It’s that very special time in Florida again. November brings together family and thankfulness and great memories for everyone but at Disney World, November also welcomes Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!
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This special holiday party is a separate ticket event that is held on select nights between Nov 8th- Dec 18th, 2015 and you can purchase tickets here.
For 20 special nights, guests can delight during this cheery, family-friendly event. Party-goers embrace the joys of the season while sipping complimentary cocoa, catching a “snowflake” and enjoying merry shows, fireworks, carolers and special character meet and greets at Magic Kingdom Park!
As soon as you walk in you’ll want to grab your party guide map. That will fill you in on all the details of the above details and show times.
It’s not the holidays unless there’s a little snow and ice, right? Elsa transforms Cinderella Castle into an ice palace fit for a queen with her magic powers. It’s absolutely breathtaking to watch and the results are gorgeous.
Spot a huge candy cane while you’re walking around? That means you’re in for a treat! On your event map there are candy cane markers, you can pick up some complimentary delicious treats at these areas. During the party hours (7 pm – midnight), you’ll get 2 cookies and a cup of hot cocoa at each “station”. The supply is endless, but I’m sure your tummy will probably want you to stop at some point. And don’t worry, the temperature is just right for little ones to enjoy right away! The cookies? Not the best Disney quality you’d expect, but they are a free and nice treat.
Doesn’t feel like the holidays without some decorations, of course, and Disney spares nothing when it comes to big, bright, and beautiful. All over the park you’ll feel like it’s Christmas while you’re surrounded by the holiday season. Main Street is extra fun for kids and adults alike because it actually snows!
Now is also the time to grab some holiday decorations of your own. In any of the shops, you can find decorations to take home like ornaments, wreaths, and other fun things.
The main highlight of the night and something you cannot miss is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade. Best to arrive early or have a designated person in your group to save a spot with some blankets or towels. I love sitting toward the front of the park (the end of the parade) for the best views.
You’ll catch all your Disney favorites Mickey & Minnie, Daisy, Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh.
Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff join in the parade fun. No Sven though 🙁
Directly following the first parade is the holiday fireworks show Holiday Wishes Fireworks dance in the air to familiar holiday music.
This after-hours party is a special-ticket event offered select nights between Nov. 8 and Dec. 18, 2015, and features a sleigh full of merriment:
- Queen Elsa’s transformation of Cinderella Castle into a glittering ice palace
- Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, complete with a special appearance by Santa Claus
- An exclusive holiday fireworks extravaganza — “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season”
- Live entertainment featuring Disney characters, including the “Celebrate the Season” musical stage show
- Meet and greet opportunities with favorite Disney characters throughout Magic Kingdom
- Complimentary cookies, apple slices, apple juice, and hot cocoa
- A magical snow fall on Main Street, U.S.A.
- Holiday performances by the acclaimed contemporary a capella group VoicePlay in Tomorrowland
- Many popular Magic Kingdom attractions open for family-friendly fun
Check availability and purchase tickets here!