Disneyland® Paris reveals incredible offerings for 2021 Christmas season, with the return of must-see shows and a brand-new Christmas Parade

What better place than Disneyland® Paris to celebrate the end of the year together? Disneyland Paris is preparing a program full of surprises for the holiday season, including a brand-new Christmas parade during the day that transforms at night* with even more sparkle and shine, as well as the return of Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine events. Disneyland Paris will also celebrate the return of nighttime spectacular Disney Illuminations on December 21, along with The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands returning as early as this October. The magic of Disneyland Paris will shine bright to close out 2021!

* Except on certain days when the new Christmas parade will only be presented during the daytime.

A Sparkling Christmas Season Takes Over Disneyland Paris, from November 13, 2021 to January 9, 2022

Why wait until the end of December when you can celebrate Christmas in November? Be it with your family, friends or loved ones, what’s important is sharing this special time together.

As of November 13, Disneyland Paris will be decked out in the magic of Christmas for every guest to celebrate with holiday cheer! In Disneyland Park, Guests will be welcomed by a majestic tree glittering with a thousand lights on Main Street, U.S.A., leading them to Sleeping Beauty Castle. The snowflake on the cake? It will snow more than 12 times a day on Main Street, U.S.A.!

For this special and long-awaited Christmas, Guests will find many iconic Disney Characters dressed in their finest holiday attire – Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Stitch, not to mention Santa Claus* himself, adding to the magic of the season in both Disney Parks.

* Santa Claus will be present at Disneyland Paris through December 25.

“Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!”, a Burst of Magic to Celebrate Winter

Disneyland Paris teams have secretly been developing “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!” over the past several years and are now happy to present this brand-new parade that will put a sparkle in everyone’s eyes for Christmas!

The parade is composed of five gigantic floats, featuring not only Mickey and his friends, but also Disney Princesses and Santa Claus, accompanied by Tinkerbell.

Each of these floats will represent an idyllic Christmas scene with traditional decorations and parade performers will be dressed in luminous costumes specially designed for the occasion.


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“This new Parade is a surprise because there is a daytime version and it becomes a new show come nightfall with hundreds of thousands of lights that illuminate these floats and tell a new story,” said Emanuel Lenormand, Show Director at Disneyland Paris.

With daily performances, a truly dazzling show awaits Guests throughout this season at Disneyland Park!

Decorations Inspired by the Heart of Christmas Magic

Disneyland Paris will welcome its Guests in an enchanting décor makes the ideal backdrop for capturing magical moments with the click of a camera, especially with several Disney Characters decked in their Christmas attire at photo locations in both Parks.

Christmas decorations at Disneyland Paris …

7km of garlands in the two Parks and on the Christmas trees

11,604 Christmas ornaments

78 real Christmas trees

A majestic tree 24 meters high and 24 tons, with more than 1,000 decorative objects

More than 37,000 flowers planted over four days by the Horticulture teams

200 new costumes were produced for Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!

Savour the magic of Christmas through our immersive Disneyland Paris restaurant offerings. Guests will not only be able to feast on a wide variety of seasonal dishes such as stuffed turkey or Christmas Yule Log as well as vegan selections including pumpkin and chestnut soup or pan-fried spelt with asparagus and morel mushrooms***. Additionally, Guests can enjoy a selection of delicacies that are both tasty and utterly “Instagrammable,” such as Minnie’s Christmas tartlet, gingerbread trees, and “Olaf’choc’o’neige”, a hot beverage with banana puree and whipped cream. Guests will also be able to enjoy cocktails with or without alcohol in the colors of the holidays at resort bars.

*** Availability depending on restaurants.

Disney Hotels will also be decked out in their winter coats to welcome Guests into a uniquely enchanting Disney Christmas atmosphere featuring festive decorations, photo opportunities with Disney Characters and restaurant and shopping offerings. Guests will also be able to book a selection of rooms specially decorated and with surprise gift packages for both adults and kids for Christmas at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel and Disney’s Newport Bay Club.

Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine*** on December 24 and December 31

To celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Disneyland Paris presents Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine**** on December 24 and December 31, plus brunches on December 25 and January 1. This unique experience will invite Guests to enjoy exceptional menus in the restaurants of Disney Parks and Disney Hotels. To celebrate the transition to the New Year, Guests who have booked a Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine at Disneyland Park will also have access to the New Year’s Eve party to enjoy a selection of attractions and encounter Disney Characters.

**** Detailed program and ticket sales on www.disneylandparis.com

A Real-Life Christmas Catalogue

What better place than Disneyland Paris to purchase your Christmas gifts, decorations and festive outfits? Head to the many stores in the Park offering a wide selection of Christmas products including tree decorations, plush toys, electric trains, fashionable items and more. Here is our selection of 6 top products and iconic Christmas offerings which will arrive in Emporium, La Boutique du Château, Walt Disney Studios Store, World of Disney and Flora’s Unique Boutique throughout the holiday season!

  1. Replica of the lead float from the new “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!” as a collector’s item (159€)
  2. New Holiday Spirit Jersey, a perfect fit for the upcoming the holiday season to celebrate with the magic of Disneyland Paris (60€)
  3. Forest-inspired Christmas ornaments designed by the Disneyland Paris teams (from 8€)
  4. The must-have accessory from Disneyland Paris: Minnie’s ears headband, available in a gold edition for the holidays (22,99€)
  5. Traditional Advent Calendar filled with chocolates, which opens like a book and takes on a traditional winter scene with Mickey, Minnie and Friends (20€)
  6. New tea Advent Calendar to relax by the fire with a nice hot cup of tea like Mickey, Minnie and Pluto. Each of the 24 boxes contains teas and infusions of plants and spices with organic essential oils (20€)

Did you know?

Most of the Christmas ornaments and decorations sold in stores are imagined by a team of designers at Disneyland Paris. This in-house expertise is sought out by Guests not only during the holiday season, but also throughout the year – most notably at La Boutique du Château – with more than 200 Christmas ítems available.

Christmas Gift Idea: Give Your Loved Ones the Disneyland Paris Experience

An original and magical gift idea, offer your loved ones a dream experience at our Resort. Park tickets, Annual Passes and even stays in a Disney Hotel – everything you need to create a memorable adventure! All options available for purchase on  disneylandparis.com.

Christmas season enriched with iconic shows making a comeback at Disneyland Paris

During the Christmas season, Disneyland Paris guests can enjoy an even richer experience thanks to the return of fan favorite show The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands in October. The icing on the cake: nighttime spectacular, Disney Illuminations, will be making its comeback on December 21.

Nighttime spectacular Disney Illuminations returns on December 21

The magic of Disneyland Paris will shine brightly with the return of Disney Illuminations. This show features state-of-the-art technology and incorporates sounds, lights, projections, fountains and breathtaking pyrotechnic effects. Every night, against the backdrop of the Castle, Mickey takes guests on a captivating journey, following in the footsteps of heroes from animated masterpieces. He transports the audience to a dimension where the stories of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Little Mermaid and Frozen as well as Disney and Pixar’s, Finding Nemo come to life. Guests will also witness an incredible naval battle featuring the Black Pearl, the legendary ship of Captain Jack Sparrow followed by a sequence of “live action images” featuring the Millennium Falcon, TIE Fighters and Stormtroopers that will delight Star Wars fans.

The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands returns on October 23

The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands will make its roaring return to Disneyland Park on October 23, 2021. This 30-minute show was created especially for Disneyland Paris. With impressive choreography and original costumes, the adventures of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Timon and Pumbaa are brought to life by singers, dancers, acrobats and percussionists. Daily performances will take place at Disneyland Park’s Frontierland Theater. Re-orchestrated by Disneyland Paris, guests can (re)experience The Lion King with every favorite moment and all of the legendary music.

Some experiences, shows or events will not be available or may be modified depending on the evolution of the health and safety measures and recommendations from public authorities. Guests can visit disneylandparis.com for the most recent updates All the events, shows, attractions and animations mentioned might also be modified, delayed, cancelled or closed without advance notice and they are subject of climatic conditions.

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