Celebrate the holiday season with the characters, legends and lore from around the globe. Delight in wondrous tales and customs while experiencing the traditions of Walt Disney World® Resort. The signature events include a breathtaking Candlelight Processional and a special holiday-themed finale to the dazzling IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Holidays at Epcot Walt Disney World









Event Dates: November 23 – December 30, 2012
Event Tickets: Admission to Epcot® required.

Entertainment Highlights (subject to change without notice):
Ongoing Holiday celebrations throughout the World Showcase featuring festive food, fun and entertainment from a variety of exciting cultures worldwide include:

Candlelight Processional: One of the most beloved holiday traditions at Epcot is the Candlelight Processional – a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir.
World Showcase, America Gardens Theatre – 5:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.

Narrators for this year:

Dates Narrator
Nov. 23 – 25
Nov. 26 – 29
Nov. 30 – Dec. 1
Dec. 2 – 4
Dec. 5 – 7
Dec. 8 – 9
Dec. 10 – 13
Dec. 14 – 16
Dec. 17 – 19
Dec. 20 – 22
Dec. 23 – 25
Dec. 26 – 28
Dec. 29 – 30
Geena Davis
Neil Patrick Harris
Whoopi Goldberg
Andy Garcia
Blair Underwood
James Denton
Jodi Benson
Olivia Newton John
To be announced
Trace Adkins
Gary Sinise
Amy Grant
Marlee Matlin / Jack Jaso

Please note that narrators are subject to change without notice.

JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the Season: Joyful! uniquely blends the soulful expressiveness of Gospel and Inspirational music with the sounds of Jazz, R&B and urban music. The music will touch, uplift and inspire you!
Future World Fountain Stage – Daily: 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth: A spectacular light and sound show every night at 9:30 p.m. at the World Showcase Lagoon featuring a very special holiday finale, which includes the classic song “Let There Be Peace On Earth” and the voice of Walter Cronkite offering a special holiday message.

Holiday Storytellers: Listen to legendary holiday folklore from around the world as told at the World Showcase by the legends themselves, including France’s Père Noël, Italy’s LaBefana and America’s Santa Claus.

Epcot Holiday Merchandise: Stroll through the World Showcase and discover festive holiday gifts for the entire family! Visit Santa’s Village in America Adventure or stop by France for a delicious gourmet treat. You may even catch a glass blower in Germany putting the finishing touches on a seasonal ornament!

Candlelight Dining Packages: Savor an extra special treat when you ring in the holiday season with a Candlelight Dining Package. Each package includes lunch or dinner at a select Epcot restaurant and reserved general seating at the America Gardens Theater during the Candlelight Processional. For more information or to make dining reservations, please call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463).*

*Candlelight Dining Packages do not include Park admission.

For more information about the Holidays at Disney World contact us info@travelwiththemagic.com or call us at 1.800.670.4312. All our services are free so choose us and let’s add some magic to your next vacation!