If you’ve ever dreamt of spending the holidays in another country, Epcot gives you a taste of what that is like courtesy of World Showcase Storytellers.
What makes the Festival of the Holidays so special is the chance to learn about how different cultures celebrate the holidays, including how they view Santa Claus and what he means to them.
The different Santas and other Storytellers are stationed in the World Showcase country pavilions, where they share their holiday traditions from around the world.
And if you’re hoping to see Santa during your Walt Disney World visit, Epcot is the best park to visit since you can see multiple Santas.
Here are the Storytellers (including Santa) that you can find at Epcot during the holiday season.
Santas in the World Showcase
These are the Santas you can find in Epcot during the holiday season.
You’ll be able to say hello to Santa here through December 24.
Santa will be available every day for 60 minute windows at the following times:
You can visit with Père Noël in the France pavilion and rediscover the magic of Christmas through the letter of a delightful child.
You can find Père Noël performing 15-minute shows Sundays through Saturdays:
In the Norway pavilion, a mischievous magical Barn Santa visits Sigrid, an unsuspecting Christmas storyteller.
You can find the Barn Santa performing 15-minute shows Sundays through Saturdays:
United Kingdom Pavilion
Father Christmas makes an appearance in the United Kingdom pavilion and shares the traditions of the U.K. and good cheer.
You can find the Father Christmas performing 15-minute shows Sundays through Saturdays:
World Showcase Storytellers
In addition to the Santa World Showcase Storytellers, these are the other storytellers (that aren’t Santas) available during the Festival of the Holidays.
In the Mexico Pavilion, the Las Posadas Celebration features dancers, piñatas, and the music of Mariachi Cobre.
Performances are 25 minutes and happen Sundays through Thursdays.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional Chinese folk music played by renowned musicians known as the Si-Zhu Trio.
You can catch 15-minute performances in the China Pavilion Mondays through Fridays.
There is also the Chinese Lion Dancer is a colorful performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.
You can catch 15-minute performances in the China Pavilion Saturdays and Sundays.
You can listen to the tale of La Befana, a kind-hearted witch who visits sleeping children on the eve of the Epiphany.
She performs Sundays through Saturdays in the Italy Pavilion. Shows are 15 minutes long.
The Daruma Storyteller tells the story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year.
Shows are 15 minutes and occur Sundays through Saturdays in the Japan Pavilion.
Between France and Morocco
Between the France and Morocco pavilions is the Hanukkah Storyteller, where a storyteller recounts traveling abroad to explore the diverse music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world.
This storyteller performs Sundays through Saturdays. Shows are 15 minutes long.
In the Canada Pavilion, Canadian Holiday Voyageurs explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North.
Shows are 20 minutes and happen Sundays through Saturdays.
Read more about Christmas at Disney World
Can’t get enough of the holidays at Walt Disney World? Check out these posts for helpful information and tips!
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- Overview of Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays
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- Where to Find Santa Claus at Walt Disney World
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- Guide to Storytellers at Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays
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