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Holidays Around the World to transform into Epcot International Festival of the Holidays this November

by Brittani Tuttle
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Epcot’s Holidays Around the World will transform into Epcot International Festival of the Holidays this winter.

Experience a festival like never before, as Epcot’s Holidays Around the World transforms into Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, starting Nov. 19.

Running until Dec. 30, this festival will showcase the holiday traditions of the 11 World Showcase nations. The festival will include the traditional Candlelight Processional, seasonal food and beverage offerings at the Holiday Kitchens, fun family activities and costumed performers as they bring their long-held traditions to life.

This year will include a scavenger hunt called “Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree,” where guests can help the chipmunks find ornaments for their Christmas tree. Maps can be purchased at select merchandise locations like Pin Central and World Traveler for $6.99 plus tax.

Guests can get a taste of the holidays around the world with marketplaces that celebrate different nations. Some of these marketplaces include:

  • Mexico – Indulge in carnitas tacos and horchata margaritas while mariachi dancers entertain and delight
  • Holiday Sweets and Treats – This kiosk will be stocked with all the holiday sweets you can handle at the Showcase Plaza
  • American Holiday Table – Roast turkey and pork tenderloin are just two of the options in this classic American kiosk
  • Feast of Three Kings – Enjoy food and drink from the Caribbean at this kiosk inspired by the story of the Magi and learn about Three Kings’ Day, El Día De Los Reyes Magos

Another holiday staple during the festival is the Candlelight Processional. Guests can hear the story of Christmas as it is told by a celebrity narrator and with musical accompaniment by a 50-piece orchestra and choir.

Some of the celebrity narrators for this season include Matt Bomer, Whoopi Goldberg, Warwick Davis, Neil Patrick Harris and more. The Processional will be held from Nov. 24 through Dec. 30, at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. in the America Gardens Theater. Dining packages for the Candlelight Processional are available, and you can book them here.

More additions to the festival will be announced as the holiday season approaches. For more information, visit DisneyWorld.com.

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