Experience a Winter Wonderland at the Disney World Christmas Party

Disney World Christmas Party

Florida may not be the first place that comes to mind when it comes to places you can spend your Christmas, but it’s actually one of the best. That’s because Florida is home to one of the best Winter celebrations in America: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Located in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park, this massive party is filled with fun and festivities that are great for the whole family. You’ll see iconic Disney characters, watch fantastic live performances, and enjoy delicious treats you can’t get at any other time of year. Here’s everything you need to know about the fantastically festive entertainment you’ll find at this Disney World Christmas Party.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates

November, 2023

  • Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • Friday, November 10, 2023
  • Monday, November 13, 2023
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023
  • Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Sunday, November 19, 2023
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2023
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023
  • Sunday, November 26, 2023
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023
  • Thursday, November 30, 2023

December, 2023

  • Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Sunday, December 3, 2023
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • Thursday, December 7, 2023
  • Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Sunday, December 10, 2023
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • Thursday, December 14, 2023
  • Friday, December 15, 2023
  • Sunday, December 17, 2023
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2023
  • Thursday, December 21, 2023
  • Friday, December 22, 2023

How to Visit Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney World

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Disney World

If you want to visit Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you’ll need to purchase a Merry Christmas Party ticket. The event runs from 4 pm to midnight on the nights listed above, but with the Merry Christmas Party tickets, you can’t enter Magic Kingdom before then. It’s important to note that this is also a separately ticketed event from normal entry into the park, so if you want to visit before 4, you’ll need to purchase a separate park ticket.

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Holiday Shows You Can Enjoy at the Christmas Party in Disney World

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While Disney World has always been filled with grand performances, this Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom takes showmanship to a whole new level. Behold fantastically festive entertainment at Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. This holiday twist on the iconic parade route through Main Street U.S.A. not only includes classic characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, but new Christmas-themed additions to match the holiday season. You’ll get to watch and cheer as dancing gingerbread men and marching toy soldiers make their appearances, filling the streets with Christmas cheer. Of course, no Christmas party is complete without the one and only Santa Claus, and he rides in on his sleigh to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

While the parade itself is great, the holiday fun doesn’t end on Main Street. Head over to Cinderella Castle and you’ll get to watch Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration. This Yuletide stage show features beloved holiday songs performed by your favorite Disney characters while shimmering snowflakes fill the air. A new addition coming to Cinderella Castle is the Frozen Holiday Surprise, where Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff work together to decorate Cinderella Castle with festive touches. Since it’s completely new, the Frozen Holiday Surprise is sure to be an exciting new event.

Last but not least, end your night with Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show. Watch in awe as festive fireworks light up the night. You’ll also get to enjoy classic holiday carols as festive colors flash in the sky. This fireworks extravaganza is one event at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World you won’t want to miss.

Dance Parties at the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World

Want to get a little active as part of the holiday fun? No problem! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World also has two dance parties to enjoy. The Club Tinsel Dance Party invites you to dance the night away in a festive setting with upbeat holiday tunes. You’ll find this dance party in Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, and it is a great way to warm up on a cooler night. The other dance party is at the storybook circus: the Disney Junior Jingle Jam. As its name suggests, this dance party is geared towards younger guests and features characters from popular Disney Junior shows like Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, and the Lion Guard.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Disney World Dining

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Disney World Cookies

One of the best parts about the holiday season is the fun and festive treats that only show up around this time of year. As you explore Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll find plenty of spots where you can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate free of charge. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is one of the places where you can get special treats like the Christmas cookie cake roll, so you can stop by while enjoying the dance party there. Other special items there include the holiday turkey burger.

You’ll even find special sweet items like an orange cream slushy layered with gingerbread cookie crumbles, a creamy coconut milkshake, peppermint ice cream, a winter milkshake, a brown sugar cookie cake, a chocolate eggnog reindeer, and a gingerbread cake layered with cream cheese frosting and dulce de leche ganache. It’s safe to say this Christmas Party in Disney World has more than enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Aside from the free hot chocolate and cookies, you’ll find plenty of other dessert parties at the Magic Kingdom. The fireworks dessert party at Tomorrowland Terrace lets you treat your senses to festive desserts and fireworks. Enjoy delectable treats like candy can tarts, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and more! You can also enjoy another dessert party at the Plaza Garden.

Character Greetings at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Disney World

One of the most fun things to do at the Magic Kingdom Park is meet all of the beloved Disney characters in the area. While you’ll see some of these characters at Club Tinsel and the Disney Junior Jingle Jam, most of them can be found at other areas in the Magic Kingdom Park. Iconic Disney princesses, the seven dwarves, Goofy, and even Santa Claus can all be found at Walt Disney World. Mickey and Minnie are also available for a meet and greet in their adorable holiday outfits. One of the most popular meet and greets you’ll want to make time for though, is a meeting with Jack Skellington in his “Sandy Claws” outfit.

Seasonal Ride Themes

As an extra treat, certain rides you’ll see while you explore Magic Kingdom Park get special lights and decorations for a holiday twist. Tomorrow Land Speedway boasts a full set of lights and decorations you’ll see as you drive through the track. Meanwhile, the Mad Tea Party will treat you to holiday lighting and special effects as you twirl and spin. Of course, the most popular makeover can be found at Space Mountain, which receives a holiday musical score and lights that give it a special holiday twist. While all of these additions are great, the real star of the show is Jingle Cruise. A spin on the classic ride, Jingle Cruise adds holiday props, music, and even script changes that give the ride an entirely new feel. No trip to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World is complete without experiencing this ride.

A List of Magic Kingdom Attractions Open During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party


  • Jingle Cruise
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Family Treehouse


  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion


  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • “It’s a Small World”
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Storybook Circus

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • The Barnstormer


  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Space Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
  • TRON Lightcycle Run

Where to Stay During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World

Hoping to visit the merriest celebration at Walt Disney World? Fortunately, there’s a way to behold fantastically festive entertainment at the Magic Kingdom Park without having to worry about a long drive: Disney Vacation Club resorts. Many of these resorts are just a tram and ferry ride away from the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, making them very convenient. It’s important to note that the Christmas Party is a separately ticketed event, which means that you’ll still need to purchase tickets for Magic Kingdom if you plan to visit before the party starts, as well as a theme park reservation. However, if you’re only attending during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party at Disney World, you’ll only need party tickets. Here are some of the DVC resorts near the Magic Kingdom Park.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian is known as the crown jewel of DVC, and it’s easy to see why! Disney Vacation Club members are greeted by elaborately furnished Victorian-style aesthetics that give the resort a refined, luxurious feel. You’ll enjoy six dining options across the resort as well as two large pools you can take a dip in. Plus there are spacious accommodations, and guests can choose between a luxurious studio, one, two, or three-bedroom villa. Most importantly, you’ll be close to the merriest celebration of the Christmas Season. You can ride the monorail or ferry to reach the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Or, enjoy a less than one-mile stroll there along a scenic walking path.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Like the Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower is close to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, but this resort couldn’t be more different. While the Grand Floridian has more traditional, old-fashioned decor, Bay Lake Tower sports a more modern look that’s sleek and sophisticated. Enjoy the resort’s three pools, watch movies under the stars, or dine at one of the on-site restaurants. After an exciting day at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, kick back and relax in a studio, one-, two-, or three-bedroom villa with plenty of space for you to stretch your legs in.

Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

If there’s one thing Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows excel at, it’s theming. Everything at this resort, from the aesthetics to the food, sticks to a distinct Polynesian theme that helps it stand out. When you need to work out some knots after a busy day, stop by Senses: a Victorian-themed, full-service spa offering massages, body treatments, and more. The resort has five restaurants with Polynesian-themed dinners, sushi, Thai food, and more. You’ll also have a studio or suite to unwind in. Plus, you’ll be just a monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

Buy a Timeshare Near Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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If you want to make visiting the merriest celebration of the holidays, consider buying a DVC timeshare. Disney Vacation Club members can visit Walt Disney World for this amazing Christmas party year after year, so you’ll never have to worry about missing out! Relax at a luxurious resort during the day, and enjoy party nights with Disney characters. What’s not to love? Browse our marketplace to find plenty of great Disney Vacation Club resorts today.

Rent a Timeshare Near Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Or, if you just want to visit Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney World once, consider renting a timeshare. When you rent, you’ll still be able to stay at a DVC resort and enjoy the holiday fun without having to worry about things like maintenance fees. It’s all of the benefits with none of the commitment. You can browse our marketplace for a rental you like and start getting ready for a truly magical holiday. If you have any questions, we’re happy to help! Please give us a call at 1-800-610-2734 or email us at [email protected].

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