Disneyland Paris' Enchanted Christmas 2022 runs for eight weeks from November 12th 2022 to January 8th 2023. It's a fantastic time to visit Disneyland Paris, as there are also 30th anniversary celebrations (the resort opened in 1992).
The theme parks are jam-packed with parades, Disney meet and greets, Christmas decorations and other shows. Here's what to expect:
Which Christmas parades and shows are at Disneyland Paris' Enchanted Christmas?
Parades and evening shows are a big part of the Disneyland Paris Christmas and New Year experience. We know that 2022 will include a drone display, fireworks, dancing fountains and music. Here's the official info from Disneyland Paris:
in addition to the Disney D-Light drone display...Guests will enjoy the comeback of “Disney Dreams®! of Christmas....This magical show combines fireworks, dancing fountains and Christmas songs, along with projections of scenes immersing guests into the worlds of Disney classics, such as Frozen and Pixar movies, such as Toy Story! The show will be even more dazzling and elevated for this special year, as a touch of innovation has been added to it! Sleeping Beauty Castle’s rooftops will be even more sparkling thanks to a brand-new LED technology that makes it possible to create effects that have never been seen before in a Disney Park.
We also know that “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade” is returning. The show also ran in 2021 and includes five illuminated floats which are Christmas themed. The floats synchronise with the music and feature Mickey Mouse, Disney Princesses and (of course) Santa Claus/Father Christmas.
Each float is themed around a Christmas scene and is surrounded by 'Illuminears' in special Christmas costumes.
Disney characters also light up the Christmas tree on Town Square each night. The Christmas tree at Disneyland Paris is pretty impressive! It stands at 24 metres tall (nearly 80 foot).
There are also chances to pose with Disney characters in Christmas costumes.
There's also a Christmas musical show on the Videopolis stage called "Let's Sing Christmas". It takes place several times each day and features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy singing carols. Look out for Minnie Mouse to sing "All I want for Christmas is… Mickey”!
Christmas themed food is on sale during the eight-week Christmas season at Disneyland Paris. You can expect a winter market called L’Hiver Gourmand at Walt Disney Studios Park. This includes:
stylish chalets that serve gingerbread, crepes, hot chocolate, and other delicious treats
Three of the food chalets are new to Disneyland Paris for 2022.
Christmas decorations at Disneyland Paris's Enchanted Christmas
Across Disneyland Paris there are 78 Christmas trees including the main tree which weighs 24 tons and has 1000+ ornaments. Across the whole site there is 7km of Christmas garlands and more than 11,000 Christmas ornaments.
New Year at Disneyland Paris
If you visit Disneyland Paris over New Year's Eve, you also get some other fun and games (assuming your children have the stamina!). It runs from 8.30pm until 2am and includes:
a dazzling fireworks display, access to emotion-packed attractions, the participation of Disney Characters, exclusive shows and many other 30th Anniversary-themed surprises
What will the weather be like at Disneyland Paris at Christmas?
November and December in Paris are pretty chilly.
You can expect an average temperature of about seven Celsius in November or five Celsius in December. November gets a little more rain than December on an average year. There are about 15 'rainfall days' each month but the actual amount of rain is about half or a third of what you get in London.
You can expect to do a lot of walking at Disneyland Paris, so it's quite easy to keep warm. Of course, you will spend some time watching parades or queueing so take plenty of warm clothes.
How much does a visit to Disneyland Paris at Christmas cost?
For a rough price comparison, we looked at how much a family of four would pay for a five day/four-night stay at the official Disney hotels, including four days at the two Disneyland Paris theme parks.
We started with the cost of a break in late November, during UK term time
Those prices include five days of entry to the parks, except for Les Villages Nature Paris which just gives you two days entry. Prices don't include breakfast.
It's worth noting that a family of four would pay £981 for entry to both parks for four days during this break (purchased in advance). So, if you stay at Davy Crockett Ranch then you are only paying £381 for the accommodation and you are getting an extra day in the park!
We then looked at the cost of a holiday at the Disneyland Paris Enchanted Christmas during school holidays in December 2022 (we looked for dates over Christmas day). Again, we searched for the price for two adults and two children in the cheapest room available, including four nights and five days.
If you decide to stay elsewhere and just purchase a four-day ticket for Disneyland Paris for these dates, then you would pay £1268 for a family of four. That means that the accommodation is only costing you an extra £457 at Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe (and you're getting an extra day's accommodation).
How busy is Disneyland Paris at Christmas? Are there long queues?
You can get a good idea of the busier and quieter times at a website called Queue Times.
We used 2021 data to work out the quietest and busiest time to visit Disneyland Paris at Christmas:
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