Christmas 2017 is set to be the biggest yet with all new shows, enhanced parades and festive cheer that dazzles under Disneyland Paris’s 25th Anniversary. This Disneyland Paris Christmas guide will help you plan your trips so that you don’t miss any of the festive magic!

Disneyland Paris truly comes alive at this most magical time of the year with hotels receiving festive overlays, restaurants and shops getting that magical touch and the sights and sounds of Christmas fill the air, there truly is no better time to visit.!

Goofy's Incredible Christmas

The highlight of the 2018 Christmas celebration at Disneyland Paris. This projection show takes place on The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror. The show promises to be an immersive experience with projection mapping and special effects. This is a festive extravaganza like none other!

Duration: 15 minutes

Characters: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Santa

Disney Christmas Parade

Disney Christmas Parade at DIsneyland Paris

The seasonal cheer returns with the wonderful Disney Christmas Parade. Festive cheer fills Main Street USA as this joyous seasonal celebration passes before you. Featuring many of your favourite Disney characters in seasonal outfits and a new soundtrack. Keep an eye out, it might even snow!

Duration: 10 minutes

Merry Stitchmas

Merry Stitchmas at Disneyland Paris

It’s time to teach Experiment 626 the meaning of Christmas! This show featuring Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie, this is a song-lead journey through the magic of Christmas.

Duration: 15 minutes

Note: This show begins on Friday 16th November 2018

Meet Santa

Santa Claus has come to Disneyland Paris! Santa takes up residence in Meet Mickey up to and including the 25th December 2017. Come join Santa in his own dressing room complete with a photopass photographer to create memories you’ll treasure forever!

Mickey’s Christmas Big Band

Mickey's Christmas Big Band at Disneyland Paris

In the Videopolis theatre Mickey’s Christmas Big Band is a live show featuring a wonderful big band, some of the best Christmas songs and Disney characters. These musicians are so talented and is a festive treat that should not be missed!

Duration: 30 minutes

Characters Involved: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy

Christmas Songtime

Sing me a Merry Christmas - Disneyland Paris

In the Videopolis theatre Christmas Songtime brings Disney Characters and performers together to sing some favourite Christmas songs. Guests will be invited on stage to sing too in a big celebration of Christmas and the Disney Performing Arts programme.

Characters Involved: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy

Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights

Mickey's Magical Christmas Lights at Disneyland Paris

As night falls over Disneyland Paris, join Mickey, Minnie and Santa to light up the sky as the joy of Christmas enters your heart! This is a special event not to be missed with some of your favourite songs and characters – snow might even fall to make this occasion even more magical!

Duration: 10 minutes

Characters Involved: Mickey, Minnie, Santa Claus

Disney Characters

Santa Goofy at Disneyland Paris during the Christmas season

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without meeting your favourite Disney characters Get ready to meet your favourites in their most festive of outfits.

Characters will include: Scrooge McDuck, Marie, Thumper, Miss Bunny and Peter Pan.

Full details to follow. 

The Enchanted Advent Calendar

Enchanted Advent Calendar at Disneyland Paris

Each day from December 1 – 25 open the Enchanted Advent Calendar at the foot of Sleeping Beauty Castle. This year, Mickey, Minnie or Goofy will be in attendance to help guests discover a new surprise each day!

Surprise for Mickey

Each day from December 1 – 25 open the Enchanted Advent Calendar at the foot of Sleeping Beauty Castle. This year, Mickey, Minnie or Goofy will be in attendance to help guests discover a new surprise each day!

New Year's Eve Party

New Year Fireworks at Disneyland Paris

Back for its second year, the Disneyland Paris New Year’s Eve party is one that you won’t want to miss. Taking place from 20:30 – 01:00 on the 31st December, this party features fireworks and a giant parade.

This event does sell out, so make sure to buy your tickets early! 

What to expect

The party is quite busy, but there is also a lot to do and so you’ll never be bored. The giant parade and fireworks are unmissable, as are many of the extra-special Disney characters who will be out for one night only!

Top Tips for a Great Night

Make sure to collect your bracelet early. This means that you don’t have to fight for one later in the day. Bracelet collection begins during Extra Magic TIme and just cuts down on queuing later in the day.


Try not to attend with too many expectations or too much of a plan. Whilst a good plan means you might get to enjoy your favourite meet and greet, just taking in all the atmosphere and shows will also offer an unforgettable night.


Try to get in position for the fireworks about an hour before, once Central Plaza begins to fill up, it’s very difficult to move around. It’s probably best to grab your glasses of champagne before you decide your final spot.


Champagne is on sale in the park, and is at a reasonable price. Make sure you take cash as they don’t take card! Champagne stations are located at many places in the park; the stands also sell a non-alcoholic cocktail.

Christmas and New Year's Eve Dining

New Year Dining at Disneyland Paris

Special dining options are available for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve in a variety of restaurants across the resort. The meals feature a festive menu, with unforgettable extras.

The 2018 menus are not yet available, but you can still check the 2017 menus to plan your festive visit! 

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Christmas on Main Street in Disneyland Paris

Plan your days – There is so much to do during the Christmas season, from special entertainment to seasonal food. Take some time to make sure you know what you want to do and prioritise! You’re going to need a couple of days to do it all.


Decide whether to watch Goofy’s Incredible Christmas OR Mickey’s Magical Christmas lights. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to watch both in one night.


If you want Mulled Wine, make sure you get it earlier rather than later, as it does often run out before the major shows.


Stand on Main Street for any shows and parades and watch the Disney magic come to life in a flurry of snow.

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