Celebrate the Holiday Season at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort
For those in the Southern California area, the Disneyland theme parks may be closed but it doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate the season! Christmas has definitely arrived at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort.
As we previously mentioned here at MickeyBlog, The Downtown Disney District has expanded its already exceptional selection of dining and shopping with the Disneyland Resort Backlot Premier Shop. And starting on November 19th, the shopping and dining district will be extended to include Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure!
A Happy Thanksgiving!
Its nearly Turkey Day and the Downtown Disney District has you covered. A great place to start is with the Thanksgiving Burger at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes. Or how about a tasty sweet scoop of Salt & Straw’s Salted Thanksgiving Turkey or Sweet Potato Casserole ice creams!? You can also give the gift of ice cream all year round with Salt & Straw’s Pints Club gift subscription! And don’t forget Earl of Sandwich which is once again offering up its Holiday Turkey Sandwich which expertly combines turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and mayonnaise or freshly-baked artisan bread.
More Holiday Sips, Eats & Sweets!
But that’s not all when it comes to awesome eats and treats at Downtown Disney. You can satisfy your sweet tooth with a Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake CrazyShake at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes. Also, head on over to California Churro for a White Christmas Churro or one of the delightful Snowman macarons you’ll find at Kayla’s Cake. Visitors can also expect holiday pretzels at Wetzel’s, caramel and peppermint marshmallow wands at both Marceline’s Confectionery and Trolly Treats. You can also take a bit of holiday magic home with you by picking up a box of cupcakes from Sprinkles.
Carthay Circle also has a special holiday surprise. Introducing Carthay Circle Lounge! This brand-new Alfresco dining offering will feature flavorful Mediterranean and California fare and boasts some pretty amazing views of Buena Vista Street. The restaurant will use a mobile waitlist system throughout the day to maintain social distancing when the restaurant is at capacity.
La Brea Bakery has also come up with a clever cocktail list with options that we can’t wait to try like the Merry Manhattan, the Tinsel-Tini, a Mistletoe Margarita, the Joyful Daiquiri or a Jolly Old Fashioned.
Find Your Holiday Treasures!
Don’t get us starting on the incredible shopping experiences you’ll find at Downtown Disney! Head over to World of Disney, Elias & Co or Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop where you can find everything from a silver and gold spirit jersey to an “ugly Sweater” Loungefly backpack to a new snow blower wand! You’ll find even more stylish Disney merch at The Disney Dress Shop, Disney Home and Julius Katz & Sons. Collectively these merchants offer the ultimate Disney shopping for toys, apparel, souvenirs, home decor and holiday collections.
Pamper your special someone or yourself with a stop at Rinse Bath & Body Co where you can indulge in Spiced Cranberry handcrafted soaps and lotion sticks which smell beautifully of mulled spice with ingredients perfect for the winter skin.
Another popular option is Pandora where you can build your own bracelet with Disney charms that make a statement. or browse through boutiques like California Sole, Curl Surf, Sunglass Icon, Sephora, Sugarboo & Co and the LEGO Store.
Toys for Tots
Do something important for charity this holiday season. Now through December 13, 2020 you can donate a toy online at shopDisney.com/ToysForTots, or donate a new, unwrapped toy to any Disney store or a World of Disney store in the U.S., and Disney will donate an additional $1 to Toys for Tots. Disney’s tradition of supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program dates back to Walt Disney, who personally supervised the creation of the Toys for Tots logo. Disney also was a founding sponsor of the program when it began in 1947. Today, Disneyland Resort is proud to continue the tradition of supporting Toys for Tots.
Guests should note: The number of guests visiting the Downtown Disney District and its shopping and dining locations is limited to promote physical distancing. At some locations, including the World of Disney store, Marceline’s Confectionery, Buena Vista Street and Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining at Carthay Circle Restaurant, we may at times use a mobile waitlist system to manage the number of guests when the location and/or queue are at capacity.
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