It’s time to start thinking about the Holidays and Walt Express couldn’t be happier! We have just learned about Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays Coming This Holiday Season and can’t wait to tell you all about it!

Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays Coming This Holiday Season

Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays Coming This Holiday Season
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In the past, Epcot has hosted HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD during the holiday season. This year, that event will be transforming into FESTIVAL OF THE HOLIDAYS!

No one puts on a festival like Epcot, so this makes us super happy to see what is in store for us! We have participated in Holidays Around The World during the last few years and have absolutely LOVED it! Each country represented in the World Showcase has a story to tell about the Holiday Season. Complete with holiday inspired foods and decorations, lots of singing and dancing, and of course, St. Nick (each country is different!). This is one of our most beloved ways to enjoy the Holiday Season. See what happens when you meet Pere Noel in the France Pavilion!

Festival of the Holidays

This festival will begin on November 19th and run through December 30th, 2017. The festival is included with your valid Epcot park admission.

An International Yuletide Extravaganza

Come, delight in stirring live musical productions; savor seasonal food & beverage specialties at the expanded Holiday Kitchens; and take a festive global tour as costumed performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase!

Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree-Interactive

As you travel around World Showcase, be on the lookout for Chip and Dale as they gather ornaments from holiday decorations in each World Showcase pavilion. Once you spot them, add the corresponding ornament sticker to your map. Then, take your completed map to Disney Traders and exchange it for a festive surprise, courtesy of Chip and Dale! Maps are $6.99 plus tax, and are available throughout Holidays Around the World at Epcot while supplies last.

Holiday Kitchens

  • American Holiday Table
    From the tender roast turkey to the tasty pork tenderloin, memories of grandma’s kitchen will come flooding back when you visit this salute to the great flavors of America.
  • Feast of the Three Kings
    Dine like royalty as you enjoy scrumptious foods and delicious drinks from the Caribbean at this holiday kiosk inspired by the story of the Magi. While you nibble, learn about the celebration of Three Kings’ Day, El Día De Los Reyes Magos!
  • Holiday Sweets and Treats
    From decadent desserts to savory snacks and merry libations, you’ll be in full swing of the season at this festively-appointed holiday kiosk. Enjoy the view here at Showcase Plaza, meet up with friends or just take a moment to unwind.
  • Mexico
    Watch mariachi dancers celebrating a Feliz Navidad, while imbibing on the zippy spices of Mexican cuisine. The carnitas tacos and horchata margaritas will have you singing, “olé!”

Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays Coming This Holiday Season
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More will be added! We will update as soon as more menus are listed.

Definitely try to catch the CANDLELIGHT PROCESSIONAL! Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. Dining packages are also available!

For more character fun during the holidays, check out: MEETING CHARACTERS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Come on over to our Facebook Group, DISNEY EXPRESS LANE, for more Disney fun!

photo credit: Scott Smith (SRisonS) EPCOT Christmas 2009 via photopin (license)

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