Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
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Celebrate Holidays Around the World
Attend a holiday event that surrounds you in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors celebrated by cultures near and far.
An International Yuletide Extravaganza!
Experience the story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a full choir.
Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the story of Christmas, recounting the biblical tale of a savior born in Bethlehem. Woven into the production are stirring songs of hope and joy performed by the orchestra and massed choir.
This year, the following celebrity lineup will lend their talents to the performance:
Entertainment located in World Showcase at EPCOT
Fun for All Ages
Discover merry experiences to delight everyone in your family.
Holiday Cookie Stroll
Enjoy an array of sweet treats during the Holiday Cookie Stroll! Purchase one cookie from each of the 5 official cookie stroll locations featured in your Festival Passport—and be sure to collect a matching stamp for each cookie purchased. Once you've collected 5 stamps, bring the stamped Passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats at any time during the Festival to receive a specialty cookie! This activity is fun for all ages and can be completed at your leisure.
Menu Items and Locations:
Yukon Holiday Kitchen: SNICKERS-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS bar pieces
L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen: Black and White Cookie (plant-based item)
American Holiday Table: Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE Dark Chocolate
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen: Linzer Cookie
Holiday Hearth Desserts: Gingerbread Cookie
Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt
Set off on a merry quest, hunting for holiday traditions that Olaf has gathered—and lost—along the way! Simply purchase your map and stickers from select Festival merchandise locations—including Creations Shop, Port of Entry and World Traveler at International Gateway.
Using the stickers provided on your map, mark the “tradition” Olaf has found in each pavilion. Once you complete the expedition, bring your map to Disney Traders, Creations Shop or World Traveler at International Gateway to redeem it for a gift worth melting for! Redemption valid through December 31, 2021 or while supplies last.
Price: $9.99 plus tax
Living with the Land
World Nature, Living with the Land
During the Festival, ride Living with the Land for a special, sparkling boat tour. Enjoy a peaceful cruise and view twinkling holiday light displays throughout the greenhouses.
Travel around World Showcase and immerse yourself in holiday entertainment inspired by cultures from around the world.
JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season – Showcase Plaza Stage
Experience the joy of gospel and rhythm and blues as the JOYFUL! ensemble performs holiday music in celebration of Christmas and Kwanzaa.
Las Posadas Celebration – Mexico Pavilion
Feliz Navidad! Join the fun and pageantry of Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.
A Mischievous Barn Santa – Norway Pavilion
Celebrate the season with laughter as a mischievous Barn Santa visits Sigrid, an unsuspecting Christmas storyteller.
Chinese Lion Dance – China Pavilion
Catch a glimpse of this colorful performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.
La Befana – Italy Pavilion
Come hear the tale of La Befana, the kind-hearted witch who visits sleeping young children on the Eve of the Epiphany.
Santa Claus – The American Adventure Pavilion
Get ready for Christmas with Santa Claus now through December 24. Whether you know him as St. Nick, Père Noël or Father Christmas, a visit with jolly Santa Claus brings good cheer to the season.
Daruma Storyteller – Japan Pavilion
Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year!
Hanukkah Storyteller – Between Morocco and France Pavilions
Join us along the World Showcase promenade, where a storyteller recounts traveling abroad to explore the diverse music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world.
Pere Noel – France Pavilion
Visit with Père Noël and rediscover the magic of Christmas through the letter of a delightful child.
Father Christmas – United Kingdom Pavilion
See Father Christmas as he rings in the season, sharing the traditions of the United Kingdom and good cheer.
Canadian Holiday Voyageurs – Canada Pavilion
Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North with the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs.
Flavors of the Season
Savor treasured seasonal recipes from around the globe at special kiosks throughout World Showcase.
Holiday Cookie Stroll
Sweeten this holiday season with delicious cookies as you travel through World Showcase.
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