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75 Disneyland Holiday Desserts to try this Christmas

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75 Disneyland Holiday Desserts to try this Christmas season. From Disney Festival of Holidays desserts, to Holiday treats around the resort, you must see all the delicious offerings. All the Disneyland holiday treats in one spot.

Disneyland holiday dessert list for 2022 has arrived!

It’s dessert time, specifically holidays dessert time. And when you’re at Disneyland Resort, there’s no better time than the holidays to dig into something sweet.

I’ve compiled a list of over 75 holiday desserts to try at Disneyland Resort this Christmas. 

Disneyland Holiday Desserts 

This holiday season whether you’re in the parks or not, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy the season.

What desserts can you expect this holiday season at Downtown Disney?

  • Marceline’s Confectionary Santa Mickey cookie, sugar cookie of a classic Mickey face with frosting to look like Santa. Photo below is from cookies in years past, your will look similar. 
  • Marceline’s Confectionary Gingerbread Mickey cookie, gingerbread cookie of a classic Mickey face with red frosting on the ears.

 

holiday gingerbread santa

 

  • Marceline’s Confectionary Holiday Mickey Crispy Treat – Mickey-shaped crisped rice treat dipped in chocolate and decorated with green and red candy-coated chocolates.
  • Marceline’s Confectionary Holiday Candy Apples – Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, enrobed in colored chocolate, and decorated with a chocolate.
  • Marceline’s Confectionary Holiday Marshmallow Wand – Marshmallows dipped in caramel, covered in holiday colored sugar or peppermint.

 

Gluten free Disneyland treat

 

  • Kayla’s Cake Snowman Macarons, gluten-free in years past. 
  • Sprinkles Holiday Cupcakes 

Keep reading and dreaming of by looking through treats from 2019.

Festival of Holidays Desserts

This section for Festival of Holidays has not been updated for 2022, expect it very soon!

Our “Disneyland Holiday Desserts” begins in the Festive Foods Marketplace which is found during Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Parkbut first we have answers to your Festival of Holidays frequently asked questions.

 

SipandSavorPass

 

What is Festival of Holidays at Disneyland Resort? Festival of Holidays celebrates the diversity of the season through “sights, sounds and tastes” incorporating Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali and Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day.

While the holidays extend through both parks, Festival of Holidays is celebrated at Disney California Adventure Park.

 

Where is Festival of Holidays at Disneyland Resort? Festival of Holidays is located in Disney California Adventure Park, on the pathway that borders Paradise Bay (the water area in front of Pixar Pier) and Paradise Gardens Park.

You will find Marketplace kiosks beginning near the entrance to Cars Land lining the path toward Paradise Gardens. 

 

Festival of Holidays Disneyland

 

How much does Festival of Holidays cost? You can stroll through Festival of Holidays for free with valid theme park admission. Food and drinks are an additional cost (find exact prices on the Disneyland app), just like an other food and drinks in the parks.

All entertainment options showcased during Festival of Holidays are also free with valid theme park admission. Get discount Disneyland Resort tickets here. 

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What is a Sip & Savor Pass? Festival of Holidays Sip & Savor Pass gives you the opportunity to taste your way through Festival of Holidays. Choose your favorite food items, Festival of Holidays desserts or non-alcoholic beverages with the convenience of a pre-paid Sip & Savor Pass.

 

TastingPassport

How much is a Sip & Savor Pass? Sip & Savor Pass is about $56 with 8 pre-paid food/drink vouchers which makes each menu item $7 (normal pricing $5-$11+). Annual Passholders price is $51 with 8 pre-paid food/drink vouchers which makes each menu item $6.37 (normal pricing $5-$11+).

Buy your Sip & Savor Pass at Festival Merchandise Carts, Seaside Souvenirs, Kingswell Camera Shop, and Rushin’ River Outfitters. See all pricing here to see if this is a good deal for what you’d like to try

What is a Festival of Holidays Tasting Passport? The tasting passport you’ve seen on my Facebook page simply outlines each Marketplace’s offerings, a map, photos and special details. The Tasting Passport is free and helps you keep track of things to try!

When do Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks open? Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks open daily at 10:30 am so you can eat! Some of my favorites returning this year include:

  • Gingerbread Mickey at Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace. I tried this and it was soft, moist and delicious! 

 

Gingerbread Mickey Cookie

 

  • “Hot Cocoa” Marshmallow Macaron at Making Spirits Bright. This—is everything you imagined.

 

Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Macaron

 

Others on my list that are new to me in 2021 include:

  • Berries ‘n’ Crema – Huckleberry, strawberry, and raspberry house-made syrup, condensed and whole milk, and fruit-flavored cereal topped with house-made strawberry whipped cream from Grandma’s Recipes.
  • Cinnamon & Sugar Holiday Tart at Making Spirits Bright Marketplace
  • Holiday Mix at Merry Mashups
  • Pineapple Tres Leches Roulade – Vanilla sponge with layers of pineapple filling and cinnamon buttercream finished with white chocolate mousse and tres leches soak at Paradise Gardens Park
  • Guava and Cheese Pan Dulce – Guava and cheese pan dulce finished with a colorful chocolate sarape at Paradise Gardens Cart

Keep track of your holiday must-eat list with this quick and easy printable

California Adventure Holiday Desserts 

Disneyland Christmas desserts can be found in abundance at California Adventure Park, updated for 2021.

Award Wieners

  • Bananas Foster Funnel Cake Fries topped with cinnamon-banana sugar, caramel sauce, whipped topping, and fried bananas (New)

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff and Trolley Treats 

  • Holiday Milk Wand: Three marshmallows dipped in caramel, enrobed in milk chocolate, and drizzled with green and red colored chocolate (New)
  • Peppermint Mickey Mouse: Mickey Mouse-shaped marshmallow dipped in dark chocolate and covered in peppermint crunch  
  • Mickey Mouse Holiday Apple: Green Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears enrobed in milk chocolate, drizzled with green and red-colored white chocolate, and sprinkled with holiday cheer (New) 

 

 

 

  • Snowflake Mickey Mouse Apple: Green Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears enrobed in white chocolate, covered in blue sugar, and decorated with a white chocolate snowflake
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Crisped Rice Treat: Mickey Mouse-shaped crisped rice treat dipped in white-colored chocolate, embellished with a dark chocolate face, and decorated with green and red white chocolate 
  • Mickey Mouse Holiday Crisped Rice Treat: Mickey Mouse-shaped cereal treat dipped in red-colored white chocolate, drizzled with green-colored white chocolate, and sprinkled with holiday cheer décor 
  • Holiday Cake Pops: Round chocolate cake pop dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with holiday cheer décor 
  • Holiday Minnie Mouse Cake Pop: Vanilla cake with marshmallow ears, dipped in red-colored white chocolate, drizzled with green-colored white chocolate, and topped with a white chocolate Minnie Mouse bow

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta 

Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake: Spiced chocolate cheesecake finished with white chocolate mousse and chocolate decoration (New)

Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream 

  • Chocolate-Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate and peppermint ice cream in a waffle cup topped with whipped cream and peppermint candy (New) 

 

Sprinkles and peppermint cone Disneyland

 

  • Pomegranate Hard Float: Pomegranate hard cider with lemon sorbet topped with pomegranate arils (New)
  • Pomegranate Hard Cider (New)

Cozy Cone Motel 

  • Peppermint Ice Cream (cone or cup) decorated with holiday sprinkles and topped with a sugar star

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe 

  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookie. I tried this gingerbread man cookie at Pacific Wharf Cafe via mobile ordering and it was soft, moist and delicious! I highly recommend it.

Flo’s V-8 Café 

  • Gingerbread Shake with whipped topping and a gingerbread cake doughnut (New)

Hollywood Lounge

  • Churro Delight: Horchata garnished with mini churros (Non-alcoholic) (New)

Pacific Wharf Cappuccino Cart 

  • Salted Caramel-Mocha Bundt Cake: Coffee Bundt cake filled with salted caramel, finished with ganache, sprinkles, and white chocolate mousse (New) 
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie (Limit 5 per guest per transaction)

Pym Test Kitchen

  • Atomic Pretzel: Apple-Bacon Soft Pretzel with cinnamon-sugar salted pretzel with apple-bacon compote, cranberries, caramel sauce, cream cheese, and candied pepper bacon (New)

Schmoozies

  • Dulce de Leche Mickey Mouse Shake topped with whipped topping, caramel sauce, and vanilla crème cookies (New)
  • Chocolate-Cherry Yule Log Shake topped with a slice of hazelnut-chocolate yule log (New) 

Disneyland Park Holiday Desserts

Christmas desserts are not just at Festival of Holidays; Disneyland Park boasts plenty of holiday desserts. Waste not time, get there now and start tasting! Updated for 2021.

Alien Pizza Planet

  • Green Alien Holiday Macaron – Macaron filled with marshmallow crème and chocolate ganache

 

Green Alien Holiday Macaron

 

French Market

  • Haunted Mansion Cake: Purple sponge cake, raspberry mousse, raspberries, and cocoa nibs
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate: Smooth, rich hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint (New)

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

  • Peppermint Holiday Sundae: Two scoops of peppermint ice cream, whipped cream, crushed peppermint, and chocolate crème cookies (New) 
  • Cinnamon Brown Sugar Ice Cream (New) 

Jolly Holiday Bakery

  • Sipping Chocolate with a Dipping Waffle: Thick and rich sipping chocolate with a sweet waffle for dipping—MUST TRY! This is amazing!
  • Snowman Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake: Cinnamon roll-flavored cheesecake, cream cheese icing, milk chocolate nougatine arms, and snowman chocolate decoration (contains nuts) (New) 
  • Santa Hat Macaron: Almond macaron shells with white peppermint cream filling and rich chocolate ganache 
  • Christmas Brownie: Dark chocolate brownie with white chocolate mousse Santa hat, sprinkles, and chocolate ears (New) 
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie (Limit 5 per guest per transaction)
  • Chimney Sweep Cold Brew: Cold brew coffee with hickory-smoked syrup, chocolate and caramel sauces, cream, and smoked salt-sugar sprinkle (New) 
  • Apple-Pecan Donut: Specialty donut with spiced icing, apple compote, candied pecans, and cream cheese frosting (New)
  • Peppermint Cookie Donut: Specialty donut with peppermint icing, crushed peppermint, chocolate crème-filled cookies, and whipped topping (New)

 

Santa Hat macaron

Market House

  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie (Limit 5 per guest per transaction)

Mint Julep Bar

  • Maple Beignets rolled in maple-flavored sugar
  • Maple-bacon dipping sauce‌ (New)

Plaza Inn

  • Gingerbread Bundt Cake: Gingerbread Bundt cake with apple cinnamon filling, vanilla glaze, and holiday sprinkles
  • Holiday Cake: Devil’s food cake with swirled white chocolate mousse filling, buttercream frosting, and holiday sprinkles

 

Christmas Cake 

Pooh Corner and Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen 

  • Holiday Milk Wand: Three marshmallows dipped in caramel, enrobed in milk chocolate, and drizzled with green and red colored chocolate (New)
  • Peppermint Mickey Mouse: Mickey Mouse-shaped marshmallow dipped in dark chocolate and covered in peppermint crunch  
  • Mickey Mouse Holiday Apple: Green Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears enrobed in milk chocolate, drizzled with green and red-colored white chocolate, and sprinkled with holiday cheer (New) 
  • Snowflake Mickey Mouse Apple: Green Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel with marshmallow ears enrobed in white chocolate, covered in blue sugar, and decorated with a white chocolate snowflake
  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Crisped Rice Treat: Mickey Mouse-shaped crisped rice treat dipped in white colored chocolate, embellished with a dark chocolate face, and decorated with green and red white chocolate 
  • Mickey Mouse Holiday Crisped Rice Treat: Mickey Mouse-shaped cereal treat dipped in white-colored white chocolate, drizzled with green-colored white chocolate, and sprinkled with holiday cheer décor 
  • Holiday Cake Pops: Round chocolate cake pop dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with holiday cheer décor 
  • Holiday Minnie Mouse Cake Pop: Vanilla cake with marshmallow ears, dipped in red-colored white chocolate, drizzled with green-colored white chocolate, and topped with a white chocolate Minnie Mouse bow

Rancho del Zocalo 

  • Pan Dulce Ice Cream Sandwich: Colorful Mexican sweet bread with eggnog ice cream, hot buttered rum-flavored sauce, whipped topping, and chocolate skull (New) 
  • Hot Chocolate

Refreshment Corner

  • Caramel-Pecan Cream Cheese Pretzel: Cream cheese pretzel topped with caramel sauce and candied pecans (New)
  • Peppermint Cream Cheese Pretzel: Cream cheese pretzel topped with white chocolate and crushed candy canes (New)

River Belle Terrace 

  • Pear Oat Cobbler: Spiced pears, oat streusel, and cranberry sorbet (New) (Plant-based)

Stage Door Café 

  • Peppermint Mocha Funnel Cake with cold brew sauce topped with chocolate sauce, peppermint dust, and whipped topping (New)

The Tropical Hideaway (Available Nov. 11 through Jan. 8)

  • Holiday DOLE Whip Sundae: A swirl of DOLE Whip cherry and lime topped with festive decorations

Disneyland Holiday Churros

Churros are a big deal at Disneyland! Every season Disneyland Resort offers a new spin on this classic Disneyland treat. My friend and Disneyland with Kids colleague even did a family churro tasting challenge to try them all out!

These flavors and menus are updated for 2022

 

 

Churro and Lemonade Cart in Critter Country 

  • Bride Churro: Elegantly dressed churro in a bouquet of vanilla and sugar

Churro Cart near “it’s a small world” Holiday 

  • Churro with holiday apple spice dipping sauce (New)

Churro Cart near Sleeping Beauty Castle 

  • Candy Cane Churro (New) 
  • Peppermint Bark Dipping Sauce: Chocolate fudge infused with peppermint and topped with crushed candy canes (New) 

Churro Cart in New Orleans Square 

  • Chocolate Cherry-Pistachio Churro: Classic churro rolled in chocolate cookie and pistachio dust, drizzled with cherry sauce, and topped with chopped pistachios (New)

Churro Cart in Town Square 

  • Mint Chip Churro (New) 

 

Sugar Plum churro

Courtesy Disneyland Resort

 

Churro Cart on Buena Vista Street

  • Caramel Apple Churro: Churro topped with spiced apples, caramel sauce, and whipped topping (New) 

Churro Cart near Goofy’s Sky School

  • Abuelita Hot Chocolate Churro with condensed milk dipping sauce

 

Peppermint Churro

 

Churro Cart near Grizzly Peak 

  • Peppermint Churro: Churro coated with crushed candy canes and drizzled with chocolate and vanilla sauce 

Churro Cart in Hollywood Land 

  • Chocolate Cherry-Pistachio Churro: Classic churro rolled in chocolate cookie and pistachio dust, drizzled with cherry sauce and topped with chopped pistachios (New) 

 

Christmas Tree Churro

Courtesy Disneyland Resort

 

Disneyland Holiday Desserts | Cotton Candy & Pretzels

In addition to traditional flavors throughout the resort, you can find seasonal flavors too!

Pretzel Cart in Frontierland 

  • Holiday Cookie Pretzel: Ginger snap cookie-dusted pretzel with vanilla icing dipping sauce (New) 

Outdoor Vending Carts 

  • Christmas Cotton Candy: Apple flavor (Disneyland Park)
  • White Cotton Candy (California Adventure Park)

Snow cotton candy

 

More Disneyland Holiday Desserts

Even with some repeats listed above (because a few things are offered at various locations)—there are still MORE Disneyland desserts to eat. We must mention more of our favorite desserts!

 

Disneyland holiday cookie

 

Seasonal cupcakes

Tons of desserts at Grand Californian like the Mickey and Minnie Holiday donuts!

Cookies, candy apples, popcorn, candy, donuts, candy canes, cake pops, fudge and of course anything else we forgot! And before we let you go, we want to highlight a few more . . .

Gluten Free Disneyland Holiday Desserts

We love how Disneyland Resort offers many gluten-free options, not only at restaurants year-round, they also offer many gluten-free tasty desserts so you don’t have to miss out during the holidays!

 

Gluten free Disneyland treat

 

Disneyland Resort really outdid itself this year. The massive amounts of sweets and treats is unbelievable! I want to hear your top picks—what are you looking forward to trying during the holidays and what did you taste that was absolutely amazing?

Want to know even MORE about everything to experience at Disneyland Resort during the holidays? Check out these must-reads below:

Discount Disneyland tickets, yes even during Christmas time and New Years! Plus tips for Holiday Characters and Where to Find Santa at Disneyland.

 

75 Disneyland Holiday Desserts to try this Christmas season. From Disney Festival of Holidays desserts, to Holiday treats around the resort, you must see all the delicious offerings. All the Disneyland holiday treats in one spot.

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