Hong Kong Disneyland will be having its Christmas celebration from November 19, 2021, to January 2, 2022, this year. During this time, the park will be filled with “magical white snow.” On December 3rd and 4th, Hong Kong Disneyland will also be filled with live symphonic music!
On December 3rd and 4th, Hong Kong Disneyland will be presenting A Magical Nighttime Symphony with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for the very first time. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) will perform in front of the Castle of Magical Dreams. It will be joined by Mickey and friends as they perform Disney and Christmas music.
Official Description of A Magical Nighttime Symphony
As the sun sets and dusk arrives, the Castle of Magical Dreams will shine with dazzling lights together with festive Christmas adornments at the park. Conductor Chiu Tsang Hei will take the stage with musicians from the HK Phil. A flick of the baton, and the HK Phil will soar to life for the 45-minute symphony in true festive spirit.
Expect Sorcerer Mickey in his special costume, followed by two Disney royals, Queen Anna and Queen Elsa joining the stage. Mickey’s best friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy, will also appear in their brand-new holiday costumes to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
Popular Disney songs will include “A Whole New World,” and “Frozen Heart,” alongside Christmas classics like “Joy to the World” and “Jingle Bells,” for a magical Christmas live musical performance featuring the guest pianist Ceejay Javier, music director, entertainment & costuming, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. As the enchanting music rings through the night sky, the castle’s magnificent water fountains will dance in step to the music. All the while, snowflakes will gently cascade to the ground, perfecting the festive spirit of the season in a night of beautiful harmony.
“We are very excited working with the HK Phil, the flagship orchestra of our city, it brings all the magical elements together here in Hong Kong Disneyland: the spectacular night view of the Castle; high-quality orchestral live performances, and beloved Disney songs and stories. It’s our pleasure to bring the magic back to the community with a very special white Disney Christmas experience.” Michael Moriarty, managing director, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort said.
Mr Benedikt Fohr, Chief Executive of the HK Phil added: “Music connects people, and the HK Phil is thrilled to bring live music outside of the concert hall and to create these magical performances with the Hong Kong Disneyland for the Hong Kong community.”
Hong Kong Disneyland Presents: A Magical Nighttime Symphony Giveaways
Hong Kong Disneyland is also giving away 400 park tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland Presents: A Magical Nighttime Symphony with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. This is open only to Hong Kong Disneyland residents. They can register November 9 to 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on November 17, 2021. Details can be found on the Hong Kong Disneyland website.
There is also a dining package available during the Christmas season. It includes a “Traditional American Christmas Dinner” and then access to a viewing area for Santa Goofy’s Magical Snowfall. Tickets can be found here on the Hong Kong Disneyland Website.
Visiting Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland continues to observe health and safety protocols for guests who are visiting. Here is a look at what the requirements currently are:
- Purchase their tickets in advance and reserve a visit up to 14 days in advance of their visit online, via the Hong Kong Disneyland reservation website. Magic Access members must also make a reservation prior to visiting, but can enjoy the benefit of reserving 15 to 16 days, subject to different membership tiers, in advance.
- Make a health declaration and provide their name and contact number as part of the Hong Kong Disneyland park reservation process.
- Undergo temperature screening procedures upon arrival. Guests with a temperature of 37.5 °C or above cannot be admitted.
- Wear a mask at all times during their visit, except when enjoying food and beverage at catering premises.
- As required by the government and health authorities, park visitors are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code or register their names and contact numbers before entering the premises.
- These measures will continue to be reviewed as the situation evolves and will be adjusted as necessary.
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