Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade (Video)

Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is a signature Disney Show at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. This holiday-themed parade features beloved Disney characters dressed in festive costumes, twinkling lights, floats that reflect the spirit of Christmas, and classic musical numbers. The parade takes place seasonally during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and can be seen each day throughout the month of December. If you happened to miss your chance to see this special parade this year, we’ve brought the magic to your screen by recording the entire thing, check out our full video of the parade above!

Show times can vary from year to year and guests should check the My Disney Experience app for current showtimes and other details during the festive season.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Route

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Route
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Route

The Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade route starts in Adventureland near Splash Mountain, then heads through the main walkway that leads into Liberty Square. From there, the parade heads into the central area of Magic Kingdom, making a half circle through the hub, heading down Main Street, then ending near Harmony Barber Shop.

Where’s The Best Place To View The Parade?

With such a long route, there are many places to enjoy the parade. Some of our favorites are camping out along Main Street, or getting a spot next to Liberty Square Market, but there are really no right or wrong answers. Just be sure to have a plan for another attraction or show somewhere near the parade route. That way you can position yourself nearby your next attraction or show and head there as soon as the parade passes.

Pack Your Christmas Spirit!

People love Once Upon a Christmastime Parade for its traditional holiday spirit, charming characters and heartfelt music. Whether you are an annual visitor to Disney World or it’s your first visit, this parade is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is one of Disney World’s most beloved parades and is sure to delight guests of all ages. So be sure to pack your Christmas spirit and join the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade this December!

Are you looking forward to visiting Magic Kingdom during Christmas time next year? What’s your favorite Disney parade? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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