Epcot International Festival of the Holidays – Foodie Guide 2023Wish Upon a Star with Us
Food Guide created by Noelle Schreiber
Celebrate holidays around the world! Get wrapped up in the festive sights, sounds and flavors of the season at Epcot —November 24 to December 30, 2023.
The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is once again returning to Walt Disney World! This exciting festival will take place November 30 – December 30, 2023. This annual event provides guests the opportunity to celebrate holidays around the world, through a variety of unique experiences!
Behold spirited entertainment including the popular Candlelight Processional – where Guests are immersed in the stirring story of Christmas. This show features a celebrity narrator and a glorious massed choir—accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, herald trumpets and the Voices of Liberty.
Guests can also enjoy performances of JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season. Experience the joy of Christmas and Kwanzaa in the uplifting Gospel, R&B and holiday songs of the JOYFUL! ensemble.
As you travel through World Showcase, discover holiday traditions celebrated by diverse cultures through unique performances and storytellers. Catch a glimpse of a colorful Chinese Lion Dancer performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year. Join Father Christmas as he rings in the season, sharing the traditions of the United Kingdom with good cheer. Witness a storyteller recount traveling abroad to explore the diverse music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world. And so much more!
Plus, bring the whole family together for a classic, time-honored tradition—photos with Santa Claus!
Craving something sweet? Partake in the Holiday Cookie Stroll! Purchase 5 cookies from any of the official cookie stroll locations —and collect a matching stamp for each cookie purchased. Once you’ve collected 5 stamps, bring the stamped passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats to receive a specialty cookie.
And of course, taste your way around EPCOT! Delight in heartwarming culinary traditions from countries near and far at an amazing selection of Holiday Kitchens. Check out our Foodie Guide below for full details about the tasty flavors that await you during this special holiday event:
Want to experience these delicious culinary creations and holiday traditions for yourself? It’s not too late to start planning your Walt Disney World vacation for the 2023 Epcot Festival of the Holidays. We can also help you make plans to visit Walt Disney World during one of the other exciting festivals that take place throughout the year. Contact your Wish Upon a Star with Us Vacation Planner or fill out the form on our contact page to get started!