Full Menus For The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

This year the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will be held from November 29 through December 30, 2019. Once again this joyous event features live musical performances, costumed performers, holiday traditions from around the world, and of course, loads of delicious drinks and dishes throughout Epcot‘s World Showcase.

The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays features Holiday Kitchens and a few other locations very much like what you see at the Food & Wine Festival in the fall. Be sure to pick up a free Festival Passport to help you plan your feeding frenzy. Passports are available at the entrance of Epcot, all Holiday Kitchens, plus select merchandise locations. So let’s check out the menus…better grab a snack, you’re about to get very hungry!

Holiday Kitchens

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany Pavilion)
  • Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (kid-approved)
  • Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes (kid-approved)
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
  • Linzer Cookie
  • Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Schöfferhofer Pomegranate Hefeweizen, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Regional Riesling
  • Glühwein: House-made Hot Spiced Wine
  • Cider Flight also available
Prost! (Germany Pavilion)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company White Christmas IPA, Doral, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing 70 Degree Winter Weizen, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Shipyard Candy Cane Coffee Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale, San Francisco, CA
  • Barrel of Monks Brewing Figgy Terno Boca Raton, FL
  • Castle Church Brewing Here I Stand Stout, Orlando, FL
  • Beer Flights also available
American Holiday Table (American Adventure Pavilion)
  • Slow-Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce (kid-approved)
  • Hand-carved Smoked Ham with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)
  • Chocolate Pecan Tart with Whipped Cream and Whisky-caramel Sauce
  • Gingerbread Cookie
  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • 81Bay Brewing Company Cinnamon Cranberry Orange Wheat Ale, Tampa, FL
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Peppermint Chocolate Porter, Titusville, FL
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
  • Holiday Beer Flight also available
Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada Pavilion)
  • Seared Verlasso® Salmon with Crown Maple Whisky Glaze, Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney and Hazelnut Croquant
  • Canadian Wild Rice and Ham Soup with Almonds served with a Pretzel Roll
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple Mousse rolled in Gingerbread Chiffon Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Pecan Crumble (kid-approved)
  • Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
  • Frozen Coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Éphémère Cassis
  • Inniskillin Riesling Icewine
  • Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine
  • Inniskillin Gold Oak Icewine
  • Frozen Coffee with Tap 357 Whisky
  • Icewine Flight also available
Feast of the Three Kings (Near Mexico Pavilion)
  • Pastelón: Sofrito-marinated Beef with Sweet Plantains and Olives (gluten-friendly)
  • Queso Fresco-stuffed Arepa topped with Shrimp, Crushed Avocado Aji and Tomato Sauce (gluten-friendly)
  • Arepas topped with Melted Queso Fresco (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)
  • Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Pumpkin Seeds (gluten-friendly)
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Tres Reyes Mango Golden
  • Coquito: Tropical Eggnog with a Bacardi Gold Dark Rum Floater
Holiday Sweets & Treats (Promenade Refreshments)
  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Peppermint Candy (gluten-friendly and kid-approved)
  • Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie
  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake Featuring Twinings® Peppermint Cheer Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
  • Hot Cocoa with Assorted Cordials (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico Liqueur or Fireball Cinnamon Whisky)
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake Featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka
L’Chaim! (Between Morocco and France Pavilions)
  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latkes
  • Potato Latkes with Sour Cream (kid-approved)
  • Sufganiyot: Mini Jelly-filled Donuts
  • Black and White Cookie
  • Egg Cream: Milk, Chocolate Syrup and Seltzer (non-alcoholic)
  • Shmaltz Brewing Company Chanukah Hanukkah Pass the Beer, Clifton Park, NY
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail
Le Marche de Noel (France Pavilion)
  • Rillette de Saumon: Salmon Spread with House-made Bread
  • Bouchée à la Reine Traditionnelle: Turkey and Mushrooms in a Veloute Cream Sauce served in a Light Puff Pastry
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Christmas Log – Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Caramel Ganache (kid-approved)
  • Sparkling Rose Veuve Dubarry Cuvée Prestige
  • Syrah, Grand Vallon, Charles Brotte
  • Kir Imperial: Sparkling Wine and Chambord Liqueur
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Grey Goose Vanilla Vodka and Chocolate Milk
Sapphire Holiday Kitchen (Morocco Pavilion)
  • Grilled Lamb Kefta Kebab and Grapes with Euro Cucumber, Red Pepper, Pickled Pearl Onions and Harissa-Cilantro Dressing
  • Confit of Chermoula Chicken Drum with Cinnamon Granny Smith Apple, Toasted Almonds, Brussels Sprouts and Pinot Noir Glaze
  • Sfenj: Warm Beignets with Cream, Cinnamon-Sugar and Chocolate Sauce
  • Casa Beer
  • Bonassia Red Wine
  • The Andalusian “Poinsettia” Cocktail: Sparkling Wine, Orange Liqueur and Cranberry Juice topped with Orange Blossom Water
  • Walnut Spiced Coffee with Walnut Liqueur and topped with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy Pavilion)
  • Bianca Neve: Italian Flatbread, Mozzarella and Parmesan (kid-approved)
  • La Genovese: Rustic Flatbread, Vidalia Onions, White Wine Braised Beef Tenderloin Tips and Mozzarella
  • Collezione Barilla: Pennette Pasta, Sweet Sausage, Caramelized Onions and Creamy Sauce (kid-approved)
  • Crespelle di Mele: Cinnamon Apple Fritters and a Vanilla Sauce Drizzle with Confectioners Sugar
  • Bacio al Cioccolato: Warm Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with Caramelized Berry Sauce
  • Panettone Mignon: Miniature Traditional Italian Christmas Fruitcake
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio, Santa Marina
  • Chianti, Gabbiano
  • Prosecco, Villa Sandi
  • Corbinello, Montegrande
  • Moscato Fior D’Arancio, Montegrande
  • Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China Pavilion)
  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls (kid-approved)
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Celebration Barbecue Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
  • Chengdu Street Fries
  • Tsingtao Beer
  • Firework: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold, Vodka, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice and Soda Water
  • Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba
  • The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Coconut Milk
Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan Pavilion)
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat Soba Noodles in Hot Dashi Soup with Kakiage (Vegetable Tempura) and Chopped Green Onion
  • Chirashi Sushi Tree: Sashimi-grade Tuna, Salmon, Ikura and Yellowtail with Vegetables decorated on a bed of Rice
  • Matcha Crème Brûlée: Creamy Green Tea Custard with a Caramelized Sugar Crust topped with Mochi, Red Bean Jam and Strawberry
  • Ichigo Milk Boba: Strawberry Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico and popping Strawberry Boba Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Tsubaki Whiskey Sour: Plum Wine with Whiskey, Cranberry Juice, Sugar and Lemon
Las Posadas (Mexico Pavilion)
  • Pizza Toscana: Rustic Italian Flatbread with Sweet Sausage, Caramelized Onion, Mozzarella, Asiago, and Parmesan Cheeses
  • Pomodori Verdi e Mozzarella: Fried Green Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, and Balsamic Reduction
  • Tri-colored Cheese Tortellini, Sage Butter, and Chicken Veloute
  • Zeppole: Ricotta Cheese Fritters, Powdered Sugar, Raspberry Sauce, and Chocolate-Hazelnut Drizzle
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Placido Pinot Grigio
  • Placido Chianti
  • Villa Sandi Prosecco
  • Montegrande Corbinello
  • Fior d’Arancio Montegrande Moscato
  • Bellini: Sparkling Wine and Peach Purée
  • Frozen Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila

Other Dining Locations

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie (France Pavilion)
  • Bûche de Noël au Chocolat: Chocolate Christmas Log with Chocolate Orange Cream Mousse and Chocolate Crunch Biscuit (kid-approved)
Canada Popcorn Cart (Canada Pavilion)
  • Pecan Maple Bark with Maple Sugar
Fife & Drum Tavern (American Adventure Pavilion)
  • Holiday Apple Pie Sundae with Soft-serve Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce and Crunchy Streusel Topping (kid-approved)
Funnel Cake (American Adventure Pavilion)
  • Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company (Located throughout the park)
  • Future World East – Choco-Latte: Latte with Chocolate Sauce and Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Canada – Ginger Chai Madness: Chai Latte with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Gingerbread Syrup
  • Showcase Plaza – Coconut Snowstorm: Latte with RumChata and Coconut Syrup
  • The American Adventure – Toffee Coffee: Latte with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Sea Salt Caramel Toffee Sauce
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe (Norway Pavilion)
  • Traditional Holiday Rice Cream
L’Artisan des Glaces (France Pavilion)
  • Glace au Pain d’Epices: Gingerbread Ice Cream with Gingerbread Pieces (kid-approved)
Refreshment Outpost (African Outpost)
  • Warm Caramel Stuffed Salted Pretzel with Soft-serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (kid-approved)
  • Coca-Cola Cinnamon Float (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • Shipyard Eggnog White Porter, Clearwater, FL
Refreshment Port (Near Canada Pavilion)
  • Turkey Poutine: French Fries with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish and Crispy Onions
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Spiced Rum
The Tea Caddy (United Kingdom Pavilion)
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey (non-alcoholic) (kid-approved)
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy: Twinings Iced Christmas Tea with Honey and Drambuie
UK Beer Cart (United Kingdom Pavilion)
  • Mulled Cider: Strongbow Hard Apple Cider, Twinings Orange and Cinnamon Herbal Tea, Pimms No. 1 and Apple Juice with Star Anise (served warm)

All Holiday Kitchens are open daily November 29 through December 30, 2019 from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Some of the offerings have limited quantities and are subject to change without notice.

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Holiday Cookie Stroll At Epcot

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile or read some of my posts on TouringPlans, it’s no secret that I’m a BIG fan of desserts, so I am beyond excited about the Holiday Cookie Stroll this year during the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.

Beginning November 29 and running through December 30, 2019, pick up a Festival Passport and stroll around Epcot’s World Showcase to find the five cookie locations. Purchase your sweet treats at the designated Holiday Kitchens and get your Festival Passport stamped. Once you collect all five stamps, bring your Passport to the Sweets & Treats Holiday Kitchen (aka Promenade Refreshments) to receive a free Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie…yum!

Christmas

Festive Fun Facts About Walt Disney World

No place does Christmas quite like Walt Disney World, and this year the resort has plenty of festive fun in store for resort guests. I am eagerly counting the days until my visits in anticipation of all of the seasonal experiences and decorations. Here’s a brief run down of some festive fun facts to get you in the holiday spirit, courtesy of Disney:

Magical holiday experiences and beloved traditions await Walt Disney World Resort guests during the most wonderful time of the year. Starting today, theme parks, resort hotels and Disney Springs come to life with holiday charm and excitement as dazzling décor and a flurry of fun immerse guests in a festive fantasy.

Check out these holiday fun facts and discover how Walt Disney World Resort becomes a winter wonderland!

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  • The Walt Disney World Holiday Services team provides décor for 780 locations within 41 different properties, including Disney theme parks, resorts, Disney Springs and recreation and shopping areas. The team also decorates Disney Cruise Line ships and Disney Vacation Club resorts in Florida and South Carolina.
  • 41 cast members work year-round to make the holiday transformation a reality, with an additional 119 cast members added during the installation period.
  • Décor installation begins Halloween night and is finished by Thanksgiving.

Magic Kingdom Park           

  • During the holidays, Magic Kingdom is home to 40 trees, 147 wreaths and 590 garlands that measure a total of 5,188 feet.
  • Guests can celebrate the season at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on 23 select nights from November 8 to December 22. This year’s celebration welcomes the dazzling new nighttime spectacular, Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks.”
  • Tomorrowland Speedway joins in the merriment of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for the first time this year with a new holiday overlay that glimmers with thousands of lights and stylized décor. It’s one of Magic Kingdom attractions to feature holiday overlays.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom will celebrate the holidays in full for the first time in its history, with enchanting entertainment and décor in new locations.
  • 148 animal-inspired luminaries will cast a warm and festive glow throughout Discovery Island as a merry menagerie of 10 artisan-sculpted puppets resembling winter animals roam and interact with guests throughout the land.
  • 2,600 light bulbs will adorn the DinoLand U.S.A. water tower, giving the land a festive new look for the holidays.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • The Christmas tree on Echo Lake is 65 feet tall, with a 25-foot-wide base.
  • Sunset Seasons Greetings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios includes 12 high-definition projectors used to visually transform the façade of the Hollywood Tower Hotel with holiday scenes.
  • 21 palm trees along Sunset Boulevard illuminate with programmable, color-changing LED fixtures.
  • Dinosaur Gertie is dressed in her finest holiday attire. Her hat is so big, four people could stand inside it!

Epcot

  • Epcot International Festival of the Holidays takes place November 29 through December 30 and celebrates holiday traditions from around the world through storytelling and music presented throughout World Showcase.
  • Holiday treats are also part of the festival, which includes 13 Holiday Kitchens serving more than 50 bites from around the world and 60-plus specialty
  • The Candlelight Processional will be performed 96 times at Epcot this holiday season with a 50-piece orchestra, mass choir and 12 different celebrity narrators.
  • The Candlelight Processional stage at America Gardens Theatre features Christmas trees that are each 18 feet tall.

Resorts

  • Guests will find a life-size holiday gingerbread house in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This elaborate 10-foot-wide,15-foot-long and 14-foot-tall structure is covered with more than 10,000 pieces of gingerbread and is the perfect place to pick up holiday sweets and treats.
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its iconic gingerbread Cinderella Castle. This 18-foot-tall display is crafted from more than 5,000 gingerbread shingles, 47 pounds of rolled fondant, 38 pounds of modeling chocolate and much more!
  • This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Holiday Carousel gingerbread display at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. This life-size spinning carousel features 20 “Hidden Mickeys,” Peter Pan-themed horses and handcrafted gingerbread shingles.
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to the tallest Christmas tree at Walt Disney World. This 70-foot-tall tree is adorned with 16,000 lights and more than 200 custom ornaments.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to a 45-foot-tall tree featuring authentic African décor and reproductions of traditional African masks.

Disney Springs

  • Disney Springs is the epicenter of holiday shopping at Walt Disney World. It’s also the largest of all of the decorated Disney locations, with more than 2,000 pieces of individual décor, including a 45-foot-tall tree.
  • Each piece of décor was custom designed to fit the classic Florida town theme that carries throughout the entirety of Disney Springs.
  • Disney Springs is also home to the Christmas Tree Trail, a walk through wonderland featuring 23 unique Disney-themed trees.

Merry Christmas, and I hope to see you there!

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