Can you feel the holiday magic in the air?
We certainly can! Especially now that Epcot hs started putting up its GORGEOUS Christmas decorations in Disney World!
While Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios have already decked their halls for their holiday celebrations which started November 8th, Epcot’s been a latecomer to the holiday arena! The 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is still wrapping up (its last day is November 23rd!)…
…and the official beginning of Epcot’s Christmastime offerings — the 2019 International Festival of the Holidays (formerly Holidays Around the World) doesn’t start until November 29th! But while Epcot undergoes its major overhaul, its also begun it’s Christmas transformation. Check out this adorable wreath we spotted at Sunshine Seasons!
It even has little hot air balloon ornaments like the ones you’ll see if you look up in the Land Pavilion!
We noticed Garden Grill is celebrating Christmas with this adorable tree next to its entrance!
It’s decorated with food-themed ornaments — reminds us of the Living with the Land attraction, which this revolving restaurant overlooks!
Heading off to the World Showcase, Canada was getting into the festive spirit!
Le Cellier’s sign was trimmed with stunning swags of garland which featured plaid ribbons and frosty-looking pinecones!
And their street lights had similar decorations making for one spectacular holiday display!
Northwest Mercantile was super-decked out in swags of lighted garland…
The festive garland continues on the beams inside of the shop…
…and it also adorned The Mill Stage next door! We can’t wait to enjoy some live entertainment at this venue now that it’s all gussied up for Christmas!
On our way to Great Britain’s pavilion, we saw the flower beds had been re-planted with beautiful poinsettias!
The stunning red color complemented the phone booths perfectly!
Meanwhile, the streets were looking extra jolly thanks to some greenery, bows, and ornaments accenting its light posts.
And the Rose and Crown Pub’s hostess stand was all aglow with special lights and lovely garland!
We spotted a flurry of lighted snowflakes were hanging out at the France pavilion when we stopped by!
There were also touches of the yuletide in the Impressions de France gift shop…
…and the exterior of Impressions de France. Even though it’s currently closed, it’s such an icon of the France pavilion, so we’re glad it’s spreading some holiday cheer this year!
On display in France pavilion’s courtyard were some giant ornaments with dioramas inside. This one depicts a Buche de Noel which is a traditional holiday dessert!
We also spotted some landmarks like the Arc de Triomphe…
…and La tour Eiffel!
We wished we had a dining reservation for Les Chefs de France when we passed by!
It looks so warm and cozy now that its holiday decorations are up!
And the Cast Members who decorate umbrellas had added some new seasonal designs to their artisty — how cute are these little snowman, gingerbread cookie and candy cane, Christmas tree and Santa Claus designs?!
Germany pavilion was all merry and bright with its lighted garland! Biergarten Resturant was certainly looking its holiday best!
And we spied several lovely baskets of poinsettias hanging from the light posts in the Germany pavilion!
Inside the shops, there was more lighted garland…
…and even lighted Christmas trees on display!
In the Italy pavilion, we saw some large swags of garland decorated with shiny red ornaments and beautiful gold ribbon!
And the entrance to Norway’s Kringla Bakery was looking ready for Christmas with lighted garland featuring red and green ornaments!
Across the way, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall looked like it came right off the pages of a fairy tale!
And the street lights of Norway we also accented with decorative splays, lighting the way to Frozen Ever After!
We hope you’ll get the chance to see Epcot’s holiday decorations for yourself this holiday season, but if not, we’re happy we got to show you some! We’ll be back with more updates as we spot the rest of Epcot getting in the holiday spirit! Until then, be sure to check out some of the gingerbread displays that are happening at the Epcot area resorts like the Beach Club’s Gingerbread Carousel and BoardWalk Inn’s!
Are you planning a visit to Disney World this holiday season? Tell us about your Disney Christmas vacation in the comments below!