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New Experiences Coming to Holidays Around the World at Epcot

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

One of my family’s favorite traditions each year is to visit Epcot during Holidays Around the World, where time-honored traditions come alive through the sights and sounds of the countries of World Showcase. We enjoy learning about the customs of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and listening to the tales of characters like the kind-hearted witch La Befana, whom I recall from the years I spent living in Italy as a child.

For the 2014 holiday season, new Holidays Around the World experiences in Mexico, Morocco, and China join returning favorites such as “Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season,” the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.


In Mexico, guests will enjoy the songs and traditions of “Fiesta de Navidad,” featuring colorful dancers and mariachis, who celebrate the holiday customs of Mexico in an interactive, musical performance. A Moroccan storyteller invites guests to join her on a journey to experience the gaiety of festivals, holiday traditions, and celebrations that are like the “spice of life” across Morocco. And the China pavilion bursts to life with the vibrant Chinese Lion Dance, bringing good fortune and happiness to all in honor of major holidays such as the Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival.

I can’t wait to see it all! Holidays Around the World at Epcot starts November 28 and continues through December 29, 2014. Who else is going?


  • The rich offerings around World Showcase during the holidays is one of the things that makes a trip to Disney parks such an incredible, unique and enjoyable experience. Bravo Disney!

  • will be there Dec 6th for our first holidays around the world and we are super excited!!

  • My family and I will be there from Dec. 21-28. I am very excited to be at DW during Christmas, and the World Showcase in Epcot is a must do in my book. I have been to DW before but never during Christmas.

  • Ok thank you for explaining that. Will the special holiday foods still be sold on the 30th tho?

  • We will be there from Dec 24th to the 29th. Starting out at Epcot, cant wait

  • We will be there November 29 – December 6, and visiting Holidays Around the World, including Fiesta de Navidad, on November 29 & December 5!

  • We’ll be there Dec. 7-14. Never been around Christmas before!

  • So excited will be in Disney week of Thanksgiving. Great information. This will be a great learning experience for my children.

  • Is it ending the 29th or 30th? Its listed as the 30th on the disney exp app

    • Christina – Candlelight Processional and the holiday finale to “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” continue through Dec. 30, but the storytellers and other World Showcase entertainment associated with Holidays Around the World conclude on Dec. 29.

  • Holidays around “the world” at Epcot are so thrilling. Learning something new each visit is exciting and magical

  • I really wish Epcot started Christmas before 11/28. Not sure why it is the only park to start AFTER thanksgiving.

  • Wow, added entertainment that doesn’t cost anything extra! This is wonderful!

  • Does this mean that the Three Kings are gone?

    • Nancy – Some of the holiday traditions shared by Los Tres Reyes Magos is previous years are being incorporated into the new “Fiesta De Navidad” presentation.

  • Going Dec 11-15th to celebrate my wife’s birthday! Can’t wait. Thank you so much for all the useful info!! Mike

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