News! Festive Treats Returning to Epcot’s Holidays Around the World

Every year we look forward to the return of Holidays Around the World in Epcot! Beginning November 28th and running through December 30th, this yearly celebration features special events like the Candlelight Processional, a special ending to the IllumiNations spectacular, and unique opportunities to listen to storytellers share holiday traditions from around the globe in each Pavilion.

Holidays Around the World Passport

Holidays Around the World Passport

We’re happy to share that a more recent “tradition” will be returning this year as well… Holidays Around the World will once again feature tastes of holiday cuisine from the countries represented in World Showcase! If you’d like to get even more of a start on your holiday snack planning, check out our review of several of these treats from last year’s celebration! (Please note: prices on signage in the pictures below may differ this year from last.)

The Sugar and Spice Holiday Bakery in the American Adventure Pavilion will once again be THE place to grab a gingerbread, chocolate chip, or sugar cookie while waiting in line to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! This will also the place to grab some peppermint bark or warm up with some hot cocoa.

Sugar and Spice Holiday Bakery

Sugar and Spice Holiday Bakery

Cookies at the Sugar and Spice Bakery

Cookies at the Sugar and Spice Bakery

Epcot American Adventure Peppermint Bark

Epcot American Adventure Peppermint Bark

Also among the treats that will be returning this year is the beautiful Bûche de Noël au Chocolate (Chocolate Christmas Log) to Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in France.

Chocolate Christmas Log

Chocolate Christmas Log

And Gingerbread Ice Cream will make its way back to L’artisan des Glaces.

Gingerbread Ice Cream

Gingerbread Ice Cream

Don’t forget to get it as part of your croque glaces!

L'Artisan des Glaces Croque Glaces

L’Artisan des Glaces Croque Glaces

Look for the popcorn cart in the Canada Pavilion to feature Pecan Maple Bark.

Canada Popcorn Cart

Canada Popcorn Cart

You’ll be able to enjoy Hot Applejack Cider (hot mulled cider with whiskey and seasonal spices) at the Rose and Crown Beer Stand in the United Kingdom Pavilion. (Yes, please!)

United Kingdom Beer Cart

United Kingdom Beer Cart

The Kabuki Cafe in Japan will bring back Teriyaki Chicken Karaage.

Kabuki Cafe

Kabuki Cafe

Teriyaki Chicken Karaage

Teriyaki Chicken Karaage

Toast the season with some Gluhwein to go along with your Stollen (holiday fruit cake) in Germany.

Gluhwein in Epcot's Germany

Gluhwein in Epcot’s Germany

And stop by the Joy of Tea stand for Kaikouxiao (Happy Face Fried Cakes).

Joy of Tea

Joy of Tea

These crunchy sesame cookies were a fun surprise last year!

Happy Face Fried Cakes

Happy Face Fried Cakes

You can often find Rice Cream in Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in the Norway Pavilion, but the bright red color of the berries seems especially festive this time of year.

Norway's Rice Cream in Epcot

Norway’s Rice Cream

La Cantina de San Angel in Mexico will once again offer Sweet Tamales.

Sweet Tamales

Sweet Tamales

Center of Sweet Tamales

Center of Sweet Tamales

And a Turkey Waffle will be featured at Promenade Refreshments again this year, but with a bit of a twist!

Promenade Refreshments

Promenade Refreshments

Last year, there was both a Savory and a Sweet Waffle: the Savory Waffle featured turkey, cranberry, and gravy in a waffle made of stuffing batter, while the Sweet Waffle featured the star ingredients of sweet potato casserole on a sweet potato waffle.

Savory Seasonal Waffle from 2013

Savory Seasonal Waffle from 2013

Sweet Potato Casserole Waffle from 2013

Sweet Potato Casserole Waffle from 2013

This year’s Turkey Waffle will combine a bit of both: a sweet potato waffle will be filled with roast turkey and green bean casserole.

Also part of the celebration this year will be Honey Walnut Baklava at Morocco’s Juice Bar found next to Spice Road Table.

Baklava

Baklava

And Panettone (a sweet bread loaf) at Italy’s Gelato stand can be enjoyed with a sweet moscato wine or hot chocolate.

Happy planning to everyone getting ready to enjoy the best of the Season’s Eatings!

Don’t Miss Out on Any Disney Holiday Fun!

We’ve been hard at work, updating the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays, 2014 e-Book with all the latest holiday tips and brand new info you NEED to know before you hit the parks this November, December, and January! With 310 pages of detailed information and multiple bonus extras, it WILL save you time and money during the busiest season in Walt Disney World! And it’s here just in time!

2014  holiday guide cover

And since we want you to save some cash right NOW, we have a special discount for DFB readers (as always!). Get the brand new guide for $3 off the regular purchase price for a limited time! How? Use code JINGLE at the check-out.

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2014 e-Book features 310 pages of all the info you need to know (and not JUST food!) before you head to Walt Disney World for the holiday season, including NEW events and holiday happenings, plus over 250 photos.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy for a $3 off using code JINGLE at the check-out! Happy holidays from all of us here at DFB.

Which treat would you most like to try during Holidays Around the World? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Anne says

    I’m gonna be at Disney for New Year’s Eve. Do you know if the kiosks will still be there after December 30th? Thx

  2. Amy says

    Sounds great! Any word on if they are bringing the Hot Salted Caramel drink back? I swear I booked my December trip this year after seeing your post about it last year!

  3. Kristina says

    I’m not Jewish but I’m surprised there are no Hanukkah treats sold in World Showcase. I know latkes and some kind of donut that I can’t spell nor pronounce are traditional.

  4. says

    We are going this weekend (Nov 14-17th) and I was wondering if you know if the gingerbread houses will be up at the hotels- or being constructed yet? Either way is fine with us!

  5. Jackie says

    The turkey/stuffing waffle from last year was THE MONEY!!!!!! D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!! I don’t know about green bean casserole ON IT….hmmmmm….

  6. Darren says

    Stay away from Epcot on new years…it is standing room only…and every kid is given free noise makers at the gate

  7. says

    I can’t wait! We will be there for my son’s first Disney trip, in December, and we will definitely be tasting a few of these holiday treats!

  8. Wendy says

    Anne — Unfortunately, last year I believe the treats lasted just through the 30th. I hope you have a wonderful celebration, though!

    Amy and Sarah — No word yet, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the same thing, and am also hoping the Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate comes back to Promenade Refreshments, too!

    Kristina — That really would make a great addition, especially with the presentation that happens in the American Adventure Pavilion.

    Essie — Enjoy the season :)!

    Jackie — yep, I’m curious as to how that’s going to work out, too ;).

  9. Hannah says

    This looks amazing, were going on the 17th through the 23rd of December and it’s our first Christmas trip and I was wondering if you can purchase these foods at the kiosks with disney dining plan snack credits? It might have been in your post but I didn’t come across it. Thanks :)

  10. Rach says

    Kristina, I went to WDW for Hanukkah 2012 & the extent of what they had was a display Menorah behind the Check-In counter at Pop Century & 1 pin for sale. I had more decorations up in my hotel room window than the parks put together. :-(

    BTW the Israeli Jelly Donuts are called Sufganiyah (singular)/Sufganiyot (Plural)

  11. Juli says

    Was there ever a recipe published from last year’s savory turkey-gravy-cranberry-stuffing-waffle? That thing was so incredible, and if they’re not going to have it there in the park, I want to make it at home! I’ve been googling but I can’t come up with a recipe. Thought I would check to see if you guys have seen one :)

  12. Sue Barron says

    Since this is about food, does ANYONE know exactly how Teppan Edo makes their white Yu m Yum sauce they put in the little bowls for your veggies and meat? I have seen several things on here with people speculating how they think it is made. I would eat veggies more if I had it. :)

  13. Barbara says

    Rachel that is sad what you wrote about the Chanukah decorations since Disney states that they are showcasing traditions from all around the World and there are so many children that visit WDW that celebrate Chanukah…..but now i know that if i am ever @ WDW that time of year to bring my own!!!….btw never heard of those Doughnuts but will be on the lookout for them this year!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Patrick says

    Ok to answer some of the above questions- no salted caramel hot cocoa this year- I was bummed because it was amazing last year. The only one that returns from last year was the worst one – the toasted marshmallow one. Also the turkey cranberry waffle last year was delicious – I was looking forward to that this year. Well this year it isn’t very good- missing that cranberry sauce makes a world of difference. I’d suggest skipping it- as you will just be let down by comparing it to last year. If you didn’t get the turkey waffle last year you might enjoy it- as I gave mine away after one bite to people I was with. The liked it but they also didn’t have the one last year. A nice surprise was the flavored popcorn stand close to soarin – they had sour cream and chive popcorn – was really really good. They really need to do more flavored popcorn stands unique to the stands like they did in disney Tokyo- that was a fun kind of Easter egg hunt at the parks in Japan. The cinnamon roll at Gastons was pretty good in magic kingdom

  15. Amy says

    Patrick – The hot salted caramel wasn’t a cocoa drink. They do have it again this year. It’s at a booth in Germany. I’ve seen pictures of the menu from this year, so it’s been confirmed.

  16. db says

    Yup.
    Hot salted Carmel drink is definitely at the werther’s pavilion in Germany.
    (Find it in the red holiday pavilion outside, not the Carmel shop)

    Had one this afternoon and it was amazing.
    You can also find the recipe if you search for the werther’s salted Carmel drink online.

    It really us fantastic.

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