California Adventure 2023 Festival of Holidays Menus: A Complete Guide

by | Nov 1, 2023 | Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Parks, DLR Food, Downtown Disney

Discover what’s on the menus of the festival marketplaces for this year’s Festival of Holidays at DCA!

It’s time to get in the holiday spirit, because the holidays at Disneyland Resort are getting underway! One of the most exciting offerings of the season is also returning – from November 10, 2023 to January 7, 2024, Disney California Adventure Park will host the annual Festival of Holidays once again.

The Festival of Holidays is a celebration of all of the diverse cultural festivities that take place during the final months of the year and into the new year, from Christmas and Hanukkah to Navidad and Kwanza to Three Kings Day and Diwali. While the festival includes everything from decor to live music to vibrant parades and performances, the centerpiece is the festival marketplaces, which serve up delicious culinary delights inspired by different cultures and cuisines. Oh, and don’t forget: the Sip and Savor Pass will return, so you can easily sample everything the festival has to offer!

So, what’s in store for the Festival of Holidays marketplaces at California Adventure during the 2023 festival? See all of the menus for the various booths below!

2023 Festival of Holidays at California Adventure Marketplaces & More

  • Savory Kugel Mac & Cheese with herb breadcrumbs, sour cream and chives (New)
  • Guava-Melon Lassi: Guava nectar, rock melon syrup, yogurt, and honey garnished with cinnamon whipped cream and honey-flavored cereal (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Glacier Margarita: Blanco tequila, blue curaçao, coconut and rosemary syrups, and white cranberry and lime juices garnished with champagne bubbles candy (New)
California Adventure Festival of the Holidays Food 2023

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  • IMPOSSIBLE Chorizo Queso Fundido with house-made tortilla chips
  • Churro Ale with Frozen Beer Slush: Churro ale with a frozen slush of beer, butterscotch, gingerbread, and house-made churro toffee syrups (New)
  • Garage Brewing Co. Churro Ale (New)
  • Boulevard Brewing Company Quirk Hard Seltzer – Cranberry Apple Cinnamon (New)
  • Two Coast Brewing Co. Saint Father Authentic Oktoberfest Festbier
  • Unsung Brewing Co. Agents of Anaheim Vienna Lager (New)
  • Golden Road Brewing Christmas Cart Wheat Ale
  • Eureka Brewing Co. Hibiscus Bloom Blonde Ale (New)
  • Ballast Point Brewing Co. Grunion Pale Ale (New)
  • Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Mouthful of Miracles Cold IPA (New)
  • Brewery X Feliz Guavidad IPA (New)
  • Rogue Brewing Co. Hazelnut Brown Nectar Brown Ale (New)
  • Allagash Brewing Curieux Bourbon Barrel-Aged Golden Ale
  • Bottle Logic Brewing Co. Study Break Sweet Stout (New)
  • Holiday Flight (New)
    • Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Mouthful of Miracles Cold IPA
    • Ballast Point Brewing Co. Grunion Pale Ale
    • Unsung Brewing Co. Agents of Anaheim Vienna Lager
    • Bottle Logic Brewing Co. Study Break Sweet Stout
  • Festive Favorites (New)
    • Two Coast Brewing Co. Saint Father Authentic Oktoberfest Festbier
    • Eureka Brewing Co. Hibiscus Bloom Blonde Ale
    • Brewery X Feliz Guavidad IPA
    • LA Bodega Brewing Co. Mama Coco Coconut Milk Stout
  • Brewed Traditions (New)
    • Boulevard Brewing Company Quirk Hard Seltzer – Cranberry Apple Cinnamon
    • Golden Road Brewing Christmas Cart Wheat Ale
    • Allagash Brewing Curieux Bourbon Barrel-Aged Golden Ale
    • Rogue Brewing Co. Hazelnut Brown Nectar Brown Ale
  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo with garlic rice
  • Mad Santa Macaron Inspired by the Disney+ series “The Santa Clauses”: Chocolate macaron filled with ganache, peanut butter mousse, and salted pretzels (New)
  • Cherry Mango Punch: Mango purée, cherry and peach syrups, and lemon juice garnished with a frozen peach (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Churro Toffee Cold Brew Latte: Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Mexico Origin Coffee, cinnamon sugar, vanilla bean, and almond milk garnished with churro syrup-flavored whipped cream and toffee crumble (Non-alcoholic beverage)
California Adventure Festival of the Holidays Food 2023

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  • Barbacoa Tamal de Res with Oaxaca cheese, tomatillo salsa and crema (New)
  • Berry Pomegranate Paloma: Blanco Tequila, blueberry purée, lime, cranberry, and pomegranate juices, and agave syrup topped with fresca mixed vodka spritz and garnished with an orange wheel and chile lime seasoned rim (New)
  • Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon
  • McBride Sisters Sparkling Brut Rosé (New)
  • Winter Wineries Flight (New)
    • Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc
    • Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon
    • McBride Sisters Sparkling Brut Rosé
  • Esquites Carnitas Mac & Cheese with salsa macha and spiced puffed rice
  • Chocolate Tart Made with TWIX Cookie Bar Pieces: Sugar tart filled with caramel and chocolate mousse, topped with TWIX cookie bar pieces and holiday sprinkles (New)
  • Cuban Parranda Cocktail: White rum, falernum and maraschino liqueurs, soursop nectar, grapefruit juice, and mint syrup garnished with a dried grapefruit wheel (New)
  • Cantaritos Pineapple (New)
  • IMPOSSIBLE Chicken Curry Bites with lemon raita and coriander chutney (New)
  • Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake: Layers of New York-style cheesecake, pumpkin gooey cake, and graham cracker topped with spiced Chantilly and a chocolate decoration
  • Tiramisu Yule Log Cocktail: Vodka, hazelnut liqueur, oat milk, tiramisu syrup, and chocolate bitters garnished with chocolate shavings
  • Chocolate Mint Stout Shake: Garage Brewing Marshmallow Milk Stout, coffee liqueur, crème de menthe, horchata cream liqueur, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate syrup garnished with cookie crumbles (New)
California Adventure Festival of the Holidays Food 2023

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  • Southern Mac & Cheese with andouille sausage and spiced panko crunch
  • Santa’s Milk & Cookies Hot Cocoa Inspired by the Disney+ series “The Santa Clauses”: Whole milk, cookies and cream powder, and white chocolate with whipped cream
  • Maple Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum: Dark rum, butter, hazelnut paste, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove with a salted caramel whipped cream
  • Togarashi Karaage Chicken Slider with furikake mayo slaw on a Hawaiian roll (New)
  • Beef Brisket Slider with smoked onions and horseradish ketchup on a pretzel roll
  • Spiced Pear Mule: Pear vodka, gin, apricot liqueur, house-made spice syrup, pear nectar, and lemon juice garnished with a white orchid (New)

Beyond the Festival of Holidays marketplaces, you’ll also find festival treats at dining spots and snack stops throughout Disney California Adventure Park. Take a look at what you’ll find on the menus of places throughout the theme park once the festival gets underway below.

2023 Festival of the Holidays Menu Lamplight Lounge

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Cappuccino Cart 

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7; mobile order available

  • Cafe de Olla Cold Brew: Piloncillo-sweetened coffee spiced with star anise, clove and cinnamon topped with a hot chocolate cream cold foam (Non-alcoholic beverage) (New)

Hollywood Lounge

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 9; mobile order available

  • Three Gifts Flight: Includes Gin Lavender Lemonade, Smoky Hibiscus Orange Cocktail, and Shimmering Apple Pie Cocktail (New)

Lamplight Lounge 

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7

  • Holiday Special Duck Confit: Duck confit with celeriac purée, cherry gastrique, rutabaga, and arugula citrus salad (New)
  • Pan Dulce Donuts: Warm and fluffy donuts dipped in cajeta and topped with pan dulce crumbles paired with a champurrado dipping sauce (New)
  • Holiday Cocktail: Chai Tea-Oat Mix, vanilla vodka, and Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur topped with chocolate liqueur and ground cinnamon (New)

Pym Test Kitchen

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 9; mobile order available

  • Cold Brew Infusion: Cinnamon & Spice: Cinnamon caramel cold brew with cardamom cream foam (Non-alcoholic) (New)

Smokejumpers Grill

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7; mobile order available

  • Kielbasa with Pierogi: Kielbasa served with potato and cheese pierogies, sautéed peppers and onions, and Dijon-sour cream (New)

Sonoma Terrace

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7; mobile order available

  • Pan con Pollo: Braised chicken, spiced tomato sauce, mayonnaise, and mustard dressing in a French bread roll served with pickled vegetable slaw (New)
  • Bottle Logic Brewing Holiday Hopscotch: Golden ale with creamy vanilla and butterscotch (New)

Studio Catering Co.

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 9; mobile order available

  • Holiday Turkey Empanada: Fried empanada filled with turkey, stuffing and gravy with cranberry dipping sauce (New)

Terran Treats 

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7

  • Hot Chocolate Churro: Chocolate chile churro with chocolate and chile streusel, mini marshmallows, and hazelnut spread
2023 DCA Outdoor Vending Holiday Foods

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Outdoor Vending Locations

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7

  • Chicken Chile Verde Empanada served with a side of slaw and salsa roja (New)
  • Honey-glazed Turkey Leg (New)
  • Mickey-shaped Gingerbread Cookie
  • Cantaritos Pineapple

Seasonal Snack Locations Throughout the Park

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7

  • Chicken Chile Verde Empanada served with a side of slaw and salsa roja (New)
  • Pumpkin Cinnamon Cake: Pumpkin cake with cinnamon streusel finished with icing and sprinkles (New)
  • Cantaritos Pineapple

Churros near Goofy’s Sky School

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 22

  • Fresas con Crema coated in cinnamon sugar and topped with strawberries saturated in condensed milk (New)

Churros at Hollywood Land 

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7

  • Yule Log Churro: Crème filled chocolate churro with berry drizzle and powdered sugar (New)

Churros near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7

  • Chocolate Peppermint Churro: Churro coated with crushed candy canes and drizzled with chocolate and vanilla sauce

The Festival of Holidays fun continues outside of California Adventure and throughout Downtown Disney this year! At participating restaurants, you’ll be able to try holiday-inspired dishes and treats that highlight different cuisines and traditional flavors of festivities around the world. Just note that the availability of these dishes and food items can vary, as the restaurants within Downtown Disney may offer their holiday options on different dates.

Downtown Disney Festival of Holidays 2023

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Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Available Dec. 1 through Jan. 7

  • Holiday Churros: Sweet, crispy dough coated in red and green sugar and topped with dulce de leche drizzle (New)

Tortilla Jo’s 

Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7

  • Traditional Holiday Pozole: Pork cushion, guajillo, hominy, garlic and onion powder, chicken base, salt, cumin, oregano, bay leaf, and water
  • Tamale Trio: Three different types of tamales – pork, beef, and chicken mole 
  • Mexican Buñuelos: Traditional fried dough fritter dusted with powdered sugar, and topped with condensed milk and strawberries
  • Chocolate Feliz Navidad: Tequila, Irish cream liqueur, Mexican-style chocolate mix, and garnished with toasted marshmallows (Non-alcoholic version also available) (New)

Learn more about what’s in store for the holidays at California Adventure and Disneyland Resort at large below:

Holidays at Disneyland: A Complete Guide to the Most Magical Time of Year

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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