Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays 2020 is a global celebration of the Holiday Season.
The dates for the 2020 Festival are November 27th – December 30, 2020.
Celebrate ‘holidays around the world’ during this spirited seasonal festival at Epcot. Discover a festival featuring the joyous holiday traditions of the 11 World Showcase nations. Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays surrounds you in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season as celebrated by cultures near and far.
Festival highlights include:
- Holiday Kitchens around World Showcase promenade with favorites like American Holiday Table, featuring Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, and Bavaria Holiday Kitchen with dishes like Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl.
- The returning group, JOYFUL!, present a journey through R&B, Gospel, contemporary and traditional Christmas and holiday music inside World Showcase.
- Voices of Liberty with their incredible 8-part harmonies on the America Gardens Theatre stage for a special concert of favorite carols and songs of the season.
Insider Tip: For many years, Epcot’s celebration of the holiday season was known as Holidays Around the World. Epcot has re-themed all its reoccurring annual events as ‘Festivals’ now: Festival of the Arts, International Flower and Garden Festival, International Food and Wine Festival, Festival of the Holidays.
Indulge in the flavors of the season with scrumptious bites, decadent desserts and merry libations at this year’s festive winter celebration.
This year, the Holiday Kitchens can once again be found around World Showcase. These kitchens offer tastes of the holidays representing seasonal traditions around the world.
The full list of year’s Holiday Kitchen lineup is as follows:
American Holiday Table (American Adventure)
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany)
Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza)
Festival Favorites (World Showplace)
Holiday Hearth (World Showplace)
Holiday Sweets & Treats (Promenade Refreshments)
Kit Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada)
L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (Between Morocco and France)
Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France)
Mele Kalikimaka (Showcase Plaza)
Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico)
Prost! (World Showplace)
Sapphire Holiday Kitchen (Morocco)
Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China)
Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan)
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy)
The Holiday Kitchens are open daily November 27th to December 30, 2020 from 11:00am to 9:00pm.
Epcot has a sweet event going on for the holidays: The Holiday Cookie Stroll
It’s a “Cookie Challenge” for guests. The cookies are $2.50 each.
Guests are invited to stroll around the World Showcase and taste five different holiday cookies.
Guests receive a coordinating stamp in their International Festival of the Holidays Passport for each cookie sampled. Once the cookie challenge is completed, the guest receives a free “completer” Minnie holiday cookie.
The cookies included in the Holiday Cookie Stroll are:
- Bavaria Holiday Kitchen: Linzer Cookie
- American Holiday Table: Gingerbread Cookie
- Yukon Holiday Kitchen: Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
- Feast of the Three Kings: Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
- L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen: Black and White Cookie
Completer Cookie: Complimentary Minnie Peppermint Sugar Cookie at the Holiday Sweets & Treats location.
Guests can share the holiday cookies with their family and friends while strolling or they can complete the holiday cookie stroll over several visits.
Holiday Cookie photos:
Which cookies do you want to try???
The Holiday Cookie Stroll is part of Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays and runs November 27th through December 30th.
Tidings of Joy and Cheer
‘Tis the season – Santa will be making appearances again this year at Epcot, but socially distanced!
He’ll be making frequent rides around the World Showcase in a horse drawn carriage similar to what Queen Elsa and Anna are doing now.
Feast at American Holiday Table
Enjoy a seasonal salute – dig into traditional dishes reminiscent of grandma’s cooking at the American Adventure.
Specialty Food Items
Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce
Hand-carved Smoked Ham with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole
Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Whisky-caramel Sauce
Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
81Bay Brewing Company Cinnamon Cranberry Orange Wheat Ale, Tampa, FL
Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Porter, Titusville, FL
Holiday Beer Flight
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