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Holidays Around the World at Epcot

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Ring in the season as World Showcase comes alive with holiday traditions from around the globe. 

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An International Yuletide Extravaganza

Experience a world of cheer with unique entertainment celebrating the spirit of the season.

Share in the sights and sounds of some of the world’s greatest holiday festivities during Holidays Around the World at Epcot. Amid joyful music and seasonal food favorites, time-honored traditions come alive as costumed performers share their country’s holiday heritage throughout World Showcase.

Although subject to change, holiday festivities may include:

  • American Adventure
    Meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, celebrate the traditions of Hanukkah and discover the spirit of Kwanzaa.
  • Canada
    Follow the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs on a musical tour as you explore seasonal customs of the Great White North.
  • China
    Watch the agile Monkey King weave his tall tale with twists and turns celebrating Chinese New Year.
  • France
    Discover the magic of Père Noël and the joy of the season through a Christmas letter from a child.
  • Germany
    Listen as Helga tells the story of the first Christmas tree and the tale of her first Nutcracker.
  • Italy
    Meet the kind-hearted witch La Befana who arrives on the eve of the Epiphany to grant gifts to good children.
  • Japan
    Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year.
  • Mexico
    Celebrate with Los Tres Reyes Magos, the Three Kings, as they tell of their journey to the Posada and traditions today.
  • Morocco
    Join Taarji, a Moroccan drummer, as he reflects on family traditions commemorating the holiday of Ramadan.
  • Norway
    Spend time with Sigrid and learn about Julenissen, the Christmas Gnome.
  • United Kingdom
    Share in the vivid stories of Father Christmas, dating back to 15th-century England.

Be sure to check the Times Guide for a complete list of appearances and performance times.

D'vine Voices gospel group performs at Epcot

"Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season"

Be inspired by a seasonal showcase that blends gospel and inspirational melodies with jazz, R&B and urban music!

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Candlelight Processional

Experience the story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.

Fireworks light up the night sky above World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot, with Torii Gate at Japan Pavilion in the foreground

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

View a special holiday presentation of this spectacular fireworks, laser and water extravaganza.

Grilled tenderloin of beef on a plate with green beans and gratin dauphinois potatoes

Candlelight Dinner Packages

Dine at select restaurants and enjoy guaranteed seating for the Candlelight Processional and VIP viewing of the special holiday edition of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

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