Sneak Peek! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Eats

This time of year, there’s one Magic Kingdom event that’s a must-do — Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! This super-fun Disney World hoopla is held on select evenings now through December 21st.

In between enjoying the shows, attractions, Holiday Wishes fireworks, and Once Upon a Christmastime parade, we know you’ll be hungry!

Snow on Main Street at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Remember, we’ve included all of our tips for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in our new DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book!

Along with party eats, you’ll find the information that you need on shows, character greetings, and more! Plus, it’s jam-packed with all of our holiday tips on visiting the gingerbread displays, and other holiday events at Walt Disney World.

But now, to whet your appetite, here’s a quick look at a few specialty goodies you’ll find at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party to nosh on this year!

Sneak Peek! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Specialty Eats

From complimentary treats to fun quick-service additions, there are plenty of ways to quell your hunger at MVMCP!

Complimentary Holiday Treats

We love the seasonal, complimentary treats at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! They are delicious and FREE (with admission, of course)! Be sure to look for these balloons that mark treat locations!

Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party Treat Location Balloon

Fill up on cookies and hot chocolate, or healthier options like apple slices and apple juice. The cookies – usually snickerdoodles – are big and chewy! And the packaged apple slices are crisp and refreshing.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Snickerdoodles and Apple Slices

Beverages are conveniently served in to-go cups allowing for easy sipping as you stroll through the Magic Kingdom’s party wonderland. And yes, the Nestle hot cocoa is well-mixed with real marshmallows!

Cocoa with Real Marshmallows!

Apple Juice

And Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party offers complimentary allergen-free foods for all guests. Just ask a cast member for assistance at one of the Holiday Treats locations! A cast member can also provide you with the nutritional information page that lists all the ingredients for the treats offered. Just ask!

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Often, Enjoy Life soft-baked chocolate chip cookies are offered as a nut and gluten free option. Treat Locations usually have gluten free butterscotch cookies, sugar free cookies, and sugar free hot cocoa too. These are subject to change, of course.

Treat Locations This Year
Here’s where you’ll be able to find the complimentary eats at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year. Remember, you can return to these locations as many times as you want during the night!

The Crystal Palace: 9pm – 11pm
Sunshine Tree Terrace: 7pm – midnight
Columbia Harbour House: 7pm – midnight
Pinocchio Village Haus: 7pm – 10:30pm
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café: 8pm – midnight
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant: 7pm – 12:30am

You’ll easily find the above locations on your Party map or by looking for the giant white balloons marked with the treat logo seen above! Yes, long lines may form for these delectable goodies (especially before parade time)!

Exclusive Bakery Item

Exclusive to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in 2011, the Main Street Confectionery bakery sold a gingerbread “frame” cookie featuring an iced photo of Cinderella’s Castle! Stop by to see what’s exclusive to this year’s party!

Counter-Service Specialties

When hunger strikes, these quick-service locations will offer sustenance so that you can continue to party! Here are a couple of specialty items that may be available this year!

Storybook Treats in Fantasyland may have soft serve ice cream swirled in holiday colors.

Swirled Ice Cream at Storybook Treats May Be Available

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in Liberty Square may offer Waffle sandwiches, homemade ice cream sandwiches with specialty ice cream, and a soup of the day.

Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwich with Chocolate Chip Cookies

Also, visit the Main Street Confectionery, Main Street Bakery, and Main Street Ice Cream Parlor for holiday Ice Cream, Candy, Pastries, Cupcakes, Cookies, and more!

If you’re looking for fast savory eats, try Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in Frontierland (closes at 11pm), Pinocchio Village Haus in Fantasyland (closes at 8pm), The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland, Casey’s Corner on Main Street, and Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland.

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Disney plans to have the New Fantasyland open to guests during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, though this new area is still technically in “dress rehearsal.”

Reservations for dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant may be available; check with Guest Relations or at the podium for openings.

Be Our Guest Restaurant Sign

Take Home Treat

After a memorable evening at the party, Cast Members may be giving out Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark as you exit the park – perfect for your bedtime snack, right?!

Ghirardelli peppermint squares

If you’re in Disney World for the holidays and have an evening to spare, see if Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is happening during your visit! While tickets are pricey, we think they’re worth it!

Don’t forget to check out our new DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2012 e-Book! Before heading to the Walt Disney World resort for your holiday vacation, you’ll want to know our tips for seasonal crowds, dining reservations, seeing the gingerbread displays, and more! Get $3 off with code holiday today!!

Where do you eat when visiting the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? What’s your favorite location for picking up the complimentary treats? Chime in below!


  1. Liz says

    I’ve been to The Christmas party 3 years I’m a row ( heading down this year as well) and I hope they do snicker doodles this year. last year they had green and red Jimmies and it was overbearingly sweet. I do agree its well worth the price tag.

  2. says

    Sarah — It’s really amazing! Fingers crossed for you to get there soon.

    Liz — I just heard that yesterday’s party had white chocolate mac nut cookies! YUMMO!!

  3. Susan says

    The party was fabulous…with several kinds of cookies including snicker doodles which freaked out my kids but were fabulous and chocolate chip as well. We were at Columbia harbor house for our snack. I can confirm that be our guest was full of diners but overall the new fantasyland was pretty empty but absolutely amazing!

  4. Keith says

    Does anyone know if you can get/do they offer the hot chocolate without marshmallows? Being vegetarian, some of us don’t like bone marrow – Thanks!

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