Full Guide to 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Shannen Ace

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Full Guide to 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays has returned for 2023 and runs from November 24 through December 30. Between the festival kitchens, entertainment, merchandise, and more, there’s a lot to see and do. We’ve put together a full guide to help you plan your time at EPCOT this holiday season.

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2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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The park is decked out for the festival with a sign at the park entrance, decals on the Odyssey Pavilion windows, and more decorations.

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The festival passport contains menus and more general information about the festival.

Entertainment, Attractions, & Activities

Candlelight Processional

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The famous Candlelight Processional is performed each night of the festival. Check out the full list of celebrity narrators (although some had to drop out). Chrissy Metz was this year’s first narrator. Candlelight Processional dining packages are available to book at several EPCOT restaurants.

Watch our video of the first 2023 Candlelight Processional performance:

Joyful! A Celebration of the Season

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Experience the joy of Christmas and Kwanzaa with the uplifting Gospel, R&B, and holiday songs performed by this “Joyful!” vocal ensemble. You can catch this show multiple times a day during the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays at the Showcase Plaza Stage.

Watch our video from their 2021 return to the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays below.

Holiday Storytellers

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Storytellers entertain guests throughout World Showcase as they teach about their country’s holiday traditions.

Santa Claus Meet and Greet

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What’s Christmastime without Santa Claus? Dear old Saint Nick has taken some time out of his very busy schedule to visit with guests during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays in the Odyssey Pavilion.

Living with the Land – Glimmering Greenhouses

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Living with the Land – Glimmering Greenhouses, the seasonal overlay for the classic attraction, has returned for 2023 with several new decorations.

Journey into Imagination With Figment’s Holiday Sweater

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This one isn’t really an overlay but more of an honorable mention. The ride is the same as usual, but Figment dons an Imagination pavilion-themed holiday sweater.

Voices of Liberty as Dickens Carolers

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At The American Adventure, the Voices of Liberty dress as the Dickens Carolers with their timeless sound and holiday tunes during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays through December 30.

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt

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Get ready to search World Showcase, as Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt is back for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. To play, you purchase a map and work your way around World Showcase in search of Olaf. In each location, a small Olaf is hidden with a food item. You match the corresponding food sticker to each location and return it for a prize. The prize choices this year are “Frozen”-themed cookie cutters.

Holiday Kitchens

American Holiday Table

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  • Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce
  • Blackened Catfish
  • Gingerbread Cookie
  • Crooked Can Brewing Company Bah HOPbug IPA
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Eggnog White Porter
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Stout
  • Regional White Wine
  • Regional Red Wine
  • Beer Flight

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen

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  • Pork Schnitzel
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl
  • Linzer Cookie
  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider
  • The Tank Brewing Co. Prost! Fest Bier
  • Köstritzer Schwarzbier Bitburger
  • Regional Riesling
  • Glühwein
  • Beer Flight

Bubbles & Brine

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  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
  • Jonah Crab Claw Cocktail 
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial
  • Veuve Clicquot Rosé
  • Dom Pérignon

Char & Chop

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  • Roasted Porchetta with Lemon-Parsley Salsa Verde and Shaved Fennel Salad
  • Grilled Impossible Spicy Sausage with Herbed Polenta, Puttanesca Sauce and Ricotta
  • Meat Assorti
  • Krombacher Pilsner
  • North Coast Laguna Baja Vienna Lager
  • Motorworks Brewing Midnight Espresso Coffee Porter
  • GoGi ‘Birdie’ Pinot Noir
  • Bloody Mary
  • Beer Flight

Connections Café

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  • Holiday Sugar Cookie

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  • So Many Wishes
  • Coquito Milk Shake (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Coquito Milk Shake with Bacardí Superior Rum

Funnel Cake

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  • Holiday Cinnamon Celebration Funnel Cake

Holiday Hearth Desserts

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  • Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie
  • Mouse Crunch made with M&M’s Chocolate Candies
  • Mint Chocolate Mousse Wreath
  • Apple Caramel Crumb Cake
  • Chocolate-Covered Toffee Brittle
  • Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
  • Hot Cocoa by Joffrey’s Coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Hot Cocoa by Joffrey’s Coffee with Peppermint Schnapp
  • Frozen Caramel Hot Chocolate with TWIX Cookie Bar Pieces and Whipped Cream (non-alcoholic)
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Jack Frost IPA
  • BrewDog It’s a Beaut Stout
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout
  • Beer Flight

Holiday Sweets & Treats

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  • Peppermint Sundae
  • Hot Cocoa by Joffrey’s Coffee (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake Featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale
  • Brew Hub Sugar Plum Red Ale
  • Left Hand Brewing Co. Chai Milk Stout
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Liqueurs
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake Featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Beer Flight

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

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  • Horchata Cold Brew

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen

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  • Giant Tostada de Chorizo
  • Tamale de Barbacoa
  • Dulce de Leche Churro
  • Apple Margarita
  • Horchata Margarita
  • Holiday Cerveza

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen

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  • Pastrami on Rye
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latke
  • Potato Latkes (Plant-Based) 
  • Rugalach
  • Black and White Cookie (Plant-Based)
  • Brooklyn Brewery Winter IPA
  • Frozen New York Whiskey Sour

Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen

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  • Crème de Saumon Fume
  • Rôti de Jambon 
  • Bûche de Noël au Pain D’Épices
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini
  • Le Joyeux Cocktail de Noël
  • Blood Orange Mimosa

Nochebuena Cocina

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  • Tamale with Plant-Based Chorizo
  • Pernil
  • Spiced Chocolate Cookie
  • Ponche Navideño (Non-Alcoholic)
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Horchata Beer

Refreshment Outpost

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  • DOLE Whip Raspberry
  • Peanut Stew
  • Ciderboys Caramel Apple Hard Cider
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Wheat Ale
  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Gingerbread White Stout
  • Chai Ginger Mule

Refreshment Port

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  • Turkey Poutine
  • Gingerbread Milk Shake (Non-Alcoholic) 
  • Eggnog (Non-Alcoholic) 
  • Keel Farms Hard Pumpkin Cider
  • Pasek Cellars Cranberry Wine
  • Gingerbread Milk Shake with Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Firenog

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen

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  • Chicken Skewer with Creamy Peanut Sauce
  • Beef and Noodle Soup Bowl 
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • Bubble Tea
  • Brew Hub Year of the Dragon
  • Butterfly Lantern
  • Kung Fu Master
  • The Lucky Mo

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen

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  • Sushi Tree
  • New Year Celebration Soba
  • Sweet Potato Mochi Cake
  • Ichigo Milk Boba
  • Japanese Christmas Punch
  • Choya Sparkling Plum Wine
  • Sapporo Premium Beer

Sunshine Seasons

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  • Jingle Sugar Cookie made with M&M’s Chocolate Candies

Swirled Showcase

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  • Mickey-Shaped Liquid Nitro Cake Pop
  • Soft Serve in a Waffle Cone (Choice of Vanilla, Apple-Cinnamon, or Salted Caramel)
  • Cream Soda Float with Vanilla Soft Serve (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Fanta Grape Float with Vanilla Soft Serve (Non-Alcoholic)

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

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  • Grilled Kebabs (Choice of Lamb Kefta or Chermoula Chicken)
  • Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Chermoula, and Zhoug Dips
  • Fig Cocktail 
  • Bold Rock Orchard Frost Hard Cider
  • Woodchuck Winter Chill Hard Cider
  • Gulf Stream Brewing Company Holiday Snakebite
  • Cider Flight

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

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  • Montanara
  • Dolce Pizza
  • Farfelle Salmone Affumicato
  • Torta Caprese
  • Prosecco
  • Moscato
  • Chianti
  • Italian White Sangria
  • Italian Red Sangria
  • Italian Margarita
  • Peroni Pilsner

Wine & Wedge

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  • Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accoutrements
  • Boursin Fig and Balsamic Soufflé
  • Southern Pimento Cheese
  • Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese
  • Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
  • Hartley Apple Brandy
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port

Yukon Holiday Kitchen

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  • Seared Salmon with Butternut Squash Purée
  • Beef Bourguignon with Crushed Potatoes
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie made with SNICKERS Bar Pieces
  • Frozen Joffrey’s Coffee (Non-Alcoholic)
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Peanut Butter Banana Porter
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Maple Cookie Blonde Ale
  • Collective Arts Coffee Maple Porter
  • Regional Icewine
  • Regional Red Wine
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
  • Beer Flight 

Merchandise & Souvenirs

Full List (with Prices) of 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Merchandise

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Wearable Olaf Gift Card Returns for 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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  • Shannen Ace

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