The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner, and that means a new EPCOT festival is coming soon! Get ready to celebrate the season with EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays, featuring some BRAND NEW menus full of festive bites and cheery drinks!
The 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays runs from November 26th through December 30th. During the festival, guests can enjoy foods from a variety of holiday kitchens in the World Showcase, sample cookies on the Holiday Cookie Stroll, and enjoy special holiday entertainment. We’re so excited to see everything that the festival has to offer this year, but we’re MOST excited about the food and drinks! And, we now have the FULL menus for this year’s Holiday Kitchens!
There are a bunch of new items coming to the festival, along with some returning favorites!
We’re going to break down ALL of the new items, and then tell you which of our favorite items are making their return to the festival this year!
NEW Booths and Menu Items
Chestnuts & Good Cheer will be over near the entrance to World Showcase. The booth will sell items like cinnamon-glazed almonds, cashews, and pecans, as well as fire roasted chestnuts. Something else exciting about the food offerings here is that they’re all gluten friendly!
There will also be holiday-themed drinks like AMERICAN HERITAGE Gourmet Hot Cocoa and T.G. Lee Eggnog, both with optional Peanut Butter Whiskey or as non-alcoholic drinks! If you’re looking for beer, you can try out the Sweet Nutty Stout at this booth.
Moving on to some other new items at the returning booths, at Mele Kalikimaka, you can try the new Hawaiian Pale Wheat Ale.
Over at Holiday Sweets & Treats, there is a new Coquito Beer and a S’mores Black Lager.
In Canada, at Yukon Holiday Kitchen, you can take part in the cookie stroll with the new SNICKERS-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS bar pieces. There will also be a Maple Cookie Blonde Ale as well as a Peanut Butter & Banana Porter.
At Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina in Morocco, you can get the new Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli with either Lamb Kefta or Harissa Chicken. For dessert, try the new Almond-spiced Cake with Ginger Mousse, Orange Ganache, and Sesame Tuile and for drinks, you can sip on the new Lavender Apple Hard Cider or a Fig Cocktail with Sparkling Wine, Fig Vodka, and Cranberry Juice.
In Germany, Bavaria Holiday Kitchen will serve a new German-style Gold Lager.
The Donut Box will have a new Pumpkin Cake Donut with Pumpkin Spice Icing, Holiday Donut with Coconut and Crisp Pearls, a Chocolate Peppermint Donut, and an Eggnog-Cream-filled Donut with Cinnamon Icing and Crumbled Gingersnap Cookies. They will also have a new Gingerbread Stout!
At Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen in France, there are several new things, like the Napoleon de Saumon Fumé en Brioche: Smoked salmon napoleon with layers of smoked salmon, dill mousse, and crème fraîche mousse served in brioche, the Dinde Forestière, Patates Douces Rôties: Turkey with bacon, mushrooms, and onions in a mustard cream sauce served with roasted sweet potatoes, and the Bûche de Noël Chocolat Blanc, Framboise: Chocolate Christmas log with chocolate biscuit, white chocolate mousse, raspberry cream, and chocolate fudge coating.
In Italy at Tuscany Holiday Kitchen, try the Mezzelune Croccanti: Crispy half-moon breaded mozzarella-filled ravioli with pomodoro sauce, the Ravioli: Shrimp ravioli in scampi sauce with white wine, garlic, lemon zest, and parsley, or the Bomboloni alla Cioccolato-Nocciola: Chocolate-filled Italian doughnut with chocolate-hazelnut spread and powdered sugar.
Japan’s Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen will have new Chocolate Banana Boba: Cocoa, Japanese milky drink, banana syrup, and strawberry popping boba pearls (nonalcoholic), Sparkling Plum Wine, Chocolate Tokyo Banana: Cocoa, Japanese milky drink, banana syrup, and vodka, and a Pomegranate Draft Lager: Rice lager with hints of pomegranate and lemon.
And in Mexico, at Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen, get the new Tamal de Barbacoa: Shredded barbacoa beef in a corn masa topped with ranchera salsa, queso cotija, and crema Mexicana, the Cranberry-Cinnamon Margarita: Apple-cinnamon infused mezcal, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice with a cinnamon-sugar rim, or the Mistletoe Cerveza: Lager with blackcurrant liqueur.
Lotus Blossom Café in the China pavilion will have a specialty item available for the festival this year, as they do not have a holiday kitchen. You can get House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons at the quick service spot!
As for other additional food locations, you can find a lot of new stuff at Refreshment Port like a Coquito Soft-Serve Waffle Cone, Cranberry Hard Cider, Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cocktail, and Coquito Soft-serve with Spiced Rum.
At the Funnel Cake stand in the American Adventure Pavilion, you can try the new Mini Pumpkin Pie Funnel Cake: Pumpkin funnel cake topped with ice cream, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbles.
And, at Refreshment Outpost, get the new Coconut-Pineapple Cake with DOLE Whip, Midnight Lager, or Nairobi Coffee Dark Beer.
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company locations will also have the new Carolers’ Cold Brew!
This is Joffrey’s French Roast Cold Brew with brown butter toffee, Swiss chocolate syrup, and sweet cream topped with whipped cream and TWIX bar pieces.
Some of our favorites returning to the festival include the Giant Tostada de Chorizo: Chorizo served on a giant tostada with chipotle black bean purée, salsa verde, queso cotija, crema mexicana, and pickled onion from Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen in Mexico!
In Japan, at Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen, the New Year Celebration Soba is back! This is buckwheat soba noodle in a hot dashi soup with shrimp tempura, fish cake, shiitake mushrooms, and chopped green onion.
Over in Germany at Bavaria Holiday Kitchen, you can get the returning Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce, Spätzle, and Braised Red Cabbage and the Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes.
At American Holiday Table, the Slow-roasted Turkey with BEN’S ORIGINAL Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Cranberry Sauce is back!
L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen is seeing the return of the Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard.
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen in Italy has the Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello coming back!
Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen in France will have the Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Vanilla vodka, vodka, chocolate milk, and whipped cream again!
And, at Refreshment Port, the Turkey Poutine is back! This has French fries with turkey gravy, cranberry relish, and crispy onions.
Which food booth are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments!