Full Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom in 2023

Katie Francis

Full Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom in 2023

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a separately ticketed event taking place at Magic Kingdom on select nights from November 9 through December 22. We’ve put together a full guide of everything at the party, from food to fireworks to character greetings.


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates and Tickets

The dates and ticket prices for the event are below. As of publication, all dates are sold out, but some have been reopening on and off. Tickets can be purchased over the phone, online, or in person if availability allows.

November Dates

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place on November 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, and 30. At the time of publication, all November dates were sold out.

December Dates

The party takes place on December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, and 22. As of publication, all December dates were sold out.

The party is from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, but guests with party tickets can enter Magic Kingdom as early as 4:00 p.m.

Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members get $10 off per ticket on select event nights.


Guests can enter Magic Kingdom as early as 4:00 p.m. ET and must present valid Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets to receive an event bracelet. Like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, this year’s bracelets are ribbon instead of plastic.

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At 7:00 p.m., regular park guests are escorted out of the park, and only guests with wristbands are allowed to remain inside. Cast Members will guide you through the backstage bypass to the hub.

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You’ll also receive this year’s complimentary ornament featuring a Toy Soldier.

If you’re already in the park, you can pick up your wristband from the following locations:

  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Tomorrowland near Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party map

Don’t forget to pick up a guide map (or take a full look inside here).

Complimentary Cookies & Hot Cocoa

Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party Complimentary treats

As part of the party admission, guests are treated to complimentary cookies and hot cocoa throughout the park. There is no limit on the number of treats each guest can enjoy. See the offerings, including allergy-friendly options, here.

Specialty Food & Beverage

We reviewed every specialty food and beverage item at Magic Kingdom for this year’s holiday season, including party exclusives. Check out the full reviews below.

Available During Regular Park Hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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  • Main Street Bakery: Letter to Santa
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies: Lump of Coal in Your Stocking Shake
  • Casey’s Corner: Candy Cane Tart
  • Cool Ship: Magic Holiday Tree
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe: Holiday Pot Roast Melt, Holiday Turkey Burger, and Christmas Cookie Cake
  • The Friar’s Nook: Holiday Ham Fried Pie, Italian Beef Tots, Peppermint Snowman, Winter Milk Shake
  • Golden Oak Outpost: Orange Gingerbread Shake, Gingerbread Cake
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe: Chicken Tamale, Chocolate Eggnog Reineer, Orange-Cranberry Pineapple Punch
  • Sleepy Hollow: Holiday Waffle Sundae, Milk and Cookies for Santa
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace: Santa’s Belt Buckle

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

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Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade has returned with some updates. Performances are scheduled twice nightly at 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks

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Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks are performed once nightly at 10:00 p.m. ET.

The fireworks spectacular stars Minnie Mouse as she shares what she loves about the yuletide season, accompanied by classic holiday songs including “Carol of the Bells,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Deck the Halls,” as well as projections on Cinderella Castle, and of course, fireworks.

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

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The Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show has returned for another year at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

The show performs four times nightly during the event at 7:40 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 10:35 p.m., and 11:55 p.m. 

Dance Parties

Club Tinsel

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Bust a move during a dance party at the Rockettower Plaza Stage with Santa’s elves, reindeer, and more festive friends.

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Disney Junior Jingle Jam

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In Storybook Circus, the Disney Junior Jingle Jam gives young partygoers a chance to get their groove on with favorite characters from popular Disney Junior shows “Fancy Nancy,” “Vampirina,” “Doc McStuffins,” and “The Lion Guard.”

Attraction Overlays

Space Mountain Holiday Run

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Space Mountain – Holiday Run!! launches you on an adventure through the cosmos, filled with interstellar lighting and high-energy holiday tunes.

Mad Tea Party

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Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland becomes a wild and wacky Christmas party––where you can spin your teacup to one of four holiday combos of lights and music.

Tomorrowland Speedway Race Through the Holidays

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Cruise a festive freeway filled with thousands of lights, stylized décor, and a fun, futuristic holiday soundtrack as you get behind the wheel.

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

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The crew at Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor is filling their laugh canisters with some holiday cheer at their “Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Holiday Show” for everyone visiting the Monster World.

Jingle Cruise

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Jingle Cruise brings new jokes and puns to the river as the Skippers make the best of holidays stranded in the jungle. This overlay is the only one that runs during regular hours.

Character Meet and Greets

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Special character meet and greets are available during the party, including “Sandy Claws” Jack Skellington, Mickey, the Seven Dwarfs in their holiday outfits, and more.

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  • Katie Francis

    Katie is a lover of all theme parks and an avid reader. Her favorite rides are Spaceship Earth and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. You can find her daydreaming of the Florida sun, and you can reach her at katie@wdwnt.com.