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Everything You Need to Know About Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is returning to the Magic Kingdom after a two-year hiatus, and we could not be more excited! This year’s event is packed with favorite traditions from past special events at the Disney Park along with lots of new experiences that we can’t wait to share. Here is everything you need to know to plan your next trip to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs on select dates from November 8-December 22, 2022. (From December 23 through Christmas Day, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will run daily in the Magic Kingdom and the party will not be offered to accommodate crowds.

Dates for this year’s event are as follows:

  • November: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22

Tickets & Pricing

Tickets for this year’s Very Merry Christmas Party run $149-199 per person depending on the date of the party. These tickets are a considerable increase over the last prices from the 2019 event, which ran $99-139 per person.

The return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party does feature some new attraction overlays and activities, along with special offerings for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. And it follow last year’s equally as expensive after-hours event that temporarily replaced the party.

Tickets go on sale for Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels on June 30, 2022, and to the general public on July 7, 2022 on DisneyWorld.com.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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Fireworks, Parades, and Shows

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is an iconic Magic Kingdom tradition that will be returning for the 2022 Christmas party. The parade is filled with traditional holiday characters like reindeer, Santa, and the toy solders, along with Mickey, Minnie, and of course Santa Claus, himself.

The parade starts in Frontierland and makes its way through Liberty Square around the Hub and down Main Street, U.S.A. And, it will run twice during each night of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. (Tip: The second parade is usually less crowded, but you might want to see it twice!)

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks will also be back this year. This show lights up the Magic Kingdom with breathtaking fireworks (including perimeter fireworks around the park), state of the art projections and memorable seasonal songs.

Sweets & Treats

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be packed with all kinds of festive treats, both sweet and savory, and the details of those will be released as we get closer to the event.

In the meantime, rest assured that complimentary hot cocoa and cookies at select location around the park will once again be a mainstay of this year’s party nights.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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Attraction Overlays

The holidays are an exciting time of the year, especially for select attractions that will be receiving holiday makeovers during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

The transformation of the Jungle Cruise into the “Jingle Cruise” in Adventureland will run during the day at the Magic Kingdom as well as during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This year’s event will also feature holiday overlays at Space Mountain, the Tomorrowland Speedway, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, and the Mad Tea Party.

Dance Parties

A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas will take over the Rockettower Plaza Stage giving Guests the opportunity to dance alongside favorite Disney characters.¬†Also in Tomorrowland, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe will host its own intergalactic dance party!

For younger Guests, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is offering a special dance party just for them with Disney Junior characters in Storybook Circus, called the Disney Junior Jingle Jam.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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Photo Ops & Keepsakes

Since this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place during the 50th anniversary celebrations of Walt Disney World, there will be some extra special additions to the event!

New photo opportunities will debut in celebration of the 50th anniversary, and Guests will also receive a commemorative holiday keepsake.

We will continue to update this post as more details are revealed for this year’s event. In the meantime, save the dates to grab your tickets- June 30, 2022 for Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests and July 7, 2022 for the general public on DisneyWorld.com.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."