Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays returns in 2019 for its fourth festive year.
This celebration of the season replaced the previous event Holidays Around the World and now features over a dozen Holiday Kitchens, the beloved Candlelight Processional, international storytellers from around World Showcase, and so much more!
Festival of the Holidays Logistics
The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will run November 29 through December 30, 2019.
The Festival is included with the price of admission to Epcot, though Holiday Kitchens, Festival merchandise, and some Festival offerings are an additional cost.
This retelling of the Christmas story as told by a celebrity narrator accompanied by 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir starts November 29.
This year’s narrators include Pat Sajak, Jodi Benson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Whoopi Goldberg. Click here to read the current list of 2019 Candlelight Processional narrators!
The show takes place at the America Gardens Theatre each evening at 5PM, 6:45PM, and 8:15PM.
There are 14 Holiday Kitchens food booths for 2019. These include returning favorites like Feast of the Three Kings, La Marche de Noel, Las Posadas, and L’Chaim!
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 we know about the 2019 Cookie Stroll so far!
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.
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.
Holiday storytellers in every World Showcase country share tales from their own traditions, including this presentation in Norway to celebrate the Scandinavian Julenissen!
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 will temporarily replace IllumiNations. No information about a holiday finale has been released, but it’s possible the new show will celebrate the season as well.