Disney’s Halloween Festival and Disney’s Enchanted Christmas Still Taking Place at Disneyland Paris This Year
Amidst the continued uncertainty over our favorite park experiences in result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to share that both the Halloween and Christmas celebratory seasons will still go ahead this year at Disneyland Paris.
Although it was previously announced that the two planned Halloween parties were to be cancelled this year, Disneyland Paris has confirmed that the resort will be decorated for the spooky season from September 26 through November 1. According to the resort’s official website, they have ‘brewed up a delicious concoction of surprises and entertainment this year’, perfect for guests missing out on the cancelled evening events. While no specific activities have been detailed as of yet, the resort promises that all will be in complete accordance to the enhanced health and safety measures the park is observing.
The Christmas season has been confirmed to arrive at the resort very soon after, with the lights for ‘Disney’s Enchanted Christmas’ being strung from November 7 through January 10. Similarly to Halloween, special events have yet to be announced, but we are excited to see how the resort chooses to commemorate the festive season this year.
Last year, Disneyland Paris was completely decked out for both the Halloween and Christmas season, with guests treated to special treats, attraction overlays, themed parades, festive firework displays, and more. Currently, neither large-scale parades nor nighttime spectaculars are taking place at the Disneyland Paris resort, so it remains to be seen whether the holiday season will bring such offerings back to the parks. Back in June, we reported that casting calls were being made for performers to work through the holiday season, so we are thrilled to see the confirmation that the celebrations are still going ahead.
Themed seasons take place at Disneyland Paris almost constantly throughout the year, and we have already seen some of our favorites suffer due to the resort’s lengthy closure earlier this year. Marvel Season of Super Heroes was cancelled completely from its scheduled March-June run. The Lion King and Jungle Festival, which should run through summer, was half-cancelled, with some activities cut, and some still going ahead, in accordance to social distancing measures. January-March usually sees an icy blast through the resort for the Frozen Celebration season, however it has not yet been announced whether or not this will go ahead in 2021.