The EPCOT International Holiday Festival will be back for 2021


Disney World fans have been eagerly awaiting to see what festivities the theme parks will host this holiday season. Well, we now know that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party isn’t coming back for 2021; however, a new Disney After Hours event will debut called Disney Very Merriest After Hours. You can read more about it here.

Additionally, EPCOT will bring back one of its most popular events – EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays! Here’s everything we know so far about the 2021 event.

Related: Holiday Season Events at Walt Disney World

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The Disney Parks Blog announced that the festival will start at the end of November and run until the end of December:

Where can you enjoy traditions from around the world, with inspiring music, tasty treats and family experiences? If you guessed EPCOT…… you are right! The EPCOT International Holiday Festival will be back this year, from November 26 to December 30, with holiday kitchens around the park, Voices of Liberty performances, guest favorite Cookie Stroll and more!

Additionally, the official Walt Disney World website has been updated to reflect the new information for 2021.

Join us in celebrating the holidays around the world at this lively seasonal festival at Epcot from November 26 through December 30, 2021. Check back later for festival updates.

Experience a festival like no other, showcasing the happy holiday traditions of our 11 World Showcase nations. Epcot International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth immerses you in the wonderful sights, sounds and flavors of the season, celebrated by cultures near and far.

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Related: See How Disney World Turns From Halloween To Christmas In 7 Hours!

Inside the Magic will continue to keep you updated as we receive more information regarding the 2021 EPCOT International Holiday Festival.

If you want to visit Disney World in 2021 to celebrate, be sure to start planning your magical vacation today. Our friends at Academy Travel can help you every step of the way. Get started by clicking here!


Darcy J. Skinner

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