Santa and Holiday Character Cavalcades Coming to EPCOT

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Who’s ready for the winter holiday season? EPCOT is! The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will be here at the end of November starting November 27th right after Thanksgiving and run through December 30th right before we ring in 2021!

Even though EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional has been canceled this year, there are still a ton of festive holiday entertainment and events coming for your enjoyment!

EPCOT Christmas
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Below is the official information on the holiday entertainment coming to EPCOT this year, courtesy of the Walt Disney World Resort official website:

Character Cavalcades

Mickey and Friends World Tour

On your adventures around World Showcase, you may spot Mickey and his friends out and about on their own sightseeing tour! (See Mickey and his friends in their holiday finest November 27 – December 30, 2020.)

Frozen Promenade

Queen Anna and Elsa have ventured far from Arendelle to visit with all of you as they travel around the World Showcase. (Queen Anna and Elsa discover the spirit of the holidays November 27 – December 30.)

Frozen Promenade
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Princess Promenade

Wave hello to some of your favorite Disney Princesses as they travel around World Showcase in a horse-drawn carriage.

Holiday Entertainment

Santa Claus Promenade

See Santa as he takes a grand tour around World Showcase in his horse-drawn carriage, calling out happy holiday wishes to all. (November 27 – December 24)

Santa and Mrs Claus
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America Gardens Theater Presents…

Embrace the emotions of the season with special holiday shows from the Voices of Liberty and the Mariachi Cobre. (November 27 – December 30)


Celebrate with the JAMMitors as they rock the Mill Stage with playful percussion, capturing the fun and merriment of the holiday season. (November 27 – December 30)

JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season

Experience the joy of Christmas and Kwanzaa in the uplifting Gospel, R&B and holiday songs of the “Joyful!” vocal ensemble. (November 27 – December 30 on the World Showplace stage)

This year’s festival has a new and exciting activity that comes with that Disney magic flare at stops at all the pavilions like the France Pavilion, Germany Pavilion, of course the Norway Pavilion, and etc.!

Olaf and Sven
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Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition

Go on a festive quest around World Showcase hunting for holiday traditions that Frozen’s most loveable snowman has gathered—and lost—along the way!

This holiday season, Olaf can be spotted sledding all around World Showcase, collecting new and interesting holiday traditions to share with Anna and Elsa. Unfortunately, he’s had a bit of a bumpy ride… and has misplaced some traditions during his journey.

To help him get back on track, simply purchase your Scavenger Hunt map and stickers ($7.99) at participating locations, including Disney Traders, Mouse Gear, World Traveler and Port of Entry. You can also find them at Stroller Rental locations at the Main Entrance and at International Gateway, as well as the merchandise cart in the Canada Pavilion.

To play, search for Olaf in each pavilion, then match the tradition on his sleigh to the location on your sticker map. Once you have found all of the traditions, visit Disney Traders, Mouse Gear or World Traveler to redeem your map for a gift worth melting for (while supplies last).

Don’t forget to stop by and taste each Holiday Kitchen Coming to EPCOT during the International Festival of Holidays!

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Click here to book your Disney World trip and enjoy your EPCOT holidays! 

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