Disney's Enchanted Christmas

Disney's Enchanted Christmas

Christmas, with a dusting of Disney magic.

Disneyland Paris at Christmas is everything you might expect from a Disney holiday celebration, and so much more. Crisp winter days lit up by shows, parades and seasonal markets, warmed by all the favourite characters in their most festive garb and made truly enchanting come nightfall as Sleeping Beauty Castle is transformed into a stunning ice palace with thousands of twinkling lights.

Disney's Enchanted Christmas is without doubt one of the best times of the year to experience Disneyland Paris. The days might be shorter (and colder!) here in Marne-la-Vallée, but lavish decorations, Disney Characters and the biggest entertainment programme of the entire year make this the busiest time at the resort, year after year.

Disney's Enchanted Christmas

It all begins with some turn-of-the-century charm as Main Street, U.S.A. goes all-out for the "holidays" with a truly giant Christmas Tree. At the end of each day, the famous Tree Lighting Ceremony sees it lit by Mickey and friends — but the illuminations don't end there. Sleeping Beauty Castle has a brand new set of lights ready and waiting this year, with Princess Aurora's Christmas Wish, a new centrepiece show on Central Plaza, the moment to see them sparkle to life in truly jaw-dropping splendor.

Throughout each day, unique character meet 'n' greets — including the arrival this year of Duffy the Disney Bear — mix with wonderful festive shows such as the long-running guest favourite Mickey's Winter Wonderland, featuring ice skating Disney characters in a rustic mountain setting. Nearby, Disney's Santa Claus Village is the place the meet the man himself and post your Christmas list.

But, after a day — or two, or more — taking in all these festive treats, probably the best Christmas experience this side of lapland, your wishlist might already be fulfilled.

Disneyland Paris celebrates Christmas with all the festive sparkle you'd expect: special shows, enchanting parades, thousands of lights and one giant Christmas Tree!

  • Launched

    1992

  • Event Type

    Season

  • Location

    Resort-wide

Duffy the Disney Bear

Disney's Enchanted Christmas

Minnie has a special surprise present for Mickey this Christmas... Duffy, the Disney Bear!

With huggable soft fur and adorable eyes, Duffy is a brand new addition to the Disneyland Paris Christmas festivities. You can meet him every day at a specially-decorated location on Town Square in Main Street, U.S.A., and even catch him riding along on the Dreams of Christmas unit in the daily parade!

Stores will even be offering smaller-size Duffy bears to take home, complete with an exclusive range of outfits from his adventures around the world with pal Mickey Mouse!

Decorations & Atmosphere

  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas Christmas on Main Street, U.S.A. Throughout Main Street, U.S.A. With its old-fashioned American charm, arcades, sweet shops and dancing gas lamps, Main Street, U.S.A. was made for Christmas. 'Tis the season to decorate, with baubles, garlands and wreaths on every hook and lining every building. The usual ragtime music loop even fades to a special mix of chirpy, seasonal brass band tunes! Grab a pastry and a hot drink, browse the endless gifts and souvenirs inside the toasty boutiques and give Duffy the Disney Bear a big hug — but make sure you step out into the crisp air. Even if the weather doesn't oblige, you're also guaranteed a magical flurry of snowfall blowing from across the rooftops, like clockwork, several times every day along the length of Main Street!
  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas Disney's Santa Claus Village Cottonwood Creek Ranch, Frontierland The rustic Cottonwood Creek Ranch in the far corner of Frontierland dazzles at Christmas as it transforms into Santa Claus Village, complete with snowy rooftops and twinkling icicles hanging from the trees. Line up to meet Santa Claus himself, or post off your list to the North Pole at the special Santa Claus Post Office.
  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas "it's a small world" Celebration "it's a small world", Fantasyland From 19th November — Hundreds of special costumes and props turn "it's a small world" into a celebration of... celebrations! See how different cultures around the world celebrate the end of the year, all set to a very jolly new mix of that music.
  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas Belle's Christmas Village Near The Old Mill, Fantasyland Step into the "Tale as old as time" of Disney's Beauty and the Beast at this enchanting commune of snow-capped market stalls in Fantasyland. Say "Bonjour!" to Christmas gifts, snacks and photo opportunities!
  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas Disney Princesses: A Royal Invitation Princess Pavilion, Fantasyland New Attraction — Opening just in time for the colder winter months, the Princess Pavilion is a brand new, permanent, indoor location to meet the Disney Princesses, complete with lavish queue line and souvenir photo desk.

Shows & Events

  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A. A firm favourite since the very first Christmas at Disneyland Paris, Town Square's giant Christmas Tree is lit every night in a special ceremony with Mickey and friends... and help from a very lucky guest!
  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas Princess Aurora's Christmas Wish Central Plaza Stage Brand New Show — As Aurora waltzes with her Prince Philip, the Three Fairies argue about the colour of the castle, before combining their power to light up its rooftops in a dazzling, glittering finale to leave you breathless.
  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas Disney's Fantillusion Parade Route The night is turned to light as Mickey leads the way in this spellbinding nighttime electrical parade. But, after the Enchanted Fairy Garden passes, the Disney Villains rule; transforming into their most beastly selves. Can the Disney Princes and Princesses end with a sparkle?
  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas Mickey's Winter Wonderland The Chaparral Theater, Frontierland Disney characters in wooly hats, wonderful winter songs, country bears playing banjoes and Mickey Mouse on ice skates. What's not to love about this seasonal stage show? Opened 1998, still the very best for festive fun.
  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas Dreams of Christmas in the daily parade Parade Route When Disney's Once Upon a Dream Parade reaches its finale, it's not over yet! The dreams continue with extra characters and floats, such as Santa Claus in his flying sleigh, Duffy on a new float and the ever-popular Toy Soldiers.
  • Disney's Enchanted Christmas Meet Santa Goofy Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A. Want a goofier way to celebrate Christmas? Stop by the sleigh on Town Square to meet Goofy himself, dressed as Father Christmas! Just don't try handing over your Christmas list... you never know what you'll end up with under the tree!