NEWS: Dates & Details Announced for 2023 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party & Other Holiday Offerings at Disney World

There’s snow much to look forward to for the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. In addition to the new holiday event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, holiday magic can be found across the 40-square-mile resort, from theme parks and water parks to resort hotels and shopping, dining, and entertainment districts. Learn more below.


1 – Experience Holiday Magic at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

On 25 select nights, November 9-December 22, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will welcome guests to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Magic Kingdom Park. Holiday magic is unwrapped with the return of festive favorites like the Christmas extravaganza stage show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” the sparkling spectacular “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” and the merry must-see “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.” Guests can also look forward to enjoying some of their favorite classic and thrill attractions, including the new TRON Lightcycle / Run, which will use a virtual queue* during the event.

Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are limited and can be purchased online beginning July 6. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green can begin purchasing tickets as early as June 29 on DisneyWorld.com. Ticket prices will range from $159-199 per adult and $149-189 per child, ages 3-9.

Credit: Jean Cordero Photography, @kickinitcordero

Party dates are:

November 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 30

December: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22


More Joy-Filled Holiday Entertainment Awaits

Magic Kingdom

For the first time in forever, guests will be able to join Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and the Snowgies in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom for “Frozen Holiday Surprise.” This brand new “Frozen”–inspired entertainment experience will illuminate the castle in a whole new way. It can be seen during regular park hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Credit: Disney

Animal Kingdom

Amidst glowing holiday decor, a Merry Menagerie of winter animals returns to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in the form of artisan-sculpted puppets.


EPCOT will celebrate with the return of the Candlelight Processional as part of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays from November 24 through December 30. Other guest-favorite traditions, including storytellers from around the world, joyful musical acts, and Holiday Kitchens, return to World Showcase for the festival.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will once again present Sunset Seasons Greetings as projection effects magically transform the park icon into an array of holiday scenes as snow falls along Sunset Boulevard. In Toy Story Land, guests can spot Woody, Jessie and Buzz sporting their holiday best.

Disney Springs

At Disney Springs, shoppers can find treasures for loved ones while enjoying dazzling decor and live entertainment. And the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll invites guests to discover 20 Christmas trees on display throughout the dining, entertainment and retail complex. Visitors can also be on the lookout for magical snowfall in Central Florida.

Guests can say hello to Santa Claus as he makes special appearances in all four parks, Disney Springs, and even at a Disney Water Park, where you’ll find him dressed in his tropical holiday beachwear.

Credit: Disney

Special Savings on Stays at Disney Resort Hotels

The only thing better than visiting a Disney theme park at the holidays is complementing it with a stay at a Disney Resort hotel. Each resort is decked out for the holidays, and lobbies at select locations feature larger-than-life gingerbread displays during the holiday season. Guests can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays this fall and winter season. To learn more, visit disneyworld.com/HolidaySavings. Disney+ subscribers can save up to 35% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays this holiday season. Learn more at Disneyworld.com/DisneyPlus.***

*Virtual queues are limited and subject to availability; times are subject to change, and joining a virtual queue does not guarantee entrance to any experience. For more information on joining virtual queues during these seasonal hard-ticket events, please visit the virtual queue information page.

** Disney PhotoPass service is subject to Disney PhotoPass terms and expiration policy at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions. Online registration is required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

***Number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available at other select Resorts. For Disney+ subscribers, 35% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available at other select Resorts. Theme Park admission separately priced.

Click here to learn about the new holiday event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For a no obligation, FREE Quote on a Disney vacation package, please contact our travel partner Magical Vacation Planner at 407-442-0227 (407-442-0215 for Spanish). You can also request a FREE quote online by Clicking HERE.


Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
Back to top button