The Disney Holidays are nearly upon us and as one might expect, a whole new flurry of upcharge experiences are on the way! Disney Merriest Nites at Disneyland Park is a new after-park-hours special event that promises a dazzling area of holiday cheer.

What to Expect

Here’s what you will experience during Disney Merriest Nites at Disneyland Park 2021:

  • Holiday Experiences: Join the fun at 6 uniquely themed parties with some favorite Disney Characters—including Mickey Mouse, Miguel, Tiana, Elsa, Lilo, Stitch, Buzz Lightyear—plus snow moments on Main Street, U.S.A. and even an appearance from Santa Claus himself!
  • Early Admission to Disneyland Park: Arrive ahead beginning at 5:00 PM and explore the park before the party, no theme park reservation required.
  • Merry Entertainment: Get into the festive spirit with a special performance of A Christmas Fantasy Parade.
  • After-Hours Access to Attractions: Ride some of the park’s classic attractions—including holiday favorites like “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday—throughout the event, usually with shorter wait times. (Access to Mickey’s Toontown, Critter Country and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will not be available during event hours.)
  • Unlimited Disney Photopass enjoy digital downloads from the night

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  • Character Appearances: Be on the lookout! You may see both rare and classic Disney Characters dressed in their holiday best who will stop by to join the festivities.
  • Festive Photo Ops with Themed Backdrops: Let Disney PhotoPass photographers capture shots—with unlimited downloads of photos taken during the event—against memorable event-themed backdrops.
  • Holiday and Event Merchandise: You’ll have the opportunity to purchase holiday merchandise, including special Disney Merriest Nites-themed merchandise available during the event.
  • Specialty Holiday Treats and Eats: Feast on holiday treats with a twist! Enjoy event-inspired menu options like hot chocolate and cookies at select Disneyland Park locations.
  • Costumes encouraged but must abide by standard resort policy, especially with regards to face coverings. (MORE INFO)

Disneyland Holidays

The 6 Merry Parties

The wintry festivities are split up into six distinct party zones with a different flair of the holidays.

  • Victorian-Themed Party on Main Street, U.S.A.: The host with the most, Mickey Mouse, invites you to the party of the year! Revel in the holiday spirit with marvelous snow moments and holly-jolly carolers singing some holiday favorites.
  • Feliz Navidad Party in Frontierland: Join Miguel from Coco for a jolly fiesta with lively music, dancing and so much more.
  • New Orleans Holiday in New Orleans Square: Swing by this jazzy celebration hosted by Tiana and brimming with beads, beignets and bountiful holiday fun.
  • Frozen-Themed Party in Fantasyland: Discover a flurry of festivities at a celebration featuring Elsa and her icy escapades—and plenty of heartwarming cheer.
  • Tropical Party in Adventureland: Delight in a holiday celebration with tropical flair hosted by the loveable Lilo and her mischievous pal, Stitch.
  • Tomorrowland Party in Tomorrowland: Party to infinity and beyond at this futuristic hoopla featuring Buzz Lightyear, a DJ and more.

See it for Yourself

Disney Merriest Nites are held select nights at Disneyland Park between November 11 through December 9, 2021. The party takes place from 8:00 PM to midnight on eevnt nights with mix-in admission beginning at 5:00 PM.


  • Thursday, November 11: $175
  • Tuesday, November 16: $165
  • Tuesday, November 30: $165
  • Tuesday, December 7: $165
  • Thursday, December 9: $165

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The Fine Print

*Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Mickey’s Toontown and Critter Country will not be accessible during the party.
**Entertainment, experiences, attractions, and offerings may be modified, limited in availability, or unavailable, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice.
***Disney PhotoPass is subject to the Disney PhotoPass terms and expiration policy found at Online registration required.
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