Disneyland Halfway to the Holidays 2022: Nighttime Spectaculars Return

by | Jun 23, 2022 | California Adventure, Disneyland, Disneyland Parks, Disneyland Resorts, DLR Food, DLR News, Downtown Disney

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This is one of those rare occasions when peeking at your Christmas presents is encouraged. Here’s your first look at Disneyland Halfway to the Holidays 2022.

If last year’s holiday treat offerings are any indication, 2022 has some big stockings to fill. But it looks like Disneyland is going to deliver BIG time.

Today, Disney Parks Blog revealed the return of not one, but two guest-favorite holiday nighttime spectaculars. Any guesses what they are?

Keep scrolling for the festive foods, nighttime spectaculars, and other holiday happenings  that are coming to Disneyland this year.

Snacks To Celebrate Disneyland Halfway to the Holidays 2022

Downtown Disney District

Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs

  •  Christmas Dinner Corn Dog
    • A hand-held holiday feast! This snack puts a Christmas-y spin on the traditional corn dog. A turkey hot dog is hand-dipped in batter and rolled in crispy panko crumbs. Served with a cranberry dipping sauce.
    • Available June 23 through 30
Christmas Corn Dog at Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

California Churro

  •  Peppermint Churro 
    • Oh, y’all wanted a twist? Peppermint twist, that is. We can’t wait to try this churro that’s been dusted with crushed peppermints, drizzled with mint frosting, and topped with even more peppermint candy pieces. 
    • Available June 23 through 30
Peppermint Churro at California Churro

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Holiday Nighttime Spectaculars Will Return To Disneyland

“Believe… In Holiday Magic” 

Believe in Holiday Magic fireworks show at Disneyland was revealed as part of Disneyland Halfway to the Holidays 2022

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

How do you make a Disneyland fireworks show even more magical? Oh, ya. A magical snowfall over Main Street, U.S.A., near the Rivers of America, and “it’s a small world.”

“World of Color – Season of Light” 

Word of Color Season of Light announced as part of Disneyland Halfway to the Holidays 2022

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

This mesmerizing show features sky-high fountains, illuminated walls of mist, and shimmering snowflakes. Watch as the water appears to “dance” along to classic holiday songs. Head to Paradise Bay at Disney California Adenture to catch this beloved, holly jolly spectacular.

A Sweet Grand Californian Tradition Continues

Grand Californian Gingerbread House

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

This holiday season, don’t miss the 7-foot gingerbread house in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Every year, a team of 25(!) gingerbread craftspeople create a completely different replica of the hotel. And to think we thought those grocery store build-your-own kits were difficult to assemble …

Holiday Magic With A Personalized Touch

A Cast Member paints an ornament at Plaza Point Holiday Shoppe at Disneyland

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Wondering where to buy personalized ornaments at Disneyland? Luckily, you’ve got a couple of options.

  • Plaza Point on Main Street, U.S.A.: Pick up a unique, hand-painted, and personalized ornament for someone special in this Victorian era shop. (Bonus: It’s open all year round!)
  • Julius Katz & Sons at Disney California Adventure: Word on the street is that this shop carries Pixar-themed ornaments. 
  • Emporium at Disneyland
  • World of Disney and Disney Home in Downtown Disney District

Disneyland Halfway to the Holidays 2022 Begins … Now!

Has this holiday sneak peek put a little jingle in your step? Us too! Disney says that there’s more holiday magic to come, so keep checking back here for the latest updates. 

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Written by Natasha Szostak

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Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.
Natasha Szostak

Written by Natasha Szostak

Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.