PHOTOS, VIDEO: New ‘Mickey and Minnie’s Merrytime Tree Lighting’ Show Featuring Snowfall, Santa Claus Debuts on Disney Cruise Line for 2023 Holiday Season

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As Disney Cruise Line previously announced, Very Merrytime Cruises have a new tree lighting ceremony this year. Mickey and Minnie’s Merrytime Tree Lighting is a small show that takes place on the first night of each sailing, in the atrium. We attended the show on the Disney Magic, but it is performed on every ship.

Mickey and Minnie’s Merrytime Tree Lighting

The description in the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app reads:

Gather in the Atrium with Mickey, Minnie, and their friends for this joyful Merrytime celebration of singing songs and lighting the Christmas tree together!

Disney Cruise Line shared that the ceremony would contain “classic holiday tunes” and “introduce the guests of honor for the cruise” when it announced its 2024 festive offerings earlier this year. Said ‘guest of honor’ may or may not have a large white beard and traditionally wears a red hat.

The tree lighting occurs in the atrium on the ship’s third deck. The show starts with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and Goofy waving at guests as they stand above Lumiere’s restaurant.

They descend the garland-adorned stairs and stand in front of the dining venue.

The characters, dressed in their holiday bests, conduct a festive dance while holding large candy canes.

Mickey then brings out a book of music, placing it on a stand in front of him and his friends.

Mickey ‘conducts’ the music as the troupe continues to dance.

Pluto chaotically throws fake snow into the audience, which prompts white confetti to fall from the ceiling.

The tree is ultimately lit, with the gold lights wrapped around the tree allowing the largely gold, silver, and copper-colored ornaments and decorations to truly stand out. The green spotlight that moves around the tree aids in this effect, as well.

The lights on the nearby garland are also activated, prompting the introduction of the guest of honor.

Santa walks down the stairs and waves to Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, and guests.

Check out our video of Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merrytime Tree Lighting ceremony below:

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Merrytime Tree Lighting on the Disney Magic! ✨🎄🚢 The Very Merrytime Cruise has their own tree lighting ceremony with Mickey, Minnie and all of their friends (including Santa!!)! We got to kick off the cruise with joining in on the holiday fun by singing songs and lighting the Christmas tree all together! #hosted by @Be Our Guest Vacations #dcl #disnevcruise #disnevcruiseline #disnevmagic #verymerrytimecruise #christmas #disneychristmas

♬ Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

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