Disneyland California Events and 2024 Schedule

A visit to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, is always magical, but its special events transform the park into even more fantastical worlds. 

Since opening its doors in 1955, Disneyland has hosted celebrations, shows and special events that bring the Disney stories to life. 

Whether it’s pumpkin carvers in the fall, fireside carolers in the winter, or after-dark costume parties in the spring and summer, Disneyland events are one of a kind and never to be missed.

This article provides all the information about the Disneyland California events, special shows and the 2024 schedule.

runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Join the Disney half marathon to run along with your favorite Disney characters across the Disneyland Resorts. 

At the end of the 5K marathon, you will receive a t-shirt, race, bib, certificate and refreshments. 

Date: 14 January

Timings: 5 am Pacific Time

Location: Disneyland Resort, Anaheim

Luna New Year

Luna New Year
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Every time around the Lunar New Year, Disneyland California is filled with celebrations to invoke health, luck and wealth for everyone. 

This Disneyland California event celebrates Asian cuisine and customs. 

During this time, you can meet Mulan and other Asian princesses who are decked up to welcome the new year. 

There are special shows, parades and restaurants open throughout the park for you to enjoy the new year. 

Date: 23 January through 18 February, 2024

Timings: 12.45 pm, 2.30 pm and 5 pm

Location: Paradise Gardens Park, Disneyland California Adventure Park

Disneyland After Dark: Sweetheart’s Nite

Sweetheart's Nite
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This Valentine’s Day, take your special someone to Disneyland California to enjoy the Sweetheart’s Nite. 

The park transforms into a land of love to celebrate love and affection. 

Whether you visit with your partner, family or friends, you can enjoy the unique entertainment options, rare character meetings and Valentine-themed food in the park. 

After 6 pm, you can join the three-hour Disneyland After Dark show for the perfect Valentine’s Day night. 

Date: 23, 25, and 30 January, 1, 6, 8, 12, and 14 February

Timings: 9 pm to 1 am

Location: Disneyland Park

Celebrate Gospel for Black History Month

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Disneyland California pays a sweet tribute to Gospel Music. 

During this event, you can witness the performance of award-winning gospel communities from all over Southern California. 

Some notable faces on the line-up include Marvin Sapp and Tasha Cobbs Leonard. 

Date: 17 February and 24 February

Timings: 2.30 pm to 7 pm

Location: Fantasyland Theatre

Villains Day: Stalk Around the Park 

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While Disney heroes are celebrated all throughout the year, it is only fair to give the iconic villains a day of their own. 

Disneyland California invites all visitors to the Villains Day celebration to unleash their sweet villainous side. 

On this day, you can visit the park in costumes and makeup and join other fans to celebrate. 

Date: 4 February 

Timings: 10 am 

Location: Disneyland Resort

Mini Gay Day 

Mini Gay Day 
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Mini Gay Day is an informal celebration in association with LGBTQ+ communities. 

During this event, the Disney crew members were red to support LGBTQ+ rights. 

Date: 30 May to 3 June, 2024

Location: Disneyland Resort

Disney Channel Nite at Disneyland Park 

Channel Nite
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Have you grown up enjoying classic shows on the Disney Channel?

This event is your chance to celebrate the shows and get on a nostalgic ride to your childhood days. 

During this Disneyland California event, you can sing and dance with the characters who made your memories. 

The Disneyland Channel Nite starts at 6 pm and the Disneyland California entry ticket offers admission to this event. 

Date:  5 and 7 March 

Timings: 9 pm to 1 am

Location: Disneyland Park

Fourth of July

Fourth of July
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Join Disney to celebrate the American Independence Day on the 4th of July. 

The park will be covered with red, white and blue decorations to celebrate the event. 

The best part of the day is the Disney fireworks display with patriotic songs at the end of the day. 

Date: 4 July

Location: Disneyland Resort

Disneyland’s Birthday Bash

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Celebrate the anniversary of Disneyland on July 17 with the timeless and iconic Disney cast members. 

You can enjoy special anniversary parades, shows, pop-up stores and dining options.  

Date: 17 July

Location: Disneyland Resort

Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort

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Halloween is one of the best seasons in Disneyland California Resort. 

During this season, the park is covered with fall and Halloween-themed decor. 

You can click picks with special characters, enjoy new rides, shows and parades or go trick and treat with your favorite Disney character. 

Date: 23 August  through 31 October

Location: Disneyland Resort

Oogie Boogie Bash 

Oogie Boogie Bash 
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While Disneyland California Park offers the classic Halloween experience, the California Adventure Park is ready to offer a unique, family-friendly event. 

The Oogie Boogie Bash event starts after the park hours and lets you enjoy photo opportunities, games and fun decorations. 

Date: September and October (tentative)

Location: California Adventure Park

Holidays at Disney Resort

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Spring break, summer break, Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July – All of this might sound like a good time to visit the park.

However, the best part comes at the end of the year! 

Disneyland turns into a winter wonderland during the end of the year’s holiday season. 

What better way to celebrate this holiday season than visiting the Disneyland California resort?

The resort is filled with fun seasonal decor, shows, parades, and interesting souvenirs during the holidays. 

The famous Disneyland Castle will be decorated with icicles and shimmering lights to take you to winter paradise in California. 

Date: 15 November 2024 to early January 2025

Location: Disneyland Resort

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