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Four Fantastically Festive Things to Experience at the Festival of the Holidays

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

Info courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

The holiday season is here! The halls have been decked and we can basically smell the "chestnuts roasting." One great thing about the holiday season is that it means the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays has arrived. This year's holiday festival season is shaping up to be very merry. So here are 4 things "yule" not want to miss.

#1- The return of the Candlelight Processional!

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the story of Christmas, recounting the biblical tale of a savior born in Bethlehem. Woven into the production are stirring songs of hope and joy performed by the orchestra and massed choir.

This year, the following celebrity lineup will lend their talents to the performance:

  • Jodi Benson December 2 through December 4

  • Alton Fitzgerald White December 5 through December 7

  • Bart Millard December 8 through December 10

  • Lisa Ling December 11 through December 13

  • Andy Garcia December 14 through December 16

  • Ana Gasteyer December 17 through December 19

  • Courtney B. Vance December 20 through December 22

  • Steven Curtis Chapman December 23 through December 25

  • Blair Underwood December 26 through December 28

  • Pat Sajak December 29 through December 30

Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

#2 The Holiday Kitchens around the World Showcase

Take a stroll around the world and sample tasty treats from holiday kitchens celebrating the most magical time of the year. This year's Holiday Kitchens booths are open daily from now till December 30th! With new booths like Chestnuts & Good Cheer and fan favorites like Bavaria inside the Germany Pavilion, you're sure to leave EPCOT feeling festive and FULL!

#3 The Holiday Cookie Stroll

Grab your Festival Passport and journey through the World Showcase on a search for tasty treats!

During your travels, you’ll notice that there are 5 official Holiday Cookie Stop locations––each one offering a different decadent dessert! Visit each one to purchase the tasty treat and commemorate your visit with a stamp in your Festival Passport!

Ready to sweeten the deal? Once you’ve collected all 5 stamps, you can present your Festival Passport at Holiday Sweets & Treats to receive a specialty cookie!

This year's cookies include:EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays InfoI

  • Yukon Holiday Kitchen SNICKERS®-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS® bar pieces

  • L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen Black and White Cookie

  • American Holiday Table Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE® Dark Chocolate

  • Bavaria Holiday Kitchen Linzer Cookie

  • Holiday Hearth Desserts Gingerbread Cookie

What is even sweeter, is this year not only do you get a beautiful "completer cookie" as a prize, but guests will also be rewarded with a YUMMY and Instagram-worthy mini sundae!

Photo Courtesy of MMV agent, Ed Aupied

#4 Holiday Fun and Entertainment

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt

This year everyone's favorite snowman returns to the World Showcase in the form of a festive "hide and seek". Guests can set off on a merry quest, hunting for holiday traditions that Olaf has gathered—and lost—along the way! Simply purchase a map and stickers from select Festival merchandise locations to get started!

JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season – Showcase Plaza Stage

Experience the joy of gospel and rhythm and blues as the JOYFUL! ensemble performs holiday music in celebration of Christmas and Kwanzaa.

Photo Courtesy of MMV agent, Ed Aupied

Las Posadas Celebration – Mexico Pavilion

¡Feliz Navidad! Join the fun and pageantry of Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.

Chinese Lion Dance – China Pavilion Catch a glimpse of this colorful performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.

Photo Courtesy of MMV agent, Amy Wu Baird

Hanukkah Storyteller – Between Morocco and France Pavilions

Join us along the World Showcase promenade, where a storyteller recounts traveling abroad to explore the diverse music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world.

Canadian Holiday Voyageurs – Canada Pavilion

Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North with the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs.

.... and so much more. Find the full details of all of this year's entertainment here:

This is just a taste of things you can experience at this year's EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays! For more info, contact your MMV agent!


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