• On Jan 6, 2018
    Sheena from ON 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 I was trying to figure out when mickeys very merry Christmas party typically starts. looking at previous start dates it’s all different days of the week Is the a particular day of November it normally starts? Planning ahead for Halloween and Christmas

    Hi Sheena! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so glad that you asked about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party as this special event hosts one of my favorite Disney parades!

    As you can tell from your research, weekly schedules as well as the start date of this event do change from year to year. Typically October 31 has been the very last night of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party hosting their first celebration about a week and a half later. (I don't know about you, but Mickey and Minnie are MUCH faster than I am when it comes to taking down fall and Halloween decorations and starting to decorate for the winter holidays.) This past year we were all surprised when there was one more night of Halloween fun on November 1, so really anything can happen.  

    I know that doesn't nail anything down with your travel plans, but I have heard of many guests who are successfully able to attend both events by attending the Halloween party on Oct 31 and then they usually shoot for staying until November 9 or 10 as typically the first Christmas party is in that time frame. As far as actual nights of the parties they do bounce around. Usually held three or four times a week, I've noticed that usually one of those nights is a weekend night, but not always the same day of the weekend.

    If anything you can't go wrong visiting Walt Disney World Resort that time of year. Disney's Hollywood Studios transforms magically overnight from fall to winter decor, so pop by on both October 31 and then again November 1 to gaze in that massive project.

    I hope this helped in your decision making, Sheena, and we'll see you real soon!
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Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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