December 22 or 23 MK on party day?

Should we go to MK on Dec. 22nd and AK on Dec. 23 or vice versa? We will not be attending the Party on the 22nd, but will eat dinner at Kona Cafe and view fireworks and boat parade from Poly beach. It looks like it will be less crowded at MK Th than Friday, but we were hoping to see the special holiday entertainment…which I’m guessing won’t be showing until Dec. 23. (Also, we’d have a lot less time in the park with a 7 pm closure. However, we are planning a 2nd day at MK earlier in the week.). What would you do?