2018 Holiday Treats at Disneyland Resort kick off seasonal snacking in the parks

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Now that Halloween is over and we’re well on our way to Thanksgiving, it’s time to take a peek at the 2018 holiday treats at Disneyland Resort! Seasonal festivities begin November 9, and Disney revealed a look at the delicious dishes and sweets available this year.

No matter the season, churros are an extremely popular snack at the parks. During the holidays, you can find a variety of festive churros at the following locations:

Disneyland Park

  • Churros near Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters: Sour Apple Churro with the option to add side caramel sauce
  • Churros near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Churro with crushed pretzels and peppermint
  • Churros near Sleeping Beauty Castle: Gingerbread Churro
  • Churros near Haunted Mansion: Sugarplum Candy Churro
  • The Golden Horseshoe: Churro Sundae: Peppermint ice cream and a cajeta-filled churro garnished with chocolate brownie crumbles, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant: Churro Bites with eggnog gelato and caramel sauce

Disney California Adventure

  • Churros near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail: Peppermint Churro with crushed candy canes and chocolate and vanilla icing
  • Cozy Cone Motel: Gingersnap Churro with cream cheese dipping sauce
  • Cozy Cone Motel: Pumpkin Spice Churro with cream cheese dipping sauce
  • Churros near Goofy’s Sky School: Holiday Churro with red and green sugar

In addition to holiday churros, there are plenty of other seasonal treats available in both parks. Below, scroll through for a glimpse at what’s in store.

Disneyland Park

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

  • Santa Hat Macaron with mint white filling and rich chocolate ganache
  • Caramel Apple Muffin with streusel
  • Eggnog Latte Cheesecake finished with white chocolate mousse “foam” and a sprinkling of nutmeg
  • Holiday Vanilla Bean Cupcake filled with red and green chocolate candy pieces and topped with green and white swirled white chocolate mousse and round chocolate swirl candy pieces
  • Holiday Brownie topped with white chocolate mousse, sprinkles, chocolate presents, and a Christmas tree Gingerbread Cookie

Carnation Café

  • Roast Beef TV Dinner: Roast beef topped with roasted shallot and sun-dried cherry demi sauce, mashed potatoes, haricot verts, and carrots and served with chocolate croissant bread pudding and crème anglaise

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

  • Peppermint Holiday Sundae with peppermint ice cream, chocolate sauce, and crushed peppermint

Market House

  • Holiday Strawberry Linzer Cookie
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie
  • Gingerbread Cookie

Plaza Inn

  • Chocolate Mint Yule Log: Chocolate sponge surrounded by mint chip filling and finished with buttercream, white chocolate curls, and white chocolate crispy pearls
  • Holiday Bundt Cake
  • Coconut Cream Pie: 5” pie shell filled with coconut pastry cream and topped with coconut whipped cream and red and green-colored coconut

Red Rose Taverne

  • Snowman Pancake with Applewood-smoked bacon
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie
  • Holiday Pastry Wreath: Pate choux dough filled with cranberry-raspberry compote with orange and white chocolate mousse and finished with green chocolate, silver and gold edible glitter, yellow and blue crispy pearls, a yellow chocolate bow, and a red rose
  • Gingerbread Cookie

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

  • Chile Relleno: Red and green sauce topped with queso fresco and crema and served with rice, ranchero beans, and pickled vegetables
  • Dessert Nachos: Cinnamon crisps topped with apple filling, vanilla sauce, cajeta caramel, and whipped cream
  • Frozen Abuelita Hot Chocolate: Frozen Mexican hot chocolate with chocolate sauce topped with peppermint whipped cream and crushed candy canes
  • Sopapilla Cheesecake: Cheesecake filling layered between croissant dough baked with melted butter and cinnamon sugar and topped with sugar and whipped cream

Galactic Grill

  • S’mores Parfait: Layers of chocolate pudding, chocolate cake, marshmallow filling, crushed graham cracker, and ganache topped with chocolate chips and a toasted marshmallow

Alien Pizza Planet

  • Space Dip Pizza with spinach and artichoke dip, chicken, capicola, and assorted cheeses
  • Green Alien Holiday Macaron
  • S’mores Parfait: Layers of chocolate pudding, chocolate cake, marshmallow filling, crushed graham cracker, and ganache topped with chocolate chips and a toasted marshmallow

Bengal Barbecue

  • Lamb Kofta: Aromatic lamb with tzatziki sauce, spinach, and pickled onions on grilled pita bread

French Market

  • Dessert Trio with a Jack Skellington Chocolate Cupcake, a Mini Coffee Éclair, and a Sugar Pie
  • Wreath Bundt Cake: Cinnamon and candied pecan bundt cake with a crème brûlée center topped with green icing, red chocolate pearls, and red mousse

Mint Julep Bar

  • Candy Cane Beignets

Royal Street Veranda

  • Cinnamon Spiced Fritters with eggnog dipping sauce

Harbour Galley

  • Traditional-Style Pozole: Slow-roasted tomatillos, hominy, and serrano chiles served with limes, onions, radishes, and shredded cabbage

Blue Bayou

  • Gingerbread Crème Brûlée with Chantilly cream and a mini gingerbread chocolate man

Café Orléans

  • Santa’s Lumps of Coal Beignets: Chocolate-hazelnut beignets tossed in peppermint mocha sugar and topped with peppermint ice cream
  • Beef and Grits: Braised beef served over cheesy grits with a cabernet sauce

Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Apple Cotton Candy
  • Cinnamon Caramel Corn

Refreshment Corner

  • Philly Cheesesteak Hot Dog: Premium hot dog with sliced roast beef, peppers, onions, and cheese sauce

Disney California Adventure

Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream

  • Candy Cane Premium Cone
  • Red and Green Sprinkles Premium Cone
  • Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cone with scoops of chocolate and peppermint ice cream and chocolate-dipped cookies in a candy cane premium cone
  • Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae with scoops of chocolate and peppermint ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate-dipped cookies, and crushed peppermint in a candy cane premium waffle cup
  • Chocolate Peppermint Bar with your choice of ice cream bar dipped in chocolate, drizzled in peppermint icing, and topped with crushed peppermint

Mortimer’s Market

  • Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Sourdough
  • Snowman-shaped Sourdough

Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge

  • Holiday Cocktail with Bombay Sapphire, St. Germaine, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, cherry bitters and Crème de Yvette garnished with a lavender sprig

Award Wieners

  • Stocking Stuffer Funnel Cake Fries: Churro funnel fries topped with peppermint icing, crushed chocolate cream-filled cookies, candy-coated chocolates, crushed peppermint, and whipped cream
  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake Fries (only available through November 23)
  • Gingerbread Funnel Cake Fries: Churro funnel fries topped with crumbled gingerbread, caramel, icing, and whipped cream (available starting November 23)

Schmoozies!

  • Peppermint Affogato: Espresso over peppermint ice cream
  • Peppermint Crunch Shake: Peppermint ice cream blended with whole milk and topped with chocolate cream-filled cookie crumbles, crushed peppermint, and peppermint whipped cream
  • Minnie Wreath Donut filled with chocolate peppermint ganache
  • Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich with a scoop of brown sugar cinnamon ice cream rolled with crushed gingersnap cookies

Hollywood Lounge

  • Anchor 2018 Christmas Ale
  • Modelo Especial
  • Stone Delicious IPA
  • Anaheim Brewery Winter Wheat
  • Legends Cookie Galore Milk Stout
  • Wonderland Hot Chocolate: Hot chocolate, Schnapps, crushed peppermint, and whipped cream
  • Winter Hot Chocolate: Hot chocolate, whipped cream, and crushed peppermint (non-alcoholic)
  • Fireside Cider: Spiced rum hot apple cider
  • Holiday Cider: Hot apple cider (non-alcoholic)
  • Feliz Churro Cocktail: Frozen drink with churro-flavored alcohol and horchata
  • Mistletoe Mule: Cranberry-orange lemonade, ginger ale, and vodka

Fairfax Fruit Market

  • Snowman-shaped Sourdough

Studio Catering Co.

  • Holiday Dessert Nachos: Cinnamon-sugar buñuelos chips with chocolate and caramel sauces, whipped cream, and holiday sprinkles
  • Plant-etarium Street Tacos with Brussels sprouts, salsa verde, pickled red onions, and apple and pomegranate slaw
  • Holiday Frozen Horchata

Flo’s V8 Cafe

  • Blue Plate Special: Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich: slow-cooked turkey breast piled high on white bread and served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and gravy
  • 4” Chocolate Peppermint Pie
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint road gravel

Cozy Cone Motel

  • Crushed Peppermint Road Gravel Topping
  • Luigi’s Chicken Pesto Cone: Creamy pesto Alfredo pasta with marinated chicken, balsamic reduction, bruschetta tomatoes, and Romano cheese
  • Santa Cone Hat Macaron with cookies and cream filling

Pacific Wharf Café

  • Turkey Pot Pie Soup with oven roasted turkey breast, rich turkey gravy, peas, and carrots in a sourdough bread bowl
  • Candy Cane-shaped Sourdough Bread
  • Snowman-shaped Sourdough Bread
  • Gingerbread Man Cookie
  • Sugar Cookie with red and green sprinkles
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA

Boudin Bread Cart

  • Candy Cane-shaped Sourdough
  • Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Sourdough
  • Snowman-shaped Sourdough

Gourmet Coffee

  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Snowman Shortbread Cookie
  • Gingerbread Man Cookie

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

  • Holiday Dinner Pizza with roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, bacon, vegetables, and cranberry sauce
  • Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Paradise Garden Grill

  • Burrito: Flour tortilla with black beans, Spanish rice, molcajete salsa, crema, and choice of meat served with tortilla chips and molcajete salsa
  • Vegan Chile Relleno: Roasted poblano stuffed with veggie stew, topped with roasted tomato sauce and tofu “cream,” and served with Spanish rice and black beans
  • Torta al Pastor: Soft telera roll, chorizo beans, pork al pastor, cabbage, guacamole, and crema served with tortilla chips and molcajete salsa
  • Street-Style Tacos: Three corn tortilla tacos filled with carne asada, carnitas, and chicken with white onion and fresh cilantro served with Spanish rice and black beans topped with queso blanco
  • House-Made Pozole: Mild red chile and pork stew with hominy topped with shredded cabbage, onions, radish, lime, and oregano and served with tortilla chips
  • Buñuelos with Cajeta: Two golden fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with a side of cajeta
  • Red Sangria
  • Dos Equis Lager
  • Dos Equis Ambar

Lamplight Lounge

  • Specialty Holiday Cocktail with aged tequila, mezcal, hibiscus, and lemon juice
  • Turkey Carnitas Poutine: Malted french fries topped with slow-cooked turkey carnitas, Yucatan-inspired gravy, cranberry-bacon habanero gelée, crumbled queso blanco, and green onions

Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Hot Chocolate Cotton Candy
  • Snowflake Cotton Candy
  • Street-style Elote

Disneyland Hotel

Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Trader Sam’s is one of our favorite places to visit year-round, but the enchanted tiki bar is serving up some extra-special cocktails for the holiday season.

  • Sam’s Slay Ride: honey-flavored whiskey, orange and ginger liqueurs, Sam’s Gorilla Grog, lemon juice, and cinnamon syrup garnished with a mint sprig and a cherry
  • Rum Around the Christmas Tree: spiced rum, lemon juice, simple syrup, apple juice, and ginger syrup garnished with an apple slice dusted with cinnamon
  • Under the Swizzletoe: chartreuse liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice, and falernum syrup dusted with cinnamon and nutmeg and garnished with a mint sprig

The Coffee House

  • Holiday Donut
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Caramel Apple Muffin with streusel

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Hearthstone Lounge

  • Hot Chocolate with Rum
  • Hot Cider with Rum
  • Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

Surfside Lounge

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Peppermint Mocha

Many of these 2018 holiday treats are available via Mobile Order in the Disneyland App. Check the app for a list of participating restaurants, order what’d you like and pay through the app, then head over to the restaurant to pick up. This handy feature will help you spend less time in line and more time enjoying all the festive fun Disneyland Resort has to offer this year.

For more information on the Holidays at Disneyland Resort, head over to the official website, and for a look at menus for Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure, click here.

Everything looks tempting, but we’ve especially got our eye on the Peppermint Holiday Sundae from Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Sam’s Slay Ride at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Which of these items is on your must-try list this year?

Source: Disney

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