The Magic of a Disney Christmas

Christmas is the best time to see Mickey Mouse at his sparkliest, with lots of special seasonal extras too. A Disney Christmas, is the best Christmas! 

Christmas is complete with a dusting of Disney magic and there’s no better place in the world to wrap yourself in the festive sparkle than Disneyland Paris.

Indulge in cartoon fun and sparkling parades by hopping across to France for truly magical celebrations. Delight in the wonder of special shows, enchanting parades, thousands of lights and one very giant Christmas Tree.

Plus if that’s not enough, embrace the lavish decorations, festively-dressed Disney characters and the jolliest entertainment programme of the whole year at the busiest time for the park. An unforgettable experienced is guaranteed!

Night time reveals the magic!

The park really comes to life as the sun sets and the main thoroughfare transforms into an enchanting wonderland of twinkling lights, running down Main Street USA and finishing at Sleeping Beauty’s castle.

Prepare yourself for the countdown each evening and make sure to have tissues at the ready for the highly emotive Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Enjoy the crisp Parisian winter days watching the mesmerising parades of dancing gingerbread men and Mickey Claus before stopping off for hot cocoa and candy canes at Cookie Kitchen on Main Street USA.

The evening’s parade, Disney Dreams, is spectacular, but pack your woolly hat as it lasts a good hour. Prepare yourself for shimmering winter scenes with lasers, lights and glistening fountains galore.

Where is best to stay?

When thinking of the best place to stay why not splash out and stay at the ultimate Disneyland Hotel? A true Christmas gift, this luxury hotel is located in the heart of Disneyland Park. You can literally watch the world go by from your bedroom window!

Extra-large rooms are provided too, so perfect for taking the whole family, and there’s a luxurious spa on site to rest your weary feet.

If you’re saving your pennies for gifts though, then take advantage of budget Disney hotels in the surrounding area – none are more than 15 minutes away, and most are within walking distance – provided it’s not snowing!

If the fluffy stuff is falling then make use of the free Disney shuttle bus services available from all hotels right to the main gates of the park.

Make sure to unwind and keep cosy at Café Mickey, Disney Village. You’ll find international cuisine aplenty, warming cocktails and guaranteed meetings with Disney characters.

So wish upon a star this winter and your festive fairytale might just have a very happy ending at Disneyland Paris!

Getting There

Here comes the easy part! It’s relatively inexpensive and the journey itself is really not at all complicated.

You can fly from Charles de Gaulle airport from London for around £70 return from mid-December.

Or head underground and jump on the Eurostar straight into the parks for only £69!

You can even drive via a Channel ferry. The choice is yours!

Words: Alison Graves

Karlie Simmonds

Karlie has worked in Digital Media for over 10 years, she is passionate about health and wellbeing and lives in Edinburgh with her partner, children, and Pug, Poppy.