Lunar New Year and Food & Wine Festival Return in 2023 to Disney California Adventure Park



As the year comes to a close, I love looking forward to everything the new year has in store. Yesterday, Disney Parks Blog announced that both the Lunar New Year Celebration and Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will Return in 2023 to Disney California Adventure Park. The Lunar New Year celebration will take place from January 20 through February 15, 2023, and Disney California Food & Wine Festival will run from March 3 through April 25, 2023.



Girls at the Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure Park

Lunar New Year, January 20 – February 15, 2023

Disney California Adventure park will celebrate Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures with a multicultural Lunar New Year celebration honoring the Year of the Rabbit, the zodiac animal symbolizing luck. Disney will also be celebrating the Vietnamese zodiac calendar during the Lunar New Year celebration, which marks 2023 as the Year of the Cat.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be ready to greet guests in their festive attire, plus Mulan and Mushu from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Mulan.

“Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession”

The vibrant and exciting “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession” features countless spirited parade performers as they honor family, friendship, and the potential for a fortune-filled new year. In 2023, the procession parade route will be extended from Paradise Gardens through to Hollywood Land.



Local foodies will be excited to hear of the addition of two new Lunar New Year marketplaces: Bamboo Blessings and Wrapped with Love. Of course, they will join the returning marketplaces, including Lucky 8 Lantern, Prosperity Bao & Buns, Red Spice Traders, and Longevity Noodle Co. Enjoy your Sip and Savor pass as you make your way through the participating marketplaces and dining locations.

“Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration”

Before the presentation of “World of Color,” “Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration” also returns, telling the tale of a little lantern’s quest to reunite with family for the annual celebration of good luck and fortune. Be sure to check the Disneyland app for showtimes.




Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, March 3 – April 25, 2023

We are calling all west-coast foodies! Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will feature the best of what California has to offer with unique flavors that you simply can’t miss.

This festival includes 12 festival marketplaces that feature a smorgasbord of sweet and savory foods along with creative cocktails, beer, wine and tasty non-alcoholic beverages. The best way to enjoy the eats of the festival is with a Sip and Savor pass, which will be available to purchase for this festival, as well!*

In addition, guests will find even more festival-inspired dishes at select restaurants throughout Disney California Adventure and special items will also be featured in the Downtown Disney District and at the Hotels of Disneyland Resort.

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party”

Family-friendly entertainment also returns to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival with appearances by the Jammin’ Chefs, Chef Goofy, and the “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party” show. In addition, there will be even more exciting entertainment to check out on the Palisades Stage and the Paradise Gardens bandstand.

Guests of all ages will also enjoy crafts, complimentary weekend culinary demonstrations, and artist events and signings.

Plus, Soarin’ Over California will return for a limited time during the festival! This beloved attraction celebrates the beauty and wonder of the Golden State, from San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the crashing waves in Malibu.

And for those looking to elevate their Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival experience, there will be additional bookable signature events** to expand your knowledge on wine, beer and spirits. For a truly deluxe experience, this year’s epicurean encounters will include Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions, Trader Sam’s Mixology Seminars and GCH Craftsman Grill mixology seminars and a Grand Tasting event at the Disneyland Hotel.

Further information for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebration and Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival (including the bookable experiences) will be available on Disneyland.com at a later date. And don’t forget to keep watch on the Disney Parks Blog for Disney Eats foodie guides and other delicious details as we get closer to the return of these popular festivals!  

Check the latest entertainment details and schedules at Disneyland.com or the Disneyland mobile app. Entertainment, experiences, and offerings may be modified, limited in availability or unavailable, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Both Theme Park reservations and valid admission for the same Park on the same day are required for Park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. Visit Disneyland.com/updates for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Limit 2 alcoholic beverages per Guest. A valid photo ID will be required.

* An event Sip and Savor Pass will expire on the stated date and will not be valid at any other event or at any other time. Passes are nonrefundable, subject to restrictions, and not valid for Theme Park admission. Other restrictions apply. Both valid theme park admission and park reservation required for park entry.

** Additional fees for premium events are required, and separate admission and theme park reservation required for events hosted in Disney California Adventure park. Space is limited for such ticketed events; advance bookings are recommended. Full payment is due at time of booking, and once booked, there are no cancellations, exchanges, credit, or refunds. No discounts apply.  Guests must be 21 years of age or over to consume alcohol and to participate in the events; valid photo ID required. Subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice.

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Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.













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