A couple years ago we got to take the kids to Disneyland on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It was a surprise for them, we were already on a road trip and a dream come true for me.
Walking from our hotel to the entrance Emmy somewhere guessed but we had the cover of the stroller down because it was raining. It was so so fun to see how excited they were when they realized what we were doing.
It was a little rainy in the morning but it didn’t dampen the fun at all.
The decorations are just magical at Christmas time!
It was 2021 so masks were required any time we were indoors or on a ride, but we didn’t mind!
Because this was our first time visiting Disneyland at Christmas and we only had one day we prioritized holiday events rather than riding every single ride. We loved the Christmas parade and Small World Holiday, each room had a different smell!
We enjoyed the fireworks, while Emmy fell asleep in the stroller. It was so loud but we put the cover down and she slept through all of it.
We had so much fun being together and just taking in the beauty of the park at Christmas time.
It was raining on Christmas day but as the video shows the kids just danced through it, they were having so much fun.
We had considered just spending both days in Disneyland and that would have been amazing but we decided we wanted to see California Adventure decorated for the holidays as well. Both Parks were not very busy which was very nice.
Cars Land was so cute!
While we definitely prefer Disneyland, DCA is fun too. There wasn’t any parades, or fireworks, snow or light shows so it felt less magical. So if you only have one day I would absolutely say just visit Disneyland, you won’t regret it!
We were able to get many of the rides in, mostly because we did buy the Genie+ pass for the day.
The park at night was all lit up and so beautiful.
We left for the nigh worn out and much past our bed times!
It was a very merry Christmas!
Have you ever visited the parks during the holidays? A friend told me that Disney World is even more magical so we will have to get down to Florida soon to see for ourselves!