Part of the magic of visiting the Happiest Place on Earth during the holidays is the FOOD! We have picked our 5 favorite 2019 Disneyland Christmas treats, so you can make sure you’re proceeding directly to the best and most festive goodies.
What are the best Disneyland Christmas treats?
There are SO many to choose from! Our family paid the ultimate price and sampled just about everything we could get our hands on.
Here are our top picks:
So many churros, so little time...
Here’s a look at all the churros you can grab at Disneyland this holiday season:
Caramel and Coconut Churro (Town Square Churro Cart and Churros Near Sleeping Beauty Castle)
Santa’s Cookies and Milk Churro (Churros Near Casey Jr.) – Artisan churro rolled in cookie butter sugar and served with sweet milk dipped sauce
Toffee-Flavored Churro (Tomorrowland Churro Cart) – add-on chocolate-almond or chocolate dipping sauces available
Turtle Churro (Frontierland Churro Cart) – Artisan churro rolled in chocolate sugar and served with caramel pecan dipping sauce
Sugar Plum Candy Churro (New Orleans Churro Cart) – Sweet and tart churro
Peppermint Churro (Churros Near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail) – Churro coated with crushed candy canes and chocolate and vanilla icing
Milk & Cookies Churro (Hollywood Land Churro Cart) – Churro with chocolate chip cookie and cookies and cream sugar with cookies and cream dipping sauce
Sugar Cookie Churro (Cozy Cone Motel) – Churro rolled in sugar and topped with white icing and holiday sprinkles
Horchata Churro with Condensed Milk (Churros Near Goofy’s Sky School)
Our top choice? Horchata Churro with Condensed Milk. A close second was the Sugar Cookie Churro; however, I have a child arguing heavily for the Toffee Churro in Tomorrowland.
Peppermint Candy Cane Mickey Beignets
I mean hands down, never go to Disneyland without getting a beignet. But during the holidays you can get a powdered sugar and candy cane dusted beignet that’s to die for! And that’s not all, there are even little bits of peppermint goodness in the dough. Head over to the Mint Julep in New Orleans Square to grab yours!
The macarons are of course delicious, but they also win the award for the cutest foods floating around Disneyland! You’ll see lots of options - we love the Toy Story aliens!
Reuben Potato Tots
Yep. You heard me right. The tater tots were to die for! You can find them at “A Twist on Tradition” near Pacific Wharf in California Adventure.
The Reuben Potato Tots are a dish created for Disney’s Festival of the Holidays located in California Adventure where you’ll find holiday food and drinks from around the world!
Disneyland Candy Canes
So, these candy canes are a BIG DEAL and snagging one of Disneyland’s candy canes can take a little planning, but we’ve got you covered!
Disneyland candy canes are not only beautiful, but they are “hand pulled” and a historic part of Disney holiday tradition. They are in high demand and the lines can be long!
How Do You Get a Disneyland Candy Cane?
Here are the 2019 Disneyland Candy Cane Dates:
Where: Candy Palace at Disneyland
When: November 29; December 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 24
Candy Palace is located on Main Street in Disneyland, about halfway down on your left if you’re walking toward the castle.
Where: Trolley Treats at California Adventure
When: November 30; December 3, 5 , 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21 & 25
Trolley Treats is located on Buena Vista Street in DCA, all the way down on your right, just before Carthay Circle.
Candy Cane Prices: Each cane is $13.99 (Annual pass discounts are not applicable.)
Call the Disneyland Candy Hotline at (714) 781-0112 for more info on the candy canes and what flavors will be made each day.
You can see the big list of just about everything you can find at Disneyland this holiday season HERE!
Which airport should I fly info for Disneyland?
You might be asking yourself what airports to book through when flying Southwest to Disneyland. When flying to Southern California Southwest offers lots of options.
Southwest Airlines flies to:
LAX - Los Angeles (about an hour drive to Disneyland)
Burbank (about an hour drive to Disneyland)
Long Beach (about a 30-minute drive to Disneyland)
Ontario (about a 45-minute drive to Disneyland)
SNA - John Wayne / Orange County (about a 30-minute drive to Disneyland)
San Diego (about a 2-hour drive to Disneyland)
Don’t be afraid to book a different arrival and departure airport. For instance, I could find great direct flights coming from SLC to LAX, but my options for a direct flight home from LAX were limited because I booked short notice. I booked our return flights through Burbank and found a great direct flight at just the time I wanted.
You should plan on anywhere from a 30-60 minute drive from the airport to Disneyland (and vice versa) regardless of the airport you book through. California traffic can be nasty! Make sure you give yourself lots of wiggle room (especially if you are driving in the afternoon).
Tips for Booking Your Disneyland Trip
Want to get the best deals on your trip? Check out the Southwest’s Low Fare Calendar, which can help determine when you can get a great price on your airfare. You can also find hotel and airfare packages using the Southwest Vacations search engine.
Have you been to Disneyland during the holidays? Do you have a favorite Disneyland travel tip? A ride that should not be missed or a favorite spot to grab a snack? Tell us in the comments!
You can also hop over to our Discussion Forum and talk to other travelers and get more inside scoops—there’s a whole section devoted to Disneyland questions!