In 2014, Disboard poster Geemo started a thread that listed the major conventions, events, and school breaks at or near DLR. Dis'ers seemed to find the thread helpful, so a 2015 version, a 2016 version, a 2017 version, and a 2018 version were created. This is a continuation of those threads, but for 2019! This is NOT an official Calendar, for reference only. This is also not an all inclusive list, but I will do my best to keep it up to date. Please let me know if you hear of anything to add to the list. Post #1: Events, Activities, and Holidays At/Around/Near Disneyland Resort Post #2: School Breaks/Recesses Post #3: Other Dates Post #4: Parking Updates Last updated: January 2, 2019 Events, Activities, and Holidays At/Around/Near Disneyland Resort January 2019 (Check-In) Jan 1 (Tue): Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Jan 3-8 (Thu-Tue): Three Kings' Day Celebration in DCA Jan 5 (Sat): Last Day of Signature AP & Deluxe AP Holiday Blockout Period Jan 6 (Sun): Last Day of Christmas/Holiday Season in DL (likely including A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Believe...In Holiday Magic Fireworks, and Haunted Mansion Holiday [Reopen: Fri, 1/18]) Jan 6 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal AP & SoCal Select AP Holiday Blockout Period Jan 6 (Sun): Ticket (Day and AP) Price Increase (Disboard Thread) Jan 8 (Tue): Last Day of Christmas/Holiday Season in DCA (including WoC: Season of Light, Festival of Holidays and Viva Navidad) Jan 18 (Fri): Debut of Mickey's Mix Magic Jan 21 (Mon): Martin Luther King Junior Day Jan 21 (Mon): Last Day for It's a Small World Holiday [Reopens: Feb 01] Jan 22 (Tue): Start of Valentine's Month Celebration [Ends: Feb 18] Jan 22 (Tue): Start of Minnie's Valentine Surprise [Ends: Feb 18] Jan 22 (Tue): First Day of Fantasmic! Refurbishment [End Date: TBD, Spring] Jan 24-27 (Thu-Sun): NAMM Show (Anaheim Convention Center) Jan 25 (Fri): Return of Mickey's Soundsational Parade & Start of “Get Your Ears On” Celebration Dance Party (Foodie Guide) Jan 25 (Fri): Start of Lunar New Year Celebration in DCA [Ends: Feb 17] (Foodie Guide) February 2019 (Check-In) Feb 3 (Sun): Superbowl Feb 5 (Tue): Lunar New Year Feb 7 (Thu): Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts' Nite Feb 8 (Fri): DCA's 17th Anniversary Feb 9 (Sat): Micechat Gumball Rally Feb 11 (Mon): Anaheim Ducks Day in DCA Feb 14 (Thu): Valentine's Day Feb 16 (Sat): Celebrate Gospel in DCA Feb 17 (Sun): Last Day of Lunar New Year Celebration [Starts: Jan 25] Feb 18 (Mon): Presidents Day Feb 18 (Mon): Last Day of Valentine's Month Celebration [Start: Jan 22] Feb 22-24 (Fri-Sat): Spirit Nationals (Anaheim Convention Center) March 2019 (Check-In) Mar 1 (Fri): Start of DCA's Food & Wine Festival [Ends: Apr 23] Mar 2 (Sat): Mini Gay Days Mar 3-9 (Sun-Sat): Orange County Restaurant Week (Not a DLR event, but some DTD Venues participate) Mar 5 (Tue): Mardi Gras Mar 5-9 (Tue-Sat): Natural Product Expo West 2019 (Anaheim Convention Center) Mar 7 (Thu): Disneyland After Dark: 90s Nite Mar 16-17 (Sat-Sun): USA All-Stars Championship (Anaheim Convention Center) Mar 17 (Sun): St. Patrick's Day Mar 29-31 (Fri-Sun): WonderCon 2019 (Anaheim Convention Center) April 2019 (Check-In) Apr 12 (Fri): Start of SoCal Select AP Spring Blockout [Last Day: Apr 21] Apr 13 (Sat): Start of SoCal AP Spring Blockout [Last Day: Apr 21] Apr 13-14 (Sat-Sun): Spring Dapper Day Apr 21 (Sun): Easter Apr 21 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal Select and SoCal AP Spring Blockout [Starts: Apr 12/13] Apr 23 (Tue): Last Day of DCA's Food & Wine Festival [Starts: Mar 1] Apr 30 (Tue): Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble! May 2019 (Check-In) May 1 (Wed): Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble! May 5 (Sun): Cinco De Mayo May 12 (Sun): Mother's Day May 23 (Thu): Last Day of Early 2019 Ticket Deal, 2019 SoCal Resident Ticket Deal May 27 (Mon): Memorial Day May 31 (Fri): Start of SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout in DL Grad Nites: May 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, & 31 *Taste of Anaheim (Not a Disney Event, but Some DTD Restaurants Participate) June 2019 (Check-In) Jun 1 (Sat): Start of SoCal AP Summer Blockout in DL Jun 6 (Thu): Start of SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout in DCA Jun 16 (Sun): Father's Day Jun 21 (Thu): Start of Deluxe AP Summer Blockout in DL Jun 28 (Fri): Start of SoCal AP Summer Blockout in DCA Grad Nites: Jun 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, & 14 *Opening of Star Wars Galaxy Edge (No Specific Date Announced, but "Summer 2019") July 2019 (Check-In) Jul 4 (Thu): Fourth of July Jul 10-13 (Wed-Sat): VidCon (Anaheim Convention Center) Jul 17 (Wed): Disneyland's 63rd Anniversary August 2019 (Check-In) Aug 18 (Sun): Last Day of Deluxe AP Summer Blockout in DL Aug 18 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal & SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout in DCA Aug 23-25 (Fri-Sun): D23 Expo (Anaheim Convention Center) (Disboard Thread) Aug 25 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal AP Summer Blockout in DL *CHOC Walk in the Park September 2019 (Check-In) Sep 2 (Mon): Labor Day Sep 2 (Mon): Last Day of SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout in DL *Start of HalloweenTime (2018 Disboard Thread) *Start of Día de los Muertos (DL and DCA) October 2019 (Check-In) Oct 4-6 (Fri-Sun): Gay Days Oct 14 (Mon): Columbus Day Oct 17-18 (Thu-Fri) UEA Convention (Many/Most Utah schools out of session) Oct 31 (Thu): Halloween, End of HalloweenTime *Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Haunted Gingerbread House Workshops November 2019 (Check-In) Nov 2-3 (Sat-Sun): Dapper Day Fall Soiree Nov 11 (Mon): Veterans' Day Nov 28-29 (Thu-Fri): Thanksgiving *BlizzCon (Anaheim Convention Center) [Tentatively, first weekend in November] *Start of Christmas/Holiday Season (2018 Disboard Thread) *Holiday Parade Filming December 2019 (Check-In) Dec 13 (Fri): First Day of SoCal Select AP Holiday Blockout [Last Day: Jan 5] Dec 19 (Thu): First Day of SoCal AP Holiday Blockout [Last Day: Jan 5] Dec 20 (Fri): First Day of Deluxe AP Holiday Blockout [Last Day: Jan 4] Dec 21 (Sat): First Day of Signature AP Holiday Blockout [Last Day: Jan 4] Dec 22-30 (Sun-Mon): Hanukkah Dec 25 (Wed): Christmas Dec 26-Jan 1 (Wed-Tue): Kwanzaa Dec 31 (Mon): New Year's Eve *Candlelight Processional (usually first weekend in December) *Raver Days *Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Holiday Gingerbread House Workshops *TubaChristmas 2020 <TBD> Notes The AP Blockout Calendar underwent major changes in 2019, with separate blockout dates for DL and DCA. In general, there are fewer blockout dates for DCA regardless of the pass and more for DL. Major blockout periods (Spring Break, Summer, and Christmas) are in the list above, but now denote if they are for DL or DCA (or both if nothing is specified). Check out the Blockout Calendar for the latest information: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/passes/blockout-dates/ This list does not include all of the conventions/events scheduled at the Anaheim Convention Center. It is only a partial listing. A full listing is available on the Anaheim Convention Center Calendar. http://www.anaheim.net/calendar.aspx?CID=26, In terms of the conventions, for the most part, it doesn't seem like the conventions necessarily increase crowds in the parks. Large conventions are more likely to impacts availability at area hotels/motels and crowds in DTD (primarily in the evenings). There maybe some impacts of the days immediately before or after the conventions, but only a few conventions seem to actually result in Dis'ers reporting higher than expected crowds in the parks themselves. So, while large (or at least ones that look large on the calendar) conventions are listed in the calendar above, it does not mean that the parks will be busier than expected. The Honda Center may also host events that could impact crowds at Disneyland. http://www.hondacenter.com/events/ Tom Bell maintains a list of Disneyland Events on wdwinfo. http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland/events.html There are a number of unofficial park days that happen throughout the year. Some are fairly large and can impact park crowds (e.g., Gay Days), while others (most) are fairly small and most guests won't notice that they are occurring. http://unofficialparkdays.com/calendar/ *Starred events have historically began/occurred in that month, but the dates for 2019 have not yet been announced.