park - 5K Walk
2019 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
2019 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.


Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park!

2019 dates to be announced

This ‘private’ party at Disneyland Park is open only to special ticket holders and features exclusive viewings of Halloween Screams fireworks and the Frightfully Fun Parade, plus a spooky ride through Disneyland by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

Familiar attractions, live music, treat stations for the little ones and creepy crafts are just a few activities available during the party. You never know who you’ll run into on these special nights.

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!


Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park!

2019 dates to be announced

This ‘private’ party at Disneyland Park is open only to special ticket holders and features exclusive viewings of Halloween Screams fireworks and the Frightfully Fun Parade, plus a spooky ride through Disneyland by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

Familiar attractions, live music, treat stations for the little ones and creepy crafts are just a few activities available during the party. You never know who you’ll run into on these special nights.


The Unofficial Gay Days at Disneyland

October 4-6, 2019
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

2019 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.

 



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