Disneyland Paris has announced details about Disney Enchanted Christmas, which we learned earlier this year would return, and other 2023 holiday celebrations. The holiday season officially kicked off on November 11, 2023, and will last through January 7, 2024.
Holiday offerings include Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade, special meet and greets, and New Year’s Eve fireworks.
Read the full press release from Disneyland Paris below.
From November 11, 2023 to January 7, 2024, share the joy of togetherness in a glittering kingdom filled with unforgettable moments and surprises
Disneyland Paris continues to create lasting memories and is bringing the Christmas spirit to life from November 11, 2023 to January 7, 2024. The resort’s Disney Enchanted Christmas season features cherished winter holiday traditions, inviting guests to meet beloved Disney characters dressed in all their festive finery. One such tradition is the return of the giant Christmas tree, adorned with stunning and enchanting decorations, overlooking Main Street, U.S.A., where snow falls several times a day.
Furthermore, the highly anticipated Brass Ring award-winning Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade, honored by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in 2022, is back as well. And to complete the winter experience, L’Hiver Gourmand and its charming chalets offer delectable cuisine for food lovers who want to share a meal before meeting Santa Claus. Guests can also take home seasonal souvenirs, perfect for placing under their Christmas tree.
But the revelries don’t stop there! This season promises an extra dose of magic through exclusive moments such as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse’s birthday, new festivities like the 10th anniversary of the Walt Disney Animation Studios Frozen film franchise, and the arrival of Asha, the new character from Disney Animation’s film, “Wish.” Besides the year-end celebrations, all Disneyland Paris guests will have a unique opportunity to welcome the New Year in a magical and festive setting on December 31, 2023. Moreover, guests with particularly high spirits can party until 1 a.m. in both Disney parks.
Unforgettable Experiences to Celebrate the Christmas Season with Loved Ones!
Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade is back with a burst of vibrant colors, featuring five exceptional floats set to the music of the holiday season. Day and night, Mickey, his friends, and the Disney Princesses, along with Santa Claus, dance and parade down Main Street, U.S.A.! At nightfall, the parade glows bright, adding even more sparkle to the most enchanting of Christmas wonderland.
Nearly 100 performers on stage and backstage are dressed in their finest costumes to enhance the wondrous, festive atmosphere of this parade. The return of this parade is a symbol of Disneyland Paris’ commitment to delivering an unforgettable guest experience. A savoir-faire which was honored with the prestigious 2022 Brass Ring Award by the IAAPA, for the title of Most Creative Christmas/Holiday Show.
After taking part in this joyful parade, make way for a heartwarming performance with Disney’s cherished characters in the musical, Let’s Sing Christmas! showcased at the Videopolis Theater. Disneyland Paris offers the opportunity to come and sing traditional Christmas carols with lyrics displayed in real-time on-screen. Several times per day, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy bring the Christmas spirit to life in this family-friendly show.
A selection of treasured Disney characters, such as Stitch, Goofy, or their companions, are adorned in festive clothing. They are available to greet and take pictures for unforgettable keepsakes. In addition to these legendary characters, Santa Claus is on hand to make any last-minute wishes come true before he sets off on his great gift-giving journey.
Celebrating Asha’s arrival and iconic characters’ anniversaries
This special Christmas season is full of festivities, including celebrations tied to iconic character anniversaries. A very special day awaits Mickey and Minnie, who are marking their birthday on November 18, 2023! For this occasion, DJ Max will be at the turntables, in front of Castle Stage, to liven up the party and will play ‘Happy Birthday’ so that all the guests can sing along. After blowing out their candles, Mickey, Minnie, and their friends will hit the road and head towards Main Street, U.S.A.
A few days later, it will be time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Disney Animation’s “Frozen,” and to do this, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff will greet their guests from November 27, 2023 to December 4, 2023.
To honor the theatrical release in France of the new Disney Animation musical movie, “Wish,” Asha, the heroine of the movie will be present in the park from November 29, 2023 to January 7, 2024. This is a fabulous opportunity to pose alongside this idealistic, persevering, and brave heroine, whose dreams and hopes are so powerful that she can connect to the stars and make wonderful things happen!
Fun facts about Disney Enchanted Christmas to impress at Christmas dinner
Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas
- Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas’ five floats are more than six meters high and weigh between 12 and 15 tons.
- In 2021, 380 costumes, 3,000 costume pieces, 700 pairs of shoes, and 90 hair accessories have been designed for this parade.
- Around 8 km of fabric have been used, embroidered, and embellished specially for this project on which 200 people have worked for two years.
- 15,000 Christmas ball ornaments.
- 80 Christmas trees.
- A majestic 24-meter-high Christmas tree (weighing 25 tons), decorated with more than 1,000 ornaments.
- More than 37,000 flowers planted over 4 days by Horticulture teams.
Have a Very Yummy Christmas!
The time has come to gather around the table and enjoy new specialties to celebrate Christmas with its colorful and hearty dishes. Those looking for indulgent eats can take a moment of delight with a wide array of gourmet specialties, such as a coated sponge finger, Mickey’s Snowflake Bake, or sweet potato and lobster soup, Régal Homard’Veilleux, all while staying hydrated with the Merry Christmas Mocktail composed of apple juice, pear puree, verjuice, with chestnut cordial or the Hot Choc Cream Tree, with its delicious chocolate milk, blueberry puree and vanilla whipped cream, sure to make even Santa’s mouth water!
What better way to warm up and indulge than with a delicious meal served at one of the six chalets gourmand located at La Place de Rémy in Walt Disney Studios Park, or in the five chalets at Fantasyland in Disneyland Park? These chalets offer something exciting for everyone, as L’Hiver Gourmand is also the ideal place to enjoy a tartiflette or hot chestnuts together!
Bring the Magic of Christmas Home
With a wide selection of products exclusively created by Disneyland Paris’ creative studios, everyone can find the perfect gift for Christmas. Whether you’re a Disney collector or a fashionista, you’re bound to find the perfect gift, like the Mickey and Minnie Christmas Headband or the Mickey Christmas Sweater. And why not lay some Disney-themed gifts underneath the Christmas tree this year? For that, there’s no better place than La Boutique du Château, located in Sleeping Beauty Castle, which is a 100 percent Christmas store open year-round.
Disneyland Paris Rings in the New Year in Style
On December 31, Disneyland Paris will offer the opportunity to bid farewell to 2023 in style, amidst a unique setting and a festive atmosphere, alongside family or friends. Come together to welcome in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display in Disneyland Park or partake in an epic celebration at Walt Disney Studios Park. Afterward, way to the rhythm of the music in both Disney Parks, which will remain open until 1 a.m. to ring in 2024.
Disney VoluntEARS Bring the Magic of Christmas to Kids in Hospital
This year, Disney VoluntEARS (Cast Members who take part in volunteer activities) will once again bring joy and magic to hospitalized kids as they step into Santa’s elves shoes to distribute thousands of gifts in the pediatric wards of many hospitals across France, making Christmas merrier for those who need it the most.
Will you be celebrating the holidays at Disneyland Paris? Are you excited to meet Asha once she makes her debut? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.