We’re anxiously awaiting magical Christmas time at Disney. If you plan on visiting soon, we’re here to give you the inside scoop on all things holiday splendor. Think twinkly lights, Christmas-themed treats, and of course, themed characters. Here are the best things to do at Disneyland California this winter.

World of Color: Season of Light

When: November 8, 2019 - January 6, 2020

Address: Disney California Adventure Park

Why You Need To Go: During this magical 22-minute light show, the entire park transforms into a nighttime spectacular, bringing your favorite childhood Disney stories to life.*

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Ride The Matterhorn Bobsleds

When: Open daily

Address: Disneyland Park

Why You Need To Go: You can speed through a snow-capped mountain while trying to outrun the Abominable Snowman.

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A Christmas Fantasy Parade

When: Daily

Address: Disneyland Park

Why You Need To Go: This Main Street celebration is absolutely adorable! You’ll see wooden soldiers marching, costumed reindeer prancing, and dancing gingerbread cookies.

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Taste Intergalactic Goodies at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

When: Daily

Address: Disneyland Park

Why You Need To Go: You can sip some of that delicious green or blue milk that Luke Skywalker drank in the movies. There’s also plenty of yummy themed food if you’ve got the midday munchies.

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Haunted Mansion Holiday

When: Open daily during the holiday season

Address: Disneyland Park

Why You Need To Go: You can take an eerie tour in this spooky holiday makeover of the famous Haunted Mansion. We hope you’re not afraid of ghosts.

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Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

When: November 8, 2019 - January 6, 2020

Address: Disney California Adventure, Paradise Gardens Park

Why You Need To Go: You can join in on the colorful and festive celebration of Latino culture. There are dancers, a street party, yummy treats, and characters decked out in traditional cultural outfits.

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Wintertime Enchantment at Sleeping Beauty’s Hidden Winter Castle

When: November 8, 2019 - January 6, 2020

Address: Disneyland Park, Main Street

Why You Need To Go: You can visit Sleeping Beauty’s castle when it’s turned into an icy winter wonderland. The entire castle is covered in icicles, wreaths, and Christmas decor. Every evening, it shimmers and comes to life!

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If you can't get enough of all things Disney, mark your calendars! The highly-anticipated Star Wars Rise of the Resistance ride is coming to Disneyland on January 17, 2020.

*This article has been updated.

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