Complete Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

When it comes to the holiday season, no one does like Mickey and friends! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is an annual event at the Magic Kingdom. It transforms the park into a winter wonderland filled with joy, cheer, and of course, magic.

This special ticketed event is a tradition for many Disney lovers! And is well worth considering if you’re planning a trip during the holiday season. From the first snowflake that falls on Main Street to the last firework that lights up the night sky. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is will be full of lasting memories.

With exclusive entertainment, special character meet and greets, and delicious treats. It’s a festive celebration you won’t want to miss.

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make the most of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We’ll provide details on dates, tickets, and pricing. Give you the scoop on all the holiday-themed entertainment, and share tips on meeting characters and enjoying the seasonal attractions.

So, grab a cup of cocoa, put on your favorite holiday sweater. Let’s dive into the merriest party of the year!

Dates, Tickets, and Pricing for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a hard-ticket event, requiring a separate admission from a regular park ticket. This year, the event kicks off on November 9, 2023, and runs on select nights through December 22, 2023.

The party begins at 7 pm and continues until midnight. Ticket holders can enter the park as early as 4 pm. Giving you extra time to enjoy the magic before the party officially begins!

Here’s a rundown of the event dates and pricing for 2023:

  • November 9, 2023 SOLD OUT
  • November 10, 2023 SOLD OUT
  • November 13, 2023 – $159/$149
  • November 14, 2023 – $159/$149
  • November 16, 2023 – $159/$149
  • November 17, 2023 – $169/$159
  • November 19, 2023 – $189/$179
  • November 21, 2023 – $189/$179
  • November 22, 2023 – $189/$179
  • November 26, 2023 – $179/$169
  • November 28, 2023 – $179/$169
  • November 30, 2023 – $179/$269
  • December 1, 2023 – $179/$169 SOLD OUT
  • December 3, 2023 – $179/$169
  • December 5, 2023 – $179/$169
  • December 7, 2023 – $179/$169
  • December 8, 2023 – $189/$179
  • December 10, 2023 – $189/$179
  • December 12, 2023 – $189/$79
  • December 14, 2023 – $189/$179
  • December 15, 2023 – $189/$179
  • December 17, 2023 – $189/$179
  • December 19, 2023 – $199/$189
  • December 21, 2023 – $199/$189
  • December 22, 2023 – $199/$189

You can purchase tickets online on the official Disney website.


If you’re a Disney Annual Passholder (AP) or a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member, you’re in luck! You can snag a $10 discount on your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket. Just log in to your account to access the discounted pricing.

What’s Included in Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?

Joining in on Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party means you’re in for a treat, literally! There’s a lot of tasty food and sweet treats waiting for you to try. This event isn’t just about the rides and characters, but also about yummy holiday snacks and meals.

So, as you plan your visit, get ready to explore a bunch of dining spots. They have special menus just for the holiday season. Let’s dive into the tasty world of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:

Cookies and Warm Beverages:

While exploring the park’s magical realms, don’t forget to visit the treat stations for free holiday cookies and hot drinks. Here’s where you can find them and what’s on offer:

  • The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland): Sugar cookie paired with apple cider to tickle your taste buds.
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (Tomorrowland): Snickerdoodle cookie and hot chocolate, a classic combo to keep you cozy.
  • Pinocchio Village Haus (Fantasyland): Gingerbread cookie adorned with icing alongside hot cocoa, embodying the spirit of the season.
  • Columbia Harbor House (Liberty Square): Chocolate chip cookie and hot cocoa, a timeless treat.
  • Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland): Sugar cookie served with eggnog for a touch of tradition.

Allergy-friendly alternatives are also available to ensure everyone can partake in the festive feasting!

Snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.:

Imagine walking down Main Street, U.S.A., with snow gently falling around you. This is at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in sunny Florida. The soft snowfall turns the street into a calm winter wonderland.

The snow gently covers the rooftops while holiday tunes play. Even the palm trees seem to enjoy the snowflakes. It’s a cozy, festive scene right in the middle of warm weather.

The streetlights shimmer through the snow, adding to the magic. This sweet slice of winter is unique to Disney. It makes your holiday adventure at Magic Kingdom extra memorable.

Dining Options:

After enjoying the cookies and cocoa, many dining options await. They range from quick bites to relaxed dinners. It’s a feast for both the eyes and the palate.

You can grab a quick snack or settle down for a meal. Each place has its own special holiday menu. The choices cater to every taste and preference.

Whether you’re in the mood for something fast or slow, it’s there. The variety ensures everyone finds something they love. It’s a culinary adventure in a festive setting.

Quick-Service Restaurants:

A mural of the Orange Bird holding a dole whip, painted on the side of Sunshine Terrace in Adventurelad. Photo, Disney World - Magic Kingdom.
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Cool Ship
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • The Friar’s Nook
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Aloha Isle (until 9 p.m.)

Table-Service Restaurants:

  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table

These dining spots open doors during the party. Taking reservations from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s wise to book your spot early as these royal feasts are popular. To dine here during the event, have your party ticket ready.

Booking ahead ensures you get a seat at these majestic venues. They offer a unique dining experience during the party. It’s a chance to enjoy a royal meal amidst the festivities.

Having your party ticket is key for this dining experience. It’s your pass to enjoy a meal at these exclusive spots. Make sure to have it with you to enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Entertainment at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is filled with special entertainment. It brightens every part of Magic Kingdom. Let’s delve into the joyful festivities awaiting you:

Each event adds a spark of magic to the night. From parades to fireworks, the excitement never ends. It’s a holiday celebration like no other.

Every corner has something fun happening. The variety ensures there’s something for everyone. The Magic Kingdom truly comes alive with holiday spirit.

So, as you explore, expect laughter and joy around. The exclusive entertainment is a holiday treat. It’s sure to make your night at Magic Kingdom memorable.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show:

Kickstart your holiday cheer with Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show at 10:00 p.m. The sky lights up to classic holiday tunes, setting the scene for the colorful fireworks over Cinderella Castle.

The music echoes through the night, adding magic to the atmosphere. Each burst of color in the sky matches the rhythm, creating a visual delight.

It’s a spectacle that paints the night with holiday joy. The castle provides a perfect backdrop for the fireworks. It’s a moment of shared wonder and holiday spirit.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade:

Join Mickey, Minnie, and a host of beloved Disney characters at 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. They parade from Frontierland to the park’s front, spreading holiday cheer with every step.

As they march along, the magic follows with them. Their cheerful steps brighten the path, sharing the holiday spirit.

It’s a joyous procession that warms every heart. A festive glow will light the parade route. It’s a merry march that fills the night with laughter and joy.

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration:

This star-filled celebration at Cinderella Castle is all aglow with festive songs and beloved Disney characters. You have four showtimes to pick from to join the festive fun.

Each showtime brings the castle to life with merry tunes. Your favorite characters lead the celebration, spreading holiday joy.

The music, lights, and characters create a festive blend. It’s a chance to sing along and soak in the holiday spirit.

Totally Tomorrowland Christmas:

Whiz over to Tomorrowland for a modern take on Christmas cheer. This lively show features Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski, and Stitch in a comical adventure filled with holiday tunes and futuristic fun.

Dance Parties at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas:

Boogie down at these high-energy dance parties, bringing extra sparkle to the holiday celebration:

  • Club Tinsel: Head over to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café for this lively dance party. The holiday beats keep rolling, inviting guests to move along with polar bears and reindeer. The festive tunes fill the air, urging everyone to join the dance floor. It’s a joyful place where the holiday spirit shines bright.
  • Disney Junior Jingle Jam: Over at Storybook Circus, this dance party is perfect for the little ones. Kids can dance their hearts out with their favorite Disney Junior characters amidst holiday decor. It’s filled with laughter and music, making it a joyful spot for youngsters. It’s a merry little party where kids can groove to the holiday beats.

Reindeer Wranglers:

Join in on the fun with the Reindeer Wranglers, a lively bunch of cowboy elves in Frontierland. They bring a mix of laughter and easy-going tunes to the area. Their playful antics add a unique flavor to the holiday festivities.

The Wranglers’ performances are filled with humor and catchy tunes. They’re sure to get you tapping your boots to the beat.

It’s a blend of holiday cheer with a cowboy twist, making Frontierland a fun spot. With the Reindeer Wranglers, the holiday spirit takes on a playful, country vibe.

Character Meets at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party lets you meet Disney characters in holiday outfits. These meet and greets offer warm moments and great photos. The holiday decorations in Magic Kingdom create a magical backdrop. Now, let’s see where you can find these cherished characters:

Your favorite characters wait to share a holiday moment with you. They wear festive costumes, adding cheer to every photo. Each greeting area has a unique setting. This makes every meet and greet a special moment.

As you explore from Main Street to Adventureland, the characters are ready to celebrate. They bring holiday magic to life with each greeting. So, let’s learn where these delightful interactions happen. The magic awaits as you meet characters dressed in holiday cheer.

A banner advertising a Mickey Mouse meet and greet is hung outside of the Town Square Theater on Main Street U.S.A. Photo, Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Main Street

  • Mickey Mouse (Town Square Theater)
  • Jack Skellington dressed as Santa Clause, and Sally (Town Square Theater)


  • Ariel & Eric (near Journey of the Little Mermaid)
  • Cinderella and Prince Charming (Princess Fairytale Hall)
  • Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (Princess Fairytale Hall)
  • Tiana & Naveen (Princess Fairytale Hall)
  • Snow White and Prince Charming (Pinocchio Village Haus)
  • Aurora and Prince Phillip (Pinocchio Village Haus)
  • Belle (Maurice’s Cottage)
  • Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (near Mad Tea Party)
  • Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eyeore (near the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)

Storybook Circus

  • Santa Goofy (near the Barnstormer)
  • Minnie Mouse (near Dumbo)
  • Scrooge McDuck (near Dumbo)
  • Donald Duck (near Dumbo)
  • Daisy Duck (near Dumbo)

Liberty Square

  • Santa Claus (in the Gazebo)


  • Country Bears (roaming)


  • Aladdin/Abu and Jasmine/Genie (Near Magic Carpets of Aladdin)
  • Moana (Enchanted Tiki Room)
  • Jack Sparrow (Near Pirates of the Caribbean)

Attractions and Rides at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

The holiday spirit jazzes up the attractions and rides at Magic Kingdom. Many receive a joyful makeover or a special touch to celebrate. Here’s a peek at the rides filled with extra holiday cheer:

Attractions with Seasonal Overlays:

  • Jingle Cruise: The Jungle Cruise transforms into the Jingle Cruise, now full of holiday decor and puns. Your fun skipper keeps the holiday spirit high. It’s a festive voyage across the world’s rivers!
  • Space Mountain: Take off on a holiday ride on Space Mountain. It sports a cheerful look with twinkling lights and merry music. As you zoom through space, the holiday tunes add to the adventure.
  • Tomorrowland Speedway: Drive along a holiday-decorated track. Holiday lights light your way through a mini winter wonderland. It’s a festive cruise with a view!
  • Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor: The monsters share their holiday thoughts with new jokes. They ensure a festive, funny time for all. It’s a holiday comedy show that’ll keep you laughing!


  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Space Mountain – with a holiday twist
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • TRON Lightcycle Run – virtual queue access only


  • 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

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion


  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad


  • Jingle Cruise – a classic attraction with a holiday twist
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Family Treehouse

TRON Lightcycle Run Virtual Queue

Photo shows a train of Lightcycles racing across the tracks of Tron Lightcycle run in Tomorrowland. Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Tomorrowland’s newest ride will be open during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for 2023. However guests will need to get a boarding group from the virtual queue. Guests of the party will be able to enter the virtual queue at 6:00 pm that night. You do not need to have entered the park to access the virtual queue. Reservations will go fast, so be sure to set an alarm and hop on your phone a few minutes early to be safe.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a holiday celebration like no other, filling Magic Kingdom with holiday cheer. From stepping onto Main Street, U.S.A., with its holiday decorations, to saying goodbye under soft snow. Holiday magic fills every moment.

You can meet Disney characters at exclusive meet-and-greets, creating sweet memories. Festive changes to classic attractions add holiday wonder to your adventure. Warm shows, fun parades, twinkling lights, and the smell of cookies and cocoa capture the holiday spirit, Disney style.

Dancing under the gentle snowfall with loved ones is special. Joyful performances light up the night, creating cherished memories that last long.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party invites you into a holiday wonderland where stories come alive with festive cheer. The magic of Disney shines bright in this joyful Christmas celebration. So, wear your festive sweater, put on your Mickey ears, and join the fun at Magic Kingdom. This whimsical party will have you singing holiday tunes, feeling the cheer even after you leave.

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