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First Look: 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth

‘Tis the season!  The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth is starting soon, and we were recently invited to a media event at Epcot to experience a taste of the fun that is to come.

From November 29 – December 30, the theme park will brim with holiday magic as guest indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings inspired by the holiday traditions of Epcot’s 11 World Showcase nations, delight in live entertainment, enjoy festive decor, meet characters in their Christmas costumes, purchase exclusive festival merchandise, and much more.


Bavaria Holiday KitchenPork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen
Potato Latke with Sour Cream

L’Chaim! Holiday KitchenSmoked Salmon Potato Latke

Yukon Holiday KitchenCanadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds served with a Pretzel Roll

Holiday Sweets & Treats

Frozen 2’s Bruni double chocolate cupcake can be found at Kringle Bakeri in Norway.

Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka

Celebrity Disney expert Lou Mongello takes a picture with Egg Nog with Spiced Rum & Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka

Holiday Cookie Stroll – this fun activity features 5 locations where you can purchase a sweet treat and receive a stamp in your festival passport at each location.  Once you’ve collected 5 stamps, bring your Passport to the Sweets & Treats Holiday Kitchen to receive a complimentary Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie.

Official Cookie Stroll Locations

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at the Germany Pavilion Linzer Cookie
American Holiday Table at the America Pavilion Gingerbread Cookie
Yukon Holiday Kitchen at the Canada Pavilion Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
Feast of the Three Kings near the Mexico Pavilion Chocolate Crinkle
Cookie L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen between the Morocco and France Pavilions Black-and-White Cookie

You can bring your stamped Passport to Epcot at any time during the Festival of the Holidays to complete your stroll.


Mickey & Minnie in their holiday costumes.

Belle in her beautiful enchanted dress.

Live Entertainment

Chinese Lion Dancers can be found in the China Pavilion.  Catch a glimpse of this colorful performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.

JOYFUL!  A Celebration of the Season: celebrate two holidays of the seasons -Christmas and Kwanzaa – with spirited, uplifting R&B, Pop and soul-stirring renditions of classic holiday music.

Stop by American Adventure to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, who have slipped away from their workshop at the North Pole to bring good cheer to you this holiday season.


Special merchandise is available for sale during the festival which includes: adult long-sleeve tee spirit jersey, light bulb crossbody bag, light bulb mug Chip ‘n Dale ornament, cookie stroll cookie jar, and much more.

200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 939-5277

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