It’s one of the best parts about Epcot’s holiday festivities…the Holidays Around The World. This edutainment event, which takes place from November 29 through December 30 this year, celebrates the festive season by introducing guests to holiday traditions from around the globe.
Guests are immersed in cultural heritage of each nation by letting them get up close and personal with holiday storytellers who share customs from each country. Some of these storytellers include Father Christmas from the United Kingdom, Père Noël from France, the Monkey King from China, and La Befana from Italy.
This year, the Holidays Around The World mix grows with the addition of a new musical group in the Canada Pavilion. The group, which is known as The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs, will include some members of the popular Celtic rock band, Off Kilter. Performing on The Mill Stage, the Voyageurs will take guests on a musical journey where they will explore some of Canada’s holiday traditions. Included in their sets will be spirited renditions of holiday favorite “The Christmas Jig,” a traditional mummer’s carol, a medley in celebration of the feast of Le Réveillon, and more.
The Holidays Around The World are a really intriguing a part of the holiday celebrations that take place at Epcot. It’s so interesting to learn about how different countries celebrate this festive time of year, because while we may not all celebrate the same things, it really is a joyous time of year for all! Pair this up with the Candlelight Processional and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth with the Peace on Earth tag at the end, and you have one fantastic night!