Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is one of the most wonderful parties of the year!! Disney goes all out, Santa Claus visits, it snows, Elsa lights the castle, Minnie puts on a great fireworks show and so much more! Rides are transformed into holiday spectaculars, cookies and hot chocolate are in abundance, and dance parties abound!! Basically, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!! We’re sharing our top 7 tips & tricks for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! 

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The finished result of Elsa lighting the castle!

Get A Good Seat for the Shows at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

In my opinion, the shows are top priority to take in because you cannot see them unless you attend the Christmas party. My top tip for shows is to find a good seat sometime around 7:15 pm down in front of the castle (or Main Street if you want to enjoy the snow fall from Main Street). Make sure you are on the outside of the gutters (for the parade). From this location, you can enjoy Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, A Frozen Holiday Wish, Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Parade, and Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show! The first show, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration starts at 7:40 pm. 

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Olaf gets his own float in the parade!!

Check MDE for Character Meets

My Disney Experience holds the keys to where you can find each character. Moana seems to be a highly sought after character, so you may want to visit her right away, or during one of the parades/shows. She can be found in the Tiki Room. Of course, Santa Claus will be there! And he can be found in the Main Street Courtyard. Mickey Mouse, Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws and Sally may all be found in the Town Square Theater. There are many many more characters that show up to the party: every prince and princess, the Seven Dwarfs, Scrooge McDuck, Santa Goofy and so much more! Check out the MyDisneyExperience app for details to find your favorite characters!!

Anna & Elsa

Know Your Snacks At Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

At Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you can get free yuletide treats & beverages. You may also purchase extra special Christmas snacks!

Free Snacks & Beverages

These treats are all free and may be found throughout Magic Kingdom!

  • Welcome Holiday Treat (shortbread cookie in shape of Minnie) – cast members are handing this out when you first enter the party, on Market Street.
  • Ginger Molasses Cookie (Jingle Cruise & Lunching Pad)
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie (Golden Oak Outpost & Pinocchio Village Haus)
  • Peppermint Cookie (Miner’s Cove & Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie (The Diamond Horseshoe & The Friar’s Nook)
  • Snowman Pretzel (Tortuga Tavern & Storybook Snack Carts)
  • Fanta (Tortuga Tavern & Pinocchio Village Haus)
  • Eggnog (The Diamond Horseshoe)
  • Hot Chocolate (Pinocchio Village Haus & Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe)
  • Apple Cider (Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe & Lunching Pad)
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Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate all night!

Special snacks & beverages for purchase

  • Olaf’s Frozen Hot Chocolate
  • Holiday Mickey Cinnamon Roll
  • Snowflake Brownie
  • To Be Jolly Float
  • Cherry & Pistachio Swirl Soft Serve float and Kakamora Float
  • An Orange Bird Christmas
  • Jolly Tamale Christmas
  • Sven’s Carrot Cake,
  • Christmas Churros
  • Red Velvet Mickey Santa Waffle Sundae
  • Gingerbread Soft-serve sundae
  • Gaston’s Cheese Dip
  • Carved Turkey Sandwich
  • Deck The Halls Frozen Eggnog
  • Christmas Cookie Sundae
  • Christmas Cookie Milkshake
  • Tis The Season Specialty Drink
Main Street at Christmas
Magical Main Street!

Special Rides & Shows

The following rides have been modified to have special holiday features:

  1. Jingle Cruise (Jungle Cruise)
  2. Mad Tea Party
  3. Tommorowland Speedway
  4. Space Mountain
  5. Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor (Show)

If you are going to spend time on rides, these may be the ones you want to make an effort to ride as they are extra special once sunset happens! 

Start The Party Early

The actual party starts at 7pm, and guests who are not attending the party are encouraged to leave a little before that time. However, you can get into the party at 4pm! If you want to make the most of your ticket, that’s a good time to get to the party! However, if you are a DVC member, you can get into the party even sooner at 2pm!!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Stay at Bay Lake Tower

No better place to stay than Bay Lake Tower after one of Magic Kingdom’s late night parties!! Bay Lake is only a 10 minute walk away, which means you could be climbing into bed before some of the buses leave for the other Disney resorts!! In case you think Bay Lake Tower is out of your price range, find out how you can stay here for up to 65% off!

Bay Lake at Christmas

Pack Comfortable Shoes & Clothes for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

It’s going to be a long night and you want to be comfortable! Good comfortable shoes are a must! I had on my trusty tennis shoes that gave excellent support and kept my feet warm. MVMCP occurs around the end of fall/beginning of winter. So although it may be Florida, the temperatures can still drop. I ended up wearing my winter coat to the Christmas party and didn’t regret that decision one bit as the temperatures were in the 40s. You may go on a night that doesn’t dip that low, but you’ll want to pack layers and jackets to be prepared for anything!! It may take little longer to get through security, but you won’t be sorry when the sun goes down!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party


We hope you enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! It is truly one of the most magical parties that Disney offers! Don’t forget to Enjoy Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail while you are at Disney! If you are looking for other Disney travel tips, be sure to check out How To Choose the Optimal 2020 Disney Dining Plan for Your Family, and How To Maximize FastPass+.