While Christmas has already made its appearance over at Walt Disney World, the Paris resort needed a few extra days to wind down its Halloween season before the start of this year’s holiday season, called Disney’s Enchanted Christmas.
Disneyland Paris has plenty of fun and excitement for guests visiting between now and January 6, including shows, a daytime parade, food and drink offerings, plus celebrations coinciding with the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse.
Let us take a look at some of the festivities now underway over at Disneyland Paris!
Disney’s Christmas Parade
Goofy and toy soldiers kick off the Christmas parade with a march and salute.
Mickey and Minnie appear near the very start of the parade.
Colorful dancers introduce Chip n’ Dale and Clarice inside a giant gingerbread house float.
Winnie the Pooh and Friends are helping collect letters to Santa.
All the toys are having a blast in Santa’s Workshop.
Woody and Buzz are all wrapped up with the rest of the presents.
Pluto, Clarabelle Cow, and Max Goof are having fun inside a Winter Wonderland.
Ho, ho, ho! Santa Claus (and Duffy) say goodbye at the very end of the parade.
Mickey’s Christmas Big Band
The real crowdpleaser from last year returns over at Walt Disney Studios inside the Animagique Theater. With costumes from Moulin Rouge, live singers and jazz musicians, this show has a lot going on. The big draw is seeing Mickey play the drums, which is very cool to see in person. You’ll hear a lot of jazzy renditions of Christmas songs, high energy dance routines, impressive stage effects plus a few surprises thrown in. A must see!
L’Hiver Gourmand Food
At Walt Disney Studios, a new food and drink event called L’Hiver Gourmand has debuted this year, similar to previous events in the past but with a Christmas twist.
Located by La Place de Rémy, the booths are now open with traditional holiday mulled wine, chestnuts, crêpes, desserts, and other tasty offerings. By nightfall, the area glows with a festive charm.
Disneyland at Night
it’s a small world
While it’s not being advertised, Disneyland Paris has subtly plussed the classic boat ride with holiday costumes and a revised soundtrack blending the classic ride’s theme song with Jingle Bells. It’s not as over-the-top as in other parks, but strikes a nice balance between the original ride and the traditional celebrations of each country.
A new outdoor stage show has started to please fans over near the Production Courtyard at Walt Disney Studios. Just in time for Mickey’s 90th birthday, the high-energy show has a modern feel, with colorful graphics on the giant video screens as the backdrop. Reappearing from the Festival of Pirates of Princesses are Jimmy Ocean and Betty Rose, who are dressed almost identically to Mickey and Minnie. Some “Cast Members” also join in on stage in the choreographed dance numbers, which gives the show a very “meta” quality. If you remember the catchy song played during Mickey’s Anniversary Cupcake Celebration, you’ll hear this again at the finale. Once the characters leave the stage, the backdrop features clips uploaded using the #SurpriseMickey hashtag from fans around the world. This show is a surprise gift to the fans and sure to leave a smile on your face.