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The Best Theme Park Christmas Events for 2013

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It’s time to deck the halls! All around the country major theme parks are celebrating the holidays with their own twist. Whether you’re heading to a park in Florida, California, or somewhere in between, travelers this holiday season will be greeted with decorations, treats, lights and more. Keep reading for the best theme park Christmas events going on in 2013. 



Adding to their normal holiday magic of parades, treats, light shows and more, both Disneyland and Disney World will be turning the Jungle Cruise into the Jingle Cruise. Starting November 15, Disney’s California Adventure will transform the World of Color into a holiday-themed extravaganza.

Although you’re in for some seasonal fun, you might want to schedule your holiday trip when you won’t spend most of your time waiting in line. Historic attendance trends for Disneyland and Disney World say that Christmas week through New Year’s Day is one of the busiest times for both parks during the year. In contrast, the weeks following Thanksgiving weekend and prior to Christmas have some of the lowest park attendance for the year. Christmas themed events at Disneyland run November 12 and run through January 6. Post New Year’s Day at both parks is also on the lighter side of attendance. Instead of being a first comer to the holiday magic, catch the tail end of the celebration. You’ll get all of the same excitement with less wait time.