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15 Things You’ll Love About Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Christmas is our absolute favorite holiday for many reasons! You simply can’t find a more magical Christmas than what you’ll find at Walt Disney World. Decked out in stunning decorations and jam-packed with unforgettable holiday entertainment, Disney is the place to be over the holidays. We are especially fond of Magic Kingdom during the Christmas season because of the popular special-ticketed event called Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP)! Here are a few things we just know you’ll love about this cherished party!


1 – Several Party Opportunities

Thankfully, Disney knows everyone wants a chance to enjoy the party! They make this easy by offering multiple MVMCP dates. This year, the party takes place on select nights between November 8 – December 22, 2022. Party dates are listed below! We expect all dates to sell out, so don’t delay purchasing your tickets. 

  • November: 8 (sold out), 10 (sold out), 11 (sold out), 14 (sold out), 15 (sold out), 17 (sold out), 18 (sold out), 20 (sold out), 22 (sold out), 27 (sold out), 29

  • December: 1, 2 (sold out), 4 (sold out), 6 (sold out), 8 (sold out), 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 (sold out), 20 (sold out), 22 (sold out)

2 – Three “Freebie” Hours!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs from 7:00 pm until midnight. With that being said, guests with a party ticket are allowed to enter the park as early as 4:00 pm with their special ticket! This means you’ll get three hours inside the park before the party even begins. So, while the special-ticket cost may seem pricey (ranges from $149 to $199 depending on the night), you can actually spend a full eight hours in Magic Kingdom with your special event ticket.

3 – Showing Off Your Holiday Finest

It’s time to put on those green and red Minnie ears, your glowing ornament necklace, and even Christmas pajamas if you’d like! Everyone talks about dressing up for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, but you can still put on your holiday finest to enjoy a night of partying during MVMCP at Magic Kingdom. Plan according, and let your holiday cheer shine through!

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4 – Complimentary Cookies and Cocoa

Yes, please! Complimentary Christmas Cookies and Cocoa are included in your ticket, so be sure to take full advantage of this yummy perk. Be prepared to enjoy cookies and cocoa at multiple locations throughout Magic Kingdom. Have an allergy? Ask a Cast Member for details on allergy-friendly locations.

5 – Specialty & Party Exclusive Treats 

Do your taste buds need a break from the complimentary cookies and cocoa? No worries! Specialty treats are available for guests to purchase at select locations. There are always a couple of exclusive party treats you’ll want to try! While these are treats you’ll have to pay for, you’ll have no shortage of options to taste your way through MVMCP!

6 – Limited Attendance

We absolutely LOVE that MVMCP is a “limited attendance” event. This means that Disney will sell out of select nights when they’ve reached a certain amount of guests. So, while you’ll have a good flow of people enjoying the party with you, you can expect the lines for attractions to be much more manageable! 


7 – It Snows!

Snow may be extremely rare in Orlando, Florida – but with a little magic, it snows on Main Street, U.S.A., during MVMCP! A fluffy mixture of water and soap makes the snow falling on Main Street really look like snowflakes. Some people come to Disney to escape the snowy holidays, but we are thankful for this type of “snow,” which melts as it touches the ground. Be sure to snap a photo of this beautiful experience!

 8 – The Christmas Parade

You may have seen a Christmas parade in your hometown – but MVMCP’s parade is unlike any other! See many of the most popular Disney characters in their holiday finest on intricately detailed floats. Main Street U.S.A. is our favorite place to see Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, as Cinderella Castle glows as a perfect backdrop, snowfalls, and the excitement seems to be at its highest. Try for the second showing of the parade, as this is typically the least crowded one!

 9 – Holiday Themed Fireworks 

Um, this is Magic Kingdom we’re talking about, after all… so of course, any particular party includes out-of-this-world fireworks! MVMCP is no exception, and Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks are fantastic and not to be missed.

10 – PLUS More Holiday Entertainment!

While the parade and fireworks are typically the most popular entertainment options during the party, you’ll want to see a few other unique entertainment offers exclusive for party-goers. Don’t forget to check your party Times Guide to catch all these showtimes.

  • Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration takes place in front of the Castle as a stage show and allows guests to catch a glimpse of Mickey’s closest friends that have come out to celebrate Christmas with him.
  • Head over to Tomorrowland to experience A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas to sing and dance along with special characters to some Christmas music favorites.
  • In the mood for more dancing? You’ll want to visit Cosmic Rays for Club Tinsel! Characters are ready to dance along with you!
  • Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jingle Jam is a dance party for the little ones with Timon and Vamprina!
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11 – Mickey, Santa, and MORE

Besides seeing characters for stage shows and the parade, you don’t want to miss getting in line early for memorable character meet and greet opportunities. Some of the characters you can normally meet (such as Mickey), but during the party, they are decked out in their holiday outfits, making meeting them extra special during MVMCP. In addition to these characters, you’ll see characters that are exclusive to the party, like Jack Skellington, Scrooge McDuck, the Seven Dwarfs, Moana – and more. You know it’s a great party when Santa shows up!

12 – Holiday Attractions with a Holiday Twist

Select Magic Kingdom attractions get a jolly holiday overlay with Jungle Cruise transforming into Jingle Cruise, and special holiday makeovers of Space Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, and Mad Tea Party. You don’t want to miss these holiday-themed attractions!

13 – Special Dessert Parties

You may have heard of Happily Ever After Dessert Parties held most nights at Magic Kingdom. Well, MVMCP has its own special Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Party– one option with viewing from the Tomorrowland Terrace and the other option with views from The Plaza Garden. Desserts galore and excellent fireworks viewing! Keep in mind these parties are an extra fee in addition to your special event ticket.

14 – Christmas Shopping

In the midst of attractions, entertainment, and eating – surely you’ll have time to shop. Take to Main Street U.S.A. to find Christmas merchandise (some exclusive to MVMCP only!) to take home as a souvenir for yourself – or for the friends and family you have waiting to hear all about your trip back home. 

15 – 50th Anniversary Bonus Items

New to this year’s party, attendees have three jolly new Disney PhotoPass opportunities, and guests will receive a special 50th Anniversary commemorative keepsake themed to the holidays.

Have you purchased your tickets to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party yet?!

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Matt & Kim

We have had a long time love affair with Disney. We love the magic and the memories we've made at Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. From lodging to dining to Genie+ we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us.
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