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Everyone remain calm and try not to panic! We just got a HUGE announcement about the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays!

Exciting news!

You know we are a fan of the EPCOT festivals here at DFB, and slightly freaking out over here as we just found out the dates for this year’s Festival of the Holidays event!

While it may only be June, there is no time like the present to start making plans for the holiday season. Well, now you can plan your trip to the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays! The 2024 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays will take place from November 29th through December 30th!

Disney announced that the event will include Holiday Kitchens (with lots of tasty seasonal drinks and snacks), holiday storytellers, merchandise, entertainment, and more, all celebrating festive traditions around the world.

The Candlelight Processional — a fan-favorite part of the holiday festival — will also return in 2024.

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is an EPCOT festival that invites you to celebrate the holidays with various cultural celebrations and, of course, lots of food! The event features Holiday Kitchens that serve up various holiday dishes from around the world. While you are eating your way around the world, you can also stop into the World Showcase Pavilions to learn more about how each country celebrates the holidays. Additionally, you can also watch the Candlelight Processional and performances of Joyful: A Celebration of the Season.

Candlelight Processional

But that is not all! The festival usually also includes a holiday attraction overlay at Living with the Land, and Journey Into Imagination with Figment (see Figment in his Christmas sweater!) You can also see a limited-time light show on Spaceship Earth. Plus, you can meet Santa Claus, take part in a cookie stroll, go on a scavenger hunt throughout World Showcase, and more. 

Black and White Cookie

You can start preparing for this year’s event by taking a look at our review of the food from last year’s Festival of the Holidays! While not every single food item will be returning this year, it is always good to get a glimpse into what to expect during the festival. You can check out the video right here:

Now that we know the official dates of the festivals, we begin waiting for the announcements about the Holiday Kitchens. Stay tuned to DFB for more news about EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays and reviews of the event!

Find EVERYTHING you need to know about the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays right here!


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Will you be attending the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays? Let us know in the comments!

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