Food & Dessert Guide to 2022 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party – Disney Tourist Blog

The holiday season is here, and sweet treats are returning to Walt Disney World! Magic Kingdom has themed snacks and desserts for 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party available November 7 through December 22, 2022. In this food guide, we’ll take a sneak peek at the special items available for purchase during this hard ticket event.
Walt Disney World’s culinary teams have cooked up some yuletide yummies for the 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. During that event, the highlight for many guests is stopping for the “free” cookies, hot cocoa, and other holiday refreshments. There are stations to get these all over the park, and different cookies are served at each of them. Although reasonable minds can differ on this, I think these free refreshments are delicious. (More on this in a bit.)
In addition to that, several restaurants and snack spots will be open and offering even more Christmas-themed items that are available for purchase. If our experiences in the past–and the stock photos and descriptions Disney has shared–are any indication, some of these are worth seeking out, whereas others are a waste of time and money unless you buy food for Instagram photos.

Turning to the complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, Walt Disney World hasn’t shared the lineup and where each can be found this year during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Our sincere hope is that things go back to how they were “way back” in 2019, which was the last year the event was held. During that, here were the various “free” refreshments and where you could find each:
(We’ll update this lineup if it ends up being inaccurate once an official one is released.)
Just thinking about them as I write this makes me hungry, and transports me back to memories of many a cold night sipping on hot cocoa to keep warm (it doesn’t work, but hey, why not try?!). Lines for refreshments can get bad near the front of the park near the parade-time and during the first half-hour of the event.

Assuming this lineup holds true, the best place to go for the free refreshments is Cosmic Ray’s or Pinocchio Village Haus. Not only do they have the most diverse lineups, but also the most efficient setups. Other locations typically only serve one item each. My favorite of the cookies is the Peppermint Crunch–anyone who doesn’t like that cookie is just plain wrong. (Snickerdoodle and Ginger Molasses Cookies are also top tier.)
Personally, I’d recommend just sticking to the free/included refreshments rather than buying anything extra–you already dropped $125+ for each party ticket alone. That’s especially true with the conspicuous omissions of yule logs, waffle sundaes, and weird burgers. (On the plus side, at least they put the Cherry & Pistachio Float out of its misery–Disney should’ve been paying guests to consume that culinary abomination!)
Nevertheless, here are the other options that can be purchased throughout Magic Kingdom during the 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party…
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
Casey’s Corner 
Cool Ship
The Friar’s Nook
Golden Oak Outpost 
Main Street Bakery
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments 
Sunshine Tree Terrace 
Various Carts Throughout Main Street U.S.A.

Finally, we also have more info about Table Service Dining & Dessert Parties During 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We don’t recommend doing any of this, which is probably a good thing, because reservations already opened and have filled up–so you’d have to luck into a cancellation at this point if you didn’t already book an ADR.
As explained in greater detail in that post, reserved viewing for Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks is totally unnecessary. Even if it were, the reserved viewing area is not a great spot for viewing the fireworks (for the best spots, check out our Magic Kingdom Fireworks Viewing Locations Guide). Finally, these cost a lot and consume valuable MVMCP time, making them a bad use of resources (both time and money!) during this short special event.
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Are you excited to try any of these 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party snacks and desserts at Magic Kingdom? Anything in particular catch your eye? Disappointed by the lack of yule log or waffle sundae at Sleepy Hollow, or think the funnel cake will be a satisfactory replacement? Anything you’d like to see added to the holiday menus at Walt Disney World? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing feedback about your experiences is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

I have a Treenut allergy and was wandering if anyone knew what to do at the party with treats and stuff like that?
Erica,They have gluten free treats as well the same cookie at each one ,my wife has gluten allergies as well. In Disney springs there is a dessert shop that is all gluten free as well and we go there and get her stuff all the time very good and lots of choices.
We went for the first time last year and were impressed with all the “free” goodies included! we had ice cream, popcorn, soda, cookies and hot cocoa. If this year is even better, We have more to look forward to!
Do they do any special treats for people with wheat/gluten issues? This is our first time ever attending — so not sure how accommodating they would be.
RIP to the gingerbread soft serve
We are going on the last night, December 22nd with our son, daughter in law and 5 grandchildren. This is always a highlight of the season for us. I was able to book a reservation at 4:00 at the Plaza restaurant. That way the kids are fed and we can enjoy the rest of the evening. I will say we have enjoyed Tony’s Merriest Christmas party in the past and the reserved parade spot and will miss that this year.
Last year we got cocoa and cookies at pecos bills- wasn’t aware of any other free stuff besides water bottles and popcorn here and there.
I would definitely try to get that pretzel.
If I payed for any extras it would probably be the polar bear claw.
There will be long lines for that pretzel !!!
Our first time back since 2019. Really looking forward to this. We have tickets for 14th November. Do you know when details will be announced for times of the parades, fireworks etc
Ps love this blog always such useful info and a great read
They are already posted on Disney’s Calendar. Just go on your date and look under the events tab for everything going on that has a specific time.
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