Festival of the Holidays Family Video Review

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Festival of the Holidays Family Video Review 2021

Festival of the Holidays Family Video Review 2021 – In December 2021, My Central Florida Family enjoyed an evening at Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays. This is our Family Video Review.

Festival of the Holidays Family Video Review 2021

What:

Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays is one of our favorite events of the year in part because of the amazing food it offers, but also because of the spirit of Christmas they put on display! The Candlelight Processional is so beautifully done and with celebrity narrators, it makes it that much more magical. From new holiday merchandise for the kids and family to enjoy holiday cultures around the world through an amazing menu, decor and more, Festival of the Holidays is an event that you can enjoy with your family.

Where and When:

Epcot | November 26 – December 30, 2021

Family Video Review:

More About the Festival of the Holidays:

The soul-stirring “Candlelight Processional” returns to the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth now through Dec. 30, 2021. It’s one of the many cherished cultural traditions from around the globe that make up this popular festival. Guests will also discover savory seasonal flavors, uplifting entertainment and storytelling guaranteed to stir the Yuletide senses with wide-eyed wonderment.

To top it all off, this year’s festival takes place during The World’s Most Magical Celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort. The celebration adds to the merrymaking with events taking on an EARidescent glow.

To the delight of all, EPCOT welcomes back “Candlelight Processional,” a Disney Parks tradition. This heartwarming production at America Gardens Theatre features the Voices of Liberty a capella ensemble, a choir of Disney cast members, live orchestra and celebrity narrators retelling the Christmas story.

Award-winning actors, singers and TV personalities scheduled to perform include: Chita Rivera, Lisa Ling, Andy Garcia, Steven Curtis Chapman, Blair Underwood and Pat Sajak.

Elsewhere around the festival:

  • Guests of all ages can take part in Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt to search for holiday traditions Olaf has gathered from around the world—and lost along the way!
  • A stirring and uplifting performance of music in celebration of Christmas and Kwanzaa “JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season” returns to the World Showcase Plaza Stage.
  • Holiday traditions of the world come to life around World Showcase with storytellers, musical acts and other performers. Unique presentations include Las Posadas at the Mexico pavilion, the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs in the Canada pavilion, a Chinese Lion Dance celebrating the new year in the China pavilion, a Hannukkah storyteller along the promenade and other delightful holiday storytellers in France, Italy, Japan, Norway and United Kingdom.
  • Holiday Kitchens will cook up treasured recipes from around the globe—from slow-roasted turkey and holiday pot pie to pumpkin gingerbread cheesecake and peppermint sundaes.
  • Mmmm… savor the aromas from the all-new Chestnuts and Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen that will dish out fire-roasted chestnuts and cinnamon-glazed almonds and cashews.
  • Lace up your sneakers for the Holiday Cookie Stroll. Purchase any five cookies from any of the official Cookie Stroll locations. Once your Festival Passport shows five stamps, bring it to Holiday Sweets & Treats to receive a specialty cookie.
  • Shop around the world for those on your holiday gift list without leaving EPCOT. From designer French fragrances and handmade confectionery treats to festive holiday wines and teas from around the world, there is something for everyone on your gift list.
  • No holiday celebration is complete without the Jolly Old Man himself. From now through Dec. 24, Santa Claus pays a visit to The American Adventure, giving guests the opportunity to wave hello, pose for a photo and share their fondest Christmas wish.

Out Top 5 Tips:

  1. Don’t miss out on the food and drinks options to make the experience delicious!
  2. Purchase a gift card for food and merchandise to help set a budget and make food and merchandise purchases a little easier.
  3. Plan to stay into the evening to capture all of the holiday lights and decor as they light up after sun down.
  4. Stay for Harmonious, the new Epcot nighttime fireworks and light display show.
  5. Don’t miss the Candlelight Processional. With a dining package, you can get priority seating as well!

Menus:

American Holiday Table 

  • Slow-roasted Turkey with BEN’S ORIGINAL Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Cranberry Sauce – $5.75, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Holiday Pot Pie with Jackfruit, Mushrooms, Carrots, Peas, Onions, and Puff Pastry (Plant-based) – $5.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Pumpkin Gingerbread Cheesecake with Cranberry Whipped Cream and Candied Pumpkin Seeds – $4.50, DDP Snack Eligible  
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE Dark Chocolate (Holiday Cookie Stroll) – $2.50, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Bright White Ale – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Eggnog White Porter – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Peppermint Chocolate Stout – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Regional White Wine – $7.00
  • Regional Red Wine – $6.00
  • Beer Flight – $9.75

Bavaria Holiday Kitchen

Food Items:

  • Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce, Spätzle, and Braised Red Cabbage – $6.25, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes – $8.25, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Linzer Cookie (Holiday Cookie Stroll) – $2.50, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Hard Apple Cider – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Prost Fiest Beer – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Doppelbock Beer – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Regional Riesling – $6.00
  • Glühwein: House-made hot spiced wine – $9.00
  • Beer Flight – $9.75

Chestnuts & Good Cheer

Food Items:

  • Cinnamon-glazed Almonds (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; (New Item) – $5.25, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Cinnamon-glazed Cashews (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; New Item) – $5.25,DDP Snack Eligible
  • Cinnamon-glazed Pecans (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; New Item) – $5.25, DDP Snack Eligible 
  • Fire-roasted Chestnuts (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; New Item)- $5.25, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • AMERICAN HERITAGE Gourmet Hot Cocoa (Non-alcoholic; New Item) – $3.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog (nonalcoholic) – $3.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Sweet Nutty Stout, Orlando (New Item) – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • AMERICAN HERITAGE Gourmet Hot Cocoa with Peanut Butter Whiskey, Whipped Cream, and Candied Nuts (New Item) – $11.00
  • T.G. Lee Eggnog with Peanut Butter Whiskey (New Item) – $11.00

Donut Box

Food Items

  • Pumpkin Cake Donut with Pumpkin Spice Icing (New Item) – $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Holiday Donut with Coconut and Crisp Pearls (New Item) – $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Chocolate Peppermint Donut (New Item) – $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Eggnog-Cream-filled Donut with Cinnamon Icing and Crumbled Gingersnap Cookies (New Item) – $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Gingerbread Milkshake (nonalcoholic) – $4.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Gingerbread Stout (New Item) – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Gingerbread Milkshake with Whipped Cream Vodka – $11.00

Holiday Hearth Desserts

Food Items:

  • Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing – $4.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie – $5.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Snowball Cookies – $4.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Peppermint Bark(Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $6.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Mouse Crunch – $6.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Gingerbread Cookie (Holiday Cookie Stroll) – $2.50, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (non-alcoholic) – $3.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Cinnamon Apple Cider (Non-alcoholic; New Item) – $3.75, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps – $12.00

Holiday Sweets and Treats

Food Items:

  • Peppermint Sundae: Chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, and peppermint candy (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $5.25, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Exclusive Redemption Cookie (Holiday Cookie Stroll) – $3.00, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Hot Cocoa (nonalcoholic) – $3.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea (nonalcoholic) – $4.25, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Eggnog White Porter – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Coquito Beer (New Item) – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • S’mores Black Lager (New Item) – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Hot Cocoa with assorted alcoholic cordials – $11.00
  • Chocolate Peppermint Shake featuring Twinings Peppermint Cheer Tea and Whipped Cream Vodka – $11.00
  • Beer Flight – $9.75

L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen

Food Items:

  • Pastrami on Rye with House-made Pickles and Deli Mustard $5.25, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Smoked Salmon Potato Latke (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $5.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Potato Latkes (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; Plant-based) – $4.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Sufganiyot: Mini jelly-filled donuts – $3.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Black and White Cookie (Plant-based; Holiday Cookie Stroll) – $2.50, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Hanukkah Beer – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Blue Cosmo Cocktail – $11.00

Las Posadas Holiday Kitchen

Food Items:

  • Giant Tostada de Chorizo: Chorizo served on a giant tostada with chipotle black bean purée, salsa verde, queso cotija, crema mexicana, and pickled onion – $9.75, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Tamal de Barbacoa: Shredded barbacoa beef in a corn masa topped with ranchera salsa, queso cotija, and crema Mexicana (Gluten/Wheat Friendly; New Item) – $7.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Dulce de Leche Churros sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar – $5.95, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Cranberry-Cinnamon Margarita: Apple-cinnamon infused mezcal, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice with a cinnamon-sugar rim (New Item) – $13.50
  • Horchata Margarita: Tequila blanco, corn whiskey, horchata, and cinnamon horchata rum – $13.00
  • Mistletoe Cerveza: Lager with blackcurrant liqueur (New Item) – 6 oz. $7.00 / 12 oz $13.00

Le Marche De Noel Holiday Kitchen 

Food Items:

  • Napoleon de Saumon Fumé en Brioche: Smoked salmon napoleon with layers of smoked salmon, dill mousse, and crème fraîche mousse served in brioche (New Item) – $8.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Dinde Forestière, Patates Douces Rôties: Turkey with bacon, mushrooms, and onions in a mustard cream sauce served with roasted sweet potatoes (New Item) – $7.25, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Bûche de Noël Chocolat Blanc, Framboise: Chocolate Christmas log with chocolate biscuit, white chocolate mousse, raspberry cream, and chocolate fudge coating (New Item) – $6.25, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini: Vanilla vodka, vodka, chocolate milk, and whipped cream – $12.50
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – $6.50
  • Rosé Sparkling Wine, Pink Flamingo – $12.50
  • Cranberry Mimosa: Sparkling wine with orange juice and cranberry syrup – $9.75

Mele Kalikimaka

Food Items:

  • Kālua Pork with Okinawa Purple Sweet Potatoes and Mango Salad – $5.25, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, Salmon Roe, Yuzu-Mayonnaise, and Yucca Chips (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $6.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Haupia: Hawaiian Coconut Pudding with Candied Macadamia Nuts and Coconut – $4.50, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Hawaiian Pale Wheat Ale (New Item) – 6 oz. $5.00 / 12 oz. $9.00
  • Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL – $12.00
  • Melon Breeze with Spiced Rum – $14.00

Shi Wasu Holiday Kitchen

Food Items:

  • Chirashi Sushi Tree: Sashimi-grade tuna, salmon, ikura, and yellowtail with vegetables decorated on an artistic bed of rice to celebrate the holidays – $6.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • New Year Celebration Soba: Buckwheat soba noodle in a hot dashi soup with shrimp tempura, fish cake, shiitake mushrooms, and chopped green onion – $8.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Mont Blanc Tart: Matcha mousse tart with a sweet red bean center sprinkled with konpeito sugar candy – $6.00, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Chocolate Banana Boba: Cocoa, Japanese milky drink, banana syrup, and strawberry popping boba pearls (nonalcoholic; New Item) – $5.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Sparkling Plum Wine (New Item) – $8.00
  • Chocolate Tokyo Banana: Cocoa, Japanese milky drink, banana syrup, and vodka (New Item) – $8.00
  • Pomegranate Draft Lager: Rice lager with hints of pomegranate and lemon (New Item) – 6 oz $5.00 / 12 oz $9.00

Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina

Food Items:

  • Grilled Kebabs with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aïoli (New Item): Lamb Kefta OR Harissa Chicken: $5.75, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Fig Tapenade, and Zhoug Dip – $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Almond-spiced Cake with Ginger Mousse, Orange Ganache, and Sesame Tuile (New Item) – $4.75, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Lavender Apple Hard Cider (New Item) – $5.00 / $9.00
  • Ginger Tumeric Hard Cider – $5.00 / $9.00
  • Spicy Nutmeg Hard Cider – $5.00 / $9.00
  • Fig Cocktail with Sparkling Wine, Fig Vodka, and Cranberry Juice (New Item) – $11.00
  • Cider Flight – $9.75

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen 

Food Items:

  • Mezzelune Croccanti: Crispy half-moon breaded mozzarella-filled ravioli with pomodoro sauce – $12.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Ravioli: Shrimp ravioli in scampi sauce with white wine, garlic, lemon zest, and parsley (New Item) – $13.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Bomboloni alla Cioccolato-Nocciola: Chocolate-filled Italian doughnut with chocolate-hazelnut spread and powdered sugar (New Item) – $11.00, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Pinot Grigio – $10.00
  • Chianti – $10.00
  • Prosecco – $10.00
  • Moscato – $11.00
  • Rose Regale – $11.00
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco – $11.00
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon – $11.00
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello – $11.00
  • Pilsner – 6 oz $6.00 / 12 oz. $10.00

Yukon Holiday Kitchen

Food Items:

  • Seared Scallops with Parsnip Silk, Apple Chutney, and Hazelnut Croquant – $6.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Beef Bourguignon with Crushed Potatoes – $6.00, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Maple Bûche de Noël: Maple mousse and cranberry rolled in gingerbread chiffon cake – $4.75, DDP Snack Eligible
  • SNICKERS-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS bar pieces (Holiday Cookie Stroll; New Item) – $2.50, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Frozen Coffee (nonalcoholic) – $4.50, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Maple Cinnamon Coffee Beer  – 6 oz $5.00 / 12 oz $9.00
  • Maple Cookie Blonde Ale (New Item) – 6 oz $5.00 / 12 oz $9.00
  • Peanut Butter & Banana Porter (New Item) – 6 oz $5.00 / 12 oz $9.00
  • Icewine, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario – $14.00
  • Red Wine, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario – $8.00
  • Frozen Coffee with Whisky – $12.00
  • Beer Flight  $9.75

MORE Festival of the Holidays Food Offerings

There’s more than just food at the Holiday Kitchens in store!

Funnel Cake (The American Adventure)

Food Item:

  • Mini Pumpkin Pie Funnel Cake:  Pumpkin funnel cake topped with ice cream, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbles (New Item) – $9.50

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company All Locations:

Beverage:

  • Carolers’ Cold Brew – Joffrey’s French Roast Cold Brew with brown butter toffee, swiss chocolate syrup, and sweet cream topped with whipped cream and TWIX bar pieces (New Item) – $6.39

Lotus Blossom Café (China)

Food Items:

  • House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons

Beverages:

  • Fireworks: Tequila gold, vodka, orange juice, and mango syrup

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

  • Coconut-Pineapple Cake with DOLE Whip (New Item) – $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible

Beverages:

  • Midnight Lager (New Item) – $9.75
  • Nairobi Coffee Dark Beer (New Item) – $9.75
  • Spicy Cinnamon Hard Cider – $9.75

Refreshment Port

Food Items:

  • Coquito Soft-Serve Waffle Cone (New Item) – $5.25, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Turkey Poutine – French fries with turkey gravy, cranberry relish, and crispy onions – $9.00
  • Traditional Poutine – $7.50

Beverages:

  • Cranberry Hard Cider (New Item) – $9.75
  • Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cocktail (New Item) – $11.00
  • Coquito Soft-serve with Spiced Rum (New Item) – $12.00

The Tea Caddy (Shop in the United Kingdom pavilion)

Beverages:

  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy with Honey – $3.99, DDP Snack Eligible
  • Twinings Iced Christmas Toddy with Honey and Drambuie Scotch whisky – $9.39

Holiday Market Champagne Bar

  • Nicolas Feuillatte Brut – $14.00
  • Vueve Clicquot Brut – $14.00
  • Kir Royale with Nicola Fuillatte – $14.00
  • Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial – $27.00
  • Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut – $27.00
  • Vueve Clicquot Demi-Sac – $27.00
  • Ruinart – $27.00
  • Dom Perignon – $45.00
  • Kronenbourg Blanc – $9.86
  • Kronenbourg 1664 – $9.86

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisseire

  • Buche de Noël- $8.75

More Information:

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