It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, even in France! Not only is the 2019 holiday season well underway at Disneyland Resort here in Southern California and Walt Disney World in Florida, but it’s also already Christmastime at Disneyland Paris. For the past couple weeks, guests at Disneyland Park and its sister theme park Walt Disney Studios Park have found the popular locations decked with delightful holiday decorations– not to mention populated by festive seasonal shows, cool character costumes, and mounds of merry merchandise.
I spent the weekend at Disneyland Paris last week, experiencing a good deal of all the plentiful Christmas activities around the resort, and I brought home a nice collection of videos and photos to share with Laughing Place readers. Enjoy!
Watch 4K Disneyland Paris Christmas decorations 2019 (Daytime View):
But before we watch any shows, we need to take a nice leisurely stroll down Main Street, USA to take in Disneyland Park’s eye-catching Christmas decor, which includes Mickey and Friends snowmen in Town Square, holiday gift-giving statues in Central Plaza, garland, wreaths, and evergreen trees that can’t help but get visitors into the Christmas spirit.
Watch “Disney’s Christmas Parade” 2019 at Disneyland Paris:
The first show up is “Disney’s Christmas Parade,” during which all our favorite Disney characters make their way down the Disneyland Park Parade Route atop impressive holiday floats while singing a catchy Christmas tune. And of course, jolly old Saint Nicholas makes an appearance as well.
Watch “The Royal Sparkling Winter Waltz” Princess show at Disneyland Paris:
After the parade, guests can make their way over to the Royal Castle Stage in front of the park’s gorgeous version of Sleeping Beauty Castle for “The Royal Sparkling Winter Waltz,” which stars a gaggle of famous Disney princesses. Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Tiana, Rapunzel, Jasmine, and Aurora all join their respective princes to prance about on stage in dazzling winter costumes to some familiar songs.
Watch “Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights” tree lighting ceremony at Disneyland Paris:
Then, after dark falls on Disneyland Paris, gather in front of Main Street’s enormous Christmas tree for “Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights,” a tree lighting ceremony featuring many of the above-mentioned characters, princesses, princes, and we can’t forget the man of the season: Santa Claus.
Watch 4K Disneyland Paris Christmas decorations 2019 (Nighttime View):
And as you exit the park that evening, take some time to appreciate the twinkling lights along Main Street and in Town Square, where the decorations take on a new life as they light up the night.
Watch “Mickey’s Christmas Big Band” show at Walt Disney Studios Park 2019:
Across the way in Walt Disney Studios Park, “Mickey’s Christmas Big Band” performs a number of times a day in Toon Studio’s Animagique Theater. As the program describes the show, you’re invited to “get into the Christmas spirit and tap, tap, tap along to some classic carols.”
Watch XMas Studio One Orchestra plays Christmas music at Disneyland Paris:
Lastly, as you’re exiting Walt Disney Studios Park through the Disney Studio 1 building, pause along the faux Hollywood path and savor the seasonal sounds of the XMas Studio One Orchestra, who deliver 1930s-era takes on holiday hits like “This Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and even “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen.
Naturally, as you walk around the rest of both parks and through the shops of Disney Village, you’ll also see plenty of Disney-themed Christmas merchandise and even some characters dressed in their holiday best. For a more thorough tour of the Christmastime sights of Disneyland Paris, enjoy the extensive photo gallery below.
Christmas season runs from now through Monday, January 6 at Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée, France. For more information and advance ticketing resources, be sure to visit the resort’s official website.
Mike has been fascinated by theme parks and Disney all his life. He has worked in the entertainment journalism field since 2015, after spending a decade as a film projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters. He resides in Burbank, California with his wife and cat.