FULL LIST of Entertainment for the 2023 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays

If you’re going to be visiting EPCOT for the holiday season, we’ve got BIG news for you!


EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays is almost here and we’re finally getting confirmation of what we can anticipate returning this year.

The long-standing tradition of the celebrity-narrated Candlelight Processional will make a triumphant return this year.

Candlelight Processional

Nine new celebrities will join a massive choir, a 50-piece Orchestra, and the incredibly talented Voices of Liberty as they narrate the retelling of the Christmas story in a moving performance. These shows will be performed multiple times each night throughout the festival at the American Gardens Theater.

We hope you’ve been good all year because Santa Claus is returning to EPCOT!


Santa Claus will be returning to the Odyssey building from November 24th through December 24th, 2023. Come dressed in your festive best for the perfect photo op and help Santa check his nice list — twice — for your name.

Storytellers from around the world will join the World Showcase pavilions once again recounting holiday legends and lore.

Sigrid and the Barn Santa

Join each of them as they captivate audiences with their myriad tales and holiday traditions like the mischievous Barn Santa in Norway, Pere Noel in France reading a child’s Christmas letter to him, and a fascinating storytelling of the traditions of Hanukkah.

Look no further than the center forefront of the World Showcase lagoon for the return of the epic Joyful! singers.


This incredibly talented band will belt out notable holiday tunes as you stroll your way around the World Showcase and welcome you with a song.

The festivities continue with a scavenger hunt in this year’s Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition.

Olaf Scavenger Hunt map (2022)

Explore and search high and low as you — and Olaf — discover new ways folks around the world celebrate the holiday season and turn in your findings for a surprise gift when you’re finished at one of the redemption locations.

Then wind down your evening for a relaxing ride around Living With the Land and all of its holiday splendor.


This classic attraction is donning its holiday wear with festive decor, lights, and baubles to jazz up for the season.

And there you have it! This is all the entertainment we can expect to return for EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays this holiday season.

We’ll be updating you as more is announced so be sure to stay tuned with us for the latest in news and updates as we get closer to the holiday season.

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What are you looking forward to doing first during EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays? Tell us your first pick in the comments below!

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