Epcot's Holidays Around the World offering seasonal food and drink

Oct 28, 2016 in "Epcot International Festival of the Holidays"

Posted: Friday October 28, 2016 2:52pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Epcot's Holidays Around the World begins November 25, and will see the return of seasonal food and drink around World Showcase.

Germany Pavilion

Prost! in Germany will serve artisan cheese plate or sauerbraten with red cabbage and spätzle. Drinks include alcoholic ciders, Williams Punch (hot), Caramel Kiss featuring Werther’s Caramel and glüwein (house-made hot spiced wine).

American Adventure

American Holiday Table in the American Adventure Pavilion will be serving Slow-roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. And seared pork tenderloin with green bean casserole, roasted sweet potato wedges and a Champagne demi-glace. Drinks include Shipyard Eggnog White Porter Aged on Bourbon, Firenog (eggnog with Fireball Whisky), Great American Wine Company Red Blend and Chardonnay, hot chocolate, eggnog and Cocoa Candy Cane (hot chocolate with peppermint Schnapps).

Alpine House

Alpine Haus between Morocco and France will offer duck confit, dumplings and roasted Brussels sprouts with a fig reduction; cheese fondue in a bread bowl with fresh steamed vegetables, and sachertorte, a chocolate cake with apricot jam and dark chocolate glaze. Drinks include Frozen Winter Spice Hot Chocolate featuring Twinings of London Tea (alcoholic and non-alcoholic version available) Weingut Stadt Krems Gruner Vetliner White Wine and Heinrich Red Blend.

Seasonal Southern Delights

Seasonal Southern Delights near World Showcase Plaza is offering hoppin’ john (black-eyed peas, ham hocks and kale with rice and cornbread crumbles); blackened catfish with white cheddar grits with okra, tomato and onion stew, and chocolate pecan tart. Drinks include Frozen S’Mores and Central 28 beers.

Feast of the Three Kings

Feast of the Three Kings Feast near World Showcase Plaza pays homage to Three Kings Day, widely celebrated in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean. Look for a shredded beef tamale with avocado crema; roasted pork with mashed yucca and pickled green bananas, and Three Kings Bread. Drinks will include a Coquito (coconut milk) and Coquito with rum floater.

Around Epcot

Hot and cold drinks will be offered all around World Showcase, as well as holidays sweets such as the Mickey Santa Hat cupcake at Fountain View restaurant, chocolate honey baklava in Morocco, panettone (Italian Christmas cake) in Italy, gingerbread ice cream and buche de Noel au chocolat (Christmas cake shaped like a log) in France, pai cha (Beijing-style fried dough twist with sesame) in China and guava tamales in Mexico.

You can sample the seasonal tastes through December 30 2016.

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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?