Details On The EPCOT International Festival Of The Holidays Event Starting November

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EPCOT International Festival

Last week I brought you the news that EPCOT was changing up its Holiday plans. Previously known as “Holidays Around the World”, this year the event will be called “EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays”. But what does that mean for you? Don’t worry, the incredibly popular Candlelight Processional will be returning. Guests will also enjoy new Holiday Kitchens, entertainment additions and more!

The holiday highlight for most people is experiencing the Candlelight Processional. It features a retelling of the traditional Christmas story by a celebrity narrator and music from a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. Some new narrators have been added to this year’s lineup, including Matt Bomer, CCH Pounder and Pat Sajak. Returning favorites Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg and Jaci Velasquez will also make an appearance. The Candlelight Processional is performed three times each evening, 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. at America Gardens Theatre from November 24 through December 30. Candlelight dinner packages can be reserved now by visiting

Holiday entertainment can also be enjoyed around the World Showcase. Each pavilion will share their traditions through music and time-honored traditions. Mostly Kosher, a new act this year, will perform holiday classics celebrating Hanukkah in the America Pavilion. Returning favorites also include JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the Season and Canadian Holiday Voyageurs.

15 Holiday Kitchens will be featured this year around EPCOT. They will be serving up yummy treats like holiday cookies and sweet seasonal treats. For example, the Odyssey will ready with snowflake sugar cookies and warm apple fritters with cinnamon ice cream. The Canada Pavilion will have their own treats like Maple Buche de Noel.

And as a special treat, you can finish your holiday visit at Epcot by watching “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” fireworks, which will feature a special holiday finale.

Stay tuned as Chip and Co brings you all the latest Holiday happenings that you can enjoy across Walt Disney World!

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