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.
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.
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!