It seems as though my family just attended a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World, but we’re already thinking about the next Disney party – a Christmas party! Sunday, November 8, 2015 kicked off the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom for this season and there’s a couple of new sprinklings of pixie dust for the scheduled parties. Want the scoop on what’s new for this year and what tried and true party fun is coming back again? We’ve got the details!

Jolly old St. Nick waves to Magic Kingdom guests as snow falls on Main Street, U.S.A., during "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade" at Walt Disney World Resort. The festive processional is one of the happy highlights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, a night of holiday splendor with lively stage shows, a unique holiday parade, Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season nighttime fireworks, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. The special-ticket event takes place on select nights in November and December at Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Charlie Champagne, photographer)

Santa makes an appearance in “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade”. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks

 

What’s New For 2015

Appearing during the party in Magic Kingdom at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland will be VoicePlay from “The Sing-Off.”  The group uses their amazing voices to create “music without music” and will be featured in between “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” with Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. , and Stitch.

MickeyÕs Very Merry Christmas Party gives Walt Disney World Resort guests the chance to experience special holiday festivities, including the spectacular fireworks extravaganza, ÒHoliday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season.Ó This enchanting after-hours party also includes lively stage shows, a unique holiday parade, Disney characters in their holiday attire and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. The special-ticket event takes place on select nights in November and December at Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ryan Wendler, photographer)

“Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” fireworks and musical show at Cinderella Castle. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks

 

What Else Is At The Party?

This year’s parties are jam-packed with fun and holiday frivolity and include:

  • “A Frozen Holiday Wish” featuring Anna, Elsa, and the other cast of characters from Disney’s Frozen. Elsa transforms Cinderella Castle into an ice palace in the show.
  • “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” featuring Mickey and the Gang and, of course, Santa!
  • Club Tinsel at Ray’s Starlight Cafe hosts Phineas and Ferb
  • Hot cocoa and cookies for party goers
  • Visits with Santa in Town Square
  • “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” fireworks and musical show at Cinderella Castle
  • Snowfall on Main Street U.S.A.
  • Character Meet and Greets
Disney characters dressed in their holiday finest parade down Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom during "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade." The festive processional is one of the happy highlights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, a night of holiday splendor with lively stage shows, a unique holiday parade, Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season nighttime fireworks, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. The special-ticket event takes place on select nights in November and December in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Charlie Champagne, photographer)

Disney characters dressed in their holiday finest parade down Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom during “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.” Photo courtesy of Disney Parks

 

What You Need To Know

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special-ticket event which means it’s not included in regular park admission. Parties are held on select nights from November 8 – December 18, 2015 and run from 7 p.m.- midnight. Prices start at $69 for children 9 and under and $74 for adults. Popular dates (including weekends) tend to sell out very quickly, so purchase your tickets well in advance. Want tickets? Here’s the link to the official website If you’re planning a longer visit, Traveling Mom recommends Undercover Tourist for discounted Disney World tickets.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Darling/RWeThereYet TMOM

Photo Credit: Rebecca Darling/RWeThereYet TMOM