Disneyland Resort's 2013 Holiday Season Dates Are: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Monday, January 6, 2014 "Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns November 12 Through January 6" (posted on August 6th, 2013 -- Disney Parks Blog, by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print, Disneyland Resort) Disneyland Resort 2013 Holiday Information/Overview Page Disneyland Resort 2013 Holidays Press Kit - from Disneyland News WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME to the Disneyland Resort at Christmas Time/Holiday Season Information & Photo Superthread - Part 3!!! Please also see the previous Superthreads - Disneyland at Christmas/Holiday Season Superthread #2 and Disney at Christmas - for lots of fantastic photos and information on the "most wonderful time of the year"! We have a wonderful panel of experts who are here to answer questions, dispense valuable holiday advice, information, tips, insight and, most importantly, share PHOTOS!! We discuss anything and everything pertaining to Christmas Time (as well as the entire holiday season) at the Disneyland Resort - holiday attractions, holiday decorations, crowds, planning, etc. *We cover the entire season from its start in early November to when it ends in early January, and we encourage our subscribers to share their experiences and photos!* For your reference, on this page (below) you will find multiple posts with details or links to info about different holiday categories, i.e., seasonal entertainment, food/treats, merchandise/shopping, the hotels of the Disneyland Resort, etc. There is also a post directing you to holiday-related Trip Reports by our DIS'ers! This thread is a celebration of all things merry and festive at the Disneyland Resort during the Christmas season. If you have never been to the parks during this magical time of year and are planning to visit, you are in for a treat! It is a feast for the eyes and a joy for all the senses. For example: The entire Resort transforms into a holiday wonderland, including most shops and restaurants, the 3 Disney hotels and Downtown Disney. Almost no corner is left unadorned in holiday splendor. The enchanting Winter Castle's icicle lights glow brightly after dark. The dazzling It's a Small World Holiday invites you to celebrate the holiday season around the world, while the mesmerizing colors of the facade take your breath away at night. The aromas of peppermint and gingerbread fill the air. Familiar Yuletide songs change style from land to land: from a jazz-inspired version of "Jingle Bells" in New Orleans Square, to a Western-influenced "Deck the Halls" in Frontierland, to a vintage rendition of "Frosty the Snowman" providing the soundtrack for the hustle and bustle of Buena Vista Street...music plays an integral part in setting the holiday mood. (You may even hear a few famous characters offering their own unique take on the seasonal classics in Toon Town!) Santa holds court in 5 locations around Disneyland Resort (both parks and all 3 hotels). The Jingle Jangle Jamboree is a particularly fun spot to meet St. Nick and other characters clad in winter sweaters and Christmas wear. Seasonal treats are both whimsical and delicious. The popular Santa Mickey popcorn buckets can be found in many stores and at carts around both parks. Gingerbread cookies wearing familiar 'ears' can be found throughout the confectioneries and bake shops. Peppermint fudge, snowman marshmallow treats and yule logs are only a few of the culinary Christmas creations you can enjoy around the Resort. Dickens carolers stroll through the hotels and sing for the guests, and Bell Ringers entertain the crowds on Buena Vista Street. Adults and children alike smile and marvel as snow falls on Main Street, leaving behind the aroma of gingerbread in the air. The awe-inspiring "Believe...In Holiday Magic" fireworks are sure to bring a tear to your eye. "A Christmas Fantasy Parade," a longstanding tradition at Disneyland, is a joyous spectacle to behold. On a chilly holiday night, be sure to bundle up next to your loved ones with some cocoa and enjoy this magical offering. Uniquely themed decorations can be found in New Orleans Square, Toontown, Frontierland, A Bug's Land and Cars Land. Sounds delightful, right? Don't wait! Join us -- and let's start planning together!