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Disney California Adventure Festival of the Holidays Menus & Guide

From November 12 through January 9th, California Adventure embarks on Festival of the Holidays! Included in this event are 8 Festive Food Marketplaces, known around my brain as ‘food booths’. The festival celebrates Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day, among others. Festival Marketplaces will reflect those holidays with different food offerings. There are also specialty items at select restaurants throughout the park. In this post, we’ll list all of what’s offered.

Before we get to what’s offered, there are some special events of note to go along with the festival. If you pick up a Disney Festival of Holidays Tasting Passport at any of the Marketplaces and then collect a stamp at each Marketplace, meaning you buy something at each one, then you’ll get a special stamp at the Holiday Central Pergola. Is this worth it? No, not unless you’re an extreme stamp collector. But if you’re planning to eat your way around this festival then you might as well.

Slightly more convenient is the Sip & Savor Pass. Purchase the pass, and you will receive eight entitlement tabs you redeem for select food and nonalcoholic beverages at participating Festive Foods Marketplace kiosks and dining locations. You’ll likely come out ahead in terms of value if you get the more expensive items at the Marketplace. It’s a good option if you’re going to DCA multiple times or you’re sharing food with a group.

We’re excited for the festival and some of what’s offered. We’ll likely add reviews for what we try over the course of the festival! Let’s get to the menus.

Holiday Duets Marketplace

  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo with Garlic Fried Rice
  • Shrimp & Grits with Andouille Sausage
  • Pabana Cachaça Colada – Cachaça, passionfruit, banana, mango, coconut cream, and lime
  • Calamansi Melon Lemonade – Calamansi, cantaloupe, and house-made lemonade

Brews & Bites Marketplace

  • Impossible™️ Chorizo Queso Fundido with House-made Tortilla Chips

Winter Sliderland Marketplace

  • Nashville Hot Turkey Slider with dill pickle
  • Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail – Bourbon, cranberry, orange, and cinnamon
  • Prickly Pear Tea Lemonade – Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Ceylon Black Tea (cold brew), prickly pear beverage syrup, and house-made lemonade

Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace

  • Impossible™️ Arepa Encantada
  • Gingerbread Mickey
  • Berries ‘n’ Crema – Huckleberry, strawberry, and raspberry house-made syrup, condensed and whole milk, and fruit-flavored cereal topped with house-made strawberry whipped cream

A Twist on Tradition Marketplace

  • Reimagined Beef Brisket Wellington with Oikos® Greek Yogurt-Onion Sauce
  • Reuben Potato Bites with Russian Dressing & Rye Toast Crumble
  • Churro Toffee Cold Brew Latte – Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company Mexico Origin-blend Coffee, Demerara and cinnamon sugar, vanilla bean and almond milk topped with whipped cream and churro toffee pieces
  • Red Sangria
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Making Spirits Bright Marketplace

  • Cinnamon & Sugar Holiday Tart
  • “Hot Cocoa” Marshmallow Macaron
  • Maple Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum – Rum and maple syrup with flavors of hazelnut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove topped with house-made salted caramel whipped cream
  • White Wine Flight
  • Red Wine Flight

Favorite Things Marketplace

  • Holiday Stuffing Mac & Cheese
  • Chana Masala with Grilled Garlic Naan
  • Hibiscus Ginger Mezcal Mule – Mezcal, house-made hibiscus syrup, ginger, lime juice, and Topo Chico Mineral Water
  • Selection of Pale Ales and Stouts

Merry Mashups Marketplace

  • Esquites Carnitas Mac & Cheese Featuring Cacique® Oaxaca & Cotija Cheeses, with Spiced Puffed Rice
  • Holiday Spiced Wings with citrus cranberries
  • Holiday Mix
  • Honey Guava Pisco Punch – Pisco, guava, spicy honey syrup, ginger, and lime juice

Treats for Santa Marketplace

  • Mickey Snowman Cookie Decorating Kit
  • Holiday Mix
  • Maple Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum – Rum and maple syrup with flavors of hazelnut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove topped with house-made salted caramel whipped cream

Festival-inspired Offerings

Viva Navidad at Paradise Garden Grill (mobile order available)

  • Chile Relleno Plate – Roasted poblano stuffed with veggie stew topped with roasted tomato sauce and tofu crema served with Spanish rice and black beans (plant-based)
  • House-made Pozole – Mild red chile and pork stew with hominy topped with shredded cabbage, onions, radish, lime, and oregano served with tortilla chips (Sip and Savor Pass portion eligible)
  • Torta al Pastor – Soft telera roll, chorizo beans, pork al pastor, cabbage, guacamole, and crema served with tortilla chips and molcajete salsa (Sip and Savor Pass eligible)
  • 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 (Sip and Savor Pass portion eligible)
  • Pineapple Tres Leches Roulade – Vanilla sponge with layers of pineapple filling and cinnamon buttercream finished with white chocolate mousse and tres leches soak
  • Kids’ Street-Style Tacos – Corn tortilla taco filled with choice of carne asada, carnitas, or chicken served with Spanish rice and black beans topped with queso blanco and choice of small lowfat milk or small DASANI Water
  • Kids’ Cheese Quesadilla – A whole-wheat tortilla with melted cheese served with a mandarin orange and choice of small lowfat milk or small DASANI Water

Paradise Garden Carts

  • Beef Tamale with Red Sauce
  • Guava and Cheese Pan Dulce – Guava and cheese pan dulce finished with a colorful chocolate sarape
  • Maple-Hazelnut Hot Buttered Rum – Rum, maple syrup, and flavors of hazelnut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove topped with a house-made salted-caramel whipped cream

Willie’s Churro Cart

  • Chocolate-Pecan Churro – Classic churro topped with maple glaze, toasted pecans, and chocolate drizzle

Grizzly Peak Churro Cart

  • Peppermint Churro – Churro coated with crushed candy canes and drizzled with chocolate and vanilla icing

Hollywood Churro Cart

  • Chocolate-Hazelnut-Strawberry Churro – Classic churro drizzled with chocolate-hazelnut and strawberry sauces

Lucky Fortune Cookery (mobile order available)

  • Bao Bun with Seasonal Fruit – Crispy bao bun filled with seasonal fresh fruit tossed in a berry sauce and dusted with powdered sugar

Pacific Wharf Café (mobile order available)

  • Apple Fritter Bread Pudding – Warm apple-cinnamon bread pudding served with whipped cream and warm salted caramel sauce

Smokejumpers Grill (mobile order available)

  • Holiday Shake – Spiced shake garnished with green whipped cream and a red wreath donut
  • Loaded Latke – raditional Latkes loaded with Smoked Brisket, topped with plant-based Silk® Yogurt-Horseradish Cream and Scallions

Sonoma Terrace (mobile order available)

  • Avocado Cheese Steak – Thinly sliced steak with grilled onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, avocado spread, and melted jack cheese
  • Peppermint Cold Brew Cocktail – Cold brew with coffee liqueur, a splash of crème de menthe, and crème de cacao garnished with a miniature candy cane
  • Cranberry Mule – A twist on a classic mule with cranberry juice and agave garnished with a sprig of rosemary and a cape cranberry

Studio Catering Truck (mobile order available)

  • Deconstructed Carnitas Tamal – Rajas con queso tamale, carnitas, salsa verde, avocado salsa, crema, and queso fresco

Pym Tasting Lab (mobile order available)

  • Holiday Snack Molecules – Gingerbread and Mexican hot chocolate caramel corn, mini pretzels, honey-roasted peanuts, dried cranberries, and popped sorghum

Terran Treats

  • Pineapple-Coconut Ration – Pineapple-flavored spiral churro dipped in a coconut-flavored glaze and sprinkled with toasted coconut

Are you excited to try out some of these festival treats? Let us know, along with any questions you might have, in the comments below! Planning a trip to Disneyland? Check out our Planning Guide here. If you enjoy what you are reading here on Wandering in Disney please share this post with your friends, as well as like our social media pages. You can also subscribe to the blog via WordPress or email. All of those links are on the right side of this page. Thank you for reading, we really appreciate it!

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