Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022
By James | Last updated August 23, 2023
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In 2022 at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” starts before Thanksgiving on November 8, 2022 and runs on 24 selected nights (one more than 2019, the year it ran) until just before Christmas on December 22, 2022.
It is a separately ticketed event and the dates in 2022 are:
- 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 and 22.
This special event includes a firework spectacular, parade, complimentary sweet holiday treats (including cookies and hot cocoa), character greetings and several special live holiday stage shows for the whole family.
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.
You will find around 15 Disney characters throughout the park in their Christmas best to meet-and-greet including Santa plus rare appearances from characters like Jack Skellington and Scrooge McDuck.
As the party takes place during the 50th Anniversary celebrations, guests will find three new photo opportunities and also receive a special 50th Anniversary commemorative holiday themed keepsake.
Magic Kingdom Dates for 2022
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.
A capella group called VoicePlay entertain between shows, to festive Christmas tunes.
In the Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café you will find the animatronic DJ Sonny Eclipse where you can dance the night away at “Club Tinsel” accompanied by polar bears, elves and reindeer.
Over at Storybook Circus there is a party for kids, the “Disney Junior Jingle Jam” where they can dance with characters from the Disney Junior show including Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and The Lion Guard.
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. The show typically plays around 4 times per night.
A Frozen Holiday Wish
A second stage show is “A Frozen Holiday Wish” featuring sisters Anna and Elsa on the Castle Forecourt Stage along with Kristoff and Olaf, twice a night. In the finale, Queen Elsa transforms Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace especially for the holidays.
Disney are yet to confirm if A Frozen Holiday Wish will return in 2022 but it seems unlikely.
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.
The parade can be enjoyed from Frontierland, through Liberty Square to Main Street U.S.A.
Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks
The 50th Anniversary “Disney Enchantment!” fireworks at the end of the day are replaced by the holiday firework spectacular “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks”.
Hosted by Minnie Mouse, the new fireworks show is accompanied by a medley of Christmas songs including “Joy to the World”, “Deck the Halls”, “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”.
Christmas Party Attractions
Nearly all of the Magic Kingdom attractions operate throughout the evening and because capacity to the park is limited during the party, wait times are generally very low.
The Magic Kingdom is decorated for the entire holiday season and some attractions are specially themed, for example Jungle Cruise becomes Jingle Cruise.
Others are themed just on the party nights including:
- Tomorrowland Speedway Race Through the Holidays
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Holiday Show
- Space Mountain – Holiday Run
- Mad Tea Party with special lighting and music
To accompany Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, there are two special dessert parties in 2022, which are an additional cost.
The Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Parties take place at the Tomorrowland Terrace with reserved viewing to watch the Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show above Cinderella Castle.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Treats
Throughout the park you will find special cookie stations where you can get complimentary cookies, snicker doodles, snowman pretzels and snow cones plus a range of drinks including hot chocolate and apple juice.
There are also treat stations and restaurants where for around $5 you can buy seasonal goodies like Eggnog Custard Dessert, Gluten-Free or Traditional Yule Logs, Red Velvet Mickey Waffles and Sandy Claws Push Cake Pop.
If you have a particular food allergy, check with Guest Services at City Hall for other options.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets 2022
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. Note that for non-party guests, Magic Kingdom now closes at 6:00 p.m. on party nights.
On the day prices (if available) are generally more expensive but tickets sell out fast so it is best to book well in advance.
On select nights, Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members can get a $10 discount.
|Disney’s Very Merry Christmas Party Single Admission Ticket (advanced purchase)||Adult||Child|
|Standard single evening admission to Disney’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney’s Magic Kingdom (purchased in advance).||from $149.00 to $199.00|
|from $139.00 to $189.00|
Past Christmas Events at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party was cancelled completely. In 2021 it was replaced by “Disney Very Merriest After Hours”, a 4 hour separately ticketed evening event.
The previous holiday fireworks show was called “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” which has now been replaced by “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks”.