Eats at Epcot’s Holidays Around the World, 2015

Epcot is once again bringing us some holiday cheer with Holidays Around The World!

2015 Passport for Holidays Around The World

2015 Passport for Holidays Around The World

Travel around the world showcase to discover stories, shows, and (most importantly) foods from each country and learn about how they celebrate this special time of year.

Epcot Christmas Tree

Epcot Christmas Tree

We enjoy going to this special celebration year after year, and this time we are excited to show you some new additions as well as some old favorites. Ready for a stroll around the World Showcase?

Mexico

Back in Mexico this year are the colorful Mariachis and Dancers!

Holidays around the world Mexico pavilion 14-005

 

Mexico's Holidays Around The World

Mexico’s Holidays Around The World

Once again La Cantina de San Angel is celebrating with some sweet tamales!

Tamales in Mexico

Tamales in Mexico

Norway

Keep an eye out for Sigrid to hear the story about the mischievous Christmas gnome, Julenissen.

Norway's Holidays Around The World

Norway’s Holidays Around The World

Julenissen Spinning His Tale

Julenissen Spinning His Tale

You’ll find some Christmas sweets in Kringla Bakeri og Cafeincluding the Traditional Rice Cream.

Norway's Holidays Around The World Food Menu

Norway’s Holidays Around The World Food Menu

Rice Cream

Rice Cream

New this year is the Frozen Peppermint Trifle. And no it’s not actually frozen, but it does feature our favorite little snowman, Olaf!

Frozen Peppermint Trifle

Frozen Peppermint Trifle

This dessert item is made up of layers of white chocolate mousse and blue peppermint cake. The sparkly blue gelatin topping is super pretty, buuuuuut kind of tasted like toothpaste.

Frozen Peppermint Trifle Gelatin Topping

Frozen Peppermint Trifle Gelatin Topping

I can’t say I was a huge fan of the mousse on this one, but the cake was very good.

Cake In The Frozen Peppermint Trifle

Cake In The Frozen Peppermint Trifle

China

Learn about the Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival while watching the Chinese Lion Dance.

China's Holidays Around The World

China’s Holidays Around The World

China's Show

China’s Show

Once again at Joy of Tea you can find the Kaikouxiao otherwise known as Happy Face Fried Cake!

China's Holidays Around The World Menu

China’s Holidays Around The World Menu

Happy Face Fried Cake

Happy Face Fried Cake

Germany

On to Germany, which has become one of my favorite spots during the Holidays Around the World!

Germany's Holidays Around The World

Germany’s Holidays Around The World

Not only can you enjoy the show with Helga to learn more about the history of Christmas trees and nutcrackers, but there is also Glaskugel, a kiosk with beautiful glass ornaments for sale.

Germany's show

Germany’s show

Glaskugel

Glaskugel

Glass Ornaments For Sale In Germany's Glaskugel

Glass Ornaments For Sale In Germany’s Glaskugel

Glass ornaments in Germany

Glass ornaments in Germany

Keep an eye out for master glass artists, including Reinhard Herzog, to watch the ornaments being made right in front of you!

Master Glass Artists At Glaskugel

Master Glass Artists At Glaskugel

And don’t forget to check out the decorations at the German Train Town!

Germany Train Town Holiday Decor

Germany Train Town Holiday Decor

But my absolute favorite part of the Germany Pavilion this time of year has to be Prost!, the home of many delicious holiday sweets and drinks.

Prost! Menu Board

Prost! Menu Board

The Caramel Kiss (formally known as the Hot Salted Caramel) here is something I look forward to every year. In fact I love this delicious drink SO much that it’s on my Disney Food Bucket List!

Caramel Kiss

Caramel Kiss

They also have a new specialty drink that we needed to try: the Black Forest Cake!

Cast Member Preparing The Black Forest Cake

Cast Member Preparing The Black Forest Cake

This is another hot beverage and is made up of German hot chocolate and cherry liqueur.

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

The result is a delicious and STRONG drink! The serving size is small, but it packs a punch!

New to the Prost! menu is an Artisanal Cheese Plate, which looked very similar to the cheese plate you can find at Weinkeller. One of our favorites, the Caramel Apple Cookiehas been replaced by the German Chocolate-Chip Cookie — but no worries!  You can still find the super popular cookie at Karamell-Küche!

Artisanal Cheese Plate in Germany

Artisanal Cheese Plate in Germany

German Chocolate Chip Cookie with Pecans

German Chocolate Chip Cookie with Pecans

Italy

The nice witch La Befena is back to teach us about Italian holiday traditions, and the Epiphany.

Italy's Show

Italy’s Show

Returning again to the Gelato Stand is the Panettone Christmas Bread and Prosecco Sparkling Wine.

Italy's Holidays Around The World Menu

Italy’s Holidays Around The World

Panettone and Prosecco

Panettone and Prosecco

American Adventure

As always, there are plenty of experiences to see at American Adventure.

United States Holidays Around The World

United States Holidays Around The World

Along with the Voices of Liberty show, you can catch performances about the traditions of Hanukkah and Kwanza.

Kwanza Holiday's Around The World

Kwanza Holiday’s Around The World

Kwanzaa Show

Kwanzaa Show

Hanukkah Holiday's Around The World

Hanukkah Holiday’s Around The World

Hanukkah Show

Hanukkah Show

And of course meet up with our favorites, Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus in Epcot's American Adventure Pavilion

Santa and Mrs. Claus in Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion

Back again is Sugar and Spice, home of some traditional Christmas favorites.

Sugar and Spice Kiosk

Sugar and Spice Kiosk

Sugar and Spice Menu Board

Sugar and Spice Menu Board

New to the menu this year are the Eggnog and Buffalo Nog, which is made with Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon.

Gingerbread Cookie

Gingerbread Cookie

Make sure you head into the Adventure Parlor where you can see a gingerbread display of the U.S. Capitol Building and Washington Monument!

Gingerbread Display of the U.S Capitol Building

Gingerbread Display of the U.S Capitol Building

Gingerbread Display of the Washington Monument

Gingerbread Display of the Washington Monument

Details Of The Gingerbread Display of the U.S Capitol Building

Details Of The Gingerbread Display of the U.S Capitol Building

Japan

In Japan you can learn about the Daruma doll and the other New Year traditions!

Japan Holidays Around The World

Japan Holidays Around The World

Japan show

Japan show

Replacing the Teriyaki Chicken Karaage this year is the new Grilled Kurobuta Pork Sausage at Kabuki Cafe.

Japan Holidays Around The World Menu

Japan Holidays Around The World Menu

Grilled Kurobuta Pork Sausage

Grilled Kurobuta Pork Sausage

Also available this year is Hitachino Ginger Beer.

Morocco

Back again in Morocco is the Holidays In Morocco show, which proves that Morocco celebrations are “the spice of life!”

Morocco Holidays Around The World

Morocco Holidays Around The World

Morocco Show

Morocco Show

Also back on the menu at Tangierine Cafe is the Chocolate Honey Baklava.

Morocco Holidays Around The World Menu

Morocco Holidays Around The World Menu

France

After learning about the magic of Pere Noel, wander over to Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie for the returning Buche de Noel au Chocolat.

Pere Noel

Pere Noel

Yule Log

Yule Log

 

New this year at L’Artisan des Glaces is the Glace a la Cannelle et Noix de Pecan Carmelisees (Cinnamon Ice Cream with Caramelized Pecans).

France Holidays Around The World Menu

France Holidays Around The World Menu

You can order this one as a single or double scoop (ask for a waffle cone for no additional charge!) or as a Croque Glace.

Cinnamon Ice Cream With Caramelized Pecans  at L’Artisan des Glaces

Cinnamon Ice Cream With Caramelized Pecans at L’Artisan des Glaces

Like every other ice cream I have had in France, this one is creamy and delicious. The cinnamon and pecan are the perfect flavors to put you in a festive mood!

Cinnamon Ice Cream with Caramelized Pecans In A Waffle Cone

Cinnamon Ice Cream with Caramelized Pecans In A Waffle Cone

United Kingdom

After enjoying the Father Christmas show, stop by the Rose and Crown Beer Stand for the returning Hot Applejack Cider.

Father Christmas

Father Christmas

United Kingdom Holidays Around The World Menu

United Kingdom Holidays Around The World Menu

Hot Applejack Cider

Hot Applejack Cider

Canada

Canada is the home of another one of my all time favorite holiday snacks: the Pecan Maple Bark, which can be found at the Canada Popcorn Cart. We love it so much we even found the recipe!

Canada Holidays Around The World

Canada Holidays Around The World

Pecan Maple Bark -- Up Close

Pecan Maple Bark — Up Close

While you’re in Canada be sure to check out the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs to learn about the many holiday customs practiced throughout the country.

The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs

The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs

Canadian Show

Canadian Show

Promenade Refreshments

Noticeably missing from Promenade Refreshments this year is the Savory Turkey Waffle. There is however a new Warm Turkey Sandwich that we knew we had to try!

Promenade Refreshments Holidays Around The World Menu

Promenade Refreshments Holidays Around The World Menu

This year’s sandwich features sliced roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry mayo on cranberry bread.

Warm Turkey Sandwich

Warm Turkey Sandwich

I know some people will be bummed by the absence of waffles, but honestly this sandwich is delicious!

Warm Turkey Sandwich Cross Section

Warm Turkey Sandwich Cross Section

You get nice cuts of turkey and the cranberry bread tasted good and fresh. The cranberry mayo added a nice sweet zing. It’s like eating Thanksgiving on a sandwich!

Also new to the menu at Promenade Refreshments is the Peppermint Sundae.

Peppermint Sundae

Peppermint Sundae

Nothing too overly exciting here: chocolate soft serve ice cream, whipped cream, and crushed candy canes.

Crushed Candy Cane On The Peppermint Sundae

Crushed Candy Cane On The Peppermint Sundae

But it still tasted good! It is also a nice safe option for the little ones while walking around World Showcase!

Also back at Promenade this year is the Chocolate Grasshopper. This one offers a bit more oomph (in the form of Peppermint Schnapps) than the peppermint sundae — for those “of-age” kids in the group.

Chocolate Grasshopper

Chocolate Grasshopper

Once again Holidays Around The World was a great opportunity to try some unique foods and learn some history about the countries I love to visit while at Epcot. It is just one of the many reasons why I always anticipate this time of year at Disney World!

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Which new item will you be trying at this year’s Holidays Around The World? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Lynne B says

    I was wondering when the food ends? I will be there for New Years Eve and was wondering if I will be able to get to try these holiday treats.

  2. says

    Wow the name of the Frozen Peppermint Trifle is really misleading! I thought it was going to involve peppermint ice cream. They just slap an Olaf on the outside of the glass and call it “frozen” lol!

  3. says

    Does anybody know if the Artisanal German Cheese Plate at Prost for the holidays is the same as indoors? My primary question is whether it has meat on it or not (vegetarian family), I know the one offered in the wine cellar has ham on it ;P

  4. Essie says

    A German Choc. chip, pecan, caramel cookie, please. I’m surprised that they have Kwanza represented since it has no traditional roots. It was made up about 25 years ago by a guy from hometown Philly!

  5. Sam says

    I want to be positive but the foods were not easy to find and the Decorated Gingerbread Cookie at the Sugar and Spice Bakery did not look like your picture at all and tasted like a raw flour decoration not a cookie. On a positive note, the Candlelight Processional is a great show and wonderful music!

  6. Kaylee T says

    Jasmine- Had the cheese plate this week from the outdoor kiosk and it had meat on it. I am sure that they would be happy to leave it off for you if you asked. The cheeses were delicious!

  7. Tracy says

    Yes we love the caramel kiss as well! We also had the Christmas tree sugar cookie and it was fantastic!

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