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  • Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Epcot International Festival of Holidays

No one celebrates the holidays quite like Disney does, and the Epcot International Festival of Holidays is no exception. Starting November 29, you can experience how Christmas is celebrated all around the world with holiday kitchens, seasonal activities, and more festive fun all around the park. The festival will take place daily at Epcot through December 30.

Festive Entertainment & Activities

JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season

Everyone’s favorite ‘Joyful’ vocal ensemble is back at Epcot this year for JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season. Classic holidays songs with a gospel/R&B twist are performed daily.

Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree

Once again, Chip and Dale have hidden ornaments all around the World Showcase and they want guests to help them find their lost decorations with an epic scavenger hunt. The adventure starts with the purchase of a Christmas Tree Spree map ($6.99) from Pin Central, Disney Traders, or World Traveler at International Gateway. Then, as you travel around the showcase finding ornaments you can place a sticker on each corresponding location on your map. When you’ve spotted each one, you can return your completed map to World Traveler or Disney Traders for a special surprise!

Candlelight Processional

The annual Epcot Candlelight Processional is a staple of the holiday season at Disney World. Each year, a lineup of celebrity narrators comes to the America Gardens Theater for an epic retelling of the original Christmas story with the help of a mass choir and a 50-piece orchestra. For more information, check out the full guide to the 2019 Candlelight Processional.

Holiday Kitchens

The holiday kitchens are open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM during the festival. All throughout the park, a variety of special menus highlight festive traditions that are celebrated around the world. Gluten-free (GF), vegetarian (V), and kid-approved (KA) offerings are listed on each menu!

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany Pavilion)
  • Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (KA)
  • Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes (KA)
  • Linzer Cookie
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider
  • Schofferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen
  • Regional Riesling
  • Gluhwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
  • Cider Flight: Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, and Schofferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen
Prost! (Germany Pavilion)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company White Christmas IPA
  • 3 Daughters Brewing 70 Degree Winter Weizen
  • Shipyard Candy Cane Coffee Porter
  • Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale
  • Barrel of Monks Brewing Figgy Terno
  • Castle Church Brewing Here I Stand Stout
  • Beer Flights (Any 3 Beer Options)
American Holiday Table (The 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 Whisky-Caramel Sauce
  • Gingerbread Cookie
  • Hot Cocoa: Non-alcoholic (KA)
  • 81Bay Brewing Company Cinnamon Cranberry Orange Wheat Ale
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Porter
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
  • Holiday Beer Flight (All 3 Beer Options)
Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada Pavilion)
  • Seared Verlasso Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney, and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds served with a Pretzel Roll
  • Maple Buche de Noel: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble (KA)
  • Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie 
  • Frozen Coffee (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Ephemere Cassis
  • Inniskillin Riseling Icewine
  • Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine
  • Inniskillin Gold Oak Icewine
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
  • Icewine Flight (All 3)
Feast of the Three Kings (Mexico Pavilion)
  • Pastelon: Sofrito-Marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (GF)
  • Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji, and Tomato Sauce (GF, KA)
  • Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (GF, KA)
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds (GF)
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog (Non-alcoholic, KA)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Tres Reyes Mango Golden
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Golf Dark Rum Floater
Holiday Sweets & Treats (Promenade Refreshments)
  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Peppermint Candy (GF, KA)
  • Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie
  • Hot Cocoa (Non-alcoholic, KA)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea (Non-alcoholic)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur, or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka
L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen (between the Morocco & France Pavilions)
  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latkes
  • Potato Latkes with Sour Cream (KA)
  • Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Donuts
  • Black and White Cookie
  • Egg Cream: Milk, Chocolate Syrup, and Seltzer (Non-alcoholic)
  • Schmaltz Brewing Company Chanukah Hanukkah Pass the Beer
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail
Le Marche de Noel Holiday Kitchen (France Pavilion)
  • Rillette de Saumon: Salmon Spread with House-made Bread
  • 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 (KA)
  • Sparkling Rose Veuve Dubarry Cuvee Prestige
  • Syrah
  • Kir Imperial: Sparkling Wine and Chambord Liqueur
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Grey Goose Vanilla Vodka and Chocolate Milk
Sapphire Holiday Kitchen (Morocco Pavilion)
  • Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab and Grapes with Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions, 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, and Chocolate Sauce
  • Casa Beer
  • Bonassia Red Wine
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparkling Wine, Orange Liqueur, and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liqueur, topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy Pavilion)
  • Bianca Neve: Italian Flatbread, Mozzarella, and Parmesan (KA)
  • La Genovese: Rustic Flatbread, Vidalia Onions, White Wine Braised Beef Tenderloin Tips, and Mozzarella
  • Collezione Barilla: Pennette Pasta, Sweet Sausage, Caramelized Onions, and Creamy Sauce (KA)
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzle with Confectioners Sugar
  • Bacio al Cioccolato: Warm Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with Caramelized Berry Sauce
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature Traditional Italian Christmas Fruitcake
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Santa Marina Pinot Grigio
  • Gabbiano Chianti
  • Villa Sandi Prosecco
  • Montegrande Corbinello
  • Montegrande Moscato Fior D’Arancio
  • Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (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
  • Chengdu Street Fries
  • Tsingtao Beer
  • Firework: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold, Vodka, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice, and Soda Water
  • Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba
  • The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, and Coconut Milk
Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan Pavilion)
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in Hot Dashi Soup with Kakiage (Vegetable Tempura) and Chopped Green Onion
  • Chirashi Sushi Tree: Sashimi-grade Tuna, Salmon, Ikura and Yellowtail with Vegetables decorated on a bed of Rice
  • Matcha Creme Brulee: Creamy Green Tea Custard with a Caramelized Sugar Crust topped with Mochi, Red Bean Jam, and Strawberry
  • Ichigo Milk Boba: Strawberry Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico and popping Strawberry Boba Pearls (Non-alcoholic)
  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Tsubaki Whiskey Sour: Plum Wine with Whiskey, Cranberry Juice, Sugar and Lemon
Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico Pavilion)
  • Giant Tostada de Puerco: Braised Pork served on a Giant Tostada with Chipotle Black Bean Spread, Guajillo Sauce, Queso Fresco, Crema Mexicana, Pickled Onion and topped with Chicharron Dust (GF)
  • Tamal de Pollo: Braised Chipotle Chicken served in a Corn Masa with Yellow Mole topped with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Queso Cotija, and Crema Mexicana (GF, KA)
  • Horchata Cheesecake: Creamy Rice Cheesecake served with Cajeta Sauce
  • Holiday Cider: Hard Apple Cider with Cinnamon-infused Tequila
  • Mexican Fruit Punch: Mezcal, Red Wine, and Blackcurrant Liqueur infused with Star Anise, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, and Orange Peel (Served Warm)
  • Horchata Margarita: Tequila, Horchata Rum, Cinnamon Whisky, and Agua de Horchata served on the rocks

Additional Holiday Treats Around the Park

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie (France Pavilion)
  • Buche de Noel au Chocolat: Chocolate Christma Log with Chocolate Orange Cream Mousse and Chocolate Crunch Biscuit (KA)
Canada Popcorn Cart (Canada Pavilion)
  • Pecan Maple Bark with Maple Sugar
Fife & Drum Tavern (The American Adventure Pavilion)
  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce, and Crunchy Streusel Topping (KA)
Funnel Cake (The American Adventure Pavilion)
  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Choco-Latte (Future World East location): Latte with Chocolate Sauce and Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Ginger Chair Madness (Canada Pavilion): Chai Latte with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Gingerbread Syrup
  • Coconut Snowstorm (Showcase Plaza): Latte with RumChata and Coconut Syrup
  • Toffee Coffee (The American Adventure Pavilion): Latte with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Sea Salt Caramel Toffee Sauce
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe (Norway Pavilion)
  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream
L’Artisan des Glaces (France Pavilion)
  • Glace au Pain d’Epices: Gingerbread Ice Cream with Gingerbread Pieces (KA)
Refreshment Outpost (African Outpost)
  • Warm Caramel Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (KA)
  • Coca-Cola Cinnamon Float (Non-alcoholic, KA)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter
Refreshment Port (near the Canada Pavilion)
  • Turkey Poutine: French Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish, and Crispy Onions
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (Non-alcoholic)
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Spiced Rum
The Tea Caddy (United Kingdom Pavilion)
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (Non-alcoholic, KA)
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey and Drambuie
UK Beer Cart (United Kingdom Pavilion)
  • Mulled Cider: Strongbow Hard Apple Cider, Twinings Orange and Cinnamon Herbal Tea, Pimms No. 1, and Apple Juice with Star Anise (served warm)
Block & Hans (The American Adventure Pavilion)
  • Spiked Frozen Apple Pie: Minute Maid Apple Juice, Monin Cinnamon Syrup, and Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine
  • Orlando Brewing Blonde Ale
  • Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
  • Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Holiday Cookie Stroll

As you taste your way through the Holiday Kitchens, you can treat yourself to delicious Christmas cookies at select locations. As you try each of the five treats on the Holiday Cookie Stroll, you can get a stamp at each stop in your Festival Passport. When you receive all five stamps, you can take your passport to the Holiday Sweets & Treats Kitchen for complimentary Santa Mickey sugar cookie! Cookies can be found at the following locations:

  • Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Linzer Cookie)
  • American Holiday Table (Gingerbread Cookie)
  • Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie)
  • Feast of the Three Kings (Chocolate Crinkle Cookie)
  • L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen (Black and White Cookie)

Check out the guide to the holiday season at Disney World to find out what festivities are taking place at the parks this year! Experience it all with discount Disney tickets from Tickets2You!

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