ALL of the Entertainment at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World

The time has come — it’s time for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

Welcome to the party!

We’re at the very first party of the season bringing you along with us for ALL of the updates. We’re also trying a TON of holiday treats to kick off the holiday season! But now, it’s time to get into the entertainment!


After-hours parties are great opportunities to meet rare and unique characters that aren’t always available for meet and greets during the day. You’ll also get the opportunity to see characters from afar during things like the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.

Characters in the parade

We also saw characters walking around like Tweedle Dee and Dum, who were wearing festive scarves while they met with guests near the Cheshire Café.

We also said hello to Ariel and Prince Eric, who were greeting guests over near Under the Sea — Journey of the Little Mermaid.

Ariel and Eric

Moana was out saying hello to guests as well!


She could be found near the Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland.


We visited Aladdin and Abu in Adventureland while we were there, too.

Aladdin and Abu

And of course it’s not a Christmas party without Santa!


You’ll find him greeting guests in a gazebo in Liberty Square.

Ride Overlays

Several of the Magic Kingdom rides get into the holiday spirit with ride overlays. For some rides, that means decorations throughout the whole attraction, like you’ll find at Jungle Cruise (now the Jingle Cruise!)…

Jingle Cruise

…and the Tomorrowland Speedway.

Tomorrowland Speedway during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Space Mountain also gets some extra Christmas spirit…

Space Mountain

…and the Mad Teacups had holiday lights and music.

Mad Tea Party during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Stop by Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor to hear holiday-themed jokes!

Holiday overlay

Others just have festive decorations on the outside, like Haunted Mansion.

Haunted Mansion

Be sure to check out all the overlays while you’re there!


The party also has a lot of unique entertainment options! Let’s take a look.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

One of the most iconic parades is back in Disney World! We’re talking about Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. The parade features some fan-favorite Disney characters including Mickey Mouse himself. Unfortunately, it was delayed for a bit at first due to bad weather. But Disney announced that it should happen at 9PM!

Delayed at first

Sure enough, around 9PM we heard the parade coming! We first saw some iconic characters dressed in their holiday best


…who led the way for Mickey and Minnie’s float!

It’s Mickey and Minnie!

We also spotted Clarabelle Cow


…some Frozen friends like Olaf


…and Elsa


…as well as Goofy driving a candy machine.

Anyone want some candy?

The Toy Story gang was close behind!

‘Toy Story’ Characters

We saw dancing gingerbread men

Gingerbread men

…the Disney princesses


…and also marching toy soldiers.

Toy Soldiers

You can’t forget about our pals from Wreck-It Ralph!

Hey there!

Pretty soon we spotted some reindeer, which can only mean one thing…


Santa Claus was close behind!


Santa is the parade’s finale! He was holding up a heart and waving to the crowd.


And that wrapped up the parade!

Rainy Day Christmas Cavalcade

Because the evening was so rainy, the Rainy Day Parade came out towards the end of the party! This time, it had a holiday spin, with many characters in their festive outfits.

We saw this happen a few years ago as well, so you might get to spot this rare parade during your visit if the weather acts up.

Rainy Day Holiday Cavalcade in 2020

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

On the Cinderella Castle stage, you’ll be able to watch the Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration Show! In the show, live dancers and performers will join Mickey & Friends to get you in the holiday season. Like the parade, this show was also first delayed due to bad weather, but it was ultimately canceled as well. Instead, a bunch of characters came out to do a shortened version of the show with a big musical number at the end!

Replacement show

Keep an eye on the My Disney Experience app during your visit to see updates about cancelations and delays.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks

A Christmas party wouldn’t be complete without a fireworks show, and during the party you can see Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks!

Christmas fireworks

Minnie Mouse hosts the show where you can watch gorgeous fireworks while listening to festive music.

So pretty!

There are also lights and projections on the castle to match the theme.

Club Tinsel

Get out your dancing shoes and head to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, because that’s where you’ll find Club Tinsel!

Club Tinsel

There’s a DJ there who is hosting a dance party, so you can enjoy the tunes while you snack on some holiday treats or jump up and join in the dance party!

A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

You don’t want to miss the next entertainment option — A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas. This stage show features some fan-favorite characters including Mike Wazowski, Stitch, and Buzz Lightyear!

Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

During the day, these characters make appearances on the stage, but during the party, they are part of a show.

Disney Junior Jingle Jam

Over at Storybook Circus, you can participate in the Disney Junior Jingle Jam! 

It’s a party!

Here you can dance around with Disney Junior characters including Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, and The Lion Guard. We also spotted Goofy dressed as Santa Claus at this party!

Santa Goofy

As you can tell, there are plenty of characters and entertainment to check out during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! There are still tickets available for this event, but they are selling out quickly, so grab them now if you want to attend. We’ll continue to bring you updates from the party, so stay tuned!

Follow along here to see EVERYTHING there is to do at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! 

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What is your favorite entertainment at the party? Let us know in the comments!

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