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Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats at Disneyland

by Mommy Frog on November 30, 2016

Disneyland always offers some froggerific treats during the holiday season, but this year brings the gift of additional tasty treats (and beverages) to the lineup due to the Festival of Holidays at Disney’s California Adventure. Holidays in the plural refers to international holidays and traditional American treats relating to Christmas/Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. By now, you know I've got a sweet tooth, so you know I just had to do some research for you ;) If you want the full scoop on Holidays at Disneyland, we've got that too.

Holiday Treats at Disneyland - Chip and Dale

Here's the Lowdown on Holiday Treats at Disneyland!

Let’s start with the traditional holiday treats you can find at Candy Place and Pooh’s Corner in Disneyland, at Trolley Treats in Disney’s Californian Adventure, and Marceline’s Confectionary in Downtown Disney. Of course, they still offer their gourmet decorated caramel apples (my favorite treat of them all):

Holiday Treats at Disneyland - Caramel Apples

  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Snowman
  • Snowflake
  • Dark Chocolate Mickey with Peppermint Crunch.

Their marshmallow wands are:

  • Peppermint
  • Olaf
  • Jack Skellington

Other treats include holiday cookies, cupcakes/cake pops and the following:

  • Blue Snowflake Crispy Treat
  • Santa Mickey Crispy Treat
  • Jack Skellington Cake Pop
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Peppermint Fudge

Limited-Time, Hand-Pulled Candy Canes at Disneyland

People line up for the opportunity to purchase a hand-pulled candy cane. They are only offered at Candy Palace and Trolley Treats on select dates. To purchase, you must get a wristband at park opening and each guest needs to show the wristband to buy one candy cane each. These candy canes are like the must-see concert of the Christmas candy season.

Holiday Desserts at Disneyland Restaurants

Holiday Treats at Disneyland - Yule Log

Each of the restaurants add seasonal treats to their menus to make the holidays even more merry!

Disneyland Park Restaurants' Holiday Dessert Items

Gibson Girl - Peppermint Ice Cream (a secret menu item sold only during Holiday time until supplies run out) and crushed candy cane cone

Blue Bayou - Pumpkin Crème Brulee

Café Orleans - Candy Cane Beignets

French Market Restaurant - Cookies and Cream Mousse Coffin Cake, Pumpkin Pie, and Praline Cheesecake

Galactic Grill - Strawberry Parfait

The Golden Horseshoe - Holiday Crispy and Gingerbread Man Cookie

Hungry Bear Restaurant - Pineapple Upside-down Funnel Cake

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café - Caramel Apple Muffin Peppermint Mocha, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Snowman Shortbread Cookie, and Gingerbread Man cookie

Market House - Snowman Shortbread Cookie, Gingerbread Man Cookie, and Holiday Brownie

Maurice’s Treats - Pumpkin Twist

Mint Julep Bar - Candy Cane Beignets (3 or 6 piece)

Plaza Inn - Chocolate Yule Log (coffee buttercream filling with chocolate crunch and chocolate ganache) and Pumpkin Pie

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante - Pumpkin Flan

Refreshment Corner - Brownie Bites and Holiday Crispy Treat

Stage Door Café - Chocolate Peppermint Funnel Cake, Holiday Crispy, and Gingerbread Man Cookie

Village Haus Restaurant - Snowman Shortbread Cookie and Gingerbread Man Cookie

Disney California Adventure Restaurants' Holiday Dessert Items

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta - Snowman Shortbread Cookie and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Boudin Bread Cart - Candy Cane-shaped Bread, Snowman-shaped Bread, and Christmas Tree-shaped Bread

Carthay Circle Restaurant & Lounge - Poinsettia Cocktail (Cointreau, cranberry juice and champagne garnished with an orange twist)

Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream - Crushed Candy Cane and holiday sprinkles for hand-dipped bars; add a Crushed Candy Cane Cone or topping. There is a Hot Cocoa Bar with cinnamon-spiced, dark chocolate Ghiradelli or white chocolate Ghiradelli cocoa!

Cozy Cone Motel - Holiday Cone Sipper and Pumpkin Twist

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe - Snowman Shortbread Cookie, Gingerbread Man Cookie, and Holiday Brownie

Outdoor Vending Locations—Candy Apple Cotton Candy, Elote (corn with Parmesan cheese, mayo and Tajin seasoning), Snowman Shortbread Cookie, and Gingerbread Man Cookie

Pacific Wharf Café - Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding, Gingerbread Man Cookie, Holiday Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane-shaped Bread, Snowman-shaped Bread, and Christmas Tree-shaped Bread

Paradise Garden Grill - Buñuelos (two golden-fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon-sugar, served with a side of cajeta)

Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company - Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Mortimer’s Market - Candy Cane-shaped Bread and Christmas Tree-shaped Bread

Schmoozies - Iced Peppermint Malibu Mocha and Holiday Crispy

Smokejumpers Grill - Snowman Shortbread Cookie and Gingerbread Man

The hotels restaurants also have special offerings so be sure to check for them.

Festival of Holidays Desserts and Holiday Beverages

Holiday Treats at Disneyland - Sweet potato pie

And that brings us to the Festival of Holidays Deserts. Attention all foodies: The Festival has 14 festive food stands, offering regular bites of food, beverages, and treats. We will focus on just the treats and holiday beverages here, but we recommend trying some of the other foods as well before filling up on dessert. Everything we tasted was excellent.

Festival of Holidays treats include:

  • Vanilla rice pudding
  • Warm holiday spice wine
  • Sweet spiced noodle kugel
  • Winter mint mile tea
  • Mango Lassie
  • Cardamom and saffron sweet cheese tart
  • Eggnog cocktail
  • Merry Berry sherbet punch
  • Sweet potato pie
  • Cranberry sweet tea
  • Praline and bourbon whoopee pie
  • Hard cider
  • Gingerbread bundt cake
  • Eggnog cheesecake
  • Mocha yule log
  • Raspberry linzer tart
  • Sticky toffee pudding
  • Frozen chocolate milk
  • Pumpkin spice hot chocolate
  • Spiced peanut brittle
  • Pomegranate margarita
  • Mini falafel donuts
  • Baklava
  • Cookie decorating
  • Panettones
  • Peppermint bark
  • Fudge
  • Warm bourbon cider
  • White hot chocolate
  • Holiday fruit punch

With so much to try, it is so hard to make a choice. Whatever you try, we are sure it will be tasty. Hoppy eating this holiday season!

Related: Guide to Holidays at Disneyland

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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