The holidays are filled with festive fun at Walt Disney World Resort, but the merriest event of all is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park. The Disney Parks Moms Panelistsshare their advice for making the most of this festive holiday event.

Make sure to pick up an event guide map upon entry. Jackie P. says this map will be your guide to all of the activities, show times and snack locations throughout the evening. Each snack location provides complimentary treats and festive beverages, including new holiday favorites this year.

Jackie P. also shares her favorite, not to be missed events during the party including “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” on Castle Stage and the a cappella group “VoicePlay” in Tomorrowland. Your favorite Disney friends will also be dressed in their holiday best and ready to dance at The Diamond Horseshoe.

Andrea H. suggests standing at Walt Disney World Railroad – Mainstreet, U.S.A. Station for the best view of “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas Time Parade” and “Holiday Wishes” firework spectacular. Make sure to stay till the very end of the parade to see the big man himself, Santa Claus.

Andrea H. also suggests coming to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party wearing your holiday best to get your picture taken in the “snow” on Mainstreet, U.S.A. (ugly sweater photo anyone?). A PhotoPass Photographer is sure to be nearby to capture this magical family moment.

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