Photos: Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays

Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays 2018 in Photos

There is no shortage of ways to celebrate the holiday season at Disney World, and each park–including Epcot–has its own offerings for you to enjoy. Recently, Disney invited us to experience the magic of Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays. Running from now through December 30, 2018, this festival is similar to the popular Food & Wine Festival, offering specialty food and drinks along with seasonal entertainment.

If you have a chance to visit Epcot this season, here’s the best of the fest that you’ll want to be sure and try!

First off, make sure you pick up your Festival passport to find all the special seasonal food and shows available.

Epcot's Festival of the Holidays 2018 event map

There are so many delicious food and drinks to try. We loved this slow roasted turkey and stuffing. Served with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, it’s the best of Thanksgiving dinner in small plate form. Find it at American Holiday Table in the America Pavilion.

Another standout is the Holiday Cookie Stroll. Walk the World Showcase and collect five different cookies along the way. Once you’ve gotten them all, return for your complimentary Mickey-shaped “completer cookie”.

And if you’re interested in a unique holiday drink, try the Egg Cream. With no actual egg, it’s more like chocolate milk and bubbly seltzer combined into a fizzy creamy drink.

Another must-see holiday favorite is the talented a cappella group, Voices of Liberty, who perform holiday classics as Dickens Carolers. Find them in the America Pavilion for a truly incredible and emotional performance.

Throughout the World Showcase, you’ll get a taste of holiday traditions from countries all around the world. And you can always catch Disney’s quintessential holiday show, the Candlelight Processional.

Hanukkah Storyteller performance
Candlelight Processional. Image credit: Kristen Manieri

Stop by Epcot this month to soak up the magic of this special holiday festival while you enjoy Orlando’s fabulous “winter” weather. It’s sure to put you in a festive mood!

Disclosure: This experience was provided by Walt Disney World at no cost to the writer. All images by Serena Lyn unless otherwise noted.


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