As a kid, the holiday season didn’t begin until after Santa Claus made his way through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. My grandmother insisted on it starting November 1st and I thought she was crazy! She would put her tree up and decorate her house with Poinsettias. It wasn’t until my brother started performing in Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Parade that I accepted the holiday season beginning early.
This year we went to the party a week before Thanksgiving. The weather was just right for us to enjoy the sights, sounds and shows at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, FL. It was a cool 60 degrees at Magic Kingdom as we headed into the park Friday night. Lights and wreaths lined the streets of Main Street and snow fell on us as we walked through. Cinderella’s castle was draped in icicle lights that would change color and shimmer. It was a beautiful sight to see! Christmas music played throughout the park as guests prepared for the parade. This was my third year in a row attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. I went once when I was about 3 years old and still remember the snow falling on us on Main Street. My brother has been a part of the parade for the past few years. He has skated his way down Main Street and this year he got to dance. It’s amazing to be able to go and see him perform but the party has a lot of other features that would be appealing to many!
Restaurants in the park serve free hot cocoa and sugar cookies. When the weather is cool it’s nice to sip on something warm! The entire park is decorated to the nines in Christmas flare. My favorite park is the castle of course. Cinderella’s castle becomes the main focal point during the Firework show. Images of favorite Disney movies reflect on the Castle leaving guests in awe. This year, the park had a new Frozen Castle show with music and fireworks.
I’m looking forward to the holiday season this year. It’s our first married Christmas together and even thought we won’t be heading to see family until the day after Christmas I look forward to starting new traditions with my little family! Happy Holidays!