Epcot Holidays Around the World

Holidays around the world at Epcot typically starts the day after thanksgiving, like the rest of the Disney parks Christmas festivities. During the Holiday season at Epcot you can experience a Illuminations Christmas Edition, Candlelight Processional and Holiday Storytellers throughout World Showcase.

The Holiday Storytellers share their countries legends and traditions of the season. Their presentations can last between 10 -15 minutes. Here is a brief description of the storytellers performances.

  • Mexico – ¡Feliz Navidad! Join mariachis and dancers as they bring color and excitement to the music, dances and traditions of a holiday fiesta.

  • Norway – Sigrid shares Norwegian Christmas traditions about Julenissen, the gnome, who appears in the show and mischievously interrupts the storytelling.

  • China – Feast your eyes on the colorful Chinese Lion Dance, which brings good fortune and happiness to all during major celebrations like the Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival.

  • Germany – Helga tells the story of the first Christmas tree and the tale of her first Nutcracker.

  • Italy – Meet the kind-hearted witch La Befana who arrives on the eve of the Epiphany to grant gifts to good children.

  • America Adventure – Share your Christmas wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy Hanukkah traditions and experience the spirit of Kwanzaa. Plus, treat your ears to the Voices of Liberty Dickens Carolers—an outstanding a cappella group that sings a special repertoire of classic songs.

  • Japan – This is the story of O-Shogatsu, the Japanese New Year. It features a Drauma doll, which has an important cultural role.

  • Morocco – Taarji shows customs associated with Holidays occurring during the month of Ramadan. 

  • France – Pere Noel reads a little girl’s letter and tells of French tradition including kids leaving out their shoes for Christmas.

  • United Kingdom – Delve into the vivid stories of Father Christmas, dating back to 15th-century England.

  • Canada – Follow the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs on a musical tour through the customs of the Great White North.

Please take note that you will most likely not be able to see all of these performances all in one day. My advice would be to go and see the ones you are most interested in. Be sure to check the Times Guide!


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