Holidays at the Parks
All of the Southern California theme parks are celebrating the holidays in grand style. With their own unique events, a visit to each is an experience that you will never forget.
*** FEATURES *** Holidays at the Disneyland Resort THROUGH JANUARY 6 Disneyland’s “A Christmas Fantasy Parade” brings holiday magic to Main Street, U.S.A.! Feel the joyous spirit of the season soar across the night sky during “Believe... In Holiday Magic,” a sensational show set to classic holiday songs above Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, which is adorned with snow-capped turrets, sparkling icicles and 80,000 LED lights. Join homesick skippers on a journey packed with holiday cheer on the “The Jingle Cruise.” Enjoy favorites such as “Haunted Mansion Holiday” and “it’s a small world” holiday. At Disney California Adventure, come along with a familiar friend from Frozen as “World of Color” receives a fun and festive makeover. Plus, enjoy a celebration of lively Latino holiday traditions and more! Disneyland Resort 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim 714.781.INFO disneyland.com Knott’s Merry Farm THROUGH JANUARY 4
Ghost Town transforms into Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village, a shopping wonderland featuring dozens of artisans selling unique gifts. Highlights include artist demonstrations of chainsaw wood carving, pottery sculpting, and elegant glass blowing. When the sun sets, Ghost Town’s Main Street will be filled with thousands of sparking lights dancing to the beat of familiar holiday music, while snow gently falls. Enjoy “A Christmas Carol” and “Gift of the Magi” performed on the historic Bird Cage Theatre stage. Snoopy, the Peanuts, and world class ice skaters will perform in a breath taking new ice show called, “Merry Christmas, Snoopy!” Filled with whimsy and spectacular skating, Snoopy will enjoy all of the best parts of the season. Knott’s Berry Farm 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park 714.220.5200 knotts.com *** LISTINGS *** CHILL at The Queen Mary THROUGH JANUARY 11 Two million pounds of ice turns into larger than life hand carved colorful sculptures in the 14,000 square-foot igloo called “The Ice Kingdom,” located inside the Queen Mary’s Dome. Skate under the stars on the 6,000 square-foot rink with a view of the ship. A holiday village offers gingerbread houses, carolers, Candy Lane, a visit with Santa, entertainment and more. The Queen Mary 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach 877.342.0738 queenmary.com Grinchmas DECEMBER 6 THROUGH JANUARY 3 Take in the magic of Grinchmas with festive, park-wide holiday decorations and take a photo with Grinch and his dog Max. Enjoy story time with Cindy Lou-Who, partake in cookie and ornament decorating at Universal Plaza, and stand beneath the 60-foot Grinchmas tree. Join the Whos as they sing and dance through Who-ville during the Studio Tour Backlot Grinchmas Who-bilation. Universal Studios Hollywood 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City 1.800.UNIVERSAL UniversalStuidosHollywood.com Holiday in the Park THROUGH JANUARY 4 Step into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights and carolers performing yuletide favorites. Meet Santa and his helpers and see a holiday show with music and dancing. Crafts and treats will be available in the ‘Winter Wonderland” Mining Town area of the park. Experience one of the largest programmed light shows on the West Coast in DC Universe. Six Flags Magic Mountain 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia 661.255.4103 sixflags.com/magicmountain Sea World’s Christmas Celebration THROUGH JANUARY 4 Celebrate Christmas with music and merriment! Shamu Stadium will transform into a winter wonderland with Christmas trees, decorations, and beautiful scenes on the 80-foot-wide LED screens. Shamu will be accompanied by a live singer and carolers spreading good cheer. Other holiday themed shows and a winter wonderland of snowmen, snowballs and family fun at Arctic Plaza will fill your day! 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego 800.25.SHAMU seaworld.com For Updates, Photos and Videos from the parks this holiday season, visit… facebook.com/theFUNnelCakeBlog