Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is a global celebration of the Season! The dates for the 2019 Festival are November 29 – December 30!
During the Festival guests can enjoy enhanced offerings around World Showcase and experience holiday traditions from various cultures as expressed through decorations, stories, music, cuisine, and additional special events.
The booth menus for 2019 have not been announced yet! Click HERE to See the Holiday Kitchen Menus for the 2019 Epcot Festival of the Holidays when they are released!
For many years, Epcot’s celebration of the season was known as Holidays Around the World. It was an annual Epcot tradition for years, and the offerings were expanded in 2016 with the addition of Holiday Kitchens.
Holiday celebrations the world over share something in common: a major aspect of the season is FOOD. The food booths operate much like the Marketplace Booths for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
Click HERE to See the Holiday Kitchen Menus for the 2019 Epcot Festival of the Holidays when they’re released!
One noticeable difference, however, is that where the Food and Wine Festival focuses on small plates and snacking-sizes so guests can sample lots of everything, many of the Holiday Kitchens also share larger portions — nearly full entree-sized, in many cases, such as the Slow-Roasted Turkey at the American Holiday Table!
Holiday Cookie Stroll
Cookie fans are gonna love this! Once again this year, the Cookie Stroll will give guests the chance to track their purchases of five select holiday cookies in your Festival Passport by collecting a unique stamp for each one.
Fill in your Passport…
The cookies for 2019 are:
… as you complete the Cookie Stroll stop by Holiday Sweets and Treats to receive a special complimentary “completer” cookie…and a glass of milk!
Walt Disney World’s Epcot has always been a beloved destination for guests visiting during the Holiday Season. The Candlelight Processional is an endearing, traditional way to celebrate the Christmas Story.
A celebrity narrator shares the Christmas story accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and choir (composed of a Disney Cast Member choir along with an ever-changing group of guest choirs from around the country). Three performances take place each night at 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15 pm.
Candlelight Processional Dining Packages allow guests to pair breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a participating Epcot or Resort area restaurant and enjoy reserved seating for the popular production.
Visit our Candlelight Processional Page to see the list of this year’s celebrity narrators along with restaurants and prices for the Dining Packages.
The Festival of the Holidays offers guests a glimpse into how different cultures celebrate the holidays that take place during the Winter months.
Stop by each and every World Showcase Pavilion to hear Holiday Storytellers share the traditions that are integral parts of the season in the country they represent.
Joyful: A Celebration of the Season
Head to Future World to catch a performance of Joyful: A Celebration of the Season!
This show features gospel mixed with jazz, R&B and more. Performances take place throughout the day at the Future World Fountain Stage.
Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree
Get ready for a festive seasonal Scavenger Hunt! Guests can purchase a map and sticker set for Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree for $6.99 (plus tax) at a select merchandise location such as Pin Central, Disney Traders, and World Traveler at International Gateway.
Then, travel around World Showcase to each Pavilion to seek out signs of Chip & Dale as they collect ornaments to decorate their Christmas Tree.
Once you see Chip & Dale, add the corresponding ornament sticker to your map. And when you’ve spotted them all, just bring your completed map to Disney Traders for your prize.
Annual Passholder Exclusives
Walt Disney World Annual Passholders may be eligible for exclusive benefits for the 2019 Epcot Festival of the Holidays. Last year guests could pick up a complimentary GOOFY holiday magnet at Mouse Gear or Port of Entry.
There may also be a Passholder exclusive FOOD item available for purchase. In 2018, an Annual Passholder Goofy Gingerbread Cookie was available while supplies lasted.
Check out this Passholder exclusive ornament too!
And this cute Passholder exclusive shirt!
And, the 20% merchandise discount is applicable to Festival gear, including an all-new Cookie Jar and the Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Scavenger Hunt.
2019 Epcot Festival of the Holidays Merchandise
And of course, no Festival is complete without some festive merchandise! Check out some of the items for this year for the Festival and beyond!
A cute spirit jersey.
A super cute Loungefly backpack!
Christmas plush toys!
Special holiday-themed MagicBands!
Check out even MORE of the Holiday merchandise in this sneak preview post!