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9 Merry Should-Dos at 2023’s EPCOT Worldwide Pageant of the Holidays


We’re persevering with our vacation enjoyable on the Disney Parks Weblog this week with a particular have a look at some can’t-miss experiences on the EPCOT Worldwide Pageant of the Holidays offered by AdventHealth.

As it’s possible you’ll know, this widespread EPCOT competition is a celebration of the vacations like none different – filled with dazzling dwell leisure like the favored Candlelight Processional and Vacation Storytellers together with scrumptious seasonal treats, family-friendly actions and extra. 

 In the present day, we’ve bought 9 widespread issues it is advisable to do earlier than the festivities finish on Dec. 30.

Chior members in the EPCOT Candlelight Processional during the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays

Candlelight Processional is Disney Parks Custom

Our first must-do is the visitor favourite EPCOT Candlelight Processional – assured to get you within the vacation spirit. This particular retelling of the Christmas story by superstar narrators options an incredible choir of Disney forged members and local people teams and a 50-piece dwell orchestra with herald trumpets. 

Right here’s an up to date checklist of superstar narrators performing now by to the top of the competition:

  • Brendan Fraser (NEW): Dec. 12-14
  • Eva Longoria (NEW): Dec. 15-16
  • Joey McIntyre (NEW): Dec. 17-18
  • Sterling Ok. Brown (NEW): Dec. 19-20
  • Jordan Fisher (NEW): Dec. 21-23
  • Steven Curtis Chapman: Dec. 24-26
  • Audra McDonald (NEW): Dec. 27-28
  • Lisa Ling: Dec. 29-30*

Discover the variety of NEW superstar narrators you may nonetheless get pleasure from within the coming weeks. Performances are nightly at America Gardens Theatre at EPCOT with showtimes at 5:15, 7 and eight:30 p.m.

Spaceship Earth Shines Vibrant for the Holidays

When the solar units, the long-lasting Spaceship Earth attraction is a glowing must-see through the EPCOT Worldwide Pageant of the Holidays. The colourful lights will be loved each evening and the show is accompanied by the Disney100 anthem, an unique model of “When You Want Upon a Star.”

Vacation Kitchens Cook dinner Up Festive Recipes, Drinks

If you happen to caught our earlier Disney Eats Foodie Information to the Pageant, then you understand there are treats too good to overlook at greater than 15 Vacation Kitchens this 12 months. We’re cooking up recipes and festive drinks from world wide, together with favorites just like the Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl and Sluggish Roasted Turkey in addition to Spiced Pumpkin Punch and Cranberry Mimosas.    

Nicole’s Foodie Information masterfully highlights all the Vacation Kitchens!

Holiday Sugar Cookie from the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays

One-of-a-Variety Vacation Cookie Stroll at EPCOT

The Vacation Cookie Stroll is one other must-do competition expertise that includes pleasant cookies from the Vacation Kitchens. Cookies embrace:

  • Linzer Cookie
  • Gingerbread Cookie
  • Black and White Cookie (Plant-based)
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie made with SNICKERS bar items
  • Spiced Chocolate Cookie
  • Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
  • Vacation Sugar Cookie
  • Jingle Sugar Cookie made with M&M’S chocolate candies

And on the Vacation Cookie Stroll, once you buy any 5 cookies from the official areas and gather matching stamps of their Pageant Passport, you may convey it to Vacation Sweets & Treats to obtain a specialty cookie.

Visit Santa Claus at EPCOT Until Dec. 24 at EPCOT during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Go to Santa Claus at EPCOT Till Dec. 24

On the Odyssey Pavilion at EPCOT through the competition, it’s also possible to go to Santa Claus to say hey, pose for a photograph and share a Christmas want. 

The basic custom of pictures with Santa begins every day at 11 a.m. and will also be skilled at 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5 and 6:30 p.m. now by Dec. 24. 

Holiday Storytellers during the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays

Vacation Storytellers Share Traditions from Round World

Whereas exploring World Showcase at EPCOT, there’s additionally a sleigh filled with merry Vacation Storytellers to get pleasure from as they share every nation’s vacation traditions. Right here’s the checklist:

  • Mexico Pavilion – Las Posadas Celebration: Sunday by Thursday
    • Be a part of the enjoyable of Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.
  • Norway Pavilion – A Mischievous Magical Barn Santa: Day by day
    • Have fun the season with laughter as a mischievous Barn Santa visits Sigrid, an unsuspecting Christmas storyteller.
  • China Pavilion – Chinese language Lion Dancer: Day by day
    • Catch a glimpse of a colourful efficiency that brings luck and happiness within the Lunar New Yr.
  • Italy Pavilion – La Befana: Day by day
    • Come hear the story of La Befana, the sort hearted witch who visits sleeping younger youngsters on the Eve of the Epiphany.
  • Japan Pavilion – Daruma Storyteller: Day by day
    • Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Yr!
  • Between the Morocco and France Pavilions – Hanukkah Storyteller: Day by day
    • Witness a storyteller recount touring overseas to discover the varied music and traditions of Hanukkah world wide.
  • France Pavilion – Pere Noel: Day by day
    • Go to with Père Noël and rediscover the magic of Christmas by the letter of a pleasant baby.
  • United Kingdom Pavilion – Father Christmas: Day by day
    • Be a part of Father Christmas as he rings within the season, sharing the traditions of the UK with good cheer.
  • Canada Pavilion – Canadian Vacation Voyageurs: Day by day
    • Discover vacation customs from the varied areas of Canada on a musical tour of the Nice White North with the Canadian Vacation Voyageurs.
Watch JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season Vacation Music

Throughout the competition, you additionally don’t need to miss an uplifting efficiency of music in celebration of Christmas and Kwanzaa with JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season. 

Performances are day by day (1:15, 2:20, 3:25 and 4:30 p.m.) on the World Showcase Plaza Stage.

Living with the Land decorated for the holidays at EPCOT

Disney Attraction Sparkles with Vacation Decorations

Have you ever seen the must-see vacation lights glowing at Residing with the Land – Glimmering Greenhouses particularly for the EPCOT Worldwide Pageant of the Vacation?

You possibly can have a good time probably the most bountiful time of the 12 months with a particular journey by the greenhouses embellished for the season whereas seeing how Walt Disney World horticulturalists are utilizing modern methods and cross-breeding crops to assist feed a rising planet.

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt

Olaf’s Vacation Custom Expedition Scavenger Hunt

Everybody also needs to do this 12 months’s Olaf’s Vacation Custom Expedition Scavenger Hunt! Every journey begins with the acquisition of a map and stickers, out there at varied competition merchandise areas, which lead you on a pleasant quest for traditions that Olaf has found in each pavilion.

Disney Photopass Magic Shot with Sven and Olaf offered during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Pageant-Unique Magic Photographs from Disney PhotoPass Service

And whether or not it’s Olaf and Sven or The Three Caballeros, there are a number of completely different Disney PhotoPass Magic Photographs that add a memorable Disney contact to your pictures solely for the competition.  

There’s rather more to expertise at this 12 months’s EPCOT Worldwide Pageant of the Holidays offered by AdventHealth. To get pleasure from all of it, you’ll want a legitimate park admission and a park reservation for EPCOT on the identical date. Occasions and leisure are topic to alter with out discover.

For extra vacation tales like this, go to our Every thing Holidays part right here on the Disney Parks Weblog.