Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

¡Viva Navidad! at Disney's California Adventure

The Happiest Place on Earth just gets merrier this holiday season with the newest celebration at the Disneyland Resort – “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” Guests will enjoy this festive holiday presentation now through Jan. 6, 2014 in Disney California Adventure Park.

¡Viva Navidad! Entrance at Disney's California Adventure

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“Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” is a merry celebration inspired by the warmth and joyous spirit of the Latino culture, filled with holiday traditions, jubilant dancing and exciting music. Based in and around the Paradise Garden area of Disney California Adventure, the special activities include live Latino music, dance lessons, holiday foods and, the “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party.

¡Viva Navidad! Dancers at Disney's California Adventure

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Based in and around the Paradise Garden area of Disney California Adventure, the special activities include crafts and face-painting for children, live Latino music, dance lessons, holiday foods, the “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party” and, of course, appearances by some popular Disney characters.

  • Disney characters participating in “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” include Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy in their festive costumes along with the Three Caballeros: Donald Duck, Panchito from Mexico and José Carioca from Brazil.
  • Paradise Garden is decorated with holly, banners and Latino cultural icons, including traditional “papel picado” hand-cut paper art decorations.
  • The exciting “Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party” takes over Paradise Garden several times a day, featuring the Three Caballeros on a festive holiday float, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse transported on colorfully decorated street tricycles, flag-bearers carrying papel picado banners, Mexican folklorico dancers, samba dancers and drummers, plus giant “Mojiganga” puppets, including Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
  • At the Paradise Garden bandstand, guests may enjoy performances by traditional Mariachi, Norteño, and other regional music groups. Also at Paradise Garden, community music and folklorico troupes will perform throughout the day.
  • “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” guests will find opportunities to enjoy fun arts and crafts, storytelling and face-painting, and they may also discover a selection of unique merchandise in the area.
  • Dining locations in Paradise Garden add an array of popular Mexican food options. Menus will feature Mexican dishes that are often served for the holidays, such as pozole (hearty stew), chicken mole drumettes, pescado (fish) Veracruzano, champurrado (Mexican-style hot chocolate), sweet tamales, torta al pastor (pork sandwich), buñuelos (deep-fried sweet treat) and choco flan.
  • The grand finale of “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” will be the special celebration of Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes) Jan. 3 through 6, 2014 in Paradise Garden. Holiday treats will include traditional Rosca de Reyes bread.
¡Viva Navidad! Sign Disney’s California Adventure

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¡Viva Navidad! Mariachi at Disney's California Adventure

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¡Viva Navidad! Dance Lesson Sign from Disney's California Adventure

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¡Viva Navidad! Dance Lesson at Disney's California Adventure

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Viva-Navidad Craft and Face Painting at Disney's California Adventure

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Meet Disney Characters 

Popular Disney Characters, including the Three Caballeros, Mickey and Minnie, will be dressed in their festive best, ready to pose for photos and fiesta with you!

¡Viva Navidad! Character Meet n Greet - Disney’s California Adventure

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Food

Paradise Garden Grill in Disney California Adventure Park will be brightly dressed up for the holidays in cheerful colors, hanging papel picado banners and fresh flowers.  The menu has a range of options from street-style tacos to sweet tamales. It also includes tasty treats for kids, plus a specialty soft drink from Peru.

¡Viva Navidad! Paradise Garden at Disney's California Adventure

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Merchandise from Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

¡Viva Navidad! Mug from Disney's California Adventure

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¡Viva Navidad! Glass from Disney's California Adventure

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¡Viva Navidad! Shirt at  Disney’s California Adventure

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About Dawn

Dawn is a social influencer and has been writing about her nerdy side since 2004. She enjoys writing about Entertainment, Travel, Disney, Star Wars and life with two little girls. Her advice is to keep on dreaming, do what you love and life will lead you a path to your happiness. Dawn also writes for 5 Minutes for Mom.

Comments

  1. We had SO much fun meeting The Three Caballeros at Viva Navidad – I was SO bummed that the day we went the show was rained out – but it gives us something to put on the list for next year =) Thanks for sharing such cool pics!

  2. Laura Chrisco says:

    oh my goodness… they have one of my most favorite Mexican Dishes… Sopes! I love Sopes!

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