Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022

The holidays are a magical time to visit Walt Disney World and the best way to celebrate is to attend a special Christmas party hosted by everyone's favorite mouse.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is held during select nights in November and December. Keep reading for a complete guide on offerings to learn more about the festive celebration, ticket information, dates, prices, and more to decide if you want to participate in the fun.

With special food, character greetings, fireworks, a parade, and more, this is one that you won't want to miss. This is by far one of the most popular events of the entire year so tickets go very quickly.

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Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Dates and Prices

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party takes place on select dates in November and December at Magic Kingdom. The party takes place in the Magic Kingdom from 7:00 PM to midnight but guests can enter Magic Kingdom starting at 4PM. Magic Kingdom will close to regular daytime guests at 8PM.

2022 party dates are:

  • November: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets will go on sale to WDW Resort guests on June 30th and guests staying off-site on July 7th- click this LINK to purchase! No official word on what time but Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets went on sale at 12AM EST so there's a good chance these will be the same time!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Pricemickeys very merry xmas party

Busier days mean more expensive tickets, so if you can, it may be worth it to try to attend early in the season on a weekday and avoid Thanksgiving.

Event Date Event Ticket for Ages 10 and Up (Excludes Tax) Event Ticket for Ages 3-9 (Excludes Tax)
November 8, 2022 $159 $149
November 10, 2022 $149 $139
November 11, 2022 $159 $149
November 14, 2022 $149 $139
November 15, 2022 $149 $139
November 17, 2022 $149 $139
November 18, 2022 $159 $149
November 20, 2022 $179 $169
November 22, 2022 $179 $169
November 27, 2022 $169 $159
November 29, 2022 $169 $159
December 1, 2022 $169 $159
December 2, 2022 $169 $159
December 4, 2022 $169 $159
December 6, 2022 $169 $159
December 8, 2022 $169 $159
December 9, 2022 $179 $169
December 11, 2022 $179 $169
December 13, 2022 $179 $169
December 15, 2022 $179 $169
December 16, 2022 $179 $169
December 18, 2022 $179 $169
December 20, 2022 $199 $189
December 22, 2022 $199 $189

Discounts
Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can save $10 per ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, valid for select event nights.

Purchase Tickets Soon
Guests of select hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort can purchase Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets as early as June 30, 2022. All other Guests may purchase tickets beginning on July 7, 2022.

The advance purchase window is available to Guests of Disney Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, as well as Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort.

Tickets are limited and may not be available for purchase on the day of the event (or earlier).

Entertainment at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party features exclusive, themed events that you cannot experience the rest of the year including a fireworks show, a parade and special musical performances.

NEW! In honor of the 50th Anniversary celebration, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party attendees will discover three jolly new photo opportunities. Guests will also receive a special 50th Anniversary commemorative keepsake, themed for the holidays.

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime ParadeMickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Parade

Many attendees say that Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is the most magical parade the park offers. Special lighting and music will have you feeling the holiday spirit in no time. You'll see many seasonal characters dance down Main Street, U.S.A., including gingerbread men, reindeer, and rumor has it that Santa Claus himself may make an appearance! But nothing really compares to the hallmark of the parade: a dazzling snowfall! It will probably be the only time you ever see snow in sunny Orlando, Florida. Plus, enjoy it without bundling up for a storm. What could be better?

The parade kicks off in Frontierland and has two performance times: 8:30 PM and 11:00 PM.

Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime FireworksMinnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks

This fireworks show is hosted by Minnie Mouse herself and celebrates the magic of Christmas featuring well-known Christmas favorites such as “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Halls” to “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”

Fireworks begin over Cinderella Castle at 10:00 PM. Line up early for a good spot!

During the event you can also see classic and popular Disney characters dressed in seasonal fashion along with rare appearances from Santa, Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws and Scrooge McDuck.

And don't forget the food options! Complimentary seasonal sweets and beverages will be available all throughout the park.

Fireworks begin over Cinderella Castle at 10:00 PM. Line up early for a good spot!

A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas ShowTomorrowland's Christmas Dance Party.

Host Haley Comet will guide you and your family in an out-of-this-world dance party with all of your favorite Tomorrowland characters including Stitch, Buzz Lightyear, and Mike Wazowski! Dance and sing to intergalactic covers of seasonal favorites including “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree” and “Santa Claus is Comin' to Town”.

The event takes place on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. Choose from a variety of times to fit in your itinerary: 7:40 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:20 PM, 10:45 PM, and 11:45 PM.

Club TinselChristmas Dance Party hosted by club Tinsel.

What's better than one dance party? Two! Join some holly jolly characters and keep the celebration going all night long at Club Tinsel! You'll find the festivities at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café in Tomorrowland.

A Frozen Holiday WishElsa appearing in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle for Mickey's Christmas Party.

Since the castle lights won't be returning for the 2022 year, this show likely won't return until 2023. 

A winter party wouldn't be complete without the snow queen herself! This special performance features appearances of all your favorites including Anna, Kristoff and Olaf. The culmination of the performance is when Elsa transforms Cinderella Castle into a sparkling ice castle for everyone to enjoy. This is a definite do-not-miss for all you Frozen fans, and possibly even for those of you who could do without it.

As you probably guessed, this takes place in front of the castle and kicks off at 8:15 PM.

Mickey's Most Merriest CelebrationMickey and his friends' celebrating at the Christmas Party in front of the Castle.

Mickey has invited over all his friends for a Christmas party, and you're on the guest list! This fun stage show is one the entire family will enjoy as it's filled with dancing, singing, beautiful castle projects, and jokes. Characters like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Snow White, Pinocchio, Jessie and Woody, and more will help usher in the holidays and help you feel that seasonal spirit that you haven't felt since you were a kid. Plus, the snowy, show-stopping finale is one you'll remember forever.

Choose from several showtimes: 7:40 PM, 9:25 PM, 10:30 PM, and 12:00 AM. Festivities are directly in front of Cinderella Castle.

Meet-and-Greets at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas PartyMickey's Christmas Party meet and greet with Mickey and Minnie in front of the Christmas tree.

During the party, you'll have the opportunity to meet a handful of characters that are all decked out for Christmas and excited to see you. Lines can get long, so plan ahead if this is at the top of your to-do list.

You'll find Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws in Storybook Circus, the Seven Dwarfs at the entrance of New Fantasyland, and Minnie and Mickey at more central locations, among others. But one of the biggest treats is getting to see the Country Bears since they're pretty rare in parks.

Merchandise at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas PartyChristmas Merchandise for the Christmas Party.

The Christmas Party (and Christmastime in general) is a great place to get some holiday shopping done. However, there are some special merchandise picks that are only available during the party, so collectors will definitely want to keep an eye out. Typical party-exclusive items include event apparel, ornaments, trading pins, and MagicBands.

Rides at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas PartyRides open during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Only certain rides stay open during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party which include:

  • Town Square Theater
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Jingle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Splash Mountain
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a small world
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Under the Sea~Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • The Barnstormer
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Space Mountain
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

The party doesn't start until 7:00 PM but you can get in beginning at 4:00 PM. We recommend taking advantage of these few hours to focus solely on rides!

Seasonal Ride Themes

And as an extra treat, three rides will get special lights and decorations to celebrate the holiday season just for party guests!

Tomorrow Land Speedway

Tomorrow Land Speedway receives a full set of lights and decorations for guests to enjoy.

Space Mountain

Perhaps the most popular of the three, Space Mountain receives a holiday musical score and lights to enjoy during the ride.

Mad Tea Party

Enjoy a spin on the teacups with holiday lighting and special effects.

Food at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas PartyHoliday treats for Mickey's Christmas Party

FREE Treats for Party Guests

One of the crowd favorites of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is the all-you-can-eat treat selections found throughout the park at no additional charge. Keep reading for locations of these treats and their perspective offerings from previous years to get an idea of what will be offered this year.

Cosmic Ray's Cafe: Cocoa, Snickerdoodle Cookies

Auntie Gravity's: Santa Claus Cookie, Snow Cone

Pinocchio Village Haus: Apple Cider, Variety of Cookies, Allergy-Friendly Options

Pete's Silly Sideshow: Peppermint Crunch Cookie, Nestle Chocolate Milk

Friar's Nook: Dove Chocolate and Sparkling Apple Cider

Ticket Booth in Liberty Square: Ginger Molasses Cookies and Egg Nog

Tortuga Tavern: Snow Cone, Snowman Soft Pretzel

Exclusive Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Treats

Besides the treats that are free to all party attendees, there are a variety of treats that are available exclusively at the party for an added cost. Last year, some favorites included Red Velvet Mickey Waffles, Sandy Claws Push Cake Pop, Traditional and Gluten-Free Yule Logs, and an Eggnog Custard Dessert. These vary in price but the majority fall around $5 each.

Open Dining Locations

Only certain dining locations stay open during the party including:

  • Main Street Bakery
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Aloha Isle
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Storybook Treats
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  • Cool Ship

Fireworks Holiday Dessert PartyFireworks and Holiday Desserts for Mickey's Christmas Party.

If you want to have an especially sweet time, take advantage of the Dessert Party offerings at either Tomorrowland Terrace or the Plaza Garden. Besides delicious food, the advantage to these is a reserved, premium view of the fireworks. Make sure to reserve your spot early to take advantage of this offering! Pricing ranges from $69-$84 for adults and $41-$50 for kids ages 3-9.

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Thanks for joining us as we explore Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and Merry Christmas! For current showtimes, see official website.

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About Miriam Jean

Miriam is a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Advocacy and Policy. Her advocacy efforts include working as an intern with multiple political think tanks as well as serving as a delegate at the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women. She currently works in higher education training student leaders and teaching leadership classes. In her spare time she loves the arts, especially singing and the theatre. She recently played the title role in ”Mary Poppins” alongside her husband who played Bert, an especially memorable experience. She first fell in love with Disney when she dressed as Winnie-the-Pooh for her second Halloween and has never looked back. An avid history buff, she especially enjoys researching all historical aspects of the Disney franchise and celebrating the company's legacy and growth. Miriam loves spending time with her wonderful family, watching black-and-white movies, and eating anything with sprinkles.

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