Epcot Holiday Festival 2018

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional 2018

While vacationing in Disney World is popular for guests visiting any time of year, many say the parks are more magical during the winter holidays!  One of the most popular events hosted by Disney World is the International Festival of the Holidays and the Candlelight Processional in World Showcase in Epcot.

International Festival of the Holidays

Join in the celebrations of International Festival of the Holidays around the park and the 11 country pavilions located around the World Showcase!  Guests visiting Epcot during this time will be able to enjoy festive holiday decorations, seasonal treats, and special holiday entertainment.

Holiday Treats
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Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional at the America Gardens Theatre, located at the American Adventure Pavilion, will be presented 3 times per night on select nights.  This is often the highlight of the evening as special celebrity guests narrate the traditional story of Christmas accompanied by a full choir and 50 piece orchestra.

Epcot Candlelight Processional
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And, capping off the evening each night will be a special holiday showing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth!

Epcot Holiday Festival
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The 2018 dates for these events are as follows:

  • International Festival of the Holidays – November 18 to December 30, 2018.
  • Candlelight Processional – November 22 to December 30, 2018.  Disney has announced some celebrity narrators for this year’s Candlelight Processional with more to be announced.

The cost of admission to Epcot includes the International Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional events.  However, special dining packages with guaranteed seating for the Candlelight Processional will be announced soon!

Keep an eye on our site for updates on International Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional events and much more!  Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and more (social media links at the top/bottom) and keep coming back for more Disney news!


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