Disneyland Events Calendar 2024

Disneyland Events Calendar 2024

Are you planning a Disneyland vacation in 2024? We’ve collected all the holidays, festivals, and events happening at Disneyland to help you plan better. If you’re traveling to Disneyland in 2024 get ready for extra magic! Here is the Disneyland Calendar of Events to help you get started and plan the best time to visit Disneyland this year. 

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What’s the Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2024?

If you’re looking at a Disneyland Vacation in 2024, there is a lot happening, so it pays to know when to visit. As always be sure to check the Disneyland Specials Offers page for all the latest Disneyland Discounted Tickets, and Disneyland Package Deals. Here are dates that generally see fewer crowds in 2024. it’s best to visit on Weekdays Tuesdays- Thursdays, and during daytime hours, before 5 pm. 

  • January 3-12, 18-31
  • February 1- 9
  • March 1-10 
  • June 1- 12 
  • August 12- 30
  • September 
  • November 1- 20
  • December 1-13 

What’s the Worst Time to Visit Disneyland in 2024?

The worst times to visit Disneyland are typically when everyone else is visiting. So, weekends, evenings, and all holidays are generally the worst times to visit. As many people have off work and school, and simply flock to the parks. 

  • January 1-2, 13-17 | New Year’s, Martin Luther King Weekend
  • February 12-20 | Valentine’s Day, President’s Day Weekend
  • March | Spring Break/ Easter
  • April | Spring Break/Easter
  • May 25- 28 | Memorial Day Weekend
  • July | Fourth of July
  • October 11-15 | Columbus Day Weekend
  • November 22-30 | Thanksgiving Week
  • December 14-31 | Christmas Break and New Year’s Eve

DISNEYLAND 2024 CALENDAR of EVENTS

Of all the Disney Parks, Disneyland is by far the one that is able to host last-minute events. But that doesn’t stop us from trying to nail down all the important dates throughout the year. This is most helpful for out-of-state Disneyland travelers who may not have the ease of visiting anytime. We’ve broken this down by month so that you can see what dates events are happening, how holidays fall into the mix, and be aware. Getting a handle on what will be happening while you’re on vacation, can help you plan better. Let’s dive in.

Note: Events labeled TENTATIVE TBD have not yet been formally announced. Date ranges are based on annual historical data. As Official Dates from Disneyland are confirmed this post will be updated. Check out What’s New at Disneyland for more details. 

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JANUARY 2024

Disneyland in January is most noted for the New Year’s Celebrations that take place at both Disneyland and California Adventure. with Mickey and Minnie dressed in their best outfits to celebrate a Disney Chinese New Year, the Lunar New Year’s Event brings new snacks, a parade, and merchandise. The animal for the Chinese Lunar New Year in 2024, is the Dragon, so we can expect to see Mushu from Mulan making an appearance in some way! 

January 1-3, 2024: Holiday Activities, Three King’s Day

January 1, 2024: New Year’s Day

January 8- March 21, 2024: Mickey’s Mix Magic Show

January 11- 14, 2024: runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon

Anaheim Ducks Day

January 13-17, 2024: Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend ( January 15, 2024)

January 15, 2024: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 23, 25, 30, 2024: Disneyland After Dark- Sweethearts’ Nite 

January 23- February 18, 2024: Lunar New Year Celebration

January 29, 2024: Disney Vacation Club DVC Moonlight Magic at Disney California Adventure Park

January 30, 2024: Pixar Place Hotel Opens Pixar Place Hotel at Disneyland Resort

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FEBRUARY 2024

February is all about Black History Month. As such Disney offers loads of musical appearances throughout Downtown Disney in the Celebrate Soulfully Event! This month also welcomes Valentine’s, and as Disneyland is such a hot spot for Valentine’s Day fun, and proposals, there are typically new snacks, and merchandise to celebrate the romantic season. 

January 8- March 21, 2024: Mickey’s Mix Magic Show

Feb. 1, 6, 8, 12 & 14, 2024: Disneyland After Dark- Sweethearts’ Nite

February 2, 2024: Magic Happens Parade Returns

February 9- February 13, 2024: NFL Pro Bowl Week (NFL Pro Bowl is February 11, 2024)

February 11, 2024: Super Bowl Sunday

February 11-15, 2024: Valentine’s Day ( February 14, 2024)

February 14, 2024: Valentine’s Day

February 16-20, 2024:  President’s Day Weekend ( February 19, 2024)

February 22- 23, 2024: Anaheim Ducks Days at Disney California Adventure Park

February 17, 24, 2024: Celebrate Gospel

February 19, 2024: President’s Day

February 11-17, 2024: Mardi Gras Week 

February 13, 2024: Fat Tuesday

February 14, 2024: Ash Wednesday

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MARCH 2024

One of the biggest events of the year, happening in California Adventure, is the Disneyland Food and Wine Festival! This festival brings new foods, cultural delights, and new snacks to the forefront. Find them at pop-up kitchens throughout the park. And be sure to check out the Disneyland Marketplace Food Kitchens before you go for the menus, and foods to find. 

January 8- March 21, 2024: Mickey’s Mix Magic Show

Egg-stravaganza at Disneyland Park

March 1- April 22, 2024 California Adventure Food and Wine Festival 

March 1-April 6, 2024: Spring Break from most high schools and colleges

March 5, 7, 2024: Disneyland After Dark: Disney Channel Nite

March 17, 2024: St. Patrick’s Day

March 22- April 14, 2024: Wondrous Journeys Parade 

March 29, 2024: Good Friday

March 31: Easter Sunday

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APRIL 2024

Most notable in April are the throwback nites, offered select nights, honoring all things classic. And much in the same vein, Dapper Day’s main events also happen in April. This includes the EXPO which highlights vendor booths, dancing, and bands, as well as the Spring outing, for guests to show off their dapper best. 

March 22- April 14, 2024: Wondrous Journeys Parade 

April 2, 2023: Chip and Dale’s Birthday

April 5- June 2, 2024: Star Wars Season of the Force

New Ahsoka Adventures at Star Tours

April 6-7, 2024: Dapper Day EXPO at Disneyland Hotel

April 7, 2024: Dapper Day Disneyland Spring Outing

April 15- 25, 2024: Mickey’s Mix Magic Show with Fireworks Select nights. 

April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, 2024: Disneyland After Dark Star Wars Nite

April 22, 2024: Earth Day

April 25- 28, 2024:  TENTATIVE Halfway to Halloween

April 26- August 4, 2024: Pixar Fest

Disneyland's Bucket List Rides

MAY 2024

May at Disneyland hosts Grad Nites, which are highly popular events and see loads of crowds on select nights. In addition to those evening events, there are also Star Wars and Cinco de Mayo events. Expect a variety of Star Wars merch, Star Wars snacks, and more as part of the fun. And for fans of Coco, Cinco de Mayo brings new snacks and merch too. 

April 26- August 4, 2024: Pixar Fest at Disneyland Park

May 2, 7 & 9, 2024: Disneyland After Dark Star Wars Nite 

May 4, 2024: Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be with You!

May 5, 2024: Cinco De Mayo

May 12, 2024: Mother’s Day

May 24, 2024: Fantasmic! Returns to Disneyland 

May 24-28, 2024: Memorial Day Weekend ( May 27, 2024)

May 27, 2024: Memorial Day

Disneyland Grad Nites

Snow White's Grotto at Disneyland

JUNE 2024

Summer is busy at Disneyland as many kids are out of school, as such the “events are minimal. June sees Black Music Month, featuring live performances at Downtown Disney, and Pride parades, events, and snacks. While the extra things at Disneyland Resort are limited, it’s still a great time to visit.  

April 26- August 4, 2024: Pixar Fest

Black Music Month at Disneyland Resort

June 18, 20, 2024: Disneyland After Dark Pride Nite. See 2024 Details for Pride Nite. 

June 1- August 31, 2024: runDisney Virtual Series

June 9, 2024: Donald Duck’s 90th Birthday

June 16, 2024: Father’s Day

JULY 2024

The biggest thing happening in July at Disneyland is the park’s official birthday. Often bringing special events, a parade, and snacks. There is also specialty merchandise honoring the park, and depending on the birthday year, may also include extra fanfare. 

April 26- August 4: Pixar Fest

July 3-9, 2024: Fourth of July Weekend ( July 4, 2024)

July 4, 2024: Independence Day

June 1- August 31, 2024: runDisney Virtual Series

July 17, 2024: Disneyland Birthday Celebrations

AUGUST 2024

Another summer month with minimal things to do, August usually sees the beginning of the refurbishment for the Haunted Mansion ride. As such, if you’re visiting Disneyland with the hopes of riding the Haunted Mansion, check the Disneyland website before you go. August also welcomes Disney Princess Week, which includes Princesses everywhere, new Princess Snacks, and special events and activities. 

April 26- August 4, 2024: Pixar Fest

June 1- August 31, 2024: runDisney Virtual Series

August 9-11, 2024: D23 EXPO 2024 at Anaheim Convention Center, California

August 18-24, 2024: TENTATIVE World Princess Week

August 23- October 31, 2024: Halloween Time at Disneyland

August 23- November 2, 2024:Haunted Mansion Holiday

August 23- November 2, 2024:  Plaza de la Familia

August 23- November 2, 2024: Oogie Boogie Bash

Halloween at Disneyland Resort

SEPTEMBER 2024

The beginning of Halloween season typically starts September 1st at Disneyland. With this comes the most magical time of year at the parks. If you’re visiting between September and December, get ready to be amazed! Beautiful decorations cover the park, new snacks arrive, and special events pop up. September includes the Nightmare Before Christmas takeover of Haunted Mansion, and Plaza de Familia, running through November. Plus the beginning of Fall and Halloween events. 

August 23- October 31, 2024: Halloween Time at Disneyland

August 23- November 2, 2024:Haunted Mansion Holiday

August 23- November 2, 2024:  Plaza de la Familia

August 23- November 2, 2024: Oogie Boogie Bash

September 5-8, 2024: Disneyland Halloween Half-Marathon Weekend

September 8- October 31, 2024: TENTATIVE Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit in Downtown Disney

August 30- September 3, 2024:  Labor Day Weekend ( September 2, 2024)

September 2, 2024: Labor Day

Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

OCTOBER 2024

Halloween at Disneyland Resort covers both parks in more ways than one! With Ride overlays, the Oogie Boogie Bash and Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit in Downtown Disney, and the arrival of Halloween treats, there is plenty to do! It’s a magical, and busy time of year, so be sure to avoid the Columbus Weekend if you’re looking for lower crowds. We recommend weekdays before 4 pm if you can manage it! Check out our Halloween at Disneyland posts for tips and details. 

August 23- October 31, 2024: Halloween Time at Disneyland

August 23- November 2, 2024:Haunted Mansion Holiday

August 23- November 2, 2024:  Plaza de la Familia

August 23- November 2, 2024: Oogie Boogie Bash

September 8- October 31, 2024: TENTATIVE Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit in Downtown Disney

October 3, 2024: Rosh Hashanah

October 12, 2024: Yom Kippur

October 11-15, 2024:  Columbus Day Weekend ( October 14, 2024)

October 14, 2024: Columbus Day

October 31, 2024: Halloween

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NOVEMBER 2024

Disneyland finishes up the fall season as soon as Thanksgiving arrives and shifts gears to Christmas. This month includes the beginning of the Holiday season, which means even the Disney Hotels get decorated. You can also count on new snacks, new holiday merchandise, and more. And as usual, avoid the holiday weekends if you want to stay out of the crowds! 

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Disneyland Park

November 2- 3, 2024: Dapper Day at Disneyland Resort

November 3, 2024: Dapper Day Fall Outing at Disneyland, CA.

November 5, 2024: Election Day

November 15, 2024 – January 7, 2025:  Holidays at Disneyland Resort

November 8-12, 2024: Veterans Day Weekend ( November 11, 2024)

November 18, 2024: Mickey and Minnie’s Birthday

Disney Festival of Holidays

November 24-30, 2024: Thanksgiving Week ( November 28, 2024)

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DECEMBER 2024

Christmas arrives at Disneyland right after Thanksgiving and offers up special parades, events, snacks, and merchandise. Be sure to browse the parks, and take in the decorations and ride overlays. Christmas at Disneyland is one of the best times to visit, but also the busiest! Be sure to check out our Disneyland at Christmas posts for tips and details. 

November 15, 2024 – January 7, 2025:  Holidays at Disneyland Resort

Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure

December 1- 31, 2004: runDisney Virtual 12Ks of Christmas

Candlelight Processional at Disneyland

December 18-31, 2024: Christmas Weeks

December 25, 2024: Christmas

December 31, 2024-January 1, 2025: New Year’s Celebrations

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JANUARY 2025

January 30- February 2, 2025:  Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Disneyland 2024 Calendar of Events

As you can see from this list, there is no shortage of things to do at Disneyland this year. From new festivals, and After Dark events, to classic things like Grad Nite, there is plenty to do. Check out our Disneyland Vacation Planning page for all the details, tips, and tricks! 

Disneyland Calendar of Events 2024.

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