Full Holiday Storyteller line-up and schedule for the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Oct 05, 2022 in "Epcot International Festival of the Holidays"

Posted: Wednesday October 5, 2022 9:35am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has announced the full line-up of Holiday Storytellers for the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the the Holidays.

The storytellers appear throughout EPCOT's World Showcase from November 25 through December 30, 2022.

Las Posadas Celebration – Mexico Pavilion

¡Feliz Navidad! Join the fun and pageantry of Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.

Sundays through Thursdays
11:05 AM, 12:05 PM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 4:10 PM and 5:15 PM
25-minute performances

A Mischievous Magical Barn Santa – Norway Pavilion

Celebrate the season with laughter as a mischievous Barn Santa visits Sigrid, an unsuspecting Christmas storyteller.

Sundays through Saturdays
11:35 AM, 12:35 PM, 1:35 PM, 2:35PM, 4:35PM, 5:35 PM, 6:35 PM and 7:10 PM
15-minute performances

Chinese Lion Dancer – China Pavilion

Catch a glimpse of this colorful performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.



Sundays through Saturdays
Noon, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM
15-minute performances

La Befana – Italy Pavilion
Come hear the tale of La Befana, the kind-hearted witch who visits sleeping young children on the Eve of the Epiphany.

Sundays through Saturdays
11:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:35 PM, 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM and 5:45 PM
15-minute performances

Santa Claus – The Odyssey Pavilion

Get ready for Christmas with Santa Claus now through December 24. Whether you know him as St. Nick, Père Noël or Father Christmas, a visit with jolly Santa Claus brings good cheer to the season.

Sundays through Saturdays
11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM
60-minute performances

Daruma Storyteller – Japan Pavilion

Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year!

Sundays through Saturdays
11:20 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:40 PM, 3:20 PM, 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:50 PM and 6:35 PM
15-minute performances

Hanukkah Storyteller – Between Morocco and France Pavilions

Guests will discover an entertaining celebration of Hanukkah along World Showcase promenade, where a storyteller recounts traveling abroad to explore the diverse music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world.

Sundays through Saturdays
10:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:45 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
15-minute performances

Père Noël – France Pavilion

Visit with Père Noël and rediscover the magic of Christmas through the letter of a delightful child.

Sundays through Saturdays
10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:10 PM, 12:50 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:30 PM and 5:15 PM
15-minute performances

Father Christmas – United Kingdom Pavilion

Join Father Christmas as he rings in the season, sharing the traditions of the United Kingdom and good cheer.



Sundays through Saturdays
10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
15-minute performances

Canadian Holiday Voyageurs – Canada Pavilion

Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North with the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs.

Sundays through Saturdays
11:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM, 3:25 PM, 4:30 PM and 6:35 PM
20-minute performances

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JohnD1 day ago

In a 2012 version, Silent Night is introduced with the story of its first writing. Joy to the World is introduced with One Solitary Life. Now in 2022, Silent Night is introduced by an entirely made up story of Mary and Joseph looking down at Jesus "sleeping peacefully in the manger" "wondering what the future would bring for them". Did that happen? We don't know. But that was made up out of whole swaddling cloths just to introduce Silent Night. I would have rather heard the true story of "Silent Night's" creation. Then we're told that Jesus was a nice man with an "earthly" heart who told us all to "love one another". So they removed the story of Silent Night and a decidedly Christian message in One Solitary Life and replaced that with Jesus where is just a nice prophet. I could get into more theology but that isn't Christian. It's just telling everyone he was nice and lived by the Golden Rule. It only took 10 years, but now we have a watered-down, less Christian Jesus.

JohnD1 day ago

You've never been to a Catholic or Anglican service. Christian aerobics every Sunday. Stand, sit, kneel, repeat.

JohnD1 day ago

I can imagine everyone being confused. Those brought up in Catholic or Anglican ("liturgy") traditions probably stand first. Others who don't know any better see this happening and stand themselves. Then liturgy guests hear Joy to the World so sit and the others follow suit again. Upon hearing again Hallelujah is when confusion ensues. LOL. I guess I would probably remain standing.

ToTBellHop2 days ago

It must be interesting counting down to midnight at like 6:37 pm on 12/30 but it’s a nice offering for kiddos!

DCBaker2 days ago

Here is the Magic Kingdom Holiday entertainment schedule for December 23rd through December 31st: Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration December 23-29 - 6:15pm, 7:25pm, 8:45pm, 10:15pm December 30-31 - 7:45pm, 9pm, 10pm Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade December 23-31 - 12pm and 3pm Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks December 23-29 - 8:15pm Fantasy In The Sky Fireworks December 30-31 - 6:30pm and 11:50pm

MisterPenguin5 days ago

It's a great parade. Aside form the trumpeting toy soldiers, I didn't notice anything missing. But then again, I wouldn't have remembered if there were 6, 8, or 10 elves bouncing the Pixar balls. There is a new Green Army Men jeep with the Pixar group. The skiers were rollerblading and they were *fast*. They really seemed to enjoy themselves. The dance numbers are well choreographed. There's like a 2 minute routine before it repeats. Very well done considering many are CMs-who-move and not actual dancers.

wdwmagic6 days ago

View of MIckey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade from Frontierland https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/mickeys-once-upon-a-christmastime-parade/gallery/01dec2022-mickey's-once-upon-a-christmastime-parade-2022---frontierland.htm https://wdwmagic.twic.pics/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Mickeys-Once-Upon-a-Christmastime-Parade_Full_49571.jpg?twic=v1&twic=v1/resize=2260x1510

jrhwdw7 days ago

IDK if Radio City even uses One Solitary Life anymore. I remember hearing it before it's 75th but not after.......

Zummi Gummi7 days ago

Not exactly. He wandered way off the reservation while reading the One Solitary Life speech and took it as an opportunity to plug his film, The Passion of the Christ (“And like many of you saw in my movie, The Passion of the Christ, on the third day he did rise again and now sits at the right hand of the Father and will come again in the clouds of Heaven.”). After this he was never asked back, and the speech disappeared the following year.

Comped7 days ago

Because of his work on the passion of Christ? Or is there something more Disney specific I didn't know...

nickys8 days ago

The parade will revert to FoF on Jan 1st.

Zummi Gummi8 days ago

Those who liked it have no one to blame but Jim Cavaziel for its removal.

Comped8 days ago

Unfortunately, it seems like most people disagree with you. At least from folks I talk to, including a number of former Disney execs who hated the change. Personally, I'm surprised someone hasn't tried to read it since it got cut, especially the religiously or Disney-traditionally minded...

WDWBryan8 days ago

Anyone know if the Christmas parade will happen on the January 1st or 2nd?