Disney confirms new holiday lighting show for Spaceship Earth, the debut of all-new holiday remix at Guardians of the Galaxy, and Glimmering Greenhouses at EPCOT

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Posted: Tuesday November 22, 2022 1:24pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has announced a few more details today for the upcoming 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.

Continuing the trend of seasonal lighting design, Spaceship Earth will debut a new light display invoking some of the sights of winter, including snowflakes, northern lights and warm candles.

The Living with the Land – Glimmering Greenhouses make a return, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind debuts its all-new holiday remix from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30.

Learn more about the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, including Candlelight Processional and the Holiday Kitchens.

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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?