Disneyland & California Adventures all decked up for Christmas

We visited Disneyland and California Adventure Park at the end of November,
everything was decked out for Christmas. We stayed at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and it was breathtakingly decorated for the season.

We holidayed with wonderful friends; our neighbours from New Zealand flew over to join us!  They landed in LA, after some 14 hours of travelling time, from Wellington, New Zealand, and arrived at the hotel to be greeted by an array of twinkling lights, Christmas music and our thrilled faces to see them.

The children were so happy to be reunited with their friends and, aside from some sickness (which unfortunately tainted our enjoyment a little), we definitely made some amazing memories – which are almost better on quiet reflection…


I watched my children’s eyes, filled with wonder –

It's a small world

I marvelled at the sparkling lights and shows

Time for a carousel ride!

I laughed alongside them on the rides –

I waved at the characters in costume –


I steered through the crowds of people

And sometimes wished I could wear blinkers, like the horses!


I took photos of so many Christmas trees –

Christmas tree

Ooo’ed and Ah’ed at the light shows –

World of Colour

and so much more…