While the holiday decorations of Future World are understated, one standout is the garden areas. Here you’ll find festive poinsettias and pine trees, Mickey Mouse-shaped shrubbery, and other classy touches.
World Showcase is always an interesting place to visit. You can find cultural and culinary aspects of 11 different countries from around the world.
But with the added holiday celebrations, this area really takes the enriching cultural experience to a new level. Each of the World Showcase pavilions is decorated to reflect the country it represents.
Besides the decorations, Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays celebration hosts storytellers throughout the holiday season. Each pavilion hosts a storyteller who spins tales from their native country.
Epcot’s Candlelight Processional has long been a favorite Disney holiday tradition.
Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, this event is held nightly (at 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15) in The America Gardens Theatre and runs through the end of December. Despite hosting nightly three performances, the Candlelight Processional still seeing huge crowds at each performance.
One way to guarantee that you will get a good seat is to book a dining package that includes seating for the show.
Another option is to wait in the “standby” line in the hopes that you can secure a seat without reserving a dining package.
If you do not have any luck with the standby line, you can still see squeeze into the walkway at the back of the theater and (hopefully) see the show that way.
Your best bet is really to pay a little more and reserve a dining package for the show.
As always, we recommend that you speak with a commission-free Disney Travel Agent to discuss your options.
IllumiNations: Holiday Tag
The holiday version of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is a short but spectacular holiday fireworks display.
It takes place nightly at 9:30 PM (rather than its typical 9:00 PM time) and “Let There Be Peace on Earth” plays in the background as the sky lights up.
Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season
Tucked behind the Fountain of Nations you will find Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season.
As you may have guessed by its name, the show features a powerful gospel celebration to celebrate the holiday season.
Joyful! runs a few times daily from the day after Thanksgiving until a few days before the new year.