Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays returns in 2019 for its fourth festive year.

Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays

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!

Holiday Kitchens bring seasonal flavor to World Showcase!

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.

©Disney Christmas at Epcot

Candlelight Processional 

This retelling of the Christmas story as told by a celebrity narrator accompanied by 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir starts November 29.

Neil Patrick Harris is a perennial favorite at Candlelight Processional

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.

Holiday Kitchens

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!

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 we know about the 2019 Cookie Stroll so far!

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 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.

Epcot Forever Concept Art