Epcot Holidays Around the World
November 25, 2011–December 30, 2011
International holiday traditions unfold throughout World Showcase Nov. 26-Dec. 30 when storytellers portraying cultural icons of the season – such as France’s Pere Noel, Italy’s LaBefana and America’s Santa Claus – spread messages of goodwill. And to cap off the day, Epcot’s kaleidoscope of lasers, lights, fireworks and music – “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” – takes on a spirited holiday finale.
Cherish the colorful legends and lore of the
holiday season from all over the world. Come listen to the wondrous
stories of France's "Père Noël," Italy's "La Befana" and,
of course, Santa Claus at Epcot® World Showcase.
Please see the Entertainment Schedule for show times.
Here are some highlights:
The most celebrated holiday in all of China is Chinese New Year! Watch
the agile Monkey King weave his tall tale with twists and turns,
as well as the Dragon Legend Acrobats as they bring their New Year's
Lion to life.
La Befana is Italy's good Christmas witch. She comes down the chimney
of the bambinos, or children, and leaves them treats. Come
hear her sweet story of how they love to celebrate the Epiphany in
The American Adventure
Whisper your Christmas wishes in Santa's ear, and take your picture sitting
on his knee. Even Mrs. Claus will be on hand to help with your wishes!
Celebrated in the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, Ramadan is a time
for worship and contemplation. Taarji, our storytelling drummer,
shares the meaning of Ramadan and the nightly celebration that occurs
when the fast is broken.
Père Noël awaits your visit as he unfolds the story of little
Babette and her wishes at Christmas time. Share your wishes with Père
Noël, too! Celebrate and enjoy the foods that make up le réveillon,
the Christmas Eve feast.
Mickey's Tree Lighting Treat
Join Mickey as he gathers his friends at this
special time of year to celebrate the holiday with an array of traditions.
Tap your toes to international holiday music, and feel the peace and
goodwill as the final tradition — lighting the tree — brings
us all together.
Daily at 6:00 p.m.
IllumiNations Reflections of Earth
Witness a thrilling nighttime kaleidoscope as
the sky erupts with over 1,000 laser bursts and the extraordinary Earth
Globe floats across the lagoon. Treasure the spirit of the season as
this special musical finale features the song "Let There Be Peace on
Earth" with a special message of holiday good will.