Monday, November 17, 2014

A Disney Christmas

Welcome to day one of Disney week here at A Little Fancifully! I was blessed to have the opportunity to spend three days at Disneyland last week, and while I may be back from vacation I'm not quite ready to give up the magic just yet. November 13th was Disney's official kick-off of their Christmas celebrations, but even before that the park was festooned with holiday wonder. From giant trees fully trimmed with twinkling lights and ornaments to little details that are easy to miss if you're not paying attention. Disneyland has it all.

My favorite part of going to Disneyland is honestly just the simple joy of being in the park. Sitting on a bench outside of the castle and watching the world go by. Sitting on a curb to wait for the parade and running into a dear local friend who also happened to be visiting with her mom. Meeting up with an online friend (shout out to Jesse from delighted), who was so sweet and lovely, and getting to know her better. Being dazzled by the fireworks. Stepping into the park feels like you've stepped into another time. As crowded as it can be, every moment feels special and wonderful.

As a fan of parades in general, I was even more excited to see the Christmas Fantasy parade this year. This was my second trip to Disneyland at Christmastime as an adult, but my first time watching the parade. It certainly didn't disappoint. Princesses in their royal finery, gingerbread houses complete with dancing gingerbread men, and even Santa himself. There's something magical about getting swept up with the energy of the parade, with the children all waving excitedly to greet their favorite characters.

Now that I'm home and mostly unpacked it's been fun reliving the magic through photos. I'm determined that this time I will actually get these photos printed, but in the meantime I will be queuing them up over on my Tumblr under the tag 'a disney christmas'.

Do you have a favorite Disney holiday moment? Check back on Wednesday to see my top five tips for making the most of your time at Disneyland.

1 comment :

  1. Gah! I've never been to Disneyland during the holidays, so I've never gotten to see all of this magic in person. Seeing these photos definitely make me want to aim to maybe go at some point this year or next!

    Sara //