It’s a Holly Jolly Holiday at International Disney Parks

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Season’s greetings! No matter where your holiday travels take you this year, something enchanting awaits you at each of our Disney Parks. Now through the New Year, we’re ringing in the most wonderful time of the year with special celebrations and enchanting experiences across the globe.

At Disneyland Paris, wake up, grab a cup of hot cocoa and see the reason for the season in the form of a larger-than-life advent calendar in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. The Disney Christmas Parade is now bringing cheer not once but twice daily down a snow-sprinkled Main Street, U.S.A. and past a tinsel-twinkling Christmas tree. Keep an eye out for Stitch on the Royal Castle Stage as he wrecks the halls for A Merry Stitchmas.

Mickey’s Christmas Big Band

Celebrate 90 years of magic and fun with Mickey Mouse during Mickey’s Christmas Big Band at Walt Disney Studios Park, including a drum solo by Mickey himself. The new Surprise Mickey! show is your chance to join in a very special birthday surprise while celebrating the merriest time of year. Wrap up your day with Goofy’s Incredible Christmas, an immersive nighttime show with incredible special effects and a whole lot of Goof projected onto The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

Christmas tree on the Fantasyland side of Cinderella Castle at Tokyo Disneyland

This year, Tokyo Disneyland multiplies the cheer of Christmas times 35 for the resort’s 35th anniversary. Such a milestone celebration calls for a spectacular Christmas tree on the Fantasyland side of Cinderella Castle, with the 35th anniversary logo incorporated throughout its decor. Across the way at Tokyo DisneySea, a new show, “It’s Christmas Time,” brings a colorful revue to the Mediterranean Harbor every day.

Mickey Avenue Winter Wonderland show at Shanghai Disney Resort

If you have long been dreaming of a white Christmas, your dreams will come true this year at Shanghai Disney Resort! A magical winter snowfall takes place nightly during the new “Mickey Avenue Winter Wonderland” show, while the “When We’re Together” tree lighting ceremony at Enchanted Storybook Castle features the playful snowman Olaf. And whether you’ve been naughty or “ice,” glide over to the resort’s new Wishing Star Skating Rink in the center of Disneytown Christmas Market starting December 7.

Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball at Hong Kong Disneyland

Finally, there’s no place like Hong Kong Disneyland for the holidays where Fantasy Gardens has been transformed into the Fantasy Gardens Wintertime Market. If caroling is more your cup of Christmas tea, join Mickey and the gang during a one-of-a-kind Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball. This 20-minute musical extravaganza will definitely help you get your yuletide going this season! All your favorite Disney characters will come together to share the joy, including Duffy’s new friend Cookie who joins in the Christmas celebration for the first time.

No matter where you spend the holidays this year, Disney Parks are sure to dole out Christmas cheer. Happy holidays from all of us to all of you!