Right here’s what Southern California theme parks are doing for the vacations

It’s that point once more, once we all are tempted through vacation choices at our favourite parks. Right here’s what our native parks are providing up this yr:

The Disneyland Hotel

The vacation season this yr on the Disneyland Hotel will run from Nov. 11 thru Jan. 8, with more than a few probabilities to rejoice. Be informed extra at Disneyland.com.

Major Boulevard U.S.A. is lit up for the vacations all the way through Disney Merriest Nites at Disneyland in Anaheim in 2021.Disneyland’s highest-priced Magic Key annual move blocks pasholders out for the 2 weeks round Christmas Day and New 12 months’s Day, which is regularly the parks’ busiest time. (Picture through Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Sign in/SCNG) 

Disneyland Park: A 60-foot-tall Christmas tree simply begging for picture opps anchors one finish of Major Boulevard whilst Snoozing Attractiveness’s Iciness Fortress on the different finish is roofed in twinkling lighting and shimmering icicles. Returning points of interest come with “A Christmas Myth” Parade and “Consider … in Vacation Magic” fireworks on make a choice evenings. Santa will cling court docket in Critter Nation, whilst It’s a Small International and the Haunted Mansion will characteristic their conventional vacation overlays.

"Mickey's Happy Holidays" will be presented several times daily at Disney California Adventure. (Photo by Christian Thompson, Disneyland Resort)
“Mickey’s Glad Vacations” can be introduced a number of occasions day by day at Disney California Journey. (Picture through Christian Thompson, Disneyland Hotel) 

Disney California Journey: The Disney Pageant of Vacations options more than a few celebrations together with Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and 3 Kings Day, The preferred “International of Colour — Season of Gentle” water display returns. Search for Santa at Redwood Creek Problem Path and different are living occasions, together with are living song, a personality birthday party “Mickey’s Glad Vacations,” the Viva Navidad! side road birthday celebration and the Vacation Toy Drummers. The Festive Meals Market additionally returns with 9 other kiosks providing vacation treats. Folks should buy a Sip and Savor Cross to take a look at them.

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Knotts Berry Farm

Vacation amusing is scheduled at Knotts this yr from Nov. 18 thru Jan. 8. Organizers promise “iciness wonderland-inspired décor” with twinkling lighting, garlands, snowflakes and extra. Particular displays come with “House for the Vacations” musical revue in addition to the vintage ice display starring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang, and a forged of world-class ice skaters. Vacation meals can be to be had, together with crispy breaded turkey bites, whilst the streets of Calico holds a craft village and extra. Additionally take a look at Santa’s Christmas Cabin, nightly tree lighting fixtures and a gentle display in Camp Snoopy. Knotts.com

Knott's Merry Farm will feature Christmas decorations, special foods and holiday shows at the Knott's Berry Farm (Photo by Sean Teegarden Photography)
Knott’s Merry Farm will characteristic Christmas decorations, particular meals and vacation displays on the Knott’s Berry Farm (Picture through Sean Teegarden Images) 


This yr, the Vacations at Legoland California Hotel in Carlsbad will run from Nov. 19 thru Jan. 8 in Carlsbad. The thrill contains nightly tree lightings of the park’s LEGO Christmas tree, which can be coated with lighting and Lego adorns.

Christmas time at Legoland California. (Photo courtesy of Legoland)
Christmas time at Legoland California. (Picture courtesy of Legoland) 

After which there’s the particular children’ New 12 months’s Eve birthday celebration on Dec. 31, which can come with are living song and different leisure, plus a New 12 months countdown at 6 p.m.–a transfer positive to thrill many oldsters. All vacation actions are incorporated in the cost of admission. (Be aware that Legoland now not accepts money, consistent with its web page. And reservations are required in some instances) Be informed extra: 760-918-5436 or at legoland.com/california/

SeaWorld San Diego

Vacation occasions at Sea International will run from Nov. 14 thru Jan. 8 this yr. Glance out for are living leisure, festive food and drink and particular vacation shows such because the 320-foot SkyTower Tree of Lighting fixtures. seaworld.com/san-diego/occasions

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Sesame Position San Diego

“A Very Hairy Christmas” runs from Nov. 12 to Jan. 8, on make a choice dates in Chula Vista.  The park is embellished to characteristic a iciness wonderland, together with Sesame Boulevard Christmas displays,  the Sesame Boulevard Christmas Parade, the Hairy Pals Christmas Dance Birthday celebration, and extra. Search for vacation video games, particular products, and pictures with Sesame Boulevard characters in vacation apparel.  sesameplace.com/san-diego/occasions/a-very-furry-christmas/

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Holiday Square is brightly lit up at Six Flags Magic Mountain as Holiday in the Park returned to the theme park November 20, 2021.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer)
Vacation Sq. is brightly lit up at Six Flags Magic Mountain as Vacation within the Park returned to the theme park November 20, 2021.(Picture through Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) 

Vacation within the Park will run on make a choice dates from Nov. 24 thru Jan. 1 together with a brand new Merry Market positioned close to Katy’s Kettle. It guarantees tens of millions of lighting, festive meals and particular displays, together with a touring toy soldier troupe, are living song and dancers, choreographed lighting and visits with Santa. Treats to shop for come with fudge, peppermint bark and white chocolate sweet apples. Firepits be offering the danger to roast marshmallows. sixflags.com/magicmountain/occasions/holiday-in-the-park

Common Studios Hollywood

Put in your strolling footwear, since the vacation season begins the day after Thanksgiving at Common. It’s going to run till Sunday, Jan. 1. The occasions will characteristic “Christmas within the Wizarding International of Harry Potter” and “Grinchmas,” The entire vacation actions are incorporated in admission value. Take a look at the village of Hogsmeade, which can be embellished for the vacations and feature amusing actions, together with a capella performances from the Hogwarts Frog Choir. Scorching Butterbeer may also be on the market. The village retail outlets will be offering vacation pieces together with customized adorns and notebooks. Vacation eating to be had at 3 Broomsticks. After darkish, Hogwarts Fortress will characteristic a gentle projection display with animation and song referred to as “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Fortress.”

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Grinchmas and Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter return to Universal Studios Hollywood Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 1, 2023. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Grinchmas and Christmas within the Wizarding International of Harry Potter go back to Common Studios Hollywood Nov. 25 and runs thru Jan. 1, 2023. (Picture through David Crane, Los Angeles Day by day Information/SCNG) 

At Common Plaza, the “Grinchmas Who-bilation” contains the 65-foot-tall embellished tree, with a tree lighting fixtures rite nightly the place the Grinch tells his personal tale together with the Whos from Whooville. The Grinch and his canine Max will cling picture alternatives day by day and extra. Particular treats can be on the market. Common Citywalk will actually have a embellished tree and different décor.  UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.

Warner Bros. Studio Excursion

A distinct iciness vacation characteristic referred to as “Vacations Made Right here” is scheduled from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1 to be a part of the Studio Excursion. (The excursion is closed Dec. 25). The vacation particular options the Midwest Boulevard Backlot, which is the set location for Stars Hole from the “Gilmore Ladies” TV collection. Additionally in finding holiday-themed minutiae, guided excursions and behind-the-scenes tales from “Gremlins,” “Elf,” “Nationwide Lampoon’s Christmas Holiday,” and lots of different vacation fan favorites. “Gilmore Ladies” lovers specifically will experience seeing “Stars Hole, Connecticut” embellished for the vacations. Purchase sizzling chocolate and Pop-Tarts, discover the Gilmore Ladies units and notice actual props and costumes from the display. Search for particular picture alternatives and products from more than a few hit TV displays. Be informed extra at wbstudiotour.com.