Guide to 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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The holidays are approaching quickly and it’s truly the most magical time of the year at the Walt Disney World Resort. At EPCOT, it’s a time to explore holiday traditions! This is your complete guide to the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays!

This year, the festival starts on November 25, 2022, and runs through December 30, 2022. There is so much holiday fun waiting for you at the festival! Check out all of the details!

Holiday Kitchens

Enjoy the flavors of the holiday season with your choice of a variety of food and beverages at the Holiday Kitchens available throughout EPCOT. You are sure to find something for everyone’s palate, with the full menus available here.

Here is the list of Holiday Kitchens this year:

  • American Holiday Table – American Adventure Pavilion
  • Bavaria Holiday Kitchen – Germany Pavilion
  • Chestnuts & Good cheer Holiday Kitchen – Near Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
  • The Donut Box – Near Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
  • Holiday Hearth Desserts – The Odyssey Pavilion
  • Holiday Sweets & Treats – Near Port of Entry
  • L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen – Between Morocco and France Pavilions
  • Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen – Mexico Pavilion
  • Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen – France Pavilion
  • Mele Kalikimaka – Near Port of Entry
  • Nochebuena Cocina – Near Port of Entry (New!)
  • Shanghai Holiday Kitchen – China Pavilion
  • Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen – Japan Pavilion
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina – Morocco Pavilion
  • Tuscany Holiday Kitchen – Italy Pavilion
  • Yukon Holiday Kitchen – Canada Pavilion

Check out these additional locations to enjoy even more holiday treats.

  • Funnel Cake – American Adventure Pavilion
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company – Throughout EPCOT
  • Refreshment Outpost – Between the China and Germany Pavilions
  • Refreshment Port – Showcase Plaza

Candlelight Processional

Each night in the World Showcase, join a celebrity narrator as they retell the story of Christmas. The biblical tale is combined with beautiful songs of the season performed by a full orchestra and choir.

The performances take place nightly at 5:15 pm, 7:00 pm, and 8:30 pm at the American Gardens Theatre.

Recently, the 2022 Schedule of celebrity narrators was announced.

Candlelight Processional Narrators

The following celebrities will share their voices for these performances:

  • Simu Liu
    November 25 and 26, 2022
  • Edward James Olmos
    November 27 through 29, 2022
  • Raul Esparza
    November 30 and December 1, 2022
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    December 2 and December 3, 2022
  • Isabella Rossellini
    December 4 through December 6, 2022
  • Daymond John
    December 7 and December 9, 2022
  • Josh Gad
    December 10 through December 12, 2022
  • Gloria Estefan
    December 13 and December 14, 2022
  • Neil Patrick Harris
    December 15 through December 18, 2022
  • Mariska Hargitay
    December 19 and December 20, 2022
  • Cal Ripken Jr.
    December 21 through December 23, 2022
  • Marie Osmond
    December 24 through December 26, 2022
  • Courtney Vance
    December 27 and December 28, 2022
  • Angela Bassett
    December 29 and December 30, 2022

This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages

If you would like to have a guaranteed viewing of one of these performances, there are dining packages available for purchase at your choice of several restaurants in EPCOT.

Each dining package includes the following:

  • An appetizer, entrée, and dessert or one full buffet, along with a non-alcoholic beverage
  • One (1) guaranteed seat per person to a Candlelight Processional performance held on the same day

Check out the participating restaurants and dining package prices. These prices do not include tax or gratuity. Most of these restaurants are now available to book, up to 60 days prior. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Adult

(age 10 and up)

Child

(age 3 to 9)

Biergarten Restaurant

Germany Pavilion

$65.00 $37.00
Coral Reef Restaurant

The Living Seas

$74.00 $30.00
Garden Grill Restaurant

The Land Pavilion

$71.00 $46.00
Le Cellier Steakhouse

Canada Pavilion

$100.00 $39.00
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue

(Same-day dining packages only)

American Adventure Pavilion

$40.00
Rose & Crown Dining Room

United Kingdom Pavilion

$64.00 $28.00
Spice Road Table

(same-day dining packages only)

Morocco Pavilion

$52.00 $23.00

Fun for the Whole Family

Holiday Cookie Stroll

As you stroll through the World Showcase, be sure to get a taste of some sweet treats during the Holiday Cookie Stroll!

When you purchase 5 cookies from any of the cookie stroll locations featured in the Festival Passport, you will receive a stamp. Once you collect all 5 stamps, bring the Passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats for a specialty treat!

This is a fun activity for guests of all ages and can be done over time, when the festival begins until December 30, 2022.

The menu item and locations are as follows:

  • Nochebuena Cocina: Alfajores – Vanilla Shortbread Cookie with Dulce de Leche and Coconut
  • Yukon Holiday Kitchen: SNICKERS®-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS® Bar pieces
  • L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen: Black and White Cookie (plant-based)
  • American Holiday Table: Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
  • Bavaria Holiday Kitchen: Linzer Cookie
  • Holiday Hearth Desserts: Gingerbread Cookie
  • Sunshine Seasons: M&M’s® Sugar Cookie
  • Connections Café: Sugar Cookie

 

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt

Help everyone’s favorite snowman gather some holiday traditions as you enjoy this scavenger hunt through the World Showcase. Purchase your map with stickers from select Festival merchandise locations. Then, use the stickers on the map to mark the tradition Olaf has found in each pavilion. Then, be sure to bring your map to Creations or World Traveler at International Gateway to redeem your special holiday keepsake.

Maps can be purchased at the following locations for $9.99 plus tax.

  • Creations Shop
  • Port of Entry
  • World Traveler at International Gateway

JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season

Head to the World Showcase Plaza to listen to a beautiful performance of Gospel, R&B, and holiday songs performed by the JOYFUL! Ensemble.

Performances begin at 2:40 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:50 pm, and 6:10 pm daily.

Storytellers

Las Posadas Celebration – Mexico Pavilion

Come to Mexico and celebrate La Navidad! Celebrate the traditions of Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.

Performances are as follows:

  • Sundays through Thursdays
  • 11:05 AM, 12:05 PM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 4:10 PM and 5:15 PM

Each show is 25 minutes long.

A Mischievous Magical Barn Santa – Norway Pavilion

Come to Norway and listen to Sigrid, the Christmas storyteller. You are sure to enjoy some laughs and mischief as a Barn Santa visits!

Performances are as follows:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:35 AM, 12:35 PM, 1:35 PM, 2:35PM, 4:35PM, 5:35 PM, 6:35 PM and 7:10 PM

Each show is 15 minutes long.

Chinese Lion Dancer – China Pavilion

Come watch this colorful performance, known for bringing good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.

Performances are as follows:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • Noon, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM

Each show is 15 minutes long.

La Befana – Italy Pavilion

La Befana is a kind-hearted witch who comes to visit sleeping children on the Eve of the Epiphany. Come and listen to her story!

Performances are as follows:

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

Each show is 15 minutes long.

Santa Claus – The Odyssey Pavilion

Santa Claus is ready to hear all about your Christmas wishes! Meet him from the beginning of the festival until December 24. It’s sure to bring extra joy to your holiday season!

Performances are as follows:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM

Each performance is 60 minutes long.

Daruma Storyteller – Japan Pavilion

Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year!

Performance Details:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:20 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:40 PM, 3:20 PM, 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:50 PM and 6:35 PM

Each show is 15 minutes long.

Hanukkah Storyteller – Between Morocco and France Pavilions

Along the World Showcase promenade, there is an entertaining celebration of Hanukkah. A storyteller shares experiences of traveling abroad to explore the music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world.

Performances are as follows:

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

Each show is 15 minutes long.

Père Noël – France Pavilion

Listen as Père Noël reads you a letter from a child and helps you rediscover the magic of Christmas.

Performances are as follows:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:10 PM, 12:50 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:30 PM and 5:15 PM

Each show is 15 minutes long.

Father Christmas – United Kingdom Pavilion

Come and visit Father Christmas as he rings in the season, sharing the holiday traditions of the United Kingdom.

Performances are as follows:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
  • 15-minute performances

Each show is 15 minutes long.

Canadian Holiday Voyageurs – Canada Pavilion

Join the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs on a musical tour of the Great White North as you explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada.

Performances are as follows:

  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM, 3:25 PM, 4:30 PM and 6:35 PM

Each show is 20 minutes long.

Holiday Shopping and Festival Mementos

Throughout EPCOT, guests can shop for Holiday gifts and festival merchandise. There will be themed merchandise available for purchase, as well as a variety of great gift options. Stay tuned for more details as they become available!

The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is back with all of the holiday magic this year! Are you ready to explore the world?

 

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