Beginner’s Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Most Magical Place on Earth, and one of my favorite holiday traditions is attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This is a separately ticketed seasonal celebration on select nights from Nov. 9 to Dec. 22 at Magic Kingdom Park with festive fun for the whole family to enjoy! Let’s unwrap some of the magical offerings you can experience at this year’s event: 

Very Merry Entertainment 

The entertainment offerings at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are sure to make your spirits bright – from festive fireworks over Cinderella Castle to holiday dance parties with your favorite characters, and even a yuletide castle show. And did you know you can experience “snow” on Main Street, U.S.A.? Grab a spot for Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and watch Magic Kingdom transform into a winter wonderland with a festive processional and Florida flurries. 

Characters in their Holiday Best 

As a party guest, you’ll have a chance to pose for holiday card photos with festive characters like Jack Skellington and Sally and Scrooge McDuck. You’ll also catch some of your favorite Disney characters dressed in their holiday best! Before your magical evening comes to an end, head to Liberty Square to commemorate the holiday season with a photo with Santa. Looking to add a touch of magic to this classic holiday tradition? Snap a pic with Santa Goofy over in Storybook Circus.

Santa-Approved Snacks

Cookies and a warm cup of cocoa are staples of the holiday season. As a party guest, you can enjoy these sweet treats all night long at no additional charge. You’ll find unique cookie flavors at each of the designated treat locations throughout Magic Kingdom Park, and allergy-friendly options are available upon request.

Holiday-Inspired Food and Beverage Offerings 

Santa’s helpers have been hard at work creating holiday-inspired food and beverage offerings for this event. If you’re looking to indulge in sugar and spice and everything nice, check out the Disney Eats Foodie Guide for a full lineup of party-exclusive treats, like Letters to Santa at Main Street Bakery and Peppermint Snowman at The Friar’s Nook.

Holiday-Themed Attractions

During this limited-capacity event, you’ll have the chance to enjoy some of your favorite Magic Kingdom attractions, often with lower wait times. But did you know some attractions receive a holiday overlay that you can only experience as a party guest? Enjoy a festive twist on a classic attraction at Space Mountain – Holiday Run!! or attend a special holiday edition of your favorite comedy show at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. 

To learn more about additional offerings and hear our Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tips, be sure to swipe through our planDisney Pocket Guide:

You can also download a copy of the planDisney Pocket Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party here.

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