Foodie Guide to the 2018 Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

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  1. dina444444

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    It’s BACK – Disney Festival of Holidays returns to Disney California Adventure park on Nov. 9 with music, dance, and diverse cultural festivities. You can also enjoy the Festive Foods Marketplace featuring 12 delicious destinations and lots of good cheer!

    I’ve put together this Foodie Guide with everything you need to know about this year’s marketplaces. If you’re like me, you’ll want to try every single one! You can even grab a Disney Festival of Holidays Tasting Passport at any of the marketplaces to guide you on your yummy holiday journey. As you visit each marketplace, get your passport stamped and when you’ve filled your passport, you’ll get a special completion stamp! How cool is that?

    Merry Mashups
    Food:

    • Turkey & Stuffing Tamale with Cranberry Relish
    • Lox & Everything Bagel Nachos
    • “Hot Cocoa” Marshmallow Macaron
    Beverages:

    • Sparkling Wine Punch with Chandon Brut, Sparkling Wine and Lime Sherbet
    • Holiday Punch with Lime Sherbet and Sprite (non-alcoholic)

    Winter Wonders
    Food:

    • Pumpkin Soup with Maple Cashew Cream
    • Chana Masala with Grilled Garlic Naan
    • Vanilla and Cranberry Trifle
    Beverages:

    • Pomegranate Lemonade (non-alcoholic)

    Brews & Bites
    Food:

    • Chorizo Queso Fundido with House-made Tortilla Chips
    Beverages:

    • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Paradise Rd, Pilsner
    • North Coast Brewing Co., Blue Star, Wheat
    • Brewery Ommegang, Rosetta, Aged Cherry Ale
    • Deschutes Brewery, Mirror Pond, Pale Ale
    • Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Boont, Amber Ale
    • Aftershock Brewing Co., Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Isomerizer, IPA
    • New Belgium Brewing Company, Accumulation, White IPA
    • Cigar City Brewing, Maduro, Brown Ale
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 9 Bonfires Blazing, Golden Stout
    • Legends Brewery, Cookies Galore, Chocolate Cookie Milk Stout
    Festive Progressive Flight:

    • Figueroa Mountain Paradise Rd Pilsner
    • Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale
    • Karl Strauss Isomerizer IPA
    • Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale
    Flavors of the Season Flight

    • Ommegang Rosetta Cherry Ale
    • Aftershock Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale
    • Karl Strauss 9 Bonfires Blazing Golden Stout
    • Legends Cookies Galore Milk Stout

    Favorite Things
    Food:

    • Holiday Ham Shanks with Brown Sugar-Pineapple Glaze
    • Reuben Potato Tots with Russian Dressing and Rye Toast
    Beverages:

    • Cranberry Sangria with Lime Garnish
    • Eggnog Cocktail with Whipped Cream and Nutmeg Dusting

    Holiday Duets
    Food:

    • Curry Cauliflower Soup with Braised Lamb and Mintchurri
    • Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage
    • Holiday Mickey and Minnie Cookies
    Beverages:

    • Ballast Point Brewing Company, Spruce Tip Sculpin, IPA
    • Warm Peppermint Chocolate Float with Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Crumbles

    Visions of Sugarplums
    Special Offering:

    • Sweet Dreams and Milk – Horizon Organic Lowfat Milk and Choice of Dessert
    Food:

    • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
    • White Chocolate Cranberry Blondie
    • Eggnog Wreath Éclair with White Chocolate Icing
    • Horchata Fudge
    Beverages:

    • Warm Bourbon Cider with House-made Bourbon-infused Marshmallow
    • S’mores Frozen Chocolate Milk with House-made Toasted Marshmallow-infused Whipped Cream, Graham Cracker Crumble and Chocolate Drizzle (non-alcoholic)
    • Horizon Organic Lowfat Milk

    Blissfully Braised
    Food:

    • Braised Pork Belly Adobo with Garlic Fried Rice
    • Cornbread Cakes with Braised Collard Greens and Smoked Bacon Gravy
    Beverages:

    • Blood Orange Ginger Mule with a Rosemary Sprig

    Grandma’s Recipes
    Food:

    • Beef Pot Roast on a Potato Roll with Horseradish Cream
    • Candied Yams with Marshmallow Cream and Toasted Pecans
    • Gingerbread Mickey
    Beverages:

    • Wyder’s Cider, Hard Pear Cider
    • Towne Park Brew Co, Gose Fresca
    • Avery Brewing, White Rascal, Belgian-Style White Ale
    • Smog City Brewing Co., Snugglebug, Sour Blonde Ale
    • Merry Cherry Pineapple Punch with Red Maraschino Cherries (non-alcoholic)
    Tart & Fruity Flight:

    • Pear – Wyder’s Cider, Hard Pear Cider
    • Watermelon, Lime, Hibiscus & Cayenne – Towne Park Brew Co, Gose Fresca
    • Orange – Avery Brewing, White Rascal, Belgian-Style White Ale
    • Boysenberry & Raspberry – Smog City Brewing Co., Snugglebug, Sour Blonde Ale

    Spicy Celebrations
    Food:

    • Nashville Hot Fried Turkey with Dill Pickles
    • Jalapeño Latkes with Chipotle Crema
    • Chocolate Chipotle Pot de Crème
    Beverages:

    • Pomegranate Margarita with Chipotle-smoked Sea Salt Half-Rim

    A Twist on Tradition
    Food:

    • Pozole Rojo Beef with Hominy Polenta
    • “Chicken-less” Mole with Spanish Rice
    • Black Forest Yule Log
    Beverages:

    • Winter Michelada with Modelo Negra and Brown Sugar Rim
    • Modelo Negra, Dark Lager

    Winter Sliderland
    Food:

    • Roasted Turkey Slider with Cranberry Sauce
    • Holiday Stuffing Mac & Cheese
    • Milk Chocolate Candy Cane Pot de Crème
    Beverages:

    • Frosty Frosé with Fleurs de Prairie Rosé, Blue Curaçao, and White Cranberry Juice served frozen with Mint Sprig
    • Oskar Blues Brewery, Old Chub, Scotch Ale

    Making Spirits Bright
    Beverages:

    • Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
    • Baileyana, Firepeak, Chardonnay, Edna Valley
    • Bartenura, Moscato, Italy
    • MacMurray Ranch Estate, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
    • Joel Gott, Zinfandel, California
    • Rodney Strong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
    • Chandon, Sparkling Wine, Brut, California
    Mimosa Flight:

    • Pomegranate Mimosa
    • Pear Mimosa
    • White Cranberry Mimosa
    White Wine Flight:

    • Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
    • Baileyana, Firepeak, Chardonnay, Edna Valley
    • Bartenura, Moscato, Italy
    Red Wine Flight:

    • MacMurray Ranch Estate, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
    • Joel Gott, Zinfandel, California
    • Rodney Strong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
    In addition, available for all guests is the Sip and Savor Pass, which gives you the opportunity to taste your way through your choice of eight different dishes or non-alcoholic beverages from participating Festive Food Marketplaces. This pass can be purchased at various locations throughout the park, including Festival Merchandise Carts, Seaside Souvenirs, Kingswell Camera Shop, and Rushin’ River Outfitters.

    This special holiday festival runs through Jan. 8. For more information on Disney Festival of Holidays as well as Holidays at Disneyland Resort, check out the Disneyland Resort website.




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  2. StarlitNight05

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    I was just about to post this! So exciting!!! :santa:

    It looks like the Sip and Savor pass will be for everyone now too! That's awesome since I don't have an AP this year. Does anyone recall if you can purchase it with a Disney gift card?
     
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  4. Narnian_Princess

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    Do we know what’s “officially” vegetarian yet or will we not know until the 9th? Everything at Winter Wonders looks like it *should* be, but then again I’m always surprised by what they’ll put bacon or chicken broth in.
     
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  5. Elsaspiritanimal

    Elsaspiritanimal I am Groot.

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    Do they ever do a soft opening? I'm going to be there on Nov 8th and I don't want to wait until I'm back in December to try all the food! :)
     
  6. wowsmom

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    Here's my list of must-tries :)

    This makes me sad - they made it peppermint this year. Last year, we bought this twice and even made it at home but we aren't fans of mint. :(
     
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  7. Tink1987

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    So excited for some of my favourites to return and new things. Can’t wait to purchase the Sip and Savour pass again, the lanyard makes a lovely souvenir as well.
     
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  8. ahale08

    ahale08 Earning My Ears

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    This will be our first time going during the Holidays since 2011. Can someone please explain the Sip and Savour pass? Thank you!
     
  9. dina444444

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    It’s a lanyard with either 6 or 8 tear offs to be redeemed for one item each at the different booths and it can be used for all food and beverage except for alcohol. Usually it works out that you save money if your going to buy the more expensive dishes.
     
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    They did last year! Not all the booths but a few were offering things the day before opening.
     
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    Since it sounds like the Sip and Savor pass is now available to everyone, I wonder if annual passholders can get an AP discount on it???
     
  12. dina444444

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    I don’t know if they will this year because of PTN still running through the 7th they may not bring the booths out until overnight between the 7th-8th.
     
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    TINA BAILEY Earning My Ears

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    Anyone know what past prices on the Sip and Savor were and if there are restrictions on sharing a pass?
     
  14. SOCALMouseMommy

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    I want to say they were about $45? And I think you got eight tabs. You couldn’t buy alcohol or anything that came with a souvenir.
     
  15. TINA BAILEY

    TINA BAILEY Earning My Ears

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    Thanks!
     
  16. longtimedisneylurker

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    They were $45 each. You got eight tabs. Alcohol was excluded. In the past, they have been for AP holders only but could be shared by multiple people so long as an AP was shown when redeeming the tabs, so I'm guessing they will still be shareable now that they are available to all.
     
  17. Karenann*

    Karenann* Wishing upon a Star...

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    Where are all these different food kiosks located? Is there a map to know where to look for them?
     
  18. dina444444

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    There will be a map and they are typically located on the parade cooridoor starting just past carthay circle and heading up to about jumping jellyfish.
     
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    There is a map but the Festival of Holidays kiosks are pretty much all in one area down the main DCA path between basically Carthay Circle and the bridge to the pier. There's a couple farther down the path but that's mostly it. It's not something you have to go searching at various spots for special offerings but rather carts that are added along this path (they also use them for the Food & Wine Festival).

    Disney Parks Blog did release the list of special seasonal offerings at the regular food places today as well and I see lots of delicious looking items on that list too. I hope they have a little printed guide to these items in the park like they did for Pixar Fest. We're going to have some tough decisions in a week or so when DD13 I go!
     
  20. rentayenta

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    Well it looks like all date nights this winter will be at DCA! :woohoo:
     
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    Karenann* Wishing upon a Star...

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    Thank you!
     

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