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Larger-than-life gingerbread men, giant toy soldiers and Florida “snowflakes” combine to create the perfect holiday setting on 19 magical evenings between Nov. 8 and Dec. 19, 2010, during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom.

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The after-hours party (requiring a separate admission ticket) features special entertainment, including “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade,” the“Holiday Wishes, Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” fireworks spectacular and the centerpiece of Magic Kingdom – Cinderella Castle – draped with 200,000 sparkling white lights.

Party-goers also enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, cookies and apple slices, meet and greets with Disney characters decked out in their holiday best and unlimited admission to favorite attractions.

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The party kicks off at 7 p.m. on select evenings and continues until midnight. Party dates are:

Nov. 8, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 28, 30
Dec. 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17 and 19, 2010.

Day-of-party ticket pricing is $59.95 ($53.95 for ages 3-9). Advance tickets are available with $6 savings for most dates. More info: disneyworld.com/christmasparty.