If you’re visiting Walt Disney World during the holiday season and are thinking about attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom, make your plans as soon as possible. This popular hard-ticket event is in its final days, and many dates sell out. The final dates for the party are December 13, 15, 16, 18, and 22.

Magic Kingdom party features entertainment and treats

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party starts at 7 p.m. on the designated days, although guests with party tickets can enter the Magic Kingdom as early as 4 p.m.

Once the party starts, day guests are cleared out and those who booked a night of fun get to enjoy a parade, fireworks, dance parties, character greetings, and the all-new “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” stage show. The festivities last until midnight, so if you need a sugar rush to get you through, indulge in as many free holiday goodies as you like. Select locations serve up treats like cookies, slush, cider, and hot cocoa.

Much of the entertainment is exclusive to Micky’s Very Merry Christmas Party, including the new show.

The kids will love seeing so many of their favorite Disney characters taking the stage in front of Cinderella Castle, and nostalgia buffs will cheer for Clarabelle Cow’s number and a rousing round of “Feliz Navidad” featuring the Three Caballeros. You can see the full show in the video below:

Elsa performs Christmas magic

While it’s not exclusive to the party, “A Frozen Holiday Wish” is always a big favorite.

"Frozen" is all over the Walt Disney World resort, from the sing-along show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to the new ride at Epcot, and Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the gang are at the Magic Kingdom, too. Imagine how lovely Cinderella Castle would look all covered in “ice.” Who’s the logical person to make that happen? Elsa, of course! The video below shows how she works her magic every night at the park:

The Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is another Walt Disney World holiday staple.

It runs twice a night during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, complete with countless Disney characters and, of course, Santa Claus himself. It’s always a popular event at the party, so aim to see it during its later run if you want a less crowded experience. Even though many guests make it through until midnight, families with young children gravitate toward the early parade time so they can leave the park before the little ones get too cranky. The full parade is below:

A worthwhile family Christmas present

If you want to make it to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom this year, go online and order your tickets as soon as possible from the Walt Disney World website.

The theme parks get more and more crowded as the holiday season progresses, so tickets sell out fast. The party is a great chance to enjoy the park with a limited number of people, so it’s well worth the splurge.

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