Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 12, 2013
    Tiffani from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! My family is going to WDW for the first time this December! My kids will be 5, 3, and 2 when we are there and we plan on going to Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party. I was wondering what time the parades and different shows are at? Thanks!

    Hi Tiffani,

    Oh, it sounds like you have a magical trip planned for your family. To top that off, visiting for the first time AND getting to go to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! They are some lucky kids. This special event is quite amazing and full of magical surprises.

    While the this year's times could vary, I can tell you the times of the parades and shows based on last year's events. 
    • Castle Lighting ceremony - 6:15pm (prior to the party's official start time at 7pm)
    • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade - 8:15pm and 10:30pm (later parade is usually less crowded)
    • Holiday Wishes (fireworks) - 9:30pm
    • Celebrate the Season (stage show in front of Cinderella's Castle) - 7:45pm, 10:05pm and 11:20pm
    • Totally Tomorrowland Christmas (stage show and dance party at the Tomorrowland Stage) - 7:45pm, 8:45pm, 9:55pm, 10:50pm and 11:45pm
    • Character Meet and Greets - 7pm-11:30pm (characters and locations vary)
    Again, keep in mind that these times could be different this year, so be sure to check a times guide when you enter the Magic Kingdom for the party.

    Have a holly, jolly festive time and feel free to stop by with more questions as they come up. We're here to help.
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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