With the return of iconic entertainment, an awe-inspiring drone show, delicious food options with the Chalets Gourmands, the Christmas season – now until January 8th, 2023 – is even more magical for guests of all ages as part of Disneyland Paris’ 30th Anniversary Celebration!
Are you already looking forward to celebrating Christmas? Great news: the holiday season at Disneyland Paris began on Saturday, November 12th with Disney Enchanted Christmas lasting until January 8th, 2023! And this year, the Magic of Christmas is even more festive as part of the Resort’s 30th Anniversary celebrations. Whether they’ve come to spend magical moments with family, an unforgettable getaway with friends, or even a romantic weekend, Disneyland Paris is the ultimate destination to experience the holidays for guests of all ages.
[Update November, 17 2022]: the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has just awarded two Brass Ring Awards for Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade, named the Most Creative Christmas / Holiday Show and the 30th Anniversary celebrations has now been called the Most Creative Property-Wide Event at Amusement Parks and Attractions with Annual Attendance More Than 1 Million.
AN UNPARALLELED ATMOSPHERE
As soon as they enter Disneyland Park, guests will be entranced by the majestic tree that stands 24 meters high! With Christmas music, garlands and snowflakes swirling, an enchanting atmosphere envelops the area surrounding Main Street, U.S.A. And at nightfall, there is even more magic in the air at Disneyland Park!
A SEASON FULL OF SHOWS
This year, as part of the 30th Anniversary celebration, in addition to the Disney D-Light drone display – which was designed for the 30th Anniversary celebration and recently named “Best Live Entertainment 2022” during the 2022 Park World Excellence Awards ceremony – guests can enjoy the return of “Disney Dreams®! of Christmas”. This famous nighttime spectacular – which has dazzled a generation of guests – has returned more beautiful than ever as part of the 30th Anniversary celebration!
This magical show combines fireworks, dancing fountains and Christmas songs, along with projections of scenes immersing guests into the worlds of classic Disney stories, such as Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Frozen and Pixar movies, such as Toy Story!
To celebrate this special year, a touch of innovation has been added to elevate the show even further! Sleeping Beauty Castle’s rooftops are even more magical thanks to a brand-new eco-friendly LED* technology, making it possible to create new effects that have never been seen before in a Disney Park and that are synchronized with the show!
*Low-energy consumption LEDs specially developed for Disneyland Paris
The highly anticipated “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade” has also returned. First debuting in 2021, this parade aims to deliver a unique experience for guests with five colorful floats that celebrate the magic of winter and nearly 100 performers donning specially designed costumers for the occasion! Synchronized with festive music, these floats featuring Mickey and his friends, along with Disney Princesses and Santa Claus* will enhance the atmosphere on Main Street U.S.A. and dazzle guests several times throughout the day.
Iconic Disney Characters are decked out in their most beautiful Holiday costumes to pose for unforgettable pictures and spend heartwarming moments with Guests. Ho ho ho… Santa Claus has also joined* the celebration before taking off in his sleigh for his annual trip around the world
*Until December 25th, 2022
Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy celebrate the magic of Christmas carols several times a day on Videopolis® stage with the musical show “Let’sSing Christmas!”. This year, Minnie also has a special surprise in store for Mickey and guests, as she performs “All I want for Christmas is… Mickey” during the show.
The Magic of Christmas extends to other locations as each Disney Hotel is adorned with Christmas decorations. And this year, Marvel artist, Skottie Young designed an outdoor work of art specifically for Disney Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel – a 1.4-meter-high Christmas ball ornament featuring an amusing drawing of Baby Groot. This ornament will be displayed at the hotel’s entrance throughout this Christmas season.
Guests also have the opportunity to experience the Magic of Christmas through Disneyland Paris’ food and beverage options enjoying a wide variety of Holiday dishes and treats, such as:
Jolly Chocolate Log, the Santa’s Mocktail, Le Régal des Sommets (Tartiflette), Gingerbread Trees and much more!
This season, L’Hiver Gourmand has also returned to Walt Disney Studios Park. This authentic winter market consists of stylish chalets that serve gingerbread, crepes, hot chocolate, and other delicious treats. Four new chalets have been added at Walt Disney Studios Park and three have also been installed for the first time at Disneyland Park!
Finally, what better place than Disneyland Paris to plan out your holiday décor, Christmas gifts and festive outfits? A wide range of products are available both in-park and throughout the shops of Disney Village. A shopping destination not to be missed is the magical Boutique du Château, which is exclusively dedicated to Christmas ornaments.
AN UNFORGETTABLE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY!
Celebrate New Year’s Eve and make unforgettable memories at Disneyland Paris’ festive party, which will take place in the heart of Disneyland Park on December 31st, 2022. The program will include a fireworks display, access to thrilling attractions, exclusive shows and many other 30th Anniversary-themed surprises. From 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., the New Year’s Eve Party will close out 2022 in the best possible way.
Bookings for Disney’s Enchanted Christmas on https://www.disneylandparis.com
The Christmas season is one of the most anticipated times of the year for our guests, but ‘tis always the season for sustainability. In line with French government recommendations and part of our companywide commitment to the environment, Disneyland Paris is gradually implementing a series of measures that seek to reduce energy consumption, such as adjusting the heating of various indoor areas to 19 degrees Celsius (*) or turning off the Parks’ lights during closing hours**. These measures supplement the long-standing initiatives that have been taken to limit energy consumption and use renewable energy, resulting in the extensive use of LED lights across the resort. For instance, 75% of the resort’s hotel facilities and 70% ofits attractions are equipped with LED lights in guest-facing areas, and 100% of the lights used across the resort for the Christmas season are LED lights. Additionally. the resort has constructed one the largest solar canopy plants in Europe and has implemented the use of geothermal energy and the insulation of buildings as they are renovated or built. Informing and raising awareness among Disneyland Paris’ 16,000 Cast Members is also a key pillar to our approach. https://disneylandparis-news.com/economies-denergie/.
(*) All of the indoor attractions, theaters, restaurants, bars, shops, hotel lobbies and hallways, buildings in backstage areas.
(**) Except for maintenance, cleaning, and construction operations