PHOTOS & VIDEOS: Daytime Guests Can Now Watch Disney World’s Christmas Parade

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade is one of the many holiday traditions at Disney World, featuring iconic moments like the Toy Soldiers and the Santa Claus float!

Toy Soldiers in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

For most of the 2021 holiday season, this parade has been exclusively available during the ticketed Very Merriest After Hours event, but now you’ll be able to enjoy it during the day for the rest of 2021! 

Today, we caught the first daytime showing of the parade, and it was BUSY! Thankfully, we reserved our viewing area with Genie+ this morning. (For more information on how to do that, click here!)


The parade is the same one that you would’ve seen if you visited the Disney Very Merriest After Hours this year. It kicks off with Mickey, Minnie, and a bunch of other Disney pals!

All of our favorites!

Throughout the parade, you’ll catch fan-favorite characters, including the cast of Frozen! We saw Olaf…

…Anna and Kristoff…

Anna and Kristoff are here too.

…and even Elsa making their way down Main Street, U.S.A.

Wouldn’t be a winter celebration without the queen of snow!

And it wouldn’t be the holidays without Goofy, Max, Chip, Dale, and Clarabelle Cow baking some delicious sweet treats! We even got a visit from a group of holly jolly gingerbread men.

Our favorite part of the parade!

Seriously, this is making us hungry.

The Disney princesses are here as well, dressed to the nines in their wintery best. Do you spot your favorite princess?

And as any Christmas parade does, this one ends with a visit from some North Pole natives. We’ve got elves with presents…

We’ve got elves!

…eight dancing, prancing reindeer…

…and the big guy himself, Santa Claus! What a special way to celebrate the season.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to watch this parade with it being shown at 12 PM and 3:45 PM from December 22nd…


…to December 31st! On the 30th and 31st, the second parade will be shown at 3:30 PM.


We’re always keeping up with the latest Disney news, including all the latest holiday updates, so stay tuned here for more!

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