Christmas at Hong Kong Disneyland is such a magical time of the year, the celebrations kick off normally the second half of November and run
up to the New Year.
The entire park is transformed into a wonderland full of the holiday cheer, glitzy ornaments, dazzling lights, fluffy snow, holiday wreaths...
And everywhere you go, red, green and golden shiny bows, balls and garlands, merry candy canes and Santa hats... all decorating every corner of this magical world to make it even merrier...
There is of course the magnificent Christmas Tree that greets you as you first come in Main Street, and all the buildings flanking it are splendidly decorated as well...
The holiday celebrations will normally include daily parades and fests with Mickey, Minnie and the gang all dressed up
in holiday gear, singing carols and partying away with the crowds.
There's the usual Character Greeting spots where you get to meet your favourite friends.
Get the daily guide at Guest Services to see the times
and locations for that particular day.
And keep your eyes open as you roam around the park, you never know who you might run into...
Here's Goofy and Pluto along Main Street in their Christmas costumes...
And of course, a Christmas celebration wouldn't be complete withouth a festive Parade!
Themes for the parades and celebrations vary from year to year, "Let it Snow"...
"Santa Mickey's Toy - Riffic Street Party", etc.
They all share the common beat of rejoicing in this magical time of the year.
And at night, the lights come to life and the spectacle is breathtaking...
If during the day Sleeping Beauty Castle is stunning, wait until the night when it is lit up in all its glory...
...And beautiful Christmas Illumination ceremonies and events take place every day at dusk.
Although the events may vary from year
to year to coincide with the theme of the season, it is always spectacular. Some may last only a few minutes, some may be even interactive.
This one took only a few minutes, starting
with the Christmas tree lighting, then one by one, all the lights along Main Street led the way to the castle,
with bursts of shimmer and glow that literally exploded with colour, simply stunning...
Click on the arrow to watch:
Hong Kong Disneyland Christmas Illumination
And Disney's night parade "Disney Paint the Night" will be adding more sparkle to the holidays. It is a dazzling
array of lights and colours, pixie dust and hi-res panels, a very unique concept with Hong Kong Disney being the
first Disney park to host it. Here's more on the Paint the Night Parade. Right
after the parade, you get to "Paint the Christmas Tree", be sure to join in at Main Street USA.
2018 Christmas Celebrations at Hong Kong Disneyland
The 2018 Christmas Celebrations will run from November 15, 2018 to January 1st, 2019.
Please note that several attractions, shows and parades may run under a different schedule. Here are some of this year's magical holiday moments!
"Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball" - various shows throughout the day at the Castle Forecourt, a yuletide musical extravaganza.
"A Magical Twilight Snowfall" - It wouldn't be Christmas without snow! As the evening begins, you'll marvel at the magic of a snowfall in Hong Kong! Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Chip 'n' Dale, Duffy, ShellieMay, StellaLou and Cookie as they make a special wish: Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
"The Tree Lighting Ceremony" - All along Main Street USA, focal point is of course the gigantic Christmas Tree. As a live quartet sings and snow begins to fall, giant projections will transform Main Street, U.S.A. into a breathtaking winter wonderland. And like magic, the Christmas tree and Train Station will be illuminated with sparkling lights—filling the moment with yuletide joy. Check the daily schedule for times.
"A Holiday Kiss Good-night" - What better way to round off a perfect day of Christmas celebrations than with a heartwarming serenade? As you head out of the park after an evening of festive performances, Christmas Carolers in Town Square bid you goodnight with a delightful performance under the stars. It’s a magical way to end your experience.