The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will be coming to Epcot starting November 29-December 30, 2019.  This festival features the Holiday traditions of all 11 nations represented in Epcot’s World Showcase. There will be live music, seasonal food and beverage items at Holiday Kitchens, the Holiday Cookie Stroll, costume performers displaying each nation’s holiday traditions, Living with the Land Merry and Bright Nights, and lots of fun Holiday merchandise.

Holidays Kitchen

The seasonal food items will feature exquisite culinary dishes from many different countries around the world. Many of the food items were on display at the media event reception, and I got to try a few courtesy of the nice folks at Disney Media Relations.

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 2019 media event reception.

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 2019 media event reception.

Pork schnitzel with mushroom sauce and spatzle. Featured in the Bavaria Marketplace.

Pork schnitzel with mushroom sauce and spatzle. Featured in the Bavaria Marketplace.

Smoked Salmon Potato Latke. Featured in the L'Chaim Marketplace.

Smoked Salmon Potato Latke. Featured in the L’Chaim Marketplace.

Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds, served with a Pretzel Roll. Featured at the Yukon Marketplace.

Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds, served with a Pretzel Roll. Featured at the Yukon Marketplace.

Check out these interviews regarding the food, drinks, and cookies that are part of the Festival:

Holiday Cookie Stroll

The Holiday Cookie Stroll is back this year! All you need to do is pick up a Festival of the Holidays passport. The passport will list the 5 booths where each holiday cookie can be purchased. After purchasing and enjoying the cookie, you will receive a stamp to put in your passport. Once you have collected all 5 stamps, you will take the passport to Sweets and Treats Holiday Kitchen. Here you will receive a complimentary Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie. The booths where the cookies are located are:

  • Bavaria Holiday Kitchen
  • American Holiday Table
  • Yukon Holiday Kitchen
  • Feast of the Three Kings
  • L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen
Sampling of the different cookies featured on the Holiday Cookie Stroll.

Sampling of the different cookies featured on the Holiday Cookie Stroll.

Living With The Land Merry and Bright Nights

Another fun addition to the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is the Living With The Land Merry and Bright Nights Christmas overlay. Take a ride on the Living With The Land attraction and enjoy some fun Christmas Decorations throughout the greenhouses along the way.

This is the first year for this overlay, and it is a fun addition.  The Living With The Land will be open from park open to park close for the full run of the Festival, from November 29 through December 31.

Fun Holiday decor added to the Living With the Land attraction located in the Land Pavilion at Epcot.

Fun Holiday decor added to the Living With the Land attraction located in the Land Pavilion at Epcot.

Even the Swiss Chard has festive decor!

Even the Swiss Chard has festive decor!

Holiday decorations in the greenhouse area.

Holiday decorations in the greenhouse area.

Love the colorful lights in the greenhouses!

Love the colorful lights in the greenhouses!

Check out this beautiful holiday display in the greenhouse.

Check out this beautiful holiday display in the greenhouse.

Stockings hung with care at the Biotechnology Lab.

Stockings hung with care at the Biotechnology Lab.

Holiday colors light up the aquaculture area.

Holiday colors light up the aquaculture area.

More pretty greenhouse lights.

More pretty greenhouse lights.

Will you attend the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays this year?