If you love Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays as much as I do, I bet you’ve done the works at the Magic Kingdom. You have probably been to their Very Merry Christmas Party and I bet you’ve even experienced the Christmas themed fireworks dessert party. If you haven’t though, Minnie’s got her hands in it this year and I’ve heard that it’s seriously worth a booking, but I digress…
Yep, there is no shortage of Christmasy fun to be had at all of the Magic Kingdom’s holiday events, but let me ask you a question. Have you done Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays? Each country is decked out with festive decorations and they offer a slew of special seasonal treats. And, also unique to Epcot is the Candlelight Processional. It just might be my favorite holiday event of the season!
Since I don’t want you to miss out on any Disney holiday magic, here’s a guide to Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays…
Festival of the Holidays at Epcot
Come ready to spend the whole day exploring each pavilion’s holiday offerings! It is a cultural explosion of holiday fun and food and it all begins on November 29th. If you’re any kind of foodie, you don’t want to miss all the tasty holiday food booths, or holiday kitchens, as they call them, that can be found in many of the countries.
I’ve found that France always delivers in this department. If you’ve ever experienced Paris during the holidays you know why! I can’t wait to dig into another Buche du Noel! All you need to know is it’s CHOCOLATE, it’s GOOD and it tastes great with champs. Of course you could go for the best of both worlds and have a frozen hot chocolate martini! Haha!
On that note, the warm Mexican Fruit Punch, is worth a try too! And we can’t forget about the slow roasted turkey at the American Table. YUM!
After you’ve taken in each country’s decorations and sampled their holiday goodies, make some plans to enjoy the Candlelight Processional. You will hear the story of Christmas, along with enchanting music from a choir and 50 piece orchestra. It’s the perfect way to end your Christmas around the world tour! And did I mention that there is a different celebrity narrator every night? Neil Patrick Harris is always a favorite…
So, basically if you missed out on any of the holiday kitchens because your tummy just got too full, you can always head back the next day to nosh some more and see who the new celebrity guest is at the processional!
And there you have it…my take on Epcot’s Christmas around the world. Hopefully you’re ready to add Epcot’s Festival of Holidays to your calendar now! Trust me. You, and most importantly, your stomach, won’t be disappointed!