planDisney Podcast: Guide to EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays 2023

Elyssa Esposito

by , Digital Integration Specialist

On this episode of the planDisney Podcast, we’re talking all things EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by Advent Health at Walt Disney World. Panelists Amy A. and Ashley F. join host Amiyrah Martin to share top tips for experiencing holiday traditions from around the world with festive entertainment, seasonal dishes, and more! Here are three things to look forward to on this EPCOT festival episode:

Candlelight Processional

Holiday entertainment is at the heart of this festival, and Candlelight Processional has become a tradition that our panelists look forward to year after year. Head to the America Gardens Theater to experience a moving retelling of the story of Christmas brought to life with a celebrity narrator, choir, and live orchestra. This is a must-do experience, so Amy recommends reserving a Candlelight Processional Dining Package for guaranteed seating and peace of mind!

Holiday Traditions from Around the World

There is no shortage of yuletide entertainment at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays 2023! As you travel around the World Showcase, the panelists encourage you to visit the pavilions and discover holiday traditions celebrated by diverse cultures – from the joy of Christmas and Kwanzaa music to the heartwarming retellings of Hanukkah stories.

Holiday Kitchens

Indulge in food and beverage offerings inspired by holiday traditions from around the world! The panelists discuss their favorite dishes and share tips for discovering the diverse flavors of the season. There are more than 15 Holiday Kitchens at this year’s festival, so Ashley recommends checking out the Disney Eats Foodie Guide to help you plan your culinary adventure.

Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Kevin Downing, Chef De Cuisine of EPCOT Festivals, to hear what it takes to bring the Holiday Kitchens to life while honoring culinary traditions from around the globe. He’ll also share the inside scoop on four new Holiday Kitchens in honor of the Disney100 celebration at EPCOT.


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Comments

  • I hope the “Chef De Cosine” doesn’t go off on a tangent! Hah, math humor!