Halloween might not officially be here just yet, but the holidays are right around the corner at Walt Disney World.
Speaking of, Disney released more details on Thursday, Oct. 22 about the Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, which begins on Nov. 27 and runs through Dec. 30, 2020.
As previously announced, this year’s festival will be modified and won’t include the Candlelight Processional, but there’s still so much to look forward to, including:
- A new scavenger hunt called “Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition,” where you’ll hunt for holiday traditions around World Showcase that Olaf has misplaced. All you have to do is purchase a map at Mouse Gear, Disney Traders, or World Traveler at International Gateway, and after find them all, you’ll receive a gift (while supplies last).
- The return of the Holiday Cookie Stroll, where you’ll receive a complimentary Peppermint Minnie Cookie for completing the challenge. All you have to do is collect five stamps after trying five different cookies on the list. There’s also a cookie jar to collect all of your cookies that’s available for purchase at the Holiday Markets throughout World Showcase (while supplies last). Here are the official cookie stroll locations:
- Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany): Linzer Cookie
- American Holiday Table (America): Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
- Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada): Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
- Festival Favorites (World Showplace): Gingerbread Cookie
- L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen (Between Morocco and France): Black-and-White Cookie
- Performances by Voices of Liberty and Mariachi Cobre in the American Gardens Theatre. Mariachi Cobre will also celebrate Las Posadas, a celebration of Mexican holiday customs through music and dance.
- Other performances include JAMMitors on the Mill Stage in Canada and JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season in the World Showplace.
- Better yet, enjoy holiday cavalcades, including “Frozen Holiday Promenade ” and “Mickey and Friends Holiday World Tour.” Plus, Santa Claus will go around the World Showcase in a grand horse-drawn tour.
Of course, there are multiple holiday kitchens to enjoy, including:
- American Holiday Table (American Adventure)
- Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany)
- Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza)
- Festival Favorites (World Showplace)
- Holiday Hearth (World Showplace)
- Holiday Sweets & Treats (Promenade Refreshments)
- L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen (Between Morocco and France)
- Le Marché de Noël Holiday Kitchen (France)
- Mele Kalikimaka (Showcase Plaza)
- Posadas Holiday Kitchen (Mexico)
- Prost! (World Showplace
- Sapphire Holiday Kitchen (Morocco)
- Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China)
- Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen (Japan)
- Tuscany Holiday Kitchen (Italy)
- Yukon Holiday Kitchen (Canada)
And there are also these additional locations to check out:
- Funnel Cake (American Adventure): Sweet Potato Casserole Funnel Cake
- Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company: Caramel Tinsel Latte and Donut
- Refreshment Outpost: Warm Brown Sugar Stuffed Pretzel with Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
- Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza): Holiday poutine, T.G. Lee Eggnog with Spiced Rum
We’ll let you know when full menus are released.
Even during these current times, Epcot is still finding ways to celebrate the seasons, including with the Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts, which begins Jan. 8, 2021 and runs through Feb. 22.