Celebrity Narrators Return to Candlelight Processional Plus EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
EPCOT is the place to be from November 26 through December 30th for holiday traditions that include choirs singing, chestnuts roasting, kitchens cooking, cookies baking or gifts unwrapping.
The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth features cherished cultural traditions, savory seasonal flavors and costumed storytellers from the 11 World Showcase nations. And, during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration" (the 18-month celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort) guests will discover incredible EARidescence and countless ways to make new memories with family and friends, making this holiday season extra special.
The beloved “Candlelight Processional” is coming back, a Disney Parks tradition dating back to 1958 at Disneyland park. This heartwarming production at America Gardens Theatre features the Voices of Liberty and a choir of Disney cast members, a live orchestra, and celebrity narrators retelling the traditional Christmas story. This year’s celebrity narrators will include Chita Rivera, Jodi Benson, Alton Fitzgerald White, Lisa Ling, Steven Curtis Chapman, Blair Underwood and Pat Sajak with more celebrities being added soon. Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are also returning, and can be booked online beginning October 26th.
During the festival, holiday traditions of the world come to life around World Showcase, such as:
The Holiday Kitchens around EPCOT Park will cook up treasured recipes from around the globe – from slow-roasted turkey and holiday pot pie to pumpkin gingerbread cheesecake and peppermint sundaes. hestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen, a new kitchen, will dish out fire-roasted chestnuts and cinnamon-glazed almonds and cashews, filling the air with delightful aromas.
Guests of all ages will enjoy sweet treats during the popular Holiday Cookie Stroll. Purchase any five cookies – such as the delicious SNICKERS®-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS® Bars or the tasty Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE® Dark Chocolate – from any of the official Cookie Stroll locations featured in the Festival Passport and collect a matching stamp. Once guests have collected all five stamps, they can bring their passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats to receive a specialty cookie!
Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt is another fun family activity for guests of all ages. Search for holiday traditions Olaf has gathered from around the world – and lost along the way! Guests can purchase the map and stickers from select festival merchandise locations while supplies last.
And, what’s a holiday season without gifts? From designer fragrances to handmade confectionary treats to festive holiday wines and teas from around the world, it’s easy to find gifts for everyone on the list – including commemorative festival merchandise featuring Olaf!
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date. Click here to request a complimentary Walt Disney World resort quote or you can contact a Simply Perfect Vacations agent for more details!
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