Unwrapping the Enchanting Christmas Magic at Disneyland Paris

As the winter chill sets in, Disneyland Paris once again opens its gates to unwrap the magic of Christmas, transforming into a wonderland of festive joy and enchantment.

From November 11th, 2023, to January 7th, 2024, the resort welcomes visitors to the Disney Enchanted Christmas season, a celebration that goes beyond the ordinary to create cherished memories that last a lifetime.

A Spectacle of Lights and Snowfall

One cannot miss the iconic giant Christmas tree that graces Main Street, U.S.A., adorned with stunning decorations that sparkle in the winter sunlight. As you stroll down the charming street, snowfall becomes a magical occurrence several times a day, adding a touch of whimsy to the festive atmosphere.

The acclaimed Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade, a recipient of the Brass Ring award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in 2022, makes a triumphant return. This parade, bursting with vibrant colors and set to the melodious tunes of the holiday season, features five exceptional floats carrying beloved Disney characters. Day and night, Mickey, his friends, the Disney Princesses, and of course, Santa Claus, dance and parade down Main Street, U.S.A., creating a spectacle that captivates hearts.

L’Hiver Gourmand: A Culinary Wonderland

For food enthusiasts, L’Hiver Gourmand beckons with its charming chalets, offering delectable cuisine to satiate your cravings before meeting Santa Claus. Indulge in a festive feast with delights like the coated sponge finger “Mickey’s Snowflake Bake” or the heartwarming sweet potato and lobster soup “Régal Homard’Veilleux.” Quench your thirst with the “Merry Christmas Mocktail” or the indulgent “Hot Choc Cream Tree,” a concoction that promises to make even Santa’s mouth water.

Exclusive Moments and Character Celebrations

This Christmas season brings exclusive moments that elevate the magical experience. Celebrate the birthdays of the beloved Mickey and Minnie on November 18th, 2023, with DJ Max spinning tunes in front of Castle Stage. Join in the festivities as iconic characters from Disney Animation’s “Frozen” commemorate their 10th anniversary from November 27th to December 4th, 2023. Additionally, embrace the arrival of Asha, the new character from Disney Animation’s film, WISH, present in the park from November 29th, 2023, to January 7th, 2024.

A Heartwarming Musical Celebration

The enchantment continues with the heartwarming musical performance, “Let’s Sing Christmas!” at the Videopolis Theater. Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy as they bring traditional Christmas carols to life, creating a family-friendly show that embodies the true spirit of the season.

Festive Shopping and New Year’s Celebrations

L’Hiver Gourmand isn’t just about food; it’s also a treasure trove for Christmas gifts. With a wide selection of exclusive products created by Disneyland Paris’ creative studios, find the perfect gift for Disney collectors or fashionistas. La Boutique du Château, nestled in Sleeping Beauty Castle, is a haven for Christmas-themed items, ensuring your gifts are as magical as the season.

Bid farewell to 2023 in style at Disneyland Paris on December 31st. Immerse yourself in a unique setting with a spectacular fireworks display in Disneyland Park or join an epic celebration at Walt Disney Studios Park. As the clock strikes midnight, dance to the rhythm of music in both Disney Parks, which will remain open until 1 am, marking the beginning of a joyous 2024.

Fun facts about Disney Enchanted Christmas to impress at Christmas dinner

Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas

•Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas five floats are more than six meters high and weigh between 12 and 15 tons.

•In 2021, 380 costumes, 3,000 costume pieces, 700 pairs of shoes, and 90 hair accessories have been designed for this parade.

•Around 8 km of fabric have been used, embroidered, and embellished specially for this project on which 200 people have worked for two years.

Christmas Decorations

•15,000 Christmas ball ornaments.

•80 Christmas trees. For the first time, in line with the environmental efforts already undertaken by Disneyland Paris, these trees come from a local nursery and are part of a sustainability initiative that allows them to continue growing from one season to the next.

•A majestic 24-meter-high Christmas tree (weighing 25 tons), decorated with more than 1,000 ornaments.

•More than 37,000 flowers were planted over 4 days by Horticulture teams.

Spreading Joy Beyond the Park

In the true spirit of Christmas, Disney VoluntEARS, the dedicated Cast Members engaged in volunteer activities, once again step into Santa’s elves’ shoes. They distribute thousands of gifts in the pediatric wards of hospitals across France, bringing joy and magic to hospitalized kids and making Christmas merrier for those who need it the most.

In conclusion, Disneyland Paris doesn’t just celebrate Christmas; it unwraps a world of enchantment, creating a tapestry of memories that weave together the magic of the season and the joy of togetherness. It’s a celebration that goes beyond the ordinary, inviting visitors to be part of a magical journey that resonates long after the holiday season has passed.

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