Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is a global celebration of the Season! This year the Festival runs November 18 – December 30!

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

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.

Epcot Festival of the Holidays Passport 2017

Epcot Festival of the Holidays Passport 2017

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 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.

See the 2017 FULL MENUS with Food Photos here!!

American Holiday Table

American Holiday Table

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!

Slow-Roasted Turkey from American Holiday Table

Slow-Roasted Turkey from American Holiday Table

In 2017, the offerings have greatly expanded with EVEN MORE Holiday Kitchens to enjoy!

Click here to see the FULL MENUS for each Holiday Kitchen for 2017!

Holidays Kitchens for 2017

Alsace Holiday Kitchen – NEW in 2017!

American Holiday Table

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen

The Cookie Nook Holiday Kitchen — New in 2017!

Feast of the Three Kings

Hokkaido Holiday Kitchen – New in 2017!

Holiday Sweets and Treats

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen — New in 2017!

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen – New in 2017!

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen – New in 2017!

Tarabaki Holiday Kitchen — New in 2017!

Yukon Holiday Kitchen — New in 2017!

MORE Festival of the Holidays Food Offerings

Candlelight Processional

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. The Candlelight Processional starts on Thanksgiving this year, November 22, and runs through December 30.

Conducting the Choir

Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

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.

Holiday Storytellers

The Festival of the Holidays offers guests a glimpse into how different cultures celebrate the holidays that take place during the Winter months.

Holidays Around the World -- Mexico

Holidays Around the World — Mexico

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.

Celebrating Christmas in the Germany Pavilion

Celebrating Christmas in the Germany Pavilion

Joyful: A Celebration of the Season

Head to Future World to catch a performance of Joyful: A Celebration of the Season!

Joyful Stage

Joyful Stage

This show features gospel mixed with jazz, R&B and more. Performances take place throughout the day at the Future World Fountain Stage.

Joyful: A Celebration of the Season

Joyful: A Celebration of the Season

Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree

Get ready for a festive seasonal Scavenger Hunt! In 2017, guests could 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. We’re waiting to see if this fun activity returns for 2018.

Chip & Dale's Christmas Tree Spree Map

Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Map

Then, travel around World Showcase to each Pavilion to seek out signs of Chip & Dale as they collect ornaments to decorate their Christmas Tree.

Chip & Dale's Christmas Tree Spree Map Stickers

Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Map Stickers

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: your choice of three button sets!

Prizes for the Christmas Tree Spree

Prizes for the Christmas Tree Spree

Prize for the Christmas Tree Spree

Prize for the Christmas Tree Spree

Holiday IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Epcot’s popular nighttime spectacular, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, is enhanced with a special ending during the Holiday Season.

IllumiNations, Reflections of Earth

IllumiNations, Reflections of Earth

Be sure not to miss the Peace on Earth Holiday Tag at the end of the show for a spectacular way to cap off your day at the Epcot International Festival of Holidays!

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