Christmas and Charity Events at Disneyland Paris!

The most magical time of year is coming to Disneyland Paris. To celebrate, Disneyland Paris is hosting organisations benefitting children and families throughout the weekend to celebrate the holiday season. Disneyland Paris invited children to take part in experiencing a unique cooking workshop with the famous French Chef Pierre Hermé as well as taking part in celebrating Mickey’s birthday and #ShareYourEars.

For the third year in a row, Disney is supporting Make-A-Wish charity, by inviting fans to share their Mickey Mouse ears on social media until 27th November by quoting #ShareYourEars. By sharing your ears, Disney will donate $5 dollars up to a total of $2 million to Make-A-Wish charity. Currently, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 10,000 Disney-related wishes every year and this number continues to grow.

As part of Mickey’s 90th birthday celebration, Disneyland Paris hosted two exclusive workshops for Make-A-Wish children visiting the resort over the weekend. The legendary French pastry chef Pierre Hermé ran two cooking workshops for the children, giving them the opportunity to recreate his “Mickey Zest Party” patisserie, which he created especially for Mickey’s birthday! Guests can find this patisserie in the park. Disneyland Paris reported Pierre Hermé saying, “I’m so pleased to share the joy of cooking this fun and tasty dessert with the remarkable children from Make-A-Wish. The Mickey Zest Party patisserie is a celebration of flavours, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday season than to share this experience with these kids”. Alongside this, Make-A-Wish children and their families also participated in a workshop to customise their own Mickey Mouse ears for the #ShareYourEars campaign.

Since the opening of the resort in 1992, Disneyland Paris has been dedicated to granting wishes and dreams for children with life-threatening illnesses through the Disney Wish Program. By granting a wish, this brings hope, magic and joy to the children and their families. More than 18,000 wishes have been granted since Disneyland Paris opening.

Finally, throughout the year, Disneyland Paris organises Solidarity days for children and families in need of exceptional moments. This weekend, 130 children and their families from the French Red Cross, Emmaus France and Fondation d’Auteuil spent the day at Disneyland Paris. Together they celebrated Mickey’s 90th birthday and experienced holiday offering at the parks! Director Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility & Citizen affairs Mireille Smeets said “It is essential for Disneyland Paris to bring happiness, joy and inspiration to children and their families, and to work together with the surrounding community in order to share this spirit. Disneyland Paris’ community engagement efforts leverage the inspiring power of Disney to bring families together”. 

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Tessa H