Merriest Nites A Disneyland Holiday Party

Disneyland’s all new Christmas and Holiday Party, Disney Merriest Nites debuts in 2021!

Here’s all the info we have for 2021 to help you make your future Disneyland Plans. 

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Disney Merriest Nites is an after-hours, holiday event at Disneyland Park on select nights in November and December. 

The Disneyland Resort Holiday party hosted by Mickey Mouse welcomes you with his friends from Disney, Pixar, Muppets and more. 

Disneyland Holiday Party Dates 

Disney Merriest Nites debuts in 2021. Holiday party dates are limited to an initial 5 nights. 
Disneyland Christmas tree
2021 Disney Merriest Nite official dates
  • November 11, 16, 30
  • December 7 and 9
  • Party runs from 8:00 pm til midnight, with mix-in beginning at 5:00 pm
  • There’s always a chance more dates will be added

What’s Included at Disney Merriest Nites

Disney Merriest Nites is a Holiday Party for the Disney-loving family. It’s full of magic and your holiday favorites.


Disneyland Christmas parade


Ticket prices start at $165  ($175 for the first party night) and includes the following:

  • Admission to Disneyland Park at 5:00 pm
  • Six different themed holiday areas with your favorite Disney characters like Tiana, Lilo, Muppets and more
  • Special showing of A Christmas Fantasy Parade 
  • Select attractions including the holiday overlays “it’s a small world holiday” and Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Unlimited PhotoPass photos
  • Tons of Holiday decor, lighting, music and effects

Please note parking is an additional fee.


Mickeys Happy Holidays



Disneyland holidays



Christmas Parade


When do Disney Merriest Nites tickets go on sale?

Tickets go on sale to the general public September 14, 2021 online only (no earlier than 9:00 am PT). Expect a wait time to purchase. You’ll want to use multiple browsers and devices.

Order of joining the queue is not first come, first serve. It is random like we’ve seen for every other online ticket sales event in 2021. Buy Disney Merriest Nite Party ticket here beginning September 14, 2021. They will sell out.



Disneyland Christmas cookie


Which dates sold out first in 2021?

We’ll know more soon, but my guess is all dates will sell out very quickly. 

Is my Disney Holiday Party ticket good for theme park admission? 

Your ticket to Disney Merriest Nites is good beginning at 5:00 pm at Disneyland Park.

How much are Disneyland Holiday Party tickets?

Ticket prices start at $165  ($175 for the first party night) and are only sold through Disney. But for hotel stays you can get my promo code delivered to your inbox now. Remember, only credit or debit cards will be accepted as payment, no Disney Gift cards for this ticket.


"it's a small world" holiday


Which rides will be open during the party?

Guests of the party will have access to attractions in Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland and New Orleans Square. Mickey’s Toontown, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Critter Country will not be part of the event. 

Disney Merriest Nites is sold out, what should I do? 

There’s so much to do and see during the Holidays. Read up on all the festivities you can experience here

Can I buy Disney Holiday Party tickets on eBay? 

No. Buying Disney Merriest Nites tickets on eBay or anywhere other than Disneyland Resort itself (app, online or in person) is not permitted.

Does Disneyland close early for Disney Merriest Nites?

Disneyland Park closes at 8:00 pm on nights hosting Disney Merriest Nites. Those who do not have tickets to Disney Merriest Nites can wrap up their day then or hop to California Adventure with a valid hopper ticket and reservation.

What time can I get in Disneyland on the night of the party?

You can get in Disneyland Park at 5:00 pm but the official party doesn’t start until 8:00 pm. If you plan on going to Disneyland Resort before 5:oo pm, you will need separate theme park admission and reservations.

Who needs tickets to Disney Merriest Nites?

Tickets are required for everyone 3 and older. There are no child prices. You can buy up to 8 tickets per person, per event date.

Have more questions about this new event for 2021? I am so excited to celebrate the holidays at Disneyland and Disney Merriest Nites with you! Answer your questions below. 

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