More experiences revealed for EPCOT International Holiday Festival!


Happy Holidays, Disney fans! While we may not have celebrated Thanksgiving yet, for Disney, the Christmas holidays have already started. A Walt Disney World Resort park is gearing up for a very special vacation this year. That’s right, the EPCOT International Holiday Festival will start soon, and Disney is revealing other experiences that may accompany the festival.

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Unlike Magic Kingdom’s Very Merriest After Hours, the EPCOT International Holiday Festival (November 26 – December 30) is included with one valid theme park entry! That means it’s time to put on those Mickey Ears or Santa Hats and celebrate the holidays the unique EPCOT way.

Previously, Disney had announced that EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional would make a comeback after a year off due to COVID-19. The full list of celebrity storytellers was shared, which we covered, noting that fan favorite Neil Patrick Harris is missing from the list.

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EPCOT candlelight procession
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Disney also announced however that “JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season” will be making a return this year to the Showcase Plaza stage. The Showcase Plaza stage is not to be missed as it is located at the main entrance of the World Showcase portion of the park, where guests decide whether to go left to Mexico or right to Canada. Disney has promised an energetic “moving and uplifting performance of music celebrating Christmas and Kwanzaa”.

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Confirming what we’ve shared previously, the World Showcase Holiday storytellers are making a comeback! You can also enjoy musical performances and other artists throughout Disney Park. For example, the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs and their musical memorabilia across the Great White North will provide entertainment, as well as Chinese Lion Dance, La Befana in Italy, Santa Claus in France, and more.

Of course, the Merry Santa himself will be available at the EPCOT Festival from November 26 to December 24 in The American Adventure Pavilion. Disney notes that you can “step in and tell him your dearest wish for Christmas.”

Santa and Mrs Christmas
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Let’s not forget that EPCOT has a long list of delicious holiday cuisines packed with holiday sweets that are all part of EPCOT’s holiday tradition. Plus, who else can’t wait to experience this year’s Holiday Cookie Walk?

Planning to visit the EPCOT International Holiday Festival? We will meet over there !


Darcy J. Skinner