ORLANDO, Fla. -- The holidays are in full swing at Disney World, and Epcot is taking the celebration international.

  • Epcot Festival of the Holidays now underway
  • Features holiday kitchens, live entertainment and holiday activities
  • The festival runs through December 30

The theme park is currently hosting its International Festival of the Holidays.

The festival features a dozen or so holiday kitchens, each serving dishes inspired by a different country.

The Shanghai Holiday, located in the China Pavilion, features bao buns, egg rolls and spicy mala chicken. Over at the Italian Pavilion, guests can try a fried mozzarella sandwich or a baked four cheese pasta from the Tuscany Holiday Kitchen.

The festival will have a variety of seasonal beverage options—some alcoholic, some not. There's coquito at the Feast of the Three Kings booth, an eggnog shake at the Refreshment Port, hot cocoa at the American Pavilion, and a sweetened bubble milk tea at the China Pavilion.

New this year is the L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen, which features classic Jewish dishes like potato knish, matzo ball soup and pastrami on rye.

In addition to the food, the festival will have a range of activities and live entertainment, including an ornament scavenger hunt featuring Chip & Dale, gospel music and a holiday cookie stroll.

As you make your way around the World Showcase, purchase any five cookies from the Holiday Cookie Stroll locations. Collect the matching stamps from the locations and track them in your Festival Passport. Once all the stamps are collected, you can then receive a complimentary cookie and a glass of milk. 

 

The Candlelight Processional will also take place three times each night—5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.—at the America Gardens Theatre. The processional features an orchestra, a mass choir and a celebrity narrator, who shares the biblical Christmas story.

The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays runs now through December 30. 

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