Led by a new tree-lighting ceremony at Town Square and appearances from Snow White and Prince Charming at the Castle Stage, the spirit of the Christmas season returns to Disneyland Paris from November 8 2009 through January 6, 2010.

Santa Claus with his fluffy white beard, red suit and bag overflowing with presents has set up his workshop in the heart of the Disneyland Park where he and his elves will greet clients and their children in this fun holiday tradition. “Santa Claus’ Post Office” can be found at the Critter Corral in Woody’s Roundup Village of Frontierland at Disneyland Park for children to “mail” their letters and wish lists.

Riding in his shiny red sleigh, Santa Claus will be the guest of honour in Disney’s Once Upon a Christmas Dream Parade! Escorted by wooden soldiers and elves and accompanied by special Christmas music, Santa will spread all the magic of winter and fairy tales.

The magic of Walt Disney’s first masterpiece, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” will come to life on the Castle Stage for an unforgettable encounter with Snow White and Prince Charming.

Disneyland Paris guests can enjoy the charm of Belle’s Christmas Village this Christmas season including picturesque taverns and traditional chalet stands blanketed in snow. Clients can meet Belle or the Beast while strolling down the streets of this authentic medieval village.

Every evening, guests are invited to a stunning brand-new show that culminates in the lighting of the majestic Christmas Tree in Town Square. The enchanted illumination orchestrated by Mickey and Minnie Mouse promises to dazzle young and old alike with myriad magical Christmas surprises.

Disney’s Fantillusion Parade will be at its brightest for this Fairytale Christmas. Every evening, from 8 November 2009 to 6 January 2010, the dazzling night parade shimmers on Main Street U.S.A. with the help of thousands of lights. Ariel, Aladdin and Jasmine, Snow White, Belle, Beast, Mickey, Minnie and their friends will join the parade unveiling a lovely story with a happy ending.

Beginning November 21 2009, “It’s a small world” also celebrates the end-of-the-year holidays with special costumes, music and decorations. The attraction pays tribute to the holiday traditions of various regions and countries around the world. To celebrate Mickey’s Magical Party, the Disney Heroes take the new Central Plaza stage by storm and perform their show “It’s Party Time… with Mickey & Friends!” During the Christmas Holiday season, the Disney Characters put on a daily finale with a magical Christmas signature. Following the day’s last show, the Sleeping Beauty Castle is transformed into a crystal palace by more than 400,000 twinkling lights.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Donald and Chip ‘n’ Dale share the joy of winter sports during “Mickey’s Winter Wonderland” — a show on ice for the whole family. The show’s slapstick falls and snowball fights celebrate the fun and laughter of the winter season several times a day at the Chaparral Theater in Frontierland, Disneyland Park.

Mickey’s Christmas Dinner is a feast sure to thrill the palates of both young and old alike and is followed by a lively dance party with Disney characters in the Disneyland Park. It can be savoured exclusively on 5, 12, and 19 December from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and includes private access to the Pavilion in Disneyland Park and meet ’n’ greets with Disney Characters.

Mickey’s Magical Christmas Dinner tickets will be available at €65,70 for adults and €27,60 for children (3 to 11 incl.). The price for this event does not include a Disneyland Park entrance ticket. Attendance is limited.

On December 31st, the Disneyland Park welcomes guests until 1:00 a.m. for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party. As the clock strikes midnight, a dazzling fireworks display emblazons the sky over the Sleeping Beauty Castle to bring in a bright and shiny new year.