It’s no secret that I love the Holidays on Buena Vista Street. Last year was the first year the Holidays were celebrated on Buena Vista Street, a mere six months after the debut of the 1930’s Los Angeles era ‘land’ at Disney California Adventure.
Disney did an excellent job recreating a representation of what Christmas of a bygone era may have looked like in Los Angeles. Red Car Trolleys adorned with garland, period specific decor and bell-ringing carolers. Carthay Circle featured a 50 foot-tall Christmas tree, decorated with shimmering gold garland and vintage inspired ornaments. Around the tree, guests could find tin toys and a steaming train. Just around the corner at Elias & Co., the main department store on Buena Vista Street, guests could look in the windows and see modest holiday displays and visit with Santa Claus inside. The entire atmosphere was brought together with a 1920’s and 30’s holiday music loop which filled the street with jazz, swing and holiday orchestra music.
Below you’ll find links to the Buena Vista Street Holiday Music Loop on Amazon. The music is available for purchase so that you can enjoy a Buena Vista Street holiday anytime! If you choose to purchase using the links below you’ll also be supporting DlandLive. We make a small commission off each purchase and it doesn’t cost you any extra! Additionally I’ve added a Spotify playlist as well that you can listen to and enjoy right here on this page!
- Winter Weather – Benny Goodman
- Dig That Crazy Santa Claus – Ralph Marterie
- I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Red Norvo & His Orchestra
- Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells – Fats Waller
- Meet Me Under The Mistletoe – Dick Robertson
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Woody Herman
- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Bing Crosby
- Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
- I Told Santa Claus to Bring Me You – Bernie Cummins And His Orchestra
- Winter Wonderland – Alan Kane, Lew Stone & His Band
- Winter Wonderland – Ted Weems & His Orchestra
- Frosty The Snowman – Jan Garber and His Orchestra
- Jingle Bells – Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
- What Will Santa Claus Say? – Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang
- Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Bing Crosby
- Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Les Brown
- Jingle Bells – Bing Crosby
- Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Woody Herman
It remains to be seen what changes Dave Caranci, head of the Disneyland Resort Enhancement Team, will have in store for this year’s Holiday season. Last year, during my brief stint writing for MousePlanet, I was fortunate enough to take part in a behind-the-scenes tour with Dave who made mention of additions for the following year, but wouldn’t elaborate for us who were curious. Besides, the majority of what Dave wanted to share was on Cars Land which received most of the tour’s attention. Cars Land was a huge hit last Holiday season as well.
The Buena Vista Street Holiday decorations are a small part of the Holiday Season at the Disneyland Resort. Disney California Adventure continues to grow in this post-makeover era. World of Color is receiving a complete holiday overlay this year. The new version World of Color – Winter Dreams is set for a November 15 debut. The Three Caballeros: Donald Duck, Panchito Pistoles and Jose Carioca will celebrate ¡Viva Navidad! with dancing, music and more. Across the Esplanade, Disneyland will bring back all the favorites. Main Street garland, holiday loop and a 60-foot Christmas tree will return. Decor throughout Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Toontown and Critter Country. “it’s a small world” Holiday will return with a new projection show on the facade every 15 minutes. And of course the classics, “A Christmas Fantasy” parade and “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks will return with snow! Also new for this year, “Jingle Cruise”. The witty skippers at the Jungle Cruise have grown homesick and have decorated the boat house and their boats for the season.
It all starts November 12, 2013 (World of Color Winter Dreams starts on the 15th) and runs through January 6, 2014!
What are you looking forward to the most this Holiday Season?
Let’s discuss it below in the comments!