About

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is a seasonal event that takes place between November 19th and December 30th in Epcot's World Showcase. The schedule of events for 2016 is as follows, and as the event approaches these will be updated to reflect the 2017 information:

  • Candelight Processional: Performed Nightly at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 (Schedule below)
  • Peace on Earth tag for IllumiNations: Nightly following Reflections of Earth at 9:30 PM
  • Joyful!: R&B Group D'Vine Voices play daily in Future World at 1:25 PM, 2:25 PM, 3:25 PM and 4:25 PM

Each country around World Showcase highlights the traditions of that culture with storytellers:

  • American Adventure: American Music Machine: 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM
  • American Adventure: Meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus: 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM
  • American Adventure: Learn the traditions of Hanukkah: 11:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:45 PM
  • American Adventure: Learn the traditions of Kwanzaa: 11:15 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:45 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:45 PM, 4:30 PM
  • American Adventure: Voices of Liberty, "Dickens Carolers": 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:15 PM
  • Canada: The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs perform daily: 12:25 PM, 1:20 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:10 PM, 4:25 PM, 6:00 PM
  • China: Chinese Lion Dancers: 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM
  • France: Learn about Pere Noel and the Christmas season through a child's letter: 11:20 AM, 11:55 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:20 PM, 2:10 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:25 PM, 5:40 PM
  • Germany: Helga tells the story of the first Christmas tree and her first Nutcracker: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:55 PM, 3:55 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:05 PM, 6:40 PM, 7:15 PM
  • Italy: Meet the nice witch La Befana who gives gifts to good children on the eve of the Epiphany: 1:40 PM, 2:35 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:25 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:40 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM
  • Japan: Learn about the Daruma doll and other Japanese customs: 12:55 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:25 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:45 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM
  • Mexico: Mariachis and Dancers in Mexico: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM
  • Morocco holiday entertainment: 12:45 PM, 2:05 PM, 2:50 PM, 4:25 PM, 5:35 PM, 6:10 PM, 7:25 PM
  • Norway: Storyteller Sigrid teaches guests about Julenissen, the Christmas Gnome: 2:15 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:45 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:05 PM, 7:45 PM
  • United Kingdom: Father Christmas shares stories that date back to the 15th century: 1:05 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:55 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:40 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM

Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional is a retelling of the Christmas story with an accompanying choir. Each night the show is performed three times (5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m) and it is hosted by a celebrity guest narrator. Some of the guests for 2017 have been revealed (Subject to change), and they are as follows:

  • Nov. 24- 26 – Laurie Hernandez – NEW!
  • Nov. 27-28 – Matt Bomer – NEW!
  • Nov. 29 – 30 – Ana Gasteyer
  • Dec. 1-3 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak – NEW!
  • Dec. 6-8 – Jodi Benson
  • Dec. 9-11 – Kurt Russell – NEW!
  • Dec. 12-14 – Warwick Davis – NEW!
  • Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins
  • Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder – NEW!
  • Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez
  • Dec. 28-30 – Chandra Wilson

Each performer is accompanied by a 50+ piece orchestra and a choir made up largely of Disney cast members.

Beginning in 2016, Disney added food and beverage options at select locations throughout World Showcase. In 2017, the event will expand to include 15 Holiday Kitchens. Menus are as follows:

Kiosk

Food

Beverage

NEW - Alsace Holiday Kitchen at France Pavilion
  • Napoleon de Saumon Fume, Brioche a l’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche
  • Le Reveillon de Noel: Turkey Breast Stuffed with Mushrooms and Chestnuts with Sweet Potato Puree
  • Buche de Noel au Chocolat: Slice of Chocolate Chirstmas Yule Log
  • Spiced Rum Punch Slush: Spiced Rum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P., Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon
  • Merlot & Cabernet Blend, Chateau de Bechuad, Saint Emilion
  • Holiday Kir: Sparkling Wine and Monin Cranberry Syrup
  • Champagne Brut, Nicolas Feuillatte
American Holiday Table at American Adventure Pavilion
  • Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce
  • Seared Pork Tenderloin with Holiday Accompaniments: Green Bean Casserole, Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges and a Champagne Demi-Glace
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Cranberry Kringle Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout, Sarasota, FL
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Kurt Russell’s GoGi Wines Chardonnay "Goldie,” California
  • Kurt Russell’s GoGi Wines Pinot Noir, California
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings Winter Spice Tea and Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Nestle Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
  • Firenog: TG Lee Eggnog with Fireball
  • Cinnamon Whisky
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings Winter Spice Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Nestle Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
  • TG Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen
�at the Germany Pavilion
  • German Artisan Cheese Plate: German ButterKase with Ham, Mushroom Brie with Pretzel Crostini and Tillamook Cheddar
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spatzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a bread bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Stollen: Holiday Fruit Cake
  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schofferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen
  • Cider Flight
  • Gluhwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
  • Specialty Riesling
NEW - The Cookie Nook Holiday Kitchen
at the Festival Center
  • Warm Apple Fritter with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Warm Caramel Sauce
  • Snowflake Sugar Cookie
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie: Sugar Cookie rolled in Cinnamon Sugar
  • Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
  • Gingersnap Cookie with Cream Cheese Icing and Cranberry Jam
  • Sachertorte: Chocolate Cake with Apricot Jam and Dark Chocolate Glaze
  • Decorated Gingerbread Cookie
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie
  • Chocolate Chunk Cookie
  • Brew Hub Pumpkin Spice Dunkelweiss, Lakeland, Florida
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Sparkling Christmas Coffee Blonde, Titusville, Florida
  • Central 28 Beer Company Joy From the World Holiday Dubble, DeBary, Florida
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Specialty Red Wine
  • Specialty White Wine
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Cranberry Wine
  • Nestle Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa with Creme de Menthe
  • Nestle Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
Feast of the Three Kings Feast near Showcase Plaza
  • Shredded Beef Tamale with Avocado Crema and Cilantro Rice
  • Roasted Pork with Smashed Yuca and Pickled Green Bananas
  • Three Kings Bread
  • Presidente Pilsner, Dominican Republic
  • Coquito with a Bacardi Rum Floater
  • Coquito (non-alcoholic)
NEW - Hokkaido Holiday Kitchen at the Japan Pavilion
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodle with Spinach in Hot Soup with Shrimp Tempura or Chicken
  • Cinnamon Mochi Cake: Cinnamon and Coconut Cake
  • Strawberry Nigori Sake Cocktail: Semi-sweet Pureed Sake with Pureed Strawberry
  • Iced Strawberry Milk: Strawberry Milk with Japanese Calpico Yogurt (non-alcoholic)
Holiday Sweets and Treats at Promenade Refreshments
  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy
  • Shipyard Candy Cane Coffee Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Frozen S’Mores with Dutch Caramel Van Gogh Vodka
  • Nestle Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials
  • Nestle Chocolate Delights Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen S’Mores (non-alcoholic)
NEW - Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen at the Mexico Pavilion
  • Tostada de Tinga: Crispy Corn Tortilla smothered with Black Beans, topped with Chipotle Chicken and garnished with Crema Mexicana, Queso Fresco, Avocado and Tomatillo Sauce
  • Tamal de Chilorio: Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder, marinated in Ancho Paste and stuffed in a Corn Masa. Served with Salsa tres Chile and garnished with Crema Mexicana and Queso Fresco
  • Bunuelo Navideno: A thin round Fried Pastry, drizzled with Honey and dusted with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar
  • Pomegranate Margarita on the Rocks
  • Frozen Kahlua Coffee Margarita
  • Horchata Margarita on the Rocks
  • Bohemia Pilsner served with a Kahlua Floater
NEW - Shanghai Holiday Kitchen at the China Pavilion
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Chinese Barbeque Pork Rice Bowl and a Fortune Cookie
  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls
  • Mango Wine
  • Tsingtao Lager
NEW - Tuscany Holiday Kitchen at the Italy Pavilion
  • Fusilli di Gragnano alla Carbonara: Fusilli Pasta in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce with Pancetta and Onions
  • Cotechino con Lenticchie: Fresh Italian Salami sliced with Lentils
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzled with Chocolate Caramel Sauce
  • Panettone alla Milanese: Warm Italian Fruit Cake with Vanilla Sauce and Cherry Syrup
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature traditional Italian Christmas Fruit Cake
  • Pinot Grigio: White Wine
  • Chianti: Red Wine
  • Prosecco: Sparkling Wine
  • Corbinello: Sweet Sparkling Wine
  • Moscato : Sweet Wine
  • Moretti Lager Beer
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer
  • Lavazza Caffe Americano (Regular or Decaf)
NEW - Tarabaki Holiday Kitchen at the Morocco Pavilion
  • Grilled Lamb Kefta and Grapes with Julienne of Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions, Harissa and Cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Syrup
  • Triangle Honey Briwat with Almond Paste, Rose Water and Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparkling Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liqueur, topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream
  • Casa Beer
NEW - Yukon Holiday Kitchen at the Canada Pavilion
  • Seared Salmon with Crown Royal Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup
  • Maple Buche de Noel: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble
  • Chateau de Charmes Riesling Icewine
  • Neige Apple Ice Wine
  • Red Stone Cabernet Franc Ice Wine
  • Ice Wine Flight
  • Fielding Estate Pinot Grigio
  • Fielding Estate Red Conception
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
  • Unibroue Ephemere Elderberry

Additional offerings will be added to existing locations throughout the park.

Canada Popcorn Cart

  • Pecan Maple Bark
  • Chilled Maple Cafe: Joffrey’s “Le Cellier Blend” Coffee with Brown Jug Maple Bourbon Cream Liqueur and topped with Whipped Cream and Maple Sugar

Fife & Drum Tavern

  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-Serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping
  • Brew Hub Pumpkin Spice Dunkleweiss, Lakeland, FL

Fountain View Cafe

  • Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company at Future World East

  • Warm Glow: Kahlua Coffee Liqueur blended with Sweet Cinnamon Syrup and Steamed Light Cream topped with Whipped Cream

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company in the Canada Pavilion

  • Gingerbread Chai: Hot, Creamy Spiced Chai Tea flavored with Gingerbread Syrup and Baileys Irish Cream and topped with Whipped Cream

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company at Showcase Plaza

  • Crazy Elf: RumChata Cream Liqueur and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky topped with Steamed Light Cream and Whipped Cream

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company in the American Adventure Pavilion

  • Arctic Kiss Hot Chocolate: A Decadent Blend of Chocolate Sauce, Peppermint Syrup and Baileys Irish Cream blended with Steamed Light Cream and topped with Whipped Cream

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream

Refreshment Cool Post

  • Warm Caramel-Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
  • Hot Cocoa with Amarula Cream Liqueur
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL

Refreshment Port

  • Chocolate Peppermint Glazed Croissant Donut
  • Godiva Hot Cocoa: Hot Cocoa with Godiva Liqueur
  • Holiday Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)

The Tea Caddy

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey and Drambuie
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic)

UK Beer Cart

  • TG Lee Eggnog with Irish Whiskey
  • TG Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
 

Historical Notes

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Historic Page

The event was previously known as Holidays Around the World, before changing it's name in 2017.

 

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