Full entertainment line-up and schedule for the 2016 Holidays Around the World at Epcot

Nov 25, 2016 in "Epcot International Festival of the Holidays"

Posted: Friday November 25, 2016 6:05am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is the full line-up and schedule of the 2016 Holidays Around the World at Epcot entertainment.


All entertainment is included with regular park admission, park hours are extended to 9:30pm November 25 to December 24 2016, then 10:30pm from December 25 to December 30 2016.

Performances take place daily from November 25 to December 30 2016 - check daily in the park for any changes to the schedule.

Reflections of Earth

With Peace on Earth Finale 9:30pm, from November 25 to December 24 2016, then 10:30pm from December 24 to December 30 2016.

American Music Machine

On Future World's Fountain Stage, a five person a cappella group performs some of the holiday's most beloved songs. 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm.

Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season

A unique blend of the soulful expressiveness of Gospel and Inspirational Music with the sounds of Jazz, R&B and Urban Music. 1:25pm, 2:25pm, 3:25pm, 4:25pm at the Fountain Stage in Future World.

Candlelight Processional

A joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir. 5pm, 6:45pm, 8:15pm. More details.

Holiday Storytellers

Performances take place daily from November 25 to December 29 2016.

Canada - The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs

Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North. 12:25pm, 1:20pm, 2:15pm, 3:10pm, 4:25pm, 6pm

United Kingdom - Father Christmas

Join Father Christmas, as he rings in the season, with traditions of the United Kingdom and good cheer. 1:05pm, 2pm, 2:55pm, 4:30pm, 5:40pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm

France - Père Noël

Discover the magic of Père Noël and the joy of the season through a Christmas letter from a child. 11:20am, 11:55am, 12:30pm, 1:20pm, 2:10pm, 3:40pm, 4:25pm, 5:40pm

Morocco - Morocco Holiday Entertainment

Take a journey through seasons of holidays in Morocco, where celebrations are “the spice of life!” 12:45pm, 2pm, 2:50pm, 3:25pm, 5:15pm, 6:10pm, 7:25pm.

Japan - Daruma

Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year! 12pm, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6:10pm, 6:45pm.

Italy - La Befana

Meet the kind-hearted witch who arrives on the Eve of the Epiphany to grant gifts to good children. 1:40pm, 2:35pm, 3:30pm, 4:25pm, 5:45pm, 6:25pm, 7pm, 7:30pm.

Germany - Helga

Listen as Helga tells the story of the first Christmas tree and the tale of her first Nutcracker. 1:40pm, 2:40pm, 3:40pm, 4:40pm, 5:25pm, 6:35pm, 7:35pm, 8:30pm.

China - Chinese Lion Dancers

The colorful Chinese Lion Dance brings good fortune and happiness to all during the Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival. 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:40pm.

Norway - Sigrid and Julenissen

Enjoy the season of joy and fun with Sigrid and Julenissen, the mischievous Christmas gnome. 11:15am, 12pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm.

Mexico - Mariachis and Dancers

Celebrate a Feliz Navidad and join in the color and excitement of the music, dances and traditions of a Holiday Fiesta! 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm.

American Adventure - Santa and Mrs. Claus

Whisper your Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear. Even Mrs. Claus will be here! 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm.

American Adventure - Hanukkah

Discover the traditions of Hanukkah, the story of the brave Maccabees and the miracle of the burning oil lamp. 12:15pm, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4pm, 4:45pm.

American Adventure - Kwanzaa

Experience the spirit of Kwanzaa, a celebration of unity, creativity and pride. 12pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm.

American Adventure - Voices of Liberty

Appearing in Dickens costumes, the Voices of Liberty a cappella group presents a special seasonal repertoire of holiday favorites. 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm.
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Figment82Dec 19, 2016

The storytellers are very much worth it! For a park that's all but lost its Christmas decor, they add a really unique festive touch. A bit of warning from personal experience - if you try to see them all in one day, plan ahead carefully. We found that the show times didn't align in ways that made it easy to casually wander World Showcase. For example, the Three Kings show would end and the closest starting show time would be Father Christmas in the UK, whereas the Norway Storyteller next door wouldn't be for another hour. We found ourselves jumping back and forth and I think we saw them over a period of a few days during the Holiday season. I'm not sure if their scheduling has changed in recent years.

Kman101Dec 19, 2016

They are absolutely worth seeing. Epcot, well World Showcase, is my favorite around Christmas. Don't forget about the musical acts as well. At least Epcot's offerings are free with admission. While the Christmas Party at the MK is still mostly worthwhile, and the new Christmas stage show helps, I prefer Epcot. (Before anyone says it, yes you can see the parade and stage show at MK during the week of Christmas and New Years but the crowds ....)

Princess LeiaDec 19, 2016

Thanks :)

wdwmagicDec 19, 2016

They are the same each year, but worthwhile seeing.

MisterPenguinDec 19, 2016

If you go here: https://www.youtube.com/user/InsideTheMagic/videos and scroll down a bit, they have a video of each of the holidays story-tellers. You can check them out for quality. They generally are the same each year, though, Norway, I believe is new (they had simultaneous Vikings and Gnomes streetmosphere!)

Princess LeiaDec 19, 2016

I have a couple of questions about the storytellers (I don't believe I've ever been to Epcot for the Christmas holiday season, so I'm looking forward to the trip next year)- Are they typically the same offerings every year? What is the quality like? One of my favorite things about Epcot is how I can usually have no schedule in the afternoon, but I'd like to go from country to country to see the storytellers if they're good.

MisterPenguinDec 19, 2016

That's really odd. I saw it up front the previous Saturday night and from Pop this last Tuesday and the two big finishers were there.

TimeTripDec 18, 2016

Saw the POE tag tonight. I don't know what happened, but it felt like the grand finale kind of sputtered to the end. The big wall of fireworks just wasn't there and neither was the "I can't hear myself think" seconds of boom at the end. What a letdown to an otherwise great show. Maybe it was an off night? Will come back later this week to see it again.

HauntedMansionFLADec 14, 2016

I had several places in the survey to type out my thoughts which I was honest about.

21stampsDec 14, 2016

Did you have a place where you could type a response, or multiple choice only?

HauntedMansionFLADec 14, 2016

Just did my survey

ElvisMickeyDec 12, 2016

Nope. They were open until 9.

21stampsDec 11, 2016

Maybe on weekends it's open later? Not sure. I am sure that I wish me and kiddo could be in that park next Friday!

HauntedMansionFLADec 11, 2016

Doesn't the park close at 7:00?