5 Reasons to Attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Last year was the first year I attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and knew it’d be a tradition from then on! Over the weekend I attended the fun event with my mom and sisters again, and am excited to share a peek at what you can expect at the party!

If you’re not familiar with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party here’s a quick rundown. The event runs mid-November up to Christmas on select nights (usually Thursday, Friday, and Sunday nights) from 7 p.m. to midnight. It is a separate ticketed event (starting at $89), not included as part of your standard day at Disney admission, but in my opinion, totally worth it due to all of the added benefits!

5 reasons to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Free + Festive Treats!

Get ready for a major sugar rush! There are complimentary treats all over the park (you can find each station by the big candy cane inflatables) and it’s basically all you can eat. I’m talking cookies, sno cones, pretzels, chocolate milk, hot chocolate, apple cider. All of these are included in the price of admission!

Smaller Crowds

The big struggle you always deal with when visiting Disney are the crowds. But this special event is ticketed separately and is capped at a much lower number. With fewer people in the park, the wait time for rides are MUCH shorter (maybe 15 minutes max) and it makes visiting much more enjoyable.

Christmas Decorations (and Music)!

There is no better time to be at Disney’s Magic Kingdom than Christmas! Christmas music is playing all over the park, Christmas lights are twinkling everywhere you look, and it’s just incredibly beautiful and festive! Disney already has the nickname of “the happiest place on earth,” but when you had Christmas cheer to the mix, you get to experience this at its peak!

Disney Castle Christmas

Special Character Meet + Greets

You’ll find the BEST characters out at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! In addition to some of the everyday favorites (Mickey/Minnie, Pooh and friends, etc.), you’ll get to meet (or see) some of the characters that rarely make appearances! I’m talking Pinocchio and Gepetto, The Seven Dwarfs, Scrooge Duck, and more!

Festive Entertainment

You definitely won’t be bored at this event! In addition to all of the rides, character meet + greets, and food, you’ll also get to experience all of the festive entertainment!

  • Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration: Mickey invites his pals to gear up for the Christmas party 4 times per night at the castle stage for a fun show filled with Christmas tunes + excitement!
  • A Frozen Holiday Wish: Queen Elsa uses her powers to create a beautiful sparkling, icy castle as the centerpiece of the party!
  • Once Upon a Christmastime Parade: This spectacular parade runs twice during the event and is filled with all of your favorite characters + lots of excitement! It begins over in Frontierland but runs down through Main Street!
  • Holiday Wishes: This fireworks show only runs once during the event, but is something you don’t want to miss! It also happens to be my favorite time to be on an outdoor ride – you get the best view that way!
  • A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas + VoicePlay: Tunes playing outside are sure to catch your attention 5x during the event and get you moving! And in between? Catch an a cappella concert 4 times on the same stage in Tomorrowland!
  • Club Tinsel: Dance party anyone?! A fun mix of regular + Christmas tunes play all night at the most hoppin’ “club” in town!

Have you attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas PartyIf not, what would you be most excited to see/do?



  1. November 15, 2017 / 8:57 AM

    I’ve never been but it looks INCREDIBLE from your photos!

    • November 27, 2017 / 7:51 PM

      Thanks, Megan! You must plan a trip – it’s even more magical!

  2. November 15, 2017 / 11:41 AM

    I’ve always wanted to go!

    • November 20, 2017 / 9:16 PM

      You must! It’s so much fun!

  3. November 15, 2017 / 1:00 PM

    One day I’ll get to this! I’ts my dream to go to Disney when they switch over the decorations from Halloween to Christmas and have it happen in the middle of my trip so I can get the best of both worlds!

    • November 28, 2017 / 11:30 PM

      I never really thought about how quickly they have to switch those out! That really would be an awesome thing to see! I’m totally down to go with you when you’re ready to make it happen :)

  4. Miss ALK
    November 15, 2017 / 2:09 PM

    My parents and I went to Disney at the holidays when I was in elementary school, and I’ve always wanted to go back at that time of year since! It looks extra magical!!!!

    xoxo A

    • November 28, 2017 / 11:29 PM

      What a great memory! I hope you’re able to get back someday soon! It really is extra magical during the Christmas season!

  5. November 15, 2017 / 2:26 PM

    I love Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!! It sounds like they’ve even improved the snack experience since I last attended. I last went to the Christmas Party in 2015 and it was just hot cocoa and cookies. I’d love to get pretzels and sno cones too!

    • November 28, 2017 / 11:31 PM

      Oh wow, it’s definitely evolved! I noticed a huge difference even just from last year. So glad they added pretzels in. The only thing I think they’re missing is some water – there’s so much sugar everywhere, haha!

    • November 16, 2017 / 11:37 PM

      How fun! What was your favorite part of it?

    • November 28, 2017 / 11:31 PM

      The best isn’t it?! I can’t believe it took me so long to get there, even with living in Florida most of my life!

  6. November 15, 2017 / 6:52 PM

    This looks so fun! I’d love to see the Christmas decorations during the holiday season!

    • November 29, 2017 / 9:39 PM

      It is! I can’t recommend it enough!

  7. November 15, 2017 / 7:37 PM

    I totally want to go to this one year! I’ve been to Disney twice but never to these cool events.

    • November 20, 2017 / 9:17 PM

      I highly recommend planning your next trip around of their holiday events – they’re so much fun!

    • November 29, 2017 / 9:40 PM

      I hope you can experience it someday soon, Jackie! You’d have a blast!

  8. McKennableu
    November 15, 2017 / 10:38 PM

    I’ve been to Disney a million times but never have been to this. I need to go sometime.

    • November 16, 2017 / 11:37 PM

      Oh for sure! It’s such a cool event!

  9. Azanique
    November 15, 2017 / 11:37 PM

    I never thought about going here! Such a fun family trip idea.

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    • November 29, 2017 / 9:39 PM

      It is! It’s so much fun – whether you have kids with you or not!

  10. Robin @ And Then We Tried
    November 16, 2017 / 12:13 AM

    What a fun family tradition! Seems like a great time to be at the park.

    • November 28, 2017 / 11:32 PM

      It definitely is! The best time of year for sure!

  11. Karoline J.
    November 16, 2017 / 4:51 AM

    I LOVE Disneyland! Especially for Christmas!

  12. November 16, 2017 / 8:06 AM

    It looks so pretty on Christ,as time! More magical. Love it!

    • November 27, 2017 / 7:50 PM

      It definitely is! I wish it was decked out like that year round!

  13. November 16, 2017 / 11:50 AM

    This looks like so much fun – I love all of the lights!!!

    • November 20, 2017 / 9:17 PM

      It is! The lights are beautiful!

  14. November 16, 2017 / 1:43 PM

    This looks like something I’d love to do one day, I love the christmas lights!

    • November 29, 2017 / 9:40 PM

      Me too! It’s so magical to see the park all lit up and festive!

  15. November 17, 2017 / 10:38 AM

    I think my little nephew would go crazy for this! He loves Christmas lights!

    • November 29, 2017 / 9:40 PM

      For sure! It’s a blast for kids and adults!

  16. November 20, 2017 / 11:54 PM

    We were at Disney last holiday season and it was so magical!

    • November 29, 2017 / 9:40 PM

      Yay! What was your favorite part?