Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Updated 9/16/18. Merry Christmas! 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.

Today we're talking about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! Held in Fantasyland, this ticketed party is during select nights in November and December. Keep reading for a complete guide on offerings to learn more about the festive celebration, then read on for 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. Luckily for you, we're here to help you navigate the whole experience! Let's get started!

Note: Specific times and locations listed may change as further details are announced 

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Special Entertainment at Mickey's Very Merry Halloween 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.

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Mickey'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.

Holiday Wishes – Celebrates the Spirit of the Season Fireworks Show

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Fireworks over the castle.

Join your host Jiminy Cricket for seasonal songs, dazzling lights and projections, pyrotechnics, and of course: stunning fireworks! Sing along to tunes like “Jingle Bells”, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, and “O Christmas Tree” under a gorgeous shimmering sky.

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

A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show

Tomorrowland'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 Tinsel

Christmas 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 Wish

Elsa appearing in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle for Mickey's Christmas Party.

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 Celebration

Mickey 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.

VoicePlay

VoicePlay, an acapella group, sings Christmas carols for the holiday festivities.

VoicePlay is a five-party a cappella group that makes appearances throughout the night singing Christmas music on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. You may recognize them from NBC's The Sing Off, and they've also performed on Disney Cruiselines. If you love Christmas Carols, you'll definitely want to hear their tight renditions. Choose between 8:05 PM, 8:55 PM, 10:15 PM, and 11:10 PM.

Meet-and-Greets at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey'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 Party

Christmas 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 Party

Rides open during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Do the rides stay open during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party?

All rides in the Magic Kingdom remain open during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Since it's a special event, that usually means shorter lines which is one of the major perks of attending. Also, many guests are focused on the candy and other entertainment options during the event which can lead to, you guessed it, even shorter lines.

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! Be aware that some rides will close sporadically though, just as they do throughout regular operating hours.

Food at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Holiday 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 in 2018.

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.

Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party

Fireworks 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!

General Information About Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2018 Dates

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party occurs on select nights in November and December. The Christmas Party takes place in the Magic Kingdom from 7:00 PM to Midnight. If you'd like to attend, you can choose from the following dates:

November: 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30

December: 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2018 Price

Tickets start at $95 in advance or $105 at the gate if there is availability. 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.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Ticket Availability

Tickets for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are currently only available by phone at 407-939-1872. As I previously mentioned, tickets can sell out very quickly so if you'd like to attend, I recommend making a reservation as soon as possible.

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Christmas is still months away, but it's not too early to start planning your winter getaway to sunny Walt Disney World Resort. With Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets going on sale within the next couple of months, the time to decide on dates, hotels, and flights is now.

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