Explore The New Offerings At EPCOT’s Festival Of The Holidays

The festive season of fa-la-la-la-la is almost here! To commemorate this joyous occasion, the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, sponsored by AdventHealth at the Walt Disney World Resort, offers a delightful celebration with enchanting customs, lively entertainment, delectable cuisine, and dazzling souvenirs.
So, let's cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa and explore all the exciting offerings!
The EPCOT Candlelight Processional has always been a beloved attraction among visitors. It is a magnificent performance that narrates the story of Christmas with the help of a storyteller, a grand choir, a 50-piece orchestra, herald trumpets, and the captivating Voices of Liberty. This year, the event is back with more celebrity narrators than ever before! Nine new voices have been added to the list of enchanting storytellers who convey the universal message of this heartwarming tale.
To help you plan your visit, here is the complete lineup of celebrity narrators for this year's event:
  • Chrissy Metz (NEW): Nov. 24-25
  • Luis Fonsi (NEW): Nov. 26-27
  • Ann-Margret (NEW): Nov. 28-29
  • Simu Liu: Nov. 30-Dec. 2
  • John Stamos: Dec. 3-5
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Dec. 6-8
  • Marlee Matlin: Dec. 9-11
  • Brendan Fraser (NEW): Dec. 12-14
  • Eva Longoria (NEW): Dec. 15-16
  • Joey McIntyre (NEW): Dec. 17-18
  • Sterling K. Brown (NEW): Dec. 19-20
  • Jordan Fisher (NEW): Dec. 21-23
  • Steven Curtis Chapman: Dec. 24-26
  • Audra McDonald (NEW): Dec. 27-28
  • Lisa Ling: Dec. 29-30

Do you want to book your spot for the performance and avoid any disappointments? Consider booking a Candlelight Processional Dining Package for the best experience. There are seven unique dining options to choose from, ranging from character dining at Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Harvest Feast at Garden Grill Restaurant in The Land pavilion to signature dining at Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada pavilion. The package offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, catering to everyone's preferences.

At the World Showcase, a variety of storytellers from different parts of the world gather to share their enchanting tales, breathing life into magical legends and lore. Experience the festive spirit with laughter at the Norway pavilion as a playful Barn Santa makes his appearance. Witness the magnificent Chinese Lion Dancer celebrating the Lunar New Year, or join a captivating journey to learn more about Hanukkah festivities worldwide. Don't miss out on the magical moments shared by Pere Noel, as he reads out the heartwarming words of a child's letter. While you explore the park, take some time to appreciate the diverse and beautiful decor throughout the World Showcase and beyond.

For an even more fulfilling experience, sing along to the joyful voices of JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season in World Showcase Plaza. The lively Gospel and R&B songs celebrating Christmas and Kwanzaa are so uplifting that you'll find it hard to stand still! As an added bonus, take a sparkling boat tour through Living with the Land in World Nature, where you can marvel at the dazzling holiday light displays adorning the greenhouses.

No holiday is complete without indulging in delicious food. If you're someone who loves to celebrate through feasting, you're in for a treat. With over 15 Holiday Kitchens, there's a vast range of dishes to savor that celebrate the diversity of global holiday traditions. While the Slow Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Cranberry Sauce are returning favorites, you can also look forward to some scrumptious surprises. For more details on the dishes and their ingredients, be sure to check out the upcoming Disney Eats Foodie Guide.

Don't forget to leave some space for the scrumptious Holiday Cookie Stroll! There's nothing better than exploring the festival's delightful sights and sounds with a sweet treat in hand. To participate, purchase five cookies from any of the official cookie stroll locations and collect the matching stamp for each cookie on your festival passport. Once you've collected all five stamps, head over to the Holiday Sweet & Treats Holiday Kitchen and receive a specialty cookie. Since you can complete the stroll at your own pace until December 30, it's the perfect activity to enjoy with your loved ones on every visit to the festival.

Embark on a thrilling adventure with Olaf for his Holiday Traditions Expedition Scavenger Hunt, a fun and exciting way to explore World Showcase. Simply purchase your map and stickers from select festival merchandise locations and search for the "tradition" that Olaf has discovered in each pavilion. Even if you don't complete the quest, you can redeem your map at Creations Shop, Disney Traders, or World Traveler at International Gateway for a special festival holiday keepsake.

It's important to note that guests must have valid theme park admission to experience any in-park offerings and may require a theme park reservation based on the type of admission and visit date, subject to the park's capacity limitations.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth is a fantastic way to embrace the holiday spirit and goodwill by celebrating familiar traditions and discovering new ones. Stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog for more updates on the festival from now until the start of the event.

*Redemption is valid until December 30 or while supplies last.

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