30 Nov THE START OF EPCOT’S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE HOLIDAYS
Just as all the leftovers are done being put away into those Holiday themed ZipLoc bags, Disney’s Christmas celebrations get even bigger, bolder, and more magical! The day after Thanksgiving, November 26th, Epcot is opening up the Holiday Cookie Stroll and The Candle Light Processional.
As mentioned in our previous blog, Disney World Thanksgiving Tips. Epcot will begin it’s annual Holiday Cookie Stroll where sugar lovers can stroll through the World Showcase with their Festive Passports and collect stamps for all 5 of the Disney Signature Holiday cookies. The official locations have finally been announced are listed below:
*American Holiday Table : Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE® Dark Chocolate
*Bavaria Holiday Kitchen: Linzer Cookie
*Holiday Hearth Desserts: Gingerbread Cookie
*L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen: Black and White Cookie
*Yukon Holiday Kitchen: SNICKERS®-Doodle Cookie with SNICKERS® bar pieces
Remember, after you’ve collected all five cookie stamps, you will receive a specialty Holiday
Cookie for completing the challenge. ( I always thought it was challenge not to eat five Holiday cookies in a day. Reason #122521 Why we love Disney! )
What’s more magical than Disney and Christmas?
That’s not a riddle. I can’t think of anything more magically merrier either.
Cue: Epcot’s Candlelight Processional
Even though all stores in November and December are filled with 40% off signs in red and green- Disney does not let us forget the true meaning of Christmas. This tradition dates back to 1958 in Disneyland and has been with WDW since the park opened in 1971. Candles are lit and held as the biblical story of Christmas is told by a celebrity with a whimsical symphony background that could bring a tear to Ursula herself. The line up is as follows:
November 26 through November 28
November 29 through December 1
December 2 through December 4
*Alton Fitzgerald White
December 5 through December 7
December 8 through December 10
December 11 through December 13
December 14 through December 16
December 17 through December 19
*Courtney B. Vance
December 20 through December 22
*Steven Curtis Chapman
December 23 through December 25
December 26 through December 28
December 29 through December 30
This lineup is an early holiday gift to us all! And if you think that is impressive, you should see what Epcot is cooking up on its Holiday Kitchens menu. Stay tuned and save some room…there’s more holiday food and fun coming your way!