In the Magic Kingdom, “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” starts before Thanksgiving on November 9 and runs on 21 selected nights (one more than last year) until just before Christmas on December 22, 2017.
It is a separately ticketed event and in 2017 it runs on November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 and 28, December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22.
This special event includes a firework spectacular, two parades, complimentary sweet holiday treats (cookies and hot cocoa), character greetings and several special live holiday stage shows for the whole family.
Magic Kingdom Dates for 2017
To accompany Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, there is a special “Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party” which is an additional cost.
The Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party takes place at the Tomorrowland Terrace with reserved viewing to watch the Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks show above Cinderella Castle.
You will find around 15 Disney characters throughout the park in their Christmas best to meet-and-greet including Santa plus rare appearances from Jack Skellington and Scrooge McDuck.
Main Street U.S.A. is decorated with Christmas trees, coloured lights and garlands and there is snowfall before each parade and at the end of the night.
Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration
“Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” is a stage show with a medley of holiday tunes and dance and Mickey invites a host of Disney characters to enjoy the fun. As well as Mickey, guests include Minnie Mouse, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, Peter Pan, Alice and the White Rabbit, Woody and Jessie from Toy Story, Snow White and Dopey, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket and more.
There are more than a dozen carols both old and new and Cinderella Castle is illuminated with a special holiday theme.
A Frozen Holiday Wish
The second stage show is “A Frozen Holiday Wish” featuring sisters Anna and Elsa on the Castle Forecourt Stage along with Kristoff and Olaf. In the finale, Queen Elsa transforms Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace especially for the holidays.
A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas
Over at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tommorowland, you can see Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc and Stitch enjoy themselves in “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas”, a musical revue with song and dance.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” runs twice nightly and features gingerbread men, reindeer, toy soldiers, elves and a number of Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Anna and Elsa along with Olaf from Frozen, Pooh and Tigger, The Seven Dwarfs and not forgetting Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
There is a special “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” fireworks at the end of the day.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets
This is a separately ticketed event and the park officially re-opens at 7:00 p.m. and closes at midnight. Many of the popular attractions are open during the party. Though the party does not start until 7:00 p.m. you can enter the park from 4:00 p.m. using your party ticket.
Ticket prices start at $89.00 plus tax for adults, $83.00 plus tax for children (aged 3 to 9) if purchased in advance (selected dates only). On the day prices (if available) are generally more expensive but tickets sell out fast so it is best to book in advance.