Looking to make the season merry and bright? Well what could be more magical than a last-minute Disney World vacation? In addition to the customary picture with Santa, you get Mickey, Princess Tiana, Woody and more—plus, a very epic holiday party at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas
Make Magic Kingdom the first stop, booking a ticket for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party. The theme park is reserved from 7pm to midnight exclusively for the party’s guests. Here, you’ll find complimentary cookie and treat stations throughout the park. Find eggnog and gingerbread cookies in Liberty Square, hot chocolate and snickerdoodles in Tomorrowland, and many more exciting combos. Since the cookies are prepackaged, you can save the treats for later. Ride wait times are more reasonable during the limited ticket event, so use the time to hit up your favorite attractions, like the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the Tomorrowland Speedway. Additional, special holiday entertainment, such as the nightly parades and story hour give you more reasons to keep the kiddies up late.
Don’t miss the performances of Joyful! A Celebration of the Season at Epcot. The high energy gospel-style choir sings some soulful holiday favorites as well as all-time Gospel and R&B classics. It’s perhaps the liveliest caroling you’ve ever seen (no exaggeration). Also, hit up Epcot’s candlelight processional and the world showcase to taste holiday specialties from around the world.
All your favorite Disney characters get into the spirit with special holiday-theme outfits and other touches. If you’re normally a Scrooge around this time, a trip to Disney might make you a believer—it truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
Lastly, hunt for all the exciting gingerbread houses throughout the Disney park resorts, like the 18-foot tall Cinderella Castle gingerbread house at the Contemporary Resort or the Grand Floridian’s house, which celebrates its 21th year of the gingerbread tradition.
Between all the entertainment, thrilling rides, festive dining and holiday décor, it’s hard not to be in good cheer. And whether you’re enjoying with kids and soaking up an adults-only getaway, it’ll certainly be a holiday to remember.