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Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

November 27 – December 30, 2020

Festival of the Holidays Overview

The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is a festival like no other and features the joyous holiday traditions of the 11 World Showcase nations. Guests will be surrounded in the wondrous sights, sounds, and flavors of the season, as celebrated by cultures near and far.

Guests can enjoy live music, seasonal food & beverage specialties, and even take a festive global tour as costumed performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase!

There are Holiday Kitchens featured in 2020 serving up a wide variety of holiday bites and sweet seasonal treats. Guests can head over to the Canada pavilion for Maple Bûche de Noël and a famous Black & White Cookie at the L'Chaim Holiday Kitchen.

Holiday Cookie Stroll

Guests can enjoy World Showcase and purchase delicious cookies from cookie stroll location which can be found in the Festival Guide. While indulging in these sweet treats, collect stamps for each cookie. Guests who get five stamps will be rewarded with a complimentary Santa Mickey "completer" cookie and a cold glass of milk! The Holiday Cookie Stroll can be completed at guests’ leisure, with the ability to bring the passport back until December 30, 2020.

REVIEW: Join Me for a Stroll: The Holiday Cookie Stroll at EPCOT’s [2019] International Festival of the Holidays


Olaf's Holiday Tradition Expedition 2020



“Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition” scavenger hunt invites children of all ages to join a festive adventure around World Showcase, where they will round up holiday traditions the lovable snowman has misplaced. Guests can purchase a map with stickers at select merchandise outlets around the park for $7.99 plus tax.

Once you've found all of the Olafs, bring your completed map to Disney Traders for a choice of one of the plastic cups pictured below!

Festival Entertainment
Live Music in World ShowPlace

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Holiday Storytellers



Celebrating the holiday season at EPCOT is so special. Guests can learn about the holiday traditions of all the different countries that are represented in the World Showcase pavilions. Each country has its own special theme that highlights its culture.

The customary Holiday Storytellers will not appear this year, but the details and videos below remain for informational purposes.

Guests are encouraged to look for EPCOT SCROLLS in each entertainment location that tell the story of each country’s holiday tradition. Find all 13 of them to collect fun new ideas for celebrating your own holidays and tips for finding unique holiday photo spots in the park.

The information below is subject to change at any time so be sure to pick up a Times Guide when you enter the park or check the My Disney Experience app for the schedule.

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Canada: (VIDEO) The JAMMitors: This entertaining group will grace the Mill Stage with playful percussion full of merriment.

China: (VIDEO) Chinese Lion Dancer: Enjoy the colorful Chinese Lion Dance, which brings good fortune and happiness.

France: (VIDEO) Père Noël: Visit with Père Noël and rediscover the magic of Christmas through the letter of a delightful child.

Germany: (VIDEO) Chilli Da Mur: Watch as this accomplished German vocal group celebrates the season with folk music, pop, and original songs.

Hanukkah Storyteller: (VIDEO) Between the Morocco and France Pavilions at Epcot's World Showcase, Zachary the Hanukkah Storyteller shares songs and stories about what Hanukkah means for all those who come to hear!

Italy: (VIDEO) La Befana: Listen to the tale of La Befana, a kind-hearted witch who visits sleeping children on the eve of the Epiphany.

Japan: (VIDEO) Daruma Storyteller: Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year.

Mexico: (VIDEO) Las Posadas Celebration: Feliz Navidad! Join the fun and pageantry of Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.

Morocco: (VIDEO) Festivity in Morocco: Join in as a lively band recreates the fun of street festivals and the holiday season across Morocco.

Norway: (VIDEO) A Mischievous Magical Barn Santa: Celebrate the season with laughter as a mischievous Barn Santa visits Sigrid, an unsuspecting Christmas storyteller.

United Kingdom: (VIDEO) Father Christmas: Join Father Christmas as he rings in the season, sharing the traditions of the United Kingdom and good cheer.

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Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional will not take place during the 2020 holiday season.

Candlelight Processional

Held each year at EPCOT, the Candlelight Processional is a not-to-be-missed event. A mass choir, joined by a 50-piece live orchestra and a celebrity narrator, tell the story of Christmas in words and music, in a very moving performance. An American Sign Language interpreter will also be on stage to translate the narrated story, allowing hearing-impaired guests to enjoy the event. Performances are held at the America Gardens Theatre.

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Candlelight Processional Dining Package

The Candlelight Processional will not take place during the 2020 holiday season.

The Candlelight Processional Dining Package allows you to enjoy a meal at one of EPCOT's restaurants, or a surrounding restaurant, while guaranteeing you a seat for that evening's show. It's important to note that at times, this is THE only way to get a seat. Those with Dinner Packages are the first to be seated - those waiting in line (a.k.a. those who didn't buy the package) will be given the very few seats that remain. If you're at Walt Disney World during the holidays, we consider this is a not-to-be-missed event.

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2020 Holiday Kitchens

Holiday treats are also part of the festival, which includes Holiday Kitchens scattered throughout the World Showcase serving more than 50 bites from around the world and 60-plus specialty beverages. The full menus along with prices for each Holiday Kitchen are listed below.

Holiday Kitchens are open daily!

Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza) 

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Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza) 

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Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen (Showcase Plaza) 

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Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany

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American Holiday Table  (American Adventure)

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L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (Between Morocco & France

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Festival Favorites (World Showplace) 

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Holiday Hearth (World Showplace) 

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Prost! (World Showplace) 

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Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada

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Holiday Beverages in the English Garden (Behind The Tea Caddy) 


Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France

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Sapphire Holiday Kitchen (Morocco

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Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy

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Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China)  

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Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan

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Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico

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Funnel Cake (The American Adventure


Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company® – All Locations: 

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Festival of the Holidays Merchandise

There is plenty of festive merchandise available throughout World Showcase as part of this year’s festival, including fragrances, apparel, ornaments, dolls, stocking stuffers, tree trimmings and so much more. And don’t miss the special holiday collection featuring everyone’s favorite dynamic duo, Chip ‘n’ Dale. The mischievous chipmunks can be found playfully adorning apparel, cookware and more. 

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Annual Passholders can look forward to special items that were created just for them at this year's Festival as well!

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Festival of the Holidays Videos

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