by Tina Marshall
When are the dates of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, The Candlelight Processional, Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade and other December special events, available for 2011?
We are coming a long way from Australia to celebrate my 60th birthday and our 40th Wedding Anniversary and will be staying at the Grand Floridian after Thanksgiving. Would the first week of December be the best time to see the MVMP?
Dad’s simple Answer
Hey, it’s Disney, who knows.
Disney usually announces those actual dates around the middle of the summer. However, for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party you can look at last years schedule and figure it will be the same nights of the week. Over the last several years, the basic schedule has remained unchanged.
The Candlelight Processional is performed every night, 3 times every night from the day after Thanksgiving until New Years Day. The different guest readers will be announced through the year, but aren’t usually finalized until sometime in October. You can start booking Candlelight Processional Dinner packages around the middle of August.
All the other Disney World events, from Mickey’s Jingle Jungle parade to the decorations at the parks and hotels will all start sometime the first week of November. By November 6 (Dad’s guess) all the Christmas decorations and shows should be in full swing.
About that first week of December …
If you can I would avoid Disney World the first week of December. Why? Because of the Pop Warner Football (American type) and Cheerleader Championships. It doesn’t affect the parks much, but the resorts are all fuller and the discounts are non-existent. I would suggest the week before or the week after. Both are quieter.
The first week of December will be a good time to go to MVMCP because none of the teams at the contest will spend the extra money to go to the party.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Christmas time at Disney World is the best time to visit. Most of the dates from the shows you can look at last year and project them to this year.