The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is officially kicking off with a bang! The festival presented by AdventHealth shares an abundance of holiday traditions starting now Friday, November 29th through December 30, 2019.
Located around Epcot, storytellers from countries around the World Showcase share legends and traditions, such as a musical tour with the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs to the Hanukkah Storyteller’s tales of diverse music and customs. Plus, daily performances of JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season will share uplifting gospel, R&B, and holiday songs of Christmas and Kwanzaa at the World Showcase Plaza Stage.
In addition, the 2019 International Festival of the Holidays will feature holiday kitchens encircling the World Showcase Promenade with traditional holiday dishes for all to enjoy. Guests can find dishes such as Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce from Germany, Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing at American Holiday Table, Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup from Yukon Holiday Kitchen, and more! As guests eat around the world they can also embark on the Holiday Cookie Stroll and eat delicious sweet treats such as a gingerbread cookie or a black and white cookie.
While on a stroll through the World Showcase, be on the lookout for these special things to do and see!
Epcot SCROLLS – In each entertainment location, you’ll discover one of 13 scrolls featuring fun new ideas for your own holiday traditions and tips to find nearby holiday photo spots.
Voices of Liberty – You won’t want to miss the beautiful a cappella holiday music of the Dickens Carolers at The American Adventure pavilion.
Green Landing Family Play Zone – You and your human family can explore this lush green spot with Wall-E and Eve.
Holiday Markets – It’s easy to celebrate the season with authentic gifts from special holiday markets of Mexico, Norway, Germany, Italy, France and more! Festive Epcot merchandise collections give Chip ‘n’ Dale a showcase on mugs, jerseys, ornaments and the Holiday Cookie Jar.
Lastly, catch a performance of the beloved Candlelight Processional each evening with a celebrity narrator, 50-piece orchestra and full choir. The Candlelight Processional is performed three times nightly at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. – guaranteed seating is available by booking a Candlelight Processional Dining Package.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
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