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Dining Guide to the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
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Even though we are still celebrating the International Food and Wine Festival, EPCOT has announced exciting news about the 2023 International Festival of the Holidays. Here at DisneyDining.com, we are bringing you all the updates and your complete dining guide for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.

The Festival of the Holidays is one of four seasonal festivals hosted in EPCOT. Other seasonal festivals include the International Festival of the Arts, the International Flower and Garden Festival, and the International Food and Wine Festival, presented by CORKCICLE.

The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will begin on November 24 and continue through December 30, 2023. This year’s festival will feature specialty Walt Disney World merchandise, scavenger hunts, seasonally decorated attractions, the annual Candlelight Processional, and tons of seasonal dining.

Festival Holiday Kitchens

American Holiday Table EPCOT's International Festival of the Holidays

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Disney has announced the Holiday Kitchens that will be returning to World Showcase for the 2023 festival. Even though Disney hasn’t released all the details of the booths’ menus yet, we are excited to take a look at the Holiday Kitchens present for 2023.

American Holiday Table

American Holiday Table is located in the American Adventure Pavilion. This kitchen features homestyle American cooking with comforting holiday dishes.

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen EPCOT's International Festival of the Holidays

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Head to the Germany Pavilion to try out Bavaria Holiday Kitchen. This location features refreshing German beverages and classic German holiday cuisine.

Bubbles & Brine

Located near World Showcase’s Port of Entry, Guests will find Bubbles & Brine. This booth has returned from EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival, featuring specialty Champagne and seafood dishes.

Char & Chop

Char & Chop is also returning for another EPCOT festival featuring gourmet butcher meats. Guests can find this Holiday Kitchen near Disney Traders.

Holiday Hearth Desserts

For EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays, The Odyssey will host Holiday Hearth Desserts. This kitchen brings sweet treats and hot cocoa.

Holiday Sweets & Treats

Delight in delicious cookies, hot cocoa, and sweet sips. This Holiday Kitchen is located near Port of Entry in EPCOT’s World Showcase.

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen is located between EPCOT’s Morocco and France Pavilions. This kitchen features classic deli dishes with a dash of New York style.

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen

Head to EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion to enjoy the southern holiday comfort dishes at Las Posadas. Seasonal sips complement the dishes at this Holiday Kitchen.

Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen

This Holiday Kitchen in World Showcase’s France Pavilion features seasonal entrees and refreshing specialty cocktails.

Nochebuena Cucina

Head to EPCOT’s World Discovery near the Park’s popular Test Track attraction. Here, you’ll find Nochebuena Cucina, serving up delicious Latin cuisine.

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen

EPCOT’s China Pavilion is home to Shanghai Holiday Kitchen for this year’s Festival of the Holidays. Enjoy classic Chinese dishes as you celebrate the season.

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen

Travel to Japan to visit Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen. This kitchen serves delicious Japanese cuisine all season long.

Swirled Showcase

Returning for a second EPCOT festival this year, Swirled Showcase serves frozen treats and beverages. You can find this Holiday Kitchen near Port of Entry in EPCOT’s World Showcase.

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

Tangierine Cafe Sign

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This Moroccan restaurant is hosting another EPCOT festival this holiday season. Enjoy grilled kebabs and hard ciders with seasonal flair.

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

In EPCOT’s Italy Pavilion, you will find the Tuscany Holiday Kitchen. This dining location will feature classic Italian holiday cuisine with specialty beverages.

Wine & Wedge

Returning from EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival, Wine & Wedge will join the Festival of the Holidays. This booth is located near Disney Traders, serving artisanal cheeses paired with signature sips.

Yukon Holiday Kitchen

Yukon Holiday Kitchen

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Head north to EPCOT’s Canada Pavilion to stop by the Yukon Holiday Kitchen.

A Yuletide Tale

During your holiday visit to Walt Disney World, don’t miss out on A Yuletide Tale. This performance shares the story of Christmas, told by celebrity narrators. You can enjoy A Yuletide Tale at the America Gardens Theater in EPCOT’s World Showcase.

This Christmas story is presented on select days between November 24 and December 30, 2023. Showtimes take place on the selected days at 5:15 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.

Candlelight Processional Dining Package

Candlelight Processional EPCOT's International Festival of the Holidays

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Experience EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays in a whole new way by reserving a Candlelight Processional Dining Package this year. The Candlelight Processional is an essential piece of EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays, returning each year.

The Processional features A Yuletide Tale with a celebrity narrator, an orchestra, and a magnificent choir. This year’s celebrity narrators include Chrissy Metz, Luis Fonsi, Ann-Margaret, Simu Liu, John Stamos, Neil Patrick Harris, Marlee Matlin, Brendan Fraser, Eva Longoria, Joey McIntyre, Sterling K. Brown, Jordan Fisher, Steven Curtis Chapman, Audra McDonald, and Lisa Ling.

The Candlelight Processional Dining Package includes a meal and reserved seating for Guests at the nightly Candlelight Processional. Dining Packages require an advanced dining reservation, which can be made online beginning October 17, 2023. Reservations go quickly, so we recommend reserving a dining package as soon as possible.

If you decide to look for a Candlelight Processional Dining Package last minute, you may be able to purchase a same-day dining package at Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue. These same-day packages include a meal and guaranteed seating at the Candlelight Processional later that day.

For your meal, choose between eight signature EPCOT restaurants located throughout World Showcase and World Nature. Each Dining Package is priced according to the following information, taxes and gratuity excluded:

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway Pavilion)

  • Adults (ages 10 & up) Breakfast $71.00
  • Kids (ages 9 & under) Breakfast $45.00
  • Adults (ages 10 & up) Lunch/Dinner $83.00
  • Kids (ages 9 & under) Lunch/Dinner $53.00

Biergarten Restaurant (Germany Pavilion)

  • Adults (ages 10 & up) $65.00
  • Kids (ages 9 & under) $37.00

Coral Reef Restaurant (The Living Seas)

  • Adults (ages 10 & up) $78.00
  • Kids (ages 9 & under) $32.00

Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land Pavilion)

  • Adults (ages 10 & up) Breakfast $63.00
  • Kids (ages 9 & under) Breakfast $40.00
  • Adults (ages 10 & up) Lunch/Dinner $78.00
  • Kids (ages 9 & under) Lunch/Dinner $50.00

Le Cellier Steakhouse (Canada Pavilion)

  • Adults (ages 10 & up) $104.00
  • Kids (ages 9 & under) $42.00

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (American Adventure Pavilion)

  • Adults (ages 10 & up) $41.00

* This restaurant offers same-day dining packages only

Rose & Crown Dining Room (United Kingdom Pavilion)

  • Adults (ages 10 & up) $66.00
  • Kids (ages 9 & under) $29.00

Spice Road Table (Morocco Pavilion)

  • Adults (ages 10 & up) $55.00
  • Kids (ages 9 & under) $24.00

Holiday Cookie Stroll

Holiday Cookie Stroll Gingerbread Cookies EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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This year, the Holiday Cookie Stroll is returning to the World Showcase! Travel throughout the festival locations, purchase five cookies at participating locations, and collect stamps in your Festival Passport. Once you’ve collected five stamps, bring your stamped Festival Passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats to receive a specialty cookie.

Are you excited for EPCOT’s International Festival or the Holidays? Let us know in the comments below!

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.