Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Dates for 2020 not yet announced!

Festival of the Holidays

This celebration of the season replaced the previous event Holidays Around the World. In 2019 the Festival featured 13 Holiday Kitchens, the Candlelight Processional, international storytellers from around World Showcase, and so much more!

Holiday Kitchens bring seasonal flavor to World Showcase!

Festival of the Holidays Logistics

Dates for the 2020 Festival of the Holidays have not yet been released. We will update as soon as they are.

The Festival is included with the price of admission to EPCOT, though Holiday Kitchens, Festival merchandise, and some Festival offerings are an additional cost.

Festival of the Holidays Display

Candlelight Processional 

This retelling of the Christmas story as told by a celebrity narrator accompanied by 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir typically starts in late-November.

Neil Patrick Harris is a perennial favorite at Candlelight Processional

Last year’s narrators included Pat Sajak, Jodi Benson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Whoopi Goldberg. Click here to read the list of 2019 Candlelight Processional narrators!

The show takes place at the America Gardens Theatre each evening at 5:00 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:15 pm.

Holiday Kitchens

There were a lucky 13 Holiday Kitchens (food booths) for 2019. These included returning favorites like Feast of the Three Kings, La Marche de Noel, Las Posadas, and L’Chaim!

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen

Click here to review the 2019 Holiday Kitchens menus!

Cookie Stroll

Beginning in 2018, the Festival of the Holidays also offers a Cookie Stroll. This tasty survey of Holiday Kitchens’ cookies culminates in a celebratory final cookie! Click here to find out what was offered for the 2019 Cookie Stroll!

Linzer Cookies

Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree

This family-friendly holiday fun allows guests purchase a map and stickers from select merchandise locations and travel around World Showcase looking for the famous chipmunks with their ornaments. Guests return their completed maps for a festive surprise, courtesy of Chip and Dale. Maps will be $6.99 plus tax.

Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree

Holiday Entertainment

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the nations of World Showcase as each country’s holiday heritage comes to life amid joyful music and time-honored traditions.  Live musical performances happen throughout World Showcase.

Canada Holiday Music

Holiday storytellers in every World Showcase country share tales from their own traditions, including this presentation in Norway to celebrate the Scandinavian Julenissen!

Norway’s Julenissen

Learn more about Festival of the Holidays Storytellers here!

Epcot Forever Holiday Finale

In years past, Epcot’s nighttime spectacular, IllumiNations, included a special holiday tag at the end of their nightly performances. In 2019, Epcot Forever temporarily replaced IllumiNations. In 2020, Harmonious is expected to blast off in the Park as the new permanent nighttime spectacular.

Epcot Forever Concept Art