Disneyland Paris Announces New ‘Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade,’ Return of ‘Disney Illuminations,’ Holiday Merchandise, and More
The holiday season is taking over Disneyland Paris from November 13, 2021, to January 9, 2022. The celebration will have a new parade, plus the return of “Disney Illuminations” and much more. Check out all the details below.
Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Stitch will appear in holiday attire at both Disneyland Paris parks. Santa Claus himself will also appear at both parks through December 25.
After years of development, “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!” will debut.
The parade is composed of five floats, featuring Mickey and his friends, Disney Princesses, Santa Claus, and Tinker Bell.
Each of the floats will represent an idyllic Christmas scene with traditional decorations, and parade performers will be dressed in luminous costumes specially designed for the occasion.
200 new costumes were created for the parade.
“This new Parade is a surprise because there is a daytime version and it becomes a new show come nightfall with hundreds of thousands of lights that illuminate these floats and tell a new story,” said Emanuel Lenormand, Show Director at Disneyland Paris.
Watch a video about the parade below.
A tree 24 meters high and weighing 24 tons with 1,000 decorative objects will greet guests at the front of Disneyland Park. It will snow more than a dozen times a day on Main Street, U.S.A.
Christmas decorations at Disneyland Paris include 7km of garlands, 11,604 Christmas ornaments, 78 real Christmas trees, and more than 37,000 flowers planted over four days.
Disneyland Paris restaurants will have many Christmas offerings including stuffed turkey, Christmas Yule Log, vegan pumpkin and chestnut soup, and vegan pan-fried spelt with asparagus and morel mushrooms. More “Instagrammable” treats include Minnie’s Christmas tartlet, gingerbread trees, and “Olaf’choc’o’neige,” a hot beverage with banana puree and whipped cream. Colorful cocktails with or without alcohol will be available at resort bars.
On Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year’s Eve (December 31), guests will be able to experience Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine. Brunches will also be available on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
This experience will invite guests to enjoy exceptional menus in the restaurants of Disney Parks and Disney Hotels. To celebrate the transition to the New Year, Guests who have booked a Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine at Disneyland Park will also have access to the New Year’s Eve party to enjoy a selection of attractions and encounter Disney Characters.
Disneyland Paris hotels will be decked out in Christmas decorations and there will be photo opportunities with Disney Characters, plus restaurant and shopping offerings. Guests will also be able to book from a selection of rooms decorated for the holidays at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel and Disney’s Newport Bay Club.
These decorated rooms will also include surprise gift packages for both adults and kids.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the holiday merchandise that will be available for purchase.
Replica of the lead float from the new “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!” as a collector’s item (159€)
New Holiday Spirit Jersey, a perfect fit for the upcoming holiday season to celebrate with the magic of Disneyland Paris (60€).
Forest-inspired Christmas ornaments were designed by the Disneyland Paris teams (from 8€).
The must-have accessory from Disneyland Paris: Minnie’s ears headband, available in a gold edition for the holidays (22,99€).
Traditional Advent Calendar filled with chocolates, which opens like a book and takes on a traditional winter scene with Mickey, Minnie, and Friends (20€).
New tea Advent Calendar to relax by the fire with a nice hot cup of tea like Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto. Each of the 24 boxes contains teas and infusions of plants and spices with organic essential oils (20€)
Nighttime spectacular “Disney Illuminations” will make its return to Disneyland Park on December 21.
This show features state-of-the-art technology and incorporates sounds, lights, projections, fountains, and pyrotechnic effects. Every night, against the backdrop of the Castle, Mickey takes guests on a captivating journey, following in the footsteps of heroes from animated masterpieces. He transports the audience to a dimension where the stories of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Little Mermaid” and “Frozen” as well as Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” come to life. Guests will also witness a naval battle featuring the Black Pearl, the legendary ship of Captain Jack Sparrow, followed by a sequence of “live-action images” featuring the Millennium Falcon, TIE Fighters, and Stormtroopers that will delight “Star Wars” fans.
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