As usual, Disney Resorts across the world are pulling out all the stops for the holiday season and their respective holiday celebrations–and the Disney Parks Blog has shared all of the best ways to celebrate at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disney, Tokyo Disney, and Disneyland Resort!
If you’re heading to Disneyland Paris between now and January 9, then you’re in luck, because there will be “new and returning entertainment, scrumptious snacks, and stunning decorations” to enjoy! If your visit is after December 21, you’ll be particularly fortunate, because the “Disney Illuminations” show will be back then “to light up the season with music, fireworks and light projections”.
Disneyland Paris Guests can also expect visits from Mickey Mouse, Disney Princesses, and Santa Claus in the brand-new parade called “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!”! When it comes to holiday food for the holiday season, Disneyland Paris is also outdoing itself with stuffed turkey, Christmas Yule Log, Minnie’s Christmas tartlet, and Olaf’choc’o’neige.
If you’re across a different ‘pond’ at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, then you’ll want to set aside time for “A Disney Christmas”, which is an occasion that is “full of favorite characters” and “festive experiences”. This holiday season event will last through January 2 and includes snowfall, so a white Christmas is guaranteed! There’s also a “Holiday Wish-Come-True Tree Lighting Ceremony” and a Fantasy Gardens Wintertime Market, which has “special selfie spots, decorations, snacks and drinks, and seasonal merchandise”.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort also has “a brand-new holiday processional” that is called “A Holiday Gift of Cheer with Duffy and Friends” which will be perfect for children who are fans of Duffy and his companions, and there is also a “Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball” near the Castle of Magical Dreams! Last but not least is Santa Goofy’s new show, “Santa Goofy’s Magical Snowfall,” where “columns of water will come alive to dance along as snowflakes fall”.
If the holiday festivities get you in a shopping mood, then head to Marty’s General Store on Main Street, U.S.A. for unique holiday products like a “snowy bubble wand, advent calendar box sets, traditional ornaments and festive home décor”.
Any Disney Park Guest knows that a day in the Disney Parks or Disney Resorts will make you hungry, and that’s particularly true during the busy holiday season! Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has a wide variety of offerings for the festivities, with highlights like “Christmas Mickey chicken pie, chocolate churros, Tokachi Red Bean Ice Cream, and even donut lollipops”! There’s also Christmas popcorn to be found and either Golden Christmas Tree or Toy Story Blocks popcorn buckets!
Even though Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort are providing Guests with lots of new holiday fun, Shanghai Disney Resort is not to be left out! This Resort has special offerings for its Guests through January 3, with unique treats like ice sculptures of characters from Frozen (2013) and “appearances from Santa Goofy and the Surprise Squad”!
This Resort’s Christmas shows are “Happy Holidays, Mickey!” and “Christmas Swing!”, both of which can be seen on Mickey Avenue daily. At night, the Enchanted Storybook Castle and the Gardens of Imagination will be enhanced by Elsa’s magic in the “Frozen Snow Celebration”, and “Mickey’s Magical Tree Lighting Ceremony” will provide extra Christmas cheer!
The Tokyo Disney Resort has a special holiday greeting parade at Tokyo Disneyland, making it another Disney Resort that’s worth a visit, and Tokyo DisneySea has several shows and performances that feature Mickey Mouse and his famous friends.
Tokyo’s Disney Resort and DisneySea also shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to food! Christmas wreath-shaped shepherd’s pie, chocolate-flavored churros and a cheese-based meal at Tokyo DisneySea are all popular parts of the “Seasonal Taste Selections” series,
Are you visiting any of the Disney Parks or Disney Resorts this year for the holidays or Christmas day? If you’re visiting Walt Disney World, don’t forget to try at least one World Showcase Holiday Kitchen as part of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, to admire the festive Disney World Christmas decorations, and to take part in the Candlelight Processional!
The Candlelight Processional was recently narrated by Auli’i Cravalho, and you won’t want to miss the rest of the narrator lineup as this holiday season and the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays continues! You also won’t want to miss the holiday season specials in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (be sure to admire the Cinderella Castle), Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios!
if you’re having your own magical holiday celebration at home, have you already finished decorating your Christmas tree in your own wonderful world of Disney for Christmas day? And have you already watched the “Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration“, which featured the talents of Julianne Hough, Kristen Chenoweth, and several other performers as they danced and sang to Christmas music? If not, you can find it on Hulu!