Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party- Walt Disney World Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is returning to Walt Disney World for the 2022 holiday season for the first time since the park has reopened!

This Walt Disney World Mickey Christmas Party has a special holiday parade, Christmas fireworks, holiday themed rides, and more!

Keep reading for everything you need to know about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket prices and dates plus tips for the party.

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.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas 2022 Party Dates

  • 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

Tickets go on sale beginning July 7th and Disney World Resort Hotel guests can begin purchasing tickets as early as June 30th! No specific times has been released for ticket sales but usually part tickets go on sale at midnight ET time. Tickets rarely sell out the first day so I wouldn't worry about setting an alarm to purchase tickets.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Price

The earlier in the season, the cheaper tickets will be with the most expensive tickets being during holiday week especially nearing the Christmas holiday week!

Here is the full list of dates with ticket prices for adults and children.

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 PartyEverything You Need to Know About Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park | Disney Parks Blog

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party features fantastic holiday themed entertainment exclusive to the event like a fireworks show, parade, musical performances and special holiday overlays of favorite attractions. Plus you can also experience lower than usual wait times for rides in Magic Kingdom during the event.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Special AdditionsWDW 50th Anniversary

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.

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Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime ParadeMickeys Very Merry Christmas Party Parade

This parade is truly one of the main events of the party! This holiday parade comes down Main Street U.S.A. (usually along the backdrop of snowfall!) with dancing gingerbread men, toy soldiers and favorite Disney characters in their holiday best plus Santa Claus!

The holiday parade happens twice during the party and begins in Frontierland and makes its way to Liberty Square, circles in front of Cinderella's Castle and heads down Main Street, U.S.A. If you want one of the most coveted parade spots on Main Street or in front of Cinderella's Castle facing the bridge from Liberty Square then you want to start saving your spot at least 60-90 minutes before parade time. The less popular spots will be in the Fronterland and Liberty Square area so if you don't want to devote as much time to getting a parade spot those are options for getting a good view too. But like with all Disney parades, the second parade showing will always be the least crowded.

The parade usually takes place at 8:30PM and 11PM.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime FireworksMinnies Christmastime Fireworks

Minnie Mouse is the host of this Christmas fireworks display which features festive colors to favorite holiday songs such as Deck the Halls and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Castle projections will align with the fireworks show as it takes place which will make the best viewing locations from in front of Cinderella's Castle and down Main Street.

The fireworks show takes place at 10PM. There is no showing of Disney's Enchantment on party nights.

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

You can enjoy a full stage show with music, snowfall, holiday songs and Disney characters in front of Cinderella's Castle. The show includes a mix of classic and recent popular holiday music and includes Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Peter Pan, Snow White, Alice, Jessie and the White Rabbit…. plus more! This show is so fun and plays multiple times throughout the night!

The show takes place at 7:40PM, 9:25PM, 10:30PM, 11:55PM on the stage in front of Cinderella's Castle.

Club Tinsel

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café plays host to a live dance party with a DJ featuring favorite holiday characters like reindeer, polar bears, evles, and more.

Club Tinsel takes place throughout the duration of the party.

A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasMickeys Very Merry Christmas party

A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas takes place on the Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland featuring the story of Stitch trying to find Santa so he can ask him to make it snow in Tomorrowland. Since the main character of the show is Stitch, you can imagine the hilarity the ensues. You'll see other Disney characters like Buzz Lightyear and Mike Wazowski during the performance as well. This show plays multiple times throughout the night and is a great choice for little ones.

The show takes place 7:45PM 8:35PM, 9:25PM, 10:45PM, 11:35PM in Tomorrowland.

Disney Junior Jingle JamMickeys Merry Christmas Party

Over in the Storybook Circus area, you can find Disney Junior Jingle Jam hosting a dance party with popular Disney Junior characters like Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and the Lion Guard.

The dance party takes place throughout the entire evening.

Holiday Overlays at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

One of the best parts of attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is experiencing all of the holiday overlays in Magic Kingdom! While Jungle Cruise's overlay is available to all Walt Disney World guests, four attractions get a special holiday theme just for those attending the party.

  • Tomorrowland Speedway- The freeway is decked out with thousands of lights, decor plus a futuristic holiday soundtrack when you ride Tomorrowland Speedway.
  • Monster, Inc. Laugh Floor- The monsters will ‘fill their laugh canisters with holiday cheer' so you can expect a holiday take on this hilarious show.
  • Mad Tea Party- Spin your teacup to a one of four holiday combinations of lights and music!
  • Jingle Cruise- Jungle Cruise transforms into the Jingle Cruise as the skippers pull out their holiday puns.
  • Space Mountain-And arguably, one of the best themes on this list! Space Mountain will be transformed with holiday music and interstellar lightning.

You can expect lines to be longest for these attractions- most of all for Space Mountain. Jingle Cruise is available for daytime guests too so if you're visiting Magic Kingdom on another day save it for then or when you enter the park at 4PM go experience it before the party officially begins.

Cookies and Cocoa 

Party guests can enjoy unlimited free holiday cookies and cocoa throughout the park. Here are the locations plus the treats usually offered:

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

Holiday Decorations

Walt Disney World goes all out for the holiday season! The decor will blow you away, it is absolutely magical. You can expect to see plenty of holiday decorations all around the Magic Kingdom and plenty of lights!

The big showstopper is the snow on Main Street, U.S.A. which will happen sporadically throughout the evening and during the parade.

Open Rides at 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

Open Dining Locations

Only certain dining locations stay open during the party such as:

  • 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

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