Winter - Holidays Around The World
Epcot \ Winter - Holidays Around The World

I like the holidays around the world when they tell story. Disney really goes out of they way for each holidays, but Christmas is the most light up around the resort. To me this is the best time to see Christmas around the world and feel the blessing. 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.

Ongoing Holiday celebrations throughout the World Showcase featuring festive food, fun and entertainment from a variety of exciting cultures worldwide include:

Nightly Candlelight Processional at the American Gardens Theatre. Revel in the joy of the season as you listen to an unforgettable retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.

Shows are at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.
Scheduled Celebrity Narrators include:
David Robinson Nov. 23-25
John O'Hurley Nov. 26-28
Neil Patrick Harris Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Dennis Franz Dec. 2-Dec. 4
Monique Coleman Dec. 5-Dec. 7
Steven Curtis Chapman Dec. 8-Dec. 10
Chita Rivera Dec. 11-Dec. 13
Andie MacDowell Dec. 14-Dec. 16
Kirk Cameron Dec. 17-Dec. 19
Edward James Olmos Dec. 20-Dec. 22
Gary Sinise Dec. 23-Dec. 25
Rita Moreno Dec. 26-Dec. 28
Marlee Matlin Dec. 29-Dec. 30

While standing room only is free for this event, seating may be purchased as a Candlelight Processional Dinner Package. You will receive seating at the American Pavilion Theater as well as a dinner at an Epcot Resturant of your choice.

Mickey Tree Lighting Treat: Join Mickey and friends every night at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the exciting holiday tradition of lighting the Christmas tree in the unique setting of Epcot®, and enjoy a selection of international holiday music.

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

Lights of Winter: A festive, synchronized light show set to a joyous holiday score, running nightly at the World Showcase Plaza.

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last updated: 7/8/2008