The beauty of living in Orlando was having the opportunity each year to enjoy the festivities at Disney World during the Christmas holidays. There are spectacular things going on there, if you have never been, and one of them is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
As if by magic – Disney Magic – Main Street in the Magic Kingdom is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. The snow is falling, the Christmas tree stands tall and bright, the street is adorned with garlands heavy with beads and baubles. The sights and the sounds bring Christmas spirit like you have never known.
A hard ticket event – meaning if you want to go, you have to buy a special ticket – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party takes place several evenings between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Included in the price of your ticket – which for the 5 hour party is around $40 – is the special holiday entertainment, including a fabulous Christmas parade, holiday themed shows (Country Bears Jamboree, Diamond Horseshoe Revue, and Mickey’s Night Before Christmas stage show), a fantastic fireworks display, complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, complimentary family portraits – you might even have them waiting for you in the mail when you get home! – and Christmas carolers.
The event does sell out some nights, so if you know you want to go, I highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Many people deck themselves out in holiday sweaters, t-shirts, Santa hats, etc., which make for a nice, festive holiday photo.
Can you visit Disney during the holidays and not do this event? Absolutely. You will still be awed and amazed by the beautiful and plentiful holiday decorations. Does this make the trip and the holidays a little more special? Without a doubt.