Celebrate the Holidays at the Disney Theme Parks Around the World

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Celebrate the Holidays at the Disney Theme Parks Around the World

The holidays are here and Disney theme parks around the world are celebrating! Guests worldwide can enjoy festive decor, seasonal entertainment, and visit with favorite Disney friends at the Disney theme parks and resorts.

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Celebrate the Holidays at the Disney Theme Parks Around the World

Guests visiting Disneyland Paris can take part in a spectacular holiday celebration including new and returning entertainment, scrumptious snacks, and stunning decorations through Jan. 9. Don’t miss the dazzling “Disney Illuminations” show, returning Dec. 21 to light up the season with music, fireworks and light projections.

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Celebrate the Holidays at the Disney Theme Parks Around the World

Mickey Mouse and friends, Disney Princesses and Santa Claus will also be arriving to spread cheer in the brand-new “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!” donning new costumes designed just for the occasion! 

Of course, we never miss the chance to savor the season! From seasonal dishes like stuffed turkey or Christmas Yule Log to charming treats like Minnie’s Christmas tartlet and Olaf’choc’o’neige, your taste buds will thank you for taking part in this holiday feast.

Celebrate the Holidays at the Disney Theme Parks Around the World

At Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, guests can enjoy a snowy holiday staycation with “A Disney Christmas” through Jan. 2. Full of favorite characters, festive experiences and even snowfall, this celebration is sure to delight from day to night! 

Guests visiting the resort will be dazzled by the “Holiday Wish-Come-True Tree Lighting Ceremony,” when the iconic Christmas tree will be illuminated and Main Street, U.S.A. will be dusted with snow. Guests can also stroll through the Fantasy Gardens Wintertime Market, where special selfie spots, decorations, snacks and drinks, and seasonal merchandise can be found throughout the season.

Celebrate the Holidays at the Disney Theme Parks Around the World

Catch Duffy and his friends as they star in a brand-new holiday processional, “A Holiday Gift of Cheer with Duffy and Friends,” complete with new winter outfits to spread the holiday cheer, while Mickey Mouse and pals will appear for the “Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball” in front of the Castle of Magical Dreams for a show full of music, singing and dancing! And don’t miss a special appearance from Santa Goofy in his all-new stage show, “Santa Goofy’s Magical Snowfall,” where columns of water will come alive to dance along as snowflakes fall. 

Marty’s General Store on Main Street, U.S.A. has also transformed into a Christmas gift shop with an array of gifts options, featuring a snowy bubble wand, advent calendar box sets, traditional ornaments and festive home décor, as well as seasonal plush, festive clothing, headbands, and accessories.

Celebrate the Holidays at the Disney Theme Parks Around the World

Shanghai Disney Resort will transform into a winter wonderland this holiday season, with special entertainment and décor around every corner to spread holiday joy for guests through Jan. 3. 

Across the resort, guests can find special surprises, picture-perfect selfie locations and ice sculptures all themed to “Frozen,” plus appearances from Santa Goofy and the Surprise Squad, delivering a little extra fun throughout the season!

Celebrate the Holidays at the Disney Theme Parks Around the World

Guests will be able to spot Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends during “Happy Holidays, Mickey!” and “Christmas Swing!” shows along Mickey Avenue each day. And every night, Enchanted Storybook Castle and the Gardens of Imagination will light up as Queen Elsa shares her magic with everyone as the “Frozen Snow Celebration” brings shimmering Christmas trees alight during “Mickey’s Magical Tree Lighting Ceremony!”

Celebrate the Holidays at the Disney Theme Parks Around the World

Ring in the season at Tokyo Disney Resort, where Disney friends will be dressed in their holiday best to greet guests in a specially themed greeting parade at Tokyo Disneyland! Over at Tokyo DisneySea, Mickey Mouse and his pals will celebrate past Christmas events from the park’s history with colorful costumes and performances that will change throughout the season.

Will you be celebrating the holidays at any of the Disney theme parks?


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Sara is a travel agent with Destinations to Travel, a Disney Earmarked agency. She lives in Alaska with her husband and 3 kids. Due to her extreme dislike of winter, she travels often to warmer destinations during the colder months. She visits the Disney parks and resorts frequently with her family and loves helping other families plan magical vacations. Contact her here for help with your vacation!
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