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EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

December 5, 2022
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The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays takes place from November 25 to December 30, 2022.  This annual festival is inspired by holiday traditions around the world from seasonal dishes to holiday storytellers and entertainment!

If you have a trip this holiday season, here is what you can look forward to at Festival of the Holidays along with some helpful tips to help you make the most of it.


Holiday Kitchens

Slow-roasted Turkey and Chocolate Crinkle Cookie from American Holiday Table

You’ll find these outdoor kitchens around World Showcase.  They’re open from 11:00am to park close.  

American Holiday Table – American Adventure Pavilion

Food

  • Slow-roasted Turkey with BEN’S ORIGINALTM Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce
  • Blackened Catfish with Hoppin’ John and Comeback Sauce
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie

Beverages

  • Gulf Stream Brewing Whiteout Sails Wit Beer, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Eggnog White Porter, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Stout, Titusville, FL
  • Regional White Wine
  • Regional Red Wine
  • Beer Flight

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen – Germany Pavilion

Food

  • Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce, Spätzle and Braised Red Cabbage
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes
  • Linzer Cookie

Beverages

  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • The Tank Brewing Co. Prost! Fest Bier, Miami, FL
  • Ayinger Brewery Celebrator Doppelbock, Bavaria, Germany
  • Regional Riesling
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
  • Beer Flight

Chestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen –  Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet®

Food

  • Cinnamon-glazed Almonds (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Cinnamon-glazed Cashews (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Cinnamon-glazed Pecans (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Fire-roasted Chestnuts (Gluten/wheat-friendly)

Beverages

  • Hot Cocoa (Nonalcoholic)
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (Nonalcoholic)
  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Hazel Nutty-Cracker Sweet Stout, Orlando, FL
  • Hot Cocoa with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Whipped Cream and Candied Nuts
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • Firenog: T.G. Lee Eggnog with Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

The Donut Box –  Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet®

Food

  • Croissant Donut with Cinnamon-Sugar
  • Holiday Yeast Donut with Vanilla Icing and Red and White Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Peppermint Donut
  • Eggnog and Cream-filled Donut with Cinnamon Icing and Crumbled Gingersnap Cookies
  • The Donut Box

Beverages

  • Gingerbread Milk Shake (Nonalcoholic)
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Gingerbread Stout, Tampa, FL
  • Gingerbread Milk Shake with Whipped Cream Vodka

Holiday Hearth Desserts – The Odyssey Pavilion

Food

  • Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth® Cookie
  • Snowball Cookies
  • Peppermint Bark (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Mouse Crunch made with M&M’s® chocolate candies
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse and Cranberry rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake
  • Gingerbread Cookie

Beverages

  • Hot Cocoa (Nonalcoholic)
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider (Nonalcoholic)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Winter Spiced Lager, St. Petersburg, FL
  • BrewDog Hoppy Christmas IPA, Columbus, OH
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout, Asheville, NC
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
  • Beer Flight

Holiday Sweets & Treats – Near Port of Entry

Beverages

  • Hot Cocoa (Nonalcoholic)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings® Peppermint CheerTM Tea (Nonalcoholic)
  • Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale, Breckenridge, CO
  • Playlinda Brewing Co. Coquito Beer, Titusville, FL
  • Brew Hug S’mores Porter, Lakeland, FL
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Alcoholic Cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur or Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings® Peppermint CheerTM Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Beer Flight

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen – Between Morocco and France Pavilions

Potato Latke and Pastrami on Rye

Food

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latke (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Potato Latkes (Gluten/wheat-friendly and plant-based)
  • Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Doughnuts
  • Black and White Cookie (Plant-based)

Beverages

  • Brooklyn Brewery Winter IPA, Brooklyn, NY
  • Frozen New York Whiskey Sour featuring Manifest Whiskey and Manischewitz Blackberry Wine

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen – Mexico Pavilion

Food

  • Giant Tostada de Barbacoa Beef on a Giant Tostada with Chipotle Black Bean Purée, Salsa Verde, Queso Cotija, Crema Mexicana and Pickled Onion (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Cochinita Pibil Tamal: Cochinita Pibil in Corn Masa topped with Pipián Sauce, Queso Cotija and Crema Mexicana (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Dulce de Leche Churros sprinkled with Cinnamon-Sugar

Beverages

  • Pomegranate Margarita: Ilegal Mezcal Joven, Black Currant Liqueur, Pomegranate and Ginger Juice with a Hibiscus Salt Rim
  • Horchata Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, Abasolo Corn Whiskey, Agua de Horchata and a hint of Cinnamon-infused Mezcal
  • Holiday Cerveza: Cielito Lindo Artisanal Mexican Beer blended for the holiday season

Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen – France Pavilion

Food

  • Napoleon de Saumon Fumé en Brioche: Smoked Salmon Napoleon with layers of Smoked Salmon, Dill Mousse and Crème Fraîche Mousse served in a Brioche
  • Rôti de Jambon Sauce Moutarde à l’ancienne, Pommes Dauphine: Roasted Ham with Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, Bacon, Mustard Sauce and Puff Potatoes
  • Macaron en Sucette, Ganache à la Menthe Poivrée et aux Chocolats Valrhona: Macaron Lollipop with Peppermint and Valrhona Chocolate Ganache

Beverages

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Grey Goose La Vanille Vodka, Vodka, Chocolate Milk and Whipped Cream
  • Côté Mas Syrah-Grenache, Sud de France
  • Spiced Pumpkin Punch: Rhum Clement VSOP Vieux Agricole, Spiced Pumpkin Purée and Oat Milk
  • Cranberry Mimosa: Pol Remy Sparkling Wine with Orange Juice and Cranberry Syrup

Mele Kalikimake – Near Port of Entry

Food

  • Kālua Pork with Okinawa Sweet Potatoes and Mango Salad
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, Salmon Roe, Yuzu-Mayonnaise and Yuca Chips (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Haupia: Hawaiian Coconut Pudding with Candied Macadamia Nuts and Coconut

Beverages

  • Kona Brewing Co. Big Wave Golden Ale, Kailua-Kona, HI
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Melon Breeze with Spiced Rum

Nochebuena Cocina – Near Port of Entry (New for 2022)

Food

  • ImpossibleTM Chorizo Tamale with Plant-based Cotija Cheese and Spicy Red Chile Sauce (Plant-based)
  • Pernil: Mojo Pork with Tostones and Ketchup-Mayonnaise
  • Alfajores: Vanilla Shortbread Cookie with Dulce de Leche and Coconut

Beverages

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Horchata Beer, Tampa, FL
  • Chair Ginger Mule featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen – China Pavilion

Food

  • Chicken Skewer with Creamy Peanut Sauce
  • Beef and Noodle Soup Bowl with Slow-braised Beef Shank, Green Onion and House-made Chili Oil
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls with Citrus Sauce

Beverages

  • Panda Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba (Nonalcoholic)
  • Lucky Foo Pale Ale
  • Kung Fu Master with Tito’s Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango, Orange Juice and Soda Water
  • Marco Boba with Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Whole Milk and Boba Pearls
  • The Lucky Mo and SKYY Infusions Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Piña Colada Mix, Orange Juice and Soda Water

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen – Japan Pavilion

Food

  • Sushi Tree: Sushi Roll with Krab Meat and Cream Cheese topped with Tempura, Ikura Salmon Roe and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in a Hot Dashi Soup with Yuzu, Shrimp Tempura, Kamaboko Fish Cake and Chopped Green Onion
  • Mochi Cake: Gooey Rice Cake made with Rice Flour and served with Hojicha Cream, Strawberry, Tangerine and Sweet Red Beans

Beverages

  • Ichigo Milk Boba: Cranberry and Yuzu Cream drink featuring Japanese Calpico Soft Drink and Popping Strawberry Boba Pearls (Nonalcholic)
  • Japanese Christmas Punch: Shōchū, Plum Wine, Cranberry and Lemon
  • Ozeki Saki Platinum: Junmai Daiginjo
  • Brew Hub Strawberry Lager, Lakeland, FL

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina – Morocco Pavilion

Food

  • Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli
    • Lamb Kefta (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
    • Chermoula Chicken (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
  • Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Chermoula and Zhoug Dip

Beverages

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Cranberry Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Woodchuck Winter Chill Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT
  • Ciderboys Mad Bark Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Fig Cocktail with Sparkling Wine, Fig Vodka and Cranberry Juice
  • Cider Flight

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen – Italy Pavilion

Food

  • Tortellini in Brodo: Five-Cheese Tortellini with House-made Aromatic Winter Truffle Broth and Chives
  • Salmone alla Siciliana: Cured Salmon Tartare, Sicilian Blood Orange, Pistachios and Basil
  • Panettone: Panettone Bread Pudding and Vanilla Cream

Beverages

  • Prosecco
  • Moscato
  • Banfi Rosa Regale
  • Italian Sangria – Red or White
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello
  • Peroni Pilsner

Yukon Holiday Kitchen – Canada Pavilion

Food

  • Seared Scallops with Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Beef Bourguignon with Crushed Potatoes
  • SNICKERS®-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS® bar pieces

Beverages

  • Frozen Coffee (Nonalcoholic)
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Peanut Butter Banana Porter, Tampa, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Maple Cookie Blonde Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Collective Arts Coffee Maple Porter, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Regional Icewine
  • Regional Red Wine
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whiskey
  • Beer Flight

Funnel Cake – Between the American Adventure Pavilion and Japan Pavilion

Food

  • Mini Funnel Cake topped with Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Whipped Cream and Crushed Peppermint

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company – Throughout EPCOT

Beverages

  • Horchata Cold Brew – A holly jolly blend Joffrey’s Shakin’ JamaicanTM Cold Brew and Horchata topped with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon

Refreshment Outpost – Between the China and Germany Pavilions 

Food

  • DOLE Whip Raspberry
  • Peanut Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Mustard Greens and Roasted Peanuts (Plant-based)

Beverages

  • UFO Beer Company Triple Berry Teleporter, Boston, MA
  • Stem Ciders Cocoa Caramel Hard Apple Cider, Denver, CO
  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Kansas City, MO

Refreshment Port – Showcase Plaza

Food

  • Coquito Soft-serve Waffle Cone
  • Turkey Poutine: French Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions
  • Boulevard Brewing Quirk Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Relish and Crispy Onions

Beverages

  • Pasek Cellars Cranberry Wine, Mount Vernon, WA
  • Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cocktail with Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka
  • Coquito Soft-serve topped with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Connections Café and Connections Eatery – World Celebration

Food

  • Holiday Sugar Cookie

Beverages

  • Coquito Milk Shake (Nonalcoholic)
  • Holiday Sangria: Chenin Blanc, Apple Brandy, White Cranberry Juice and Boba Pearls
  • Coquito Milk Shake with Bacardí Superior Rum

Activities

Cookies from the Holiday Cookie Stroll (Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog)

Holiday Cookie Stroll

Collect stamps in your festival passport as you enjoy any five of the featured cookies dishes below, and bring your completed passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats to get a complimentary cookie ! The featured cookies include:

  1. Alfajores – Vanilla Shortbread Cookie with Dulce de Leche and Coconut (Nochebuena Cocina)
  2. SNICKERS®-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS® Bar pieces (Yukon Holiday Kitchen)
  3. Black and White Cookie (Plant-based) (L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen)
  4. Chocolate Crinkle Cookie (American Holiday Table)
  5. Linzer Cookie (Bavaria Holiday Kitchen)
  6. Gingerbread Cookie (Holiday Hearth Desserts)
  7. M&M’s® Sugar Cookie (Sunshine Seasons)
  8. Sugar Cookie (Connections Café)

JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season

Watch the JOYFUL! ensemble perform Gospel, R&B, and holiday songs at World Showcase Plaza.  Performances take place at 1:15pm, 2:20pm, 3:25pm, and 4:30pm.

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt

Look for the holiday traditions that Olaf has gathered and lost around the World Showcase!  Maps and stickers for the scavenger hunt can be purchased at Port of Entry, Creations Shop, or World Traveler at International Gateway.  After finding all of the holiday traditions and marking the map with the stickers, redeem your completed map for a prize at Creations Shop or World Traveler at International Gateway.  

Storytellers Throughout the World Showcase

Las Posadas Celebration with Mariachi Cobre – Mexico Pavilion

  • Sundays through Thursdays at 11:05am, 12:05pm, 1:05pm, 2:45pm, 3:50pm, and 5:15pm

A Mischievous Magical Barn Santa – Norway Pavilion

  • Sundays through Saturdays at 11:35am, 12:35pm, 1:35pm, 2:35pm, 4:35pm, 5:35pm, 6:35pm, 6:35pm, and 7:10pm

La Befana, the Kind-hearted Witch – Italy Pavilion

  • Sundays through Saturdays at 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 2:40pm, 3:35pm, 4:20pm, 5:05pm, and 5:45pm

Santa Claus – The Odyssey Pavilion

  • Sundays through Saturdays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, and 6:30pm

Daruma Storyteller – Japan Pavilion

  • Sundays through Saturdays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, and 6:30pm

Hanukkah Storyteller – Between Morocco and France Pavilions

  • Sundays through Saturdays at 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:40pm, 1:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm, and 6:00pm

Père Noël – France Pavilion

  • Sundays through Saturdays at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:10pm, 12:50pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:30pm, and 5:15pm

Father Christmas – United Kingdom Pavilion

  • Sundays through Saturdays at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:40pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, and 6:45pm

Canadian Holiday Voyageurs – Canada Pavilion

  • Sundays through Saturdays at 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:40pm, 3:05pm, 4:10pm, 4:55pm, and 6:10pm

Candlelight Processional

Listen to the story of Christmas with celebrity narrators, a 50-piece orchestra, and full choir at America Gardens Theatre.  Performances take place at 5:15pm, 7:00pm, and 8:30pm.  The remaining narrators for the 2022 Candlelight Processional are:

  • November 30 and December 1 – Raul Esparza
  • December 2 and December 3 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • December 4 through December 6 – Isabella Rossellini
  • December 7 through December 9 – Daymond John
  • December 10 through December 12 – Josh Gad
  • December 13 and December 14 – Gloria Estefan
  • December 15 through December 18 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • December 19 and December 20 – Mariska Hargitay
  • December 21 through December 23 – Cal Ripken Jr.
  • December 24 through December 26 – Marie Osmond
  • December 27 and December 28 – Courtney Vance
  • December 29 and December 30 – Angela Bassett

Helpful Tips for the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

  • Check out the holiday kitchen menus in advance to plan your trip around the World Showcase.  This way, you can prioritize the dishes you would like to try, so you don’t fill up too quickly!
  • If you don’t feel like carrying around the festival passport, you can also find a digital version of the festival guide in the My Disney Experience app.  
  • Some of the items are marked as plant-based or gluten/wheat-friendly on the menus.  However, if you have other dietary concerns, speak to a cast member before placing your order.  
  • Bring your own bottle of water or a reusable bottle that you can fill at locations like Connections Eatery.  The Holiday Kitchens sell bottled water, but most if not all are unable to provide the free cups of ice water you typically find at quick service dining locations.  
  • Holiday Hearth Desserts is located in the Odyssey, so it’s a nice indoor spot for warmer days.  There are also tables and chairs, which make for much more comfortable dining spots than the traditional EPCOT trash can.  
  • For the Holiday Cookie Stroll, you do not need to get one of each cookie to get your completer cookie.  You can purchase more than one of the same cookie, and it will still qualify as another stamp on your passport. 
  • If you are doing the Cookie Stroll solo or you simply have lots of dishes you would like to try, bring a container to save your cookies for later.  It’s always fun to have some extra treats when you go home! 
  • The Candlelight Processional is a holiday tradition for many families, and seats can fill up.  With more popular celebrity narrators, you may need to line up early for a seat.  For a guaranteed seat to a performance, you can reserve a Candlelight Processional Dining Package that includes lunch or dinner at a select EPCOT restaurant and a guaranteed seat at American Gardens Theatre for each person on the dining reservation.

It’s not too late to plan your trip for the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays!  Check out some great Confirmed Reservations from the DVC Rental Store.

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