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Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

View Update Details: Last Update 12/7/2018

12/7/2018: Replaced Edward James Olmos with Joey Fatone as Candlelight Processional narrator
11/8/2018: Added Holiday Kitchen locations
11/2/2018: Added Robby Benson, John Stamos as Candlelight Processional narrators
9/25/2018: Added Festival Merchandise gallery, updated Holiday Kitchen section with highlighted offerings
9/25/2918: Added additional celebrity narrators for Candlelight Processional
7/11/2018: Added Candlelight Dining package prices
7/9/2018: Added Candlelight Processional dates and dining packages

World Showcase has always emphasized how fantastic and diverse our Earth is and now the focus shifts to embrace the holidays celebrated in these 11 different nations. From November 18th through December 30th guests will enjoy a winter trip around the globe that will fill them with the holiday spirit.

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Festival of the Holidays is open to all guests with valid park admission. Children 2 and under will not need a ticket.

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Candlelight Processional

During Festival of the Holidays, the American Garden Pavilion is home to the Candlelight Processional. A celebrity narrator will share the biblical Christmas story with guests of all cultures and faiths. To make this program even more special, a choir, orchestra, and American Sign Language interpreter will also partake in telling this story that means so much to so many.  This beautiful presentation will be offered three times each day and runs about 45 minutes.

Candlelight Processional Dates
  • 11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
  • 11/24 – 11/25 – Helen Hunt
  • 11/26 – 11/27 – Alfonso Ribeiro
  • 11/28 – 11/30 – Robby Benson
  • 12/1 – 12/2 – John Stamos
  • 12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 – 12/12 –Bart Millard
  • 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 – 12/23 – Auli’I Cravalho
  • 12/24 – 12/25 – Joey Fatone 
  • 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 – 12/30 – Cal Ripken Jr.

Dinner Packages

Priority seating to Candlelight Processional is available to guests who make reservations at select Epcot restaurants. Guests must have valid park admission to dine in the park and will only have reserved seating to one of the shows.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and start at:

  • Breakfast: $38 plus tax per person for adults and $22 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
  • Lunch: $50 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
  • Dinner: $55 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
Candlelight Processional Dining Packages
Restaurants Lunch Adult Lunch Child (3-9) Dinner Adult Dinner Child (3-9)
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Norway Pavilion
$73.00 $43.00 $73.00 $43.00
Ale & Compass
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
$54.00 $23.00 $64.00 $23.00
Biergarten Restaurant
Germany Pavilion
 $55.00 $30.00 $55.00 $30.00
Chefs de France
France Pavilion
$65.99 $17.99 $75.99 $22.99
Coral Reef Restaurant
The Living Seas
$70.00 $23.00 $70.00 $23.00
The Garden Grill
The Land Pavilion
$61.00 $36.00 $61.00 $36.00
La Hacienda de San Angel
Mexico Pavilion
N/A N/A $80.00 $25.75
Nine Dragons Restaurant
China Pavilion
$50.00 $16.99 $58.00 $18.50
Restaurant Marrakesh
Morocco Pavilion
$52.00 $19.00 $62.00 $19.00
Rose & Crown Dining Room
United Kingdom Pavilion
$60.00 $22.00 $60.00 $22.00
San Angel Inn Restaurante
Mexico Pavilion
$70.00 $23.00 $80.00 $25.75
Spice Road Table
Morocco Pavilion
$52.00 $19.00 $63.00 $19.00
Teppan Edo
Japan Pavilion
$62.00 $16.99 $74.00 $20.75
Tokyo Dining
Japan Pavilion
$62.99 $16.99 $74.00 $16.99
Trattoria al Forno
Disney’s BoardWalk
N/A N/A $64.00 $23.00
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Italy Pavilion
$64.00 $22.00 $70.00 $25.00
Via Napoli
Italy Pavilion
$54.00 $20.00 $57.00 $24.00

 

  • Guests will also have the option of making breakfast reservations at the following restaurants:
    • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Breakfast (Epcot): $65.00 for adults; $38.00 for children
    • Ale & Compass Breakfast Buffet (Yacht Club): $38.00 for adults; $22.00 for children
    • Garden Grill Breakfast (Epcot): $48.00 for adults; $28.00 for children
    • Trattoria al Forno Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast (BoardWalk): $52.00 for adults; $30.00 for children
  • To reserve Candlelight Dining Packages, guests can visit Disney’s website or may call (407) 939-3463.

International Holiday Kitchens

Festival of the Holidays

The kitchen is the heart of holiday goodness and at Epcot this is no exception. Creating delicious treats for family and friends warms the heart and feeds the soul. Guests will enjoy sampling an incredible variety of holiday foods, drinks, and desserts originating from other cultures and countries, as well as some traditional favorites. These items are available for purchase throughout World Showcase and will have everyone savoring holiday magic.

Some of the new items available to guests this winter will include an all-new menu at the Feast of the Three Kings marketplace featuring:

  • Sofrito-marinated beef with sweet plantains and olives
  • Queso fresco-stuffed arepa topped with shrimp, crushed avocado aji and tomato sauce,
  • Arepas topped with melted queso fresco

Other new food items this year include:

  • Black forest roulade with cherry whipped cream (Bavaria Holiday Kitchen, Germany)
  • Hand-carved smoked ham with green beans and sweet potato casserole (American Holiday Table, The American Adventure)
  • Three variations of croissant doughnuts at the Taste Track marketplace

Festival Passports:

  • Guests can make their experience even more fun by picking up a festival passport and collecting a stamp at each International Holiday Kitchen they visit. Those who sample five select holiday cookies and track them in their Passports can stop by Holiday Sweets and Treats to receive a special complimentary “completer” cookie…and a glass of milk!

 

American Holiday Table (The American Adventure)

American Holiday Table (The American Adventure)

Food Items:

  • Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • Hand-carved Smoked Ham with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce (Vegetarian)
  • Red and Green Chocolate Chip Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • 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 (Germany)

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany)


Food Items:

  • Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spätzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes featuring Melissa’s Produce (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
  • Peppermint Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)

Festival of the Holidays

Beverages:

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schöfferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Cider Flight
  • Regional Riesling
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
Feast of the Three Kings (Showcase Plaza)

Feast of the Three Kings (Showcase Plaza)


Food Items:

  • Pastelón: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (Vegetarian) (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Green and White Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Trey Reyes Mango Golden
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Gold Dark Rum Floater
Fife & Drum (The American Adventure)

Fife & Drum (The American Adventure)

Food Items:

  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping (Kid-Approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Budweiser Reserve Collection Copper Lager
Holiday Sweets & Treats (Showcase Plaza)

Holiday Sweets & Treats (Showcase Plaza)

Food Items:

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Peppermint Candy (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (Kid-Approved)
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)
  • Holiday Cookie Stroll Completer Cookie – Red and Green Mickey Sugar Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • 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
L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (Between Morocco and France)

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (Between Morocco and France)


Food Items:

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Potato Knish with Herb Sour Cream (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
  • Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup
  • Black and White Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Egg Cream: Milk, Chocolate Syrup and Seltzer (non-alcoholic)
  • Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail
Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico)

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico)

 Food Items:

  • 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 Camarón: Corn Tamal stuffed with Guajillo-marinated Shrimp topped with Mole Rojo and Shredded Cotija Cheese
  • Arroz Con Leche: Rice Pudding with Cranberries

Beverages:

  • Cerveza Mexicana Artesanal: Allende Mexican Craft Ale served with a Floater of Kahlúa
  • Noche Buena Margarita: Libélula 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

 

Le Marche de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France)

Le Marche de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France)

Food Items:

    • Napoléon de Saumon Fumé, Brioche à L’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Dill Brioche
    • Bouchée à la Reine Traditionnelle: Turkey and Mushrooms in a Veloute Cream Sauce served in a Light Puff Pastry
    • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat “Christmas Log”: Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache (Kid-Approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Spiced Rum Punch Slush: Spiced Rum, Rhum Clement V.S.O.P., Orange and Pineapple Juice with Cinnamon
  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Blend, Château La Grand Moulin, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux
  • Holiday Kir: Sparking Wine and Monin Cranberry Syrup
  • Willm, Brut Blanc de Blanc Sparking Wine

Refreshment Outpost (Near Africa Outpost)

Refreshment Outpost (Near Africa Outpost)

Food Items:

  • Warm Caramel Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (Kid-Approved)

Beverage Items:

  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
Refreshment Port (Near Canada)

Refreshment Port (Near Canada)


Food Items:

  • Turkey Poutine: Sweet Potato Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions

Beverage Items:

  • Eggnog Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Eggnog Shake with Baileys Irish Cream

Taste Trace (Near Test Track)

Taste Trace (Near Test Track)


Food Items:

  • Croissant Doughnut tossed in Cinnamon Sugar
  • Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Holiday Sprinkles (Kid-Approved)
  • Croissant Doughnut with Eggnog Pastry Cream and Gingersnap Crumbs
  • Gelato

Beverage Items:

  • Pancake Milkshake (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy)

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy)

Food Items:

  • Cavatappi ai Quattro Formaggi: Baked Four-Cheese Pasta, Parmesan Crumble and Truffle Essence (Kid-Approved)
  • Mozzarella in Carozza: Golden-crusted Fried Mozzarella Sandwich and Tomato Sauce (Kid-Approved)
  • 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

Beverage Items:

  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato
Sapphire Holiday Kitchen (Morocco)

Sapphire Holiday Kitchen (Morocco)

Food Items:

  • 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

Beverage Items:

  • 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
Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada)

Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada)

Food Items:

  • Seared Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup (Kid-Approved)
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble (Vegetarian) (Kid-Approved)
  • Gold Chocolate Chip Cookie (Vegetarian)

Beverages:

  • Frozen Coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Éphémère Strawberry and Rhubarb
  • Inniskillin Riesling Icewine
  • Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine
  • Inniskillin Gold Oak Icewine
  • Ice Wine Flight
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
Shanghai Holiday (China)

Shanghai Holiday (China)

Food Items:

  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls (Kid-Approved)
  • 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

Beverage Items:

  • Sweetened Bubble Milk Tea: Mango Flavored Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Beer
  • Plum Wine

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan)

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan)

Food Items:

  • 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

Beverages:

  • 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
Additional Festival Locations

Additional Festival Locations:

L’Artisan Des Glaces

  • Glace au Pain d’Epices: Gingerbread Ice Cream with Gingerbread Pieces (Kid-Approved)

Boulagnerie Patisserie Les Halles

  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolate: Chocolate Christmas Log with Chocolate Mint Cream Mousse and Chocolate Crunch Biscuit (Kid-Approved)

UK Beer Cart

  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Irish Whiskey

UK Tea Caddy

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic) (Kid-Approved)
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey & Drambuie

Norway- Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream

Fountain View Café

  • Mickey Santa Hat Cupcake

Canada Popcorn Cart

  • Pecan Maple Bark featuring Crown Maple Sugar

Funnel Cake (The American Adventure)

  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • 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 Kahlúa 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

 

Festival Merchandise:

Part of the fun of every Festival is picking up exclusive merchandise and gifts for friends, family, or even to keep for yourself. Some of the looks for this year will feature Chip ‘n’ Dale in their holiday best as they celebrate the festive season.

Chip and Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree

Children may be told not to snoop for presents at home, but a Chip and Dale scavenger hunt around World Showcase is strongly encouraged! Guests can purchase a map and sticker set and set out around the world to find ornaments for Chip and Dale’s Christmas tree. After successfully finding all the ornaments, guests can return to Disney Traders with their completed map and receive a special surprise. This activity is open to guests of all ages.

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