2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Overview

Festival of the Holidays

The holiday season is a magical time to visit Walt Disney World, and the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is one of the main reasons why. This annual event is a celebration of seasonal traditions from around the globe, featuring festive decorations, heartwarming performances, and delicious food.

2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Dates

First Day

November 24th, 2023

Last Day

December 30th, 2023

Key Highlights

Let’s explore the key highlights of this year’s festival.

Holiday Kitchens

Holiday Kitchens

One of the festival’s major attractions is the Holiday Kitchens. These are special food stalls set up around the World Showcase, each representing a different country and offering traditional holiday dishes from that culture. The selection is always diverse and exciting, ranging from hearty German specialties at the Bavaria Kitchen to sweet Canadian treats at the Yukon Kitchen.

Candlelight Processional

Holiday Entertainment & Dining Packages

Music and performances are at the heart of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. In 2023, the festival will feature a variety of entertainment options designed to spread holiday cheer.

One highlight is the return of the Candlelight Processional, a beloved tradition where a celebrity narrator tells the story of Christmas accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir. The Voices of Liberty will also perform at the American Gardens Theatre, presenting an a cappella holiday concert that is sure to inspire and delight.

Santa Greeting

Holiday Storytellers & Santa Greeting

One of the most cherished aspects of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is the opportunity to learn about various holiday traditions through storytelling. Each country’s pavilion features a storyteller who shares their nation’s holiday customs and folklore.

And of course, no holiday festival would be complete without a visit from Santa Claus. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet Santa in a festive setting, making for a picture-perfect holiday memory.

The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays promises to be a vibrant celebration of global traditions, filled with delicious food, captivating performances, and heartwarming stories. It’s an event that truly captures the spirit of the season, creating magical holiday memories for all who attend.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

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.

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