2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Entertainment Offerings Announced

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2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Entertainment Offerings Announced

2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Entertainment Offerings Announced

The holidays are returning to Walt Disney World on November. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays starts on November 25. The festival will offer merry décor and entertainment from around the world for guests of all ages!

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2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Entertainment Offerings Announced

JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season

Experience the joy of Christmas and Kwanzaa with the uplifting Gospel, R&B and holiday songs of the JOYFUL! ensemble.

Performances begin at 2:40 PM, 3:45 PM, 4:50 PM and 6:10 PM daily at World Showcase Plaza.

Storytellers

Throughout the holidays, World Showcase comes alive with the legends and lore of the season.

Las Posadas Celebration – Mexico Pavilion

¡Feliz Navidad! Join the fun and pageantry of Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.Performance Details:

  • Sundays through Thursdays
  • 11:05 AM, 12:05 PM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 4:10 PM and 5:15 PM
  • 25-minute performances

A Mischievous Magical Barn Santa – Norway Pavilion

Celebrate the season with laughter as a mischievous Barn Santa visits Sigrid, an unsuspecting Christmas storyteller.Performance Details:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:35 AM, 12:35 PM, 1:35 PM, 2:35PM, 4:35PM, 5:35 PM, 6:35 PM and 7:10 PM
  • 15-minute performances

Chinese Lion Dancer – China Pavilion

Catch a glimpse of this colorful performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.Performance Details:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • Noon, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • 15-minute performances

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La Befana – Italy Pavilion

Come hear the tale of La Befana, the kind-hearted witch who visits sleeping young children on the Eve of the Epiphany.Performance Details:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:35 PM, 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM and 5:45 PM
  • 15-minute performances

Santa Claus – The Odyssey Pavilion

Get ready for Christmas with Santa Claus now through December 24. Whether you know him as St. Nick, Père Noël or Father Christmas, a visit with jolly Santa Claus brings good cheer to the season.Performance Details:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM
  • 60-minute performances

Daruma Storyteller – Japan Pavilion

Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year!Performance Details:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:20 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:40 PM, 3:20 PM, 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:50 PM and 6:35 PM
  • 15-minute performances

Hanukkah Storyteller – Between Morocco and France Pavilions

Guests will discover an entertaining celebration of Hanukkah along World Showcase promenade, where a storyteller recounts traveling abroad to explore the diverse music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world. Performance Details:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:45 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
  • 15-minute performances

Père Noël – France Pavilion

Visit with Père Noël and rediscover the magic of Christmas through the letter of a delightful child.Performance Details:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:10 PM, 12:50 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:30 PM and 5:15 PM
  • 15-minute performances

Father Christmas – United Kingdom Pavilion

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

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
  • 15-minute performances

Canadian Holiday Voyageurs – Canada Pavilion

Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North with the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs.Performance Details:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM, 3:25 PM, 4:30 PM and 6:35 PM
  • 20-minute performances
2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Entertainment Offerings Announced

Holiday Cookie Stroll

Enjoy an array of sweet treats during the Holiday Cookie Stroll! 

Purchase 5 cookies from any of the official cookie stroll locations featured in your Festival Passport—and be sure to collect a matching stamp for each cookie purchased. Once you’ve collected 5 stamps, bring the stamped Passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats to receive a specialty treat! 

This activity is fun for all ages and can be completed at your leisure between now and December 30, 2022.

Menu Items and Locations:

  • Nochebuena Cocina: Alfajores – Vanilla Shortbread Cookie with Dulce de Leche and Coconut
  • Yukon Holiday Kitchen: SNICKERS®-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS® Bar pieces 
  • L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen: Black and White Cookie (plant-based) 
  • American Holiday Table: Chocolate Crinkle Cookie  
  • Bavaria Holiday Kitchen: Linzer Cookie 
  • Holiday Hearth Desserts: Gingerbread Cookie 
  • Sunshine Seasons: M&M’s® Sugar Cookie 
  • Connections Café: Sugar Cookie 
2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Entertainment Offerings Announced

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt

Go on a festive quest throughout World Showcase hunting for holiday traditions that Olaf has gathered––and lost––along the way! Simply purchase your map and stickers from select Festival merchandise locations—including Creations Shop, Port of Entry and World Traveler at International Gateway. 

Using the stickers on your map, mark the “tradition” Olaf has found in each pavilion. Whether you complete the expedition or not, you may bring your map to Creations or World Traveler at International Gateway to redeem your map for a special holiday keepsake! Redemption valid through December 31, 2022, or while supplies last.  

Price: $9.99 plus tax

2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Entertainment Offerings Announced

Also returning this holiday season is the Candlelight Processional. Hear the stirring story of Christmas presented by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by an orchestra and massed choir—nightly from November 25 to December 30.

Candlelight Narrators

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the story of Christmas, recounting the biblical tale of a savior born in Bethlehem. Woven into the production are stirring songs of hope and joy performed by the orchestra and massed choir.

2022 Celebrity Narrators

You can see this show nightly at 5:15 PM, 7:00 PM or 8:30 PM at the America Gardens Theatre at EPCOT.

2022 Schedule

Make a date to watch the following celebrities lend their voices to the Candlelight Processional:

  • Simu Liu
    November 25 and 26, 2022
  • Edward James Olmos
    November 27 through 29, 2022
  • Raul Esparza
    November 30 and December 1, 2022
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    December 2 and December 3, 2022
  • Isabella Rossellini
    December 4 through December 6, 2022
  • Daymond John
    December 7 and December 9, 2022
  • Josh Gad
    December 10 through December 12, 2022
  • Gloria Estefan
    December 13 and December 14, 2022
  • Neil Patrick Harris
    December 15 through December 18, 2022
  • Mariska Hargitay
    December 19 and December 20, 2022
  • Cal Ripken Jr.
    December 21 through December 23, 2022
  • Marie Osmond
    December 24 through December 26, 2022
  • Courtney Vance
    December 27 and December 28, 2022
  • Angela Bassett
    December 29 and December 30, 2022

What are you most looking forward to experiencing this holiday season at Epcot?

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