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Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort

by Mommy Frog on November 12, 2021 4 Los Angeles

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - PinterestDisneyland always offers some froggerific treats during the holiday season. It's like a SoCal sunny winter wonderland in the parks, hotels and Downtown Disney, with yummy Disneyland Christmas food (and other holiday-inspired foods) everywhere you look. Those tasty holiday treats are available Nov. 12, 2021, to Jan. 9, 2022.

The holiday candy guides are still to come, but Disneyland has released the delicious details about the large variety of holiday treats, food and beverages for Disneyland Resort and Festival of Holidays, and we've been digging in! We've already spotted — OK, tasted — some holiday cookies, crispy treats and peppermint fudge in 2021. The gingerbread Mickey and Santa Mickey cookies became available shortly after Halloween. Yum! We've also made a pass at the festival food booths and made a dent in some churros.

The Plaza Inn dining package for A Christmas Fantasy Parade is back! Reservations are open now. It is not available on holidays or on days with Disney Merriest Nites. We have photos and details in our Guide to the Hoppiest Holidays at Disneyland post.

New this year, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge celebrates Life Day (a fictional holiday) during the holiday season. For the first time, Disneyland guests can enjoy special holiday foods at dining locations in Black Spire Outpost.

Without further ado, here's a look at the 2021 holiday food and treats.

Disneyland Christmas Food and Treats for 2021

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Treats on Main StreetYou can hop over to our Holiday Time at Disneyland and guide to Disney's Festival of the Holidays to see what's in store in terms of entertainment and decor this year. It's looking like a pretty typical holiday season at the Disneyland Resort — yay! Holiday time at Disneyland Resort runs from Nov. 12, 2021, through Jan. 9, 2022, offering many yummy Disneyland Christmas foods and treats to "season" the season.

Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure brings special entertainment and festival booths with many tasty foods beyond Christmas. The dishes are inspired by 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 have to do some research for you ;)

Disneyland Christmas Food and Beverages

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Wreath cookie

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 California Adventure and Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney. Of course, they still offer their gourmet decorated caramel apples (my favorite treat of them all).

  • Gingerbread Mickey Crispy Treat
  • Churro Marshmallow Pop
  • Snowflake Cake Pop
  • Gingerbread Mickey Cookie
  • Santa Mickey Cookie
  • Peppermint Fudge
  • Pumpkin Fudge
  • Pumpkin Spice Churro Toffee
  • Peppermint Marshmallow Pop
  • Packaged holiday treats such as toffee, popcorn, crispy treats, peanut brittle and chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Snowflake Apple (this is the only one we have spotted in 2021)

Disneyland Christmas Food and Accessories at Carts

It seems that each year, the churros get more and more decked out for the holidays. You can find colorful and flavored churros, as well as Disneyland Christmas food items and accessories, throughout both parks at the food carts.

Holiday Churros at Disneyland Include:

  • Chocolate-Cinnamon Churro – Traditional cinnamon-sugar churro rolled in hot chocolate powder (Castle Hub)
  • Holiday Cookie Churro topped with crushed ginger snaps and holiday spices with vanilla dipping sauce (Town Square)
  • Pink Coconut Churro with chocolate marshmallow crème dipping sauce (Tomorrowland)
  • Bride Churro – Elegantly dressed churro in a bouquet of vanilla and sugar (New Orleans Churro Cart)
  • Groom Churro – Classic churro dressed in a duo of dark and milk chocolate (Critter Country)

Holiday Churros at Disney California Adventure Include:

  • Dusted Gingerbread Churro with sweet gingerbread crumbles drizzled with vanilla frosting and finished with Christmas chocolates (near Goofy’s Sky School)
  • Cherry-Chocolate Churro – Classic churro rolled in crushed chocolate cookies and topped with cherry glaze and chocolate chips (Cozy Cone 1)
  • Chocolate-Pecan Churro topped with maple glaze, toasted pecans, and chocolate drizzle (at Willie’s Churro Cart)
  • Peppermint Churro coated with crushed candy canes and drizzled with chocolate and vanilla icing (at Grizzly Peak Churro Cart)
  • Chocolate-Hazelnut-Strawberry Churro drizzled with chocolate-hazelnut and strawberry sauces (in Hollywood Land)

Vending Carts

At the outdoor vending carts, you may find blue-and-white swirl cotton candy in a snowflake bag at Disney California Adventure and cinnamon cotton candy at Disneyland. In Tomorrowland, look for the toffee pretzel filled with cream cheese, sprinkled with toffee sugar and served with chocolate marshmallow crème dipping sauce. The Boudin Bread Cart and Mortimer's Market have candy cane-shaped sourdough, Christmas tree pull-apart and Snowman-shaped sourdough.

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Cinnamon Shake with Doughnut and glow cube

Sippers, Glow Cubes and Popcorn Buckets

Food accessories are a huge hit at Disneyland. You can pick up your super popular holiday popcorn buckets at the popcorn carts. What will be the must-have items this year? The Toy Story popcorn bucket available in Disney California Adventure is popular as are the white Christmas tree from last year and the alien popcorn bucket from another previous year as well. The Jingle Bell light-up glow cube comes in silver and gold. There are different color modes.

Limited-Time, Hand-Pulled Candy Canes at Disneyland 2021

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort-Candy Maker rolls out the candy caneOne of the most talked-about, exclusive Disneyland Christmas food items is the hand-made candy cane. Every year, the Disneyland faithful line up for the opportunity to purchase a hand-pulled candy cane. The 18-inch canes are made fresh with pure peppermint oil and are only offered at Candy Palace and Trolley Treats on select dates. New in 2021, you must join the mobile waitlist to purchase them. You may not mobile order candy canes. These candy canes are like the must-see concert of the Christmas candy season.

The 2021 candy cane dates at Candy Palace in Disneyland:

  • Dec. 7, 9, 15, 21 and 23

Candy Cane dates at Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure:

  • Dec. 8, 14, 16, and 22

We hopped by on the first day of candy cane sales at Disneyland Park to get one, and here's how it went for us. Spoiler alert: We got one! We are early frogs because we like to get the flies, so we arrived excessively early, but we got a candy cane so we don't argue with the results. We arrived at the Harbor Blvd. security checkpoint at 6 a.m. Believe it or not, we were not the first ones at the gate. At about 6:30 a.m., they moved us to the K-9 security screening and held us there. At 7:15 a.m., we entered the Esplanade and waited outside the Disneyland gates. (FYI: the Disneyland Resort hotel security and Downtown Disney security opens at 7 a.m., so people beat us to the park gates but not that many. (Harbor Blvd. security opens when the first bus from Toy Story lot arrives about 7:15 a.m. each day, so you could just get to Toy Story early and catch the first bus to Disneyland and still make it.)

At 7:30 a.m., the turnstiles start letting people into the park. We were amongst the first people in the park. This is where it gets crazy though! People move very quickly — even though there is technically no running allowed — to the Candy Palace. (At Disney California Adventure, the line will form outside Trolley Treats.) A line forms out front in the direction of the castle and wraps around by Jolly Holiday Café. At 8 a.m. when the park officially opens, one by one, people waiting in line can scan a QR code to join a virtual waitlist.

You will input your party size (so only one party member needs to scan the code) for the number of candy canes your group is purchasing, and all purchasing party members need to be present at pick up. An infant counts as much as a person as an adult. There is a strict one candy cane per person, per day rule. You input your name and cell phone number. You'll get a text when it's your turn to come back. People at the front of the line may get their candy canes right away. Others will have to return.

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort-Donald statue presents the finished candy cane.When you receive your text to return, check in outside Candy Palace, get a ticket and then take it to the register to pay. There are no discounts or refunds. The canes cost $19.99 plus tax. They come bubble-wrapped and double-bagged.

Disneyland has been making these special candy canes since 1968, and the candy shops make a limited amount each day. In the past, cast members passed out wristbands. If you miss the morning window, they may sell the candy canes not picked up by 4 p.m., so be in line at 4 p.m. just in case. Whether you get a candy cane or not, it’s fun to watch them making the candy canes through the shop windows. Each cane is measured and weighed, then sealed in plastic and wrapped in bubble wrap.

What is the cane like? It's a big, beautiful white, red and green cane that's an inch thick and over a foot tall! It tastes like a candy cane with a flakier texture. We loved the anticipation and getting to bond with other nice Disney fans from places near and far for over two hours while we waited. Now we can say that we have participated in a Disneyland tradition that started before we were born. While we waited to join the waitlist, cast members brought out large candy cane photo-ops. It was a festive and fun morning, and the process of getting the cane is toadally part of the experience! By 8:20 a.m., we had our cane and were able to go enjoy the park.

Holiday Desserts and Special Menu Items at Disneyland Restaurants

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Gingerbread Cookie

Each restaurant adds seasonal treats to their menus to make the holidays even merrier! Here is a look at what we have to look forward to in 2021, so you can get an idea of what to expect. How ever will you choose?

Disneyland Park Restaurants' Holiday Dessert and Special Menu Items

  • Alien Pizza Planet – Green Alien Holiday Macaron in Santa hat (with marshmallow creme and chocolate ganache), chicken parmesan pizza and tomato cream pasta
  • Blue Bayou – Cookie Butter Crème Brûlée with cookie crumbles and chocolate brownie, and 31 Royal Street Signature Julep (a blend of blood orange and mint)
  • Café Orleans – Hot Cocoa Crème Brûlée
  • Carnation Café – Herb-Roasted Pork Sandwich with mortadella, pickled onions and arugula on ciabatta served with your choice of fresh fruit or seasoned french fries
  • Docking Bay 7 – Pork Broth Noodles with angel hair pasta, roasted pork, bok choy, mushrooms and yuzu-tomato compote in a pest tonkotsu broth

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Peppermint Ice Cream

  • Gibson Girl – Peppermint Ice Cream (a secret menu item sold only during holiday time until supplies run out) and the Peppermint Holiday Sundae
  • French Market Restaurant  – Smothered Beef, The Wedding Cake (chocolate) and Haunted Mansion Holiday Wreath cookie
  • Mint Julep Bar – Candy Cane Beignets, chocolate dipping sauce add-on and Cranberry Julep (Cranberry-infused mint julep)

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Green Alien Macaron in Santa Hat

  • Harbour Galley – Holiday Pozole (plant-based pozole with slow-roasted tomatillos, hominy and serrano chiles and served with limes, radishes and shredded cabbage) and pumpkin spice cold brew coffee
  • Galactic Grill – Caramel Pecan Brownie Parfait, specialty burger, Peppermint-Mocha Frappé
  • The Golden Horseshoe – Churro Funnel Cake à la Mode – house-made funnel cake topped with dulce de leche gelato, cinnamon sugar, toffee candy and caramel
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant – Spicy BBQ bacon cheeseburger, honey cream cold brew and
    pumpkin cheesecake funnel cake
  • Jolly Holiday Bakery Café – Holiday Sandwich (oven-roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce on rustic bread), turkey noodle soup, Santa Hat Macaron with white mint filling and chocolate ganache, Mickey Gingerbread Man, Maple Walnut Cheesecake and Holiday Brownie

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Thanksmas Sandwich Disneyland Christmas Food and Beverages

  • Kat Saka's Kettle – Black Sesame Macaron with passionfruit buttercream sesame praline, plus a Potato Hand Pie with mint-cilantro yogurt sauce and tikka masala spices
  • Market House – Mickey Gingerbread Man Cookie
  • Mint Julep Bar – Peppermint Beignets

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Gin-Huckleberry Life Day drink at Oga's

  • Oga's Cantina – Pork Belly Slider Skewer on a boa bun with zucchini sauce, Calabrian chili compote and Za'atar spice as well as a Gin-Huckleberry Cocktail (with edible hibiscus).
  • Plaza Inn – Chocolate Chip-Red Velvet Bundt Cake filled with cheesecake, cream cheese glaze, and holiday sprinkles, holiday cake (devil’s food cake with swirled chocolate mousse filling, buttercream frosting and holiday sprinkles) and A Christmas Fantasy Parade Dining Package (roasted New York strip loin and house-made mac and cheese with autumn vegetables and chocolate bread pudding)
  • Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante – Pork Pozole, Mexican Hot Chocolate with cinnamon flavor, cinnamon crisps with dipping sauce (caramel, honey-vanilla or chocolate), Dessert Nachos (cinnamon crisps topped with berry compote, whipped cream and honey crème anglaise) and Horchata
  • Red Rose Taverne – Eggnog cold brew, Holiday Grey Stuff with holiday sprinkles and a white chocolate star and Mickey Gingerbread Man
  • Refreshment Corner – Spicy Meatball Sandwich – House-made meatballs, marinara, shredded mozzarella and cheese sauce on a toasted garlic hoagie roll
  • River Belle Terrace – Hummingbird Cake (pineapple-banana spice cake with cream cheese frosting and candied pecans), Country Ham Cubano (pulled pork, Havarti cheese and pickles) and Seasonal Monkey Bread
  • Royal Street Veranda – Pumpkin Fritters with cream cheese dipping sauce
  • Stage Door Café – Spicy Corn Dog, Churro Funnel Cake and Classic Funnel Cake with powdered sugar, whipped cream and snowflake sprinkles
  • Tropical Hideaway – Holiday Dole Whip Sundae (a swirl of Dole Whip Cherry and Lime topped with festive decorations)

Disney California Adventure Restaurants' Holiday Dessert and Special Menu Items

  • Award Wieners – Pastrami Reuben and Chocolate-Marshmallow Funnel Cake Fries topped with cinnamon-cocoa, marshmallow drizzle, whipped cream and chocolate sauce
  • Boudin Bread Cart – Candy Cane-shaped Bread, Snowman-shaped Bread and Christmas Tree-shaped Bread (all plant-based)
  • Carthay Circle Restaurant & Lounge – Sleigh Ride Cocktail (premium gin, elderflower liqueur, fortified white wine, lemon juice, cherry bitters and berry liqueur garnished with a lavender sprig)

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae at Disney California Adventure

  • Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream – Tres Leches Hard Float (Tres leches stout served with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce), Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae, Chocolate-Peppermint Bar and Mickey Gingerbread

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Peppermint Bar

  • Cocina Cucamonga – Horchata agua fresca and tamales plate
  • Cozy Cone Motel – Cherry Chocolate Churro, Peppermint Ice Cream (cone or cup with holiday sprinkles with a sugar star - a Frog Family-favorite), Creamy Pesto Alfredo Cone and Peppermint Stout
  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe – Mickey Gingerbread Man Cookie
  • Gourmet Coffee – Peppermint Mocha, Snowman Shortbread Cookie and Gingerbread Man Cookie
  • Hollywood Lounge – Holiday Lemonade (butterfly pea tea, orange juice and lemonade), Peach-Citrus Cocktail (peach schnapps, rum, lemon-lime soda, blue curaçao and orange juice), Holiday Mule (peppermint schnapps, cranberry juice and ginger ale), Holiday Limeade (lemon-lime soda with grenadine garnished with a cherry), Blue Lemonade Fizz (butterfly pea flower tea with hard lemonade seltzer) and Tropical Holiday Margarita (tequila, rum, coconut milk, lime juice and coconut cream)
  • Lamplight Lounge – Boardwalk Dining - Holiday Hot Chocolate (peppermint schnapps and vanilla vodka in hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and peppermint) and Holiday Martini (vanilla vodka paired with peppermint, chocolate liqueur and hazelnut liqueur with a rim of chocolate and peppermint)
  • Lamplight Lounge – Stout-braised Winter Short Ribs (served atop creamy spiced butternut squash risotto with glazed baby carrots finished with short rib jus reduction, bourbon-cranberry sauce, toasted pepitas and pea-shoot greens), Holiday Hot Chocolate, Holiday Martini and Peppermint-Hot Cocoa Donuts with toasted marshmallow creme and peppermint-chocolate dipping sauces
  • Lucky Fortune Cookery – Bao Bun with Seasonal Fruit
  • Pacific Wharf Café – Snowman-shaped, Christmas Tree-shaped and Candy Cane-Shaped Bread (all plant-based), Mickey Gingerbread Man and apple fritter bread pudding
  • Pacific Wharf Cappuccino Cart – Mickey Gingerbread Man
  • Pym Tasting Lab – Holiday Snack Molecules – Gingerbread and Mexican hot chocolate caramel corn, mini-pretzels, honey-roasted peanuts, dried cranberries, and popped sorghum
  • Mortimer’s Market – Snowman-shaped Bread and Christmas Tree-shaped Bread (both plant-based)

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Peppermint Cone

  • Schmoozies! – Holiday Affogato, Peppermint Shake, Mocha Almond Affogato and
    Mocha Almond Fudge Shake with a chocolate-peanut rim topped with whipped cream
  • Smokejumpers – Cranberry Turkey Burger, Apple Whiskey Cocktail, Holiday Shake and
    Loaded Latke
  • Sonoma Terrace – Avocado Cheese Steak, Peppermint Cold Brew Cocktail and Cranberry Mule
  • Studio Catering Truck –Deconstructed Carnitas Tamal
  • Terran Treats – Pineapple-Coconut Ration
  • Wine Country Trattoria – Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Disney Festival of Holidays Food, Desserts and Holiday Beverages on the Sip and Savor Pass

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Reimagined Beef Wellington and Sip and Savor pass

And that brings us to the Festival of Holidays booths! Attention all foodies: This annual treat has several festive food stands, offering regular bites of food, beverages and treats. The 2021 menus are in and we are so frogcited to see new treats and old favorites! (Everything we tasted in 2019 was excellent!) The bites, sounds and sights around the booths are all inspired by celebrations around the world such as Christmas/Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. There are also food carts and special items at select restaurants that are on the Sip and Savor Pass mentioned below.

With so much to try, it is so hard to make a choice. Pick up a Sip and Savor Pass, which allows you to taste your way through the booths and try eight dishes or nonalcoholic beverages from the Festival Food Marketplaces. The Sip and Savor Pass is $57 (Magic Key holders save $5 on the Sip and Savor Pass in addition to an exclusive lanyard and a Magic Key themed dining area near the entrance of Cars Land.) Sip and Savor prices are still to come. Also, pick up a passport to help guide you through the booths and point you toward vegetarian, plant-based or kid-friendly choices. Get it stamped at the Marketplaces and hop by the Holiday Central Pergola near The Little Mermaid for a special completion stamp. The nine festival marketplaces have allergy menus available, too. Just ask!

If you still have remaining tabs on your 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Sip and Savor Pass, we have hoppin' good news. As a one-time exception, you may use your remaining tabs for eligible 2021 Disney Festival of Holidays offerings at participating locations.

Here's a time-saving tip: If you can identify several items you want to eat, look for the booth with the shortest line and order all of the food there. Then, take your receipt to each booth to collect the items. We did that and did not even have to collect it all at once. We could enjoy our bites and could skip the line to go straight to the pick-up window for the other items later. Mobile order is another great option. Be sure to download the latest version of the Disneyland app. Skipping the lines is our jam.

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Tots

Brews & Bites Marketplace

  • Chorizo Fundido served with house-made tortilla chips

Holiday Duets Marketplace

  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo with garlic fried rice
  • Shrimp & Grits with Andouille sausage
  • Pabana Cachaça Colada – Cachaça, passionfruit, banana, mango, coconut cream and lime
  • Calamansi Melon Lemonade – Calamansi, cantaloupe and house-made lemonade

Grandma's Recipes Marketplace

  • Impossible Arepa Encantada
  • Gingerbread Mickey
  • Berries ‘n’ Crema – Huckleberry, strawberry and raspberry house-made syrup, condensed and whole milk, and fruit-flavored cereal topped with house-made strawberry whipped cream

A Twist on Tradition Marketplace

  • Reimagined Beef Brisket Wellington
  • Reuben Potato Bites with Russian dressing & rye toast crumble (also seen above)
  • Churro Toffee Cold Brew Latte – Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company Mexico Origin-blend Coffee, Demerara and cinnamon sugar, vanilla bean and almond milk topped with whipped cream and churro toffee pieces
  • Red Sangria
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Favorite Things Marketplace

  • Holiday Stuffing Mac and Cheese (pictured below — yum!)
  • Chana Masala with grilled garlic naan
  • Hibiscus Ginger Mezcal Mule – Mezcal, house-made hibiscus syrup, ginger, lime juice and Topo Chico mineral water
  • Selection of Pale Ales and Stouts

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Mac and Cheese

Merry Mashups Marketplace

  • Esquites Carnitas Mac & Cheese featuring Oaxaca and Cotija cheeses with spiced puffed rice
  • Holiday Spiced Wings with citrus cranberries
  • Holiday Mix
  • Honey Guava Pisco Punch – Pisco, guava, spicy honey syrup, ginger and lime juice

Winter Sliderland Marketplace

  • Beef Pot Roast on Potato Roll with horseradish cream
  • Nashville Hot Turkey Slider with dill pickle
  • Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail
  • Prickly Pear Tea Lemonade – Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Ceylon Black Tea (cold brew), prickly pear beverage syrup and house-made lemonade

Making Spirits Bright Marketplace

  • Cinnamon & Sugar Holiday Tart
  • Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Macaron (gluten-friendly)
  • Maple Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum – Rum and maple syrup with flavors of hazelnut, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove topped with house-made salted caramel whipped cream
  • White Wine Flight
  • Red Wine Flight
  • Mimosa Flight

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Hot Buttered RumTreats for Santa Marketplace

  • Mickey Snowman Cookie Decorating Kit
  • Holiday Mix
  • Maple Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum – Rum and maple syrup with flavors of hazelnut, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove topped with house-made salted caramel whipped cream

In addition to the festival marketplaces, you could stop by Viva Navidad at Paradise Garden Grill for tasty seasonal food from Latin America. Several restaurants and carts also accept the Sip and Savor Pass for select holiday items.

Paradise Garden Grill – Some smaller bites are eligible for the Sip and Savor Pass

  • Chile Relleno Plate – Roasted poblano stuffed with veggie stew topped with roasted tomato sauce and tofu crema served with Spanish rice and black beans (plant-based)
  • House-made Pozole – Mild red chile and pork stew with hominy topped with shredded cabbage, onions, radish, lime and oregano served with tortilla chips (Sip and Savor Pass portion eligible)
  • Torta al Pastor – Soft telera roll, chorizo beans, pork al pastor, cabbage, guacamole and crema served with tortilla chips and molcajete salsa (Sip and Savor Pass portion eligible)
  • Street-Style Tacos – Three corn tortilla tacos filled with carne asada, carnitas, and chicken with white onion and fresh cilantro served with Spanish rice and black beans topped with queso blanco (Sip and Savor Pass portion eligible)
  • Pineapple Tres Leches Roulade – Vanilla sponge with layers of pineapple filling and cinnamon buttercream finished with white chocolate mousse and tres leches soak
  • Kids’ Street-Style Tacos – Corn tortilla taco filled with choice of carne asada, carnitas or chicken served with Spanish rice and black beans topped with queso blanco and choice of small low-fat milk or small DASANI water

Paradise Garden Carts

  • Beef Tamale with red sauce
  • Guava and Cheese Pan Dulce – Guava and cheese pan dulce finished with a colorful chocolate sarape
  • Maple-Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum – Rum, maple syrup and flavors of hazelnut, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove topped with a house-made salted caramel whipped cream

Churro Carts on Sip and Savor Pass

  • Willie’s Churro Cart – Chocolate-pecan churro topped with maple glaze, toasted pecans and chocolate drizzle
  • Grizzly Peak Churro Cart – Peppermint churro coated with crushed candy canes and drizzled with chocolate and vanilla icing
  • Hollywood Churro Cart – Chocolate-hazelnut-strawberry churro drizzled with chocolate-hazelnut and strawberry sauces

Lucky Fortune Cookery

  • Bao Bun with Seasonal Fruit – Crispy bao bun filled with seasonal fresh fruit tossed in a berry sauce and dusted with powdered sugar

Pacific Wharf Café 

  • Apple Fritter Bread Pudding – Warm apple-cinnamon bread pudding served with whipped cream and warm salted caramel sauce

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Loaded Latkes at Smokejumper's Grill

Smokejumpers Grill

  • Holiday Shake – Spiced shake garnished with green whipped cream and a red wreath donut
  • Loaded Latke – Traditional latke loaded with smoked brisket topped with soy yogurt-horseradish sauce and scallions

Sonoma Terrace 

  • Avocado Cheese Steak – Thinly sliced steak with grilled onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, avocado spread and melted jack cheese
  • Peppermint Cold Brew Cocktail – Cold brew with coffee liqueur, a splash of crème de menthe and crème de cacao garnished with a miniature candy cane
  • Cranberry Mule – A twist on a classic mule with cranberry juice and agave garnished with a sprig of rosemary and a cape cranberry

Studio Catering Truck

  • Deconstructed Carnitas Tamal – Rajas con queso tamale, carnitas, salsa verde, avocado salsa, crema and queso fresco

Pym Tasting Lab

  • Holiday Snack Molecules – Gingerbread and Mexican hot chocolate caramel corn, mini-pretzels, honey-roasted peanuts, dried cranberries and popped sorghum

Terran Treats

  • Pineapple-Coconut Ration – Pineapple-flavored spiral churro dipped in a coconut-flavored glaze and sprinkled with toasted coconut

Holiday Treats at Disneyland Hotels

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Gingerbread man in Grand Californian lobbyPut on your stretchy pants because the holiday feasting and snacking continue at the hotels.

One of our favorite stops each holiday season is the lobby of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Near the giant gingerbread house and Christmas tree is the holiday cart. The holiday cart has the cutest cookies and the most delicious Mickey gingerbread. You can check the hours online but it's usually open in the afternoon and evening. We love to relax in front of the fire with our cookies, hot cider and cocoa. The GHC Craftsman Grill has adorable holiday Mickey and Minnie doughnuts and the GHC Craftsman Bar offers holiday adult drinks such as the California Snowball and Holiday Spice.

Disneyland Hotel's Tangaroa Terrace has Snowball Cookies and Pineapple upside-down cake. The Coffee House offers a Flaky Napoleon, Apple-Cinnamon Muffin, Egg Nog Latte and Hot Apple Cider. You can get in the tropical holiday spirit at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar with these holiday drinks:

  • Ginger-Spice Cocktail – Gin, ginger liqueur, lemon juice, ginger syrup and cinnamon syrup, dusted with cinnamon-dusted with candied ginger
  • Peppermint Rum Cocktail – Rum, peppermint schnapps, ginger syrup, lemon juice, cream of coconut, mint leaves and pomegranate juice garnished with a candy cane
  • Sparkling Wine Cocktail – Trader Sam’s Gorilla Grog, lime juice, orgeat, orange curaçao, rum, sparkling wine and cinnamon syrup garnished with a cherry
  • Holiday Cocktail – Spiced liqueur, coffee liqueur, lime juice, pineapple juice and coconut cream available in a Nutcracker Tiki Mug

Whichever Disneyland Christmas food items you try this season, we are sure they will be tasty. Hop down to comments and tell us which Disneyland Christmas foods you are most excited to eat! And don't froget, if you're planning a holiday trip to the parks, check out our Disneyland Resort Park Plans to make the most of your visit! Save money on park tickets so you can have a bigger treat budget. Get a hoppin' deal on discounted multi-day Disneyland tickets through your favorite froggy friends at Undercover Tourist!

Related: Guide to Holidays at Disneyland

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Nov 16, 2021 at 7:31 p.m. Leslie W Says...

Does anyone know if the Mickey gingerbread cookies (like the big one shown under the Disney Hotel section) are available anywhere in Downtown Disney??

Nov 17, 2021 at 2:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leslie!

These cookies are so popular and delicious! We have not seen them in Downtown Disney, but from Downtown Disney, you could easily hop into the Grand Californian Hotel and purchase one from the holiday cart in the lobby between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Oct 7, 2021 at 4:20 p.m. Jenny Says...

We are going to be there Nov 6-10... JUST before the Holiday stuff is supposed to start. What happens to the special food items during this in-between time? Do they carry over the Halloween food items or do they start the Christmas food early?? I know it's a good time to go because of the crowds but I am worried that there won't be any specialty food items available!

Oct 8, 2021 at 10:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny!

There won't be any holiday food at that time. If there are leftover Halloween treats in the candy shops you may see those, but none of the special items at restaurants will be available. Keep an eye on the closing time and eat dinner early as we are seeing earlier closing times during that week this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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About Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist is the leading supplier of online discount tickets to Orlando, Florida-area attractions, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld® Orlando, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and more.

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