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If you’re going to Disneyland in December, it really doesn’t get any better than this for festive holiday atmosphere. Here are a few tips to help you plan your trip to the Happiest Place on Earth and a couple to keep you sane during this super busy time of year.
Updated for 2017!
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What’s New at Disneyland in December
- It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the holidays at Disneyland are back!
- Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle is back with tons of twinkling lights and snowcapped roof.
- “World of Color — Season of Light” at California Adventure.
- Festival of the Holidays including ¡Viva Navidad! is back at California Adventure.
- Believe . . . in Holiday Magic fireworks return to Disneyland park.
- A Christmas Fantasy Parade makes its way down Main Street daily. Get our free parade seating guide here.
- Seasonal attractions like “it’s a small world” holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday are here.
- Don’t forget to check out our Disney White Elephant gift guide.
Disneyland in December Park Plans
- Don’t stress over Disneyland, let us plan your day in the parks for you and skip most of the waiting often associated with Disneyland.
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Disneyland Classics Touring Plan at Disneyland Park (featuring the classic attractions of Disneyland Park)
Disneyland Storybook Touring Plan at Disneyland Park (kid-friendly and kid-focused touring plan)
Princess Touring Plan at Disneyland Park (a Princess lover’s dream come true)
Thrill Seekers at Disneyland Park (roller coasters and thrills to explore)
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Disneyland in December Closures
Goofy’s Sky School remains closed for refurbishment, other attractions may be closed briefly for other issues. Check the Disneyland app for the most current closure information.
Are you headed to Disneyland or California Adventure during December, tell us about it or let us know how we can help plan your trip.