2019 Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays

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Christmas is a favorite time of the year for many people. The 2019 Festival of the Holidays begins November 29 and continues through December 30th. The festival allows guest to enjoy special treats and holiday festivities from around the world. The highlight event for many guests looking to enjoy the Festival of the Holidays.

Lets dive into all that the Festival of the Holidays has to offer guest. If you have experienced the iconic Food and Wine festival, you can get a sense of what this holiday festival will have to offer. A party at Epcot would not be complete with a generous offerings of delicious foods from around the World. Its important to remember that there is so

Entertainment offerings at Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays.

Storytellers and Holiday Entertainment

International Storytellers provide guests with stories of winter traditions from their native countries. Many of the stories contain some version of Santa Clause, however some countries will recount different stories. These traditions are usually presented with entertaining performances.

The story’s are told daily during the event.

  • Mexico: Las Posadas Celebration
  • Norway: A Mischievous Magical Barn Santa
  • China: Chinese Lion Dance
  • Germany: Chilli Da Mar – NEW this year
  • Italy: La Befana
  • The American Adventure: Santa and Mrs. Clause
  • Japan: Daruma Storyteller
  • Morocco: Festivity in Morocco
  • Frnace: Pere Noel
  • United Kingdom: Father Christmas
  • Canada: Canadian Holiday Voyageurs

Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional at the America’s Theater, is an endearing, tradition that many guest love at Disney World. Many guest make special trips to Disney World, just to enjoy the Candlelight Processional.

Celebrity Narrators will take guests through the Christmas story with a live orchestra and choir. Performances will occur nightly between November 29 through December 30 at 5:00PM, 6:45PM and 8:45PM.

If you are looking to guarantee your seat for the Candlelight Proccessinal look into the Cnadlelight Processional Dining Package.

Chip and Dale Christmas Spree

Disney World won’t give us everything for free. Pick up your map and stickers from Pin Central, Disney Traders or the World Traveler for $6.99 plus tax.

During this adventure you will head around the World helping Chip and Dale locate ornaments for their Christmas tree. Once you the ornaments from the different countries you will mark them off your map with the stickers. After you have all located all the ornaments, head over to Disney Traders or World Traveler and receive a festive surprise from Chip and Dale

Holiday Kitchens

You can’t enjoy Epcot without eating food. Just like the other festivals at Epcot, the Festival of the Holidays has numerous kitchens around the World. These kitchens are providing guest with delicious treats.

Yukon (Canada)

Food

  • Seared Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere with Canadian Ketchup
  • Maple Buche de Noel: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble
  • Gold Chocolate Chip Cookie

Drinks

  • Frozen Coffee
  • Unibroue Ephemere Strawberry and Rhubarb
  • Inniskillin Riesling Icewine
  • Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine
  • Inniskillin Gold Oak Icewine
  • Ice Wine Flight
  • Frozen Coffee with Tape 357 Whisky

American Holiday Table Kitchen

Food

  • Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce
  • Hand-carved Smoked Ham with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce
  • Red and Green Chocolate Chip Cookie

Drinks

  • American Heritage Milk Chocolate Gourmet Hot Cocoa with Wondermade Marshmallows
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Cranberry Kringle Pilsner
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter
  • JDub’s Season’s Greetings Peppermint Milk Stout
  • Holiday Beer Flight
  • Coca Candy Cane: American Heritage Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps

Sapphire (Morocco)

Food

  • 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

Drinks

  • Casa Beer
  • Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparkling Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liquer and topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream

Le Marche De Noel (France)

Food

  • Napoleon de Saumon Fume, Brioche a L’aneth: Smoked Salmon Napoleon in a Bill 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 Choclate Caramel Ganache

Drinks

  • 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: Sparkling wine with Monin Cranberry Syrup
  • Willm, Brut Blanc de Blanc Sparkling wine

Shanghai (China)

Food

  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Roll
  • 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 Fortune Cookie

Drinks

  • Sweetened Bubble Milk Ta: Mango Flavored Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls
  • Jasmine Beer
  • Plum Wine

Bavaria (Germany)

Food

  • Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce
  • Sauerbraten, Red Cabbage and Spatzle
  • Chese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Frest Steamed baby vegetables and Marble Potatoes
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
  • Peppermint Sugar Cookie

Drinks

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider
  • Schofferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen
  • Cider Flight
  • Regional Riesling
  • Gluhwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine

Tuscany (Italy)

Food

  • Cavatappi ai Quattro Formaggi: Baked Four-cheese Pasta, Parmesan Crumble and Truffle Essence
  • Mozzarella in Carozza: Golden-crusted Fried Mozzarella Sandwich with Tomato Sauce
  • 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

Drinks

  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato

Feast of the Three Kings

Food

  • Pastelon: 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
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds
  • Green and White Sugar Cookie

Drinks

  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog
  • M.I.A Beer Company Trey Reyes Mango Golden
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Gold Dark Run Floater

L’Chaim

Food

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Potato Knish with Herb Sour Cream
  • Chicken and Matzo Bell Soup
  • Black and White Cookie

Drinks

  • Egg Cream: Milk, Chocolate Syrup and Seltzer
  • Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail

Holiday Sweet & Treats

Food

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Peppermint Candy
  • Holiday Tree Sugar Cookies
  • Holiday Cooke Stroll Completer Cookie- Red and Green Mickey Sugar Cookie

Drinks

  • Hot Cocoa
  • TG Lee Eggnog
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings Winter Spice Tea
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials
  • Firenog: TG Lee Eggnog with Firebal Cinnamon Whisky
  • Chocolate Apple Shake featuring Twinings Winter Spice Tea and Butterscotch Schnapps

Las Posadas (Mexico)

Food

  • Enchilada de Pollo con Mole: Chipotle Chicken in a Corn Tortilla topped 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

Drinks

  • 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

Shi Wasu (Japan)

Food

  • 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

Drinks

  • Ichigo Milk Boba: Popping Strawberry Boba Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico
  • Sapporo Draft Beet
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider: Plum Wine, Orange Juice with Lemonade and Apples

Living with the Land: Merry and Bright Nghts

Enjoy an evening tour of Living with the Lands and view special holiday light displays located throughout the greenhouses after the sun sets each day.

Voices of Liberty

The Dickens Carolers bring the season alive with a variety of cappella holiday melodies.

Holiday Cookie Stroll

This is probably one of our favorite things to do around the World Showcase. Head around the world and retreat yourself to 5 select holiday cookies. Make sure you get your passport stamped with each purchase. After you have sampled all 5 cookies you will be able to enjoy a free 6th cookie.

The cookies for this year:

  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
  • Linzer Cookie
  • Gingerbread Cookie
  • Blak and White Cookie
  • Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
  • Complimentary Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie

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