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

by Mommy Frog on November 3, 2023
6 Los Angeles

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Disneyland 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 holiday food in 2023 everywhere you look. Those tasty holiday treats are available (for the most part) Nov. 10, 2023, to Jan. 7, 2024. (A few Disneyland holiday food items, where noted, are available until Jan. 9, 2024, or for more limited days during the season.) And Christmas came early this year to the candy shops, with handmade treats in stock as of Nov. 3, 2023!

Disneyland Holiday Treats - Galactic Grill Treats

Overview of Disneyland Holiday Treats

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Open Snow Globe and Mickey Gingerbread

You 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. Holiday time at Disneyland Resort offers many yummy Disneyland holiday food and treats to "season" the season.

Also, note that The Plaza Inn dining package for A Christmas Fantasy Parade has returned, so book a reservation if you are interested. If you are ringing in the new year at Disneyland, you may soon be able to reserve a fireworks dining package at Plaza Inn.

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 ;)

Without further ado, here's a look at the Disneyland holiday food 2023.

Disneyland Resort Holiday Sweets

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Cookies by castle

Let’s start with the traditional holiday treats you can find from Nov. 3 through Jan. 1 at Candy Palace, Candy Kitchen and Pooh’s Corner in Disneyland; Bing Bong's Sweet Stuff and Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure; and Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney. (Bing Bongs Sweet Stuff and Pooh Corner have a more limited selection.)

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Mickey Christmas Lights apple

Of course, all shops still offer gourmet decorated caramel apples (my favorite treat of them all). How cute is the new Mickey Christmas Lights apple!

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - apple cake pop

  • Snowflake Apple: Green apple dipped in caramel with two marshmallow ears enrobed blue, white chocolate and decorated with a white chocolate snowflake and white sanding sugar (Only available at Trolley Treats, Marceline's Confectionery and Candy Palace)
  • (New) Mickey Christmas Lights Apple: Green apple dipped in caramel with two marshmallows ears enrobed in green, white chocolate and decorated with black dark chocolate and M&M’S chocolate candies lights
  • (New) Holiday Mickey Cake Pop: Chocolate cake pop dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with red sanding sugar and green M&M’s chocolate candies
  • (New) Peppermint Patties: Mixture of fondant sugar, powder sugar, and peppermint flavoring dipped in dark chocolate (Only available at Trolley Treats, Marceline's Confectionery and Candy Palace)
  • (New) Peppermint Bark: Peppermint-flavored dark chocolate and white chocolate sprinkled with Christmas sprinkles and marshmallows (Only available at Marceline's Confectionery, Trolley Treats and Candy Palace)
  • Minnie Santa Hat Apple: Green apple dipped in caramel with two marshmallows ears enrobed in milk chocolate, rolled in red sanding sugar, and embellished with white M&M’S chocolate candies and a white chocolate Santa hat with a bow
  • (New) Minnie Santa Hat Cereal Treat: Mickey-shaped cereal treat dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with red sanding sugar, green M&M’s chocolate candies, and a Santa hat
  • Snowman Cake Pop: Vanilla cake pop dipped in white chocolate and decorated with dark chocolate face, M&M’S chocolate candies, a sour belt and orange jelly bean (Only Available at Marceline's Confectionery, Candy Palace, Trolley Treats and Bong Bong's Sweet Stuff.)
  • Holiday Minnie Cake Pop: Vanilla cake pop with two marshmallow ears dipped in red, white chocolate, drizzled with green, white chocolate, and embellished with a red, polka dot Minnie bow

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Christmas Tree crispy

  • (New) Holiday Tree Cereal Treat dipped in green, white chocolate and decorated with white chocolate, white sanding sugar, and a yellow, chocolate Mickey star
  • Mickey Gingerbread Cereal Treat: Mickey-shaped cereal treat dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with red and green-colored chocolate and a dark chocolate Mickey (Not at Bing Bong's.)
  • Peppermint Marshmallow Wand: Marshmallows dipped in caramel and then dark chocolate covered in crushed peppermint
  • Holiday Milk Marshmallow Wand: Marshmallows dipped in caramel and then milk chocolate drizzled with green and red chocolate

That is not all. You'd also find giant Mickey Santa and gingerbread cookies, themed cupcakes and more in the treat shops!

Disneyland Holiday Churros 2023, Plus Novelties 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 holiday food items and accessories, throughout both parks at the food carts from Nov. 10 to Jan. 7.

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

Holiday Churros at Disneyland:

  • (New) Gingerbread Churro: Churro rolled in gingerbread sugar and (new) Butterscotch Dipping Sauce at Churros at it's a small world and Casey Jr. Circus Train (though Jan. 9)
  • (New) Chestnut Churro: Classic churro with chestnut sauce drizzle and crushed meringue topping near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • (New) Chocolate Sugar Churro: Churro tossed in a chocolate sugar mix served with a side of peppermint chocolate ganache and (new) Peppermint Ganache Dipping Sauce: Chocolate ganache sauce with peppermint and white chocolate bits near Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (through Jan. 9)
  • (New) Sugar Plum Churro: Churro rolled in tart raspberry sugar and (new) Marshmallow Dipping Sauce near Haunted Mansion
  • Mint Chip Churro: Churro rolled in chocolate cookie dust and mint sugar and
    Mint-Chocolate Dipping Sauce: Marshmallow creme infused with mint and topped with crushed chocolate cookies near Sleeping Beauty Castle and Town Square (through Jan. 9)

Holiday Churros at Disney California Adventure for 2023:

  • (New) Fresas con Crema coated in cinnamon sugar and topped with strawberries saturated in condensed milk near Goofy's Sky School
  • (New) Yule Log Churro: Crème filled chocolate churro with berry drizzle and powdered sugar in Hollywood Land
  • Chocolate Peppermint Churro coated with crushed candy canes and drizzled with chocolate and vanilla sauce at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
  • (New) Almond Churro: Churro rolled in cinnamon sugar topped with almond butter, white icing and roasted sliced almonds at Willie’s Churros at Buena Vista Street (though Jan. 9)

Holiday Churros in Downtown Disney District:

  • (New) Peppermint Hot Chocolate Churro: Churro rolled in chocolate sugar, drizzled with mint and chocolate icing, and covered in peppermint candies  at California Churro
  • (New) Holiday Churros coated in red and green sugar and topped with dulce de leche drizzle at Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Vending Carts

At the outdoor vending carts, you may find holiday cotton candy. The Boudin Bread Cart has seasonal candy cane-shaped sourdough, Christmas tree pull-apart bread (also at Mortimer's Market) and Snowman-shaped sourdough.

  • (New) Butterscotch Dipping Sauce at Pretzels at it's a small world (though Jan. 9)
  • Toffee Pretzel: Cream cheese-filled pretzel sprinkled with toffee sugar neat Star Tours (through Jan. 9)
  • ​(New) Christmastime Popcorn: Freshly popped buttered popcorn served with M&M’s chocolate candies and mini marshmallows

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Donald Tree Sipper

Sippers, Glow Cubes, Popcorn Buckets and More ...

Food novelty items are a huge hit at Disneyland. You can pick up your super popular holiday popcorn buckets at the popcorn carts. Which will be the must-have sippers and popcorn buckets this year? The Donald tree sipper was a fun surprise! At various locations in both parks, you can find peppermint Mickey Mouse glow cubes, swizzle sticks, travel tumblers and more.

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

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Mickey Toy Solder popcorn bucket

Here are a few food novelty holiday items found in both parks (some have purchasing limits):

  • Peppermint Mickey Mouse glow cube
  • Swizzle stick
  • Travel tumbler
  • Holiday Stainless Steel Tumbler
  • Chip & Dale Holiday Straw Clip
  • Christmas Parade Reindeer Sipper
  • Holiday Popcorn Bucket
  • Gold Musical Rotating Tin
  • Holiday Kermit Straw Clip
  • Holiday Olaf Bottle Topper
  • Mickey Mouse-shaped Green Glitter Jingle Bell Glow Cube
  • Mickey Mouse-shaped Red Glitter Jingle Bell Glow Cube
  • Mickey Mouse Toy Soldier Bucket
  • Donald Tree Sipper

Limited-Time, Hand-Pulled Candy Canes at Disneyland 2023

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Candy Maker rolls out the candy cane

One of the most talked-about, exclusive Disneyland holiday 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. You must join the mobile waitlist to purchase them due to the limited quantity. You may not mobile order candy canes. These candy canes are like the must-see concert of the Christmas candy season.

The 2023 candy cane dates at Candy Palace in Disneyland:

  • Dec. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 24

Candy Cane dates at Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure:

  • De. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 and 25

We hopped by on the first day of candy cane sales at Disneyland Park in past years 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.

Between 7:00 and 7:15 a.m., we entered the Esplanade and waited outside the Disneyland gates. Harbor Blvd. security opens when the first bus from the Toy Story lot arrives between 7:00 and 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 (subject to change). 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 Park Restaurants

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Alien Macaron in Santa hat

Each restaurant adds seasonal treats to its menu to make the holidays even merrier! Here is a look at the Disneyland holiday food for 2023. Most items are available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7 unless otherwise noted. How ever will you choose?

Alien Pizza Planet (through Jan. 9; mobile order available)

  • Santa Green Alien Macaron filled with marshmallow creme and chocolate ganache

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

Bengal Barbecue (Mobile order available)

  • Jingle Julep: Frozen white-hot chocolate, cookie butter drizzle, cocoa-dusted and finished with a pretzel rod
  • Pulled Pork Slider Plate with macaroni salad and chips (pretty yummy and good for sharing as a snack as they come on three King's Hawaiian rolls.)

Blue Bayou Restaurant 

  • (New) Classic Christmas Chocolate Decadence Tart: Dark chocolate coffee custard with a chocolate cookie crust, and holiday decorations

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Chicken sandwich at Galactic Grill with Donald Sipper

Galactic Grill (Available through Jan. 9; mobile order available)

  • (New) Hyperdrive Holiday Chicken Sandwich: Fried chicken sandwich with cranberry-orange marmalade BBQ sauce, provolone, onion rings and arugula on a toasted brioche bun (We really liked this option.)
  • Orange Cranberry Parfait: Orange-cranberry cake with cream cheese icing topped with an orange cream-filled cream puff, dried cranberries, and holiday sprinkles (a returning favorite)
  • Galactic Holiday Punch: Christmas-inspired Punch made with Sprite and pomegranate, cranberry, and orange juices garnished with fresh pomegranate seeds, cranberries, orange slice, and a rosemary sprig (Non-alcoholic beverage and another returning favorite.)
  • Chocolate Cinnamon Comet Cold Brew (It has a churro sticking out of it!)

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 9; mobile order available)

  • (New) Peppermint Sundae: Two scoops of peppermint ice cream, whipped cream, crushed peppermint, and crème-filled cookies served in a sprinkle-topped waffle bowl​

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Espresso SundaeGolden Horseshoe (Mobile order available)

  • Espresso Chip Sundae (A Frog-Family favorite!): Espresso chip ice cream with cookie butter drizzle, cookie crumble and whipped topping.

Hungry Bear Restaurant (Mobile order available)

  • BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger: 1/3 lb. Angus chuck patty, red pepper cheese sauce, onion rings, bacon and BBQ sauce
  • (New) Teddi Barra Holiday Funnel Cake: Sweet espresso syrup and mocha mascarpone cream dusted with cocoa powder and topped with mascarpone gelato and lady finger cookies​
  • Chai-spiced Pumpkin Iced Tea: Iced tea, chai tea-flavored syrup, pumpkin purée cream, and pumpkin candy crystals (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • (New) Blood Orange Lemonade (Non-alcoholic beverage; also available with Hungry Bear Restaurant Mason Jar)

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe (Mobile order available)

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Ornament Macaron from Jolly Holiday in front of castle

  • Thanks-mas Sandwich: Roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce on rustic bread served with house-made chips (available Nov. 10-23)
  • Turkey Pot Pie Soup (available Nov. 10-23)
  • Ham and Pineapple Toasted Sandwich: Oven-roasted ham, pineapple, and Swiss cheese on rustic bread served with chips​ (available Nov. 24 through Jan. 9)
  • (New) Chicken and Bacon Corn Chowder: Creamy corn chowder with chicken, bacon, and potatoes (available Nov. 24 through Jan. 9)
  • (New) Mickey Ornament Macaron: Pearl-dusted white macaron shells filled with chocolate ganache and peppermint mousse (Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 9)
  • (New) Chocolate Cake Snow Globe: Layers of chocolate sponge cake, truffle mousse, and chocolate glaze topped with a buttercream tree, red and white pearls, a chocolate star, and snow powder (Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 9)
  • Snowman Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake: Cinnamon roll-flavored cheesecake, cream cheese icing, milk chocolate nougatine arms and snowman chocolate decoration (Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 9)
  • Mickey Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey-shaped cookie (Limit five per person, per transaction) (Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 9)

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Snow Globe chocolate dessert

Market House

  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie (Limit 5 per guest per transaction)

Mint Julep Bar (Mobile order available)

  • Mickey-shaped Candy Cane Beignets dusted with peppermint powdered sugar (Available in packs of three or six.)
  • (New) Assorted Mickey-shaped Beignets: A mix of Mickey-shaped and seasonal beignets (Available in packs of six)
  • Chocolate Dipping Sauce
  • (New) Huckleberry Mint Julep: A refreshing blend of huckleberry and mint with a hint of lime garnished with fresh mint and blueberry (Non-alcoholic beverage)

Plaza Inn

  • (New) Chocolate Mint Shortcake: Chocolate mint sponge cake, cookie crumbles, whipped topping, and chocolate drizzle (through Jan. 7)
  • Holiday Cake: Devil’s food cake with swirled white chocolate mousse filling, buttercream frosting and holiday sprinkles (though Jan. 9)

Rancho del Zocalo (Available Dec. 22-25)

  • (New) Holiday Special: Chicken tinga, beef barbacoa, cheese tamale, Spanish rice, beans and bolillo

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Cold Brew with Peppermint on top

Red Rose Taverne (Mobile Order Available)

  • Holiday Grey Stuff: Traditional grey stuff with holiday sprinkles and a white chocolate star (through Jan. 9)
  • Mickey-shaped Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey-shaped cookie with sprinkles
  • (New) Mocha Peppermint Taverne Cold Brew: Peppermint cold brew with chocolate peppermint topper and crushed peppermint (Non-alcoholic beverage; through Jan. 9)
  • (New) Holiday Punch: Pomegranate, lemonade and ginger beer with spiced coconut topper (Non-alcoholic beverage; through Jan. 9)

River Belle Terrace (through Jan. 9)

  • (New) Sticky Toffee Pudding Jar: Sticky toffee pudding infused with house-made pudding
  • (New) Cranberry Apple Tart: Cranberry apple tart topped with streusel with caramel sauce (Plant-based)

Royal Street Veranda (Mobile order available)

  • (New) Cookies and Cream Fritters dusted with chocolate cookie sugar and served with a sweet cream-cheese dipping sauce
  • (New) Sweet Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce

Stage Door Café (Mobile order available)

  • (New) Holiday Wreath Funnel Cake: A wreath-shaped funnel cake with apple cider drizzle, fresh baked apples, whipped topping and holiday sprinkles

The Tropical Hideaway

  • (New) Holiday DOLE Whip Sundae: A swirl of DOLE Whip strawberry and lime, gummy topper and seasonal sprinkles

Troubadour Tavern (through Jan. 9; mobile order available)

  • (New) Celebration Potato: Pulled smoked turkey, whipped cream cheese, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and fried onions

Holiday Desserts and Special Menu Items at Disney California Adventure Restaurants in 2023

Here are the Disney California Adventure 2023 holiday offerings.

Aunt Cass Café (Mobile order available)

  • Christmas Tree Pull-apart Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)
  • Snowman Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)
  • Candy Cane Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)
  • Mickey-shaped Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey-shaped cookie with sprinkles

Award Wieners (Available through Jan. 9; mobile order available)

  • (New) Hollywood Beef Dip: Sliced roast beef on toasted hoagie roll with fried pickles, provolone, avocado spread, caramelized onion, and jalapeño-spiced au jus served with choice of Cuties Mandarin Oranges or filmstrip fries
  • (New) Milk and Cookies Funnel Cake Fries topped with cookie dough ice cream, caramel sauce and mini cookies
  • (New) Brewery X Purple Dusk Hard Seltzer

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta (for Viva Navidad!)

  • Al Pastor Pizza with chorizo beans, marinated pork, pineapple, cilantro, onions and avocado salsa (Available by the slice or a whole pie through Jan. 22.)
  • Gingerbread Cheesecake topped with vanilla mousse (Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 7)

Boudin Bread Cart

  • Christmas Tree Pull-apart Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)
  • Snowman Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)
  • Candy Cane Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)

Cappuccino Cart (Mobile order available)

  • Salted Caramel-Mocha Bundt Cake: Coffee bundt cake filled with salted caramel and finished with ganache, sprinkles and white chocolate mousse
  • Mickey-shaped Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey-shaped cookie with sprinkles

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream (Mobile order available)

  • (New) Snowball Hard Float: Cranberry pomegranate seltzer, vanilla ice cream, cranberry sauce drizzle and a rosemary garnish (Available through Jan. 9)
  • (New) Happy Holidays Hard Float: Champagne, raspberry sorbet and a fresh raspberry garnish (Available Dec. 17 through Jan. 9)

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Mint tree cone

Cozy Cone (Mobile order available)

  • (New) Cranberry Yogurt Churro: Cinnamon sugar churro, cranberry yogurt sauce, crushed pretzels and sprinkles (through Jan. 9)
  • Nog Chata with Rumchata topped with whipped cream and sprinkles
  • Christmas Tree Cone: Peppermint soft-serve decorated with holiday sprinkles (a Frog family favorite)
  • Chicken Pesto Cone: Creamy pesto alfredo pasta, marinated chicken, balsamic glaze, bruschetta tomatoes, and Romano cheese
  • (New) Gingerbread Mule: Cinnamon whiskey, ginger beer, lemon juice, and gingerbread syrup garnished with a maraschino cherry (through Jan. 9)

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe 

  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread: Soft gingerbread Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie (Limit 5 per guest per transaction)
  • (New) Caramel Pecan Roll: Cinnamon roll topped with roasted pecans, caramel sauce and banana slices

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - gingerbread shakeFlo’s V-8 Café (Mobile order available)

  • (New) Gingerbread Shake with whipped topping and a holiday bundt cake (also available in a souvenir glass)

Hollywood Lounge (through Jan. 9; mobile order available))

  • (New) Cran-Raspberry Refresher: Cranberry and raspberry lemonade with a splash of Sprite topped with mint and a cherry (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • (New) Rök House Brewing Co. Winter Nights Imperial Black Ale
  • (New) Seaborn Merry Cranberry Margarita
  • (New) Gin Lavender Lemonade: Lavender lemonade with gin and a lavender sprig
  • (New) Smoky Hibiscus Orange Cocktail
  • (New) Shimmering Apple Pie Cocktail: Cinnamon whiskey with pineapple juice, sour mix, green apple liquor and edible gold glitter

Mendocino Terrace (Mobile order available)

  • (New) Mistletoe Mule: A twist on a classic mule with cranberry juice and agave garnished with a sprig of rosemary and a cape cranberry

Mortimer’s Market

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Sourdough Bread (Plant-based)

Smokejumpers Grill (through Jan. 9; mobile order available)

  • (New) Caramel Crispy Churro Shake: Caramel-flavored shake, dulce de leche, crispy churro cereal, whipped cream and chocolate garnish
  • (New) Hibiscus Blueberry Agua Fresca: Hibiscus syrup, blueberry purée and lime juice served over ice (Non-alcoholic beverage)
  • (New) Golden Road Brewing Christmas Cart Wheat Ale
  • (New) Peach Passion Fruit Hard Lemonade: Tequila, lemonade, passion fruit nectar and peach syrup served over ice
  • (New) Kielbasa with Potato and Cheese Pierogi with sautéed pepper and onion and dijon-sour cream

Studio Catering Co. (through Jan. 9; mobile order available)

  • (New) Filipino Feast Burrito: Pork belly adobo fried rice, pancit and lumpia in a warm flour tortilla with sweet chili dipping sauce
  • (New) Cran-Raspberry Refresher: Cranberry and raspberry lemonade with a splash of Sprite topped with mint and a cherry (Non-alcoholic beverage)

Wine Country Trattoria 

  • (New) Spiced Apple Buck: Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, apple spice syrup, ginger beer and lemon juice garnished with a lemon wheel

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

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - 2023 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 2023 menus are in and we are so frogcited to see new treats and old favorites! (The booths usually soft open two days before the festival begins.) You can download the menus here!

Disneyland Holiday Treats - Festival of Holiday Menus

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 $61 in 2023. (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.) Also, pick up a Tasting 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 festival marketplaces have allergy menus available, too. Just ask!

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Macaron with Churro Toffee Cold Brew

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 (when available — sometimes they pause this when several booths are running low on some items). 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. Skipping the lines is our jam.

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Twix Tart with bite out of it

You can get the Mickey Mouse peppermint glow cube at the festival booths and seasonal snack locations. Here are the 2023 menus for food and treats:

Brews & Bites Marketplace

  • Impossible Chorizo Fundido served with house-made tortilla chips - This plant-based item is always very popular.
  • Assorted brews and flights including a new Churro Ale with a frozen slush of beer, butterscotch, gingerbread, and house-made churro toffee syrups

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort-Carnitas Mac and Cheese

Holiday Duets Marketplace

  • Esquites Carnitas Mac & Cheese with salsa macha and spiced puffed rice (a Frog-Family favorite)
  • (New) Chocolate Tart Made with TWIX Cookie Bar Pieces: Sugar tart filled with caramel and chocolate mousse, topped with TWIX cookie bar pieces and holiday sprinkles
  • (New) Cuban Parranda Cocktail: White rum, falernum and maraschino liqueurs, soursop nectar, grapefruit juice and mint syrup garnished with a dried grapefruit wheel
  • (New) Cantaritos Pineapple

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

Grandma's Recipes Marketplace

  • (New) Barbacoa Tamal de Res with Oaxaca cheese, tomatillo salsa and crema (spicy but tasty)
  • (New) Berry Pomegranate Paloma: Blanco Tequila, blueberry purée, lime, cranberry and pomegranate juices, with agave syrup and topped with fresca mixed vodka spritz and garnished with an orange wheel and chile lime seasoned rim
  • Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon
  • (New) McBride Sisters Sparkling Brut Rosé
  • (New) Winter Wineries Flight (all three)

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

A Twist on Tradition Marketplace

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Lassi and MargaritaYou cannot go wrong with this booth:

  • (New) Savory Kugel Mac & Cheese with herb breadcrumbs, sour cream and chives (a new Frog-Family favorite)
  • Guava-Melon Lassi: Guava nectar, rock melon syrup, yogurt and honey garnished with cinnamon whipped cream and honey-flavored cereal (a returning favorite)
  • (New) Glacier Margarita: Blanco tequila, blue curaçao, coconut and rosemary syrups, and white cranberry and lime juices garnished with champagne bubbles candy (a new favorite)

Favorite Things Marketplace

  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo with garlic rice
  • (New) Mad Santa Macaron Inspired by the Disney+ series “The Santa Clauses”: Chocolate macaron filled with ganache, peanut butter mousse and salted pretzels
  • Cherry Mango Punch: Mango purée, cherry and peach syrups and lemon juice garnished with a frozen peach
  • Churro Toffee Cold Brew Latte: Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Mexico Origin Coffee, cinnamon sugar, vanilla bean and almond milk garnished with churro syrup-flavored whipped cream and toffee crumble (So yummy!)

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Hot buttered rum near San Fransokyo

Merry Mashups Marketplace

  • Southern Mac & Cheese with andouille sausage and spiced panko crunch
  • Santa’s Milk & Cookies Hot Cocoa Inspired by the Disney+ series “The Santa Clauses”: Whole milk, cookies and cream powder and white chocolate with whipped cream
  • Maple Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum: Dark rum, butter, hazelnut paste, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove with a salted caramel whipped cream

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

Winter Sliderland Marketplace (always one of our favorite booths)

  • (New) Togarashi Karaage Chicken Slider with furikake mayo slaw on a Hawaiian roll
  • Beef Brisket Slider with smoked onions and horseradish ketchup on a pretzel roll
  • (New) Spiced Pear Mule: Pear vodka, gin, apricot liqueur, house-made spice syrup, pear nectar, and lemon juice garnished with a white orchid

 

 

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

Making Spirits Bright Marketplace

  • (New) IMPOSSIBLE Chicken Curry Bites with lemon raita and coriander chutney (a solid plant-based option)
  • Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake: Layers of New York-style cheesecake, pumpkin gooey cake, and graham cracker topped with spiced Chantilly and a chocolate decoration
  • Tiramisu Yule Log Cocktail: Vodka, hazelnut liqueur, oat milk, tiramisu syrup and chocolate bitters garnished with chocolate shavings
  • (New) Chocolate Mint Stout Shake: Garage Brewing Marshmallow Milk Stout, coffee liqueur, crème de menthe, horchata cream liqueur, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate syrup garnished with cookie crumbles

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Plant-Based chicken curry bites

Treats for Santa Cart 

  • Holiday Cupcake Decorating Kit
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Assorted beers

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.

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

Outdoor Vending Locations

  • (New) Chicken Chile Verde Empanada served with a side of slaw and salsa roja
  • (New) Honey-glazed Turkey Leg
  • Mickey-shaped Gingerbread Cookie
  • Cantaritos Pineapple

Seasonal Snack Locations

  • (New) Chicken Chile Verde Empanada served with a side of slaw and salsa roja
  • (New) Pumpkin Cinnamon Cake: Pumpkin cake with cinnamon streusel finished with icing and sprinkles
  • Cantaritos Pineapple

Cappuccino Cart (Mobile order available)

  • (New) Cafe de Olla Cold Brew: Piloncillo-sweetened coffee spiced with star anise, clove and cinnamon topped with a hot chocolate cream cold foam (Nonalcoholic beverage)

Hollywood Lounge (Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 9; Mobile order available)

  •  (New) Three Gifts Flight: Includes Gin Lavender Lemonade, Smoky Hibiscus Orange Cocktail and Shimmering Apple Pie Cocktail

Lamplight Lounge

  • (New) Holiday Special Duck Confit: Duck confit with celeriac purée, cherry gastrique, rutabaga, and arugula citrus salad
  • (New) Pan Dulce Donuts: Warm and fluffy donuts dipped in cajeta and topped with pan dulce crumbles paired with a champurrado dipping sauce
  • (New) Holiday Cocktail: Chai Tea-Oat Mix, vanilla vodka, and Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur topped with chocolate liqueur and ground cinnamon

Paradise Garden Grill (for Viva Navidad!; mobile order available)

Our Guide to the Yummiest Holiday Treats & Foods at Disneyland Resort - Tacos at Paradise Garden Grill

  • (New) Tacos Gobernador: Chipotle-marinated shrimp tacos with pepper Jack cheese served with Spanish rice and refried beans
  • (New) IMPOSSIBLE Albondigas Soup: IMPOSSIBLE meatballs in a vegetable soup (Plant-based)
  • (New) Achiote-marinated Half Chicken with Spanish rice and refried beans topped with a nopal salad
  • (New) Shareable Loaded Torta with chicken milanesa, carnitas, sliced ham, chorizo beans, panela cheese, onions, avocado spread and tomatoes on telera bread served with chips, chorizo beans,and a wedge of street-style watermelon (Serves two to four guests)
  • (New) Street-style Watermelon with lime juice, chile-lime seasoning and chamoy
  • Chocolate Cake Flan: Layer of flan on chocolate cake with caramel (New)
  • (New) Mango Candy Cocktail: Tequila and mango with a chamoy and chile-lime seasoned rim
  • Modelo Especial
  • Dos Equis Ambar

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

Pym Test Kitchen (Mobile order available)

  • (New) Cold Brew Infusion: Cinnamon & Spice: Cinnamon caramel cold brew with cardamom cream foam (Nonalcoholic)

Smokejumpers Grill (Mobile order available)

  • (New) Kielbasa with Pierogi: Kielbasa served with potato and cheese pierogies, sautéed peppers and onions, and Dijon-sour cream

Sonoma Terrace (Mobile order available)

  • (New) Pan con Pollo: Braised chicken, spiced tomato sauce, mayonnaise, and mustard dressing in a French bread roll served with pickled vegetable slaw
  • (New) Bottle Logic Brewing Holiday Hopscotch: Golden ale with creamy vanilla and butterscotch

Studio Catering Co. (Available Nov. 10 through Jan. 9; Mobile order available)

  • (New) Holiday Turkey Empanada: Fried empanada filled with turkey, stuffing and gravy with cranberry dipping sauce

Terran Treats

  • Hot Chocolate Churro: Chocolate chile churro with chocolate and chile streusel, mini marshmallows and hazelnut spread

Holiday Treats at Disneyland Hotels

Disneyland Christmas Food Guide - Gingerbread man in Grand Californian lobby

Put 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 (arriving mid-November) and Christmas tree is the holiday cart. The holiday cart has the cutest cookies and the most delicious Mickey gingerbread. You can check the holiday cart 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.

GCH Holiday Cart

This is the place to find the most beautiful holiday treats and Mickey Mouse Gingerbread (but it may be more expensive here compared to in the parks). Here are the 2023 offerings:

  • Mickey Mouse Gingerbread (limit of 5) – If sold out, get the same flavor cookie but a different shape at outdoor vending locations in Disney California Adventure.
  • Poinsettia Cookie
  • Christmas Cookie
  • Holiday Cookie Box
  • Assorted Macarons
  • Kwanzaa Sweet Potato Loaf
  • Crisped Rice Treat
  • (New) Holiday Cinnamon Buns
  • (New) Hot Cocoa Cookies
  • (New) Coffee with Liqueur (Available with Amaretto, Butterscotch, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal Apple, Godiva Chocolate, Grand Marnier, Jameson Whiskey, Peppermint Schnapps, Rumchata, Rumple Minz, Skrewball Whiskey)
  • Eggnog with Baileys
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot with Milk
  • (New) Gingerbread Cookie Shot with Milk
  • (New) Red Velvet Cookie Shot with Milk
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot with Liqueur (Available with Amaretto, Butterscotch, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal Apple, Godiva Chocolate, Grand Marnier, Jameson Whiskey, Peppermint Schnapps, Rumchata, Rumple Minz, Skrewball Whiskey)
  • Cookie shot with Louis XIII Cognac
  • Cookie shot with Clase Azul Ultra Anejo

GCH Craftsman Grill 

  • Keep an eye out for special holiday doughnuts, cupcakes and cookies

Holiday Treats and Special Menu Items at Downtown Disney District

Ballast Point Brewing Co. 

  • (New) Butternut Squash Salmon: Skin-on pan-roasted salmon with butternut squash purée, sautéed quinoa, pomegranate sherry reduction and arugula salad garnish

Beignets Expressed 

  • Maple-bacon Glazed Beignets: Maple-infused icing topped with applewood smoked bacon (New)

California Churro 

  • (New) Peppermint Hot Chocolate Churro: Churro rolled in chocolate sugar, drizzled with mint and chocolate icing, and covered in peppermint candies

Kayla’s Cake 

  • Gingerbread Macarons: Gingerbread buttercream, spiced with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and honey

Naples Ristorante e Bar 

  • (New) Tikka Masala Pizza: Inspired by Diwali; hand-tossed traditional Neapolitan-style pizza crust topped with a generous base of tikka masala sauce, red onion, green bell pepper, and mozzarella cheese (Available with marinated chicken or paneer)
  • (New) Tuk Tuk: Inspired by Diwali; Blanco tequila, ginger syrup, tamarind syrup, and lime juice shaken on the rocks and garnished with a lime wheel and chili-lime seasoning rim (Non-alcoholic version available)
  • (New) Arancini Dolce: A traditional Sicilian savory snack reimagined as a sweet treat for the season
  • Traditional Chiacchiere Italian Bow Tie Cookies: Slightly sweet, fried angel wing pastries dusted with powdered sugar and blackberry dipping sauce (Available at both Naples Ristorante e Bar and Napolini Pizzeria)
  • (New) Bah Humbug Cocktail: Peanut butter whiskey, white crème de cacao, green crème de menthe and half and half with a dissolvable holiday message
  • (New) Scrooged Cocktail: Peanut butter whiskey and eggnog topped with holiday sprinkles

Salt & Straw 

  • Enjoy various limited-time holiday flavors!

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

  • (New) Peppermint Hot Chocolate: Peppermint hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, peppermint candy cane, crushed peppermint candy, red sprinkles and cocoa powder (Available Dec. 1 through 31.)
  • (New) Winter White Cosmopolitan: Vodka, orange liqueur, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup and white cranberry-peach juice

Tortilla Jo’s

  • Traditional Holiday Pozole: Pork cushion, guajillo, hominy, garlic and onion powder, chicken base, salt, cumin, oregano, bay leaf and water
  • Tamale Trio: Three different types of tamales – pork, beef and chicken mole
  • Mexican Buñuelos: Traditional fried dough fritter dusted with powdered sugar and topped with condensed milk and strawberries
  • (New) Chocolate Feliz Navidad: Tequila, Irish cream liqueur, Mexican-style chocolate mix and garnished with toasted marshmallows (Non-alcoholic version also available)
  • (New) Santa’s Margarita for Two: Blanco tequila, peach liqueur, raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice, and sweet and sour garnished with a white sugar rim, and fresh cranberries

Whichever Disneyland holiday food in 2023 you try, we are sure they will be tasty. Hop down to the comments and tell us which Disneyland holiday foods in 2023 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

Related: Hoppin' Good Guide to Disney Festival of Holidays 

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Nov 15, 2023 at 3:20 a.m.
Paulette Says...

Is there anyway to print this so everyone can study on the plane what they want to get?

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Nov 16, 2023 at 4:23 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paulette!

We don't have an infographic for ALL of holiday treats across Disneyland Resort, but we do have a downloadable guide for the Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure, specifically. Otherwise, you could take screenshots on your phone!

Hoppy planning!

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??

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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

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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!

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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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