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Ring in the Season with Holiday Cheer at Disney Parks Around the World

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and around the world, our parks and resorts are celebrating the season with festive fun for all to enjoy! Capture your memories with special photo ops, visit with your favorite Disney friends and take in the magic of the season at Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort and Tokyo Disney Resort!

Holiday decor at Disneyland Paris

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.

“Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!” at Disneyland Paris

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.

 “A Disney Christmas” at Hong Kong Disneyland

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.

“A Holiday Gift of Cheer with Duffy and Friends”

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.

Holiday food offerings from Hong Kong Disneyland

Traditional holiday meals and special snacks will also be available across the resort including the Christmas Mickey chicken pie, chocolate churros, Tokachi Red Bean Ice Cream, and even donut lollipops! Popcorn carts will be ready for the festivities with Golden Christmas Tree or Toy Story Blocks buckets available to fill with Christmas popcorn!

'Frozen' display at Shanghai Disney Resort

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!

“Happy Holidays, Mickey!” at Shanghai Disney Resort

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!”

Holiday parade at Tokyo Disney Resort

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.

Holiday-themed treats from Tokyo Disney Resort

Across the resort, Disney chefs are cooking up seasonal menus, including Christmas wreath-shaped shepherd’s pie, chocolate-flavored churros and much more! Plus, select restaurants at Tokyo DisneySea will be serving up a unique “cheese”-themed meal as part of the “Seasonal Taste Selections” series, including specially designed desserts celebrating the flavors of the season.

In case you missed it, find out how you can stock up on this year’s merriest must-haves by checking out our annual holiday gift guide.

How will you be celebrating the holidays at Disney Parks this year? Let us know and stay tuned for more surprises and cheer as we celebrate the season!