Full Guide with Reviews for the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays has returned for 2022 and runs from November 25 through December 30. Between the festival kitchens, entertainment, merchandise, and more, there’s a lot to see and do. We’ve put together a full guide to help you plan your time at EPCOT this holiday season.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

When you enter, be sure to pick up your 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Festival Passport to keep track of all the treats you want to try.

Candlelight Processional

Disney describes the Candlelight Processional as “Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the story of Christmas, recounting the biblical tale of a savior born in Bethlehem. Woven into the production are stirring songs of hope and joy performed by the orchestra and massed choir.”

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It takes place on select nights at 5:15 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. at the America Gardens Theatre. The narrators rotate between different celebrities. This year’s lineup is:

  • Simu Liu
    November 25 and 26, 2022
  • Chita Rivera
    November 27 through 29, 2022
  • Raul Esparza
    November 30 and December 1, 2022
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    December 2 and December 3, 2022
  • Isabella Rossellini
    December 4 through December 6, 2022
  • Daymond John
    December 7 and December 9, 2022
  • Josh Gad
    December 10 through December 12, 2022
  • Gloria Estefan
    December 13 and December 14, 2022
  • Neil Patrick Harris
    December 15 through December 18, 2022
  • Mariska Hargitay
    December 19 and December 20, 2022
  • Cal Ripken Jr.
    December 21 through December 23, 2022
  • Marie Osmond
    December 24 through December 26, 2022
  • Courtney Vance
    December 27 and December 28, 2022
  • Angela Bassett
    December 29 and December 30, 2022

You can also purchase a dining package with priority seating for the processional and a meal at either Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Biergarten, Coral Reef Restaurant, Garden Grill Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Rose & Crown Dining Room, as well as same-day packages at Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue and Spice Road Table.

2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Entertainment


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Experience the joy of Christmas and Kwanzaa with the uplifting Gospel, R&B, and holiday songs performed by this “Joyful!” vocal ensemble. You can catch this show multiple times a day during the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays at the Showcase Plaza Stage.

Voices of Liberty

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At The American Adventure, the Voices of Liberty have a new look to go with their timeless sound and holiday tunes during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays through December 30.


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Guests can have fun learning about holiday traditions around the world through a variety of Storytellers! The performers can be found throughout World Showcase. For the full list and schedules during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, click here.

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt

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Get ready to search World Showcase, as Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt is back for the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. To play, you purchase a map and work your way around World Showcase in search of Olaf. In each location, a small Olaf is hidden with a food item. You match the corresponding food sticker to each location and return it for a prize. The prize choices this year are “Frozen”-themed coin purses.

Beacon of Magic

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Some things never change, like how every festival at EPCOT seems to get us a new Beacon of Magic show. Not that we’re complaining, of course! For the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, the beacon is themed to everyone’s favorite wintertime Disney franchise — “Frozen!” Specifically, to one of the “Frozen” shorts from a few years back.

Santa Claus

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What’s Christmastime without Santa Claus? Dear old Saint Nick has taken some time out of his very busy schedule to visit with guests during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays in the Odyssey Pavilion!

Attraction Overlays

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Holiday Mix

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Guests can groove to a holly, jolly new beat as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Holiday Remix has landed at EPCOT. This marks the first year of the holiday overlay (since Cosmic Rewind only opened this summer). The new soundtrack is a remix of various holiday songs but mostly a parody version of “Run Rudolph Run” to the tune of “Run Rocket Run.”

Living With the Land — Glimmering Greenhouses

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In years past, the attraction has always had a holiday overlay. Last year it was known as Merry and Bright Nights. This year’s overlay, which is similar to last year’s but with some subtle differences, has a new name: Living with the Land – Glimmering Greenhouses. 

Figment Holiday Sweater

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This one isn’t really an overlay but more of an honorable mention. The ride is the same as usual, but Figment dons an Imagination pavilion-themed holiday sweater.


Olaf & Sven EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Collection

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This year’s festival merchandise is themed to Olaf and Sven from “Frozen.” Available items include a Spirit Jersey, Dooney & Bourke bag, MagicBand, pins, and more.

Chip ‘n’ Dale Spork

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Would it be an EPCOT Festival without cute plastic souvenir utensils? This year’s spork is themed to Chip ‘n’ Dale.

2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Festival Kitchens

Mele Kalikimaka (Near Port of Entry)

  • Kālua Pork with Okinawa sweet potatoes and mango salad 
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon with tomatoes, onions, salmon roe, yuzu-mayonnaise, and yuca chips (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Haupia: Hawaiian coconut pudding with candied macadamia nuts and coconut 
  • Kona Brewing Co. Big Wave Golden Ale 
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine 
  • Melon Breeze with Spiced Rum

Holiday Sweets & Treats (Near Port of Entry)

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  • Hot Cocoa (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale 
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Coquito Beer  
  • Brew Hub S’mores Porter 
  • Hot Cocoa with assorted alcoholic cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur, or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky)  
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka  
  • Beer Flight  

*NEW* Nochebuena Cocina (Near Port of Entry)

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  • IMPOSSIBLE Chorizo Tamale with plant-based cotija cheese and spicy red Chile sauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly & Plant-based)
  • Pernil: Mojo Pork with tostones and ketchup-mayonnaise (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Alfajores: Vanilla shortbread cookie with dulce de leche and coconut
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Horchata Beer 
  • Chai Ginger Mule featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka

Chestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen (Near Test Track)

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  • Cinnamon-glazed Almonds (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Cinnamon-glazed Cashews (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Cinnamon-glazed Pecans (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Fire-roasted Chestnuts (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Hot Cocoa (Non-alcoholic)  
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Hazel Nutty-Cracker Sweet Stout  
  • Hot Cocoa with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey  
  • Firenog: T.G. Lee Eggnog with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky  

Holiday Hearth Desserts (The Odyssey Pavilion)

  • Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with cream cheese icing
  • Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie
  • Snowball Cookies
  • Peppermint Bark (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Mouse Crunch made with M&M’S chocolate candies
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple mousse and cranberry rolled in gingerbread chiffon cake
  • Gingerbread Cookie
  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic)  
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider (non-alcoholic)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Winter Spiced Lager 
  • BrewDog Hoppy Christmas IPA 
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout 
  • Cocoa Candy Cane
  • Beer Flight 

Refreshment Port (Near Canada)

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  • Coquito Soft-serve Waffle Cone  
  • Turkey Poutine: French Fries with turkey gravy, cranberry relish, and crispy onions
  • Boulevard Brewing Quirk Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Seltzer
  • Pasek Cellars Cranberry Wine 
  • Pumpkin spice ginger cocktail with Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka  
  • Coquito Soft-serve topped with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada)

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  • Seared Scallops with parsnip silk, apple chutney, and hazelnut croquant  
  • Beef Bourguignon with crushed potatoes   
  • SNICKERS-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS bar pieces
  • Frozen Coffee (Non-alcoholic)  
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Peanut Butter Banana Porter 
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Maple Cookie Blonde Ale  
  • Collective Arts Coffee Maple Porter
  • Regional Icewine  
  • Regional Red Wine  
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky 
  • Beer Flight 

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (Between France and Morocco)

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  • Pastrami on Rye with house-made pickles and deli mustard
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latke (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Potato Latkes (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly and Plant-based)
  • Sufganiyot: Mini jelly-filled doughnuts
  • Black and White Cookie (Plant-based)
  • Brooklyn Brewery Winter IPA, 
  • Frozen New York Whiskey Sour featuring Manifest Whiskey and Manischewitz Blackberry Wine

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

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  • Grilled Kebabs with carrot-chickpea salad and garlic aïoli  
    • Lamb Kefta (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
    • Chermoula Chicken (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with hummus, chermoula, and Zhoug dips   
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Cranberry Cider 
  • Woodchuck Winter Chill Hard Cider 
  • Ciderboys Mad Bark Hard Cider 
  • Fig Cocktail with sparkling wine, fig vodka, and cranberry juice  
  • Cider Flight 

American Holiday Table

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  • Slow-roasted Turkey with BEN’S ORIGINAL Stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce
  • Blackened Catfish with Hoppin’ John and comeback sauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
  • Gulf Stream Brewing Whiteout Sails Wit Beer 
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Eggnog White Porter 
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Stout 
  • Beer Flight  

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany)

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  • Pork Schnitzel with mushroom sauce, Spätzle, and braised red cabbage  
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with steamed baby vegetables and marble potatoes 
  • Linzer Cookie
  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider 
  • The Tank Brewing Co. Prost! Fest Bier  
  • Ayinger Brewery Celebrator Doppelbock 
  • Regional Riesling  
  • Glühwein: House-made hot spiced wine  
  • Beer Flight

Refreshment Outpost

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  • Peanut Stew with sweet potatoes, mustard greens, and roasted peanuts (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly and Plant-based)
  • DOLE Whip Raspberry
  • UFO Beer Company Triple Berry Teleporter 
  • Stem Ciders Cocoa Caramel Hard Apple Cider 
  • Boulevard Brewing Co. Unfiltered Wheat Beer

The Donut Box (Near Test Track)

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  • Croissant Donut with cinnamon-sugar 
  • Holiday Yeast Donut with vanilla icing and red and white sprinkles
  • Chocolate Peppermint Donut  
  • Eggnog and Cream-filled Donut with cinnamon icing and crumbled gingersnap cookies  
  • The Donut Box
  • Gingerbread Milkshake (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Gingerbread Stout  
  • Gingerbread Milkshake with whipped cream vodka  

Connections Café

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  • Holiday Sugar Cookie

Connections Eatery

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  • Coquito Milk Shake (Non-alcoholic) 
  • Holiday Sangria: Indaba Chenin Blanc, Laird’s Applejack Brandy, white cranberry juice, and boba pearls 
  • Coquito Milk Shake with Bacardí Superior Rum

Sunshine Seasons

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  • Jingle Sugar Cookie made with M&M’S chocolate candies

Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France)

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  • Napoleon de Saumon Fumé en Brioche: Smoked salmon napoleon with layers of smoked salmon, dill mousse, and crème fraîche mousse served in brioche  
  • Rôti de Jambon Sauce Moutarde à l’ancienne, Pommes Dauphine: Roasted ham with mushrooms, pearl onions, bacon, mustard sauce, and puff potatoes
  • Macaron en Sucette, Ganache à la Menthe Poivrée et aux Chocolats Valrhona: Macaron lollipop with peppermint and Valrhona chocolate ganache
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Grey Goose La Vanille Vodka, vodka, chocolate milk, and whipped cream  
  • Côté Mas Syrah-Grenache 
  • Spiced Pumpkin Punch: Rhum Clement VSOP Vieux Agricole, spiced pumpkin purée, and oat milk
  • Cranberry Mimosa: Pol Remy Sparkling Wine with orange juice and cranberry syrup  

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie (France)

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  • Macaron Christmas Tree 

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy)

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  • Tortellini in Brodo: Five-cheese tortellini with house-made aromatic winter truffle broth and chives
  • Salmone alla Siciliana: Cured salmon tartare, Sicilian blood orange, pistachios, and basil
  • Panettone: Panettone bread pudding and vanilla cream
  • Prosecco 
  • Moscato  
  • Banfi Rosa Regale  
  • Italian Sangria Red or White  
  • Italian Margarita with tequila and limoncello  
  • Peroni Pilsner  

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China)

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  • Chicken Skewer with creamy peanut sauce  
  • Beef and Noodle Soup Bowl with slow-braised beef shank, green onion, and house-made chili oil 
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls with citrus sauce
  • Panda Bubble Tea: Classic milk tea with black and white boba pearls (non-alcoholic)  
  • Lucky Foo Pale Ale  
  • Kung Fu Master with Tito’s Vodka, Triple Sec, mango, orange juice, and soda water  
  • Marco Boba with amaretto, iced coffee, whole milk, and boba pearls  
  • The Lucky Mo with SKYY Infusions Vodka, peach schnapps, piña colada mix, orange juice, and soda water  

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan)

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  • Sushi Tree: Sushi Roll with krab meat and cream cheese topped with tempura, Ikura salmon roe, and spicy mayonnaise  
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat soba noodles in a hot dashi soup with yuzu, shrimp tempura, kamaboko fish cake, and chopped green onion  
  • Mochi Cake: Gooey rice cake made with rice flour and served with Hojicha cream, strawberry, tangerine, and sweet red beans  
  • Ichigo Milk Boba: Cranberry and yuzu cream drink featuring Japanese Calpico Soft Drink and popping strawberry boba pearls (Non-alcoholic)
  • Japanese Christmas Punch: Shōchū, Plum wine, cranberry, and lemon 
  • Ozeki Sake Platinum: Junmai Daiginjo  
  • Brew Hub Strawberry Lager

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico)

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  • Giant Tostada de Barbacoa: Braised barbacoa beef on a giant tostada with chipotle black bean purée, salsa verde, queso cotija, crema Mexicana, and pickled onion (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Cochinita Pibil Tamal: Cochinita pibil in corn masa topped with Pipián sauce, queso cotija, and crema Mexicana (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) 
  • Dulce de Leche Churros sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar  
  • Pomegranate Margarita: Ilegal Mezcal Joven, black currant liqueur, pomegranate, and ginger juice with a hibiscus salt rim 
  • Horchata Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, Abasolo Corn Whisky, Agua de Horchata, and a hint of cinnamon-infused mezcal 
  • Holiday Cerveza: Cielito Lindo Artisanal Mexican Beer blended for the holiday season 

Funnel Cake (The American Adventure)

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  • Mini Funnel Cake topped with Peppermint Ice Cream, Chocolate Whipped Cream, and Crushed Peppermint

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

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  • Horchata Cold Brew: A holly jolly blend of Joffrey’s Shakin’ Jamaican Cold Brew and horchata topped with whipped cream and cinnamon (Non-alcoholic) (Spirited version available featuring Bacardí Coquito Coconut Cream Liqueur)  

Holiday Cookie Stroll

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Guests who purchase any of the cookies listed can receive a stamp in their Festival Passport. Once you’ve purchased any five of the cookies, head to Holiday Sweets & Treats to obtain a completer cookie! Check out our full review to see all the cookie options plus this year’s prizes.

Are you heading to the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays? Let us know what you’re looking forward to the most in the comments below.

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