Save up to 30% on Hotel Rooms at Walt Disney World This Summer & Fall

Very Merriest After Hours Videos


Tickets for this event are on sale now and can be ordered by calling (407) W-DISNEY or through your Dreams Unlimited Travel Specialist as part of your package/room reservation.

In 2021, this special event will be held from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Tickets range from $169 to $229 plus tax for select November-December nights and $249, plus tax on December 19th & 21st.  Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $10 discount on select event dates in November. These dated event tickets do not require an additional day theme park ticket or Disney Park Pass theme park reservation.

SOLD OUT dates are highlighted in red.

Mon, Nov. 8 $189 $179
Tue, Nov. 9 $169 $159
Thu, Nov. 11 $169 $159
Fri, Nov. 12 $189 $179
Sun, Nov. 14 $189 $179
Tue, Nov. 16 $169 $159
Thu, Nov. 18 $169 $159
Fri, Nov. 19 $189 $179
Sun, Nov. 21 $229 $229
Tue, Nov. 23 $229 $229
Sun, Nov. 28 $209 $209
Tue, Nov. 30 $209 $209
Thu, Dec. 2 (close to being sold out) $209 $209
Fri, Dec. 3 $229 $229
Sun, Dec. 5 $209 $209
Tue, Dec. 7 $209 $209
Thu, Dec. 9 (close to being sold out) $209 $209
Fri, Dec. 10 $229 $229
Sun, Dec. 12 $209 $209
Tue, Dec. 14 $209 $209
Thu, Dec. 16 $209 $209
Fri, Dec. 17 $229 $229
Sun, Dec. 19 $249 $249
Tue, Dec. 21 $249 $249


Guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park during regular operating hours can still join in on the holiday fun! On evenings when Disney Very Merriest After Hours is not being held, Cinderella Castle takes on a festive appearance with special projection effects, providing a colorful backdrop for guests’ photos. Throughout the evening, bursts of holiday magic will transform Cinderella Castle with a rotating series of designs, followed by a stunning transition in which the iconic Magic Kingdom Park landmark will shine as a Beacon of Magic, illuminating the night with an EARidescent glow.

Don’t miss this merriest of evenings at Magic Kingdom! This year's highlights include: 

  • Character sightings
  • Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show
  • “Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories” – New stage show
  • Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade
  • After-hours access to Magic Kingdom park and less time waiting in line for popular attractions
  • Holiday-themed attraction overlays and Cinderella Castle projections
  • Snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Holiday treats, ice cream, popcorn and bottled beverages—all included with the cost of admission
  • Themed food and beverages available for purchase
  • Holiday-themed Disney PhotoPass photo opportunities (photos available for purchase)
  • Special lighting, music and more!



Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show will return in 2021! In this fireworks show, Minnie Mouse invites everyone to come together in a celebration of the magic of Christmas. The show features fireworks, projections and beloved holiday songs.

The projections for this fireworks show can be seen on the front of Cinderella Castle and on the buildings along Main Street, U.S.A. If you watch the fireworks from any other location in the park, just be aware that you will not be able to see those projections.

The fireworks spectacular will be presented exclusively on event nights.

TIP: If you arrive to Magic Kingdom at 7:00 p.m. (your ticket allows you to enter the park two hours prior to the start of the event), you can catch Disney Enchanted before the start of the event! It's not too often that guests have the opportunity to see TWO different fireworks spectaculars at Magic Kingdom on the same night!


Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade takes place twice during event nights beginning in Frontierland and ending on Main Street, U.S.A. Guests will see some of their favorite Disney friends dressed in their holiday best spreading magical Christmas cheer! 

It's important to note that for 2021, the parade has been condensed for Disney Very Merriest After Hour. It still features Mickey Mouse and your favorite floats, plus marching wooden soldiers and Santa Claus, but it's not the same as the regular version of the parade we've seen during event nights in the past.

When choosing your spot to watch the parade, you don't have to stake it out hours ahead of time as the crowds are fairly low for this event. What you should keep in mind is that Main Street, U.S.A. is the only place that you'll be able to experience the magical snowfall – and trust us, it's magical and you don't want to miss it. The good news is that the parade runs twice during the event so if you catch it back in Frontierland or Liberty Square on its first run, you can catch the later parade on Main Street, U.S.A. to experience the snow!


Disney Very Merriest After Hours just got even merrier, with Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories joining the lineup of event-exclusive entertainment for 2021! Guests attending can  join Mickey and his pals for a celebration filled with music, dancing and nostalgic yuletide fun.

Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, the show features nods to classic Magic Kingdom holiday stage shows, including “Mickey’s Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Celebrate the Season” and “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.”

This stage show is very entertaining and the performers are fantastic. The show has a festive vibe and the throwbacks to prior shows are just perfect.


Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland becomes the coolest place to get down when denizens of the North Pole drop by for the holiday cheeriest dance party in the whole Magic Kingdom! 

If you've got kiddos with you who need to get some wiggles out, this dance party is the perfect place to let them do so. The music is upbeat and the performers are a lot of fun. Besides, who doesn't love Stitch donning his Santa coat and hat?

Also, the Reindeer Wranglers perform multiple times nightly in Frontierland. They put a country western twist on Christmas music in a very unique way!


Spot Disney friends throughout the park dressed in their holiday best!

  • Town Square Theatre – Mickey Mouse (NOTE: Mickey is not appearing in Christmas attire but is in his special 50th Anniversary outfit.)
  • Rockettower Plaza Stage – Stitch
  • Mad Tea Party – Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
  • Princess Fairytale Hall – Cinderella, Elena, Rapunzel, and Tiana (NOTE: The princesses are wearing their regular outfits, not special holiday dresses.)
  • Adventureland Stage – Captain Hook and Mr. Smee
  • Country Bear Jamboree Balcony – Big Al and Liver Lips McGrowl
  • The Crystal Palace – Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore
  • Behind Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe – Santa Claus

At special hard-ticketed events in the past, most if not all Disney characters were dressed up in their holiday finest, but the majority of them were dressed in their regular outfits that day guest who don't attend the event can also see. We did notice that Winnie the Pooh and his friends had holiday scarves, and that was great to see.


Look for these holly jolly dishes and more throughout the park that are available for purchase:

  • Gingerbread Almond Cake Pop – Gingerbread Almond Cake dipped in White Chocolate – Golden Oak Outpost – $4.99
  • To Be Jolly Float – Peppermint Iced Coffee blended with Vanilla Ice Cream, topped with Whipped Cream, Peppermint Sprinkles and a Chocolate Minnie Bow – Golden Oak Outpost – $6.99
  • Ginger Apple Funnel Cake – Gingerbread Funnel Cake topped with Apple Pie filling, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Caramel Drizzle – Sleepy Hollow – $7.99
  • Orange Bird Churro – Marshmallow Cream, topped with Orange Candy Slices – Main Street, U.S.A. Snack Cart – $7.00

Complimentary popcorn, ice cream novelties, and select beverages are available from snack carts throughout the park during event hours. Snickerdoodles and hot cocoa are available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Columbia Harbour House, Pinocchio Village Haus, and Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe.


Typically at hard-ticketed events, we see special merchandise brought out during the party hours, but that was not the case this year. Watch the video as Ryno takes you into the Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A. to have a look at some of the holiday merchandise Magic Kingdom has to offer.

Disney holiday merchandise is for sale at the following locations:

  • Main Street Confectionery
  • Emporium
  • Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
  • Star Traders
Disney Very Merriest After Hours attendees can also expect lower wait times for favorite attractions! Favorite attractions including Jungle Cruise (becomes Jingle Cruise) and Monster Inc. Laugh Floor will be receiving special holiday-themed touches during the event.


  • Main Street Bakery
  • Casey's Corner
  • Main Street, U.S.A. Snack Cart


  • Golden Outpost


  • Sleepy Hollow


  • The Friar's Nook


  • Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies
  • Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company


Our agents will assist you in booking the perfect Disney getaway, all at no extra cost to you. Get the most out of your dream vacation by letting us assist you with dining and park reservations, provide expert advice, answer any questions, and continuously search for discounts to ensure you get the best deal possible.