Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Holidays at Disneyland, Pt. 2

Merry Christmas from Daveland; in between baking pies, cranberry sauce, and heating up the ham, I am posting a few images from the December 1967 Fantasy on Parade, beginning with the Toy Soldiers marching down Main Street. Coming up behind the Soldiers is none other than Santa Claus himself, surrounded by some of those silly reindeer that Kevin Kidney loves so much!

One of my favorite holiday traditions at Disneyland is the Candlelight Processional. Unfortunately, I was not near a computer this year when tickets went on sale, so I missed this year’s event. Few holiday programs can get you in the spirit like this one. Here’s an image of Cary Grant presiding over the festivities at Disneyland; he was the narrator in 1973 & 1974.

Meanwhile, over in Orlando (gotta’ give a little equal time for those Imaginerding fellers!), here are a few images from their 1983 Christmas Parade. Sharp-eyed readers will notice Kevin Kidney’s silly reindeer. Apparently they prefer Florida’s climate to SoCal’s.

Back to the kitchen! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! See more vintage & current Disneyland Christmas/Holiday photos at my regular website.


Major Pepperidge said...

Merry Christmas to you, Dave; thanks for all of the "presents" all year long!

Matterhorn1959 said...

Happy Holidays! Thanks for all the goodness you post all year long!

Kyle said...

Nice pics of the parades Dave! I also really enjoyed the ones you posted yesterday. The decorations look awesome this year. One of these days, I'd like to visit Disneyland during the Holidays & see all of this in person. Sounds like your dinner is going to be yummers; save me a piece of pie! Merry Christmas to you & yours and thank you for all the fun you provide every day! May Peace & Joy be with us all everywhere!

outsidetheberm said...

Merry Christmas, Dave. Thanks for all your great posts. Much appreciated.

Chris Jepsen said...

Was Cary Grant trying to look like Ray Bradbury during the 1970s, or was it the other way around?

Thanks for another great post, Dave.

Merry Christmas!

Kevin Kidney said...

Merry Christmas,Dave, and hooray for the silly reindeer!

Boy, you are right, Chris. Cary Grant was certainly channeling Ray Bradbury that night! ( Has Bradbury ever hosted Candlelight? He would have been amazing.)