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The Whole Family Will Enjoy the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Sometimes families skip EPCOT because they think that it is going to be boring for their little ones. If you decide to not visit EPCOT this holiday season, you and your children will be missing out. The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is underway, and there is plenty of extra fun for even the youngest members of your family.

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt is a great activity for all ages! You can purchase a map for $9.99. It will have a set of stickers with it.

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Your next step is to search for Olaf in the locations on the map, he’s been looking for holiday traditions. Once you find Olaf, place the corresponding sticker at that spot on the map. Kids love looking for him, and it keeps them busy.

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Once your map is full, you can redeem it for a prize. If you don’t fill up the map or you put some stickers in the wrong place, don’t worry about it. You will still receive your prize, no questions asked.

Another type of scavenger hunt is the Holiday Cookie Stroll. You will purchase five different cookies at the Holiday Kitchens, you’ll find the locations in your Festival Passport. Have the Passport stamped, and then you can receive a sixth cookie for free. This one you do need to complete to receive the prize.

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There are other kid-friendly options at the holiday kitchens. There are holiday donuts, turkey with all the trimmings, and Pumpkin Pie Funnel Cake. There are extra non-alcoholic beverages that they might want to try as well.

The Gingerbread Capital Monuments are inside the American Adventure building. The display isn’t as large as the one last year, but it’s still worth a look.

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The kids will also enjoy the extra entertainment around World Showcase. They can meet Santa Claus (socially distanced) in the American Adventure Pavilion.

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They’ll love the dancers and pinatas in Mexico. You and your children can hear holiday stories in Norway, Japan, and Italy. Check the My Disney Experience App for showtimes.

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One great way to let the kids burn off some extra energy is by watching JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season. Children can sing and dance to some of their favorite holiday songs, and you’ll be amazed by the talent on stage.

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If your kids are old enough to sit through a longer show, take them to the Candlelight Processional. The holiday classic has returned this year, and this is an experience that you won’t soon forget.

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The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays runs daily through December 30. It is included with your Theme Park admission.

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.