TWINKLY PLACE UPS THE TWINKLE: Saunter into Disneyland on a May morning and you're going to come across a notable amount of glitter, and sparkle, and shiny details, and an eye-pleasing assortment of spectacles. That's the way the world's best-known theme park likes it, and that's the way it appears to visitors on any day of the calendar. But along about early November, that overall twinkle gets upped, and if you can't imagine such a thing could be possible, well, consider that we're talking about a place with its own wishing well (in other words, true magic is afoot). Wreaths, and bows, and ornaments, and thousands of lights dot the already picturesque buildings and lampposts, lending The Happiest Place on Earth some seasonal sugar (and how). It isn't long between the close of Halloween at the resort, though, before the wreaths and lights are on full display: Holidays at the Disneyland Resort debuts less than two weeks after Oct. 31, on Thursday, Nov. 10.
THE 2016 EVENTS... have been released, and, as is tradition, the "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" Skellington-esque decorations around the Haunted Mansion will serve as a blithe-laden bridge between the spooky season and the yuletide. "World of Color — Season of Light" is the awesome aquatic show over at Disney California Adventure (yep, it is opening just in time for the holidays), while Festival of Holidays, also at Disney California Adventure, will include 14 themed festival marketplaces and a host of musical performances that pay tribute to traditions near and far. Will Sleeping Beauty's Castle appear in its ice-lovely Winter Castle garb? You can count on it. Will it's a small world seemingly shimmer with all of the tiny bulbs to be found in Orange County? That's the impressive effect. And shall the Jingle Cruise return? It sure will. For more peeks into the Nov. 10, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017 Disneyland doings, don your mouse ears and make your merry way here.