Details On Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s “A Disney Christmas”

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort have announced details on how the park will be transformed into a winter wonderland this Christmas during “A Disney Christmas” from November 16, 2017 to January 1, 2018. Guests will experience the ultimate heart-warming Christmas celebration filled with romantic snowfall, uplifting Christmas carols and glittering decorations with the Sleeping Beauty Castle before it sets forth on its magical transformation right after the festive season. Make this Christmas the special occasion of a lifetime and enjoy fun-filled activities, festive dining experiences and sumptuous gift choices at a party exclusively for you and your loved ones.

 
Grand debut of Christmastime Ball with Mickey and friends
This Christmas is not just another holiday at HKDL! Mickey and friends, dressed in their new holiday costumes, are inviting everyone to the “Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball.” Premiering this year, this fun-filled yuletide musical extravaganza kicks off with songs from a quartet of singers. Then Mickey, Minnie and other Disney pals will take the stage to celebrate the festive occasion with music and dancing, while Donald is extra grumpy because his Christmas wishes have not come true yet. The spectacular performance ends with a delightful snowfall moment, showing that Christmas wishes do come true! Two to three shows at 20 minutes each will be presented every day at the forecourt of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

“Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is very pleased to be bringing a full range of Christmas entertainment from day to night and fill the park with festive magic,” said Randy Wojcik, creative director of entertainment and costuming, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. “Guests can experience countless Christmas traditions at ‘A Disney Christmas,’ creating cherished holiday memories with loved ones. The ‘Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball’ premiering this year is an exciting new offering. Disney pals and dancers will share magic and joy with all guests as they make Christmas wishes come true in an energetic song-and-dance show.

A touch of love and appreciation through “Community Castle Sing Along” carolling
In celebration of the spirit of love at Christmas, HKDL will be transformed into a stage for a tour of Hong Kong’s very special choirs on selected days during the season. A special performance called the “Community Castle Sing Along,” featuring nine community choirs, will perform on stage in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. They will share their music on designated dates before the “Mickey and Friends Christmastime Ball” as a very special tribute to the many community moments the castle has embraced over the years.

The Benji’s Centre Choir, composed of children with speech and language impairments from low-income families, was the first group to perform today. Their show at the castle forecourt brought early festive cheer to every guest in the park. Performances on later dates include the Little Life Warrior Society Choir, KID’s Dream Choir, Ebenezer School Choir, Shatin Public School Choir, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Vitalita Academy Choir, Mary Rose School Choir, Hope Through Music Children’s Choir and the Watoto Children’s Choir. The performances will not only bring magical experiences to our guests, but also happy memories of a lifetime to our performers.

Evening Christmas magic with special moments
Special festive activities and magical moments on Main Street, U.S.A. will highlight the enchanting Christmas atmosphere. In the evening, Disney friends and townsfolk will wish for snow at “A Magical Twilight Snowfall” and in “A Holiday Wish-Come-TrueTree Lighting Ceremony as a live quartet shares renditions of some holiday classics. Giant projections will then transform Main Street, U.S.A. into a breath-taking winter wonderland. Like magic, the Christmas tree and Town Square will be illuminated with sparkling lights, bringing the town to life with yuletide joy.

Disney friends share Christmas cheer with guests
Mickey and friends have put on festive new costumes for lots of memorable photo moments with guests. Loveable snowman Olaf returns to the park for Christmas to give warm hugs to all. Duffy’s newest friend StellaLou will take part in the Christmas celebration for the first time this year. They’re all set to wish guests a heartfelt Merry Christmas!

Once again, Santa Goofy will be at the Christmas Post Office to greet guests. He has prepared new postcards with a one-of-a-kind Santa Goofy Commemorative Stamp so everyone can write heart-warming holiday messages to their loved ones. Send postcards to family and friends around the world by simply dropping them off in Santa Goofy Holiday Mailbox!

Sweet indulgence at Main Street Station
A range of 70-plus special Christmas food and beverage creations has been prepared to excite guests’ palates. The “Christmas Dessert Party at Train Station,” introduced for the first time, offers exquisite Disney sweet treats, accompanied by splendid view of the “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks from the Main Street Station. Go on a gastronomic adventure on Main Street, U.S.A. starting with the special Coca-Cola® Christmas Menu at the Main Street Corner Cafe Hosted by Coca-Cola®, followed by mouth-watering festive delights from Market House Bakery and food carts. The restaurants at the resort hotels have also prepared sumptuous Christmas menus to give guests fulfilling Christmas celebrations.

Elaborate Disney gifts for unparalleled Christmas shopping
More than 100 seasonal merchandise items are filling up the stores for Christmas gift shopping, such as the Duffy Family – Let It Glow Collection, the Mickey and Friends Christmas Collection and the Christmas Tsum Tsum Collection. Over 70 items are exclusive to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Be sure to snap up best-sellers such as the Tiny Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar and various enchanting Christmas ornaments. Guests can also commemorate their visits with amazing Disney PhotoPass photos in festive frames and order from a series of newly-launched personalized imaging items such as postcards, door signs, folders and photo albums. To mark the premiere of the short film “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” and the new movie “Coco” this December, a range of Frozen and Coco-themed merchandise will also be available.

Castle set to undergo magical transformation
Cherish the spectacular “Disney in the Stars” Fireworks hand-in-hand with loved ones in front of Hong Kong Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. It’s a great way to recall all the happy moments shared with friends and loved ones at the castle over the past 12 years. The nightly fireworks extravaganza will stage its finale on January 1, 2018. Sleeping Beauty Castle will then start its magical transformation in early January as part of the park’s multi-year expansion plan. The castle will return after a glamorous makeover with a completely new daytime show and nighttime spectacular featuring brand-new entertainment experiences that reach new heights.

To celebrate the magical finale of “Disney in the Stars,” a new range of memorabilia will be presented from November 17, 2017 onwards. The collection includes personalized items with names or messages, providing guests the best way to preserve all those happy memories from the fireworks show. From November 18, 2017 to January 1, 2018, guests can also collect the “Disney in the Stars” commemorative stickers.

More enchanting experiences all year-round at HKDL in 2018
2018 is a year filled with more Disney magic than ever before. Mesmerizing experiences will be offered every day of the year throughout 2018. From the start of the year, little princesses will be able to make their dreams come true at Royal Princess Garden, opening on December 14, 2017. Young guests can be turned into princesses in the garden and have an audience with their favorite Disney Princesses. In May, the popular heroine Moana from Walt Disney Animation Studios is sailing straight to Adventureland in an all-new atmosphere stage show “Moana: A Homecoming Celebration,” which is the first attraction of the ongoing multi-year expansion plan. Guests can then have fun during the summer with the Incredibles, the superhero family from Disney•Pixar’s Oscar-winning film The Incredibles, whose sequel will hit Hong Kong’s cinemas in mid-July 2018. The much-anticipated seasonal programs at Hong Kong Disneyland will also be returning with special surprises. Get ready for non-stop Disney fun!

The ultimate Christmas staycation in Hong Kong
Make it the ultimate Christmas by planning a staycation at the resort! Guests at any of the three resort hotels will feel the festive spirit thanks to gorgeous decorations all around and a collectable souvenir set in each room, which includes a Christmas amenities box, Disney slippers, a door sticker and postcard. Different Christmas-themed recreation activities will also be available for guests staying at any of the three resort hotels, including arts and crafts workshops, a Little Santa training workshop and more.

This Christmas, guests staying at any resort hotel can enjoy an exclusive “Extra Magic Hour” in the park from December 21 to 23! Hotel guests can be admitted to the park early (from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.) to enjoy selected attractions, dining and shopping fun in Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A.

Place an order for a special Tsum Tsum Christmas Wreath Package for HK$600 prior to the stay and watch as loved ones light up upon seeing the gingerbread cookies and personalized Tsum Tsum Christmas Wreath, a great memento for the special holiday stay.

Hong Kong residents: save 15% with the Magic Access Group of 3 Special Offer
From now till January 31, 2018, Hong Kong residents who purchase three Magic Access memberships or more will enjoy 15% off!* The Magic Access Group of 3 Special Offer is available at Hong Kong Disneyland ticket booths and the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort official website. Join now to enjoy an array of exclusive benefits including merchandise, dining and hotel accommodation privileges. Members may also enjoy exclusive content and even sneak peeks of new seasonal events.

A series of tailor-made programs# are also planned for Magic Access Members in 2018, including a brand-new Disney Music Program, a collectible Disney Egg Pin redemption activity available during the Disney Friends Springtime Carnival, Pixar Friends Summer Party, and a special program – Mickey and Duffy Jolly Holidays!

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