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Anaheim Winter Holiday Happenings


You don’t want to miss out on some of the best local holiday attractions in town. The Holiday Event with Santa at Anaheim Plaza is free and fun for the whole family. You’re welcome to bring your camera and snap a photo with the big guy. Raffle prizes, a kid-friendly DJ and many more surprises are waiting for you at this intimate opportunity to share your holiday wish list with Santa.

You’ll also find him at Anaheim Town Square starting on Black Friday. With a real snow play area, crafts for the little ones, balloon artists, rides on trains and much more, it’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Snap a selfie with Santa, get your face painted for the festivities, and enjoy the long weekend at the nearby community gathering space.

Spreading Joy and Cheer

Breakfast with Santa is a favorite tradition in Anaheim. It’s hosted every weekend in December at Catal Restaurant with seating at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Catal in downtown Disney has elves on hand to help with this delicious family-style gathering complete with breakfast, a hot cocoa station, activities with elves, carolers and personalized stockings for kids. The elves are acting as hosts and you’ll be busy decorating ornaments before Santa makes his grand entrance and greets guests table by table.

A Nutcracker Christmas is free every December and features real snow, holiday crafts, and festive performances by local groups and schools. Here, you can find one of a kind gifts from the Holiday Shopping Village and indulge in treats and goodies at the International Food Fair. The lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree is the grand finale, located at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street.

Which of these will you incorporate as a new holiday tradition?

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