This year EPCOT will be hosting its International Festival of the Holidays (previously known as Holidays Around the World) from November 19 to December 30, 2017. Guests will be able to experience the holiday traditions at all 11 World Showcase nations. The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will include live musical productions, seasonal food & beverage specialties at the expanded Holiday Kitchens, and costumed performers bringing time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase. The best part is that all of this holiday fun is included in your park admission.
Take a look at what to expect during EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays:
Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree
Chip and Dale are collecting ornaments for their Christmas tree—and they need your help! To get started, simply purchase a map ($6.99 plus tax) and sticker from select merchandise locations, including Pin Central, Disney Traders and World Traveler at International Gateway.
As you travel around World Showcase, be on the lookout for Chip and Dale as they gather ornaments from holiday decorations in each World Showcase pavilion. Once you spot them, add the corresponding ornament sticker to your map. Then, take your completed map to Disney Traders and exchange it for a festive surprise, courtesy of Chip and Dale!
Explore the tastes of the holidays around the world as each marketplace celebrates a different nation.
- American Holiday Table
From the tender roast turkey to the tasty pork tenderloin, memories of grandma’s kitchen will come flooding back when you visit this salute to the great flavors of America.
- Feast of the Three Kings
Dine like royalty as you enjoy scrumptious foods and delicious drinks from the Caribbean at this holiday kiosk inspired by the story of the Magi. While you nibble, learn about the celebration of Three Kings’ Day, El Día De Los Reyes Magos!
- Holiday Sweets and Treats
From decadent desserts to savory snacks and merry libations, you’ll be in full swing of the season at this festively-appointed holiday kiosk. Enjoy the view here at Showcase Plaza, meet up with friends or just take a moment to unwind.
Watch mariachi dancers celebrating a Feliz Navidad, while imbibing on the zippy spices of Mexican cuisine. The carnitas tacos and horchata margaritas will have you singing, “olé!”
Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.
- TBD – November 24 to 26, 2017
- NEW! Matt Bomer – November 27 to 28, 2017
- TBD – November 29 to 30, 2017
- Whoopi Goldberg – December 1 to 3, 2017
- Pat Sajak – December 4 to 5, 2017
- TBD – December 6 to 8, 2017
- TBD – December 9 to 11, 2017
- NEW! Warwick Davis – December 12 to 14, 2017
- Trace Adkins – December 15 to 17, 2017
- Neil Patrick Harris – December 18 to 21, 2017
- CCH Pounder – December 22 to 24, 2017
- Jaci Velasquez – December 25 to 27, 2017
- Chandra Wilson – December 28 to 30, 2017
Candlelight Dining Package
When you reserve a Candlelight Dining Package, you’ll be able to indulge in a leisurely holiday meal with your friends and family—and have peace of mind that a guaranteed priority seat is waiting for you at this highly sought-after Christmastime event. Check here for more details.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
EPCOT guests can look forward to a special seasonal conclusion to IllumiNations. It will feature holiday greetings in native languages from the countries of World Showcase, along with the beloved sounds of the classic song “Let There be Peace on Earth,” this festive finish is sure to fill your heart with comfort and joy—and leave you with a message of “peace on earth and goodwill to men.”
JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the Season
Rejoice in seasonal sounds that blend inspiring gospel with jazz, R&B and more. Catch daily performances of this uplifting holiday show at the Future World Fountain Stage.
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