If you’re planning on attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this holiday season, make sure you don’t miss these 5 super-fun festive activities!
I received tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in exchange for my honest opinion of the event. As always, my unbiased opinions are 100% my own and you can trust what I say to be true.
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We’re huge fans of celebrating Christmas at Disney World!
Disney does it right, they go all out! Every hotel on Disney property is decorated meticulously and all four of the parks are packed with Christmas cheer. Every single detail is on point. If you’re not in a Christmas-y mood before you go to Disney World, you definitely will be in one when you leave.
If you’re a Christmas obsessed Disney lover like I am than the ultimate event that will make your holiday season spectacularly festive is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom!
My husband and I have attended this event once before about five years ago. This years event did not disappoint! In fact, I noticed that there were more decorations, more surprises, and even more fun things to do!
A few notes about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:
- This is a ticketed event that is separate from the ticket you buy to get into the park for the day.
- The event technically starts at 7pm but you can get into the Magic Kingdom at 4pm with your event ticket. I recommend scheduling fast passes for rides from 4pm-7pm so you can enjoy the special Christmas activities once the party starts.
- Wear comfortable shoes, I recommend broken-in sneakers. You’ll be walking a lot!
- Pack a jacket, by 10pm-11pm it gets pretty chilly!
- Wear your Christmas gear! Holiday shirts, festive earrings, Mickey ears, the works! I saw many people wearing blinking Christmas light necklaces that they bought at the park but they’re pricey. I brought my own necklace and fit right in for a lot less $$$.
- Don’t miss the castle lighting! It’s not on the event pamphlet but I think it was lit right before the party started at 7pm
- Make sure you eat before the event starts, you don’t want to lose any precious party time sitting in a restaurant. We went to Blaze at Disney Springs for dinner before the party. It’s affordable, allergy-friendly, and delicious!
After experiencing Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, these 5 activities are the ones my family enjoyed the most. We didn’t have any kids with us so we skipped the special character meet n’ greets, the dance party at Club Tinsel, and the Totally Tomorrowland Christmas.
Whether you have kids with you or not, I would recommend you don’t miss the following 5 activities at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party…
5 Festive Activities You Don’t Want to Miss at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
1 – Check Out the Holiday Stage Shows
There are two main stage shows on the Caste Forecourt Stage: Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration (7:40pm, 9:25pm, 10:30pm, 11:55pm) and A Frozen Holiday Wish (8:15pm). Both shows are really fun and festive!
Note – Parents, please do not put your kids on your shoulders so you block the view of the people behind you. They waited just as long as you to see the show. Of course, I understand you want your child to have a good view but you can hold them on your hip so they can see at the same level you can without upsetting all the people around you. The same goes for if you have balloons. Please hold or tie them down during shows or fireworks if people are standing behind you. It’s common decency!
2 – Watch the Christmas Parade
If you think the regular daily parade at the Magic Kingdom is magical, wait until you see Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade…it’ll knock your socks off! Elves, characters in festive outfits, toy soldiers, reindeers, Santa on his sleigh! Does it get any better??
Note – The parade begins in Frontierland at 8:30pm & 11pm. We felt that the later parade had less small children.
3 – Stop at All the Treat Stations
When my husband and I went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party a few years ago, they only had hot cocoa and sugar cookies available. We thought it was such a nice touch!
Now, there are seven Holiday Treat locations that you can go to to get a variety of holiday treats!
Tortuga Tavern – Snowman Soft Pretzel & Sno-Cone
Liberty Square Ticket Office – Ginger Molasses Cookie & Eggnog
Pete’s Silly Sideshow – Peppermint Crunch Cookie & Chocolate Milk
Pinocchio Village Haus – A variety of holiday favorites (they had assorted cookies and hot chocolate when we were there)
The Friar’s Nook – Silky Smooth Dove Chocolates & Sparkling Cider
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe – Snickerdoodles Cookie & Hot Chocolate
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – Santa Claus Cookie & Sno-Cone
You can find each of these locations marked by a huge blow-up candy cane marker. We found a bonus treat spot to the left of the Town Square Theater on Main Street. So, walk down the pathway if you want an extra Santa or gingerbread cookie! Plus, there were a few holiday picture opportunities on the pathway.
I was so happy to find that they offered delicious allergy-friendly cookies at each of the Holiday Treat locations! I found two different varieties; a dairy-free (possibly vegan) gingerbread cookie and a 2-pack of (I couldn’t find any ingredient on the label that would make it not vegan) Enjoy Life Crispy Chocolate Chip cookies.
I couldn’t find anyone that could confirm that either cookie was 100% vegan but the chocolate chip cookie package said it was gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, and nut-free.
Unfortunately, the hot chocolate and eggnog had dairy in it so we couldn’t have that but we were very happy to have the allergy-friendly cookies.
4 – Watch the Holiday Wishes Fireworks
The Holiday Wishes Fireworks were absolutely spectacular, you can’t miss it! The projection show on the castle + the Christmas music + the panoramic firework finale made for a truly magical Christmas firework show! It really was the highlight of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for us.
Note – When you’re picking a spot to watch the fireworks from, don’t go too far to the right (by the bridge to Tomorrowland) your view will be slightly obstructed by the trees. We prefer to stand anywhere in the center, on Main Street, or even on the train platform by the park entrance.
5 – Play in the Snow on Main Street
The bubble snow on Main Street is so darn magical! Especially, if you’re a Floridian who never gets to see snow, walking down Main Street with bubble snow falling all around you and Christmas music playing is like a Christmas miracle!
Note – I would recommend finding a spot on Main Street to watch the parade. The snow makes the parade even more magical!
Overall, we had so much fun at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We’re all definitely in the Christmas spirit now!
End of Party Notes
- Don’t forget to pick up your Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom event exclusive spell card from the Fire Station. It’s a free souvenir!
- It seemed like a majority of the families with younger children left right after the firework show. Try not to leave at this time so you don’t get caught up in the crowd.
- If you can stay until the end of the party, it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of the less crowded main street to take pictures in front of the castle.
Have you previously gone to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or are you planning on attending this year? Let me know in the comments!
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