PHOTOS & VIDEOS: All of the Entertainment You’ll Find at EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays

Welcome to the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays! The annual festival of all things festive is back with plenty of delicious eats, fun activities, and great entertainment!

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Speaking of which, let’s take a look at all the holiday entertainment coming to this year’s festival!

Music & Dance

First up is all the wonderful music and dance performance you’ll be able to watch! It wouldn’t be Festival of the Holidays without EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional, which returned this year after being canceled in 2020!

Line for the Candlelight Processional

Here’s a snippet of the choir stepping onto the stage…

…and here’s a clip from the show!

At the Showcase Plaza Stage, located in the America Pavilion, you’ll find JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season, who will be performing music to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa.


They will have showtimes throughout the day!

Joyful showtimes

Here’s a little clip from one of the performances we were able to catch!

Over in the Mexico Pavilion, you’ll find the Las Posadas Celebration, featuring performances by dancers and iconic EPCOT band Mariachi Cobre.

Las Posadas with Mariachi Cobre

The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs will be in the Canada Pavilion giving us a taste of the holiday traditions of our friends up north with music and festivities!

Canadian Holiday Voyageurs

This is a super fun show to catch in the Canada Pavilion!

And if you’ve always wanted to see a Chinese Lion Dance, you’re in luck! As part of the Lunar New Year, the China Pavilion will be home to this classic style of dance.

Storytellers and Santas

In the Norway Pavilion, you’ll hear the story of Sigrid and a mischievous trickster, the Barn Santa! 

Sigrid and the Barn Santa

In the Italy Pavilion, you’ll hear the story of La Befana, a friendly witch who visits children on the Eve of the Epiphany!

La Befana

In the American Adventure Pavilion, you can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus up until December 24th! 


In the Japan Pavilion, learn about Japan’s New Year traditions as you hear the story of the Daruma! 

Daruma Storyteller

Check them out below!

Between the Morocco and France Pavilions, you can learn about the history and music of Hanukkah and the different ways this holiday is celebrated around the world!

Hanukkah Storyteller

Here’s a look at the showtimes for this year:

Hanukkah Storyteller show times

And here’s a little clip!

In the France Pavilion, meet Père Noël, who’ll tell you a story about the magic of Christmas!

Hello there!

Finally, you can find Father Christmas in the United Kingdom Pavilion, who is sure to be full of holiday cheer!

Father Christmas

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt is an activity that will take you on a journey around World Showcase as you hunt down Olaf statues hidden in each pavilion. If you find all the Olafs, fill out your sheet as you go, you’ll get a free prize! 

We see you, Olaf!

Gingerbread Houses

Over in the American Adventure Pavilion, guests can check out these beautiful gingerbread houses!

Gingerbread houses are back in the American Adventure!

These are all on display in the rotunda area of the American Adventure.

They look beautiful!

Be sure to check these out as you make your way through World Showcase!


The gingerbread houses around Disney World are one of our favorite things to look forward to ever year!

Holiday Cookie Stroll

This year, the Holiday Cookie Stroll is back! Similar to Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt, the Holiday Cookie Stroll will take you all around World Showcase as you hunt down, buy, and eat five cookies from different Festival of the Holidays booths. If you eat all five, you get a free treat! If you’re already planning on eating five cookies (like me), be sure to get one of the sheets for the cookie stroll before you start buying cookies so you can win your free prize.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie

Here are this year’s cookies, each costing $2.50 a piece:

  • Yukon Holiday Kitchen: SNICKERS®-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS bar pieces
  • L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen: Black and White Cookie (plant-based item)
  • American Holiday Table: Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE® Dark Chocolate
  • Bavaria Holiday Kitchen: Linzer Cookie
  • Holiday Hearth Desserts: Gingerbread Cookie

Living with the Land

Living with the Land has also gotten its annual holiday overlay, with lights and decorations gracing EPCOT’s experimental farming facility.

Holiday decorations arrive at Living With the Land!

We’re always keeping up with the latest Disney news, including EVERYTHING you need to know about the Festival of the Holidays, so stay tuned here for more!

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What do you think about this year’s festival? Let us know in the comments! 

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