It’s approximately 1000 degrees across the country in late June, so who’s ready for some holiday cheer? While the holidays feel like they couldn’t be further away, Disney World fans have a reason to feel a little merrier today. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is coming back to Magic Kingdom this year!

Yes, everyone’s favorite hard-ticketed Christmas party featuring Mickey Mouse is back this year, after skipping 2020 and 2021. Disney World replaced Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with Disney Very Merriest After Hours, which featured a limited lineup of offerings.

Here’s everything you need to know about the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in 2022.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2022

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns to Magic Kingdom on November 8 and runs on select nights through December 22. The party takes place from 7 pm through midnight on the following nights:

  • November: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22

Guests with party tickets will be allowed into Magic Kingdom starting at 4 pm, and guests without tickets will have to leave the park by 7 pm.

When do tickets go on sale for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?

Tickets go on sale June 30 for Disney World Resort guests. For all other guests, tickets go on sale July 7, 2022.

You can purchase tickets online.

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets range from $149 – $199 per guest, depending on which night you choose.

What can you do at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?

Santa Claus in the Parade - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Per Disney Parks Blog, here are all the activities you can expect to find at Mickey’s Very Merriest Christmas Party. From photo ops to complimentary cookies to special fireworks, this event packs plenty of holiday cheer.

  • “Join Mickey and his pals at the Cinderella Castle stage for the ultimate must-watch Christmas extravaganza – “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.” The show features nostalgic and modern medleys of holiday music paired with dance performances.”
  • “Minnie Mouse orchestrates a sparkling spectacle over Magic Kingdom as a part of “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks.” Full of holiday magic, the show includes dazzling castle projections, fireworks and seasonal songs.”
  • “With his famous flying reindeer leading the way, Santa Claus will join Mickey Mouse and friends in the must-see “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” as it makes its way through the park.”
  • “Speaking of Santa Claus, he isn’t the only one who likes cookies during the holidays. Partygoers can indulge in complimentary cookies and hot cocoa at locations throughout Magic Kingdom.”
  • “Magic Kingdom attractions will get a special dose of yuletide cheer. Holiday magic will once again transform the Jungle Cruise into the Jingle Cruise. And, as an exclusive treat for event attendees, Space Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and Mad Tea Party will all receive a special holiday makeover.”
  • “Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café becomes the coolest place to get down when denizens of the North Pole drop by for an intergalactic dance party!”
  • “Also at Magic Kingdom, dance the night away alongside favorite Disney characters during an out-of-this-world holiday show, “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” on the Rockettower Plaza Stage.”
  • “The fun continues for young partygoers and Disney Junior fans of all ages at Storybook Circus during the “Disney Junior Jingle Jam” as Disney Junior characters take part in a fun-filled dance celebration.”
  • “NEW! In honor of the 50th Anniversary celebration, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party attendees will discover three jolly new photo opportunities. Guests will also receive a special 50th Anniversary commemorative keepsake, themed for the holidays.”

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James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours.
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