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Celebrate the Holiday Season in a Merry, New Way with Disney Merriest Nites, an All-New After-Hours Event at Disneyland Park

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Are you looking forward to immersing yourself in the holiday season this year? Look no further because magic is here with Holidays at the Disneyland Resort! And this year we’ve added a new separate ticket, limited-capacity offering, Disney Merriest Nites. Since Mickey Mouse adores the holidays and celebrating with friends, he’s invited some of them to help host six themed parties in one throughout Disneyland park. You can join Mickey Mouse and his friends on one of five select nights during November and December with the purchase of a ticket!

As the host of the party, Mickey Mouse will welcome you to the party on Main Street, U.S.A. with Victorian flair, and Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their friends join in the fun, traveling in a special coach with Christmas carol sing-alongs, Muppet antics, and a few chickens! Over in New Orleans Square, Princess Tiana plans to ring in Noel with guests at her bayou-inspired celebration. In Frontierland, Miguel from the Disney and Pixar film “Coco” will be wishing everyone Feliz Navidad while you kick up your heels during a jolly dance-filled fiesta. Three more character-hosted holiday parties await you with a tropical party hosted by Lilo & Stitch in Adventureland, a wintertime celebration with Elsa in Fantasyland, and Buzz Lightyear taking the holidays to new heights over in Tomorrowland. Your friends and family will enjoy enhanced entertainment such as themed photo backdrops and character sightings, and themed specialty food and beverage offerings within the event.

Attendance at this separately ticketed holiday event offers you limited-capacity, after-hours access to Disneyland park attractions* and entertainment. Select attractions will be available, including the seasonal transformations “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday, along with a special viewing of “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade.**

With unlimited Disney Photopass*** digital downloads from the night, you may want to wear your favorite holiday attire!

Disney Merriest Nites tickets will be sold for events on Nov. 11, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and Dec. 9. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Sept. 14, 2021, no earlier than 9 a.m., on and the Disneyland app. For event highlights and additional details, please visit

We look forward to celebrating the Holidays and Disney Merriest Nites with you soon at the Disneyland Resort!

*Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Mickey’s Toontown and Critter Country will not be accessible during the party.

**Entertainment, experiences, attractions, and offerings may be modified, limited in availability, or unavailable, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice.

***Disney PhotoPass is subject to the Disney PhotoPass terms and expiration policy found at Online registration required.

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  • I attended the first MerriNites on November 11th. Once the party started at 8pm if you were there to go on rides then it was great. The Entertainment was wonderful, all the separate parties and the decor and characters. I wished that more of the Holiday treats had been available, considering this was the debut of the event instead of the majority of the holiday treats not debuting until Nov.12th. I felt it was a little expensive for 4 hours w/ the 3 hour window to come at 5pm while the crowds were still there.I believe the food situations with the restaurants is still a little bit of a challenge, Sometimes the online apps don’t work and even some of the employees admitted that. Overall was a nice way to launch into the Holiday Season.

  • Wish they would have spread these events out just a little bit! We knew crowds might be busier the week we got our trip for but both events for December fall the same week we are there? Why not spread them out a bit? Why the same week? 😭 this is going to ruin our chances of having any moderate crowds the days we go.

  • Grate so my family just dropped 3k for a trip and we are going to de kicked out early for this party (pay walled christmas events)

  • At five nights only, it’s going to be expensive. But reading through the description, I’m relieved to know that it really IS an event, and not, as I feared, just putting the Christmas parade and fireworks behind a paywall.

    It does seem like a lot to try to do in a very limited amount of time though, I imagine there will be more than a few stress meltdowns. 😬

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