We’re barely into spring but we’re already thinking about the fall and winter seasons at Walt Disney World. Luckily for us vacation planners, Disney announced the dates for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.
The 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 29 – November 23. With 87 days filled with delicious food and beverages, this is the longest Food & Wine Festival in the park’s history! In addition to all the eats and sips, the festival’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series entertains guests from August 29 – November 19. More information about Eat to the Beat artists, celebrity chef appearances, special dining packages, and more will be revealed at a later date.
Moving into the holiday season, the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays runs from November 29 – December 30. If you noticed the Eat to the Beat Concert Series ends a few days before the Food & Wine Festival wraps up, that’s because the park needs time to set the stage for the fan-favorite Candlelight Processional. Part of the Festival of the Holidays, the Candlelight Processional features nightly retellings of the traditional Christmas story read by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a massed choir and live orchestra. In addition, seasonal cheer takes over all 11 World Showcase pavilions and the entire park, and guests can look forward to tasty bites and beverages at the Holiday Kitchens, special entertainment, storytellers, and holiday decor.
These two festivals are some of our favorite times to visit Epcot and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this year. To check out some of last year’s fun, you can read about the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival here and the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays here.
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