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Magic Kingdom 2017 Christmas calendar highlights

The Magic Kingdom’s Christmas holiday lineup for 2017 returns many old favorites and a few recent additions to help your family make magical memories that will last forever. From Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party to Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade we all have our favorite activities during the season. The park is also looking its best with Christmas decorations covering Main Street USA and many other areas in the park.

Here are some of the highlights to look forward to in 2017:

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – It’s a Christmas party like no other, with joyous music, a shimmering Cinderella Castle, characters in their festive finery and the Magic Kingdom decked out and made even more magical for merry-making guests of all ages. Each specially ticketed, limited-attendance event features an exclusive performance of Holiday Wishes fireworks and the earliest performances of other spectaculars like Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, the Frozen Holiday Wish castle-lighting ceremony and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show. The special party – complete with cookies, cocoa and snow flurries – begins at 7 p.m., after regular park hours.

Parties will be held on November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 and 28, and December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22. Ticket prices vary based on date and range from $89 to $109 for adults and $84 to $104 for children. Annual Passholder and DVC discounts are available.

A Frozen Holiday Wish
– Behold an enchanting performance to melt a frozen heart. Royal sisters Anna and Elsa lead a celebration on the Castle Forecourt Stage nightly Nov. 9-Dec. 31. Featuring special appearances by rugged mountain man Kristoff and lovable snowman Olaf, this merry-and-bright seasonal show culminates in Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom – transforming Cinderella Castle into a glimmering, shimmering ice palace for the holidays.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade – This enchanting holiday pageant sings and dances its way through the Magic Kingdom park daily Dec. 23-Dec 31. It also makes a special appearance at each Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Brimming with magic and cheer, the parade features Santa Claus, gingerbread men, elves, reindeer, toy soldiers and other friends from the North Pole. They all join Mickey and friends – including Arendelle favorites Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf – in an over-the-top celebration of the season.

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration – From Dec 23-Dec. 31, Mickey and Minnie take to Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage where they host some of their Disney friends for an unforgettable Christmas soiree filled with classic and contemporary holiday songs. Magical holiday projections on Cinderella Castle build to a sensational, snowy finale. Performances are also featured during each Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Our best tip for MVMCP is to not buy a regular theme park ticket for that day. Use the daytime to relax at your hotel, tour Disney’s resorts (most of which have great Christmas decorations of their own), or visit a local Orlando attraction. Even though the party doesn’t start until 7pm, your MVMCP ticket lets you in the front gate at 4pm. At that point try to hit any major attractions you want to get on that won’t be open during the party. Be sure to develop a plan of attach that allow you to see all the stage shows and character meet and greets you want to as some only have limited showtimes.

What are your tips for MVMCP?

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