We are excited to see that two limited-time festivals will be returning to Disneyland resort in early 2023. The Lunar New Year celebration and Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival will be back next year. Returning with exhilarating entertainment and culinary classics you will love, and a few new offerings to enjoy throughout Disney California Adventure park.
The Lunar New Year Celebration
May health, luck and prosperity be yours! The Lunar New Year celebration will take place from Jan. 20th through Feb 15th, 2023. Ushering in the new year at Disney California Adventure park with a joyous tribute to Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cultures. This multicultural celebration will be filled with bright wishes for the new year. 2023 will be known as the year of the rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. In Chinese culture the rabbit has the unique characteristic of waiting for the opportune moment and then leaping into action. This calendar plays a significant role in shaping traditions, holidays and even foods in the Asian communities around the globe. More than any other zodiac, the rabbit symbolizes luck. The Vietnamese will also be recognized, celebrating the Year of the Cat. Along with Mickey and Minnie in their festival attire, guests will be able to see Mushu and Mulan from The Disney Studios “Mulan”.
What’s in Store for the Lunar New Year
Becoming the centerpiece of the celebration of “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession”, Mulan and Mushu host this spirited parade. Featuring dozens of parade performers as they honor family, friendship and the potential for fortune-filled year. For 2023, the procession will be extended along the parade route from Paradise Gardens through Hollywood Land, throughout Disney California Adventure.
Expanding on the culinary landscape with two new Lunar New Year Marketplaces: Bamboo Blessings and Wrapped with Love. They will be joining the returning Marketplaces that includes Lucky 8 Lantern, Prosperity Bay & Buns, Red Spice Traders and Longevity Noodle Co. The popular Sip and Savor pass will also be returning, which will allow you to taste your way through 6 mouthwatering food and & non-alcoholic beverage selections.
There is more than just some amazing food to tempt you, there are tons of family-friendly fun. Including crafts, Chinese calligraphy demonstrations and the Lucky Wishes Wall, where guests can share their hopes for the future year ahead.
Also returning beginning Jan. 29th, guests can once again see Raya, from the Disney Animation film, “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Under the forest canopy deep in the heart of Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, you may encounter the heroic Raya.
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Also returning to Disneyland this year, a foodie favorite, Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival. Featuring the best of what California has to offer, including 12 festival marketplaces. This smorgasbord of sweet and savory foods along with creative cocktails, beer, wine and fast non-alcoholic beverages.
As an added bonus, guests will find even more festival-inspired dishes at select restaurants throughout Disney California Adventure. Don’t forget to check out Downtown Disney District and the Hotels at Disneyland Resort, they will also special items.
This festival is more than just a foodie’s dream, there’s lots of things for the whole family. Returning this year to the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival the Jammin’ Chefs, Chef Goofy, and “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday” show.
Those looking to expand their Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival have so much more to look forward too. Including other entertainment on the Palisades Stage and the Paradise Gardens Bandstand. Along with crafts, complimentary demonstrations and even artist events and signings.
Plus, Soarin’ Over California will be return for a limited time during the festival ! This beloved attraction celebrates the beauty and the wonder of the Golden State. Including icons such as the Golden Gate Bridge and even waves crashing on the Malibu shoreline.
There will be additional bookable signature events available for this, stay tuned for more information on them.
There are still lots of rooms available at one of the great Disneyland Resorts, so contact your favorite Enchanted Adventures Travel Advisor and book your trip for one of these amazing festivals.