Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) – Magic Kingdom

Note: We will continue to update as Disney releases more information.

Add some very to your merry at the merriest Christmas party of the season! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom hosts nearly two dozen nights of yuletide cheer in November and December.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

From 7PM to 12AM during select nights at Magic Kingdom park, this annual ticket event will bring Christmas joy to guests of all ages with festive decorations, towering Christmas trees, and wintry wonderful entertainment.

Tip: Though the event starts at 7PM, guests with hard tickets for the event are invited to enter Magic Kingdom starting at 4PM. Try making Genie+ selections for that three-hour block before the party begins!

2023 Dates 

Here’s the full list of dates:

    • November: 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 30
    • December: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on July 6th, 2023, but guests at select Disney World hotels can begin purchasing tickets on June 29th, 2023.

Prices range from $159-$199 per ticket, depending on the date.

2023 Dates 

November 2023
  • November 9th, 2023 — $169 for adults — $159 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • November 10th, 2023 — $169 for adults — $159 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • November 13th, 2023 — $159 for adults — $149 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • November 14th, 2023 —$159 for adults — $149 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • November 16th, 2023 —$159 for adults — $149 for kids (ages 3-9
  • November 17th, 2023 — $169 for adults — $159 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • November 19th, 2023 — $189 for adults — $179 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • November 21st, 2023 — $189 for adults — $179 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • November 22nd, 2023 — $189 for adults — $179 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • November 26th, 2023 — $179 for adults — $169 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • November 28th, 2023 — $179 for adults — $169 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • November 30th, 2023 — $179 for adults — $169 for kids (ages 3-9)
December 2023
  • December 1st, 2023 — $179 for adults — $169 for kids (ages 3-9
  • December 3rd, 2023 — $179 for adults — $169 for kids (ages 3-9
  • December 5th, 2023 — $179 for adults — $169 for kids (ages 3-9
  • December 7th, 2023 — $179 for adults — $169 for kids (ages 3-9
  • December 8th, 2023 — $189 for adults — $179 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • December 10th, 2023 — $189 for adults — $179 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • December 12th, 2023 — $189 for adults — $179 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • December 14th, 2023 — $189 for adults — $179 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • December 15th, 2023 — $189 for adults — $179 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • December 17th, 2023 — $189 for adults — $179 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • December 19th, 2023 — $189 for adults — $179 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • December 21st, 2023 — $199 for adults — $189 for kids (ages 3-9)
  • December 22nd, 2023 — $199 for adults — $189 for kids (ages 3-9)

Click here to go inside the very first party of the 2019 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party season!

Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

To purchase tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, visit the Disney website. A $10 discount is available on select nights for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members.


Jingle Cruise Photos | Frozen Holiday Wish – Video and Photos| A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show| Celebrate the Magic Holiday Castle Full Show Mickey’s Once upon a Christmastime Parade Photo/Video Gallery | Meet Sandy Claws (Jack Skellington)

Here’s what AllEars readers have to say about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party below!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party features:

A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show with Mike Wazowski

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration is performed on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage. Mickey and his pals host some of their friends for an unforgettable Christmas soiree filled with medleys of delightful classic and contemporary holiday songs, and magical holiday projections on Cinderella Castle build to a sensational, snowy finale. (This show will also be available Dec. 23 – 31 during regular park operating hours.)

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

A Frozen Holiday Surprise

Cinderella Castle Dream Lights will not be installed or illuminated in 2020. New holiday Castle projections will provide a backdrop instead.

Disney is introducing a NEW show called Frozen Holiday Surprise. It will feature Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven, and Kristoff in front of Cinderella Castle as the castle is illuminated in a “whole new way.” There will be performances of this show both during the daytime and during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. There was a similar show that was offered back before the pandemic when Cinderella Castle had the Dream Lights, so we’re interested to see how this one is different.

A Frozen Holiday Wish turns Cinderella Castle into a marvel!

Jingle Cruise

Also for the holiday season, the iconic Jungle Cruise temporarily transforms into the “Jingle Cruise” for Magic Kingdom guests. Festive decor in the attraction queue and boathouse gives guests a bit of Christmas cheer. The Jingle Cruise boats each are given a unique holiday name, and the Skippers share a slew of seasonal holiday jokes throughout the tour.

The Jingle Cruise has puns for the holidays.
Xmas Lights


NOTE: Showtimes are subject to change, so check your park map for the lastest information during your party.

Club Tinsel

Holiday Treat Locations

One feature of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is complimentary treats included in the price of admission. These treats can vary a little from year to year both in what’s offered and in the locations where you’ll find them.

Tip: Complimentary Party treats are available until the end of the Party — midnight (except where noted)! 

Main Street, U.S.A., upon arrival: Welcome Santa Cookie (available until 8PM)
Tortuga Tavern,
 Adventureland: Snowman Soft Pretzel and Orange Fanta
Jingle Cruise, Adventureland: Ginger Molasses Cookie
Miner’s Cove, Frontierland: Peppermint Cookie
Golden Oak Outpost, Frontierland: Snickerdoodle
Diamond Horseshoe, Liberty Square: Chocolate Chip Cookie and Eggnog

Snowman Pretzel and Orange Fanta at Tortuga Tavern

Friar’s Nook,  Fantasyland: Chocolate Chip Cookie
Pinocchio Village Haus, Fantasyland: Snickerdoodle, Hot Chocolate, and Orange Fanta
Storybook Circus Snacks, Fantasyland: Snowman Pretzel
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, Tomorrowland: Peppermint Cookie, Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider
Lunching Pad, Tomorrowland: English Bay Cookies and Apple Cider

Tip: Treat locations do have allergy-friendly offerings. In the past, these have included Enjoy Life cookies (packaged) and Go Go Squeeze Apple Sauce Pouches. We have also seen packaged grapes and apple slices in years past.

Magic Kingdom Attractions During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Magic Kingdom attractions planned to be in operation during the Party include:
NOTE: Attraction availability is subject to change.

Main Street, U.S.A.
Town Square Theater

Pirates of the Caribbean
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Swiss Family Treehouse
Jingle Cruise (enhanced with holiday overlay)

Splash Mountain
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square:
The Haunted Mansion

“it’s a small world”
Peter Pan’s Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
The Barnstormer
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Mad Tea Party
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Princess Fairytale Hall

Astro Orbiter
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Tomorrowland Speedway (enhanced with holiday overlay)
Space Mountain (enhanced with holiday overlay)
Tron/Lightcyle Run
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Tomorrowland Speedway Overlay at Night

Dining Locations Open During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 

In addition to complimentary holiday treats, Magic Kingdom restaurants are open with regular menus and specialty holiday and Party-exclusive treats for purchase.

Main Street, U.S.A.
Casey’s Corner
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Aloha Isle

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Liberty Square:
Sleepy Hollow
Liberty Square Market (closes at 9:00 PM)
Columbia Harbour House (closes at 8:00 PM)

Storybook Treats
Gaston’s Tavern (closes at 10:00 pm)

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
Lunching Pad

Assorted Snack Carts

Xmas Lights

FAQs, Tips, and Reviews of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

This sounds like a lot of fun, but is it overly crowded?

Disney World limits the number of tickets sold, and many nights do sell out in advance. Readers have differing experiences with crowds. Check out the reviews linked in the box below — leave a review of your own if you’ve been in recent years!

I have never been, what tips can you give me?

  • Check out the Party-exclusive merchandise, most of which will have the year on it. These make for relatively unique souvenirs.
  • Decide what your priorities are and have a plan before you arrive! You might not have time to do it all, but with some planning, you can do everything on your must-do list.
  • Take advantage of the 4PM entry time for Party ticket holders by booking Genie+ selections for the three hours before the Party begins. Then, when the Party starts, you can focus on Party-exclusive experiences.
To Be Jolly Float Party-Exclusive
  • Enjoy the special shows.
  • Take in the snow on Main Street, U.S.A.!
  • Visit the characters later in the evening (or, for the very popular ones you must see, line up before the Party officially begins to get those lines out of the way). It is not unusual to see hours-long waits for Sandy Claws, the Seven Dwarfs, and any other rare characters.
  • Make sure to watch the fireworks show!
  • Watch the second showing of the parade when crowds levels are low.
  • Pace yourself!

I’m not sure I want to spend the money for MVMCP. Is it a must-see?

If you are on a budget, there is no need to attend MVMCP. Most all the decorations are out during normal operating hours. What you will end up missing (until right before Christmas) is the Christmas Parade and special fireworks. Those can be seen by regular day guests in the last few days before Christmas (usually December 22nd through 25th).

Trivia Information regarding MVMCP

  • The very first MVMCP was held on December 16, 1983.
  • The first night of the 2019 Party was the first time the Rainy Day Cavalcade had to march in place of the Christmas Party parade!
Rainy Day Cavalcade in 2019
Xmas Lights

Check out last year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party from AllEars TV!