Christmas 2017 at Shanghai Disney ResortPublished: November 17, 2017 / Last Updated: April 22, 2019 / By: Arvid Bux
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 decor, 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.
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.
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
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.
Themed Food and Beverage
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.