Christmas at Hong Kong Disneyland – Christmas Illumination

HKDL - Christmas Illumination

The enchanting Christmas Illumination happens every evening at Hong Kong Disneyland. This ceremony lights up the tall Christmas Tree at Main Street, U.S.A. and ends off blanketing the bustling street with snow.

HKDL - Christmas Illumination

Christmas Illumination is a show performed at Main Street, U.S.A. every night during Disney’s Sparkling Christmas season.

HKDL - Christmas Illumination

Even without the illumination ceremony, the tree is quite eye-catching. The baubles bounce light from Main Street.

HKDL - Christmas Illumination - Carolers

A quartet of Christmas Carolers sets the festive mood at Main Street with a series of carols.

HKDL - Christmas Illumination

As movement around the Christmas Tree at Main Street will be restricted, it will get very packed during the Illumination show. The Times Guide state that Christmas Illumination starts at 6:45PM*, but best to be there at least 15-20 minutes before for a good viewing spot!

*Show time varies. Check the Times Guide or with a Cast Member on day of visit.

HKDL - Christmas Illumination

Soon the entire street is filled up… and you start to see small children sitting on their parents.

HKDL - Christmas Illumination - A sleigh arrives

A sleigh with golden reindeers floats into view.

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It’s Mickey, Minnie and Goofy – in Christmas outfits!

HKDL - Christmas Illumination - Goofy, Mickey and Minnie

While Mickey and Company make their dramatic entrance, an endless line of dancers holding snowflakes appear along the entire stretch of Main Street.

HKDL - Christmas Illumination - Snowflakes

Lights along the road begin to dim – and soon only the cool glow from the giant Snowflakes fill the street. They form a glacial bridge of light from Sleeping Beauty Castle – the heart of Hong Kong Disneyland – to the Tree of Christmas Town.

HKDL - Christmas Illumination

The tree shimmers, as bursts of glitter fireworks race towards the Christmas tree.

HKDL - Christmas Illumination

And finally, the tree is completely lit! More fireworks!

HKDL - Christmas Illumination

HKDL - Christmas Illumination - Snowflakes 2

The crowd goes “ahhh” over the lights. And soon snow began to fall!

HKDL - Christmas Illumination

Snowfall is enchanting at Main Street’s Christmas Town. It’s chilly at night in Hong Kong Disneyland. Strong gusts whip the snow into the air. Stay outdoors too long and you will have yourself covered in (artificial) snow.

HKDL - Christmas Illumination

It’s quite a magical moment for everyone. One night, we witnessed a proposal right after Christmas Illumination… and she said yes!


Stay tuned for the next entry in the Sparkling Christmas series as we explore Christmas Town at Main Street, U.S.A!

A Sparkling Christmas is held at Hong Kong Disneyland from now till 5 January 2014


Puppets in the Park | Christmas Illumination | Main Street, U.S.A. - Christmas Town
Flights of Fantasy parade - revisited | Mystic Point | Mystic Manor - Part One (Pre-show)
Mystic Manor - Part Two (The Ride) | Disney's Hollywood Hotel |

Hong Kong Disneyland - Photo Tour series

Mystic Point (under construction) | Main Street U.S.A. | Toy Story Land (Day)
Toy Story Land (Night) | Adventureland | Fantasyland | Grizzly Gulch
Grizzly Gulch: Big Grizzly Mountain | Tomorrowland | Flights of Fantasy parade
NEW: Mystic Point | Mystic Manor (Pre-show) | Mystic Manor (The Ride)
Disney's Hollywood Hotel | Frozen Village (Summer 2015)
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2 Responses to Christmas at Hong Kong Disneyland – Christmas Illumination

  1. Duy November 22, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    I really like the new Christmas tree. It looks gorgegous during the show. Especially with new led multicolor lighting system.

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