The 2013 Disney blockbuster "Frozen" and its characters play a big role in this year's holiday season at Disneyland.
you're visiting the Anaheim park between now and Jan. 6, expect to see
the 60-foot-tall Christmas tree in Disneyland's town square and other
once-a-year events and decorations.
First off, sisters Anna and
Elsa as well as Olaf the snowman join the Christmas Fantasy Parade which
marks its 20th year at Disneyland. Santa and Minnie and Mickey Mouse
are featured too in the march along Main Street.
starts at 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and 3 and 5:45 p.m. Friday
through Sunday. (Parades are added Christmas week and other times; check
the online schedule before you go.)
Olaf and songs from "Frozen" are featured in the return of "World of Color: Winter Dreams" at Disney California Adventure Park.
outdoor show brings clips of Disney films, songs and characters
projected on a 19,000-square-foot water screen. It's accompanied by
1,200 fountains, fog and other special effects.
week, shows will start at 8:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 and
10:15 p.m. Friday through Sunday. (Show times change Thanksgiving week
and on other dates; check the online schedule.)
Other things to check out:
Beauty Castle, adorned with 80,000 icicle lights and fireworks and then
falling snow on Main Street, outside It's a Small World (which itself
is transformed with decorations) and New Orleans Square.
Viva Navidad at Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure, which
includes mariachi and samba bands, folklorico dancers, Disney characters
and 12-foot-tall puppets of Santa and Mrs. Claus. It ends with a
celebration Jan. 2-6 to mark Three Kings Day, a Christian celebration of
the day the Wise Men brought gifts to the baby Jesus.