Starting Nov. 27 through Jan. 1, the Shanghai Disney Christmas celebration will bring seasonal cheer to the newest Chinese Disneyland, with resort-wide festive décor, new holiday menus, exclusive themed merchandise, and many more merry surprises.
This winter, Shanghai Disney Resort will be brimming with decorations and authentic holiday entertainment, as the transported to a whimsical Christmas wonderland. The entire resort will be swathed in garland, ornaments, Mickey Mouse-shaped Christmas wreaths and traditional red bows. Guests will be able to enjoy decorative Christmas trees throughout the resort, including the 60-foot tall Christmas tree in Shanghai Disneyland, the ornate tree in Disneytown, and themed Christmas trees at the resort’s two hotels.
Guests will also enjoy a nightly “When We’re Together” Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of the Enchanted Storybook Castle. Each evening, Olaf from Frozen will take guests on a quest to uncover beloved holiday traditions, and as they discover the tree lighting tradition, the resort’s soaring Christmas tree will come to life with shimmering lights.
As guests enter the park, Mickey and Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, Duffy, ShellieMay and other Disney friends will welcome guests in their favorite Christmas attire to spread the holiday spirit. Santa Goofy will appear to snap holiday photos, and each morning guests can also join characters and the Shanghai Disneyland band dressed in their holiday best for a lively new performance: Happy Holidays Mickey! Throughout the day guests can see pop-up shows of Christmas Swing as Mickey and the gang gather for high-stepping routines.
This holiday season, Sweethearts Confectionery will transform into a Christmas Gift Shop, immersing guests in the holiday atmosphere with unique Christmas collectibles and some of Shanghai Disney Resort’s exclusive sweet treats, like Christmas Minnie candy apples. Shanghai Disney Resort’s full line of Christmas merchandise includes 40 limited-release products, with seasonal offerings including Christmas stockings, festive home décor and exclusive fleece throws, decorative ornaments, souvenirs and holiday greeting cards, Christmas sweaters, Santa hats, reindeer beanies, Christmas light bulb necklaces, and much more. Shanghai Disney Resort is also unveiling exclusive Duffy Bear and ShellieMay plush dolls featuring the two pals dressed in Christmas hats and sweaters.
Shanghai Disney Resort is rolling out limited-time food across the resort in honor of the holiday, including a brand new Christmas menu at the Royal Banquet Hall featuring traditional seafood and beef inspirations, Christmas log cakes, mulled wine and much more. The special Christmas Family Feast at Wandering Moon Restaurant will include a variety of holiday delights, including Disney’s world-famous turkey legs. Remy’s Patisserie will also offer new holiday specialties including fruitcakes, cupcakes and a hot beverage series with Mickey sleeves. During the holidays, guests will also find new Duffy popcorn buckets available exclusively at the resort, with Duffy donned in a special Christmas cap.
Disneytown will also transform into a Christmas destination this winter. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 2018, Disneytown will host a Christmas Market featuring craft stations, food booths and other holiday-themed activities hosted out of decorative wooden kiosks. A quartet of Christmas Carolers will meander through Disneytown singing holiday classics, and guests can make a visit to see Saint Nick himself at Santa’s House in the Lakeshore District. Photo locations featuring images of Mickey and Minnie will give guests the opportunity to snap holiday portraits, and Mickey will also make an appearance and join the carolers in leading the Disneytown Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Toy Story Hotel will offer holiday festivities and décor, and Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will be decorated for Christmas, with wreaths, decorations and holiday music, including its own quartet of carolers during the month of December. The hotel’s Aurora restaurant and Lumiere’s Kitchen will serve holiday meals of roast Turkey, fresh seafood, fructose bread and Christmas Log Cake during the season.
For more information about this year’s Shanghai Disney Christmas celebration, visit shanghaidisneyresort.com, and watch these videos for a peek at the world’s newest Disney theme park: