Shanghai Disney Resort Lights Up The Enchanted Christmas Season
Shanghai Disney Resort has announced details on one of the most authentic Christmas celebrations in Shanghai, sparking the Christmas spirit and bringing the joy of the holiday season to guests. On November 27, Shanghai Disney Resort will become one of the first places in the city to light up with Christmas magic, unveiling Disney-themed traditions, including a signature daily tree lighting ceremony lasting through January 1, 2018. The resort wide festive décor, scrumptious new holiday menus, exclusive themed merchandise, and many more merry surprises will form a perfect Christmas gift for guests to share with family and friends now and every year at Shanghai Disney Resort.
Experiencing an Authentic Winter Wonderland in Shanghai
This winter, Shanghai Disney Resort will be brimming with genuine decorations and authentic holiday entertainment—making guests feel as though they have been transported to a whimsical Christmas wonderland. The entire resort will be swathed in garland, ornaments, Mickey Mouse-shaped Christmas wreaths and traditional red bows, adding to the festive atmosphere at every turn. As one of the most beloved symbols of the season, guests will be able to take in the splendor of 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 bringing extra joy to the resort’s two hotels.
As a special highlight of the holiday season, guests will enjoy an awe-inspiring 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—dazzling guests with this heartwarming Christmas tradition in truly magical Disney style.
New Themed Entertainment to Celebrate Christmas The Disney Way
As guests enter the park ready to revel in the joy of the season, 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. What’s more, dressed in his iconic Santa suit and white beard, Santa Goofy will delight guests of all ages, sending warm season’s greetings and snapping holiday photos.
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 enjoy pop-up shows of Christmas Swing as Mickey and the gang gather for fun high-stepping routines.
Get Holiday Shopping Done Early with Christmas Merchandise Rolling Out Across the Resort
Gifting is one of the most popular Christmas traditions, with Santa leaving surprises under the tree and thoughtful presents swapped amongst family and friends. A magical day at Disneyland is a perfect gift to give a loved one, and guests can even bring the memory of their visit home, sharing the magic with special gifts for friends and family.
This holiday season, Sweethearts Confectionery will transform into a Christmas Gift Shop, immersing guests in the exciting 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 adorable Christmas hats and sweaters.
Guests Will Enjoy the First Taste of the Holidays with Themed Food and Beverage Offerings
A Christmas celebration wouldn’t be complete without traditional holiday treats. This season, Shanghai Disney Resort is rolling out limited-time tasty delights 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 be bursting with new holiday specialties including fruitcakes, cupcakes and a lovely hot beverage series with Mickey sleeves which will go perfectly with the Mickey Waffle and Donald Waffle from Il Paperino to complete a classic comforting treat. During the holidays, guests will even find new Duffy popcorn buckets available exclusively at the resort, with Duffy donned in a special Christmas cap.
The Christmas Celebration Continues in Disneytown and the Resort’s Two Hotels
Disneytown will also transform into a can’t-miss Christmas destination this winter. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from December 1 to the first day of 2018, Disneytown will host an authentic Christmas Market featuring craft stations, food booths and other holiday-themed activities hosted out of decorative wooden kiosks just like holiday markets around the world. Bringing some more traditional holiday charm, a quartet of Christmas Carolers will meander through Disneytown singing holiday classics for all to enjoy. Guests can even make a special 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 classic holiday portraits to remember their visit. Mickey will also make a special appearance and join the carolers in leading the Disneytown Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Christmas surprises continue at the resort’s two hotels. Toy Story Hotel will boast fun holiday festivities and décor to get guests of all ages into the holiday spirit. Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will be decorated for Christmas, with elegant wreaths, timeless decorations and cheerful holiday music, including its own quartet of carolers during the month of December. A formal Christmas dinner at the hotel’s Aurora restaurant or a feast with family or friends at Lumiere’s Kitchen featuring a whole roast Turkey, fresh seafood, fructose bread and Christmas Log Cake will also be an unforgettable dining experience during the Christmas season.