Details announced for the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Oct 22, 2020 in "Epcot International Festival of the Holidays"

The 'Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays' gets underway on November 27 2020 at EPCOT, offering a physically distanced modified version of the park's normal festivities.

As previously announced, there will be no Candlelight Processional, Holiday firework show or Holiday Storytellers.

At this year’s festival, Holiday Kitchens make a return throughout World Showcase, including three kitchens inside World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. Festival favorites include the slow-roasted turkey from the American Holiday Table, pork schnitzel at the Bavaria Holiday Kitchen or the beef bourguignon from the Yukon Holiday Kitchen.

Voices of Liberty will share favorite carols at the America Gardens Theatre and Mariachi Cobre will bring to life Las Posadas, a celebration of Mexican holiday customs through music and dance. Over at the Canada pavilion, JAMMitors will perform at the Mill Stage. JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season will bring R&B, gospel, contemporary and traditional Christmas and holiday music to the World ShowPlace.

The cavalcades will get a seasonal overlay, with Queen Anna and Elsa in the “Frozen Holiday Promenade,” Mickey Mouse and his pals on the “Mickey and Friends Holiday World Tour,” and Santa Claus on a grand horse-drawn tour around World Showcase.

The Holiday Cookie Stroll returns this year, where you can purchase any five cookies from participating Holiday Kitchens, and finish your journey with a sixth, complimentary cookie.

Finally and new for this year is “Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition,” a festive adventure around World Showcase to round up holiday traditions Olaf misplaces. You can purchase the expedition map at Mouse Gear, Disney Traders or World Traveler at International Gateway, then look for hidden Olafs throughout the World Showcase pavilions. Once you find them all, you’ll receive a gift worth melting for (while supplies last).

Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth takes place Nov. 27-Dec. 30, 2020 and is included with regular theme park admission.

Read more about 2020 holidays at Walt Disney World.

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Article Posted: Oct 22, 2020 / 3:40pm ET
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TrainChasers11 hours ago

Kinda like they do at MK on a regular basis for move it shake it and trolley show? It’s sad that we are hoping that the cavalcade last in parks that used to have daily parades. :(

scpergj11 hours ago

Good? The Tim Tracker is the worst of the vloggers. Their editing sucks, they won’t ride anything indoors or go to restaurants. they order food, carry it to some hidden corner where Covid can’t find them, then complain that the food is cold, warm, not good, whatever. Those two are fools.

Disney Analyst16 hours ago

In case you want a good tour of the event: Lots of fun it seems, busy.

Giss Neric1 day ago

Normal state would mean normal crowds. It would be hard to tell guests walking on both directions to move for a cavalcade, especially if these are still surprised and unscheduled ones.

mnelson31 day ago

Was wondering where those were from! Those songs floating around anywhere? :-)

MisterPenguin1 day ago

While it would be nice, I would think the promenade is too busy and crowded to allow a cavalcade to go through. For now, the cavalcades are the replacement for all the M&Gs, and they'll certainly return.

castlecake2.01 day ago

I’ve noticed that too. I saw some at beach club today, but for the most part they’re missing his year. I think it’s because, like you said, a lot were grown onsite and that department was furloughed most of the year. There’s also a lot of areas that used to be planted with annuals that have been filled in with shrubs, missing hanging baskets etc around the parks and resorts, which I hope will return once things get back to normalish.

Goofnut19801 day ago

Has anyone noticed none of the parks are using poinsettias? I thought they grew some of the plants themselves and then outsourced a bunch? thought that was odd not to see them everywhere in all of the pics...

techgeek1 day ago

I think that’s an excellent question, not only for Epcot but for every park. The resources to produce them have largely been drawn from the shuttered meet and greets, so I think the answer is layered in with the question of how meet and greets will evolve in the post-covid world.

SplashZander1 day ago

Once the world returns to a somewhat normal state, would there be a possibility of cavalcades remaining at Epcot?

jrhwdw1 day ago

Saw Mickey's Epcot Cavalcade on YT. It uses the Music from Mickey's Happy Holidays from DCA last year, both songs! Yes!!

techgeek1 day ago

Overall looks like a nice range of menus with some different offerings, all things considered not a bad line-up... Then I get to: Holiday Sweets and Treats: “Hot Dog with Chips... $9.50” ... did someone in F&B sneak that one in there just to troll us?

Nunu1 day ago

I was waiting for this, thank you!