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Christmas 2023 at Disneyland Paris: date, decor, hours… Everything you need to know

Disney’s Enchanted Christmas: on the program decorations, parades, shops, shows and extended park opening for New Year’s Eve. Here is everything you need to know to prepare your visit.

With its thousands of twinkling lights and enchanting decorations, Disneyland Paris is getting ready to don its most beautiful Christmas attire. Between dazzling parades, shops full of treasures, and activities for the whole family, the festivities promise to be grandiose once again. Follow the guide, we reveal everything that awaits you for 100% magical holiday celebrations!

Christmas 2023 at Disneyland Paris: what date?

As every year, winter will rhyme with magic and fantasy at Disneyland Paris. The theme park has announced the dates for its unmissable event: Disney’s Enchanted Christmas. It will take place from November 11, 2023 to January 7, 2024. The perfect opportunity to share unique and festive moments with family or friends. We’ll tell you all about the tantalizing program that awaits you!

A park transformed for Christmas

From early November, Disneyland Park will literally dress up in lights. To get into the holiday spirit, nothing beats a stroll down Main Street USA. The main street of the park will in fact be covered with a thin layer of snow. Enough to create a magical atmosphere, especially when looking up to admire the myriad of twinkling garlands hung on every facade!

And at the end of Main Street will stand, as every year, the giant tree. It will measure no less than 24 meters high and proudly dominate the central plaza. It’s hard not to be amazed by so much magic. Even at night, when the lights come on, the show will be assured.

Mickey and the Sparkling Parade: the show not to be missed

Among the highlights of Disney’s Enchanted Christmas is of course the traditional parade. Entitled “Mickey and his Sparkling Christmas Parade”, it promises its share of magic and wonder. Behind Mickey, no less than 100 artists and Disney characters will parade in sumptuously decorated floats in Christmas colors. 5 colorful floats that will follow Mickey to festive music. Plenty of we wish you a merry Christmas!

This parade, awarded in 2022 by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, is THE event not to be missed to fully experience the magic of Christmas at Disneyland Paris. It will take place several times a day, so check the schedule carefully so as not to miss it!

Animations, shows and treats

In addition to the parade, numerous animations await you to celebrate Christmas at Disneyland Paris. The musical show “Let’s Sing Christmas!” will immerse you in the spirit with Mickey, Minnie and all their friends. Traditional Christmas carols to plunge into the enchantment of the holidays.

You can also meet Santa Claus in person, as well as Disney characters in their finest holiday garb. To the delight of young and old alike.

On the treats side, the essential Christmas market will return. From November 10, 2023 to March 17, 2024, Winter Delights will take place. To enjoy savory and sweet dishes between attractions.

Shops and gifts

To prepare for the holidays, shops will also be out in full force. You will find decorations for your home and tree, with garlands, balls and ornaments in Disney colors. And of course, many gift ideas like plush toys, clothing and other Christmas-themed merchandise. Children can even write their letter to Santa in the park.

The shops in the parks and Disney Village are full of treasures to uncover. To go home with a little magic in your suitcase.

Exceptional New Year’s Eve opening

The icing on the cake is that Disneyland Paris has planned an exceptional opening for New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2023. The park will extend its hours so visitors can ring in 2024 in a unique way, with activities and events designed especially for the occasion.

A wonderful way to start the year off on the right foot and with stars in your eyes!

How to prepare your visit

To fully enjoy the magic of Christmas at Disneyland Paris, prepare your visit in advance. Book your 1-day ticket or stay packages including the hotel, starting in early summer to take advantage of the best rates. Also keep an eye on the attendance calendar, as December is a very busy period. And check the program so you don’t miss any of the festivities!

Disney’s Enchanted Christmas 2023 promises to be full of surprises once again. Snow, giant tree, fairy tale parades, and wonderful shops, all the ingredients are there to experience 100% magical holidays. So mark your calendars, and see you from November 11, 2023 to January 7, 2024 for a dream Christmas at Disneyland Paris.

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