Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is a seasonal event that takes place between Thanksgiving and New Years in Epcot's World Showcase. Events vary from year to year, but they typically include the following:

  • Candelight Processional: Performed multiple times per night, it is a retelling of the Christmas Story by a celebrity host and a choir. It is held in the American Gardens theater at the America Adventure Pavilion. The show moved to EPCOT in 1994. Previously it was performed at the Magic Kingdom.
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Each country around World Showcase highlights the traditions of that culture with storytellers and musical acts. Previous offerings included:

  • American Adventure: Meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus: Pose with Santa and Mrs. Claus for a jolly photo!
  • American Adventure: Voices of Liberty as Dickens Carolers: Embrace the spirit of the season with the festive a cappella holiday music of the Dickens Carolers.
  • Canada: Canadian Holiday Voyageurs: Take a musical tour of the Great White North and explore Canada's holiday traditions.
  • China: Chinese Lion Dancers: Catch a glimpse of this colorfull performance that brings good fortune and happined in the Lunar New Year
  • France: Pere Noel: Rediscover the magic of Christmas through the letter of a delightful child.
  • Germany: Durch & Durch: Enjoy a German Christmas as a live band fills the holiday marketplace with music and merriment.
  • Italy: La Befana: Come hear the tale of the kind-hearted witch who visits young sleeping children on the Eve of the Epiphany
  • Japan: Daruma Storyteller: Discover customs of the Japanese New Year and the fascinating story behind its good luck charm-the Daruma doll.
  • Mexico: Las Posadas Celebration: Join the fun and pageantry of Las Posadas with dancers, pinata and the music of Mariachi Cobre
  • Between Morocco and France: Hanukkah Storyteller: Storyteller Zachary shares legends, tells tales and sings songs highlighting Hanukkah celebrations.
  • Morocco Sahara Beat: Join in as the lively Moroccan band recreates the fun of street festivals across Morocco.
  • Norway: Sigrid Meets Julenissen the Christmas Gnome: Celebrate the season with laughter as the storyteller encounters a magical, mischievous Christmas gnome.
  • Norway: Norway Vikings: Keep a sharp eye out for wandering Vikings.
  • United Kingdom: Father Christmas: Ring in the holiday season and traditions of the United Kingdom with good cheer.

The Candlelight Processional is a retelling of the Christmas story with an accompanying choir. Each night the show is performed three times (5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m) and it is hosted by a celebrity guest narrator. The guests for 2018 have been revealed (Subject to change), and they are as follows:

  • Chita Rivera, Nov. 22 – 23
  • Helen Hunt, Nov. 24-25 – NEW
  • Alfonso Ribeiro, Nov. 26-27 – NEW
  • Robby Benson, Nov. 28-30
  • John Stamos, Dec. 1-2
  • Neil Patrick Harris, Dec. 3 – 6
  • Whoopi Goldberg, Dec. 7 – 9
  • Bart Millard, Dec. 10-12 – NEW
  • Blair Underwood, Dec. 13 – 14
  • Gary Sinise, Dec. 15 – 17
  • Pat Sajak, Dec. 18 – 20
  • Auli’I Cravalho, Dec. 21-23 – NEW
  • Joey Fatone, Dec. 24 – 25
  • Jodi Benson, Dec. 26 – 27
  • Cal Ripken Jr., Dec. 28-30

Each performer is accompanied by a 50+ piece orchestra and a choir made up largely of Disney cast members.

Beginning in 2016, Disney added food and beverage options at select locations throughout World Showcase. In 2018, the menu details are as follows:

KA=Kid Approved
GF=Gluten Free




American Holiday Table at American Adventure Pavilion
  • Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce (KA)
  • Hand-carved Smoked Ham with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole (GF) (KA)
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce (V)
  • Red and Green Chocolate Chip Cookie (V)
  • American Heritage Milk Chocolate Gourmet Hot Cocoa with Wondermade Marshmallows (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Cranberry Kringle Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout, Sarasota, FL
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: American Heritage Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen
at the Germany Pavilion
  • Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (KA)
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spatzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce (V)(KA)
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
  • Peppermint Sugar Cookie (V)
  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schofferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Cider Flight
  • Regional Riesling
  • Gluhwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
Feast of the Three Kings Feast near Showcase Plaza
  • Pastelon: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (GF)
  • Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce (GF)
  • Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (V) (GF) (KA)
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds (GF)
  • Green and White Sugar Cookie (V)
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Trey Reyes Mango Golden
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Gold Dark Rum Floater
Holiday Sweets and Treats at Promenade Refreshments
  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Peppermint Candy (GF) (KA)
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie (V)
  • Holiday Cookie Stroll Completer Cookie – Red and Green Mickey Sugar Cookie (V)
  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • TG Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings Winter Spice Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky)
  • Firenog: T.G. Lee Eggnog with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings Winter Spice Tea and Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Potato Knish with Herb Sour Cream from L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen at the Mexico Pavilion
  • Enchilada de Pollo con Mole: Chipotle Chicken in a Corn Tortilla topped with Mole Negro and garnished with Shredded Oaxaca Cheese and Sesame Seeds
  • Tamal de Camaron: Corn Tamal stuffed with Guajillo-marinated Shrimp topped with Mole Rojo and Shredded Cotija Cheese
  • Arroz Con Leche: Rice Pudding with Cranberries
  • Cerveza Mexicana Artesanal: Allende Mexican Craft Ale served with a Floater of Kahlua
  • Noche Buena Margarita: Libelula Joven Tequila, Cranberry and Lime Juices and Agave Nectar topped with Lime Foam and Sprinkles
  • La Posada Margarita: Cazadores Blanco Tequila, Horchata-Cinnamon Liqueur, and Agua de Horchata topped with Cinnamon
NEW - L'Chaim Holiday Kitchen
between Morocco and France
  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Potato Knish with Herb Sour Cream (V) (KA)
  • Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup
  • Black and White Cookie (V)
  • Egg Cream: Milk, Chocolate Syrup and Seltzer (non-alcoholic)
  • Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail
NEW - Le Marche De Noel Holiday Kitchen at the France Pavilion
  • Napoleon de Saumon Fume, Brioche a L’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche
  • Bouchee a la Reine Traditionnelle: Turkey and Mushrooms in a Veloute Cream Sauce served in a Light Puff Pastry
  • Buche de Noel au Chocolat “Christmas Log”: Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache
  • Spiced Rum Punch Slush: Spiced Rum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P., Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon
  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Blend, Chateau La Grand Moulin, Blaye, Cotes de Bordeaux
  • Holiday Kir: Sparking Wine and Monin Cranberry Syrup
  • Willm, Brut Blanc de Blanc Sparking Wine
NEW - Sapphire Holiday Kitchen at the Morocco Pavilion
  • Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab with Whole Wheat Pita, Cucumber, Olives, Tomatoes, Mint Yogurt Sauce and Harissa-cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze
  • “Sfenj” – Warm Beignets with Cream, Cinnamon Sugar, Toasted Almonds and Chocolate Sauce
  • Casa Beer
  • Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparking Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liqueur and topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream
Shanghai Holiday Kitchen at the China Pavilion
  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls (KA)
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Celebration Barbecue Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
  • Spicy Mala Chicken with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
  • Sweetened Bubble Milk Tea: Mango Flavored Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Beer
  • Plum Wine
NEW - Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen at the Japan Pavilion
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in Hot Dashi Soup with Chicken and Spinach
  • Holiday Green Tea “Yule Log”: Delicate Spongecake rolled with Whipped Cream Filling
  • Ichigo Milk Boba: Popping Strawberry Boba Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico (non-alcoholic)
  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider: Plum Wine, Orange Juice with Lemonade and Apples
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen at the Italy Pavilion
  • Cavatappi ai Quattro Formaggi: Baked Four-Cheese Pasta, Parmesan Crumble and Truffle Essence (KA)
  • Mozzarella in Carozza: Golden-crusted Fried Mozzarella Sandwich and Tomato Sauce (KA)
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzle with Chocolate Caramel Sauce
  • Bacio al Cioccolato: Warm Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature Traditional Italian Christmas Fruitcake
  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato
Yukon Holiday Kitchen at the Canada Pavilion
  • Seared Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup (KA)
  • Maple Buche de Noel: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble (V) (KA)
  • Gold Chocolate Chip Cookie (V)
  • Frozen Coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Ephemere Strawberry and Rhubarb
  • Inniskillin Riesling Icewine
  • Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine
  • Inniskillin Gold Oak Icewine
  • Ice Wine Flight
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding from Feast of the Three Kings at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Additional offerings will be added to existing locations throughout the park.




Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles at the France Pavilion
  • Buche de Noel au Chocolate: Chocolate Christmas Log with Chocolate Mint Cream Mousse and Chocolate Crunch Biscuit (KA)
  • None
Canada Popcorn Cart at the Canada Pavilion
  • Pecan Maple Bark featuring Crown Maple Sugar
  • None
Fife & Drum at The American Adventure
  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping (KA)
  • Budweiser Reserve Collection Copper Lager
Fountain View Cafe
in Future World
  • Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake
  • None
Funnel Cake at The American Adventure
  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake
  • None
Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company throughout the park
  • None
  • Future World East: Mistletoe Mile – Brown Jug Bourbon Cream with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon
  • Canada: Naughty and Nice – Grey Goose and Kahlua with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon
  • Showcase Plaza: Rum Rudolph – RumChata with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon
  • The American Adventure: Cheerful Elf – Baileys Salted Caramel with Eggnog topped with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon
L'Artisan Des Glaces at the France Pavilion
  • Glace au Pain d’Epices: Gingerbread Ice Cream with Gingerbread Pieces (KA)
  • None
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe at the Norway Pavilion
  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream
  • None
Refreshment Outpost at African Outpost
  • Warm Caramel Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (KA)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
Refreshment Port at Showcase Plaza
  • Turkey Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions
  • Eggnog Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Eggnog Shake with Baileys Irish Cream
Taste Track at Test Track
  • Croissant Doughnut tossed in Cinnamon Sugar
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Holiday Sprinkles (KA)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Eggnog Pastry Cream and Gingersnap Crumbs
  • Gelato
  • Pancake Milkshake (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red
UK Beer Cart at the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • None
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Irish Whiskey
UK Tea Caddy at the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • None
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey & Drambuie

Historical Notes

The event was originally known as Holidays Around the World. The 2017 event was renamed to Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.