We we’re so excited to go to the Disney Festival of Holidays this year because last year we had an amazing time. California Adventure Park hosts this fun celebration that has food, drinks, music and more to celebrate all the different holidays of the season from different cultures. The Festival of Holidays runs Nov. 9th-Jan 8th. This year did not disappoint. There were a few of the same menu items that we loved and got again, and we also tried some new things! I honestly want to go and do it again because there are so many more things that I wanted to try! You can purchase a lanyard where you can get 8 items from any of the stands for $49 if you are an annual pass holder, or $54 for non pass holders. One lanyard is perfect for two people to share.
I highly recommend you give this a try! If you love food, Disneyland, and the holiday season, this is a must!
Now let’s get to the important part… the food!
Turkey and stuffing tamale- It was good, not great. It wasn’t that flavorful, but it definitely gave us the Thanksgiving feels.
Braised Pork Belly Adobo with Garlic Fried Rice- Amazing! Super flavorful and tender, and the rice was just so garlicy and delicious. Possibly the best thing we ate.
Nashville Hot Fried Turkey with Dill Pickles- The turkey was a tad dry, but the flavor and spice were perfect.
Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Crema- This was definitely one of my favorites. They were super crispy and spicy, and the crema and apple chips were perfect on top.
Beef Pot Roast on a Potato Roll- I wasn’t expecting to love this because it had a horseradish cream sauce on top but it was delicious! The horseradish flavor was super subtle. I could have eaten many more of these lol.
Chorizo Queso Fundido with House-made Tortilla Chips- This was a repeat from last year but we just loved it and had to get it again! Who doesn’t love a good cheese dip with chips?! We got a couple of the beers at the “Brews and Bites” stand that went perfectly with this one.
Holiday Ham Shanks- This was just okay. It was kinda dry and really sweet. Not my favorite.
Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage- This was good! The grits were super creamy and the shrimp and sausage had good flavor.
I have a feeling we will be back to try some more of the many delicious looking items they have on the menu 🙂 Again, this is a must try if you haven’t been before!
Thanks so much for reading!