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, shiny ornaments, dazzling lights, fluffy snow, bows, balls and garlands, candy canes, holiday wreaths… 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, the parties, the parades, which are all part of the celebrations to get everybody into the holiday spirit.
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…
Themes for the parades and celebrations vary from year to year, “Let it Snow”, the “Royal Christmas Ball”, “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 when Sleeping Beauty Castle 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…
For 2015, the “Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in Main Street USA every evening as the sun sets.
And Disney’s newest 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.
And don’t forget the “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks extravaganza that lits up the skies every night, Christmas time is no exception, and new for 2015, to celebrate the 10th Birthday of Hong Kong Disneyland, the fireworks will be accompanied by spectacular new castle projections.
Happily Ever After Christmas LIVE! 2015
The 2015 Happily Ever After Christmas LIVE! Celebrations will run from November 13, 2015 until January 3, 2016.
New for this year’s celebration will be the “Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and as part of the 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong Disneyland, a new live show “Mickey and the Wondrous Book” debuts at Disney’s Storybook Theater featuring our most cherished Disney stories and movies in a fantastic 28-minute musical revue stage production.
- Flights of Fantasy Parade – 3:00 pm
- “Mickey and the Wondrous Book” – various shows throughout the day
- “Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Main Street USA – 6:20 pm
- Disney’s “Paint the Night” Parade – 7:15 pm
- “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks – 8:30 pm
(Times may vary, check daily schedule for the day of your visit)