Delight in the Sights and Sounds of Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Now that the Thanksgiving Day celebrations are over, now we can move on to Christmas and Walt Disney World’s Epcot has done just that! The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays kicked off today and runs through December 30, 2019. This yearly celebration honors the winter holidays around the world with live entertainment, traditional culinary offerings, seasonal merchandise, and the beloved Candlelight Processional.  

Even if you won’t be visiting Epcot during this enchanting festival, you can join us virtually for a photo tour around the park! This morning, Laughing Place stopped by Epcot to check out the decorations and entertainment that guests will experience during the festival. Ready? Here we go!

Epcot Entry

We picked up new maps and a festival passport for today’s visit, and naturally had to hold them up in front of the park’s icon. Then we went and did a little shopping.

Chip and Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree

Guests can pick up a map (or more) for just $6.99 then chase the chipmunk brothers around the park looking for Christmas trees. Once you finish the map, you’ll get a lovely commemorative ornament to take home!

Chip ‘n’ Dale Annual Passholder Magnets

Speaking of Chip ‘n’ Dale, Disney’s newest Annual Passholder winter gift is this super cute magnet set. This great holiday gift is yours, just for being a passholder.  

Trees and Topiaries

Beautiful Christmas trees and character topiaries can be found all throughout the park.

Global Kitchens and Holiday Markets

There’s plenty of shopping and eating to be done at Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays!





This year, Germany is showcasing a new to Epcot music group, Chilli Da Mur, during the Festival of the Holidays. This a cappella group will entertain guests with folk and pop holiday songs.

The American Adventure

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Washington D.C. Gingerbread Display

Washington D.C. Gingerbread Display

Voices of Liberty

Voices of Liberty




United Kingdom

What do you think of the International Festival of the Holidays? Which seasonal traditions are your favorite? Let us know!

All photos by Jeremiah Good.

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