The start of the year brings lots of fun and events for the Downtown Disney area. The holiday months have just ended, and the beginning of the year often brings new fun and excitement to the Disney and Downtown Disney areas. From the New Year’s Day parades at the Disneyland Park and beyond, January is fun and hot at the Downtown Disney shopping and entertainment area.

January 1st brings the New Years’s Day parades and parties for the Downtown Disney area. Those looking for the most fun can schedule a special evening at one of the famous Downtown Disney restaurants and celebrate it the right way. Over at Disneyland, the Napa Rose restaurant holds a famous dinner for those looking for lavish times at Disneyland.

Right after New Year’s Day at Downtown Disney, the Downtown Disney will be celebrating Dia De Reyes, or Three Kings Day, and the Mexican holiday of children receiving gifts is celebrated traditionally in the area from January 4-6. The park and Downtown Disney have celebrated it for years, and it brings together the Hispanic and Mexican cultures into a great party and fun time.

Those who love to exercise and run a half marathon will find the Tinker Bell Half Marathon something to set their targets on. The Tinker Bell Half Marathon is held in the Disney area from January 17-19th, 2014, and a series of inspired events celebrate the half marathon. From the Family 5K, to a kids run, to a 13.1 mile run that runs around the Downtown Disney and beyond, it gets the area with a ton of people and is a ton of fun.

Towards the end of January, Downtown Disney celebrates Mardi gras, which is the New Orleans and Cajun inspired holiday. Disney characters, street performers, and wild and delicious food fill the streets of Disney and Downtown Disney. The restaurants of Downtown Disney will be having dinner specials and jazz events during the dates of January 18-21, and 25-27, and then later into February 1-3 and 7-12. Special music performances and meet and greet sessions will be available as well.

Two major concerts during the January month at Downtown Disney are on the schedule over at the House of Blues featuring Aaron Carter, Led Zepagain, and the Gospel Brunch held Sundays at the House of Blues. These concerts among many others are held nightly at the House of Blues, which has rocking sounds and dinner specials for guests of the Disney and Downtown Disney area. Numerous promotions are held near the House of Blues area as well, and often times day of concert ticket specials are held for those looking for a last minute concert ticket.

January might be right after the holidays, but it is a fun filled month at Downtown Disney. Between a half marathon, the Mexican Dia De Reyes, and Mardi Gras, the area is rocking and welcomes all guests during January at Downtown Disney.