Epcot is home to two great annual holiday events, Candlelight Processional and Holidays Around the World. Candlelight Processional is a moving re-telling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator who is accompanied by a mass choir and fifty piece orchestra. Holidays Around the World celebrates the holiday festivities in countries all over the world and the differences in each country. As part of Holiday Around the World, there are ten new holiday treats at Epcot that you can try.
You can try a Turkey Waffle at Promenade Refreshments. This “all in one holiday dinner” is a sweet potato waffle topped with turkey and green bean casserole.
Next up is pecan-maple bark in the Canada pavilion which is a tribute to their maple sugar production.
Then, you will pass through the United Kingdom pavilion where they have hot applejack cider with whiskey and a blend of seasonal spices. It’s a great treat to sip while you listen to stories of Father Christmas.
The France pavilion offers bûche de noël au chocolate (chocolate cake shaped like a log) at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie. Another delicious treat in the France pavilion is glace au apin d’epices (gingerbread ice cream) at L’Artisan des Glaces.
The Japan pavilion is serving teriyaki chicken karaage, a Japanese version of crispy fried chicken bites with teriyaki sauce, at Kabuki Cafe. Plus, you can listen to the story of the Daruma doll and Japanese customs of the New Year.
At American Adventure, there are a number of classic holiday treats such as freshly baked gingerbread men, chocolate chunk cookies and sugar cookies, hot chocolate, hot apple cider and peppermint bark at the Sugar and Spice Holiday Bakery. You can find Santa and Mrs. Claus along with holiday carolers here as well as Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations.
The Italy pavilion offers panettone, the sweet bread loaf served at the Gelato kiosk, along with sweet moscato wine and hot chocolate while you meet La Befana, a kind-hearted witch who arrives on the eve of the Epiphany to grant gifts to good children.
In Germany, you can have fruit cake with hot spiced wine as you hear Helga tell the story of the first Christmas tree.
Over in the Norway pavilion, you can learn about the Christmas gnome and try the traditional rice cream at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe.
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