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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Returns to Walt Disney World Resort Tonight

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

UPDATE: We’ve released information on the 2012 edition of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World Resort.

When I moved to Florida more than 10 years ago, something I knew I’d miss during Christmastime was snow. During my first holiday season in Central Florida, I wondered how I’d ever find the holiday spirit while surrounded by sunny skies and green palm trees. But all of that changed the moment I stepped into Magic Kingdom Park for my first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – and for my family and I, the holidays haven’t been the same since.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a hard-ticket event that takes place after Magic Kingdom Park closes (yes, you need a separate ticket for entrance). Parties run from 7 p.m.-midnight, and during that time, guests can enjoy snow falling on Main Street, U.S.A., special holiday entertainment, additional character meet-and-greets, seasonal treats, and an illuminating performance of Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park

This year, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will feature an appearance by Duffy the Disney Bear, and new character meet and greets will be available, including Phineas & Ferb in Tomorrowland, the Seven Dwarfs in Frontierland and Duffy the Disney Bear in Town Square. (Entertainment is subject to change).

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park

Parties will take place Nov. 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29 and 30, Dec. 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 18. Day-of-event pricing is $62.95 and $57.95 for ages 3-9. Savings of $6 per ticket are available (on select dates only) if tickets are purchased in advance.

I’ll see you there!


  • I will be in Disney World this weekend for my mom’s birthday and I know they will be taping the parade. Are there any other surprises planned?

  • We just received our tickets to this event. It’s our first time and we are very excited!!!

  • It has been way too long since I have seen this parade. So many happy memories (Disneyland) version. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas with out a trip to the Magic Kingdom or Disneyland.

  • We attended the first Christmas Party of the season last year. It was incredible! The parade, the fireworks, pictures with the 7 dwarfs(our Christmas card), the cookies and hot chocolate! Wish we were there again this year!

    • It is a great party, isn’t it?

  • I cant wait.. I’ll be going there in Dec.. I first time for the holiday season in WDW.. can’t wait 25 more days and counting….

  • Does the Disneyland Resort also charge for nighttime Christmas activities?

  • Hi Jennifer! We are headed to WDW in 18 days and we can hardly wait. I was there for the 40th celebration on October 1 and missed getting on the invitation list for the “Trick or Meet Up” event. I was so bummed. Will there be any special events like that coming up that I should look for? Thanks so much!

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