Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Lyrics Magic Kingdom

Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Lyrics Magic Kingdom

Happy Christmas! If you’ve been dreaming of a White Christmas, or seeing visions of sugarplums, you’re in good company. As part of the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Walt Disney World, you get both. And we’re sharing the soundtrack, lyrics, and our photo tour of this magical Christmas Parade at Disney World to help you jumpstart your holiday season. Grab some cocoa and settle in, for the Magic Kingdom Christmas Parade.

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Christmas Parade at Walt Disney World

Disney Christmas Characters in the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade include Belle and the Beast, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Elsa and Anna! What we love most about the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is Mickey in Minnie in all their holiday finery and Santa Claus at the end! Snow on Main Street, Christmas Cookies, and Cocoa. Christmas at Walt Disney World is truly magical.

Does the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Happen During Regular Park Hours?

Not until Christmas Week. Disney’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade happens typically only at Mickey’s Very Christmas Party and during the week of Christmas at Walt Disney World once the party nights are over.

Cinderella Castle at Christmas Walt Disney World

When is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns on select nights from November 9- December 22, 2023. Be sure to read all about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for all the details on entertainment, snacks, and more. 

When is the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade?

If you’re visiting Walt Disney World this holiday season, you can see the Disney World Christmas Parade at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. And if you’re lucky enough to be visiting Christmas Week, after the party dates have been completed, you can even see it during the daytime at Magic Kingdom Park. Typically at 12 pm and 3 pm. You can also listen to the music in the video below. This is officially called the Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade at Walt Disney World. Read more from our whirlwind holiday trip and enjoy the parade! We hope your holiday is as magical as ours.

Disney's Very Merriest After Hours Christmas Party

How Long is the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade?

The Once Upon a Christmastime Parade lasts about 25 minutes. 

Is there a Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade?

Of you’re looking for the Disney Christmas Day Parade on television, then YES, there is a Disney Christmas Parade you can watch from home. Shown Christmas Morning on ABC at 10 a.m. ET and 9 a.m. CT/PT and on December 26th on Hulu. Featuring a lineup of performers, floats and music, this parade may also be available on Disney’s YouTube Channel on Christmas Day. This parade is different from the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

If you are in the parks you can see the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Disney World or the Christmas Fantasy Parade at Disneyland, which is the Disneyland Christmas parade. Both part of the Christmas Day at Disney events. 

Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Through the month of December, you can see this parade exclusively at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World, with the exception of guests visiting during the week of Christmas. We’ll be honest. This parade is totally worth it IF you can see it on Main Street USA, with the Cinderella Castle in the background. In truth, it makes all the difference. As seen from Frontierland we just felt it was mediocre and not worth our party time. But seen from Main Street? WOW! What a difference! Our second choice would be right in front of the Train Station, as you do get a pretty great view from that spot as well. If you’re traveling to Walt Disney World during the holidays you’re in for a magical parade set to the sounds of the season. 

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Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Lyrics

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime

Once upon a Christmastime

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

Families gather ’round the Christmas tree

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

Moms and dads and children all agree

This fairytale for all is the time you will recall

With stories told throughout the years

So get ready for that night when Santa takes his flight

‘Cause Christmas time comes once a year

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

Candy canes and chocolate fill the air

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

Sleighbells say it’s time to prepare

It’s that very special time and the magic that you’ll find

On that once upon a Christmastime

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Mickey and Minnie | I’ll Be Home For Christmas

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime

[Mickey, spoken]

Hiya, folks!

[Minnie, spoken]

We’re so glad you could make it to our party

[Mickey, spoken]

It’s swell to see ya here!

[Choir]

I’ll be home for Christmas

You can count on me

I’ll be home for Christmas

If only in my dreams

[Minnie, spoken]

Don’t you just love the holidays?

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Mickey, spoken]

I sure do. It’s my favorite time of year!

[Choir]

‘Cause no matter how far away you roam

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Mickey, spoken]

You can’t beat home sweet home for the holidays

[Choir]

We need a little Christmas now

I met a man who lives in Tennessee

And he was headin’ for Pennsylvania

And some homemade pumpkin pie

So get ready for that night when Santa takes his flight

From Atlantic to Pacific

Gee, the traffic is terrific

[Minnie and Choir]

There’s no place like home for the holidays

[Choir]

‘Cause no matter how far away you roam

[Minnie, spoken]

Everything looks so beautiful!

[Mickey, spoken]

And everybody’s havin’ a great time!

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

Friends and family gather ’round the Christmas tree

[Minnie, spoken]

Isn’t this fun? All of our friends are here

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

We need a little Christmas now

[Mickey, spoken]

That’s what makes the holidays so swell!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

[Choir]

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Let your heart be light

It’s that very special time

[Mickey, spoken]

From all of us…

[Choir]

And the magic that you’ll find

[Minnie, spoken]

To all of you…

[Choir]

On that once upon a Christmastime

[Mickey and Minnie spoken]

…a very merry Christmas!

Donald and Daisy Walking in a Winter Wonderland

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime

[Donald and Daisy, spoken]

Happy holidays, everybody!

[Daisy, spoken]

We’re in our very own winter wonderland

Let it Snow

[Choir]

Sleigh bells ring – are you listenin’?

In the lane snow is glistenin’

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

Walking in a winter wonderland

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

[Daisy, spoken]

Sleigh rides are so romantic, don’t you think?

[Donald, spoken]

Ahhh

[Choir]

And since we’ve no place to go

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Daisy, spoken]

Oh, Donald, isn’t this exciting?

[Donald, spoken]

Oh boy!

Jingle Bells

[Choir]

Everywhere you go

Candy canes and silver lanes aglow

Dashing through the snow

In a one horse open sleigh

[Daisy, spoken]

Whee! This is so much fun!

[Donald, spoken]

O’er fields we go

Laughing all the way!

[Choir]

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh

Sleigh Ride

[Donald, spoken]

Giddy up, horsie!

[Daisy, spoken]

Jingle, jingle, jingle!

[Choir]

Just hear those sleigh bells jing-a-ling

Ring-ting-ting-a-ling too

Outside the snow is falling

And friends are calling “Yoo hoo!”

[Daisy, spoken]

We should do this every year!

[Choir]

And since we’ve no place to go

[Donald, spoken]

This is fun!

[Choir]

Come on, it’s lovely weather

For a sleigh ride together with you

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’?

It’s that very special time

[Daisy, spoken]

Oh, Donald, this is a winter wonderful!

[Choir]

And the magic that you’ll find

[Daisy, spoken]

It really feels like Christmas

[Choir]

On that once upon a Christmastime

[Donald, spoken]

Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!

 

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Chip and Dale Walking in a Winter Wonderland

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime

Merry Christmas, everybody!

[Chip, spoken]

I love wintertime!

[Dale, spoken]

I love Christmastime!

[Choir]

Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’?

In the lane snow is glistenin’

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Chip, spoken]

Don’cha just love the snow?

[Dale, spoken]

I sure do!

[Choir]

Walking in a winter wonderland

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

[Dale, spoken]

Hey, Chipper, what d’you think of my snowman?

[Chip, spoken]

It’s almost as good as mine

[Dale, spoken]

Hey! Looks like you need more snow!

[Chip, spoken]

No, you do! Ha ha ha!

[Chip and Dale, spoken]

Snowball fight!

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

[Choir]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

Everywhere you go

Candy canes and silver lanes aglow

[Dale, spoken]

Hey, Chip!

[Choir]

Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh

[Chip, spoken]

I can hear jingle bells

[Dale, spoken]

Me too!

Jingle Bells

[Choir, Chip & Dale]

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way

Oh, what fun is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

Choir

Just hear those sleigh bells jing-a-ling

Ring-ting-ting-a-ling too

Outside the snow is falling

And friends are calling “Yoo hoo!”

And since we’ve no place to go

[Choir]

Oh boy, this is a winter wonderland

[Dale, spoken]

You said it!

Sleigh Ride

[Choir]

Come on, it’s lovely weather

For a sleigh ride together with you

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’?

It’s that very special time

[Chip, spoken]

I just love the snow!

[Choir]

And the magic that you’ll find

[Dale, spoken]

Me too!

[Choir]

On that once upon a Christmastime

[Chip, spoken]

Happy holidays!

[Dale, spoken]

Happy holidays!

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Disney Princesses The Christmas Waltz

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

Oh, hello, everyone. Isn’t this lovely? It’s the perfect time of the year to be in love

[Choir]

It’s that time of year when the world falls in love

Every song you hear seems to say

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

It’s all so magical

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

And romantic

[Choir]

I’m Christmasing with you

Children laughing, people passing

Everyone wishes for silver and gold

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

Love is all around us at the holidays

[Choir]

On every Christmas Eve

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

This is my favorite time of the year

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

[Choir]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

This fairytale for all is the time you will recall

Christmas time comes once a year

It’s the of year when the world falls in love

There’ll be much mistletoeing

And hearts will be glowing

When loved ones are near

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

Happy holidays!

[Choir]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

I do so love a fairytale Christmastime

[Choir]

Children laughing, people passing

Silver and gold decorations on every Christmas tree

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

Oh, my!

[Choir]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

May your New Year dreams come true

It’s that very special time

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

It’s just like a fairytale

[Choir]

And the magic that you’ll find

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

We’re all living happily ever after

[Choir]

On that once upon a Christmastime

[Fairy Godmother, spoken]

May all your holiday dreams come true!

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime

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Goofy It’s A Marshmallow World in the Winter

[Goofy, spoken]

Hey, everybody! It’s the holidays! Time for something sweet!

[Choir]

It’s a marshmallow world in the winter

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Goofy, spoken]

We’ve got yummy treats for everyone!

[Choir]

It’s a sweet trip to the candy shop

[Goofy, spoken]

Candy, candy, candy!

[Choir]

On a sunny winter peppermint day

[Goofy, spoken]

Peppermint wreaths, peppermint sticks… gawrsh, we make it all!

We are Santas Elves

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

Santa doesn’t dread, it’s piled on his sled

And there you are

Happy landing on a chocolate bar

[Goofy, spoken]

Sweets for your sweet tooth!

[Choir]

I want candy

[Goofy, spoken]

Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy!

[Choir]

Satisfying and delicious

I want candy

[Goofy and Choir]

Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy!

[Choir]

You can even eat the dishes

I want candy

[Goofy and Choir]

Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy!

[Choir]

Candy canes and chocolate fill the air

[Goofy, spoken]

Gawrsh!

[Choir]

Talk about your childhood wishes

[Goofy and Choir]

I wait for it the whole year long!

[Choir]

It’s a yum-yummy world filled with sweethearts

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Goofy, spoken]

Treat yourself to something sweet!

[Choir]

It’s a sweet trip to the candy shop

[Elves]

And we bet you, He won’t forget you.We are Santa’s elves!

[Goofy, spoken]

Hey, I want some candy too! Gawrsh, it’s scrumptious!

[Choir]

It’s that very special time

[Goofy, spoken]

Oh boy!

[Choir]

And the magic that you’ll find

On that once upon a Christmastime

[Goofy, spoken]

Merry Christmas, everybody!

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime

[Clarabelle, spoken]

Hello, everyone! No time to waste! We’ve got to make this a scrumptious Christmastime!

[Choir]

It’s a marshmallow world in the winter

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Clarabelle, spoken]

Oh, I just love to bake

[Elves]

It’s a sweet trip to the candy shop

On a sunny winter peppermint day

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Clarabelle, spoken]

Mmm, mmm, smell that gingerbread!

[Elves]

Santa doesn’t …

[Choir]

And there you are

[Clarabelle, spoken]

A pinch of this…

[Choir]

Happy landing on a chocolate bar

[Clarabelle, spoken]

…and a sprinkle of that!

[Elves]

I want candy

Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy

[Choir]

Satisfying and delicious

[Clarabelle, spoken]

Don’t forget to bake some cookies!

[Elves]

I want candy

Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy

[Choir]

You can even eat the dishes

[Elves]

I want candy

Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy

Candy canes and chocolate fill the air

[Clarabelle, spoken]

Merry Christmas!

[Choir]

Talk about your childhood wishes

I wait for it the whole year long!

[Clarabelle, spoken]

Sugar and spice are cooking so nice!

[Choir]

It’s a yum-yummy world filled with sweethearts

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

It’s a sweet trip to the candy shop

[Elves] we are Santa’s elves!

[Clarabelle, spoken]

Scrumptious, scrumptious, scrumptious, yummy-yummy-yum!

[Choir]

It’s that very special of time

[Clarabelle, spoken]

Happy holidays!

[Choir]

And the magic that you’ll find

On that once upon a Christmastime

[Clarabelle, spoken]

What’s your favourite holiday cookie?

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Santa Claus | We Are Santa’s Elves

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime

[Elves]

We are Santa’s elves

Filling Santa’s shelves

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

[Elves]

We work hard all day

But our work is play

[Choir]

Once upon a Christmastime at Christmas

Better not shout, better not cry

[Elves]

Better not pout

I’m telling you why

Toyland

[Choir]

Must be Santa, must be Santa, must be Santa Claus!

Toyland, Toyland, little girl and boy land

Makin’ a list

Checkin’ it twice

So be good for goodness’ sake

Up on a housetop, reindeer pause

Out jumps good ol’ Santa Claus

[Elves]

Who’s got a beard that’s long and white?

Santa’s got a beard that’s long and white!

[Choir]

Must be Santa – Santa Claus!

When the clock is striking twelve (Down through the chimney)

When I’m fast asleep

It’s that very special time

And the magic that you’ll find

On that once upon a Christmastime

It’s that very special time

And the magic that you’ll find

On that once upon a Christmastime

Once upon a Christmastime!

Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Soundtrack

To hear the complete song from the parade, check out this soundtrack below! It’s repetitive and catchy. We must admit we love the Boo to You Parade Lyrics a bit more. But, this one still feels like the holidays. 

Once Upon A Christmastime Parade Outfit

And we just couldn’t honor this Disney World Christmas parade without sharing one of our favorite Disney Christmas Shirts from the shops. Featuring all our favorite things from this parade! Take a look at our Once Upon a Christmastime collection for fun Disney family shirts to wear to the Christmas parade! 

Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Shirt

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