Now that it’s December and the holidays are officially here, it’s the perfect time to psych yourself up and into the Christmas spirit. Break out the eggnog, trim the tree, start the shopping for presents that you swore you’d do last month – whatever your tradition is.
If you’re looking for an extra dose of holiday cheer – sorry, advent calendars and mall Santas! – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World® is an amazing and practically foolproof way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit. With literally the entire theme park transformed into a winter wonderland of carols and wreathed storefronts, and the smell of vanilla and peppermint wafting through the main square, it’s practically impossible not to start counting down the days.
You’ll need a ticket to get into the exclusive party, which empties out the park at 7:00pm during select nights from November to December, and the transformation once you step onto Main Street is nothing less than spectacular. The storefronts are decorated with poinsettias and Christmas lights, and strung with garlands that catch the lightly falling snow (yes – in true Disney fashion, they position snow machines on the rooftops so it flurries all night for the occasion).
You can grab your free hot chocolate and cookies in time for their Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Seasons fireworks show above Cinderella’s (now gorgeously icicle-covered) castle, or to warm up while you watch Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade wind merrily through the park. Holiday dressed cast members can direct you to events throughout the park, each section of which is decorated with its own twist on the holidays.
So what’s your favorite holiday tradition? Have you ever been to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? Let us know in the comments!
By Megan Ranney