Show Spotlight: Dickens Yuletide Band

“We wish you a merry Christmas…”

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What is the Dickens Yuletide Band?

The Dickens Yuletide Band is a brass band on Main Street, U.S.A. that performs during the holidays at Disneyland Park. The musicians wear Victorian style outfits as they play Christmas carols (hence the name).

Their musical selections tend towards the traditional. When I stopped to watch them last week, they played “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing”, “Silent Night”, “Carol of the Bells” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”.

Who are the performers?

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This group of half a dozen musicians play various brass instruments from tuba to trumpet, along with a drummer.

When and where can I find them?

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The Dickens Yuletide Band performs throughout the holiday season up and down Main Street, U.S.A. I generally find them playing in front of the stores.

Check the daily Entertainment Times Guide or the Disneyland app for show times.

Why spotlight them?

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One of many reasons to enjoy Christmas Time at the Disneyland Resort is the proliferation of Christmas music everywhere. From carolers at the hotels to the Dapper Dans, there are plenty of chances to hear folks singing Christmas carols. However, what makes the Dickens Yuletide Band special is the chance to simply enjoy the instrumental versions of these holiday favorites as they add period atmosphere to the park. And no one will stop you if you want to sing along anyway!

Have you enjoyed the musical stylings of the Dickens Yuletide Band? What is your favorite song to hear performed at Christmas Time?

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