Mickey Mouse and his friends are hosting a brand new Holiday party at Disneyland this year! Disney Merriest Nites will debut on November 11th! I’ve got tickets for opening night and can’t wait to share it with you. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram so you can follow along. I’ve created a free printable for you to take to the party so you don’t miss anything! Click on the picture to print.

Disney Merriest Nites Bucket List
Disney Merriest Nites Bucket List

Disney Merriest Nites is a separate, after hours ticketed event. You must have a Merriest Nites ticket to attend the party. It will be on select nights in November and December. Unfortunately, they are currently all sold out. If you have tickets or are considering attending the party next year, I’ve got so much information for you! It’s going to be a fun event. Even if you don’t have a ticket to Disney Merriest Nites, there is still lots of holiday fun to be had at the Disneyland Resort. Find tons of information and free printable in my Holidays at Disneyland Guide! You can find my guide to Disneyland in November here.

Party Events

This event includes six parties in one! Mickey has invited his friends to join him in hosting some amazing holiday parties! With your ticket you’ll get early access to Disneyland and photo pass. You can also expect festive holiday treats created just for Disney Merriest Nites. They’ll be entertainment, decorations, photo ops and special event merchandise. You’ll be able to ride your favorite attractions with shorter wait times! Plus, the characters will be out and about in their Holiday attire. You may even spot a few rarely seen favorites!

Party Dates and Time

Disney Merriest Nites is held on select nights in November and December. Here’s is a list of party dates. If you don’t have an event ticket, you will need to leave Disneyland early that evening or hop over to California Adventure. The party begins at 8:00 pm and lasts until 12:00 am. Guests can arrive to the party beginning at 5:00pm.

November 2021

  • 11th (Thursday)
  • 16th (Tuesday)
  • 30th (Tuesday)

December 2021

  • 7th (Tuesday)
  • 9th (Thursday)

Holiday Parties

With six merry parties to experience, you’re sure to have a jolly time! Make sure you use your time wisely so you can attend all of them. Here’s what you can expect with each party.

Victorian-themed party on Main Street, U.S.A.

Visit with the host of the party, Mickey Mouse, enjoy holly-jolly carolers, and even join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and  their friends for Christmas carols, Muppet antics, and a few chickens. Revel in the holiday spirit with marvelous snow moments and holly-jolly carolers singing some holiday favorites

Feliz Navidad Party in Frontierland

Sing, dance and enjoy a jolly fiesta with Miguel from the Disney•Pixar film, “Coco”. Expect a jolly fiesta with lively music, dancing and so much more.

New Orleans Holiday in New Orleans Square

Join Tiana for tinsel and tunes, which includes a holiday jazz cruise on the Mark Twain Riverboat. Enjoy a party brimming with beads, beignets and bountiful holiday fun.

“Frozen”-Themed Party in Fantasyland

Enjoy a flurry of festivities with Elsa in this wintertime celebration – you may even spot Anna, and Olaf, too.  Here you’ll find plenty of heartwarming cheer.

Tropical Party in Adventureland

Delight in a holiday celebration with tropical flair hosted by the loveable Lilo and her mischievous pal, Stitch.

Tomorrowland Party in Tomorrowland 

Take your holidays to new heights as you party with Buzz Lightyear while a DJ spins fun tunes. This party will be a fun, futuristic hoopla!

Festive Food

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Disney Merriest Nites will have lots of holiday foods exclusive to the party! Make sure you save some time to enjoy them! There will be more than 20 specialty items including a Thanksgiving Leftover Burger at Galactic Grill, and an Andouille Sausage Po’ Boy at French Market. If you’ve got a sweet tooth you might want to try the Sipping Chocolate with Dipping Waffle over at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café or perhaps the Dulce de Leche-drizzled Christmas Churro at the Hub Churro Cart on Main Street, U.S.A. There will also be a Paradise Party Float from The Tropical Hideaway, Remember Me Cinnamon Fry Bread at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante and the Frozen Flurry from Red Rose Taverne. There’s so many things to choose from!

Exclusive Merchandise

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Disney Merriest Nites would not be complete without exclusive merchandise! Festive apparel, a tumbler and a limited-release pin commemorating will be available for purchase inside Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland. Merchandise is limited and a mobile wait system to enter the shop may be utilized. If the mobile order wait system is in use, you will add your name and phone number to the list and receive a text when it’s your turn to enter the Launch Bay for your shopping spree! Many other seasonal items will be available for purchase around the park during the event.

Photo Pass

Your Disney Merriest Nites tickets includes photo pass! You’ll get unlimited digital photo downloads from your experience! Disney PhotoPass photographers will be available to snap your photos in multiple locations, including iconic spots like Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle and at the 60-foot-tall Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A. Make sure you take advantage of this great bonus!

Shorter Wait Times For Attraction

Due to the limited number of guests, many available attractions will have shorter wait times. Featured attractions available during the event will include two seasonal favorites, Haunted Mansion Holiday and “it’s a small world” Holiday. Make sure you enjoy them! Be aware, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Mickey’s Toontown and Critter Country will not be accessible during the party. 

Christmas Parade

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At 9:30 pm you can check out a special viewing of “A Christmas Fantasy Parade”. Beloved Disney Characters join Santa Claus for a merry musical celebration! Snag a spot near “it’s a small world” for lower crowds. This fun fill parade is magical! Don’t miss it!

Holiday Decor

Disneyland will be filled with magical holiday decor that’s sure to get you in the Holiday spirit! On Main street U.S.A. you’ll find wreaths and garlands along with festive window displays. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle is adorned with garland and snow. It’s beautiful! Check it out at night when it’s lit up with thousands of sparkling icicles. You’ll love “it’s a small world” that is decorated with over 50,000 lights! You’ll find Christmas trees around every corner that add to the holiday magic.

Suggested Schedule

I recommend eating dinner during the mix in period when you first arrive so you won’t have to waste time eating once the party begins. Start in Adventureland or Tomorrowland and make your way around the park, visiting each party as you go along. Make sure you’re mindful of the time so you don’t miss the parade and can visit all of the parties. The time will go by quickly! So, you should fill it with the things that are the most important to you. Disney Merriest Nites is sure to be memorable and a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones!