Get ready to celebrate holidays around the World Showcase with the return of Epcot International’s Festival Of The Holidays. This year is sure to be jam-packed with holiday entertainment perfect for the whole family. The Festival of Holidays begins on November 29th and runs until December 30th.
Guests will be able to experience JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season. This amazing group celebrates the joy of Christmas and Kwanzaa through the Gospel, R&B and holiday song. You’ll be able to find showtimes in the times guides.
Get ready to celebrate the holidays by country with amazing story telling about different holiday traditions around the world. Each country around the World Showcase will feature a fun narrator telling all about their specific holiday traditions. Like Father Christmas in the United Kingdom Pavilion and A Mischevious Barn Santa in Norway. Make sure to check out them all! You can find a full list of the countries and storytellers here.
Chip and Dale’s Tree Spree Scavenger Hunt
Do you have little ones that need a little extra motivation to stick with the World Showcase? Or maybe you love a good scavenger hunt. There’s an all-new one just for the Festival of the Holidays. This fun hunt takes you to the different countries looking for Chip and Dale and their ornaments. It’s called Chip and Dale’s Tree Spree and there’s a fun prize when completed.
The Candlelight Processional
The Candlelight Processional is a spectacular retelling of the Christmas story with a 50 piece orchestra, choir, and a celebrity narrator. This is a beautiful sight to see and a top must-do for the festival. You can also secure a good seat with a dining package. You can find the list of celebrity narrators here. You don’t want to miss this.
The Cookie Stroll
Coming back for its second year is the cookie stroll. This was such a fun and delicious addition to the festival last year and this year has brand new cookie options. Guests purchase five different cookies throughout the World Showcase and collect stamps in their festival passport. After getting all five cookies and stamps guests than receive a complementary completer cookie.
Merry And Bright Nights
New to the festival this year is a fun nighttime holiday overlay of Living With the Land. It’s called Merry and Bright Nights and is fun themed makeover of the boat ride in the Lands. There’s fun new lights and decorations throughout. This will start when the festival opens on November 29th but see our YouTube for a fun preview. Living with the Land will have the decorations during the day but the nighttime is a whole different experience.
There’s so much to see and do at this years Festival of the Holidays. It seems to be one of the best ones yet.