Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Dec 26, 2014
    Sheri from IL 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.

    I have watched the Disney Christmas parade for many years on Christmas morning, does this same parade take place at the park during November and December? We are planning a trip there next year in the middle of November.

    Hi Sheri,

    Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade takes place in November and December as part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, a special ticket event on select nights at Magic Kingdom. The first party usually occurs during the first week of November and the last takes place the week before Christmas.

    The party is great fun with special fireworks, entertainment and treats. Admission is limited, too, which means there tend to be short lines for popular attractions.

    The version of Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade that we all watch on Christmas morning -- with the celebrity entertainment -- is usually taped during the first weekend of December.

    I love visiting Walt Disney World in November as a way to kick off the holiday season. By mid-month, the decorations are in place at all the parks and resorts, so you will be able to get a great taste of the holiday season during your visit.

    The schedule for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party should be announced in late spring, and tickets will go on sale then. Please know that some nights sell out well in advance, so I recommend buying tickets as soon as you know what your travel schedule will be.

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know what we can do to help as you make your plans for next fall. Enjoy!


thumbnail image for Wilma

Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
Learn More About Wilma

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.