Disneyland at Home Holiday Activities

Disneyland at home Holiday activities to celebrate the merriest time of year with 25 Very Merry Disney activities, to spread out through December. It’s almost as if you’re at Disneyland itself!

“Think of Christmas, think of snow,  think of sleigh bells off you go . . . ” these Disney Holiday activities will keep you feeling festive all season long.

Disneyland at Home Holiday Activities

The Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort brings all the magic and emotion during the merriest time of year. There’s so many things to do and see during this popular time of year that I wanted to bring some of that home to enjoy even if you can’t get to Disneyland this year.

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Very Merry Disney Activities Week 1

Here are our Holiday ideas for the first week of the season as we make way for all the holiday delights. These Disney holiday activities can be done all in one busy day, for a family fun day or scattered throughout the season. 

  1. Holiday music welcomes the season and ushers in the sounds of Disney Holiday with this playlist made from some of our favorite Disney characters, Disney singers and songs played during California Adventure’s Festival of Holidays

 

 

2. Order and read through favorite Disney holiday stories to bring sweet dreams to the Christmas season. See my top picks here.


 

 

3. Kick off the season and make things cozy inside. Search “Arendelle Castle Yule Log” on Disney+, you’re in for a treat. 

 

California Adventure Christmas tree

 

4. Holiday movie favorites. Set at Christmas time, Godmothered on Disney+.

Godmothered is the quick, holiday pick-me-up we all need this season. Watch Godmothered on Disney+ this season. Grab the family and your favorite movie treats. Add glow stick magic wands for even more fun.
 
 
We watched a media preview of Godmothered earlier this season. But don’t worry, no spoilers here. We had all our favorite movie treats and some glow stick magic wands to go along with the theme.
 
Our house of teens and tweens really enjoyed the movie. We all laughed and cheered along on the adventures of Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell).
 
Godmothered movie night
 
 
Eleanor sets out to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. Along the way you’ll see a new “Happily Ever After” unfold as Eleanor tries to help Mackenzie, a 40-year-old single mom (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston.
 
Your whole family will love the laughs and the thought provoking moments in this holiday movie that gives us all the boost we need.
 
I’ve really missed going to the movies this year and love that Disney is releasing more films direct to Disney+ so we can enjoy a bit of normalcy.

 

Godmothered Disney Plus

 

Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “Happily Ever After,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not. Watch the trailer and check it out on Disney + today!

5. Peppermint flavored everything! Grab a favorite peppermint treat, drink or make hot cocoa peppermint floats by adding a scoop of mint and chip or peppermint ice cream. We even have a peppermint churro you can make at home.

 

Mickeys Happy Holidays

 

6. Make your holiday wish list and shopping lists now so you won’t have to pay for overnight shipping! Browse holiday gift ideas on shopDisney here.

 

Disney Holiday gifts and decor

 

7. Need a pick me up? Get your musical Disney fix with SWINGIN’ WITH THE MOUSE: Volume 1.  Listen to a sample and you’ll hear familiar performers including KEITH DAVID (Dr. Facilier in Princess and the Frog), DEEDEE MAGNO HALL (The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe), EMMA HUNTON (Freeform’s Good Trouble), GARRET CLAYTON (NBC’s Hairspray Live!, Teen Beach Movie), COURTNEY REED (Princess Jasmine in Broadway’s Aladdin), and PABLO ROSSIL.

 

SWTM

 

Disneyland at Home Holidays Week 2 

It’s the second week of our Disneyland at home holidays and these activities will keep everyone in a jolly good mood. If you miss a day, you can always do more than one each day to catch up.

8. Choose your favorite Holiday churro flavors and dress up ready-made churros for today’s Disney Holiday activity.

 

 

9. Do you want to build a snowman? Learn to draw your favorite Disney snowman—Olaf from this Animation Academy tutorial.

10. Watch a Holiday themed Disney Junior show; here’s where to find your favorite holiday episodes.

11. Tis the season for feel good movies! Safety debuts on Disney+ on December 11, 2020. 

This year we’ve all been through silent battles, out loud battles, so many battles we are tired of fighting. I’ve been working on trying to understand there’s always something we don’t know about in people’s lives. 

 
Those battles play out beautifully and emotionally on the screen in SAFETY, a film on Disney+.. 
 
*NO SPOILERS* Safety is best for older kids like teens and tweens. The story line involves addiction and foster care which can be triggers to those who have close experiences with either or both. 
 
That being said, I do feel they could have gone deeper with those points. They glossed over addiction and why it was so important for Ray Ray to make the decisions he did throughout the movie. But the script didn’t go there, opting for fluffier terms instead of labeling the reality head on, leaving viewers to fill in the gaps. 
 
 

 

Safety disney plus

 

Disney adds, “The film Safety is a drama based on the story of former Clemson University football safety Ray McElrathbey (Jay Reeves).Through every challenge, Ray Ray shows dedication and persistence can bring triumph. This story of family, community and brotherhood will bring emotions to the surface. I sang along to the hip hop soundtrack and felt the highs and lows as Ray Ray succeeded on the field while raising and caring for his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr (Thaddeus J. Mixson).”
 
This is a movie you don’t want to miss. It reminds us that we’re all facing battles and not every battle is spoken or seen. But it also reminds me that we can triumph even when the odds are against us. I cannot wait to hear what you think of this new movie that everyone should see. 

 

12. Print this adorable Gingerbread Mickey coloring page and hang them on the fridge for more Holiday decor.

13. It’s time for holiday magic no matter where you are!  Watch Disneyland’s “Believe in Holiday Magic, we have the video right here.

 

Believe in Holiday magic fireworks

 

14. Delivering treats to a neighbor today? Print these adorable tags and more for an extra sweet gift. 

Very Merry Disney Activities Week 3 

If you miss a day, you can always do more than one each day to catch up. Get the printer-friendly version here. 

15. Craving a Disneyland holiday treat? Choose one of 75 Disneyland holiday desserts to recreate at home this season. 

 

Gingerbread Mickey Cookie

 

16. A Christmas Fantasy Parade is a highlight of any holiday visit to Disneyland. Watch the replay with your family here

17. Choose your next Holiday movie night on Disney+ with their Holiday guide.

18. Help Mickey and Minnie sled to the big Christmas tree. Follow the green lines around Donald, Pluto, Goofy and through the trees. Watch out for dead ends!

19. It’s not the holiday season without a ride on “it’s a small world” Holiday. Take your very own virtual ride here

 

it's a small world holiday peace on earth

 

20. Make Mickey shaped pancakes or cookies and top with Holiday sprinkles.

21. Have you seen the holiday version of World of Color? Watch the replay of Season of Light here.

Disneyland at Home Holidays Week 4

As the holidays slowly unwind, don’t let the spirit of the season end! Here’s a handful of more Disney activities.

22. Keep little hands busy making these Toy Story Holiday ornaments at home. 

23. Need an easy meal before the big festivities? Have everyone help create one of these fun Mickey inspired recipes.

 

Mickeys Happy Holidays

 

24. Naughty or nice? Print this activity booklet from Disney’s Prep and Landing

25. Wishing you the very best holidays from Mickey’s Happy Holidays that debuted in 2019. 

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I hope you enjoyed this list of Disney Holiday activities to keep you busy and festive all season long.