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Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

November 29 – December 30, 2019

Festival of the Holidays Overview

The former Holidays Around the World was reimagined into the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays back in 2016.

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 musical productions, seasonal food & beverage specialties, and even take a festive global tour as costumed performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase!

There will be 13 Holiday Kitchens featured in 2019 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.

Guests can expect some new and returning entertainment that celebrates culture and the holidays as well as a scavenger hunt - this page will be updated with 2019 information once it's announced.

Chip and Dale's Christmas Tree Spree

Chip and Dale are collecting ornaments for their Christmas tree. Guests can purchase a map and stickers for $6.99 from select merchandise locations and travel around World Showcase looking for the famous chipmunks with their ornaments. Guests can return their completed maps for a festive surprise, courtesy of Chip and Dale.

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, 2019.

Festival Entertainment

The information below will be updated for 2019 as soon as it becomes available!

Live Music on Fountain Stage

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In the Mexico pavilion, guests can hear El Mariachi Coco de Santa Cecilia play some of the best songs from the Disney Pixar hit film Coco!

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In the Germany pavilion, guests can hear Durch & Durch, a group out of Köln, Germany playing a few holiday songs and a few that may or may not be holiday songs, but it's interesting for sure.

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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. Storytellers will delight you with tales of their heritage and how the holidays are celebrated in their homeland. It's a unique opportunity to learn more about the world in which we live.

The times listed below are subject to change without notice. Be sure to check the times guide for storytellers' schedules.

American Adventure: (VIDEO)

Canada: (VIDEO) Follow the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs on a musical tour to discover the country's holiday customs. 12:25, 1:20, 2:15, 3:10, 4:25, 6:00 p.m.

China: (VIDEO) Enjoy the colorful Chinese Lion Dance, which brings good fortune and happiness. 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:40 p.m.

France: (VIDEO) Pere Noel. 11:20, 11:55 a.m., 12:30, 1:20, 2:10, 3:40, 4:25, 5:40 p.m.

Germany: (VIDEO) Helga reveals the story of the first Christmas tree and her first nutcracker. 1:40, 2:40, 3:40, 4:40, 5:25, 6:35, 7:35, 8:30 p.m.

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

Italy: (VIDEOLa Befana, Italy's good Christmas witch, celebrated her first Christmas 2,000 years ago. 1:40, 2:35, 3:30, 4:25, 5:45, 6:25, 7:00, 7:30 p.m.

Japan: (VIDEO) Daruma doll and the Japanese New Year. 12:00, 12:45, 1:45, 3:00, 4:30, 5:15, 6:10, 6:45 p.m.

Mexico: (VIDEO) Fiesta de Navidad - Mariachis and dancers bring to life the music, dances and traditions of a holiday fiesta. 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 p.m.

Morocco: (VIDEO) Experience the seasons of holidays, where celebrations are "the spice of life". 12:45, 2:00, 2:50, 3:25, 5:15, 6:10, 7:25 p.m.

Norway: (VIDEO) Sigrid will tell the story of Julenissen, the trouble-making Christmas Gnome. 11:15am, 12:00, 1:15, 2:00, 3:00, 3:45, 4:45, 5:45 p.m.

United Kingdom: (VIDEO) Father Christmas. 1:05, 2:00, 2:55, 4:30, 5:40, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 p.m.

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2019 Candlelight Processional

Candlelight Processional

Held every 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.

The Candlelight Processional will be presented three times each evening from November 29 through December 30, 2019.

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2019 Candlelight Processional Dining Package
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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2019 Holiday Kitchens

Pricing will be added once the Festival begins!

Holiday Kitchens are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern!

American Holiday Table (The American Adventure)

Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce

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Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany)

Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream

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Select dishes feature Melissa's Produce.

Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle


Feast of the Three Kings (Showcase Plaza)

Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce

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Holiday Sweets & Treats (Promenade Refreshments)

Mickey Mouse Santa hat sugar cookie with sprinkles

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L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (Between Morocco and France)

Pastrami on Rye

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Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico)

Braised Pork served on a Giant Tostada

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Le Marche de Marche de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France)

Turkey and Mushrooms

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Prost! (Germany near Bavaria Holiday Kitchen):



Sapphire Holiday Kitchen (Morocco)

Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum

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Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China)

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Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan)

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Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy)

Rustic Flatbread

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Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada)

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Ice Wine Flight


Additional Festival Locations:

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

Canada Popcorn Cart

Fife & Drum Tavern

Funnel Cake

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

L’Artisan des Glaces

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items: Beverage Items:

Refreshment Port

Turkey Poutine

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Beverage Items:

The Tea Caddy

UK Beer Cart

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Festival of the Holidays Merchandise

The information below will be updated for 2019 as soon as it becomes available!

Special merchandise is available for sale at many locations around Epcot during the Festival of the Holidays. Below is a sampling of some of the items you might see.

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2018 Festival of the Holidays Videos

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If you see any discrepancies or corrections, please email us.