Christmas at Magic Kingdom for the Holidays

Christmas at Magic Kingdom for the Holidays

One of our favorite things for Christmas at Magic Kingdom includes ogling the decorations, trying all the Disney snacks, and heading to the gift shops to see the new seasonal merchandise. We love Christmas. And as a result, wait for this season all year long. Of all the parks at Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom is best known for holiday fun. This year Christmas at Walt Disney World Begins on November 12, 2021. With holiday festivities in all four parks, here’s what you can find if you’re visiting Magic Kingdom this holiday season.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is still MIA in 2021, and as a result, we’re looking forward to where we can find the holiday spirit across the park. While it’s true Hollywood Studios may win the award for “most festive,” Magic Kingdom is a close second.  At Magic Kingdom, there is a slew of new Christmas activities, for instance. From New Christmas Snacks and the Very Merriest After Hours party to the castle projection show and special performances. Take a look at Magic Kingdom for the Holidays. 

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Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours Party

Christmas at Walt Disney World just got a whole lot merrier! A brand new Disney After Hours Event is on the way this holiday season and features Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show! This show was previously a mainstay at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Since that party has been canceled this year fireworks have been moved to this After-Hours event. 

Minnie’s Most Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks

As part of Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, there is a special fireworks show featuring Minnie Mouse herself. A collection of festive tunes, and everything needed to get you ready for the holidays at Walt Disney World. 

When is Disney’s Very Merriest Christmas Party?

Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours is offered select dates starting November 8 and runs through December 21, 2021.

While this event can’t compare to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, because it’s not a family-focused holiday extravaganza. Like any Disney After Hours event, the includes specialty snacks exclusive to this party, complimentary treats, and access to rides, with low waits. The limited capacity of this event is the headliner. Which allows a much less crowded park and loads of ride time. Check out all the details about this new Disney Christmas After Hours event! 

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Cinderella Castle Christmas Projection Show

Throughout the holiday season, if you’re visiting Magic Kingdom you can plan to see the Cinderella Castle Christmas Projection Show. Featuring the regal colors of the holidays, fun Christmas designs, and more. Dressed to the nines, Cinderella Castle is even more ready to be in every one of your vacation photos this holiday season. With scenes of polka dots, patterned fair isle, and holiday imagery, the castle plays on a loop of displays about every 30 minutes, during the evening hours. 

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Main Street Philharmonic and Toy Soldiers March

A mainstay in the Magic Kingdom entertainment lineup, this marching band takes to Main Street USA for holiday tunes. Featuring festive marching songs, joined by reindeer, elves, and the Babes in Toyland Toy Soldiers, this is one of the best performances to watch in the park. Check out the Magic Kingdom Toy Soldiers as they join the Main Street Philharmonic marching through the park! Perfect to help you get in the holiday spirit. 

Disney Princess character cavalcade

Disney Christmas Character Cavalcades

Magic Kingdom welcomes our favorite Disney characters in their holiday best in new Christmas Cavalcades at Walt Disney World. Characters can be seen waving on floats, accompanied by a festive soundtrack for the holiday. Not technically a parade, since those have not yet been reinstated, these experiences offer a nice option to see characters.

Santa’s Christmas Cavalcade

Keep an eye out for Santa Claus and his reindeer as part of the Once Upon a Christmastime merriment! 

A Royal Christmas Processional

Get ready for the Princess float! Gliding along on a beautiful crystal castle float our favorite Disney Princesses are dressed for the season.

Mickey’s Holiday Cavalcade

Check out Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on top of a Christmas Tree float as they sail through the park with friends for the holidays.

Goofy’s Scrumptious Cavalcade

Goofy and friends wave and have fun along to the music as this cavalcade rolls through the park from Frontierland to Main Street USA.

Mickey's Christmas Cavalcade at Magic Kingdom

Holiday Trolley with the Dapper Dans

The Main Street Transpiration system pulls out all the stops this holiday season to show off a decorated trolley, with special guests in tow. Check out the Dapper Dans barbershop quartet cruising down Main Street, U.S.A. on a horse-drawn trolley, singing all your favorite holiday tunes. 

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Jingle Cruise on the Jungle Cruise

One of our favorite rides, Jungle Cruise, gets a holiday overlay at Walt Disney World every year. With decorations scattered throughout this exotic cruise, you’ll also get a slew of new holiday stories. Jingle Cruise Skippers journeying home for the holidays share tales of holiday mayhem and family drama. Complete with a holiday lineup of pun-filled jokes.

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Disney Christmas Merchandise

The Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square

Magic Kingdom’s holiday shop, The Christmas Shoppe, is open year-round and features Christmas decorations, collectibles, and decorations. Be sure to stop by during the holidays to check out the latest seasonal decorations from Disney.

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Christmas Snacks and Merchandise

Seasonal Treats at Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom offers a selection of holiday-inspired treats throughout the season, from festive cupcakes, to mousse, to ice creams and cookies, here are all the Christmas Snacks at Magic Kingdom for the holiday season.

Holiday Merchandise at Magic Kingdom

Home to the Emporium gift shop, Magic Kingdom includes an array of exclusive seasonal merchandise. Grab gifts like apparel and accessories to home décor and kitchenware to plush, toys, and ornaments. If you’re staying home and want to add a little more Disney to your Christmas Holiday check out the shopDisney Holiday Shop at

Check out our Top 8 Things to Do at Magic Kingdom for Christmas on Google Web Stories. 

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