• On May 16, 2017
    Sarah Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip to Disney World in November. How early in the month does the special Christmas event start?

    Hi Sarah,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! November 'tis the season! How exciting to plan a trip for this joyous time of year at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party dates are currently posted for 2017 as November 9 - December 22. The link I provided will show you which days the party will run during your visit. Just click on "read more" in the section "Here Come Mickey and Santa" or click on "Purchase Event Ticket" and you will see the dates of the party. The decorations, snacks and character cheer are simply fabulous. Be sure to catch Queen Elsa lighting Cinderella's Castle and stay for Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. When you are in the midst of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, it really does feel as if you are in the midst of your own happily ever after fairytale.

    I also suggest the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. The storytelling and music create the kind of holiday magic that brings us all peace, joy and love. Although you do not need a separate ticket for this event, I do recommend a Candlelight Dining Package. When I checked, package dates were not available yet, but do keep checking!

    When we went to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party this past December, the weather was actually slightly chilly and added to the spirit of the evening. Consider dressing in festive clothing, taking lots of photos with Disney PhotoPass photographers and sipping hot cocoa.

    Sarah, I hope the holiday events at the Walt Disney World Resort warm your spirit!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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