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Christmas in Disneyland Paris
Celebrating Christmas at Disneyland Paris is a wonderland way to spend your Christmas holidays. This year is Disneyland Paris’s 30th Anniversary, so you can expect the most magical Christmas yet at the parks.
Christmas is one of the busiest seasons for Disneyland Paris, so booking your tickets in advance is essential to enjoy your day at Disneyland Paris parks! Regarding tickets, there are different options you can see in detail and purchase here:
- Disneyland Paris 1-day ticket
- Disneyland Paris multi-day entrance ticket (2-4 days)
- Disneyland Paris 1-day flexible ticket
With either of the tickets, you can go directly to the turnstiles at the entrance to skip the line.
When to Go (Disneyland Paris Christmas Season 2022)
Christmas in Disneyland Paris is a season full of wonders and lasts for nearly two months! To enjoy the magic of Christmas in Disneyland Paris, the Disneyland Paris Christmas season 2022 goes from 12 November 2022 to 8 January 2023.
Disneyland Paris parks get very crowded at Christmas time with its Christmas-themed attractions, shows, and parades. Generally, earlier in the season is better than closer to Christmas, and during weekdays you will find lesser crowds than on weekends.
When deciding the best time to visit Disneyland Paris at Christmas, you should also consider that many French families plan to visit Disneyland Paris during the school holidays in France, from 17 December 2022 to 3 January 2023 this school year.
Check out this link for more detailed information about the best dates with lesser crowds to visit Disneyland Paris at Christmas time.
How to Get to Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is one of everyone’s favorite destinations when visiting Paris in December. There are several ways to travel to Disneyland Paris. Whether by plane or car, the following is all the information you need to know to organize your Disneyland Paris Christmas trip.
TIP: If you want to visit Disneyland Paris from London, we have a dedicated post about London to Disneyland Paris by train.
Charles de Gaulle Airport to Disneyland Pairs
Disneyland Paris doesn’t have an airport, but Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is the closest airport to Disneyland Paris.
With this travel guide, you’ll know everything you need on how to go from CDG Airport to Disneyland Parks (public and private transportation options).
Orly Airport to Disneyland Paris
If you travel from Southern Europe or with a low-cost air company, you will probably land at Orly Airport (ORY).
Here is all the information on how to get from Orly Airport to Disneyland Paris (public and private transportation options).
If you own a car or have rented one for your winter vacation in France, getting to Disneyland Paris will be easy! You don’t need to worry about parking: Disneyland Paris has free parking areas near the parks and in the Disney Hotels.
Things to Do in Disneyland Paris at Christmas (2022)
If all of that sounds ideal for your next Disneyland Paris Christmas trip, then here’s a list of the best things to do in Disneyland Paris Christmas 2022.
1. Christmas Market at Disney Village
There are so many things you can do in Disneyland Paris at Christmas that it will be hard to choose! One of the best is to visit the Disney Christmas Market, located at Disney Village.
You’ll find the Disney Village between the themed parks and the Disney Hotels, just out of the train station.
During Christmas, the Disney Village is festively decorated and turned into a cozy Christmas Market with wooden stalls where you can buy food, Christmas sweets, and souvenirs.
To visit the Christmas Market at Disney Village, you won’t need to buy tickets to Disneyland Paris Parks, which is why the Christmas Market is usually very popular with locals at Christmas time.
2. Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park is divided into five themed lands: Main Street USA, Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Discoveryland. Everywhere there are beloved Disney characters who you can meet during the meet-and-greet. You’ll also find many roller coasters in all shapes and sizes at Disneyland Park.
At Christmas, Disneyland Park becomes a winter wonderland with many decorations, the spectacular Christmas tree in Town Square, and the Disney Characters dressed for the season.
Venture into Disneyland Park, watch the snowflakes fall on Main Street U.S.A., and follow the Christmas lights until you reach the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Have fun on the rides, for children and adults (check out this list of the best rides at Disneyland Park). And when it’s time to eat, go to one of the many restaurants, cafés, and bars to enjoy Christmas-themed dishes and drinks!
3. Walt Disney Studios
The Walt Disney Studios is the incredible park of Disneyland Paris, where the worlds of Disney, Pixar, and MARVEL come alive. There are so many fantastic adventures for children and grown-ups at Walt Disney Studios, from the Toy Story Playland to the Finding Nemo area, where you’ll find the Crush’s Coaster attraction.
The Disneyland Paris Christmas season is an excellent time to visit Walt Disney Studios Park for the beautiful decorations all around the park. The Christmas-themed shows and the Disney Pixar and Marvel characters all dressed for the magical season create an enchanting atmosphere that you’ll love!
4. Disneyland Paris Christmas Events
Disneyland Paris at Christmas gets filled with events and Christmas-themed entertainment. One of the biggest events is Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade: five gigantic floats featuring Mickey & Friends, Disney Princesses, Santa Claus & Tinker Bell, and more character parade each day inside Disneyland Park.
Another not-to-be-missed event during Christmas at Disneyland Paris is the moment of the day when the giant Christmas tree in Town Square lights up by the Disney characters.
To get into the Christmas spirit, stop by the musical show “Let’s Sing Christmas!” where Mickey and the other beloved Disney characters take the stage and sing some Christmas carols several times a day.
5. Disneyland New Year’s Party
The holiday celebrations at Disneyland Paris don’t stop at Christmas. The Disneyland New Year’s Eve party is a unique event that will make your visit to Disneyland Paris at Christmas unforgettable!
At midnight, the sky behind Sleeping Beauty’s castle lights up with dazzling fireworks in the presence of all the Disney Characters dressed up for the special occasion.
Consider pre-booking your tickets from here for Disney’s New Year’s Eve Party to have access to Disneyland Park on 31 December 2022 from 8:30 pm to 2 am.
6. Dining at Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris Parks offer many options when it comes to food and dining! During summer, you can have a picnic in the park; however, it’s too cold to do it in winter. So it’s essential to know the different dining options and to book your favorites well in advance.
Inside the parks, you’ll find table-service restaurants, all-you-can-eat buffets, quick-service restaurants, and snack bars.
Table service and all-you-can-eat restaurants are very popular, and you should reserve your table at least two months in advance. All the restaurants are Disney-themed, and at Christmas, special seasonal menus can be found everywhere.
The easiest way to book a table in one of the Disneyland Paris restaurants is to download the official Disneyland Paris app and make the reservation with a click. Alternatively, you can contact Disneyland Paris customer service, or once you arrive, through the reception desk at your Disney Hotel or the restaurant directly.
There are dining options outside the parks as well, inside the Disney Village. One of our favorites is Rainforest Café: you’ll feel immersed in the Amazon forest, surrounded by lush nature and animated animals. At Rainforest Café, you can choose between the classics of American cuisine and modern proposals that will delight the whole family.
Extend the Magic in one of the Disneyland Paris Hotels
For a unique Christmas Experience, consider booking one of the Disneyland Paris hotels. It’s a great decision if you want to enjoy all the magic of Christmas in Disneyland Paris and the Disney night shows until the very last minute, or if you want to visit Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios, which we highly recommend.
Each hotel has leisure facilities, such as pools, fitness centers, and spas, with a corner designed to entertain kids. Besides, hotel guests can enjoy extra time in the park (known as Magic Time) by entering the parks before the general opening.
Following are our favorite Disneyland hotels, and all of them offer a free shuttle bus to reach the two parks.
Disney Hotel New York
In this 4-star hotel with a Manhattan-style design, you’ll find more than 350 pieces of MARVEL artwork. Take a dip in the Metro Pool and head to one of the Marvel Hero Photo Stations to have an incredible experience! – Click here to book your stay at Disney Hotel New York
Disney NewPort Bay Club
This 4-star hotel has an elegant classic New England style and nautically-themed rooms. Take a swim in the Nantucket Pool, the hotel’s very own heated indoor and outdoor pools, and spend some time with Mickey and Minnie after a full day at the parks! – Click here to book your stay at Disney Newport Bay Club
Disney Sequoia Lodge
Relax in a cozy forest-lodge style inspired by the great American National Parks! You’ll find this accommodation at the edge of Lake Disney, just a short walk from the Disney Parks, surrounded by lush pines and sequoias – Click here to book your stay at Disney Sequoia Lodge
Disney Hotel Cheyenne
If you love the Wild West style and Toy Story, this hotel is for you! Only 20 minutes walk to the Disney Parks, you can explore the outdoor play forts or go for a pony ride! – Click here to book your stay at Disney Hotel Cheyenne
Disney Hotel Santa Fe
The Disney Hotel Santa Fe is inspired by the American Route 66. Spend the night inside Disney and Pixar’s Cars-themed rooms, and let the kids enjoy the indoor play area before shopping at the hotel’s boutique – Click here to book your stay at Disney Hotel Santa Fe
The Disneyland Hotel is a 5-star hotel that will make you feel like you are in a fairy tale kingdom! From classics like Beauty and the Beast to more recent hits like Frozen, expect to meet your favorite characters in the alleys of the hotel, which offers impeccable service and unrivaled Disney hospitality – Click here to book your stay at Disneyland Hotel
The Disneyland Hotel is currently under renovation to make it more magical than ever!