Shanghai Disney Resort Christmas 2018


Shanghai Disneyland’s Christmas celebrations are underway until January 1, 2019. This festive event includes the “When We’re Together” Tree Lighting Ceremony, snowfall on Mickey Avenue, and for the first time an ice skating rink in Disneytown!

There’s a huge selection of festive merchandise and food too. Check out the details and pictures below. Planning your trip to Shanghai Disneyland? Be sure to check out our Ultimate Shanghai Disneyland Trip Planning Guide.

Wishing Star Skating Rink

The biggest surprise of this year’s Christmas event has to be the Wishing Star Skating Rink! From December 7, 2018, through to late February 2019, guests are able to try their skating skills at the rink in the Disneytown Christmas Market.

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Mickey’s Icy Holiday has Mickey and Minnie join the fun in their festive outfits. A host will invite lucky guests to join them on the ice for a photograph truly unique to Shanghai Disneyland.

No need to pack your skates, equipment rental is available.

“When We’re Together” Tree Lighting Ceremony


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The castle projection show takes Olaf from “Frozen” on a journey to discover the meaning of Christmas and meet some Disney favorites along the way. The show’s finale sees Shanghai Disneylands huge Christmas tree come to life with multicolored lights and music.

The “When We’re Together” Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place each evening just after dark, and is a festive extra on top of the Ignite the Dream projection show.

More Christmas Entertainment at Shanghai Disneyland

  • New “Mickey Avenue Winter Wonderland” show
    • Each evening snow falls on Mickey Avenue
    • Mickey and friends in new Christmas outfits join guests to celebrate
  • “Happy Holidays Mickey!” musical performance
    • In the morning Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and the Shanghai Disneyland Band greet guests with some festive tunes
  • “Christmas Swing”
    • The popular Shanghai jazz-inspired show features Mickey and Friends and some high tempo Christmas music
  • Santa Goofy greets guests on Mickey Avenue on weekdays
  • Decorations on Mickey Avenue
    • Garlands, festive ornaments, Christmas wreaths and traditional red bows decoration the shops and lampposts

Christmas Gifts and Food

  • Festive Merchandise
    • Over 30 limited-time items with snowflake and Christmas-themed designs
    • Minnie Mouse headbands, a glowing Mickey Mouse Christmas hat, and fleeces
    • Christmas Duffy and Friends plush as well as plush badges, blankets, and pins
    • Free Christmas gift-wrapping at Sweethearts Confectionery, Intergalactic Imports and the World of Disney Store on any single purchase over 300 CNY ($43 USD)
  • Christmas Food and Drinks in the Park
    • Brand new Christmas feast at Royal Banquet Hall’s with slow-cooked beef short rib, poached lobster tail with champagne sabayon, and orange truffle chocolate Christmas tree cake.
    • Christmas feast in Pinocchio Village Kitchen includes the park’s popular turkey leg and Mickey-shaped prawn and crab pizzas!
    • Remy’s Patisserie has a Christmas log cakes, Christmas cupcakes, a fruitcake selection. There is a new crepe station on the way too!
    • Festive candy apples at Sweethearts Confectionery
  • Festive Menus in the Resort Hotels
    • The Aurora restaurant in Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will serve an authentic Christmas dinner
    • Lumiére’s Kitchen Christmas Buffet is serving caviar, oysters, crab legs, sashimi, whole roast turkeys, and a range of Christmas desserts. Mickey, Minnie, and friends in their new Christmas outfits will join diners

Disneytown and Shanghai Disneyland Hotels

  • Disneytown gets in the festive spirit
    • On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Mickey Mouse joins Christmas carolers for the Disneytown Tree Lighting Ceremony
    • Christmas tree trail with eight Disney character-themed trees
    • Christmas Market hosts craft stations, food booths, and other holiday-themed activities. Guests may even get to meet Santa!
    • The “Wishing Star Skating Rink” from December 7, 2018
  • Resort Hotels
    • Shanghai Disneyland Hotel has its own Christmas tree and ornate decorations
      • Surprise appearances from carolers and Santa Goofy
      • Christmas Mickey and Minnie, Duffy and Friends, and “Frozen” themed rooms with decorations, snow globes, children’s stationery sets, and plush toys
    • Toy Story Hotel has a toy-themed Christmas tree and decorations
      • Mickey and Minnie room option with fun Christmas touches
      • Gift wrapping and a “Christmas Magical Passing” activities

For more information on Shanghai Disneyland and when to visit, read our Ultimate Shanghai Disneyland Trip Planning Guide. Can’t get enough of Disney-style Christmas? Then be sure to check out the celebrations at Tokyo Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland too.

Information and images from the Shanghai Disneyland website and media release.

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