Disney World sees the return of daytime parades with 'Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade' at Magic Kingdom

Dec 24, 2021 in "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade"

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade daytime edition 2021
Posted: Friday December 24, 2021 11:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Daytime parades are back at Walt Disney World with the return of 'Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade' during regular park hours at Magic Kingdom.


'Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade' made its return in November as part of 'Disney Very Merriest After Hours,' the new ticketed event at Magic Kingdom, and from December 22, the parade takes place twice each day through the end of the year.


The daytime edition is identical to the version that was performed during the After Hours event, although the snowfall is missing.


The parade takes place at 12pm and 3:45pm from December 22 to December 29, and then at 12pm and 3:30pm on December 30 and 31 2021.

Click the gallery to see more pictures of 'Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.'


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Disney AnalystJan 13, 2022

Actually super cool! Never knew.

gerararJan 13, 2022

Disney Parks posted some BTS on what happens with the Grand Floridian gingerbread house after the holidays... The bees eat it!! Already trending with 2.5m views^

YodaManJan 08, 2022

Sunset Season Greetings? That ended on Monday the 3rd with the rest of the holiday offerings.

disneygeek90Jan 07, 2022

Oh yikes I guess I meant the Holiday projection on ToT and how long into January that runs. I am blanking on the name 😅

wdwmagicJan 07, 2022

18 months from Oct 1, unless it gets extended.

YodaManJan 07, 2022

Do you mean what time at night? Or what date it ends? I assume it runs all the way through the rest of the 50th Celebration.

disneygeek90Jan 07, 2022

Does anyone know when Beacon of Magic stops at HS? I tried to google but I couldn’t find any confirmed dates.

mm52200Dec 29, 2021

They were recently allowed to start wearing them. Omnicron is ripping through cast members.

TikibirdLandDec 28, 2021

My DS plays French Horn. They had a mask with a velcro opening for the mouthpiece. So, it's possible to do that. But, he was very happy to have that requirement stopped at that beginning of this month.

MisterPenguinDec 28, 2021

I don't recall anyone masked for Candlelight the first week of December except for a few instrumentalists... obviously not the wind instruments, tho.

PuertoRekinSamDec 28, 2021

We went to Epcot yesterday and saw the early candlelight show and my wife noticed that some of the performers were wearing mask while singing. Not just the golden choir but some voices as well. They looked like a solid color and not the blue pixie ones the average Cast wear. Has this been happening all season? Or was this new? I watched a you tube video of it earlier this year and don’t remember them being there.

mf1972Dec 25, 2021

myself remembering i have to work today….

TraumaDec 25, 2021

Merry Christmas everyone !!

CrazydisneyfanlukeDec 25, 2021

I believe they recorded it 2-3 weeks ago at DL.