PHOTO TOUR: A Very Merry CARS LAND Christmas at Disney California Adventure

Cars Land in Disney California Adventure is a sight to behold any day of the year, but step inside the town of Radiator Springs during the holidays and you’ll quickly discover that your four-wheeled hosts know how to deck their halls!  From one-of-a-kind Christmas trees at every turn, to countless yards of garland and lights, their unique holiday decorations are just as beautifully detailed as their town.  So pour yourself a cup of yummy hot cocoa, turn up those holiday tunes, and let’s take a drive through the Ornament Valley.

This adorable snowman happily greets guests outside the main entrance into Cars Land.

This adorable snowman happily greets guests outside the main entrance into Cars Land.

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This once sleepy town is bustling during the holidays.

 

Day or night, the decorations look spectacular.  If you’re planning a trip out to see them for yourself, I’d recommend trying to plan your day so that you can see it both in the daylight, and again lit up at night, if possible.

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree

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Mater’s tree is appropriately fashioned out of tires, complete with a spark plug topper!

Fillmore's Taste In has received a gloriously groovy makeover

Fillmore’s Taste-In has received a gloriously groovy makeover.

Even Sarge's Christmas decorations are patriotic.

Sarge’s unrelenting patriotism carries through even in his Christmas decorations.

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Sarge's tree

Sarge’s red, white & blue tree.

Orange you glad it's Christmas? (Yep, I went there)

Orange you glad it’s Christmas? (Yep, I went there)

While I can't say I'd ever have a use for them, those itty bitty cone lights are pretty cute (those are new this year).

While I can’t say I’d ever have a use for them, those itty bitty cone lights are pretty darn cute.

I could spend hours admiring the details in this adorable Cozy Cone gingerbread display!  I find something new every time I see it!

I could spend hours admiring the details in this adorable miniature Cozy Cone Motel gingerbread display!

Santa Mater and Lightning McQueen (sans holiday accoutrement) greet guests outside the office of the Cozy Cone Motel

Santa Mater and Lightning McQueen (sans holiday accoutrement) greet guests outside the office of the Cozy Cone Motel

Cozy Cone tree all lit up

Cozy Cone tree all lit up

Radiator Springs Curios

Radiator Springs Curios

Here it is! Because why wouldn't there be a tree made out of Route 66 signs?

Here it is! Because why wouldn’t there be a tree made out of Route 66 signs?

Flo's V8 Cafe looks prettier than ever.

Flo’s V8 Cafe looks prettier than ever.

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Christmas in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure (8)

Oil can tree

Oil can tree

Flo's girls pose around one of the many Christmas trees found inside.

Flo’s girls pose around one of the many Christmas trees found inside.

Across the way at Ramone's Body Shop, he's boasting even more holiday flair this year, with new purple trees over each entrance.

Across the way at Ramone’s Body Shop, he’s boasting more holiday flair this year with new purple trees over each entrance.

Inside Ramone's, even the ornaments have one-of-a-kind paint jobs!

Inside, even the ornaments have one-of-a-kind paint jobs!

Luigi's Leaning Tower of Tires has been magically transformed into one of the tallest trees in the park!

Luigi’s Leaning Tower of Tires has been magically transformed into one of the tallest trees in the park!

Luigi's Flying Tires after dark.

Luigi’s Flying Tires after dark.

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Last, but certainly not least, even Stanley has gotten into the holiday spirit.  Greeting folks outside of the Radiator Springs Courthouse.

Last, but certainly not least, even Stanley has gotten into the holiday spirit greeting folks outside of the Radiator Springs Courthouse.

One last look, all lit up.

One last look, all lit up.

 

We hope you enjoyed this virtual tour through Radiator Springs dressed up in its holiday finest.  Let us know in the comments if there are other photo tours you’d like to see from the Disneyland Resort.   For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on Twitter and “like” our Facebook page, too.

About Chrysty Summers

Growing up in southern California, Disneyland has always been a staple for my family. Today, my husband and I spend most of our free time at the parks, where you can usually find us soaking up the atmosphere of Buena Vista Street in California Adventure. We also love traveling to Walt Disney World as often as we can, especially during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival in the Fall! Find me on Twitter @PenelopePeach for live updates from around the parks.