Every year, EPCOT hosts its International Festival of the Holidays. This celebration runs from late November through the end of December and features holiday traditions from around the world, vibrant entertainment, and delectable cuisine.
For 2023, the festival is set to be even more magical with an array of entertainment and dining packages designed to take your holiday experience to the next level. Let’s explore what’s onstage at EPCOT!
Entertainment & Dining Packages Overview
One of special festivities of the event is it’s world-class entertainment, and 2023 promises a diverse lineup of performances that reflect the global spirit of EPCOT.
Holiday Storytellers & Santa Greeting
The Holiday Storytellers are a beloved tradition at EPCOT. Performers from various countries share their culture’s unique holiday traditions and stories. This year, Disney is offering a special package that guarantees seating for these performances, so you won’t miss a moment of these fascinating tales.
Days of Week
Sunday through Thursday
11:05am, 11:55am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:50pm, 4:55pm
Las Posadas Celebration
¡Feliz Navidad! Join the fun and pageantry of Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.
Stop by for a photo with jolly Santa Claus—also known as St. Nick, Père Noël and Father Christmas around the world!
JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season
Immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Christmas and Kwanzaa with the heartwarming Gospel, R&B, and holiday melodies performed by the JOYFUL! ensemble.
Location: World Showcase Plaza
Show Times: 1:15 PM, 2:20 PM, 3:25 PM and 4:30 PM
The Candlelight Processional is a must-see event, featuring celebrity narrators telling the biblical story of Christmas, accompanied by a choir and a 50-piece orchestra. In 2023, there will be a premium package available that not only provides priority seating for the show but also includes a chance to meet the celebrity narrator of the day.
November Celebrity NarratorsDecember Celebrity Narrators
These packages combine a delicious meal at one of EPCOT’s restaurants with guaranteed seating for the Candlelight Processional. Choose from a variety of dining options, including family-friendly buffets, casual eateries, and fine dining establishments.
Enjoy guaranteed seats to a Candlelight Processional performance later that day
To check availability for same-day dining packages, visit Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue during the Festival. Packages are subject to availability and may not be available on peak dates.
As of October 17, 2023, reservations are available for dining packages. Check availability online—and secure your spot for this limited-time dining experience. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays promises to be a celebration like no other, filled with incredible entertainment and mouthwatering cuisine. Whether you’re a Disney veteran or visiting for the first time, these entertainment and dining packages offer a way to create unforgettable holiday memories.
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Rachel Van Norman
Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.