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How to see both the Magic Kingdom Halloween and Christmas parties in 1 trip

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How to see both the Magic Kingdom Halloween and Christmas parties in 1 trip

The Halloween and Christmas parties at Magic Kingdom are extremely popular, but you may be having a tough time trying to decide just which one you’re going to pick to attend.

Halloween at Magic Kingdom

But, what if you didn’t have to choose?

What if you could see both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) AND Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) plus the Food & Wine festival over at Epcot all on the same trip?

You can!

mickey's very merry christmas party parade

How to see both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in 1 trip

The key to seeing both in 1 trip is to be there for the very last Halloween party and the very first Christmas party.

Amazingly, there is generally only about a 1-week turnaround for the Cast Members to switch out all indications of fall with Magic Kingdom’s iconic Christmas decorations.

So – if you have a trip that lasts a little over a week, you’ll often be able to hit up *both* parties.

In 2023, you’d need to attend the last Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on November 1 and the very first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on November 9.

The rest of the parks (and resorts) will start their transformations to Christmas around this time, too, however, Magic Kingdom is generally done first.

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