Ultimate Guide to the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays 2020
EPCOT's International Festival of the Holidays is back this year! Starting on 27th November 2020 you can get into the festive spirit with this slightly modified event.
Here are the deets on what can be enjoyed!
The great news is the holiday kitchens will return! Festive fare from around the world is such a huge part of this festival and there will be lots of culinary delights to be enjoyed!
Some of the festive fare you can try at the holiday kitchens include:
American Holiday Table (The American Adventure) Food:
Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce
Holiday Pot Pie with Jackfruit, Mushrooms, Carrots, Peas, Onions and Puff Pastry (Plant-based)
Pumpkin Gingerbread Cheesecake with Cranberry Whipped Cream and Candied Pumpkin Seeds
Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
Bell’s Bright White Ale, Comstock, MI
Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Stout, Titusville, FL
Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Martin Bay Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany) Food:
Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce, Spätzle and Braised Red Cabbage
Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes
Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
Ayinger Brewery Celebrator Doppelbock, Bavaria, Germany (New)
Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza) Drink:
Orange Cream Shake in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic)
81Bay Brewing Co. Cinnamon Cranberry Orange Wheat Ale, Tampa, FL
Florida Orange Groves Winery Selections
Festival Favorites (World Showplace) Food:
Blackened Bass, White Cheddar Grits and Okra with Tomato and Onion Stew, Seasonal Southern Delights
Duck Confit and Dumplings with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Fig Reduction, Alpine Haus
Coquito: Tropical Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
Frozen S’mores (non-alcoholic)
Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with Bacardi Gold Dark Rum
Frozen S’mores with Whipped Cream Vodka
Holiday Hearth (World Showplace) Food:
Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie
Stollen: Holiday Fruit Cake
Gingerbread Milkshake (non-alcoholic)
Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
Gingerbread Milkshake with Whipped Cream Vodka
Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
Holiday Sweets and Treats (Showcase Plaza) Food:
Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
Minnie Peppermint Cookie
Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)
Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea (non-alcoholic)
Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
M.I.A. Beer Company Coquito Beer, Doral, FL
Hot Cocoa with Assorted Alcoholic Cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky)
Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka
L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (between Morocco and France) Food:
Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
Smoked Salmon Potato Latke
Potato Latkes (Plant-based)
Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Donuts
Black and White Cookie (Plant-based)
Shmaltz Brewing Company Hanukkah Beer: Golden Jelly Doughnut Pastry Ale, Clifton Park, NY
Blue Cosmo Cocktail
Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France) Food:
Rillette de Saumon: Salmon Spread with House-made Bread
Dinde Forestière, Pommes Dauphines: Turkey with Bacon, Mushrooms and Onions in a Mustard Cream Sauce with Puffed Potatoes
Bûche de Noël au Caramel: Christmas Log with Chocolate Cake and Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache
Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc Fruits Rouges Draft
Rosé Pétillant Méthode Traditionnelle Champenoise: Rosé Sparkling Wine, Pink Flamingo
Cabernet Sauvignon, Village de France
Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Grey Goose Vanilla, Vodka and Chocolate Milk
Mele Kalikimaka (Showcase Plaza) Food:
Kālua Pork with Okinawa Purple Sweet Potatoes and Mango Salad (New)
Lomi Lomi Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, Salmon Roe, Yuzu Mayonnaise and Yucca Chips
Haupia: Hawaiian Coconut Pudding with Candied Macadamia Nuts and Coconut
Kona Brewing Co. Big Wave Golden Ale, Kailua-Kona, HI
Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
Melon Breeze with Spiced Rum
Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico) Food:
Giant Tostada de Chorizo: Chorizo served on a Giant Tostada with Chipotle Black Bean Purée, Salsa Verde, Queso Cotija, Crema Mexicana and Pickled Onion (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
Tamal de Pollo: Braised Chipotle Chicken served in a Corn Masa topped with Mole Verde, Queso Cotija, Crema Mexicana and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
Dulce de Leche Churros: Dulce de Leche filled Churros sprinkled with Cinnamon-Sugar
Tulum Mexican Craft Beer with a Blackcurrant and Ginger Liqueur Floater
Pumpkin Spice Margarita: Tomba Blanco Tequila, Ojo de Tigre Mezcal, Nixta Corn Liqueur, Pumpkin Spice Purée and Lime-Agave Juice with Cinnamon-Sugar Rim
Horchata Margarita: Casa Noble Blanco Tequila, Abasolo Corn Whiskey, Horchata Rum, Agua de Horchata and a hint of Cinnamon-infused Mezcal Liqueur
Prost! (World Showplace) Food:
Charcuterie and Cheese Plate
M.I.A. Beer Company White Christmas IPA, Doral, FL
3 Daughters Brewing 70 Degree Winter Weizen, St. Petersburg, FL
Playlalinda Brewing Co. Gingerblonde House Ale, Titusville, FL (New)
Ciderboys Mad Bark Apple Cinnamon Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI (New)
3 Daughters Brewing Blueberry Peppercorn Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (New)
Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards 1911 Honey Crisp Hard Cider, Lafayette, NY (New)
Sapphire Holiday Kitchen (Morocco) Food:
Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab and Grapes with Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions and Harissa-Cilantro Dressing
Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze
Sfenj: Warm Beignets with Cream, Cinnamon-Sugar and Chocolate Sauce
Kasbah Prestige Red Wine
The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparking Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China) Food:
Red-stewed Beef Rice Bowl
Curry Chicken Rice Bowl
House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons
“Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Bobas (non-alcoholic)
Jasmine Draft Beer
Dragonfly: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold, Vodka, Mango Syrup and Orange Juice
Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba
The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice and Piña Colada Mix
Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan) Food:
New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in Hot Dashi Soup with Shrimp Tempura, Fish Cake and Chopped Green Onion
Chirashi Sushi Tree: Sashimi-grade Tuna, Salmon, Ikura and Yellowtail with Vegetables decorated on a bed of Rice
Ichigo Mont Blanc Tart: Strawberry and Bavarian Cream-filled Tart sprinkled with Konpeito
Ichigo Milk Boba: Cranberry and Yuzu Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico and popping Strawberry Boba Pearls (non-alcoholic)
Sapporo Draft Beer
Tsubaki Whiskey Sour: Plum Wine with Whiskey, Cranberry Juice, Sugar and Lemon
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy) Food:
Biancaneve Italian Flatbread with Mozzarella, Asiago and Parmesan
Sacchetti alla Boscaiola: Four-cheese Mini Beggar’s Purses filled with Sweet Sausage, Caramelized Onions, Pancetta and Cremini Mushrooms with a Creamy Sauce
Cannoli Siciliani: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate and Candied Orange
Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon
Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada) Food:
Seared Scallops with Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
Beef Bourguignon with Crushed Potatoes
Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse and Cranberry rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake
Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
Frozen Coffee (non-alcoholic)
81Bay Brewing Co. Maple Cinnamon Coffee Beer, Tampa, FL
Regional Red Wine
Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
The infamous Cookie Stroll is also back! Purchase and enjoy five different cookies from the booths around World Showcase and collect stamps. Once you have obtained all 5 stamps head to the Sweets & Treats Holiday Kitchen to receive a special Peppermint Minnie cookie for completing the cookie stroll!
The cookies on the stroll are:
Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie from Yukon Holiday Kitchen at the Canada pavilion
Linzer Cookie from Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at the Germany pavilion
Gingerbread Cookie from Festival Favourites at World Showcase
Black and White Cookie from L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen between the Morocco and France pavilions (this cookie is plant-based)
Chocolate Crinkle Cookie from American Holiday Table at the America pavilion
Gingerbread Capital City
Disney chefs have been hard at work creating incredible cityscapes made out of gingerbread! Head to World Showcase to marvel at the 5 foot tall Washington Memorial, the United States Capitol Building and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
Festive Character Cavalcades
A number of festive character cavalcades will be journeying through World Showcase in EPCOT.
Mickey and Friends World Tour will see Mickey and his pals appearing in their Christmas costumes during this holiday character promenade.
The Frozen Promenade will let you see Queen Anna and Princess Elsa making an appearance all the way from Arandelle.
The Princess Promenade will bring all your favourite Disney Princess in a cavalcade through World Showcase.
And Santa Claus himself will be making pop up appearances so keep your eyes peeled!
Olaf's Holiday Tradition Expedition
A new addition this year is Olaf's Holiday Tradition Expedition. This festive scavenger hunt across World Showcase will let Guests find holiday traditions that Olaf had collected and lost.
A scavenger hunt map and stickers are available for purchase for $7.99. You can purchase these at the following locations:
Port of Entry
Merchandise Cart at the Canada Pavilion
Stroller Rental at the Main Entrance
Stroller Rental at International Gateway
Once you are all set head to World Showcase to spot Olaf. Simply match the sleighs you see with the ones on your sticker map. If you collect all the traditions head to Disney Traders, Mouse Gear or World Traveler to redeem a special gift!
America Gardens Theater Presents...will showcase two of the iconic groups who perform at EPCOT, The Voices of Liberty and Mariachi Cobre.
The Voices of Liberty - Voices of the Season. This a cappella group will be dressed in Dickensian festive outfits and singing Christmas carols to get you into the holiday spirit.
Las Posadas with Mariachi Cobre will share the Mexican traditions of the holiday season with mariachi music and dancing.
The JAMMitors will be performing at the Mill Stage in the Canada pavilion. These iconic, percussive EPCOT performers will be getting everyone into the holiday spirit with with their energising and fun performances.
You can listen to gospel and R & B music at Joyful! A Celebration of the season. Catch this uplifting show at the World Showplace stage.
Sadly the Candlelight Processional has been cancelled for this year and will not be appearing at the International Festival of the Holidays. But with so much on offer the Festival of the Holidays is the perfect event to get into the Christmas spirit!
Living With The Land Festive Overlay
This classic EPCOT attraction has had a seasonal makeover! Journey by boat through the greenhouses at EPCOT where Disney grow their own food and vegetation, now updated with festive lights and decor.
EPCOT's International Festival of the Holidays runs from November 27th - December 30th 2020.