We visited Disneyland Paris in November 2021 to enjoy Disney’s Enchanted Christmas, which is scheduled to run through January 9th, 2022. The holiday event encompasses both parks with the centerpiece being the new (and dazzling!) “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade”. During our 11 day visit we also enjoyed a 90-minute snowfall, shows and much more.
I chose 13 of my favorite videos we have posted for this article. We are still posting more on our YouTube channel in our Disneyland Paris Holiday 2021 Playlist (which has about 30 videos so far).
1 – “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade” with the full, multi-angle Central Plaza show stop: Jeff edited this video to showcase how the characters on the Central Plaza stages interact with each other during that show stop.
2 – “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade” – night version with the Santa Claus Tree Lighting: Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade is quite a bit different at night. The floats light up beautifully and the tree lighting ceremony is incorporated into the parade. This version did not run every night, we saw the dusk version a few evenings instead.
3 – “Let’s Sing Christmas” show: Carolers sing and Disney characters Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Daisy, and Santa Goofy take to the stage. This is a nice show, without the choir we have seen in the past.
4 – Snow in Disneyland Park, the first snowfall of the season: We weren’t even planning to be in Disneyland Paris on the Saturday it snowed. The forecast though did call for it and we made a park reservation. We were rewarded with a beautiful snowfall for 90 minutes in the morning. My article about it is here.
5 – Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws meet and greet: We visited with Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws on Thanksgiving Day. He greeted guests in the gazebo near Phantom Manor. He is always a highlight of the season!
6 – “A Funny Snowy Winter” show at Walt Disney Studios Park: This is a cute, short show that even features fire, some pyro and a Disney snowfall. Goofy and Donald pose for guests after the show.
7 – Disneyland Paris Christmas decorations, tour from Town Square to Sleeping Beauty Castle: I took the camera down Main Street U.S.A. for a tour of many of the holiday decorations you can find in Disneyland Park.
8 – “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade“ at dusk with lights on the floats: It is hard to choose my favorite time for Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade, but it might be dusk. The characters and performers are easy to see AND the floats are lit. The parade plays twice per day, with dusk sometimes replacing the nighttime version.
9 – “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade” with a Disney princess show stop. “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade” can be viewed differently from dozens of various locations – mostly due to the show stops. This is a another full parade video, we were standing near the princess float. Belle and Princess Aurora stepped off the float and performed.
10 – Mickey, Stitch & the Three Little Pigs Dance to Holiday Music in Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade. We have all four stages posted, but this was particularly fun. The characters on each stage perform to the music at the Central Plaza show stop. They also perform in Town Square (show stops will not run in the final week).
11 – Holiday Character Montage at Disneyland Paris: This video features Santa Stitch, Mickey and friends, Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws and more. This is only from Disneyland Park, not Walt Disney Studios Park.
12 – “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade“ w/Town Square Show Stop including Donald, Daisy & Scrooge McDuck: Our friend Rony from DLPlicious shot this video of “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade with a show stop in Town Square where Donald, Daisy and Scrooge McDuck perform.
13 – MouseSteps Weekly #421: Disneyland Paris Holidays 2021 w/Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade, Snow +: We talk all about the holidays at Disneyland Paris (Disneyland Park) from our trip.
Disneyland Paris was wonderful for the holidays and especially being over the Thanksgiving time frame – the parks weren’t very busy since it isn’t a holiday in France. And Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade is a very worthy successor to the previous Christmas parade, which was also a favorite parade of mine.