EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays – Entertainment

NOTE: EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays will run from November 25th through December 30th, 2022.

Festival of the Holidays 2021

Where can I find the special holiday entertainment?

Holiday Cookie Stroll

  • Purchase 5 cookies from the official Cookie Stroll locations listed in your Festival Passport. Collect a stamp for each cookie and bring your completed Passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats for a prize.
Cookie Stroll Redemption Cookie
  • Locations:
    • Nochebuena Cocina: Alfajores –- Vanilla Shortbread Cookie with Dulce de Leche and Coconut
    • Yukon Holiday Kitchen: SNICKERS –Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS® Bar pieces
    • L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen: Black and White Cookie (plant-based)
    • American Holiday Table: Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
    • Bavaria Holiday Kitchen: Linzer Cookie
    • Holiday Hearth Desserts: Gingerbread Cookie
    • Sunshine Seasons: M&M’s® Sugar Cookie
    • Connections Café: Sugar Cookie

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt

Find Olaf hidden in each pavilion of the World Showcase! Purchase a map and stickers from select locations in EPCOT (Creations Shop, Port of Entry, and World Traveler) for $9.99. Redeem your map (completed or not) for a special prize.

Olaf Scavenger Hunt in 2021

Candlelight Processional

Enjoy a retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra, and a massed choir.

Candlelight Processional in 2021
  • November 25th and 26th, 2022: Simu Liu *NEW
  • November 27th to 29th, 2022: Edward James Olmos
  • November 30th to December 1st, 2022: Raul Esparza *NEW
  • December 2nd and 3rd, 2022: Whoopi Goldberg
  • December 4th to 6th, 2022: Isabella Rossellini
  • December 7th to 9th, 2022: Daymond John *NEW
  • December 10th to 12th, 2022: Josh Gad *NEW
  • December 13th and 14th, 2022: Gloria Estefan *NEW
  • December 15th to 18th, 2022: Neil Patrick Harris
  • December 19th and 20th, 2022: Mariska Hargitay *NEW
  • December 21st to 23rd, 2022: Cal Ripken Jr.
  • December 24th to 26th, 2022: Marie Osmond
  • December 27th and 28th, 2022: Courtney Vance
  • December 29th and 30th, 2022: Angela Bassett

World Showcase Storytellers

World Showcase Plaza

  • JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season: Experience the joy of Christmas and Kwanzaa with the uplifting Gospel, R&B, and holiday songs of the JOYFUL! ensemble.
  • Performances begin at 2:40PM, 3:45PM, 4:50PM, and 6:10PM daily.


  • Las Posadas Celebration: Join the fun and pageantry of Las Posadas with dancers, pinatas, and the music of Mariachi Cobre.
  • 25-minute performances on Sundays through Thursdays at 11:05AM, 12:05PM, 1:05PM, 3:05PM, 4:10PM, and 5:15PM.


  • A Mischievous Magical Barn Santa: Mischievous Barn Santa visits Sigrid, a Christmas storyteller.
  • 15-minute performances on Sundays through Saturdays at 1:35AM, 12:35PM, 1:35PM, 2:35PM, 4:35PM, 5:35PM, 6:35PM, and 7:10PM.


  • Chinese Lion Dancer: A colorful performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.
  • 15-minute performances on Sundays through Saturdays at 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, and 4PM.


  • La Befana: Hear the story of La Befana, the kind-hearted witch who visits sleeping young children on the Eve of the Epiphany.
  • 15-minute performances on Sundays through Saturdays at 11:30AM, 12:15PM, 1PM, 2:40PM, 3:35PM, 4:20PM, 5:05PM, and 5:45 PM.

The Odyssey Pavilion

  • Santa Claus: Visit with Santa Claus through December 24th.
  • 60-minute performances on Sundays through Saturdays at 11AM, 12:30PM, 2PM, 3:30PM, 5PM, and 6:30PM.


  • Daruma Storyteller: Hear the story of the Daruma doll and Japanese customs of the New Year.
  • 15-minute performances on Sundays through Saturdays at 11:20AM, 12:40PM, 1:40PM, 3:20PM, 4:20PM, 5:05PM, 5:50PM, and 6:35PM.

Between Morocco and France

  • Hanukkah Storyteller: Celebration of Hanukkah with a storyteller who recounts traveling abroad to explore the diverse music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world.
  • 15-minute performances on Sundays through Saturdays at 10:15AM, 11:30AM, 12:40PM, 1:15PM, 2:45PM, 3:45PM, 5:00PM, and 6:00PM.


  • Père Noël: Visit with Père Noël and rediscover the magic of Christmas through the letter of a child.
  • 15-minute performances on Sundays through Saturdays at 10AM, 11AM, 12:10PM, 12:50PM, 2:15PM, 3:15PM, 4:30PM, and 5:15 PM.

United Kingdom

  • Father Christmas: Ring in the season with Father Christmas.
  • 15-minute performances from Sundays through Saturdays at 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:40PM, 1:30PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, and 6PM.


  • Canadian Holiday Voyageurs: Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North.
  • 20-minute performances from Sundays through Saturdays at 11:45AM, 12:45PM, 1:45PM, 3:25PM, 4:30PM, and 6:35PM.

Is there an additional charge to see the entertainment?

No, it is all included in your admission to EPCOT.