If you are looking for a special way to start your holiday season this year, consider attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom.
This special ticketed event begins as early as the first week of November and is a great way to start getting into the holiday spirit.
Wondering what you will get to experience at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? Let me fill you in!
Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Magic Kingdom Christmas Decorations
As soon as you enter Magic Kingdom, you feel like you have been transported into a winter wonderland in the middle or Florida.
The Christmas decorations at Magic Kingdom are some of the best in Disney World.
The train station is lit up with lights. There are Christmas trees, swags with bows and the front topiaries have been replanted with red and green flowers!
When you step through the gates, you will be in awe at the enormous decorated Christmas tree on Main Street USA flanked by larger-than-life nutcrackers.
Main Street USA (while crowded) is absolutely beautiful with the wreaths, holiday window displays and of course Cinderella’s Castle.
Be sure that you aren’t so overtaken with all the holiday magic that you forget to pick up your special guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
This will give you the details on everything from which restaurants are open, which rides are running (because they all won’t be), special holiday meet & greet locations, and places where you can find all the yummy special FREE Christmas treats!
HOLIDAY DISNEY CHARACTER MEET & GREETS
While standing in line for character meet & greets aren’t the way you want to spend your time at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, there are certain Disney Characters you can only meet at special holiday events.
We’ve seen everyone from Donald’s Uncle Scrooge to Jack Skellington. I would try to hit at least one.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Disney Character Meet & Greet Locations
Make sure you use your map to find the exact character meet & greet locations.
Main Street U.S.A.
Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse, Jack Skellington, Sally Nightingale
Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and Abu
Captain Jack Sparrow
Mary Poppins and Bert
Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck
Minnie and Daisy
Doc McStuffins and Vampirina
Ariel and Prince Eric
Rapunzel and Flynn
Cinderella and Prince Charming
Pooh and Friends
Snow White and Prince
Aurora and Prince Phillip
Elena of Avalor
Tiana and Naveen
Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Reindeer and Polar Bears
Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps
A FROZEN HOLIDAY WISH
Once it begins to get dark, head over to the stage at Cinderella’s castle for “A Frozen Holiday Wish.”
There you will find everyone’s favorite royal sisters, Anna and Elsa, lead a celebration that ends with Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle into a shimmering ice palace for the holidays.
Talk about magical!
CHRISTMAS PARTY TREATS
One of my favorite things to do at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is indulging in the yummy treats. You will find Christmas treat stations located throughout Magic Kingdom.
Just look for the large, lit up candy cane (or find the spots on the map)!
Each stop features a different treat and beverage. There are cookies, pretzels, Hot chocolate, eggnog and more! There may be a line for each stop, but they move very quickly and I’ve never spent more than 5 minutes in a line!
You will also special Christmas treats at various quick service spots throughout the park.
One dessert that we were excited to see is Olaf’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Cake.
This Gluten-friendly chocolate cake is layered with chocolate crispy pearls, chocolate panna cotta, and marshmallow fluff.
TOTALLY TOMORROWLAND CHRISTMAS
Over in Tomorrowland, you will find two fun activities. Hosted by Haley Comet, Galactic Gateway features Stitch, Mike Wazowski, Buzz Lightyear and a troupe of intergalactic dancers!
And at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café there is CLUB TINSEL where you can dance to some favorite tunes! It is also a cookie stop, so why not grab a treat and sit back & enjoy the festive music!
MICKEY’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARADE
Disney is known for putting on some of the most spectacular parades and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade is no different.
This parade features some of your favorite characters wearing their Christmas best and concludes with Santa himself!
MINNIE’S WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME FIREWORKS
Afterward, head over to Cinderella’s Castle to watch the new Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show!
Hosted by Minnie Mouse, the NEW spectacular fireworks show begins with a holiday-themed projection show featuring seasonal songs and ends with a firework display like no other!
SNOW ON MAIN STREET USA
After the party has ended, you will find it snowing on Main Street USA. This is the only time it snows in Magic Kingdom, so enjoy it!
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party is one of the most popular times to visit Magic Kingdom. Even the expensive ticket price doesn’t sway people from experiencing all the Christmas magic Magic Kingdom has to offer.
Depending on the night you attend, it could get very crowded at the park during the Christmas Party.
This is why you will want to know our top Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party tips so you can make the most of your time at the party.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tips
- Buy your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets in advance because they do sell out. We always buy ours through Undercover Tourist because they offer discounted tickets!
- Get your Disney Christmas shirts before you arrive. You will find Disney Christmas shirts throughout the parks, but you will pay much more than if you buy them ahead of your trip.
- Get there early! You can arrive as early as 3:45pm (even though your ticket will state 7pm). You will receive a special wristband that shows you have purchased a party ticket.
- Stop by the Fire House to get your FREE Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card.
- Not all restaurants are open during the party, so keep that in mind when planning your dinner.
- Have your kids bring their Christmas letters for Santa. They can leave them in Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe.
- There are 2 Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parades. The 2nd is usually less crowded. Santa appears on his sleigh at the end of the parade so stay until the end!
- Pin collectors will want to make sure they get the Limited Edition Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party pin.
Is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Worth It?
The first thing I am asked when discussing Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is: “Is it worth it?”Unequivocally, my answer is YES!
If you love Christmas, there is just no better place to get in the holiday spirit than at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party!
The key to making this party worth the price of an extra ticket is to make sure you plan accordingly so that you can make the most of your time in the park!
Dates for this years Mickey’s Christmas Party
2020 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party were held on the following nights:
- Nov. 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24
- Dec. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22.
If you are planning to attend the Christmas party this year, be sure to get your ticket in advance! The best place to buy them is at Undercover Tourist where you can get them for a discount.
Will you be attending the 2021 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? What are you most excited about?